After picking the shelves clean at Target, I've got the last of my Chrome packs to share.
Let's tear in.
Top to Bottom:
205 Jim Thome (Remember toys made by the company Tomy, pronounced the same way as Jim's name? I don't remember having any, but I recall one of my de facto childhood playmates, a kid of my mom's friend, having many of these. They were usually weird robots and wind-up stuff, often somehow indistinctly, yet undeniably less violent than the toys I owned, and therefore less fun. Somehow I think that if Jim Thome swallowed a quarter, it would be much harder to retrieve it than it would from this guy.)
217 Brett Myers
85 Carl Crawford Refractor (A basic rule of thumb is that the more a card has going on, the more bells and whistles it has, the weirder it scans. Refractors, however, tell this conventional wisdom to take a flying fock, as they scan beautifully. Any optics experts out there who would care to explain?)
304 Jose Garcia (RC)
Not a bad pack. I'm still trying to decide if this edition is better than this year's. As other APAD contributors have pointed out, two inserts per four-card-pack makes set-building a difficult proposition. If it's inserts and parallels you're after, then 2008 is for you.