Sam’s December Break

While I was away for the holidays, a hefty package arrived from Sam’s December Group Break over at The Daily Dimwit. I made out like a bandit, or should I say, a Gypsy. You’ll see…

First up, the “other” part of the break. Sam busted a box of 2008 UD Masterpieces and 2008 Goudey. I didn’t scan the Masterpieces, even though they’re one of my favorite sets of all time, simply because they were all base and I finished that set quite a long time ago. Goudey, on the other hand, I couldn’t remember if I had finished it or not, and I haven’t pulled out my ’08/’09 binder to double check. So, on the scanner it goes.

Goudey

I don’t remember seeing either the Doerr or the Fred Lynn before, so there’s a good chance those are new to the collection. Also, the Manny mini is completely random. Such a weird little card, and a weird photo/subject to use as a mini. Neat though.

GQ_Minis

Next, a trio of GQ minis. I had the Melacon, and a black bordered Lavarnway, but the regular colored one and the Pedroia were both on my needs list. I’m about half-way done with the minis now. Yay!

GQ_Gold_Borders

This is, without a doubt, the largest pile of inserts I’ve ever received from a break. It certainly says something about those retail, rack-pack insertion rates doesn’t it? Four gold-bordered Yaz, four Pedroia, two Gonzo, a Boggs and a Fisk. NICE! I love the Gypsy Queen paper borders, and these are no exception.

Great break bud, can’t wait for the next one.