I remember back during the craziness of Olympic Contest fever and Topps-O-Cuffs Rip-Off, that I was so disappointed with the pace of the rip-off as well as the results, that I decided to take my second box and just rip the whole damn thing in one sitting. Always gotta hold out hope for something decent or unexpected like a silk or a printing plate, or a silk printing plate, or a plate full of silk. There is also those hat relics and some relatively lousy autographs to be had as well.
36 packs is a LOT of ripping, especially when you are dealing with the tricky to rip Mylar shiny wrappings. Seriously...have you ever seen those box breaks where you just watch the person's hands flying around in a blur and tearing into a pack like it's nobody's business? I could never do a box break for several reasons...1) I don't have a web cam, 2) I have been known to get a drawling, stuffy Ray Romano pitch to my voice, especially as the week wears on and I lose sleep, and nobody needs to hear that, and 3) I would fumble horribly with the wrappers and open myself to relentless ridicule (not that the Ray Romano voice statement won't). I really do have great hands for a box rip though. So, those of you that do face shots instead of hand shots on your breaks, do you do it because you suck at ripping packs? Be honest! :)
Anyways, neither here nor there. What came out of the box was another worthless shin-shoo-choo-choo relic that I believe I have already disposed of, some various gooooooold Toppstown cards and some various inserts that I needed. Other than that I was still 40 cards short of a full set (now down to 2) and ended up with a whole box of doubles.
But I did have the fortune of pulling one of the illustrious Topps SP cards. And in truly JD's Daddy fashion, I pulled a Yankee.
Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this card. Short prints are cool, and even though Yankee, Gehrig is one of the most recognizable and classy names in baseball history. Its a pretty cool card. Really though, I don't have any particular affinity for this card as say...the short prints of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth from last year's set. That being the case I would like to offer it up to somebody who will appreciate it more.
Just looking for either a SP for SP exchange, or maybe one of those cool hat patches or something equivalent. Hit me up, Yankee fans!
Gotta go practice my pack rips now....or maybe take a nap.