Week 16 of the $10 Weekly Wax Pack Challenge

2007 UD Future Stars 

This past Saturday I made my weekly trip to the card shop only to discover that they had closed early. Dejected and empty handed I headed back home to ponder what to do for this weeks purchase. I ended up at Target looking for something new to open. The only packs they had out that I haven't already opened before were 2007 Upper Deck Future Stars Baseball. So, I picked up three packs for $2.97 each.

 

Upon opening these cards I discovered that I should have just bought more Turkey Red or Goudey. First off I don't get the color scheme. There is a gradient gold border on each side with a green rectangle in the middle of the card. The Upper Deck logo is in gold foil at the top left. The team name is in gold foil running vertically in a black border. The player name also runs vertically in the gold border to the left. The bottom of the card has the word “Future Star” in gold and in a black strip with Stars in white below that. Lastly, all of the fonts remind me of the credits in an early computer movie. The backs of the cards maintain the same pattern as the front with only partial stats.

 

Pulls

 

The first pack yielded David Wright, Matt Cain, Jered Weaver and Vernon Wells. While the second pack contained Greg Maddux, Mark Teixeira, Aramis Ramirez and Chipper Jones. It seems like I have pulled a ton of Teixeira since my Rangers traded him. The third pack finishes up with Brandon Webb, Albert Pujols, Joe Mauer and Chase Utley. The player selection was the only thing these packs had going for them. I think all of them but Matt Cain and Jered Weaver have been an All Star.

 

All twelve of these cards will be going up on Sportlots. This week I do not have any sales to report and as always you can visit the Challenge Stats Page to keep up. If you would like to check out any of the previous weekly posts you can visit the $10 Pack Challenge category section.

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4 Responses to “Week 16 of the $10 Weekly Wax Pack Challenge”

  1. Mike Says:

    This guy doesn’t plan on staying in business long does he? Does he just stay open until he runs out of packs and then close for the week? It seem like when he is open he doesn’t have much of a selection for you to choose from.

  2. Gustavo Says:

    I wasn’t too impressed with the 07 future stars either. i liked the 06 so much, that when i saw the 07′s i bought 4 packs. not one pack had a rookie, much less the exclusive dice-K auto. I don’t like the design at all. I don’t think i’ll be buying anymore. (btw) 5.99 for the turkeys reds seem so expensive to me. The best price I found for them is 4.25 for hobby packs. It’s too bad you are so limited to that little shop for hobby packs. I’m still looking to pull the mickle mantle #7 card. A shop owner I have bought a few loose cards and packs from told me he opened a whole case and only pulled 2 of the M.M #7. I guess i’ll just end up buying it from ebay when it becomes pointless to buy packs. I pretty much just need the a few Short prints to make my base set. I hope your set building is going better. good luck with week 17!

  3. Joey Says:

    Mike,

    It has been frustrating trying to get there while he is open. He does have a guy that comes in during the week and its not unusual for him to drop a grand on packs which makes the pickings slim by the time I get there on Saturday.

    Gustavo,

    Yep he is high on his wax but he is the only game in the county. That Mantle is a tough pull. I decided to just buy retail packs of the Turkey Red since I am mostly looking for the base cards. I have a handful of dupes let me know what you are looking for.

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