Last week, I ran into the local Fred's to pick up some party supplies for my wife's surprise get together. While in there, I noticed they had moved their trading cards to the end of the toy aisle. Naturally, I picked up a pack or three or maybe it was a repack blaster. It's all a little fuzzy now.
One pack was a 2008 Goudey, which I had planned to use in a group break. But, like most addicts, I couldn't just let the thing sit around and wait on me to make up my mind. It called out, "TonT! TonT!"
So, I ripped it open. Here we go:
2008 Goudey - 8 cards per pack (need 4 points to bat .500):
Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) - +0.5 points, total = 0.5
Manny Ramirez (Red Sox) - +0.5 points, total = 1.0
Jay Bruce (Reds, TRAP!) - -1.0, total = 0.0
Russell Martin (Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 0.5
Brad Penny (Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 1.0 (Seriously!? How many Dodgers can be in ONE pack!?)
Jim Thome (White Sox, BONUS!) - +1, total = 2.0
Chris Duncan (Cardinals) - +0.5, total = 2.5
David Wright (Mets, Game Card) - +0.5, total = 3.0
Well, the Thome was a great addition and the only saving card I had against the Bruce Reds card! I finished up at 3.0, which is below .500 for the pack. I think I may need to bust another pack and try again...
Okay, you twisted my arm hard enough. This time, I am busting open a 2007 Goudey. Let's see if I do any better...
2007 Goudey, 8 cards per pack, need 4.0 points to bat .500 on the break:
Aaron Rowand (Red back, Phillies) - +0.5, total = 0.5
Aramis Ramirez (Red back, Cubs) - +0.5, total = 1.0
Rickie Weeks (Red back, Brewers) - +0.5, total = 1.5
Juan Pierre (Red back, Dodgers) - +0.5, total = 2.0
Aaron Rowand (Green back, Phillies) - +0.5, total = 2.5
Aramis Ramirez (Green back, Cubs) - +0.5, total = 3.0
Michael Barrett (Green back, Padres) - +0.5, total = 3.5
Freddy Sanchez (Green back, Pirates) - +0.5, total = 4.0
There we have the second pack. I managed to bat .500, which is nice, but absolutely no hits for the Tribecards collection. Then again, no traps, either.