4/20 UPDATE: I mistakenly had Kary listed as Dodgers. She actually asked for Brewers. The list has been adjusted!
4/19 UPDATE NOTE: Remember, folks can respond to *ANY* post with a request (I get emails when someone does), so they may not appear on *this* page. No, actually, I have an idea. I will post the most up-to-date TEAM list here. Players, weird cards, etc will not be updated here, but you can see those on the "Registered" page above. So, at the BOTTOM of this post, you will find up-to-date team requests/participants. Thanks for playing along!
The response for trades/cards opened during the 182 Packs of Baseball has quickly reached a point where I need to come up with some kind of system. So, here's my plan:
I get all singles and first doubles of Indians cards/players. The rest are up for grabs.
Captain Canuck gets any single of any Braves that I pull, if he wants them. Doubles will moved into another pile (to be explained in a moment). It's the reward for responding first. :-)
The Lincecum and Kershaw inserts from Day 001 go to Adam. He asked first. That's how I roll.
All singles of Mark Grace and Stadium Clubs (1993 and up) will go to Andy (unless they are Braves, then Andy gets single cards of any doubles). Doubles will be moved into another pile (again, explained in a moment). He asked first.
All singles of Tony Gwynn, Kerry Wood (unless in an Indians uni), and Frank Thomas will go to Jon if Jon says he wants them. If not, then they will go into the "other" pile(s).
Now, on to "the other" piles. Pick players or teams. Don't get greedy. I say a limit of THREE TOTAL is more than fair. That is any combination of teams/players up to THREE TOTAL. (Ex: Mets, Dodgers, Mark McGwire. Or, Sammy Sosa, Albert Pujols, Pirates. You get the gist). And, your request can also be for things like "players signing autographs" or whatever. I will have to individually evaluate any of those kinds of requests, though. Sorry, but a lot of times, I can't tell if a photo is a night game or not, so "Night Games" probably won't be an option. Well, I suppose it could be if it is blatantly obvious that it's a night game. Haha, and if you're thinking of something like, "All cards with BLUE on them," uh, no.
I am giving these away at the end of the regular season. You can send me Indians cards as trades if you want, or you can send a little money to cover postage if you want, or you can say, "Wow! Thanks for the cards," if you want. Those of you that have followed along with me over the years know that is exactly how I operate. I expect nothing in return, but I never pass up a gift of Tribecards!
Your request will be lined out in the order I receive it. So, if I get two requests for Yankees cards, the first person gets dibs on all singles and first doubles. The second person gets dibs on singles from the remaining doubles, and so forth. Basically, no one should end up with doubles. Of course, if someone requested a certain player from the Yankees BEFORE the Yankees team request, the player-person would get the first copy of that player. This sounds way more complicated than it is.
All unclaimed teams/players/cards will go into some big pot to be given away during the World Series.
Oh, and the LAST DAY to sign up for free cards is the last day of the regular season. So, theoretically, you could wait until the end to decide which player(s) and/or team(s) you'd like. I wouldn't do that. First, you risk the chance of losing out on cards you want. Second, it is way more fun to watch your collection build before your eyes each day. :-)
So, respond to this post (or any of the 182 Days posts, really). First come, first served. I maintain the right to limit folks/reject requests if I need to. My goal is to spread the joy of collecting cardboard. Everybody into the pool!
PS - Once you're on "the list," please send me your username (that you responded with) and your mailing address. My database is woefully out of date, so I need everyone's address that wants to play along. Thanks!
We now return you to the 182 Packs of Baseball program... Er, well, almost:
CURRENT TEAM SELECTIONS (05/03/2012):
Athletics - Backstop Cards,
Rangers - PlayAtThePlate, Cool Breeze,
Mariners - Padrographs,
White Sox - JeffL, JeffW
Indians - Tribecards, TSHenson,
Royals - JoshD,
Twins - Kary, gcrl,
Tigers - Don,
Red Sox - Capt Canuck, AdamE,
Yankees - Johnathan,
Blue Jays - Roblw1980, Martin S,
Orioles - Kevin,
Rays - Roblw1980,
Cubs - CubbieBlue1984, Jafronius
Cardinals - Matt
Brewers - Kary
Pirates - Billy Suter,
Astros - JoeC, Cool Breeze,
Reds - FanOfReds, JoeC (Post-1992),
Padres - Padrographs, Backstop Cards,
Diamondbacks - MarkA,
Dodgers - NightOwl, gcrl,
Giants - MatthewR,
Rockies - Hiflew,
Braves - Capt Canuck,
Nationals - Backstop Cards,
Mets - Jacobmrley, Roblw1980,
Phillies - dawgbones,
Marlins - Jafronius
Expos - MarkA, Jacobmrley