Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 2.
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Cards per pack: 15 and one sticker (see all in gallery below)
Cards in this pack: 14 and one sticker
Base set completion: 14 of 800 (2 percent)
Hologram stickers (1) — Los Angeles Dodgers
What’s Buzz-worthy: This one is a landmark release, but it’s one that’s really never been very good to Buzz when doing single packs here for 12 in 12 — and for the second time an 1989 Upper Deck pack has shorted me cards. This is an iconic brand in many ways — printing, packaging, Rookie Cards, design — but this pack was not good, though it did include one Hall of Famer in Andre Dawson. The two High Number cards here were brutal — Ron Kittle and Jamie Moyer — but I opted for the Highs once again because there are some memorable cards to be found there (Jim Abbott, Nolan Ryan with a football, Omar Vizquel, Jerome Walton) along with a shot at a Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card and others who were in the first 700. (Griffey can be pulled here in the Highs — I’ve done it buying by the box.) Just grab a graded Griffey and pick off some singles over on COMC.com and you should be fine here — but this classic is worth an occasional pack rip just for fun as long as packs aren’t too expensive.
Product Grade: A
Pack Grade: D (average pack and shorted a card … again!)
Fun Grade: C
What’s next? Be back in an hour …
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