2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Hobby box break Packs 17 & 18

24 11 2008

Disclaimer: Base cards may be depicted as Gold or Black bordered parallels. I just needed the image.

Pack 17

UH223 Jeff Ridgway (I thought this was Jeff Treadway at first and wondered what he was doing back in baseball)
UH289 Chris Gomez
UH157 Mark Hendrickson
UH81 J.C. Romero
UH225 Ryan Tucker
UH261 Matt Macri

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Just something about this card I like. Plus, this guy was a Nut: modestonuts

UH252 Tony Clark
UH192 Craig Hansen

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Seriously, you’ve got to feel for the guy traded from a perennial powerhouse like the Red Sox to a perennial basement cup challenger like the Pirates.

UH149 Paul Hoover
UH153 Armando Galarraga Gold Foil
Toppstown

Pack 18

UH220 Geoff Jenkins
UH194 Gary Bennett
UH104 Omar Infante

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I’m not complaining or anything, but how many Braves are in this set? It seems like I get one or two in every pack…

UH274 Albert Pujols All Star
UH4 Brent Lillibridge (see what I mean?)
UH172 Evan Longoria Home Run Derby
UH34 Nate McLouth All Star
UH64 Joe Nathan All Star
UH95 Ichiro All Star
FC16 Andrew and Eliza Johnson

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Checklist

Apparently Johnson was set to be assassinated on the same night that Lincoln was, but his attacker couldn’t go through with the plan. And Johnson was one vote away from being impeached for violating a law the Supreme Court would later find unconstitutional. I love little history facts like that. History classes? Those I didn’t care for so much.

Base: 153 out of 330 – 46%
All Star Stitches AS-JES Joe Saunders
Black Border parallel: 1 – UH300 CC Sabathia 26/57, damaged
Gold Border parallel: 2 – UH31 Marco Scutaro 0015/2008, UH78 Dallas Braden 1415/2008
Gold Foil Parallel:10
First Couples: 2 – FC16 Eliza and Andrew Johnson, FC40 Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton
Mets Ring of Honor: 2 – MRH-DJ Davey Johnson, MRH-GC Gary Carter
Mickey Mantle Story MMS68
Word Baseball Classic Preview: 4 – WBC12 Carlos Zambrano, WBC14 Carlos Beltran, WBC16 Paul Bell, WBC21 Carlos Lee
Year in Review: 2 – YR161 Marlon Byrd, YR169 Matt Holiday
Toppstown: 9, including one gold

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