Thursday, May 10, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 036

Reaching into today's baseball box of collectible cardboard, we find a 1997 Pinnacle NEW Hobby pack.  Some of the possible inserts are Museum Collection, Artist's Proff, and Press Plates.  I do have a lot of these packs, so maybe we'll hit an insert.  Maybe not.  One way to find out:

Brady Anderson - Orioles - East Meets West
Cal Ripken Jr - Orioles - East Meets West
Jay Buhner - Mariners
Eddie Murray - Angels
Shannon Stewart - Blue Jays
Jose Guillen - Pirates
Todd Hollandsworth - Dodgers
Jose Valentin - Brewers
Al Leiter - Marlins
Todd Zeile - Dodgers

Wow, two East-Meets-West cards, and both are Orioles!  That is a little weird, don't you think?  We also have two Jose cards and two Todd cards.  It is always a pleasure to pull an Eddie Murray out of any pack!

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. never seen those East meets West cards before...

    1. I hadn't either until I started busting these packs. They are a neat insert. I may have to snag a checklist and see just who is all in the set.

    2. FWIW, that really is me responding. Just from a Work account I have.