Yesterday, I began the process of ripping my final box from my Christmas 2015 haul. Today, it's time to rip open pack #2.
2. Chipper Jones
25. Barry Bonds - needed it!
Oh good, we start off with a card I need quickly - and a pretty big name from 2001 to boot!
49. Jorge Posada
54. Tim Salmon
77. Shane Spencer - needed it!
I could have sworn I had two or three copies of this card - I'm hoping my want list didn't lie to me.
103. Derek Bell
105. Jeff Cirillo - needed it!
That's three from this pack, the number I consider to be a success.
139. Mike Redmond
151. Adrian Gonzalez
154. Mike Stodolka
172. Sean Burroughs - needed it!
Alright, four cards for the set. That's better than three!
176. Milton Bradley
179. Ryan Anderson
180. Ben Sheets
183. Josh Hamilton
193. Eddy Reyes - needed it!
Wow, five new cards - I'll take it!
Diamond Pearls: DP8. Cal Ripken Jr.
The Diamond Pearls cards are pretty nice but I actually hate pulling them in packs because they stick to the card next to them (you can see some of the stickiness on the Ripken above). In this case, I ended up with a ruined Marquis Grissom base card (#117) which I actually need for my set. This could have been a six card pack for me...but since this is 2001 I'm going to be a bit more picky with my set and therefore I'll keep hoping for another less-damaged Grissom card to head my way.
Even with the one damaged card, I can't complain about the pack as a whole. This box has been good so far, let's hope the remaining ten packs keep up the pace!
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