Monday, January 25, 2016

PAD Circus 2016 - Off the Rails

Hey there, everyone!

I did not realize it has been since before Christmas since I last posted. I have a couple trades/PWE items I am needing to post and those will come before week's end. In the mean time, I wanted to chime in and give folks an update on where things stand.

First and foremost, I am still abysmally far behind in terms of sorting the cards from the past THREE pack-a-day breaks. Yes, you read that correctly. I still have cards from 2013, 2014, and 2015 to sort and mail out. All I can say is that you *WILL* get your cards one of these days, assuming I am kept alive on this Earth long enough to fulfill those obligations - Haha!

I am going to host another pack-a-day break this season! Call me a glutton for punishment, but the truth is: I love doing them. I am not going to freak out if I don't post a pack everyday because many days will be filled with multiple packs and we always go way over the "pack-per-day" goal.

In order to preserve some of my own sanity, however, I am going to revert back to an earlier format. I'll post all the official rules and what have you soon, but in a nutshell, here is what the pack-a-day will look like:

  • Once the program is opened up for seeding, folks that wish to participate will select teams they wish to collect, ranked in order of preference.
  • There are a limited number of teams, of course. There will be thirty-one (31) teams to pick from. 30 current-era teams plus the Montreal Expos. Vintage/Classic teams will be assigned according to my own, seemingly nonsensical whims. Actually, the assignments do make some semblance of sense, which you will see once everything is revealed.
  • I will have provisions for non-team cards, most likely divided up based on some kind of grouping. Ex: "First Ladies" or "Birds of Prey" etc. Note: These usually relate to Allen and Ginter, but not necessarily. 
  • I will have provisions for non-baseball sports cards - ex: boxing, football, etc, that come up in certain packs.
  • Each person will be assigned ONE (1) team/designation only. Each team/designation will be assigned to ONE (1) manager only. Slots will be handed out based on first-come, first-served basis. I know of no other truly fair way to do it.
  • Whoever ends up with the Indians will split Indians cards with me, so we each get 50% of the Tribe's take. I will work with that person to ensure a fair distribution of cards, hits, mojo, etc.
  • There will NOT be a tie-in to OOTP this season. Heck, I never even got to run the OOTP for last season.
  • Registration will take place on or around Valentine's Day 2016, so be looking for the post and link around then.
Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to get things rolling again!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tribecards - Nachos Grande Style!

Back in early November, I received a box of cards from Chris (Nachos Grande). I can't remember if this was a gift, the result of a break, or some other wonderful alignment of the stars and planets, but whatever the reason, he sent me these great Tribecards! So far as i can tell, they were in no particular order, all mixed in together. That made going through them a whole lot of fun! Talk about a mix of faces, time periods, memories, you name it. Wow!

As you scroll through these, you have GOT to check out some of the stand outs: Grady Sizemore foil/chrome baseball card history; bright purple Carlos Santana; Sweet Spots; vintage; and the list goes on.

THANK YOU, Chris, for sending such a cool mix of Tribecards to the Henderson household!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tribecards from Bo Rosny - Part 2!

Here is Part 2 (FINALLY!!) of the box of cards that Bo sent to me over the summer! I can't tell you how much fun it was going through these and finding old favorites and those players long-forgotten - not to mention those I had never heard of. Remember, I spent a LONG time away from the hobby, away from watching the games, away from baseball in general. To look through these with fresh eyes was very cool. Plus, there are definitely some I know I do not have and I am sure several of these will complete some of my team sets. THANK YOU so much, Bo!

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!!