There Were Nine Packs Of 2012 Panini Cooperstown In My Christmas Stocking. Come See What I Pulled!!!
I have to say that my wife and kids did a solid job this year of sticking to the theme of baseball for me this holiday season. And what is even more nice, is that they went out of their way to surprise me with a few things that I did not ask for, but will certainly enjoy.
Case in point – The nine packs of 2012 Panini Cooperstown baseball cards that were in my stocking!!!
I was so surprised by this gift that I didn’t even rip the packs open until the day after the holiday.
But, they have all been scanned now and I am ready to share them with you.
Here we go:
Pack 1 – favorite card Willie Stargell
Pack 2 – Ozzie, Cal, Nolan Ryan, and a Ty Cobb induction card
Pack 3 – Hall history, Jackie, Cal, and a classic card of umpire Al Barlick!
Pack 4 – lots of vintage players
Pack 5 – Banks, Foxx, Ryno, and a sweet High Praise card of Johnny Bench
Pack 6 – Eh….
Pack 7 – Yount. And the Museum Pieces card of Christy Mathewson’s cap is pretty nice…
Pack 8 – Winfield, Brooks, Gwynn, and a fire marshall.
Pack 9 – Carter and Campy!
Unfortunately, I did not pull a Dawson or Jenkins or Palmer or Reggie or Morgan or Billy or Ron…
But, I do really like these cards. I enjoy the look back at the players that make up the Hall of Fame, and I have to be honest when I say that there are many in the packs that I got that I have never heard of.
The design of the cards is appealing to me, though I don’t really care for so many cut-off images just for the sake of keeping team logos out of the card’s images.
I also have to say that I was a bit surprised by how many doubles I pulled. I don’t know how many total cards can be found in the set, but I have more doubles than what I expected considering that you only get five cards per pack.
So, I have a little organizing to do. Am I considering collecting the base set? Yes. Will I? Time will tell. But for now, I will collate my cards and then compare it to the checklist to see what kind of effort it would take to complete the whole thing.
Did you see anything you liked in there? Anything that you may need for your sets or player collections? If so, let me know. Maybe we can make a few trades to get us both closer to where we want to be with this set. Let me know.
Thanks for reading!! And ‘Thanks’ again to my family for the great surprise in my stocking.