Friday, April 11, 2014

Dodger Redemption and My Greatest Pull Ever (not the Dodger !)

Redemptions !

You hear about them.

You see them on other blogs.

You wonder  " Will I ever get one !? "

Over the years I've been lucky enough to get three of them.
All from retail packs.

My first came in 2001, from Donruss.

Three days ago was the 40th anniversary of one of  this guy's greatest achievements.
715 HR's. 


If I remember correctly,
I was supposed to get some rookie card.
For some reason it wasn't available
and I received this instead.
I don't remember complaining too much !

Some of you readers may remember my second.
She came dancing in a couple years ago.

Yeah Baby !
Two - time "Dancing with the Stars"  champion
Cheryl Burke !
When I first pulled the redemption card,
I had no idea who she was.
It didn't take much research to figure it out.

And now, what you Dodger fans have been waiting for,
my latest mail in redemtion.
It just came a few days ago. I was not real impressed, as an Indian fan, and it can be had on ebay for less than $10.

Shiny !
Refractory !
Dodgery !

Paco Rodriguez !!

I'm still up in the air on this one.
I want to keep it because it a redemption.
But can't really decide.

And now,
what I feel is the best pack pull I've ever made'
drum roll please !


This came from a random pack of Upper Deck cards I purchased at the Meijers store in Sandusky ,Ohio back in 1999 on the way from work one night !

This one is definitely a keeper !



  1. Ha! I pulled that same Cheryl Burke redemption auto from a retail blaster of A&G.

  2. I've never watched a single episode of Dancing with the Stars, but I might need to track down a Burke for the collection.

  3. I love the Aaron! I'm slowly putting that set together.

  4. Great cards! I'm a big fan of the 500 Club cards!