Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 96-99 - Pinch Hit Donruss Packs

Well, yesterday was a thing that has happened. I hope you all aren't going to expect Beeg Mojo Heetz in every post now. Let's switch gears and open up some Donruss from 2005. That's the last time you could get  Donruss with logos on them. Don't worry, it won't be too much of a shock - Donruss still had gaudy too-busy colorful awful designs back then too! I'll start with a set that had a gaudy too-busy colorful awful pretty design: 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings.

Jason Schmidt - Giants - Free Agent
Carlos Delgado - Blue Jays - New Jersey Hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
George Brett - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Alex Cintron - Diamondbacks - Free Agent
Brian Giles - Padres - Free Agent

Look at that design. LOOK AT IT. It's a terrible baseball card design! but it's so preeeeeeetty. How does Donruss do that?!  Notice also the dreadful design on cover boy George Brett's insert card. This is what happens when you value the placement of relics more than the picture on the card. Get used to seeing George in this post, Donruss threw a big ol' pile of money at him in 2005.

Up next is a pack of 2005 Playoff Absolute with a wrapper that might actually be appropriate for a 2015 Donruss product!

Bobby Crosby - A's - Free Agent
Bobby Abreu - Phillies - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
CC Sabathia Blue foil - Indians (Wahoo!) - Bo Rosnys (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Lee - Brewers - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Beltran - Phillies - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)

Bobby Crosby ruined a perfect pack! Oh well, now a lucky person gets a chance to draft him and get one of these beautiful Playoff cards for their very own. I spent about 15 minutes trying to think of a joke to make fun of this design but I got nothin' so these cards are obviously beautiful then. I mean, what even is this?? And blue foil on top of it! Ack, let's move on before these cards hypnotize me and make me become its evil minion. 2005 Zenith to the rescue!

Mike Sweeney - Royals - Free Agent
Jeremy Bonderman - Tigers - Free Agent
Mosaics - Dontrelle Willis, Mike Lowell, AJ Burnett - Marlins - Northampton Therapists (Wahoo!!) - Free Agent - Free Agent
Delmon Young - Devil Rays - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!!)

I have no idea how Donruss didn't get a license in 2006. We got our first pinch hit Multi-Player card, and boy was it confusing looking up the manager for that one. Northampton Therapists is happy now but one of you mischievous persons can attempt to snatch Dontrelle away from him in the draft! MUAHAHA!!!  I'll let --David clean up that mess though.

Ok, three packs in and we have 14 cards. Curses! 15 cards or bust! Let's open another one, this time from 2008. 2008 Donruss Threads!


Dale Murphy - Braves - Cobb County SuperChickens (Wahoo!!)
Nick Weglarz - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Sean Doolittle - A's - Free Agent
Brent Brewer - Brewers - Free Agent
George Brett - Royals  - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)

this is unlicensed Donruss and there are logos on the cards? Why'd Upper Deck get the chop from MLB then? I WANT MY 2010 GOUDEY! Ok, I think Donruss might have gotten in trouble for this set too but I don't remember because that was like 100 years ago. I got my first card though! Ironically it's a card I got bipped with a few years ago, but I can add it to the pile now. There's plenty of Free Agents for you all, anyone who wants to see what Sean Doolittle looked like before he turned into a lumberjack might want to put Sean high on their draft list. The post ends with a card of George Brett, which is very appropriate.

Up next: I forgot! Fleer stuff I think!

Monday, June 29, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 92-95 - Pinch Hit Topps Packs

Day one of my pinch hitting week went well, let's stick with some Topps products today. Most of the packs I'm ripping this week came out of a box of wax packs that I had used on one of those 'Pack-a-day' blogs or were supposed to be ripped on one of those blogs or I ripped it and put it in a box and forgot about it. Let's start it off with a product I despise and all the cool kids love: Bowman Chrome. Specifically, the 2005 edition.

Danny Core First Year - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Roger Clemens - Astros - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!)
Mark Teixeira - Rangers - Bo Rosnys (Wahoo!!)

Two outta three ain't bad but three lousy cards isn't enough for a pack of baseball cards! A proper pack of cards has 15 cards and cost 35 cents! Ok, in 1981 it did. Well, I'm in charge now and it's 1981 week on the blog. We're opening packs until we hit 15 cards! Onward with some 2006 Bazooka!

Bartolo Colon Blue parallel - Angels - New Jersey Hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
Frank Thomas Bazooka Rewind Game Used Bat - White Sox - Play at the Plates (Wahoo!!)
Jimmy Rollins Comic - Phillies - Night Owls (Wahoo!!)
Tadahito Iguchi - White Sox - Joliet Convicts (Wahoo!!)
Joe Saunders - Angels - Free Agent
Preston Wilson - Nationals - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Lee - Brewers - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Michael Young - Rangers - Play at the Plates (Wahoo!!)

So close to a perfect pack! Although I'd guess Play At The Plates thinks this pack is pretty darn perfect. That's still only 11 cards, let's rip open a forgotten pack of 2008 Topps Co-Signers that fell behind the couch.

Matt Cain - Giants - RJBreezes (Wahoo!!)
Johan Santana - Mets - Northampton Therapists (Wahoo!!)
Jermaine Dye - White Sox - Free Agent
Alfonso Soriano - Cubs - Bo Rosnys (Wahoo!!)
Felipe Paulino Autograph #175/400 - Astros - Free Agent
Brian McCann - Braves - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!!)

Unclaimed autograph! Remember that one for the draft, kiddos. Topps has treated the Circus goers very well with a relic and an autograph card! Let's see if the good luck holds in a BONUS PACK:

how mysterious
Manny Ramirez - Red Sox - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Ichiro - Mariners - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Mickey Mantle - Yankees - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!!)

Perfect pack!!! There were bonus cards in Wal-Mart boxes of 2008 Topps featuring portraits by Dick Perez. I'm so happy today went so well, now if I get lazy and forget to post the rest of the week I won't feel too bad.

Ok, ok I won't be lazy. How about some Donruss tomorrow?

Up next: Zenilute Diamond Threads

Sunday, June 28, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 91 - Pinch Hit Jumbo Pack

Howdy everyone, David here - no not that David, the other one - the one with too many baseball cards.
No, the OTHER David with too many baseball cards, the one with a blog. um. The one with a blog that shows lots of cards of players from a team who was in the 1995 World Series. No, the National League one.  Ugh, forget it, call me dayf. I'm the guy who's let his blog go to seed while he was fooling about on Twitter as some guy named @CardJunk. Yeah! The idiot who's always tweeting about monster movies and soccer and cartoon horses! That one! You got it! --David's on vacation this week so I'm filling in on the pack opening thing. So let's open a pack!

 2002 Topps Series 2 Jumbo pack!

 So here's the 411 on this pack: a dozen years or so I picked up this jumbo pack at a deep discount at the flea market. Having failed to pull any Mojo Hitz I put the pack in a box and forgot about it until after I had completed my 2002 set. So now I'm passing the savings on to YOU!

1952 World Series Game 3 Ticket contest thingy
Billy Koch - A's - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!!)Kip Wells - Pirates - Free Agent
Steve Karsay - Yankees - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!!)John Rocker - Rangers - Free Agent
John Vander Wal - Yankees - Free Agent
Alex Ochoa - Brewers - Free Agent
Troy O'Leary - Rangers - Free Agent
Ismael Valdes - Rangers - Free Agent
Rondell White - Yankees - Free Agent
Scott Elarton - Rockies - Free Agent
Tony Clark - Red Sox - Free Agent
Joe Mauer Draft Picks - Twins - Play at the Plates (Wahoo!!)
Kenny Lofton - White Sox - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Jose Canseco - Expos - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Mo Vaughn - Mets - Free Agent
Albie Lopez - Braves - Free Agent
Woody Williams - Cardinals - Free Agent
Todd Helton Gold Glove - Rockies - Kentucky Quarrys (Wahoo!!)
Brad Ausmus Gold Glove - Astros - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Tsuyoshi Shinjo Gold #0932/2002 - Giants - Free Agent
Timo Perez - Mets - Joliet Convicts (Wahoo!!)
Omar Vizquel - Indians (Wahoo!) - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!!)
AJ Burnett - Marlins - Free Agent
Julio Lugo - Astros - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)Dee Brown - Royals - Free Agent
Jacque Jones - Twins - Free Agent
Kris Benson - Pirates - Free Agent
Robb Nen - Giants - Free Agent
Darin Erstad - Angels - Free Agent
Shawn Wooten - Angels - Free Agent
Freddy Garcia - Mariners - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!!)Jay Payton - Mets - Free Agent
Andy Benes - Cardinals - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)Dave Mlicki - Astros - Free Agent
Neifi Perez - Royals - Free Agent
Jose Ortiz - Rockies - Free Agent
Nick Bierbrodt - Brewers - Free Agent
Josh Beckett - Marlins - GCRLs (Wahoo!!)

All righty then! Lots of managers got cards and there's some surprisingly good players for the next draft. I'm not sure how a replica 1952 World Series ticket is going to play in OOTP but I'll leave that for David to sort out. Here's your winner cards:

Up next: howzabout some Bowzooka Signers? Or something like that.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 90ish - From Hillsboro, TX

Hello, everyone! Thanks for stopping by. This post is coming from Hillsboro, TX, where we opted to stop for the night. I hate that I could not get the OOTP game updated before we left. UGH!

Well, since we'll have to wait for OOTP action to resume, we still have packs to bust. Because of the incredible storm that blew through our town Friday night, I wasn't able to post a pack. This is the pack that would have been opened. 2015 Heritage:

Hector Rondon - Cubs - GCRLs (Wahoo!!)
Jason Castro - Astros - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
John Farrell - Red Sox - Free Agent
Ivan Nova - Yankees - Bo Rosnys (Wahoo!!)
Conor Gillaspie - White Sox - SuperDupermen (Wahoo!!)
Luis Aparicio Looie Get Loose Flashback - Orioles - Joliet Convicts (Wahoo!!)
Danny Duffy - Royals - Free Agent
Lloyd McClendon - Mariners - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!!)
Derek Norris - A's - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)

#PackADailyCircus - Rain Delay

Due to MAJOR storms in my area, there will be no pack break. I am also not able to update the OOTP game. UGH!