Friday, January 18, 2019

Wal-Mart Combo: 2006 Topps Baseball Rack Pack

This will be my first post on those packs from the Wal-Mart 50 Pack Combo purchase.  I've never opened, or to my knowledge owned, any 2006 Topps baseball until this rack pack that came as part of the combo.  This Ken Griffey Jr. card highlighted the pack which included three hall of famers and a World Series winning manager.  The rack packs have a total of 21 cards.  Eighteen of those are 2006 Topps and three cards from past Topps sets.  My three were from the eighties though none were notable players.  
  The cards themselves have a good design and the wording in foil isn't as hard to read as it appears in the scans.  I like the different shots of the players even if they weren't all action shots.  Jeff Bagwell during introductions is a cool card though again it isn't an action photo.  I like the look on Ivan  Rodiguez's face in his Up The Middle card with Carlos Guillen.  
Team cards are part of the base set while the Hit Parade inserts highlight hitting accomplishments.  This was a really fun pack to break as it was my first time seeing this set.  It was a very cool inclusion in my combo by.

21 – Total Cards
2 – Rookie Card
1 – Manager
1 – Checklist
1 – Team Card
1 – Hit Parade
1 – Up the Middle
1 – 1981 Topps
1 – 1986 Topps
1 – 1987 Topps


  1. I had never heard of these packs before. Now I'm curious to know how far back Topps went when adding those three additional cards?

    1. I agree. I'm already tempted to purchase another combo to see what different packs and cards might be included. Of course I might get same assortment. It would be a bit of a gamble.

  2. Cool Gonzalez. I spent almost an hour on Wednesday night looking for a Luis Gonzalez card for my post yesterday. Figured I had a bunch, but I must have sent them out to Diamondback collectors.

    1. I can never seen to find particular cards when I'm looking for them. It is a nice looking card I agree.

  3. Mike Scioscia takes up the entire baseball card. LOL!