Monday, April 15, 2019

Blaster Madness 5: 2019 Panini Stars and Stripes (This Was a Good One)

I've got a number of scans from other blasters that I had planned on blogging about, but the contents of a blaster I purchased yesterday forced it to the front of the queue. I had to make a quick run to Walmart for a couple things and decided to grab one of the available blasters of 2019 Panini Stars and Stripes. I'm a sucker for anything Team USA, so thee cards are right up my alley. 

Each blaster promises two autographed or memorabilia cards per box, on average. Let's take a look at what I pulled.

First was this Caleb Pendleton auto. Pendleton is a member of the 17U National Team, a squad that works in the USA Baseball development program. Like Bowman, there may be a wait to find out if he makes it to the majors.

This was the third hit of my box, a Hunter Haas relic auto. The wait for Haas will be even longer, as he is a member of the 16U team.

But here is the real beauty of the box:

This is a 1-of-1 Jack O'Dowd USA Baseball patch autograph! How awesome is that?! Again, this guy may take a while to determine if he ever makes it to MLB, but it's a beautiful card nonethelless.

What's the best card you'v pulled from a blaster (of any product!)?

Sorry for the brevity, but today has turned out to be a bit busier than I expected                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


  1. Mitch Haniger 1/1 Printing Plate 2017 Topps Gallery. Not a future HOFer but still cool pull.

  2. I pulled one of those shiny diamond cards of Nyjer Morgan out of a blaster of 2011 Topps. You know the ones with the actual diamond where the team logo should be? Pretty cool!

  3. Pulled a Gleyber Torres autograph out of a Stadium Club blaster last year. That's probably my nicest blaster box pull.

  4. Ot of a blaster? Can't think of anything that stands out, never had much luck in that realm. My buddy and I did pull a Ronda Rousey Gold auto #/25 in her peak--sold for nearly $900 bucks.

    As nice as that O'Dowd is, it's a shame they didn't have a better sticker auto to slap onto that 1/1. Great pull!