Six retail 2009 Goodwin Champions packs

Here are the results of six retail packs I’ve purchased over the last week and a half from different stores. These may be the last Goodwin Champions packs I purchase as I now await the release of Topps Update, which has the awesome-looking Topps Propaganda cards.

Pack One: Carlos Zambrano, Cliff Lee, Ben Roethlisberger MINI, Peyton Manning

Why must Manning's jersey be so short? I don't want to see his navel.

Why must Manning's jersey be so short? I don't want to see his navel.

Pack Two: Bill Skowron, Jay Bruce, Carlos Beltran MINI, Smarty Jones

Pack Three: Joba Chamberlain, Donovan Bailey, Jacoby Ellsbury EXT MINI, UD Anniver. Mark Messier

I am shortprinted, and can only be found in this mini version. Why is UD trying to hold me down?

I am shortprinted, and can only be found in this mini version. Why is UD trying to hold me down?

Pack Four: Bill Skowron, Jay Bruce, Hideki Okajima EXT MINI, Albert Pujols

I agree with my good friend Mr. Ellsbury, why did UD decide to make me a mini exclusive?

I agree with my good friend Mr. Ellsbury, why did UD decide to make me a mini exclusive?

Pack Five: Brian Roberts, Dennis Eckerseley, Chad Billingsley MINI, UD Anniv. Joba Chamberlain

Joba Chamber-LAME insert. Here UD highlights the "Joba Rules." Where's the card of Mario Mendoza?

Joba Chamber-LAME insert. Here UD highlights the "Joba Rules." Where's the card of Mario Mendoza?

Pack Six: Matt Garza, Daisuke Matsuzaka MINI, Francisco Liriano BLACK MINI, UD Anniv. Evan Longoria

One more for the Red Sox collection.

One more for the Red Sox collection.

Comments: Six packs, three mini Red Sox, two of which are the mini exclusives? I love it. Overall it’s a little crappy that I had two packs that were nearly identical (Packs Two and Four), and I did receive three of these worthless UD Anniversary cards, but all-in-all not a bad break. Goodwin is still a fun break when you’re bored and if you’re buying in moderation. Purchasing any more than three packs in any one sitting is not advised. The one fact that keeps holding me back from purchasing more is that the buyer is essentially paying 50 cents per card — Packs contain 4 cards and cost $1.99. Chew on that one for a minute. Don’t taste so good, does it?

One Response to “Six retail 2009 Goodwin Champions packs”

  1. I think that Dice K card is one of the nicer cards in the set. Even cooler that you got the mini.

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