Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Pack Wars II: 2008 UD Timeline

The epic (or not) Pack Wars II continues with one of the packs representing a set that I'm still actively working on - 2008 UD Timeline.  At the moment, I still need the following cards from the set:
2008 Upper Deck Timeline:Base: #235, 276, 279, 288, 300, 302, 308, 336, 341, 345, 356, 361, 363, 366, 373, 374, 375
Will this pack help me out at all or will it provide nothing but even more trade bait from the set?

Let's find out!

Pack Wars II - Pack 07:
2008 UD Timeline (6 card pack):

Let's be sure to look for our two insert cards (on average)!

3.  Carlos Beltran - Mets

I like the base set because of the matching team colors.  +2 for that.

21.  Tim Lincecum - Giants
I'm still bitter that Lincecum remembered how to pitch in the NLDS against my Reds.  -2

39.  CC Sabathia - Brewers
It's CC as a Brewer, that ought to count for something.  +1

81.  Matt Tolbert - Twins
My scanner cut the top of the card off, whoops!

The UD Timeline set is a big mess of short prints.  I believe the rookies (51-100) were seeded 1 per pack or maybe 1 per every 2 packs.  +2 because I'm feeling generous.

134.  Vladimir Guerrero - Angels

There are plenty of subsets (of varying degree of rarity) in the UD Timeline set, all of which are based on past Upper Deck sets.  I happen to have this entire subset complete but even so, it's a nice looking set.  +2

Gold parallel:  63.  Masahide Kobayashi - Indians

I definitely don't need this one, I have had enough difficulty putting the regular base set together, no reason for me to chase (non-Reds) parallels!  This one is up for trade, and since there are a lot of Indians collectors out there, +5 for that.

Pack total:  10 points

Not a bad total considering the fact that there are only six cards in the pack.  Unfortunately for me, I didn't get any cards that I needed so all of the cards in the pack are available for trade (along with plenty of other cards from the 2008 Upper Deck Timeline set if you are interested).

Pack Wars II Current Standings:
+19:  2011 Allen & Ginter (6 card pack)
+16:  2011 Topps Series 2 (8 card pack)
+15:  2011 Topps Series 1 (12 card pack #2)
+14:  2011 Topps Series 1 (12 card pack #1)
+14:  2010 Topps Series 2 (12 card pack)
+10:  2008 UD Timeline (6 card pack)
+06:  2011 Topps Update (12 card pack)


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