Sunday, May 13, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 039

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!  As a special treat, I'm hosting a 2-for-1 Double-Header pack break today.  Both packs will be opened in this post. 

The first pack is a 1991 Studio featuring Rod Carew puzzle pieces.  How many of us sat at the table as kids and put puzzles together with our mothers?  I did.  Though, what I mostly remember is her teaching me Canasta.  I have since long forgotten how to play that game.

Rod Carew - Twins - Puzzle Piece 52, 53, 54
Glenallen Hill - Indians - Wahoo!!  Triber right off the top of the pack! Sweet.
Ken Griffey Jr - Mariners
Rob Deer - Tigers
Kevin Belcher - Rangers
Mike Boddicker - Royals
Glenn Davis - Orioles
Tom Lasorda - Dodgers - Checklist
Ron Robinson - Brewers
Mike Greenwell - Red Sox
Greg Gange - Twins

Okay, we had a couple of well-known players in there.  See any names that jump out you, maybe a player you and your mom remember seeing play back in the day?

We've got a double-header here today, folks, so don't go anywhere just yet!  The second pack for today will be: 1994 Fleer Ultra Series II.  Yeah, I know I just busted some of this, but it is what it is.  Besides, these are going into folks' collections, and that is always good news!

Chad Ogea - Wahoo!  No way! First card out of this pack is also a Triber!? That is awesome.
Terrell Wade - Braves
Dave Telgheder - Mets
Delino DeShields - Dodgers
Joe Grahe - Angels
Greg Vaughn - Brewers
Billy Ashley - Dodgers
David McCarty - Twins
Henry Rodriguez - Dodgers
Kevin King - Mariners
Charles Nagy - Indians - Wahoo! Another Triber in the pack!
Kirk Gibson - Tigers
Jose Hernandez - Cubs
Kurt Abbott - Marlins - All-Rookie Team insert

Wow, two Indians pulled out of the pack, plus more than a handful of other recognizable players as well.  It was certainly a Dodgers-friendly pack, for sure.

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 just went back into my collection to find the Musial puzzle from '88 Donruss to give my lil' 12 year old cousin for his bday. He's a Cardinal fan and I think he'll love it.

    Kurt Abbott was an All-Star? Really? Baseball Reference says no.
    That's the downside to me reading these posts first thing in the morning... the brain isn't working yet... I had to go back and look at the card... All-Star ROOKIE team.

  2. Ooops, good catch! I'll update the post to reflect the correct card name. Thanks.