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Finds From The National Part 6: Addendum to Non-Nats

So I was digging through my cards last night, working on getting them more organized, and realized I was nowhere near the end of my National finds. Let us continue…

2009 Goodwin Preview

2009 Goodwin Preview

Everything in this entry is from the 2009 Upper Deck box, which wasn’t as devoid of quality cards as I first thought. Sure, I would have liked an auto, but for 29 bucks, I’m pretty happy with what I got. The Goodwin previews are excellent, and actually holding them and seeing them rather than seeing them on a blog makes me want to try to go back and get some.

I thought this was just a standard StarQuest card until I moved it a certain way in the light and realized it was a black Ultra-Rare. Pleasant surprise, I have to say, and though I generally don’t care for the StarQuest cards, I like the way this one works with the colors and shiny material.

2009 Upper Deck Gold

Finally, I got an Upper Deck Gold. I really don’t know anything about these, but they’re okay, I guess.

All in all, it was a worthy box. I have two more non-Nats entries coming, one dedicated to throwback cards I found, and one to my Jim Palmers. So we’re almost there…

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Saturday Break #1: 2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot

So I’d been eyeing this tin at the Target near my house for a nearly a month, and last night I decided it was just time to go for it. Here’s the tin:

Sweet Spot Tin

Three packs, guaranteed hit, AND a tin? Sure, why not? I knew the cards were gorgeous, too. Here’s what I got, in no particular order:

Panel 1

Ivan Rodriguez, Carlos Zambrano, Jason Bay

Panel 2

Grady Sizemore, Cole Hamels, Phil Hughes

Panel 3

Alex  Gordon, Johnny Mize YSL, Travis Hafner

Panel 4

John Smoltz, Scott Rolen, Joba Chamberlain

Panel 5

Jimmy Rollins, Travis Hafner Sweet Swatch, David Ortiz

Panel 6

Ryan Zimmerman (woo! Got two of these), Daisuke Matzusaka, Josh Hamilton

Panel 7

Babe Ruth YSL, Robinson Cano, Ken Griffey Jr.

Panel 8

Ryan Howard, Chris Carpenter, Waite Hoyt YSL

Overall, metric load of Yankee cards, somehow managed doubles of Zimmerman, Zambrano, and Rodriguez, and pulled a Pronk GU card. Not a bad haul. If you’re interested in any of these, comment or drop me a line, and we can work something out.

I also picked up an 09 Spectrum Blaster…will be hitting the highlights on that soon.

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