Daily Archives: November 25, 2009

1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #6

I bring you the sixth and final pack of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – Harold Reynolds, Kevin Mitchell, Fernando Valenzuela, Mark Langston, and a ‘1917 Revisited’ Chicago White Sox team card.

Pick Of The Pack – Bert Blyleven – easily the happiset baseball card I have ever seen!!!

1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #5

I bring you the fifth of six packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – Jose Oquendo, Darren Daulton, Mike LaValliere, Gary Sheffield, Charlie Hayes, Jack Morris – Team Checklist

Pick Of The Pack – Barry Bonds – Team checklist

 

1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #4

I bring you the fourth of six packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – Tom Browning, Ellis Burks, Ozzie Guillen, Robby Thompson, Sandy Alomar Jr.

Pick Of The Pack – Rafael Palmeiro – Team checklist

1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #3

I bring you the third of six packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – Willie McGee, Tim Raines, Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.

Pick Of The Pack – It’s a 3-way tie:  Mike Mussina rookie card, Luis Gonzalez rookie card, and a Frank Thomas 2nd year card!!!

1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #2

I bring you the second of six packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – BJ Surhoff, David Wells, Bret Saberhagen – Team Checklist, Jamie Moyer

Pick Of The Pack – Darryl Strawberry.  Just Look at that smile – Straw must have just signed his contract with the Dodgers!!!

 

1991 Upper Deck Baseball – Pack Break #1

I bring you the first of six packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…

Notable – Todd Hundley, Mark Lemke, Todd Benzinger, Gary Gaetti – Twins Checklist, Dennis Martinez.

Pick Of The Pack – This was a toss-up between Cecil Fielder and Tony Gwynn.  The vote has to go to Gwynn for his HOF resume, but ‘Big Daddy’ was awesome in the early 90’s!!

 

I Busted 6 Packs Of 1991 Upper Deck Baseball Cards This Morning…

You may recall that at the baseball card show I attended almost two weeks ago I walked away with a box of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards for just $5.00.  If not, you can re-live that glorious purchase here.

That box sat on the desk in my home office in its original seal until this morning when I got the urge to rip open a few packs.

I have to say that 18 years later Upper Deck is still impressive.  I remember as a kid when I collected these that the cards were the best quality I had seen.  And now 18 years after their release, the quality of the cardboard and photography still holds up very well.

As a vintage collector, I do enjoy the wax pack versus UD’s foil wrapper.  But other than that, the 1991 Upper Deck product is superb.

I have to say that there are some cards in these packs that would look great signed – I may have to use a bunch of these for some TTM request…

And wait until you see what pack #3 unveils – this is easily the best pack of cards I have busted in 15 years(Ok, so I was out of the hobby for 14 years)!!!!  Still, it’s awesome by today’s standards so I imagine that in 1991 it was like winning the lottery!!!

 

Stay tuned to ’30-YOC’ all day today as I will bring you the results of each and every pack I tore through.  And if you see something you like, ask for it!!  You may just get it!!!

And The Contest Winner Is..

… Dave R  from the blog ‘Dinks And Dunks’!!!!

Here is how the scoring broke down:

Tim – Andrew Bailey, Andrew McCutchen, Zack Greinke, Chris Carpenter, Joe Mauer, Derek Jeter(2nd), Albert Pujols, Chase Utley(2nd)  8

WickedOrtega – Matt Wieters, Chris Coghlan, Zack Greinke, Chris Carpenter, Joe Mauer, Ben Zobrist(2nd), Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez(2nd)  9

Jordan – Matt Wieters, JA Happ, Zack Grienke, Chris Carpenter, Joe Mauer, Derek Jeter(2nd), Albert Pujols, Raul Ibanez(2nd)  6

Dan – Andrew Bailey, JA Happ, Zack Greinke, Adam Wainwright, Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira(2nd), Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard(2nd)  9

Charles Beatley – Andrew Bailey, Chris Coghlan, Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainright, Derek Jeter, Joe Mauer(2nd), Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard(2nd)  6

unclemoe – Andrew Bailey, Chris Coghlan, Felix Hernandez, Tim Lincecum, Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira(2nd), Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard(2nd)   11

Dave R – Andrew Bailey, Chris Coghlan, Zack Greinke, Tim Lincecum, Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira(2nd), Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard(2nd)    13

BroadStreetBully – Gordon Beckham, JA Happ, Zack Greinke, Chris Carpenter, Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira(2nd),  Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder(2nd)  7

Congratulations Dave!!!  With a score of 13 out of a possible 14 points you aced this years ‘Pick the Award Winners’ contest!!!

Please send me your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, I did very well predicting the Award winners too.  A perfect 14 our of 14 for ’30-YOC’!!!!  Too Sweet!!!!