I got some birthday money earlier this month from my grandmother. I was dead set on using some of the money on a box of cards. Since I had time to contemplate what type of box I could get, I came up with a listing of criteria for my purchase.
My list of criteria was:
1. A set that I opened none or very few packs of.
2. A box with at least two "hits" in it.
3. The design of the base set was to my liking.
4. The price was under 50 bucks.
So, 2008 Goudey fit the bill. I was ready to make my purchase and bust open some packs. I have acquired some cards from this set. Most of the base set and inserts were new to me. The "hits" that I got was really nice. I already traded the Nick Swisher auto that I pulled. The Swisher found a nice home with the Chronicles of Fuji. I forgot to take a photo of it before I mailed it out. It was a rookie mistake. Check out Fuji's blog if you want to see it.
Eddie Murray is rockin' a nice 'fro. The Evan Longoria is not only his rookie card it is also an error card. Jeter is pictured on the bottom but the card states "Ken Griffey Jr. Says."
Night Owls, a Red Sox pitcher named Clay Buchholz. He has some zombie eyes. Buchholz has a creepy, terminator look. Maybe Night Owl is right, Buchholz is a weird looking dude.
I also have many more base cards for trade. If anyone is working on this set, send me over a want list. This set looks fine, but I'm not really a set collector. I am much more comfortable in my realm of player/team collector. This also gives me a lot of trade bait for the set builders of the community.
This was a fun box break. I got two good hits and a nice serial numbered mini. I also got some good PC cards that I may show in a later post. The trade bait cards that I have just shown should bring in even more cards for my PC.
The base set is what drew me into buying this box. The base set and the hits were the best part of this break. The box was definitely worth the price.