Saturday, June 16, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 073 - Three Rivers Trio

Welcome to Day 2 of my vacation.  Don't worry, I don't plan to start out all the posts this way.  That would be ridiculous - tomorrow wouldn't be Day 2. (rimshot, anyone?)

Let's see, what are going to open up today?  How about a pack of 1988 Score.  1988 Score!? I didn't even know I had this in there.  Wow, this should be interesting. Let's see what we've got!

RJ Reynolds - Pirates
Jim Presley - Mariners
Candy Maldonado - Giants
Terry Kennedy - Orioles
Bobby Meacham - Yankees
Mike Diaz - Pirates
Great Moments - September 29, 1954 - Trivia Card
Bob Stanley - Red Sox
Mike Morgan - Mariners
Mickey Hatcher - Dodgers
Ken Dixon - Orioles
Don Carman - Phillies
Junior Ortiz - Pirates
Frank Tanana - Tigers
Gary Roenicke - Braves
Tony Armas - Angels
Rick Manning - Brewers
Ivan Calderon - White Sox

Wow, this one is certainly laden with Pirates as I am (er, should be) heading into the Three Rivers city today.  Looking at this list, which names stick out to you?  For me, it's Maldonado (because of his name), Hatcher, Armas, and Manning.  I have always been a Rick Manning fan, even after his Tribe days.

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. The Tanana sticks out to me: decent pitcher who probably ate many bananas.

    If you have time when you get back, would you post a picture of the container/box/crate/bucket that you are pulling these packs from? You keep alluding to it, like you did in this post, and I keep picturing a milk crate for some reason. Either way, it sounds bottomless and magical.
    Curious minds would like to know!

  2. I always picture Rick Manning as a Cleveland Indian. The image that comes to mind is the Baseball Digest cover where he's running the bases with his helmet off and his Rosesque hair. I checked -- it's the June 1976 issue.