Archive for Kosuke Fukudome

Blaster Break: 2008 Topps Stadium Club

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , on November 20, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

stadclubblasterCuriosity. That’s why I purchased this blaster. I thought I read somewhere that the hobby boxes of this product were approaching $200 — which if true is asinine — so I figured one blaster of the retail version would be just fine for me. Continue reading

Pack Break: 2008 Upper Deck First Edition Update

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

08udptIt was a long but restless weekend for sure. My wife and I had a surprise baby shower (check out the haul) on Saturday, and then one of my friends had a long, elaborate Indian wedding on Sunday night. These two events combined left little time to rest, let alone sit down and write. That said, here is a small two-pack break. Continue reading

Pack Break: 2008 UD Timeline Retail

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

timelinepacksI don’t really know what’s so appealing about the $1.99 per pack price point, but for some reason it really made me want to buy a few packs of this product. The results of this three-pack break are enclosed. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2008 Bowman Chrome Kosuke Fukudome Japan

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

This is what happens when I get too much time on my hands during a lunch break. I get bored. I go to Wal-Mart or Toys R Us and I buy baseball cards. Damnit, I’m weak. I was actually in search of a Wii Fit, but ended up buying nine packs of Bowman Chrome (in blister wrappers so they were not searched) and pulled this thing. Go figure. Under normal circumstances I’d be thrilled. I mean Japanese players in their first year plus Bowman Chrome usually make for a good pull, yes? That’s true unless that player happens to be the most over-rated Japanese player Major League Baseball has seen in a decade. Continue reading