I am going to be putting together som more of the Random Packs of Kindness and decided a great way to get some card for that is to rip open some more of the wax I bought at Fred's the other day. And, the best way to rip open wax is to play a little "Tribe or No Tribe!"
Unlike my previous post from the other day, I will only post Tribers, Traps, or Mojo.
If you're new to the game, it is a modification of a game played over at whitesoxcards.blogspot.com. He plays "Sox or No Sox" and I took his idea and created TonT. Here are the rules:
Trap cards = Reds (the other Ohio team) and the Braves (the other native American-themed team)
+0.5 is awarded for each card in the pack unless it falls into one of these areas:
+2 for each relic, serial, or autographed card (or +1 if it is a trap card)
+1 for *any* Jim Thome card
+2 for each Indians card
-1 for each trap
-0.5 for a card with multipkle teams or no team depicted
"Batting .500" = 0.5 * # cards in pack - should be the "average" score of the pack. batting more than .500 is obviously what I'm going for here.
Ready? Let's get to busting my wax over here!
1993 Stadium Club Series 1 (14 cards, 7 points to bat .500)
Ramon Martinez (Dodgers) - +0.5, 0.5 total
Casey Candaele (Astros) - +0.5, total = 1
Ken Hill (Expos) - +0.5, total = 1.5
Joey Cora (White Sox) - +0.5, total = 2.0
Chris Sabo (TRAP! Reds) - -1, total = 1.0
Roger McDowell (Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 1.5
Club membership Sign-up Card - -0.5, total = 1.0
Carlos Martinez (TRIBER! Bonus!) - +2.0, total = 3.0
Wayne Kirby (TRIBER! Bonus!) - +2.0, total = 5.0 (Wahoo! TWO Tribers so far!!)
Mickey Tettleton (Tigers) - +0.5, total = 5.5
Mike Boddicker (Royals) - +0.5, total = 6.0
Al Osuna (Astros) - +0.5, total = 6.5
Dave Hansen (Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 7.0
Kevin Seitzer (Brewers) - +0.5, total = 7.5
Charlie O'Brien (Mets) - +0.5, total = 8.0
Wahoo! Even with a trap, I managed to snag two Indians! Final score - 8.0 points! Nice way to kick off the marathon!
Okay, I've been trying to figure out if I am going to post each pack separately or if I should do them all as one... Hmm... I have 10 total packs. I'll do three packs each post with the final post having 4 packs. That should break up the reading. Well, in theory. Because no matter which route I take, it is still ten packs.
Next up 2008 UD First Edition (10 cards, 5 points for .500)
Manny Corpas (Rockies) - +0.5, total 0.5
Jesus Flores (Nationals) - +0.5, total = 1.0
Jose Contreras (White Sox) - +0.5, total = 1.5
Corey Hart (Brewers) - +0.5, total = 2.0 (...i wear my sunglesses at night so I can, so I can...)
Shawn Hill (Nationals) - +0.5, total = 2.5
Scott Dohmann (Rays) - +0.5, total = 3.0
Josh Anderson (TRAP! Braves) - -1.0, total = 2.0
Lance Broadway (White Sox) - +0.5, total = 2.5
Matt Cain (Giants) - +0.5, total = 3.0
Mark Teixeira (TRAP! Braves, Starquest) - -1.0, total = 2.0 (Oh, man!)
OUCH! Man, ended up with 2.0 points on that because of TWO trap cards! That'll leave a bad taste.
Okay, let's see how the third pack stacks up:
1992 Score Series 1 (16 cards, 8 points for .500)
Joe Klink (A's) - +0.5, total = 0.5
Jose Vizcaino (Cubs) - +0.5, total = 1.0
Mike Morgan (Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 1.5
Carlos Quintana (Red Sox) - +0.5, total = 2.0
Reggie Jefferson (TRIBER! Bonus!) - +2.0, total = 4.0 (Wahoo!)
Tim Hulett (Orioles) - +0.5, total = 4.5
Tony Fossas (Red Sox) - +0.5, total = 5.0
Greg Swindell (TRIBER! Bonus!) - +2.0, total = 7.0 (Almost batting .500!)
Tim Naehring (Red Sox) - +0.5, total = 7.5 (wow, lots of Red Sox here...)
Paul Gibson (Tigers) - +0.5, total = 8.0 (We're batting .500!)
Lance Blankenship (A's) +0.5, total = 8.5
Russ Swan (Mariners) - +0.5, total = 9.0
Jeff Montgomery (Royals) - +0.5, total = 9.5
Milt Cuyler (Tigers) - +0.5, total = 10.0 (Wow, TEN points! Awesome!)
Kevin Gross (Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 10.5
Tom Brunansky (Red Sox) - +0.5, total = 11.0
Now, THAT is what I'm talking about! 11 points to finish out the first round! Excellent!
The next three will be posted at approximately 9pm CST, just to give a little break between innings.