Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2007 Fleer, Redux

If you found this lying on the ground, maybe in a rainy ditch, would you pick it up? Even if it was a little wet around the edges, maybe slightly scuffed with dirt and a touch of gasoline? Would you scoff at it, saying things like, "it's not even REAL Fleer"?

What if this was in a 75% off markdown bin at the local big box store, piled in with a bunch of leftover Halloween candy. You only have enough change to rescue the Omnipresent Mr. Griffey or a bag of slightly squished Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? What do you choose?

Actually, there's no real story behind this pack at all. I already posted a pack of this last month (oops), but this one is different. The cards are different! Different cards!

295 - Kris Benson
246 - Aaron Harang

209 - Josh Willingham (What if you woke up one morning and you were traded to the Washington Nationals? Okay, fine, I'll turn off the What-If Machine.)
117 - Jay Payton

119 - Mike Mussina Mini Die-Cut (Not bad. I didn't get one of these in my other pack. It looks like they tried to make the die cut look like they just cut off the border of a regular card, but it's slightly smaller than that.)

332 - Josh Fields (RC) (When do we get to see this guy? It seems like people have been talking about him for years now. Was he hurt last year?)
359 - Ryan Feierabend (RC) (This is the guy that the Mariners call up at the end of the year when all of the other pitchers are too injured and/or incompetent.)

RS-JP - Jonathan Papelbon Rookie Sensations (As states previously, I like these gaudy looking cards. But not Papelbon...)

RS-CJ - Conor Jackson (Nice. Two in a row. I probably got some poor kid's Rookie Sensation while he ended up with an extra Brad Ausmus base card.)

400 - Ryan Zimmerman Nationals Checklist (According to Wikipedia, his walk up music is "Superstar" by Lupe Fiasco.)

1 comment:

The Baseball Card Snob said...

I made the mistake of buying 2 boxes of this stuff before realizing Fleer f'ed us again with an expanded factory set.

Would you be willing to trade the Mussina mini and these 83 118 209 218 399?

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