Wednesday, May 23, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 049 - Future Star Understatement

Forty-Nine days of opening packs and the season is humming right along.  Hope everyone's enjoying the season through baseball packs.  I'm glad you stopped by to hang out and see what we've got today.  And, what we've got is a pack of 1995 Topps Series 1.  Fifteen cards per pack. Let's dig in:

Steve Cook - Pirates
Kent Mercker - Braves
Bob Hamelin - Royals
Kenny Rogers - Rangers
Mike Mussina - Orioles
John Wetteland - Expos
Brent Mayne - Royals
Kenny Lofton - Indians - WAHOO!! Sultan of Steal. Great!
Armando Benitez - Orioles - Star Track
Ray McDavid - Padres - Star Track
Carl Willis - Twins
Derek Jeter - Yankees - Future Star
Jeff Branson - Reds
Jose Vizcaino - Mets - CyberStats
Matt Williams (Giants)/Wade Boggs (Yankees) - 1994 Topps All Stars

Where do I start?  Kenny Lofton, Mike Mussina... Yeah, I know. Derek (expletive) Jeter's "Future Star" card.  The Vizcaino CyberStats is very cool and shiny.  And we finish off with the Williams/Boggs tag team move.  Nice.

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. I miss the days where a dollar or less could get you 15 cards. I'm not a Jeter fan, but that was a nice find regardless.