Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Greatest Pull Ever

the boys over at cards beyond oceans   are running a cool, long term contest.  it's so cool, and it's so long term, that you may still be able to join even though its a couple to few weeks running.  if you're not in yet, git on over there and join.  if the join deadline passed, git on over anyways, as it's the awesome new blog in town, with plenty of varied posts.  they even run interviews !

but dont go  over there just yet. check out below for the reason behind this post.  the latest part of the contest was to post your greatest pull ever.  

back in the day i was buying a lot of donruss as i dug the new style (for the time) featuring game action photography that bled to the edge of the card, and subtle shiny-ness on every card.  they also designed great inserts.

 i rip a pack one day and i spy, right on top, one of these 'bomb squad' inserts. nice ! next card, it's another one !  next card - it's another one.   i pulled a friggin' hot pack !  every bloody card was a bomb squad card.  the whole set in one pack !  awesome, totally awesome !

the set's got a coupla meh's, and a couple of legendary cheaters.  i don't think it's particularly valuable in beckett - i'm guessing, since i haven't bothered to check on that in years.  it's doesn't even involve a great like ruth or ryan or campy. 

but i'll never break it up or trade it away because every time i see the binder page containing these bad boys, i'm reminded why i collect.  it's the thrill of ripping a pack and catching lightning inside.
i love it !


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