Sunday, January 11, 2009

Five Dollar Group Break: Cubs, Nationals/Expos, Twins

Team: Cubs
Buyer: gritz76
Number of cards: 35
Best card: 2005 Donruss Timber & Threads #TT-27 Mark Prior Game-Used Bat

Comments: The Prior came from the sole pack of 2005 Donruss that came in one of the cubes. In a bit of foreshadowing, the same pack also contained an AUTO card. I think a couple of guys should keep their fingers crossed if they haven't seen their team posted yet. The Cubs pile also had a couple of Zambrano Wal-Mart cards modeled after 1992 Topps, but I just can't bring myself to show a picture of that guy on this blog. You'll just have to make do with a Goose Gossage card that makes it plain to see that Rich had all of his money tied up in 'Stache Futures in '89...

...and the only football card that snuck into the massive lot, some guy by the name of Cap Boso. According to Beckett, this is Boso's only card (and RC by default) despite the fact that the back of the card lists his NFL experience at five years. Boy, am I lucky no one picked the White Sox, or else I would have had to break up some fisticuffs and make the heart-wrenching decision as to who this card would have gone to.

Team: Nationals/Expos
Buyer: Zpop
Number of cards: 30
Best card: 2000 Upper Deck #282 Milton Bradley Star Rookie

Comments: Some nice cards form this hybrid franchise, including a '93 Fleer Ultra Delino DeShields showing him in his Mark Kelso-modded batting helmet...

...and a Jon Rauch card. Did you know that the name Rauch comes from the German verb rauchen, which means "to smoke"? I'm not sure what kind of heat this guy throws, but I think a more appropriate last name would be Hoch, German for "tall." (Rauch stands 6'11".) Four years of high school Deutsch are finally paying off.

Team: Twins
Buyer: Zpop
Number of cards: 33
Best card: 2006 Upper Deck #285 Torii Hunter, for spectacular photography

Comments: Frank Viola gets credit for his 1988 A.L. Cy Young accomplishment, and there were several Justin Morneau cards.


gritz76 said...

This was more fun than any high end break I've ever done. I'm going to scour ebay for some junk lots and steal your idea. Only because it was a great one!(Even for a Brewers fan) Thanks agian!

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