Wednesday, 6 February 2013

2012 Goodwin Champions Blaster

When the Upper Deck version of Goodwin Champions first appeared in 2009 with the inclusion of  butterflies and insects, bits of coal from the Titanic and thoroughbred horse hair. It looked like a pretty exciting product. The base cards looked nice too, so I decided to collect the whole set. Who knows I might even snag a horse DNA card and create my own the future.
I looked forward to 2010, but had to wait until 2011 for the next helping. Some unique cards again became accessible. Fancy a piece of Abe Lincoln's desk, a piece of White House wood (no pun intended), Nelson's Battle Flag or even some of Edward the 8th's snot? 
Well 2011 Goodwin Champions made it possible, but you would have to be extremely lucky with stated odds of 1 in 54,000 packs for a piece of desk, but only 1 in 4,000 for a piece of Eddy's hanky. 
By the time 2012 Goodwin Champions, I had moved on and had pretty much lost interest in these rare relics. Even the tempting possibility of landing a space rock or collecting the card of a stellar sportsman like Kasey Keller didn't override my desire to pursue other cards.
However that doesn't mean I will turn away a free gift. 
The 2012 Goodwin Champions blaster contains 12 packs, each pack contains 4 cards.
There are 210 cards in the base set; 150 'regular cards', 40 short prints and 20 super short prints. In other words there are 150 base card and 60 cards you might get.

Pack 1:
#62 David Robinson basketball
#84 Don Mattingly baseball
#127 Dennis Eckersley baseball
#190 Sherry McGee baseball SP

Pack 2:
#44 Chris Paul basketball
#90 Clyde Drexler basketball
#113 Steve Carlton baseball mini
#130 Marques Colston football

Pack 3:
#93 Arnold Palmer golf
#105 Mike Bossy hockey
#120 Kawhi Leonard basketball
#153 Ross Youngs baseball SP

Pack 4:
#27 Mike Schmidt baseball lady luck mini
#91 Jonathan Huberdeau hockey
#102 Mike Tyson boxing
#147 Y.E.Yang golf

Pack 5:
#52 Robert Griffin III football
#64 Ned Crotty lacrosse
#115 Sarah Bernhardt actress
#207 Walter Travis golf SSP

Pack 6:
#66 Annika golf
#108 Nolan Ryan baseball
#136 Doug Flutie football
#MM17 USS Balaq

Pack 7:
#36 Eric Lindros hockey
#56 Bo Jackson football
#103 Bryan Clay track and field mini
#124 Brendan Shanahan hockey
Pack 8:
#70 Kent Desormeaux jockey
#80 Randy Couture MMA
#87 Jim Kelly football
#144 Adrian Peterson football
Pack 9:
#32 Wayne Gretzky hockey mini
#46 Zach Johnson golf
#88 Larry Bird basketball
#139 Shoeless Joe Jackson baseball
Pack 10:
#17 Grant Hill basketball
#28 Ron Francis hockey
#118 LeBron James basketball
#186 Camille Pissarro artist SP
Pack 11:
#11 Dawn Harper athletics
#21 Jozy Altidore soccer
#34 Troy Aikman football
#163 Pretty Boy Floyd gangster
Pack 12:
#38 Billy Hamilton baseball
#94 Adrian Dantley basketball mini
#103 Bryan Clay athletics
#142 Chantal Sutherland jockey 

Being predominately a baseball card collector, I think this sort of multi-sport set is wasted on me. Which is probably why I have only chosen to collect Allen+Ginter/Goodwin sets only once.
Although the black borders are very smart and it is pretty cool that the set contains cards of a gangster and an impressionist, it just isn't for me.

Blaster Break-down
7 basketball
7 baseball
7 football
5 hockey
5 golf
5 minis
2 jockey
2 track and field
1 MMA, soccer, boxing, lacrosse
1 actress, gangster, artist
1 insert
3 Short Prints
1 Super Short Print

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

Jack, I'd love that Military Machines card if you don't intend to keep it.