We have a sports store in downtown Lawrence called The Sports Dome that sells shirts, hats, posters,...and in one back counter, baseball cards. They have a few 2008 products but a lot of their stuff is dust covered packs that they never quite sold the whole box of. Today I bought one of these packs a jumbo hobby pack of 2003 Topps Series 1 for $5.
I've never opened a pack of this stuff and frankly I can't picture what the cards look like in my mind. Examining the price guide information on this set, there aren't any big important cards to emerge...yet, I guess I should say. Highlights include a Cole Hamels Draft Pick card, Kevin Youkilis Rookie, and Chris Duncan Rookie. Interestingly, Beckett says there is no card #7 to the set...this must be before Topps went into the tank for Mickey Mantle.
I get 35 cards in this pack and let's begin:
#266 Alex Gonzalez
#293 Franklin Gutierrez [1st Year Card]
I really like this pre-facial hair Youkilis.
Jeff Bagwell Fly Out Insert
#347 2002 NL ERA Leaders
This is the best photo in my opinion...I had sort of forgotten that Soriano was a Yankee to begin with.
Wow, both the Youkilis rookie and the Pujols base card in the same pack...
This set seems to have the same problem that the 1971 set does...the blue border chips really easily and any bump or bruise shows up.