In the meantime, this is only my second-ever blaster, following the box of 2007 Bowman Heritage that I ripped back in January. I may be losing my mind, as the first thing I did when I popped open this box was to take a nice long whiff. It smelled like cardboard. I was going to give you a scan of the blaster itself, but it's a pain wedging it onto the scanner bed. So here's the pack design:
195 Ryan Zimmerman - As you can see, he's playing volleyball with Jupiter, the largest planet of our solar system.
91 John Lackey
1 Eric Byrnes Mini - The bottom of the card is scuffed. Perhaps Eric's dog did it...
GG-NM Nick Markakis Goudey Graphs - Actual dialogue uttered by me: "Nice, Nick Markakis."
"Holy crap, it's autographed!"
74 Andrew Miller
22 David Ortiz - The only Red Sox player I would ever describe as "lovable".
152 Tom Gorzelanny - Eww, Gorzo! Between him and Lackey, there's a WHOLE lotta ugly in this pack.
225 Steve Carlton SP - Lefty closes things out. The card back describes his excellent 1972 season: 27 wins, 1.97 ERA. As an O's fan, I would kill for 17 wins and a 2.97 ERA.
Geez, the rest of this blaster is just gravy now. By comparison, I paid three times as much for a hobby box of 2008 Topps Heritage and got NO auto or relic. I don't care if it's a lucky pull, that's another point for Upper Deck. Back tomorrow with Pack 2: This IS "A Pack A Day", after all.