Thursday, April 30, 2009

2000 Ultimate Victory

Hi everybody! My name's Alec, and I am honored to have been chosen to write for A Pack to be Named Later! I was born, raised, and I currently live just outside of Cleveland, so I am definitely a Cleveland sports fan (especially the Indians). But enough about me, you came here to see packs being opened, right? (that is why you're here, right...?)

I figured I would start out my card blogging career with a set that I'm sure is fondly remembered by all...
2000 Ultimate Victory!! What's that? You don't remember this? Well, I can't say it was exactly a memorable set. Basically, if you take the normal Victory set from Upper Deck and make it shiny with numbered parallels, you get Ultimate Victory. Just so you know, the pure shininess (is that a word?) of these cards doesn't scan too well, so use your imagination to see the blue border and shininess of these cards.  So, without further ado, let's see what this pack (complete with dust from sitting in my local card shop too long) has in store...

 - 74, Edgardo Alfonzo
 - 60, Matt Williams (the D-Backs are one of the other teams I really like in baseball, so this is a fun card to get)
 - 31, Dean Palmer (who?)
 - 83, Jason Kendall
 - 27, Carl Everett
 - the promised one-per-pack "UD Collection Entry Card" featuring Pee Wee Reese's jersey
Well thanks for following me on this trip down memory lane (and through my first post), and I look forward to many future packs!

Monday, April 27, 2009

2004 Fleer Platinum

Currently platinum is going for over $1100 an ounce but this pack of Fleer Platinum only cost me 79 cents...that's all I have to say about that...

91 Vernon Wells

47 Sean Casey

184 Humberto Quintero/Bernie Castro

20 Derek Jeter

25 Javier Vazquez

165 Craig Monroe Unsung Heroes

81 Bartolo Colon

2009 SAGE HIT College Football

I'm not sure if I made it clear this project doesn't discriminate between cards are welcome...non-sports...whatever...

So let's get the football pack rolling with a pack from of SAGE HIT 2009 Football Low Series. I've never opened this product before and when I bought it I really didn't know if it was college or pros as the pack isn't specific.

The back claims that SAGE is "The Hobby's First "Micro Printer"" We'll see what that means in the future I think...also, no redemptions will be found in these packs.

The cards turned out to be college players and as the draft was this past weekend we will take a look where my pack landed:

Rickey Jean-Francois: Round 7, Pick 35 to the 49ers.

Nate Davis: Round 5, Pick 35 to the 49ers.

Malcolm Jenkins: Round 1, Pick 14 by the Saints.

Jarrett Dillard: Round 5, Pick 8 by the Jaguars.

James Laurinaitis: Round 2, Pick 3 by the Rams.

Although you can't really tell from the scans, the first card is a sort of refractor card with a nice thick gloss on it. The second card is a regular base card.

Overall, I enjoy these quite a lot and I think I will pick up a few more...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

2003 Topps Stadium Club [Relic Edition]

Our inaugural pack is 2003 Topps Stadium Club...Relic Edition...whatever that means...I picked up this one from Vintage Stock in Overland Park, Kansas for $1.29...

123 Sean Pierce

92 Manny Ramirez

Looking slim, trim, and well kempt.

37 Junior Spivey

118 Adam LaRoche [Gold Version]

46 John Olerud

41 Jeff Bagwell


I'm excited to start this new project in which we will attempt to open at least one pack of every card product that has ever been made. It is an ambitious goal I know and one that will take a while...I think we're up to it though.

I say "we" because I hope to grow this blog to include many different writers. If you are interested in writing pack reviews just drop me a line at

So let's begin with a pack of 2003 Topps Stadium Club...


Matt F.
Heartbreaking Cards Of Staggering Genius