Monday, January 07, 2013

Pack Wars II: The Finale!

It's finally here - the end of the cleverly named "Pack Wars II" (you know, because I did this once before).  It is finally time to open the 20th (and final) pack of the repack box.  As a whole, the repack box was a lot of fun to bust even if I didn't get anything great.  I did get a few new cards for my Reds collection - and plenty of trade bait which is nice too I suppose.  Without further ado, here's the finale.

Pack Wars II - Pack 20:
2009 O-Pee-Chee (6 cards):

The final pack only has six cards - it'll have to average over three points per card if O-Pee-Chee is going to pull off the upset victory.

404.  Ryan Sweeney - Athletics

It's not often you see a baseball to the nuts on a trading card.  Ouch.  +3 for the pain.

92.  Brandon Inge - Tigers
I'd love to give O-Pee-Chee a fighting chance by awarding three more points to Inge but I cannot...this is a boring card.  +0.

339.  Garret Anderson - Braves (Black Border)

I'm guessing the black borders are a one-per-pack parallel.  That's inexcusable when you only get six cards per pack.  Booooo.  -2

506.  Blue Jays Team Checklist

I kind of like team checklists - and I like stadium shots.  This card is ok by me.  +2

442.  Shaun Marcum - Blue Jays
Whoopie, another Blue Jay.  +0

243.  Javier Vaquez - Braves
I like the fact that the set is printed on old timey feeling cardboard rather than the glossy stuff that most modern sets use.  I like the design of the cards as well - even if they are a bit dull.  What I don't like is only 6 cards per pack (and really only 5 of which can be used for your set if you are trying to complete such a thing).  +1 I guess for the more postives than negatives.

Pack total:  4 points

Yep, 4 points.  And here you thought the Pack Wars would end with a huge finale.  More like a dud.  Oh well - it was still a good time!



Pack Wars II FINAL Standings:
+19:  2011 Allen & Ginter (6 card pack #1)
+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 #1)
+14:  2011 Topps Update (12 card pack #3)
+12:  2010 Topps Series 2 (12 card pack #2)
+11:  2011 Topps Update (12 card pack #2)
+10:  2008 UD Timeline (6 card pack #1)
+09:  2008 UD Timeline (6 card pack #2)
+07:  2006 Topps Series 2 (6 card pack)
+06:  2011 Topps Update (12 card pack #1)
+05:  2011 Allen & Ginter (6 card pack #2)
+05:  2011 Topps Series 2 (12 card pack #3)
+04:  2011 Topps Series 1 (12 card pack #4)
+04:  2011 Bowman something (7 card pack)
+04:  2009 UD O-Pee-Chee (6 card pack)
+02:  1989 Fleer (15 card pack)
-05:  2011 Topps Series 1 (12 card pack #3)
-16:  2011 Topps Series 2 (12 card pack #2)

A big congrats to 2011 Allen & Ginter (pack #1) with a high score of 19 points - 3 points better than the runner-up pack of 2011 Topps Series 2.  The bronze medal goes to 2011 Topps Series 1.  On the flip side, both 2011 Topps Series 1 and 2 were represented by the only two packs that ended up with negative points.

1 comments:

P-town Tom said...

That was an entertaining 20 posts! Can't wait for Pack Wars III!

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