Friday, June 27, 2008

2008 Tristar Projections

While at Wal-Mart (yes, again.. Look, there is not much in the way of big-town card shopping around these here parts.. LOL), I spotted one of the 16-packs-per-box chase package for a 1954 and/or 1957 pack of Topps/Bowman. I decided to plunk down the twenty bucks, and basically waste my money in the name of opening packs for APAD. :-)

The first pack out of the box is a 2008 Tristar Pro-Jections. The pack has 8 cards per pack, and one may find "Pro Debut" cards, Mirror cards, etc.

The cards themselves are actually pretty nicely laid out. The player is featured as a "cut-out" with no background. There is a red stripe that runs across the midsection of the card that has baseball stitching (my guess would be The player's name is in silver foil, as is the team name. The upper right corner features the TriStar Projections logo, and the bottom center of the card features the minor league team logo (or MLB team logo if the player has been invited to the bigs).

I actually pulled a mirror card in this pack - Wilmer Font of the Rangers. The mirror card is a very nice 'throwback' to the days when parallels were simple!

As you can see, Casey Crosby has nothing better to do than study the cup in his hand - perhaps he is contemplating his future as big leaguer and drug testing....

It's a neat pack of cards, and a nice break from the 'big boys' who seem to have forgotten what collectors actually like...

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