Hey again all. Today I have kind of an odd pack to feature here on the Pack Rip Cafe. It is called a Yak Pack. These were repacks of cards from assorted years and brands. It appears they were used to promote a calling service for long distance company. Also featured is Rollie Fingers on the wrapper to promote a contest inside to win a trip to the World Series with him in 2004. That is the only reference to a year so I am assuming that is when they were released. I am not sure if other players were featured as well.
2004 Yak Pack
1982 Topps #726 Amos Otis (Royals)
1991 Score #369 Jeff McKnight (Orioles)
1998 Leaf #126 Darryl Kile (Astros)
Amos Otis had a nice career with the Royals. I like the design on the 98 Leaf.
1984 Topps #259 Sparkey Anderson (Tigers)
1982 Topps K-Mart #24 of 44 Pete Rose (Reds)
1981 Fleer #112 Don Sutton (Dodgers)
1984 Topps #441 Bob Lillis (Astros)
2 cool manager cards and a Rose fit into my collecting goals and Sutton was one of the underated greats.
For some reason they made the wrapper much taller then the cards.
Here are the contest / adds inside the pack.
BY THE NUMBERS:
Total Cards: 7
Total Cards: 7
Rookie Cards: 0
Sub Sets: 0
Keepers for Me: 3 (Rose, Anderson, Lillis)
Front Design: N/A
Back Design: N/A
Player Selection: 6.5 out of 10 Good
FINAL OVERALL RATING: Single. 3 of 7 keepers with a good player selection make this pack a hit. I didn't know this was a repack since it was behind the glass of the Vend-O-Pack machine so I am glad they at least had some good players inside.
Thanks for Reading!