Monday, November 23, 2015

Tribecards from Bo Rosny - Part 1!

These came in the mail a LONG time ago, along with several packs (and custom "BoPacks") for the 2015 PAD Circus. THANK YOU so much for these awesome Tribecards! Wahoo!! There are so many, I have to split this up into at least two posts. WOW!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tribecards from the mailbag!

I received the following cards in a shipment of packs from one of you. I believe these came from Todd (trhdds), but there is equally a chance they came from someone else. I try to keep the note that accompanies the cards you guys send, but I can't find it anywhere. My apologies for being so disorganized! AUGH!

Well, if you recognize these, please let me know so you can get credit!

Gint-A-Cuffs Prize Box - #ShowYourHits

I was VERY fortunate to have won one of the 2015 Allen and Ginter prize boxes from Gint-A-Cuffs in a 7-way raffle, or something like that. Below are the hits and Tribecards that I pulled from the box.

First up, the minis with AG backs and black borders:

Next, we have the hits from the box. I pulled two game-used, and auto, and three buybacks (one of them a mini):

And, last but not least, these are the Indians cards I pulled out of the Hobby Box:

I want to give a VERY special THANK YOU to Mark for all his work with the Gint-A-Cuffs program and to both him and Topps for providing a giveaway box of cards! Wahoo!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

#PADCircus - The Last Packs, sorta

Hello, everyone! Today, I am opening the last packs we have. Well, not exactly. I am busting the remaining non-91 Upper Deck packs. I still have a bunch of 91 UD packs, but I will bust those open offline and dole out cards accordingly.

The free agents revealed today and over the past couple days will be put into a third draft. I know that doesn't quite give everyone a "No Skunk" draft. So, the remaining managers who do not get a chance for a no-skunk draft will get bonus cards/prizes as compensation. Hopefully, next time I'll have much better planning and consistency. But, we'll save the future of PADCircus for another post.

Let's rip some wax!

2006 Topps Cello with "bonus vintage cards"

Matt Holliday - rockies - maddings (Wahoo!!)
Buck Showalter - Rangers - free agent
Derek Jeter - Yankees - bo rosnys (wahoo!!)
ivan rodriguez/carlos guillen up the middle - tigers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)/free agent
rich aurilia - reds - arpsmith (wahoo!!) (anyone see aurilia on guy's grocery games? pretty cool)
curtis granderson - tigers - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!!)
paul konerko - white sox - soxfan4life (wahoo!!)
matt murton - cubs - free agent
lyle overbay - blue jays - kazis (wahoo!!)
jj furmaniak - pirates - free agent
david dejesus gold 0774/2006 - royals - jennings64 (wahoo!!)
john mcnamara 90 topps - indians (wahoo!) - free agent
randy kramer 89 topps - pirates - free agent
robin yount 91 topps - brewers - thorzul (wahoo!!)
set checklist 3/3 - captkirk42s (wahoo!!)
marcus giles - braves - free agent
freddy sanchez - pirates - gcrl (wahoo!!)
shea hillenbrand - blue jays - free agent (how did he never play for the mets!?)
san diego padres team card - padres - free agent
tony clark - diamondbacks - dominic fdny (wahoo!!)
claudio vargas - diamondbacks - free agent
mark hendrickson - rays - free agent

1987 topps partial cello

wade boggs 86 all-star - red sox - northanmpton therapists (wahoo!!)
dave anderson - dodgers - captkirks42s (wahoo!!)
franklin stubbs - dodgers - night owls (wahoo!!)
billy sample - braves - free agent
jimmy key - blue jays - free agent
pete o'brien - rangers - arkansas tribecards (wahoo!!)
bob brenly - giants - free agent
wall backman - mets - eastern virginia mutts (wahoo!!)
hubie brooks - expos - thorzul (wahoo!!)
mike schmidt - phillies - eastern virginia mutts (wahoo!!)
tommy lasorda - dodgers - stealing home (wahoo!!)
rick reuschel - pirates - free agent
caludell washington - yankees - free agent
donnie moore - angels - free agent
dave stapleton - red sox - free agent
sid bream - pirates - free agent
dave anderson - dodgers - captkirk42s (wahoo!! seeing double!)

1996 Fleer Dodgers

tom candiotti - dodgers - arkansas tribecards (wahoo!!)
mike blowers - dodgers - free agent
set checklist - captkirk42s (wahoo!!)
ismael valdes - dodgers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
todd worrell - dodgers - maddings (wahoo!!)
mike piazza - dodgers - illinois jafronius (wahoo!!)
antonio osuna - dodgers - jennings64 (wahoo!!)
raul mondesi - dodgers - cobb county superchickens (wahoo!!)
eric karros - dodgers - night owls (wahoo!!)
todd worrell - dodgers - maddings (wahoo!! seeing double! [double play?])

1988 Donruss

stan musial puzzle 25, 26, 27 - cardinals - wilsons (wahoo!!)
kirk mccaskill - angels - saitama sushi (wahoo!!)
mark mcgwire diamond kings - a's - wilsons (wahoo!!)
tom newell - phillies - free agent
john davis - royals - free agent
jay aldrich - brewers - free agent
jeff dedmon - braves - free agent
keith moreland - cubs - free agent (looks like i forgot to put him in draft in april maybe)
kevin mitchell - giants - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
carney lansford - a's - free agent
tom prince - pirates - free agent
bob melvin - giants - jennings64 (wahoo!!)
manny trillo - cubs - free agent
andy mcgaffigan - expos - balking dead (wahoo!!)
ron oester - reds - nachos grande (wahoo!!)
terry leach - mets - free agent

1990 Donruss

carl yastrzemski puzzle 19, 20, 21- red sox - thoughts and sox (wahoo!!)
kelly downs - giants - free agent
jose lind - pirates - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)
dale murphy - braves - cobb county superchickens (wahoo!!)
andre dawson - cubs - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
kevin mcreynolds - mets - backstop cards (wahoo!!)
darnell coles - mariners - kazis (wahoo!!)
george bell - blue jays - kazis (wahoo!!)
randy bush - twins - eastern virginia mutts (wahoo!!)
howard johnson diamond kings - mets - kentucky quarrys (wahoo!!)
fred mcgriff - blue jays - backstop cards (wahoo!!)
dan gladden - twins - pedersejs (wahoo!!)
dwight gooden - mets - northampton therapists (wahoo!!)
tim raines mvp - expos - thorzul (wahoo!!)
damon berryhill - cubs - free agent
lonnie smith - braves - wilsons (wahoo!!)
scott garrelts - giants - dominic fdny (wahoo!!) (card was stuck to pack, wax buildup!)

Wow! There you have it, folks! Those were the last "online" packs to be busted for this year's Pack-A-Daily Circus! I will sort out the free agents and provide the draft to managers.

Thanks to everyone that played along this year! I know my posting was sporadic at best throughout the season, but I was given a LOT of much-needed encouragement from you. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your kind words (and sometimes a swift kick in the butt when needed).

I will be sorting cards from this season, last season, and I still have oversized cards to sort through from 2013's "From Outer Space" giveaway! WHAT!? Crazy, man. Those will ALL be divided and sent out to the respective managers.

I am planning to run the OOTP game for this year, but that will be coming a bit later - most likely starting up around Thanksgiving break. That should be a fun off-season project.

One last thought: When your hobby begins to feel like work, it's time to make some changes. Basically, that's what happened this season: my fun hobby turned into work and it lost its luster for me. In fact, I had written a "Tribecards Farewell" post to be run on Bob Feller's birthday coming up soon. But, I had some encouragement from my son and a few of you (without you even knowing it) and I realized that I still love doing this. I just need to tweak a few things. One tweak I made this season was not killing myself to post. I know that drove some of you batty, but if my heart wasn't in it, I didn't post. Those of you that are bloggers know that not posting is a slippery, easy slope to ride. So, I will find a balance for next season where it is a more regular schedule, but perhaps not a daily one. I dunno, by next season, I may ready for dailies. I still have tweaks in the drafting/management side of things because some players still manage to slip through the cracks or get lost from week-to-week and I don't know how that is happening.

Sorry for the digression.

I mainly want to say THANK YOU to each of you that read along, played along, and donated packs and/or money. I am always amazed at the support and kinship our hobby brings!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

#PADCircus - Rolling Out The Customs + mojo!

Hello, everyone! Tonight, I am rolling out the rest of the custom packs given to us from Play at the Plate. Let's see what's in these. We have three 2015 Topps Series 2 and five 2015 Opening Day.

Let's rip Opening Day first:

brandon mccarthy 2013 topps - diamondbacks - joliet convicts (wahoo!!)
starlin castro 2013 archives - cubs - pedersejs (wahoo!!)
koji uehara 2013 topps - red sox - thoughts and sox (wahoo!!)
ryan braun 2015 donruss - brewers - thorzul (wahoo!!)
derek bell 95 stadium club trans-action - astros - jennings64 (wahoo!!)
scott champarino 91 fleer ultra - rangers - free agent
mark trumbo 2013 archives - angels - jafronius (wahoo!!)
jim abbott 99 victory - brewers - stealing home (wahoo!!)
giancarlo stanton 15 donruss - marlins - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
mark ellis - 13 topps - dodgers - free agent
mark clear 88 donruss - brewers - free agent
miguel cabrera 2013 archives - tigers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
albie lopez 93 bowman - indians (wahoo!) - saitama sushi (wahoo!!)
placido polanco 08 topps - tigers - wilsons (wahoo!!)
jorge de la rosa 11 topps - rockies - kentucky quarrys (wahoo!!)
dave schmidt 88 donruss - orioles - eastern virginia mutts (wahoo!!)
ubaldo jimenez 13 topps - indians (wahoo!) - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
rickey henderson die cut 13 topps thrill of chase - a's - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!! back-to-back!)
scott rolen 10 topps - reds - wilsons (wahoo!!)
tommy milone 13 archives - a's - free agent
calvin schiraldi 88 donruss - red sox - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!!)
joe morgan 2014 archives - reds - illinois jafronius (wahoo!!)
eric hinske 11 topps - braves - illinois jafronius (wahoo!! back-to-back!)
alex trevino 88 donruss - dodgers - free agent
jesse orosco 92 score - indians (wahoo!) - arkansas tribecards (wahoo!!)
dave von ohlen 85 fleer - cardinals - free agent
pittsburgh pirate parrot (mascot) 13 topps - pirates - free agent
jeff francoeur 13 topps - royals - free agent
jake peavy 2013 archives - white sox - free agent
nolan ryan 87 topps - astros - saitama sushi (wahoo!!)
darwin barney 2013 archives - cubs - free agent
aaron hill 05 bowman - blue jays - kazis (wahoo!!)
alex rios 13 archives - white sox - idaho astros (wahoo!!)
trevor cahill 13 topps - diamondbacks - thoughts and sox (wahoo!!)
jason kendall 11 topps - royals - illinois jafronius (wahoo!!)
george springer 15 donruss - astros - nachos grande (Wahoo!!)
brandon belt 15 donruss - giants - arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
bip roberts 92 studio - reds - backstop cards (wahoo!!)
albert pujols 13 archives - angels - wilsons (wahoo!!)
julio morban 12 chrome - mariners - free agent
brett gardner 15 donruss - yankees - free agent
kirby puckett 88 donruss - twins - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
ted williams quotes 04 upper deck - red sox - thoughts and sox (wahoo!!)
felix hernandez 13 archives - mariners - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
adam waiwright 15 donruss - cardinals - maddings (wahoo!!)
lance johnson 97 pacific - mets - free agent
jesus montero 13 archives - free agent
dave winfield 13 archives - yankees - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
edgar renteria 2000 omega - cardnials - wilsons (wahoo!!)
alex gordon 15 donruss - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)

Whoa! That was a LOT of cards! Congrats to managers who pulled cards (and several pulled many!) from these packs. Now, let's look at the series 2 custom packs:
(these are all series 2 cards unless otherwise noted)

alfredo simon - tigers - jennings64 (wahoo!!)
justin morneau - rockies - kentucky quarrys (wahoo!!)
jonathan broxton - brewers - wilsons (Wahoo!!)
tampa bay rays team card - rays - free agent
gerrit cole - pirates - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
freddy garcia 2002 fleer authentix game-used w/ticket - mariners - eastern va mutts (wahoo!!)
desmond jennings - rays - free agent
sam freeman - cardinals - free agent
wil myers - padres - rjbreeze (wahoo!!)
tyson ross - padres - backstop cards (wahoo!!)
bronson arroyo - diamondbacks - free agent!?
matt shoemaker - angels - jennings64 (wahoo!!)
drew storen - nationals - captkirks42s (wahoo!!)
jarrod parker - a's - play at the plate (Wahoo!!)
luke hochevar - royals - play at the plate (wahoo!! back-to-back!)
david freese - cardinals - wilsons (wahoo!!)
sal bando 2001 archives reprint auto - a's - free agent
kevin gausman - orioles - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
jose altuve - astros - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!!)
mark buehrle - blue jays - northampton therapists (wahoo!!)
nick castellanos - tigers - rjbreeze (wahoo!!)
carlos martinez - cardinals - superdupermen (wahoo!!)
ryan flaherty - orioles - free agent
chris heston - giants - free agent
dellin betances - yankees - bo rosny (wahoo!!)
shawn pleffner 14 bowman auto card - nationals - free agent
chris capuano - yankees - free agent
erik cordier - giants - free agent
logan morrison - mariners - dominic fdny (wahoo!!)
drew stubbs - rockies - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)

WHOA! Sal Bando auto - free agent!? Sweet!! And, Pleffner with an auto is also up for grabs! Nice! Congrats to everyone pulling cards here tonight!