Monday, May 28, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 054 - Boggs'd Down

Day 54, where are you? Oh, now there's a reference I'm sure many folks aren't going to get without hitting the old Google.  Maybe not.  Is it a part of our culture enough that folks just "get it?" I dunno.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!  Please take time today to remember those that have served and fallen in the line of serving our country in some way or another.  Without those who have sacrificed their lives, we wouldn't be in the position to write what we want to write, when we want to write it, and where we want to write.
Today's pack comes to us from 1995.  We've got 1995 Topps Series One Power Pack again.  Let's see what we've got:

Chris Bosio - Mariners
Ruben Sierra - A's
Joe Orsulak - Mets
Kevin Appier - Royals
Chad Curtis - Angels
Bret Barberie - Marlins
Wade Boggs - Yankees
Jaime Navarro - Brewers
Calvin West - Reds - Future Star
Greg Maddux (Braves) and David Cone (Royals) - 1994 Topps All Stars
Matt Williams (Giants) and Wade Boggs (Yankees) - 1994 Topps All Stars
Gerald Williams - Yankees
Mike Butcher - Angels
Barry Larkin - Reds - CyberStats
Carl Willis - Twins

Orsulak and Vicaino in a "high ten" is a cool card moment. Bret Barbarie looks like he is trying to catch a beach ball at that angle. We got two Boggs cards in th epack.  I think that's always a plus! I don't know Reese from Adam, so how'd he turn out as a future star for the Reds? Let me know. Maddux and Cone on a single card would have quite a nice pull back then. I think we've seen the Williams/Boggs card already. The Larkin CyberStats shows a bunt gone by. Did he get the bat back in time? I'd like to think so.

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. It's Monday "Joe", not "Friday"... and sadly, no google involved!!

  2. You might remember Reese better by his nickname, Pokey. He played about 10 years, but was never a star. I'd say he did hit fan favorite status though.