10.14.2008

Dinged Corners CSI: where cut up jerseys go to die.

Yes, Bailey, there are much worse ways to spend money than buying a blaster with nothing good inside.
For example. There's a whole new shipment of these sealed cardboard envelopes at Kmart. Inside are exciting things like a pack of 2007 Turkey Red stuck with industrial strength glue onto white cardboard, perhaps leftover shirt cardboard from Macy's.
Also included are pre-searched-and-felt 2007 Topps and Upper Deck packs!
This photo is what we call foreshadowing:
Peering down into the envelopean abyss, there's this: Maybe we'll get a Mickey Mantle jersey bit! We are never naive or hopeful!
Reality check: it is a bit of a Jeff Kent jersey.

Well, at least in the picture he's wearing a Mets uniform. But what uniform is that jersey from?

Don't despair, though. In case there aren't enough tchotchkes in the world, we can proudly display Jeff Kent's authentic jersey bit on our desk using the EASEL.

We are intrigued by the text back here. The language says, "The enclosed piece of jersey was cut from..." [ouch?] an Authentic [capital A!] Jersey [capital J, unlike the previous mention] from the player picture on the front. [The wording makes us concerned, as we picture Jeff fighting off the cutters.] This Authentic Jersey was obtained from the Upper Deck Company." FROM the Upper Deck company.

So Upper Deck sells jersey tatters to redistributor Vintage in Conroe, Texas.

Oddest thing of all: the jersey is not attached to anything the size of a baseball card. So even if it was a Mickey jersey (um, that is, Jersey), what would collectors do with this?

You know, if we bought enough of these, we could build our own patchwork Jersey!

8 comments:

Laurens said...

I think the way the card/jersey piece is arranged is shoddy, but would like to see the piece displayed in its full glory.

Wax Heaven said...

My guess is the jersey is from Houston Astros?

Lonestarr McHeadcase said...

Didn't see one of those when I was at K-Mart, but they had things enveloped three packs for $5 things. I'm pretty sure those packs weren't searched, since I got a bat card out the '07 Allen & Ginter pack. I dunno about the topps or Upper Deck, that wasn't why I bought it. They were just the bad tasting coconut icing.

night owl said...

Oh, geez. Not even a Dodgers' jersey swatch for Mr. Kent? I'm disappointed all the way around.

dinged corners said...

By pre-searched, we no one would find that any of the three extra packs also contain a "hit," because the card and creatively arranged jersey seem to be what that entire package is all about.

Night Owl, no Dodger or Met blue, how sad. Kent played with the Astros in 2003, so maybe Mario is right about the Astros? When did they lose orange in their uniforms?

capewood said...

I bought one of these things as well. I managed to get a Chipper Jones card with the jersey swatch My first thought was that this was a rip-off. I haven't changed my mind.

--David said...

I bought one of those at Wally World quite a while ago, and it had a Piazza jersey/card in it. I keep forgetting to send it out to some Dodgers fan out there... LOL. I don't even remember what packs came in my 'package.' I think I paid $9.99...

dayf said...

I haven't seen these anywhere, I'd be interested in picking one up.

Whoops, looks like I need to send Capewood an e-mail...