I'll be taking a break periodically from the Five...Five Dollar...Five Dollar Group Break to return to something I started on this blog last year, my own personal top pulls of the year. This year's pack highlights might not tickle the fancy of every reader, depending upon geographical location and franchise affiliation. Heck, there's even one this year that sneaks in because the guy has a funny name. Rhyme and, yes, reason, will be explored for each of this year's top five cards pulled out of packs during calendar 2008.
I have already torn in, now let's take a peek, shall we?
Card: 2008 Upper Deck Timeline #TM-PF Prince Fielder Timeline Memorabilia
From: Target Blaster box
Why I Love This Card: Believe it or not, this is actually the first Brewers memorabilia or autograph card I've pulled out of an actual pack. After two solid years of Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, to name a few, I finally got one of my hometown heroes.
Thanks to many of you guys and girls, I've got a nice collection of Brewers memorabilia cards, but there's nothing compared to getting a jersey card of the team you cheer your heart out for after pulling back that shiny wrapper, Charlie Bucket-style. Shit makes old men wanna dance.
Last year's #1 top pull was also Prince. (Somehow this card is still intact. Any ideas how much it would sell for?)
I'd like to hear your stories of the first home team jersey or auto card you have pulled. Let's hear 'em.
If you don't want to share, you can still take a look back at the Top 5 Pulls of 2007 ----------> #5 #4 #3 #2 #1