Thursday, July 5, 2012

182 Packs of baseball - 092 - Quite an achievement

Wow! I don't know how many of you watched a fireworks display last night, but we watched the live feed of the celebration in New York City. Absolutely gorgeous!  I love fireworks. I love them almost as much as busting wax. Almost.

Today, I am opening a pack of 1994 Fleer Ultra Series II

Kirby Puckett - Twins
Pedro Munoz - Twins
Paul Spoljaric - Blue Jays
Rick Helling - Rangers (Inadvertently listed as Angels previously)
Andres Galarraga - Rockies
 Luis Polonia - Yankees
Darrin Jackson - White Sox
Don Mattingly - Yankees
Julio Franco - White Sox
Lenny Dykstra - Phillies
Allen Watson - Cardinals
Tony Longmire - Phillies
Ray Lankford - Cardinals
Joe Carter - Indians/Blue Jays - Career Achievement Award - WAHOO!! Triber City!

I don't believe I have seen that Carter card before. It is 1 of 5 in the "Achievement Award" insert set. That is fantastic! Then, we look at Mattingly in there, too. I did not realize he was still playing in '94. Shows how much I was paying attention. we've got several team stars and MLB stars in there as well. The Helling card is a thing of photographic genius - a Rangers (oops, previously listed as an Angels) player with a great sky behind him. Wait. Is that photoshopped? Man, I hope not.

**Update - Thanks to Kevin for pointing out that I listed Helling on the wrong team. Evidently, I can't read text, look at caps, nor read jerseys.

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. Check again, David. Helling is a Ranger on that card.

  2. Interested in that Julio Franco White Sox card...

    1. You'll have to wait until "Trade Days" following the season breaks. Whoever picked Julio or White Sox first on the "Registered List" would be the one to get it. You could arrange a trade with that person. I'd wait until I list who gets what at the end of the season to be sure.