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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Super Donut

Before blogging, I had a limited knowledge on oddball baseball cards. Most of my memories were of Denny's hologram cards and Sports Illustrated for Kids. I just never really grasped how many cool oddballs existed.

Shortly after starting Bob Walk the Plank I quickly realized that the oddball card market was vast. You could be in for a life's adventure by just tackling weird releases of your chosen team. Soon enough I began receiving oddball after oddball in trades. This allowed me to get a nice base of what was out there.

While searching for some older Jack Wilson cards I came across this little gem.
2007 Jack Wilson Super Donut

Super Bakery is co-owned by Franco Harris and produces healthy pastries. In 2007 they came out with a Jack Wilson themed release. The above card was associate with that release.



I wasn't familiar with Super Donuts, but it seems they have kind of a cult following. For years they distributed just to schools and regional grocery stores, but have recently begun distributing all over the US. Part of me wants to order a case and see what a healthy donut tastes like.

I'm sure not as good as the real thing....



Thanks for reading.


14 comments:

  1. To me Jack Wilson will always be the face of the Pirates franchise. And I'm not saying that to be mean.

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    1. He was one of the longest tenured Pirates in the last 20 years.

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  2. Wait, donuts can be healthy? I can't wait to see these in my school.

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    1. I'm guessing they taste like crap....

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  3. God, what must be in those things? "Roasted quinoa with pomegranate seeds and finely chopped kale, all gluten free!"

    I may overstate that a bit.

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    1. Some kind of special dough I guess.. I don't think I'm curious enough to find out.

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  4. Bad. They taste bad. I ended up going to 4 or 5 different grocery stores before finally finding one that carried Super Donuts, and had the Jack Wilson boxes. I ended up buying 2 or 3 different varieties, thinking each one might have a different version of the card.

    I wish I had saved the packaging as well. Oh well...

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    1. I figured you had this card. Thanks for the warning about the donuts.

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  5. "Before blogging, I had a limited knowledge on oddball baseball cards."

    You and me both.

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    1. Seems like I find a new one every week.

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  6. So, let me get this straight.... they made donuts good for you AND they come with a baseball card??? Why wasn't I aware of this greatness?

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    1. An oddball food release that comes with an oddball card! I guess the company is expanding, so maybe you will see them in the Chicago area soon. I've heard mixed reviews.

      A few people I talked to had fond memories of getting them in school while others tried them later in life and said they are awful. I'm on the hunt for some so I can put the argument to bed.

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    1. Sorry man! If it is any consolation I see a good bit that you end up with that I bid on.

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