For the 10th day of the baseball season, I decided to open up a pack of 1997 Pinnacle Hobby. Oh, I know what you're thinking; "Man, we've already seen two of these. Come on, dude!" Well, here's a curveball: These are the 1997 Pinnacle Hobby *NEW* Version. Yeah, that's right. Things weren't confusing enough trying to collect Pinnacle in '97 with all their variations, team sets, etc. They needed TWO versions of their base trading cards - the original and the *NEW* ones.
Let's see what awesomely good newness we end up with here:
Scott Rolen - Rookie - Phillies
Bill Pulsipher - Mets
Terry Steinbach - Twins
Michael Tucker - Braves
Andy Pettitte - Yankees
Gary Sheffield - Marlins
Darin Erstad - Angels
Will Clark - Rangers
Kevin Orie - Rookie - Cubs
Ismael Valdes - Dodgers
Each day of the regular baseball season, I am busting open a pack of baseball cards. These are packs that I have laying around and/or that I have purchased recently on a whim. I list the cards in the pack and scan in some of them. I shoot for 9 cards, but sometimes I may scan more, other times fewer. It all depends on how things hit me in that particular pack. Oh yes, there will be duplication. I have a TON of packs from certain brands/years. I will, however, try to mix things up throughout the season.
For those keeping score, I know there are not actually 182 GAMEDAYS in the 2012 season. I am counting ALL the days between Opening Day and the last day of the regular season. Frankly, it's easier that way. Thanks for playing along.