Thursday, August 21, 2008

Trade Me, Something-A-Ruther: Tom the Ripper

The man with the most unique pack break videos on YouTube has sent in his entry. Here's his twenty.

Card #1 1988 Donruss Baseball's Best David Cone

If you think 1988 D'Russ was bad, imagine it with orange borders. That's 1988 Donruss Baseball's Best. They don't call this "Halloween Set" for nothing. (One Point)

Card #2 1996 Finest Chipper Jones

Sorry, I already have this card. (Zero Points)

Card #3 1996 Pinnacle Denny's Frank Thomas

Upper Deck wasn't the only company in the 90s with hologram cards. (Five Points)

Card #4 1997 Invincible Mike Piazza

I guess it was inevitable. Our first card from a shit set. (-One Point)

Card #5 1998 Score All Score Team Tony Gwynn

Again, another card I already have. Check the wantlists, jerky. (Zero Points)

Card #6 1999 Invincible Derrek Lee

Memo to future TMS-A-R contestants: Anything made by Pacific is shit. (-One Point)

Card #7-#9 A Trio of 1999 Upper Deck PowerDeck CD-ROMs

PowerDeck is a set that's a lot like 2001 Donruss: So bad, it's good. Greg Maddux, Pudge Rodriguez, and Jose Canseco are the CD-ROMs that were sent. (15 Points + 15 Point Secret Set Bonus)

Card #10 1999 Upper Deck PowerDeck Powerful Moments A-ROD CD-ROM

Wrap your minds around this: A CD-ROM insert card. (Five Points + Five Point Secret Set Bonus)

Card #11 1999 Upper Deck PowerDeck Auxiliary Greg Maddux

The PowerDeck Auxiliaries were the plain-paper "base cards" in this product. (One Point)

Card #12 2000 Upper Deck PowerDeck Mark McGwire CD-ROM

I completely forget that UD made this set again in 2000. (Five Points)

Card #13 2006 Fleer Lumber Company Miguel Tejada
Card #14 2006 Fleer Smoke 'n Heat John Smoltz

God I miss Fleer. (Ten Points)

Card #15 2006 Ultra RBI Kings Hideki Matusi
Card #16 2006 Ultra Diamond Producers David Wright

Like I said, God I miss Fleer. (Ten Points)

Card #17 2006 Upper Deck Player Highlights David Ortiz

You can't go wrong with Big Papi. (Five Points)

Card #18 2006 Upper Deck Speed to Burn Scott Podsednik

This guy completely fucked up my fantasy team last year. (Five Points)

Card #19 2006 Upper Deck Special F/X Star Attractions Josh Beckett.

At first I thought this was from the regular Upper Deck product. Then I flipped it over and saw the refractor-like sheen and knew it was from Special F/X (a.k.a. Upper Deck Chrome). You all know how I feel about chrome. (-Five Points)

Card #20 2007 Upper Deck 1989 Reprints Reggie Jackson.

Hey look, it's a card of Reggie Jackson in his old California Angels uniform! (Five Points + Another Five Points because this is such an awesome card)

Grand Total: 85 Points

1 comment:

Tom the Ripper said...

doh, i was hoping those crazy Pacific cards were secret set. Didn't I send you a Griffey powerdeck cd-rom too?