Saturday, May 5, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 031

It's here!  One full month of baseball.  The season started on April 5 and here we are sitting on May 5 - Cinco de Mayo!  Man, if I had some latin-version packs to open, today would be a great day for it.  But, I don't. So, we raise a glass and pick a pack: 1986 Donruss ML All-Stars.

Oh, to clarify yesterday's blurb about unclaimed cards - any dupes, trips, etc that go unclaimed (that is, they are left over after any possible collation) will be distributed among all participants as well. 

Hank Aaron - Braves - Puzzle 46, 47, 48
Carlton Fisk - White Sox - Pop-Up
Ryne Sandberg - Cubs

Checklist - Really? Sorry, folks.
Graig Nettles - Padres

Man, checklists should NEVER count as one of the cards in a pack.  When I was a kid, and I'm sure I've told you this before, we used to trade checklists based on what players' names were on it - Mike Schmidt on the list?  That was as good as having a Schmidt card in hand.  We were simple kids.

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: