Saturday, August 27, 2016

PAD Circus - Packs 198-201 - Medallions are for the Birds

Hey, everyone!! Well, this has certainly become PEOD Circus (Pack Every Other Day), hasn't it. Never fear, we still have a lot of packs to go!! Wahoo!!

Let's get ripped:

2016 Topps Series 2 (3 packs plus medallion pack!)

aaron altherr - braves - jafronius (wahoo!!)
danny duffy - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)
matt reynolds - mets - buckstore cards (wahoo!!)
ryan flaherty - orioles - pedersej (wahoo!!)
ariel pena - brewers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
dallas keuchel - astros - raz (wahoo!!)
caleb cotham foil (unnumbered) - yankees - bo rosny (wahoo!!)
ichiro chasing 3k - mariners - cool breeze (wahoo!!)
andrew cashner - padres - marcus (wahoo!!)
chris reed - marlins - bo rosny (wahoo!!)
martin perez - rangers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
raul mondesi - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!! x2)
carlos beltran - yankees - bo rosny (wahoo!! x2)
pedro alvarez - orioles - pedersej (wahoo!! x2)
cody asche - phillies - dawgbones (wahoo!!)
james mccann - tigers - ryan g (wahoo!!)
anthony rendon foil 1610/2016 - nationals - captkirk42 (wahoo!!)
roger maris berger's best - yankees - bo rosny (wahoo!! x3)
cody allen - indians (wahoo!) - tribecards (wahoo!!)
marlins team card - bo rosny (wahoo!! x2)
kris medlen - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!! x3)
danny espinosa - nationals - captkirk42 (wahoo!! x2)
marwin gonzalez - astros - raz (wahoo!! x2)
daniel murphy - nationals - captkirk42 (wahoo!! x3)
wily peralt - brewers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!! x2)
miguel cotto first pitch - dodgers - night owl (wahoo!!)
zack greene mlb debut - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!! x4)
buster posey changing of the guard - giants - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
carl edwards - cubs - sons of diagoras (wahoo!!)
tanner roark - nationals - captkirk42 (wahoo!! x4)

And, the MLB Debut Medallion:
manny machado - orioles - pedersej (wahoo!!)

WOW!! Congrats to CaptKirk42 and VC Royals for snagging FOUR cards each and to the bunch of folks that pulled at least TWO cards each! That is awesome! Hey, we even grabbed an Indians player. Then, Pedersej steps up and smacks a hit with the Medallion card. Very cool!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

PAD Circus - Packs 192-197 - Pass the Chipz!

Hey, everyone! I have a stack of 2013 Chipz from a box I bought and it is time to let the Chipz fall where they may! So, let's rip open these packs! Note: I am opening several, so these will just be listed as one long list. And, there is a playmat in each pack, so those will be listed as one big multiplier.

Playmat - Fillers - Ventural County Royals (Wahoo!! x06)
Roy Halladay - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Neftali Feliz - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Ryan Zimmerman - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Nationals Vinyl Sticker - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x2 Back-to-Back!!)
Paul Goldschmidt Glow-in-the-Dark - Diamondbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Angel Pagan - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Giants Vinyl Sticker - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x2 Back-to-Back!!)
Matt Cain Glow-in-the-Dark - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x3 Back-to-Back-toBack!!!)
Jason Kipnis - Indians - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Prince Fielder - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Clayton Kershaw - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Michael Bourn - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Yoenis Cespedes Silver - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
A's Vinyl Sticker - Dayf - Wahoo!! (x2 Back-to-Back!!)
Buster Posey Gold - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x4)
James Shields Glow-in-the-Dark - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Neftali Feliz - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x2)
Rangers Vinyl Sticker - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x3, Back-to-Back!!)
Mark Trumbo - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Giancarlo Stanton - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Nelson Cruz Glow-in-the-Dark - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x4)
Angels Vinyl - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x2)
Albert Pujols Gold - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x3 Back-to-Back!!)
JJ Hardy - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Cole Hamels - Phillies - Dawgbones - Wahoo!! x2)
Roy Halladay Magnetic - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!! x3, Back-to-Back!!)
Mets Vinyl Sticker - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Johan Santana - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!! x2 Back-to-Back!!)
Mike Trout - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x4)
John Axford - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)

Wow!! We did six packs and still have 8 or so to go! We'll save those for another post. Congratulations to everyone! We pulled some silver, some gold and managed to find a magnet in here, too!

Monday, August 22, 2016

PAD Circus - Pack 191 - A Royal(s) Pack!

Hello, everyone! I have a repack cello thingy that I thought I would bust open and see if we can provide a bit of variety. Let's see what we get:

George Brett - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Steve Bedrosian - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Tapani - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Geno Petralli - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Felix Jose - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Terry Shumpert - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x2)
Kevin Seitzer - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x3!!! Back-to-Back!!)
Ethan Allen - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Harry Hooper - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Tim Teufel - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Mel Hall - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Bobby Rose - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
1990 Bowman Checklist - Checklists - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Howard Johnson - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Alvaro Espinoza - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x2)
Devon White - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x2)
Luis Aquino - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x4)
Mike Jackson - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!!)
Dave Stewart - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!! x2)
Cecil Fielder - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)

WOW! This pack favored the Royals big time! We had several other multi-card hits as well. Congrats to everyone that grabbed some wax out this pack!

Friday, August 19, 2016

PAD Circus - Packs 187-190 - Post Gint-A-Cuffs Recovery?

Hey everyone! I bet you thought I fell off the planet after posting my final Gint-A-Cuffs entry with "End of Watch" in the title, eh... Well, I am still here and I ready for my first post-GAC, er post!

Let's see... I have four packs of 2016 Archives, so let's rip those open and see what we can come up with!

Greg Bird - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Luis Severino - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!!)
John Smoltz - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Carlton Fisk - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Jim Rice - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Oscar Gamble - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x3)
Edwin Encarnacion Topps Super - Blue Jays - Hoackeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Brandon Phillips - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Ichiro Suzuki - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Matt Harvey - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)

WOW! Bo Rosny racked up here today, folks! Congratulations to him and to everyone else that pulled cards. That Encarnacion is pretty cool!

Brandon Belt - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Stephen Strasburg - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Tom Murphy - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Darin Ruf - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Frankie Montas - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
John Olerud - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!!)
Tony - Bull Durham - Free Agent
Johnny Bench - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Roberto Clemente - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)
Chipper Jones - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)

Hey! We pulled the Bull Durham card! Sure, it's not an auto or anything, but still cool. Congrats to everyone grabbing cardboard heroes out this pack! WOW!

Kole Calhoun - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Randal Grichuk - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Stephen Vogt - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Ryan Howard - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Prince Fielder - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Yasmany Tomas - Diamondbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Max Scherzer - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Matt Kemp - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Adrian Beltre - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Anthony Rendon - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x2)

At the end, CaptKirk42 snags a 2-fer! Nice job! Congrats to each of you that have added more cards into your stacks! Wahoo!!

Collin McHugh - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!!)
Jacob DeGrom - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Alex Rodriguez - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Noah Syndergaard - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!! x2)
Jose Reyes - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Nelson Cruz - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!!)
David Ortiz Topps Super - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Aroldis Chapman - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Dallas Keuchel - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!! x2)
Lucas Duda - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!! x3)

Well, holy smokes! That pack was a fight for multiple player hits! Okay, it felt like it anyway. Haha! Man, I really like those Topps Supers - very old school!

Monday, August 15, 2016

PAD Circus - Packs 183-186; GAC Packs 22-25 - END OF WATCH

We have come to the end of the road. Our Gint-a-Cuffs journey ends tonight. We've managed to pull a couple of very cool hits, but they are Yankees, so we suffer the wrath of our dear commissioner, who has a hatred for the team so deep he chopped our hit point in half for each of those.

It has been a road of very few Indians cards thus far - two, in fact. It has been a way paved with comedians, sportscasters, ball players, and oddities. We reach into the box for one last night of 2016 Allen and Ginter Hobby Box breakage. Good luck. Everyone.

GAC Pack 22: (GAC Total +94.5)
Paul O'Neill - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!) - GAC: -1 (yankees)
Alex Rodriguez - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!!) - GAC: -1 (yankees)
Michael Brantley - Indians (Wahoo!) - Tribecards (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Ian Desmond - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Michael Breed Mini - Golf Instructor (Golfing) - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Brooks Robinson - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Kolten Wong - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Stephen Piscotty - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!!) - GAC:+0
Pack Total: -2; GAC Total: +92.5

Well, there's a fine how-do-ya-do. Well, at least two of you pulled Back-to-Backers!! And, I pulled a Tribecard! Wahoo!!

GAC Pack 23:
Freddie Freeman - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+2 (fp)
Denise Austin - Fitness Instructor - Free Agent - GAC: +0
Roger Clemens - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!) - GAC:-1 (yankees)
Logan Forsythe - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!!) - GAC: +0
Byung Ho Park Mini - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Ozzie Smith - Cardnials - Wilson (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Ervin Santana - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!! x2) - GAC:+0
Joey Votto Numbers Game - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+2 (ng) +2 (fp)
Pack Total: +5; GAC Total: +97.5

GAC Pack 24:
Charlie Blackmon - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Michael Breed - Golfing - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Dee Gordon - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!) - GAC+0
Falcon 9 Rocket - Launch Vehicle - Free Agent - GAC:+1 (bonus)
Neil Walker Mini Black Border - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+3 (mbb)
Adam Lind - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Lorenzo Cain - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Stephen Vogt - A's - dayf (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Pack Total:+4; GAC Total: +101.5

Wahoo!! We broke the 100-point mark! Congrats to everyone getting cards! Some of you are on a roll!

GAC Pack 25 (The last pack...):
Byung Ho Park - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Kenley Jansen - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Neil Walker - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Komodo Island - Natural Wonders - Free Agent - GAC:+2 (nw)
Kevin Gausman Mini - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Maria Sharapova - Tennis - Jafronius (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Brandon Crawford - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!) - GAC:+0
Babe Ruth Numbers Game - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!) - GAC: +2 (ng); -1 (yankees)
Pack Total: +3; GAC Total: +104.5

How befitting... We end on a Yankees card. Well, even though there is no way we will win Gint-A-Cuffs, I had a lot of fun ripping these open and sharing with you! Congratulations to EVERYONE that pulled cards and to those who will take part in the Free Agent draft coming up soon!