I've gotta be honest, had the tag line about one auto or relic per box not been on there, I probably would have skipped this. I couldn't resist taking the gamble on which relic or auto would show up. Here we go.
This is what the base cards look like. I pulled some pretty decent players, but I absolutely had to show this one off. I especially like the back:
That's a great card back write-up!
The Rated Rookies look pretty awesome. I don't even miss the logos on that Schwarber!
The box was jam packed with inserts. I was a fan of 'The Rookies' sets when I was younger, so I'm not only glad that they are included, but I also like that they created a spin-off 'The Prospects' set.
Last year, I liked the 1981 inspired cards, and it just so happens that I like these that were inspired by the 1982 set almost as much. I particularly love that the Kiermaier photo was taken at Yankee Stadium!
The Power Alley inserts of old make a return as does the Studio set. I've seen a few cards from the studio set so far and it's once again my favorite insert set. As much as I wanted to skip showing off the Swanson, it's not a terrible card...
So, what was my relic or auto, you ask? No, I didn't pull the San Diego Chicken relic that I covet so much. The relic was not something I was interested in for my PC, so one of you will be finding out which card it was when it shows up in your mail box. I would have been happy with that value out of the blaster, but there was one more interesting piece of cardboard that I unwrapped.
I was pretty stoked when this bad boy fell out of the second to last pack of the blaster. It's the Studio Press Proof parallel, numbered /99.
Overall, here was plenty of value to be had out of the blaster, and it was an entertaining break. If you can find these blasters, I'd highly recommend busting one(or two). If you happen to find that Chicken relic, I'd be happy to give it a good home if you're interested. Thanks for reading.