I'm back again with the eighth (out of twelve) pack in my box of 2001 Topps Stadium Club. In the last pack, I found a 15-year old expired redemption card for a dirt relic plus a whole lot of duplicate base cards. Let's hope pack 8 is a bit kinder to me.
22. Jeromy Burnitz - Needed it!
Right off the bat I get a card I need for my set, nice!
40. Jim Thome
42. Mo Vaughn
47. Ray Durham
48. Dean Palmer
53. Jose Canseco - Needed it!
I'll take it, another new one for my set.
56. Bob Abreu
70. Chuck Knoblauch - Needed it!
Alright, I hit my goal of three new cards for the pack. Of course, after the last pack I'm feeling a bit greedy...let's hope I get some more new stuff!
85. Edgar Renteria
88. Luis Gonzalez
91. Carlos Feebles
95. Mike Mussina
96. Gary Sheffield
112. Omar Vizquel - Needed it!
Super! A fourth new card - excellent news for me!
120. Bret Boone
200. Adam Pettyjohn
Diamond Pearls: DP7. Jeff Bagwell
And if you want to know which card was ruined by the Diamond Pearls insert, it was Fernando Vina being the unlucky one. I lucked out there though because I already had Vina in my set.
That finishes off pack #8. I ended up with another eight duplicates from the box which wasn't great but at least I augmented that with four brand new cards for my set. At this point, I think that's actually a fine trade.
For the box as a whole, I'm pretty bummed that my one promised hit from the box was a long ago expired redemption, but otherwise this box has been a fun bust. There are still four more packs, I could get lucky I guess!
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