Saturday, June 9, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 066 - Thar Be Pirates, Cap'n!

The anticipation and excitement of heading to Pittsburgh to see my extended family, catch my first in-Cleveland Indians game, and watch the Pirates play in PNC has my heart pumping!  I'm not heading out yet, but it is getting much, much closer! Wahoo!!

In the meantime, reaching into the box-o-packs, I pull out: 1998 Staduim Club "Evens"

Greg Maddux - Braves
Todd Dunn - Brewers
Todd Stottlemeyre - Cardinals

Jason Isringhausen - Mets
Richard Hidalgo - Astros - Bowman Insert
Ramiro Mendoza - Yankees
Jon Lieber - Pirates
Abraham Nunez - Pirates - Prime Rookies
Jeff Conine - Royals - Transactions
Checklist 1 of  2

Am I the only one that finds it weird when the opening paragraph, which is written before any pack is chosen or opened, lines up very well with the cards pulled in the same post!?  I probably haven't pulled more than a handful of Pirates this whole time. Then, when I start talking about the trip tp da 'Burgh, I pull two in the same pack. Very cool.  Why was Topps putting Bowman in Stadium Club packs? Were they reintroducing Bowman in 1998? I'll let you tell me. On the upside, I believe we've seen some of these guys before, so hopefully that means doubles goin' 'round!

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:

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