Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beginner's Luck

On Friday I made a rare stop to get some packs. After a dozen packs of 2010 Topps Series One Baseball, I came away with nothing too terribly interesting other than a solid start on a set. Here's the results of two packs of Rittenhouse Archives' LOST: Seasons 1 Thru 5:

Pack 1:

It's Boone! Not a bad start. Autographs are 1:8 packs. I'm really liking the vertical design Rittenhouse came up with. It does a good job of capturing the feel of the show. Also, the pictures are a lot sharper than those in the Inkworks sets.

Pack 2:

 Another autograph! That's two-for-two, kids. Not only that but both autographs are 'limited' by Rittenhouse standards, which make them rarer than about half of the rest of the signature cards.

I'd say I pillaged that box as there's likely only one autograph left, unless it was pulled among the few packs that were already sold. And don't worry, these packs were grabbed from the top of the pile. No shenanigans were going on.


Community Gum said...

Nice autos! Pulling the non-stars in non-sport seems almost more fun to me. The vertical design works for portrait-style shots, but I'd be curious how something more panoramic fits on there... no horizontals at all? Also, I almost feel like they should have waited until after this last season so they could do a full series retrospective. But I guess why do only that when you could do both...which I'm guessing they will.

PunkRockPaint said...

Wow! Nice pulls! The three autos from my box were: (I am at work, so I don't have the actors' names...) Alex, Old Widmore, and imaginary Dave.

My first non-sport box of any type... I may be hooked.

I also picked up a (mystery) box from 1991. I was able to complete that set as well (with PLENTY of doubles, triples and quadruples.) The set, in ALL its glory will be on its way to you soon! (That is, if customs doesn't check for AWESOMENESS at the border.)