Wednesday, April 25, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 021

Twenty-one days... Three solid weeks of America's Pasttime and bustin' the wax to go with it!  Today's pack ripping comes to you thanks to the 1997 NEW Pinnacle Hobby set.  Ten cards in a pack. Let's see what we've got here today:

Barry Bonds - Giants - East Meets West (with A-Rod pictured, too, I believe) - I don't think I have EVER seen this kind of card from this set.  Very cool!
Juan Guzman - Blue Jays
Brian Hunter - Tigers
Kevin Elster - Pirates

Deion Sanders - Reds
Jermaine Dye - Royals
Dmitri Young - Cardinals - Rookie

Sammy Sosa - Cubs - Cool broken bat photo
Tino Martinez - Yankees
Chuck Finley - Angels

Man, I have to say, I sure do like the design of these cards. No borders, Cool foil effects, crisp photos. 

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.

Also, you are welcome to claim teams/players (Max 3 total). Rules are at the following:


  1. I don't understand the East meets West card. Arod and Bonds both played on the West Coast. Where does the East come in to play?

  2. A-Rod and Bonds were part of a MLB players tour where they played exhibition games in Japan.

  3. You would think they'd have the players pictured with people or places from Japan. I mean, okay, the ballpark is in Japan, but that's not really making that East-West connection. Weird.