Sunday, May 29, 2016

PAD Circus 039 - More packs than even I realized! So, let's get ripping!

What you see in the image at the top of the post is a picture I took of the packs that are in the big ol box of wax as of today (May 29, 2016). When I set out to have a major pack break this weekend to try and clean up some of the stuff I had, I did not realize just how many packs I have - nor the variety! 

This little experiment forced me to reassess the manner in which the packs are drawn from the box. You see, I had just sorta thrown in the packs willy-nilly, thinking that would give me a wonderful bit of randomness. In truth, there are so many packs, many brands/styles were buried at the bottom and wouldn't see the light of day until further in the season. That's not bad, but it also means that the variety of packs each day was sorely lacking. I've taken care of that now. The pack draws will still be random, but the new "organized chaos" method should mean a bigger, better variety day-to-day. We'll see!

The biggest thing I learned? I have a LOT of packs. I have more packs than I even realized. Heck, I even "discovered" packs that I didn't even remember having. When I start to question my own sanity in doing these breaks, it is times like this that brings it all home. I love the hobby. I love the thrill of busting open packs to see what's inside. In my own twisted way, I get to have my own "Christmas" every time I write a pack-break post.

I can't wait to start ripping into these!

In fact, let's rip into some variety.

2011 Americana:
Ami Dolenz - Actress - Buckstore cards (Wahoo!!)
James Duval - Actor - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Luke Goss - Actor, Singer, Author - Jafronius (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Randal Kleiser - Producer - Free Agent
Peter Vanderkaay - Olympic Swimmer - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Wow, these multi-talented folks are giving me a run for the money. Goss is going in as an actor. I see that I messed up when I created "Olympians" as a category. we have a free agent as "Speed Skating" separate from Olympians, and I almost listed the Swimmer as its own thing. I think my thought process is this: if the card specifically mentions Olympics, then it is an olympian. Otherwise, it goes to the sport. Sound good? Sounds good.

2014 Goodwin Champions:
Bill Guerin - Hockey - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Dan Gurney Mini - Auto Racing - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Frederick Douglass - Activist - Free Agent
Sammy Watkins - Football - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Hey! More Free agents for the next draft! Wahoo!! Congratulations to the folks who snagged some non-baseball cards from the pack.

2013 Chipz:
David Price Glow-in-the-Dark - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)
Matt Kemp - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Andrew McCutchen - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)
Michael Morse - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Nationals Vinyl Logo - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Playmat - Fillers - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Haha! I bet Ventura County Royals are regretting the "Fillers" category about now. Remember, I bought an unopened box of these Chipz and EVERY pack has a playmat. Awesome! Congrats to everyone that snagged a Chipz out of here.

2014 Topps Update:
Chris Colabello - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Daric Barton - A's - dayf (Wahoo!!)
Joaquin Arias - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Logan Forsythe - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Francoeur - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Adam Jones Mini Die Cut - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Scott Hairston - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Mike Trout All-Star Game - Angels - Angels In Order (Wahoo!!)
Congratulations, everyone! That Jones mini die-cut is very cool! I am pretty sure, when I was younger, I cut out plenty of those 1989 Topps apart for the "die-cut" look. I know for a fact I did it to the 1981 (what my brother and I called "the hat kind").

Saturday, May 28, 2016

PAD Circus - 038 - A Pack An Inning?

Hello, everyone! As I have mentioned quite a bit lately, I have a LOT of cards in my giveaway box. Most of the packs are 1993 or earlier. So, to make room for some more current stuff (and, frankly, to feel like we are even making a dent in the thing), I'm busting as many of each particular brand as I can over the next couple days.

I am starting off with a standard game's worth of innings' (yes, nine) packs of 1992 Fleer Ultra Series II. Each pack has 14 cards. Wait. What the heck did I just set myself up for!? Well, let's get ripping...

Oh, before we do, note I will typing these out in lowercase. I don't have time to be bothered with things like proper grammar... Oh, and the card tallies will be added to the leader board at a later date.

cal eldred - brewers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
dick schoffield - mets - buckstore cards (wahoo!!)
juan guzman - blue jays - hockeykazi (wahoo!!)
rex hudler - cardinals - wilson (wahoo!!)
dennis cook - indians - enamel rods (wahoo!!)
chad curtis - angels - angels in order (wahoo!!)
scott fletcher - brewers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!! x2)
mark carreon - tigers - ryan g (wahoo!!)
ken patterson - cubs - sons of diagoras (wahoo!!)
mike gallego - yankees - borosny (wahoo!!)
bobby bonilla - mets - buckstore cards (wahoo!!)
john wetteland - expos - scott crawford on cards (wahoo!!)
bip roberts - cincinnati reds - nachos grande (wahoo!!)
cecil espy - pirates - brian c (wahoo!!)

tom henke - blue jays - hockeykazis (wahoo!!)
tim jones - cardinals - wilson (wahoo!!)
kenny lofton - indians - tribecards (wahoo!!)
hubie brooks - angels - angels in order (wahoo!!)
tim mcintosh - brewers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
dan gladden - tigers - ryan g (wahoo!!)
sammy sosa - cubs - sons of diagoras (wahoo!!)
jim leyritz - yankees - borosny (wahoo!!)
willie randolph - mets - buckstore cards (wahoo!!)
archi cianfrocco - expos - scott crawford on cards (wahoo!!)
dave martinez - reds - nachos grande (wahoo!!)
paul miller - pirates - brian c (wahoo!!)
esteban beltre - white sox - dominic fdny (wahoo!!)
ben rivera - braves - jafronius  (wahoo!!)

donovan osborne - cardinals - wilson (wahoo!!)
john vander wal - expos - scott crawford on cards (wahoo!!)
archi cianfrocco all-rookie team - expos - scott crawford on cards (wahoo!! x2, back-to-back!!)
chris gwynn - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)
jose melendez - padres - marcus (wahoo!!)
john patterson - giants - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
john flaherty - red sox - thoughts & sox (wahoo!!)
bill krueger - twins - gcrl (wahoo!!)
mark mclemore - orioles - pedersej (wahoo!!)
gene wilson - a's - dayf (wahoo!!)
monty fariss - rangers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
kevin mitchell - mariners - cool breeze (wahoo!!)
pat listach - brewers - jacksonville jobu  (wahoo!!)
junior ortiz checklist - indians - enamel rods (wahoo!!)

jim mcnamara - giants - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
scott cooper - red sox - thoughts & sox (wahoo!!)
lenny webster - twins - gcrl (wahoo!!)
jose mesa - orioles - pedersej (wahoo!!)
mike moore - a's - dayf (wahoo!!)
dickie thon - rangers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
rich amaral - mariners - cool breeze (wahoo!!)
edwin nunez - brewers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
mark wohlers - braves - jafronius (wahoo!!)
jack morris - blue jays - hockeykazi (wahoo!!)
gerald perry - cardinals - wilson (wahoo!!)
glenallen hill - indians - tribecards (wahoo!!)
lee stevens - angels - angels in order (wahoo!!)
franklin stubbs - brewers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!! x2)

mike stanley - yankees - borosny  (wahoo!!)
charlie o'brien - mets - buckstore cards (wahoo!!)
marquis grissom - expos - scott crawford on cards (wahoo!!)
reggie sanders - reds - nachos grande (wahoo!!)
roger mason - pirates - brian c (wahoo!!)
steve sax - white sox - dominic fdny (wahoo!!)
juan berenguer - braves - jafronius (wahoo!!)
juan guerrero - astros - raz (wahoo!!)
orel hershiser - dodgers - night owl (wahoo!!)
jeff grotewold - phillies - dawgbones (wahoo!!)
juan agosto - cardinals - wilson (wahoo!!)
jeff fassero - expos - scott crawford on cards (wahoo!!)
jack mcdowell all-star - white sox - dominc fdny (wahoo!! x2)
mark davis - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)

eric karros - dodgers - night owl (wahoo!!)
kim batiste - phillies - dawgbones (wahoo!!)
rich gedman - cardinals - wilson (wahoo!!)
brian downing - rangers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
eric karros all-rookie team - dodgers - night owl (wahoo!! x2)
gregg jefferies - royals - ventura county royals  (wahoo!!)
gary pettis - padres - marcus (wahoo!!)
bill swift - giants - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
john marzano - red sox - thoughts & sox (wahoo!!)
carl willis - twins - gcrl (wahoo!!)
bob milacki - orioles - pedersej (wahoo!!)
dennis eckersley - a's - dayf (wahoo!!)
donald harris - rangers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
henry cotto - mariners - cool breeze (wahoo!!)

mike gallego - yankees - borosny (wahoo!!)
bobby bonilla - mets - buckstore cards (wahoo!!)
john wetteland - expos - scott crawford on cards (wahoo!!)
bip roberts - reds - nachos grande (wahoo!!)
cecil espy - pirates - brian c (wahoo!!)
joey cora - white sox - dominic fdny (wahoo!!)
damon berryhill - braves - jafronius (wahoo!!)
pete incaviglia - astros - raz (wahoo!!)
eric davis - dodgers - night owl (wahoo!!)
curt schilling - phillies - dawgbones (wahoo!!)
bernanrd gilkey - cardinals - wilson (wahoo!!)
dave smith - cubs - sons of diagoras (wahoo!!)
mike munoz - tigers - ryan g (wahoo!!)
craig lefferts - padres - marcus (wahoo!!)

ryan bowen - astros - raz (wahoo!!)
bob ojeda - dodgers - night owl (wahoo!!)
julio peguero - phillies - dawgbones (wahoo!!)
cris carpenter - cardinals - wilson (wahoo!!)
bill sampen - expos - scott crawford on cards (wahoo!!)
tom gordon - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)
kurt stillwell - padres - marcus (wahoo!!)
bryan hickerson - giants - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
wade boggs - red sox - thoughts & sox (wahoo!!)
john smiley - twins - gcrl (wahoo!!)
ben mcdonald - orioles - pedersej (wahoo!!)
carney lansford - a's - dayf (wahoo!!)
kevin brown - rangers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
clay parker - mariners - cool breeze (wahoo!!)

rick sutcliffe - orioles - pedersej (wahoo!!)
henry mercedes - a's - dayf (wahoo!!)
jose guzman - rangers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
paul sorrento - indians - enamel rods (wahoo!!)
jeff johnson - yankees - borosny (wahoo!!)
brooky jacoby - indians - tribecards (wahoo!!)
pat mahomes - twins - gcrl (wahoo!!)
rob murphy - astros - raz (wahoo!!)
charles nagy - indians - enamel rods (wahoo!! x2)
bobby rose - angels - angels in order (wahoo!!)
william suero - brewers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
chad kreuter - tigers - ryan g (wahoo!!)
mike morgan - cubs - sons of diagoras (wahoo!!)
charlie hayes - yankees - borosny (wahoo!! x2) 

Friday, May 27, 2016

PAD Circus - 037 - We "Auto" Get "Game-Used"

Bad puns all around, folks! Yes, even though the big ol box of packs is crying out to be pilfered, I stopped by the big box store and found a weird repack box. The box claims to have one auto, one relic, one fat pack and two wax packs. Sure enough...

Luis Castillo 2004 Bazooka Adventures Game-Worn - Marlins - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Ken Huckaby 2002 Prospects Signatures Auto - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)

Wow! First of all, BoRosny continues to score cards from our breaks. Secondly, how about those freaking cards!? Nice job, guys!

One of the foil packs is 2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection. I'm going to go on a limb and say Bo will get at least one card out of this pack... As with other team-heavy/specific packs, we will not count "back-to-Backs" here)

Babe Ruth Career Achievements ERA 2.28 - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Babe Ruth After Final Game As Yankee - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Ruth Joins National Guard - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Ruth Showing His Lumber Some Love - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Ruth Prepares for Charity Basketball Game - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)

Here is my (probably flawed, I know) logic on how these were handed out:

  1. Babe Ruth was a pitcher for the Red Sox MUCH longer than for the Yankees, so I thought it only right to assign him to that team for the card.
  2. It was following his final game AS a Yankee. I'm calling no-brainer here.
  3. Ruth was playing for the Yankees at the time this happened.
  4. This was taken during his Yankees days, presumably during the 1926 Cardinals.
  5. This was presumably taken in 1921. Ruth played for Yankees.

Well, more congratulations to Bo Rosny, who seems to have stolen the show in terms of cards being tossed his way here lately. Luckily, Thoughts & Sox was able to snag one of those Ruth cards!

The next foil pack is 2014 Topps Series Two

Jackie Bradley Jr Future Stars - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Yovani Gallardo - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Austin Jackson - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Miguel Cabrera SaberStars - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Adam Jones Blue Border - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Mike Olt Blue Border - Cubs - The Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!!)
Ian Kennedy - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Christian Yelich All-Star Rookie - Marlins - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)

Wahoo!! It's good to see a variety of managers come back to fight for some cards. Haha! Congratulations, managers!

1978 Papa Gino's Discs - Thanks, Mark!

Thanks to Mark A, here is some background info on the Papa Gino's discs we handed out on here not long ago:

That certainly explains why our stack of cards was so Red Sox heavy!

Thanks for the head's up, Mark!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

PAD Circus - 036 - Bo Knows Yankees... And a couple 1978ish Discs

Hello, everyone!
  As I mentioned, the big box of packs is taunting me, so I am ripping multiple packs of cards for a while. This time, I have two 1978ish discs and a slew of those 1979 Burger King Yankees. Sorry for most of us, but this post is mainly aimed squarely at Rosny.

Yankees Checklist - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Jim Beattie - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Ron Guidry - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Reggie Jackson All-Star - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)

Yankees Checklist - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Ron Guidry - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Reggie Jackson All-Star - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Bucky Dent - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)

Yankees Checklist - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Fred Stanley - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Yankees Team Card - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Luis Tiant - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)

Wow! Reggie Jackson!? Bucky Dent!/ Luis Tiant!? Guidry!? Dang, this is a cool team collection. Congrats, Bo! You claimed the Yankees and ended up with a very cool oddball selection from the 70's!

Speaking of the 70's, how about a couple MSA-style discs:

Thurman Munson Big T/Tastee-Freez - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Dave Parker Orbaker's Foods - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)

Hahaha, are you kidding me!? Wow, this really was Bo's night! Congrats to Brian C for sneaking in there and grabbing the Dave Parker!