Friday, May 19, 2017

Some Things are a Mystery

I don't remember how I found this.. Could have been an ad on Facebook or on Twitter, but there's a company in Canada called First Row Collectibles  that has an online shop for different hobbies. 

One thing they have is "Mystery Packs" 
They have for baseball, hockey, Wrestling, and football. I decided to bite the bullet and get a mystery pack from them for $24.99 CDN just to see what it's about. 

They say the packs have at least double the value inside. So let's see, shall we?

Well, definitely keeping the Pompey since it will go into the Canadians binder.
The Mike Trout is a Heritage Minor League card. 
I like that Nomo, but not being a Dodger collector means I won't be keeping it. 

I don't know what that Roger Clemens card is. The copyright information is very tiny on the back. In fact, all of the writing is tiny on the back.. 

See what I mean? 
Actually the scan is easier to read than it is in hand.. I think it's a 2015... 

EDIT: Looking at COMC, it's a 2016 High Tek "Pattern 2" 
Clemens has two cards in the set with the same card "number"

The Mayberry is serialed 54/99 

A Chris Davis refractor.
Andy Pettitte Score Summit edition card
Wes Parsons autographed card. 

So far it's not looking too good for things I want to keep.. 

A Tony Fernandez Diamond Kings card autographed with a certificate of authenticity. This will be going into the collection for sure.. 

So my thoughts... 

I'd probably do another one sometime. They also have "Grab Bags" for $1.99 CDN. Pick a team and you get 15 cards. 

That said.. Most of the cards are available. If something here catches your interest, let me know. 


  1. I remember the days when my LCS had "mystery packs". Although my boss never would have put anything as cool as a Mike Trout minor league card.

    1. It was a surprise. I mean I wasn't sure what to expect for $25, but doing some quick research, I think they were about right on the double thing.

      I think the favourite thing is the Fernandez auto.

    2. Yeah... that Fernandez auto is awesome. This is the 2nd autographed Diamond King post I've seen in the past few weeks and both look fantastic.