Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Are you supposed to pull cards like this in Dollar Tree repacks?
Two weeks ago, I stopped by the Dollar Tree and there were zero baseball packs. Nada. I was disappointed, as I had seen a few people stumble upon 30 card PressTine repacks.
I begrudgingly stopped back in this past Saturday, as I needed a few bubble mailers. I know there are other places to get them a little cheaper, but these come in packs of two for a dollar. So snagging 5 packs leaves me with ten new, fresh bubble mailers. That’s not too bad.
I swung around to where the cards are, just in case, and lo and behold, there was a fresh, gravity-type box of PressTine 30 card repacks! I couldn’t believe it! They must’ve just been open, as the packs were still neatly in there. If only I could experience this at Target, knowing the packs hadn’t been sifted through.
I ended up snagging 7 packs. It was tempting to get more, but it’s important to remember that probably 25 of 30 cards are junk. There weren’t too many great cards showing, but I snagged a few with some Bowman prospects, as you never know. I also snagged one with a 2016 Bowman Masahiro Tanaka on the front, as that’s not a bad card to get.
However, within one of the packs, I was shocked to find this card:
Front and back, what a cool card! It was certainly an outlier across all packs, that’s for sure. Unlike Fairfield repacks which guarantee X HOFs or the chance of a hit, these don’t do anything of the sort. While perhaps not a traditional hit, a low-numbered (162/250) insert card of a current and probable future Hall of Famer is pretty damn cool. This is from 2004 Donruss Elite, and is a green parallel within the Passing the Torch set.
I’ll show more of the cards from the other packs in a future post, as there were a few decent cards you’d expect in a repack. But honestly, this card blew all the others away.