the Geek Mission

PackGeek is a website I designed to share my love for opening wax packs from the past.  I grew up collecting sports cards and have slowly dipped my feet back into the hobby over the past few years.  The thrill of opening older wax packs in search of stars, rookies and Hall of Famers, is something I’ve never lost.  Now that I’m an adult and my allowance has grown a bit – I’m able to occasionally treat myself to some packs that I couldn’t afford as a youngster.  I still have my sights set on the same players, though (see “pull goals” below).  Finally, being a collector who also works in the media production – I decided to try to combine my love for movies with my love for baseball cards – the outcome being PackGeek.com – a pack-ripping video blog.

Pull Goals – while I plan to rip all sorts of packs, I do have my sights set on a few different collecting gems.

1. 1975 Topps (Mini or Regular issue) George Brett – Growing up in Kansas, George Brett is my all time favorite baseball player, and I have yet to ever pull one of his rookie cards from a pack.

2. 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan – It’s an iconic card and the price of the ’86 Fleer BK packs do not make it an easy one to come by.

3. 1979 Topps or O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky – I’ve never been a huge collector of Hockey cards, but who wouldn’t want to pull The Great One’s rookie card.

4. 1986 Topps Jerry Rice – The best wide receiver ever?  I’m not sure, but this is a card I have always wanted to pull.  I never bought any packs of ’86 Topps FB back in the day – but it’s never too late.  **PULLED** (watch rip #9)

5. Any Mickey Mantle regular issue card (1952-1969) – I know this is a lofty goal, but it’s good to have something to shoot for.  I don’t have any Mantles in my collection, and I want my first card of his to come fresh from a wax pack.  The sounds of cash registers ring out everywhere.  Let’s rip!