Thursday, May 17, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 043

Are the post titles getting monotonous?  Certainly, they lack creativity.  Alas, I am going for consistency and place-keeping, so I don't imagine the titles changing any time soon.  I appreciate you coming along for the ride despite my logical approach to these breaks. Er, well, the titles anyway. I'm not sure how "logical" the break themselves are.  If they were, I'd either set up a pattern or opene all of one type until they ran out or something. Instead, I am going for the randomness.

Today's random pack of cardboard goodness is: 1991 Studio

Rod Carew - Puzzle 34, 35, 36
Mark McGwire - A's
Mark Langston - Angels
Franklin Stubbs - Brewers
Rafael Palmeiro - Rangers
Mark Lewis - Indians - WAHOO! Breakin' out the Triber!
Hensley Meulens - Yankees
John Smoltz - Braves
Bill Sampen - Expos
Benito Santiago - Padres
Chris Sabo - Reds
"The Studio Set" title card

PEDs or no PEDs, I've always been a McGwire fan.  Pulling Mark Lewis was a nice surprise! Go Tribe!  That's back-to-back packs with Rafie, isn't it? Dang, I'd have to go look.  Well, either way, nice to see him in the mix along with Smoltzie.  I think it's a little weird that they made a title card to go along with the set.

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. keep the titles, it will be easier to differentiate between non-182 posts. If nothing else, throw a sub-title at the end if something extraordinary happens...

    1. I like that idea! Thanks. I'll give that a shot.