Tuesday, February 12, 2019

World's Greatest Card Chase Repack

My local Target hasn't had blasters of 2019 Topps yet. I had to resort to going to Targets farther away in order to get cards for myself. But, I keep checking...almost out of curiosity at this point...to see if the shipment finally arrived close to home. At this point I was starting to wonder if someone had swooped in and bought the store out before I even saw cards on the shelves. 

But, when I got there today, the 2019s had arrived. The shelf was full of blasters waiting to be purchased. I reached for one, but just wasn't feeling it. I had been able to get my fix already...and it seemed like piling on at this point. That's when another blaster caught my eye.

Yup. The World's Greatest Card Chase! If I had ever seen those types of repacks before, I didn't remember them. Today, for some reason, they called to me. For one thing, they promised twice as many packs as 2019 Topps for the same price. (I had no delusions of getting a Cy Young) I generally enjoy repacks. They fit my style of collecting to get bulk packs. It allows me the chance to get stars and Red Sox players from brands I don't often buy. And, since they're packs, I still have a chance at some hits. I've gotten 1 of 1 and chrome parallels out of repacks just like I can from standard blasters. So, today I decided it was worth a try. Even though I've pretty much hit my limit of 2012 Triple play.

Here's what came out of this box.

I don't really know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't this! One pack of 2018 Big League, and 13 junk wax packs? What an odd collection. I also noticed that the box lied. It said I would get cards from the last 30 years of collecting. But, you'll notice, the 1987 Topps packs is 32 years old. So, what was the tally?

1987, 1989 Topps
1988, 1989, 1990 Fleer
1990, 1991 Upper Deck
1988, 1989, 1990 Donruss
1991 Studio
1992 Babe Ruth Collection
1990 Score
2018 Topps Big League

Now, it's sort of fun to be able to open packs that old. After all, there are a couple chances at a Griffey rookie, or other cards that were fun to pull at the time. But, I bet I have every Red Sox card from this era. And, the other cards aren't exactly in high demand by others. So, it's kind of a bust. But, still fun.

I'm sure you all know what these cards look like by now, but here are the Red Sox that were in the packs just to show.

Realy only the Greenwell would have been cool to have pulled even back in the day. I didn't get a Griffey, but I did get a Sheffield and Ramon Martinez rookie. So, those were fun trips down memory lane.

I was also interested in this pack.

I have no idea what these are. But, they claim they were only available in 1992. (So...how did I get one in 2018...?) They look just the the Conlon Collection cards that I actually collected in 1992. But, they're all Ruth. Interesting. Anyone have any of these?

So, there's the box. Nothing to write home about. But, something to write here about. Has anyone else opened this style of repack?

Did you get anything different?


  1. I love repacks. But I only buy the loose card type repacks. Those will have lots of cards from those same packs you received; but they will also have more overall variety.

    2018 Big League had some fun cards. The Ted Williams card was really good.

    1. Good point about the overall variety. I just can't stop myself from opening packs.

  2. I bought this yesterday since I didn't see a Fairfield repack: same layout of cards. Should have just lit the $20 on fire.

  3. Wow. The 87T, Babe Ruth Collection, and Big League would be entertaining rips... but everything else is just a bunch of blah, blah, blah.


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