The Big Five-Oh! We've hit fifty days of the baseball season, folks! That kind of milestone calls for something special. So, I am cracking open TEN packs today! Wahoo! I reached in and randomly selected ten packs. For the purpose of this post, I am grouping any similar packs together. It should make following along a bit easier. Guess we'll see!
First up: 3 packs of 2006 Topps Opening Day
Nick Johnson - Nationals
Chien-Ming Wang - Yankees
Bryan Bullington - Pirates Rookie
John Koronka - Cubs
Albert Pujols - Cardinals
Nick Johnson - Nationals SI Kids
Melvin Mora - Orioles
Zack Greinke - Royals
Joe Mauer - Twins
Nick Johnson - Nationals (Hey, a duplicate!)
Bryan Bullington - Pirates Rookie (Uh, the exact pattern)
Nick Johnson - Nationals SI Kids (you are kidding, right?)
Johan Santana - Twins
Scott Rolen - Cardinals
Miguel Tejada - Orioles
Michael Young - Rangers
Lyle Overbay - Blue Jays
Roy Oswalt - Astros SI Kids
Talk about bad colation. Those first two packs were spot on once you hit Johnson.
Next up, 4 packs of 1986 Donruss ML All-Stars oversized and pop-ups:
Hank Aaron puzzle 4, 5, 6
Graig Nettles - Padres - Pop-up
Damaso Garcia - Blue Jays
Dan Petry - Tigers
Hank Aaron puzzle 61, 62, 63
Tony Gwynn - Padres - Pop-up
Dan Petry - Tigers (There's a double!)
Rickey Henderson - Yankees
Hank Aaron puzzle 31, 32, 33
Terry Kennedy - Padres - Pop-up
Tim Raines - Expos
Nolan Ryan - Astros
Hank Aaron puzzle 52, 53, 54
Tommy Herr - Cardinals - Pop-up
Scott Garrelts - Giants
Don Mattingly - Yankees
Man, did we pull some whoppers there! And, I believe more than few cards we've seen before! That is good news for the folks patiently waiting on the duplicates lists!
Now, let's jump to a pack of 2010 Bowman Chrome. Three whole cards in each pack... Wow.
Alfonso Soriano - Cubs
Chris Schwinden - Mets - 1st Bowman
Well? Whatcha think about that one? I'd say 1-for-3, but I could see 2-for-3 being argued. Who is Schwinden?
The next pack is a Tri-Star Hidden Treasures Chase Repack. This is the one where you could find the Wagner T206. Right.
Mike Kingery - Mariners - 1986 Fleer
Alex Hernandez - Marlins - 1997 Score
Alex Hernandez - Marlins - 1997 Score (Not a typo. They were stuck together.)
Rickey Henderson - A's - 1991 Star Yellow Front
The Henderson is awesome. If it weren't for the break, this would go in my "Non-Tribers" collection. Congrats to the winner of that one!
The final pack for the 50th day of baseball goes to 2005 Fleer Ultra. Let's see what we've got in here:
Livan Hernandez - Expos
Al Leiter - Mets
Cliff Floyd - Mets
Greg Maddux - Cubs - Follow the Leader
Jose Reyes - Mets (Okay, really, how many Mets can be in one pack?)
Scott Podsednik - Brewers - Gold Medallion Die Cut
Sluggers.com Code Card
Tony Batista - Expos
Certainly some big names in that pack. One "hit" was the Gold Medallion 1:3 packs. Works for me. A lot of Mets showed up in this pack.