Party Pull

Last night I attended a Christmas party, and everyone that was invited got a gift.  I received 13 packs ranging from 1994 to 2010 and covered all sports.  The first pack I dove into came from 2006 Donruss Gridiron Gear Football.  I wasn’t expecting to pull any hits, but I did.  From just a single pack I pulled a Carnell “Cadillac” Williams autograph #’ed 2/5.  Imagine how surprised I was when I saw that?  There are lots of cool stuff still sitting in older products.


Major Pull Today from 2008 Donruss Classics Football

Today I went to visit one of my local card shops called Sports Zone Memorabilia located in Lewisburg, PA.  I needed to pick up top loaders and I saw that they had two new sealed boxes of 2008 Donruss Classics football cards.  I decided to buy both because I have seen some cool stuff pulled from it.  I took the boxes home and the first hit in the first box was a Felix Jones Significant Signatures autographed rookie card #’ed 22/25.  When I looked up the card on eBay I couldn’t believe that there was one on there selling for over $300.00.  This is one of my biggest pulls ever.  Earlier this year I was able to pull the Felix Jones SP rookie card from a box of Playoff Prestige.  This guy keeps following me whenever I open packs.  Some of the other hits I got was a Adrian Peterson Jersey #’ed/25, Brian Brohm Jersey, Fred Davis School Colors Jersey, Allen Patrick autograph #’ed/499 and a Vernon Gholston autograph #’ed/499.  I also pulled a ton of insert cards and Miami Dolphin cards for my collection. 

Do you remember your first MOJO?

Do you remember your first major card pull that made you jump in the air screaming MOJO?  In March 2003 I was a junior is high school and I took my second trip to the Fort Washington Expo Center card show.  I remember preparing the night before because this was a large show.  I had to get my wallet, hat, and a few cards out that I planned to take for grading.  That day I wasn’t really looking for anything special.  I just wanted to see what the dealers had and open up some wax.  When we got there we went over to one of the dealers that owns a local shop where we live to say ‘hi” and check out what he had for sale.  After a few more moments of browsing I came across a dealer that had a huge wall full of boxes.  I refered to it as the “Wall of Wax”.  I saw that they had packs of 2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards, which I was familiar with because a few months back I pulled out a Mark McGwire game used bat from that product.  I decided to purchase a few packs and go over and eat lunch.  After we ate lunch I started to open the five or six packs I bought.  When I was a few packs into the break with nothing but base cards I noticed something a little different.  This one card stood out to me.  On the back it said “Redemption Card” in big bold letters, and on the front it said “Priority Signing Mark McGwire”.  I wasn’t too familiar with cards like this and almost threw it out because I thought it was just an advertisement.  When I was done ripping through the remaining packs we put the redemption card in a penny sleeve and top loader and took it over to the dealer we knew and asked him if he knew anything about it.  He, his wife, and other collectors took one look at it and started going crazy.  He told us that if we scratch off the front and get the code we could send in any item we want to Upper Deck and they would have Mark McGwire sign it.  He also said that the card was worth probably $500.00 – $1,000.00.  That was the day I had my first MOJO card pull.  I never redeemed the card.  A few weeks later I sold it on eBay.  Never in my life did I think that I would pull a card so rare and valuable.