Saturday, June 18, 2011
Cal Ripken, Jr., 2004 Donruss Studio #27
vintage repacks that Night Owl keeps going on about, but I did find the markdown bin on the bottom shelf. I passed over some 2009 Goodwin Champions and 2008 Topps, but grabbed two packs of 2010 Upper Deck and four packs of 2004 Donruss Studio for a buck-fifty-nine a piece. The Studio was a real treat, as you usually don't find anything that far back on the shelves. Orioles-wise, I did pretty well. The Upper Deck packs yielded one of my Coveted Cluster needs, former backup catcher Chad Moeller. I also got an Adam Jones Supreme Green insert card. From the Studio packs, I pulled this swell card of Cal Ripken, Jr. superimposed on the Baltimore skyline at the Inner Harbor. That's a lot more O's mojo than I usually have when ripping packs. Not a bad way to start the weekend.