Sunday, June 10, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 067 - AURA You Excited?

I just had the coolest idea! If I am ever in a position to do so, I would love to do one of these breaks where each day of the season I would open the number of packs for the day of the season it represented - so, for example, today I would have been busting open 67 packs of cards.  Oh, man, what a lot of work that would be.  But, even better, what a lot of FUN that would be!  Some quick math tells me that I would need...gulp... 16,653 packs (based on the same 182 days used for this break).  On second thought... (and all you math folks can correct me if I'm wrong. I used the following formula: n*(n+1)/2)

Let's just open one pack today: 1997 Pinnacle Hobby New

Scott Rolen - Phillies - Rookie
Carlos Delgado - Blue Jays
Ivan Rodriguez - Rangers

Alex Rodriguez - Mariners - AURA
Carlos Baerga - Mets
Chipper Jones - Braves
Gregg Jefferies - Phillies
Jack McDowell - Indians - WAHOO!! Let's. Go. Tribe!
Willie Greene - Reds
Brian Giles - Indians Rookie - WAHOO!! Yeah! TWO Triber cards!

Oh, man! What a great pack for Indians fans. I'll double check my database, but I believe I have both of these, so these should get passed along.  Haha, if you don't know me by now, these will probably be passed along whether I have them or not.  Side note: who now has the Simply Red song stuck in thier head? In fact, you could sing most of that previous line to the same tune.  "If you don't know me by now... These will probably be passed along..."  Yeah, it's a stretch.  And, yes, I *always* have music running through my head, and more often than not, I can make some kind of rudimentary parody the way Rain Main spouted off numbers.  Where were we?

That A-Rod card is sweet! Man, those AURA cards are nice! It doesn't hurt to pull Pudge, Chipper and Rolen either!

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: