Friday, June 1, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 058 - Tribe Time Soon

Welcome to the month of June!  We will be looking at some pretty hot weather, I'm sure.  The countdown also begins to my first-ever Indians game in Cleveland!  We'll be there on the weekend of the 17th, and I am very excited to be setting foot in Jacobs Field (yeah, yeah, you call it what you want)!

To kick off the month, I am opening a pack of 2006 Topps Series 1 & 2 rack pack.  I have to say, this rack pack looks like a re-pack to me.  Nowhere does the pack say how many cards are in the cellophane.  That's pretty unusual for Topps.  Maybe this was a 2- or 3-pack that was cut apart.  Seems fishy to me.  At any rate, here we go:

Melvin Mora - Orioles
Eric Hinske - Blue Jays
Russell Branyan - Brewers
Benjie Molina - Angels
Jorge Cantu - Devil Rays
Indians Team Card - WAHOO!! Man, Tribe *AND* a team card to boot!
Twins Team Card
Blue Jays Team Card

Francisco Liriano - Twins
Jason Phillips - Dodgers
Ryan Howard - Phillies - Rookie of the Year
Kevin Millwood - Rangers
Yadier Molina - Cardinals
Ozzie Guillen - White Sox
Jeromy Burnitz - Pirates
Jason Lane - Astros
Morgan Ensberg - Astros
Brad Halsey - A's
John Patterson - Nationals
Padres Team Card
Pat Burrell & Mike Lieberthal - Phillies - Philly Phanatics
Joey Devine - Braves

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. Ozzie looks like he's an Opera singer.

  2. That Padres team card seems odd to me. I understand the Indians card, because they're sitting in the stands/bullpen. But where are the Padres sitting? Did they construct a faux wall in the middle of the field for this picture?

    1. Either that or they were photoshopped. If you look closely, it almost looks faked - like they were added to a different photo of the field. mainly because of the depth perception - like the distance is wrong.