Saturday, May 19, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 045 - No blood, no foul

Hey, folks!  How's it going out there?  You're all looking at me like, "Hey, pal, you got some packs?  Well, why don't you start bustin' them open, Circus Boy."*

Reaching in to the box of packs, I pull out a 1997 Pinnacle Hobby. No, not the "NEW" ones, the other ones they made in '97 before they decided to switch to the new design in midstream.

Fernando Valenzuela - Padres
Jason Dickson - Angels
Danny Tartabull - White Sox
Steve Gibralter - Reds
Barry Larkin - Reds
Curt Schilling - Phillies
Juan Gonzalez - Rangers
Bill Swift - Rockies
Kevin Mitchell - Reds
Roger Clemens - Red Sox

Wow. Fernando... I still remember when he first came to the Bigs and was touted the next best thing since Cy Young himself.  Or, somthing like that.  There sure a re a LOT of Reds in this pack. About a third of the cards are Reds.  This one also gave us a look at some serious names in baseball at the time: Larkin, Schilling, Gonzalez, Clemens... Not a bad pack at all.

*Opening line 'borrowed/modified' from one of Brian Regan's acts.   

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 comment:

  1. Fernando just doesn't look right in a San Diego uniform