Saturday, August 1, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 136-140 - Dollar Store Donruss

My family and I are in Little Rock for back-to-school shopping. We stopped at the Dollar Store and they had packs for a buck. I grabbed five. I don't have access to the Mangers/Players list easily on my phone, so I am listing the cards themselves:

Wei-Yin Chen - Orioles
Julio Teheran - Braves
Jonathan Lucroy - Brewers
Kyle Seager - Mariners
Aroldis Chapman - Reds
Alexei Ramirez - White Sox
Ryan Howard - Phillies
Yu Darvish - Rangers
Jose Abreu - White Sox
Scott Kazmir - A's
Jacoby Ellsbury - Yankees
Matt Carpenter - Cardinals
Charlie Blackmon - Rockies
Johnny Cueto - Reds
Cole Hamels - Phillies
Jose Bautista - Blue Jays
Billy Hamilton - Reds
Chase Utley - Phillies
Edwin Encarnacion - Blue Jays
James Loney - Rays

Hope a bunch of you pulled players from here! I will get them sorted after we get home.

Friday, July 31, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 135 - Ginter? I hardly knew 'er!

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, our first pack of 2015 Allen and Ginter of the season! I stopped by "The Walmarts" (as it is often called down here for some reason) and grabbed a blaster box yesterday. Let's see what we have in Pack Numero Uno:

Ryan Braun - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Zach Britton - Orioles - Free Agent
Yoenis Cespedes - Tigers - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Lucas Duda Starting Point - Mets - New Jersey Hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
Shelby Miller Mini - Braves - Maddings (Wahoo!!)
Kelia Moniz - Surfer - Free Agent

Congratulations, managers! Our first Ginter nets us four hits and two free agents. I knew nothing about the surfer before I opened the pack and I know I know just above nothing about her. In today's world, that means I am now qualified to go on a news program and serve as an expert commentator. As for the other cards, those Starting Point cards are kinda cool.

Since I bought a blaster, we'll be seeing more A&G for sure. And, of course, I am participating in this season's Gint-A-Cuffs, so we will have a whole hobby box chock full of 'em before long.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 133-134 - One-Card Pack?

Hey everyone! Welcome to today's pack breaks or is it packs break? I am busting two packs, so whichever applies, go with that one. One pack, though, only has one card, I think. I'm not sure. Let's take a look.

First up, we have one of PatP's custom 2015 Series 2 packs. You know what that means: MOJO!

Tyler Clippard - A's - Free Agent
David Price - Tigers - TS Hensons (Wahoo!!)
Grady Sizemore - Phillies - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
AJ Griffin - A's - Free Agent
Jake Arrieta - Cubs - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Trevor Cahill 2013 Archives Game-Used Relic - Diamondbacks - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!)
Dee Gordon - Marlins - Free Agent
Wilmer Flores - Mets - New Jersey Hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
Devon Travis - Blue Jays - Free Agent
AJ Pollock - Diamondbacks - Free Agent

Congratulations to Thoughts and Sox! What a great pull! We also extend out our hands in congrats to the other folks who pulled players from this pack.

Now, let's see what we have next. The pack says it is a 2015 Exclusive First Home Run Commemorative Relic Card. But, I believe this is another PatP custom, so I'm not sure what we'll find. Here we go...

Jason Grilli 2015 Topps Regular - Braves - Pennsylvania BCs (Wahoo!!)
Peter Bourjos 2015 Topps Regular - Cardinals - Super Dupermen (Wahoo!!)
Manny Machado metal MLB logo insert - Orioles - RJBreeze (Wahoo!!)
Robbie Grossman 2015 Topps Regular - Astros - Free Agent
Skip Schumaker 2015 Topps Regular - Reds - Free Agent

Brian tricked us! Hahaha, but in one of the coolest ways possible. That MLB batter logo is incredible. I am not a fan of manufactured relics usually, but that shiny piece of metal is fantastic! Congratulations, RJBreeze! And, as a surprise, congrats go out to the other two who pulled cards from a pack I thought was only going to have a single card in it. Can't complain there!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 124-132 - Busting Wide Open

Hello there, folks! I have LOTS of packs still left to open during the season, thanks to the generosity of readers who sent stuff for us to open!  Let's break open a bunch of packs. I don't even know how many it will be. I'll just start ripping and see where we stop. I will post this page after each pack, so it will keep updating as I rip packs. Why not, right? All scans will appear once all packs have been ripped.

1990 Donruss:
Carl Yastrzemski Puzzle 1, 2, 3 - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!)
Brian Harvey - Angels - Free Agent
Jerry Reed - Mariners - Play at the Plates (Wahoo!!)
Terry Steinbeck - A's - Free Agent
Mike Fitzgerald - Expos - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Mitchell All-Star - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Alex Sanchez - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Jerome Walton - Cubs - Free Agent
Mike Schmidt All-Time Great - Phillies - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!! x2)
Matt Nokes - Tigers - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Jim Corsi - A's - Free Agent
Mike Kingery - Mariners - Free Agent
Ozzie Guillen - White Sox - Free Agent
Jamie Moyer - Rangers - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!! x3)
John Olerud - Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Tom Foley - Expos - Free Agent
Paul Molitor MVP - Brewers - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)

Wow! The Mutts ran away with that pack! Congratulations to EVM and to everyone else that pulled players from this one. The Molitor card was the bottom card, so it has a bit of Donruss wax and paper still attached to it.

2013 Topps Update Series:
Daniel Bard - Red Sox - Free Agent
Daisuke Matsuzaka - Indians (Wahoo!) - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!!)
Wade Davis - Royals - Free Agent
Brian Bogusevic - Cubs - Free Agent
Jason Giambi Gold (0326/2013) - Indians (Wahoo!) - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!!)
Evan Longoria Postseason Heroes - Rays - TSHensons (Wahoo!!)
Rafael Betancourt - Rockies - Free Agent
Jose Iglesias - Tigers - Free Agent
Francisco Rodriguez - Orioles - New Jersey Hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
Zoilo Almonte - Yankees - Free Agent

Hey, we pulled a couple of nice inserts there! Congrats on adding those to your piles. Hopefully, you need those for your PCs.

Let's keep ripping!

1988 Donruss Cello Fat Pack (lots of cards, so I'm just typing lowercase - haha!)
kevin gross - phillies - night owls (wahoo!!)
sammy stewart - indians (wahoo!) - free agent
tim crews - dodgers - free agent
bill dawley - cardinals - free agent
rance mullinkins - blue jays - free agent
r.j. reynolds - pirates - captkirk42s (wahoo!!)
dennis martinez - expos - illinois jafronius (wahoo!!)
set checklist #200 - captkirk42s (wahoo!! x2)
rafael santana - mets - free agent
frank williams - reds - free agent
steve farr - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)
stan musial puzzle 7,8,9 - wilsons (wahoo!!)
stan musial puzzle 55,56,57 - wilsons (wahoo!! back-to-back!)
bob knepper - astros - idaho astros (wahoo!!)
mark knudson - brewers - free agent
mike alredete - giants - wilsons (wahoo!! x3)
willie randolph - yankees - gcrls (wahoo!!)
dave righetti - yankees - pedersejs (wahoo!!)
rob nelson - padres - free agent
john moses - mariners - free agent
bob boone - angels - free agent
bentio santiago diamond kings - padres - the balking dead (wahoo!!)
set checklist #400 - captkirk42s (wahoo!! x3)
don sutton - angels - free agent
randy bush - twins - free agent
ozzie guillen - white sox - free agent
mike griffin - orioles - free agent
al pedrique - pirates - free agent
greg swindell - indians (wahoo!) - free agent
bob stanley - red sox - free agent
don robinson - giants - arpsmith (wahoo!)
darryl strawberry - mets - northampton therapists (wahoo!!)
pete incaviglia - rangers - pedersejs (wahoo!! x2)
mackey sasser rated rookie - pirates - free agent
jim lindeman - cardinals - free agent
jeff parrett - expos - free agent
willie upshaw - blue jays - saitama sushi (wahoo!!)
jose guzman - rangers - free agent

Whoa, we had several folks battling it out to be the hit king here. Wilsons went back-to-back then pulled a 3rd card, captkirks42s grabbed 3 cards, and pedersejs snap up a couple. In the meantime, lots of other folks were able to get cards as well. But, man did we add a bunch of cards to the free agent pile - though, some of those are actually in the current draft).

I still have LOTS of those 1991 Upper Deck packs that were donated to us, so I will rip open...four... in this one section:
john barfield - rangers - free agent
bob walk - pirates - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
george bell - blue jays - kazis (wahoo!!)
matt young - mariners - kentucky quarrys (wahoo!!)
francisco cabrera - braves - captain canucks (wahoo!!)
steve wilson - cubs - free agent
chris hoiles - orioles - free agent
jose offerman - dodgers - jennings64 (wahoo!!)
jack howell - angels - free agent
bip roberts - padres - free agent
mark grace - cubs - illinois jafronius (wahoo!!)
keith miller - mets - free agent
dave stewart checklist - a's - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
chuck knoblauch - twins - idaho astros (wahoo!!)
allan anderson - twins - eastern virginia mutts (wahoo!!)
shawn boskie - cubs - free agent
brook fordyce top prospect - mets - dominic fdny (wahoo!!)
kelly gruber checklist - blue jays - free agent
orel hershiser - dodgers - enamel rods (wahoo!!)
kevin appier - royals - free agent
walt weiss - a's - saitama sushi (wahoo!!)
billy hatcher - reds - free agent
steve howard - a's - free agent
wes gardner - red sox - free agent
mike moore - a's - captkirk42s (wahoo!!)
marquis grissom - expos - cobb county superchickens (wahoo!!)
dave justice - braves - saitama sushi (wahoo!! x2)
ed whitson - padres - backstop cards (wahoo!!)
jim gantner - brewers - bo rosnys (wahoo!!)
mike benjamin - giants - free agent
montreal expos team logo - captkirk42s (wahoo!! x2)
scott radinsky - white sox - free agent
mike marshall - red sox - free agent
orel hershiser - dodgers - enamel rods (wahoo!! x2, double)
david wells - blue jays - kazis (wahoo!! x2)
dale murphy - phillies - cobb county superchickens (wahoo!! x2)
jesse barfield - yankees - idaho astros (wahoo!! x2)
lee smith - cardinals - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)
craig wilson - cardinals - free agent
wally whitehurst - mets - free agent
tony fernandez - blue jays - pedersejs (wahoo!!)
greg colbrunn top rookie - expos - free agent
bobby thigpen - white sox - soxfan4life (wahoo!!)
roger salkeld top prospect - mariners - free agent
mike benjamin - giants - free agent
chuck knoblauch - twins - idaho astros (wahoo!! x3, double)
wilfredo cordero top prospect - expos - free agent
garry templeton - padres - saitama sushi (wahoo!! x3)
otis nixon - expos - idaho astros (wahoo!! x4)
harold baines - a's - saitama sushi (wahoo!! x4)
shane mack - twins - free agent
henry cotto - mariners - free agent
fred lynn - padres - dominic fdny (wahoo!! x2)
rafael ramirez - astros - captain canucks (wahoo!! x2)
mark lemke - braves - captain canucks (wahoo!! x3, back-to-back!)
rick sutcliffe - cubs - enamel rods (wahoo!! x3)
oil can boyd - expos - thorzul (wahoo!!)
mike devereaux - orioles - kentucky quarrys (wahoo!! x2)
bill landrum - pirates - free agent
wayne edwards - white sox - soxfan4life (wahoo!! x2)
white sox team logo - the balking dead (wahoo!!)

Is that the longest streak of single hits we've had!? We went 14 hits before the Sushi managed to pulled a second player. That is awesome! And, once that was done, we went on a tear of hits, with several folks getting doubles! We had a LOT of managers who had multiple hits - lots of x2 and x3 with the idaho astros and saitama sushi duking it out for a tie with 4 hits each!

Now that we have that out of our system, how about a couple custom packs? First up, one from PatP - 2013 Opening Day-ish:
joe orsulak 86 donruss - pirates - free agent
asdrubal cabrera 2013 archives - indians (wahoo!) - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
steve farr 88 donruss - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!!)
billy hatcher 89 topps - astros - free agent
brett cecil tristar prospects plus pro debut - blue jays - kazis (wahoo!!)
milwuakee brewers franchise history - free agent
tom candiotti 89 topps - indians (wahoo!) - arkansas tribecards (wahoo!!)
rafael betancourt - rockies - free agent
andrew mccutchen 2013 archives - pirates - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
dwight gooden all-star 88 topps - mets - northampton therapists (wahoo!!)

I love the mix of players and cards in this custom pack. Hey, I even managed to snag a player! Wahoo!!

If you haven't seen your name come up yet, here's hoping the last pack of the day brings good fortune your way!

Our last pack of the day comes from BoPacks!
fernando ramsey 93 ud - cubs - free agent
rick aguilera 92 score select - twins - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
chad mottola 93 ud top prospect - reds - free agent
calvin murray 93 ud top prospect - giants - free agent
mark carreon 93 ud - giants - free agent
howard johnson 93 ud - mets - free agent
cris carpenter 93 ud - marlins - maddings (wahoo!!)
dickie thon 93 ud - brewers - free agent
kelly gruber 93 ud - angels - free agent
white sox mini logo - the balking dead (wahoo!!)
yankees mini logo - stealing home (wahoo!!)
wally joyner 90 Ames All-Stars - angels - alecs all-stars (wahoo!!)
richard batchelor rookie - 94 fleer ultra - cardinals - free agent
ozzie guillen 07topps - white sox - free agent
hank blalock 07 topps - rangers - play at the plates (Wahoo!!)
rudy law 93 topps - white sox - free agent
scott tedder 89 star blue - white sox - free agent
greg becker 89 star red - cardinals - free agent
mike simms 89 star red - astros - free agent
brett butler 92 score all-star - dodgers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!! x2)
rich renteria 94 fleer - marlins - free agent
tommy herr 88 donruss - cardinals - night owls (wahoo!!)

That is the way to end the day - on a hit! That Ames oddball is pretty slick as is the Brett Butler big headed card. Congrats to everyone that pulled players today! If your name didn't come up, hopefully you'll pull cards in the next break!

I'll post scans later today (Saturday).

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 24, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Draft Update

Managers, please check your email. I set up the draft for this past week and then promptly forgot to tell anyone! Lovely. So, we will have TWO drafts this week. I sent an email to all managers with the info for the first draft that will run late on July 31st.  I will have another draft that will run on Saturday, August 1st.

I will revisit the No Skunk lists to who is up this draft and next.

Later tonight (Friday, July 24), I am busting a BUNCH of packs to help fill up the 2nd draft's free agent pool. Either that, or we'll have a ton of cards to be added to manager stacks! Either way, we win.

Be looking for a mega break later tonight. In fact, I may do it "live" and simply update the page after each pack or so. You never know with me.