Here we go with the Tribe or no Tribe marathon, part 2!
This time, I am busting open a 2005 Donruss (10 cards, 5 points to bat .500)
Bret Boone (Mariners) - +0.5, total = 0.5
Billy Koch (Marlins) - +0.5, total = 1.0
Rich Harden (A's) - +0.5, total = 1.5
Jose Reyes (Mets) - +0.5, total = 2.0
CC Sabathia (TRIBER! Bonus!) - +2.0, total = 4.0 (Wahoo!!)
Sluggers.com insert thingy - -0.5, total = 3.5
Susie Essman (Fans of the game, Yankees) - +0.5, total = 4.0*
Vinny Castilla (Rockies) - +0.5, total = 4.5
Eric Gagne (Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 5.0 (We're batting .500 with a bullet, or an asterisk, really)
Tony Bastista (Expos) - +0.5, total = 5.5
Shawn Green (Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 6.0
Okay, batting above par, even with a star in the mix. Not the person ON the card, but the card itself.
*Hmm, not sure how to score this one. It is not a player, but it is a "Yankees card." I opted to award a simple card score for it. It's my game, and I'm the only one playing, so I think that's fair.
Next up, let's see how Junior (Ken Griffey Jr is on the pack) treats us.
2006 Fleer Ultra (5 cards, 2.5 points for .500)
Mariano Rivera (Yankees) - +0.5, total = 0.5
Jack Wilson (Pirates) - +0.5, total = 1.0
Jason Schmidt (Giants) - +0.5, total = 1.5
Hideki Matsui (Yankees, RBI Kings insert) - +0.5, total = 2.0*
Manny Ramirez (Red Sox, Gold) - +0.5, total = 2.5*
Wow, batted exactly .500 on that pack. Man, five cards!? I'd hate to think I spent good money on these when they first came out. I did not buy the packs (so far as I recall). Five whole cards. Wow.
*Wow, another asterisk. Okay, this card get regular points because it is not serially numbered. It is an insert, but not a "special" insert.
Rounded out the 2nd part of the TonT marathon, how about some good ol' Goudey?
2008 UD Goudey (8 cards, 4 points for .500)
Luis Aparicio (White Sox) - +0.5, total = 0.5
Raul Ibanez (Mariners) - +0.5, total = 1.0
David Wright (Mets) - +0.5, total = 1.5
Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies) - +0.5, total = 2.0 (There should be a bonus for the name alone)
Eddie Murray (Orioles) - +0.5, total = 2.5 (SWEET card!)
Evan Longoria (Rays) = +0.5, total = 3.0
Adam LaRoche (Pirates) - +0.5, total = 3.5
Cynthia Cooper (Basketball) - -0.5, total = 3.0
Stupid basketball card. I hate non-baseball cards in baseball products. Seriously. Let. It. Go.
Okay, up next we finish out the marathon! Should post around 9:30pm CST.