Saturday, July 7, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 094 - Back to the Future's Past

My wife and I have to go shopping for our kids' birthdays. I'm thinking about picking up some discount packs while we're out. We'll see how it goes.

In the meantime, enjoy a pack of 2006 Topps Series 2. This is a rack pack with "18 cards plus 3 extra Topps Vintage cards inside."  Should be interesting:

Marcus Giles - Braves
Freddy Sanchez - Pirates
Shea Hillenbrand - Blue Jays
Johnny Damon/Jason Giambi - Yankees - Bronx Zoo
Danny Haren - A's
Carlos Guillen - Tigers
Eric Milton - Reds
Phil Nevin - Rangers
Willie Eyre - Twins
Scot Shields - Angels
Roberto Hernandez - Pirates
Tim Foli - Mets - 1985 Topps #271 (1968 #1 Draft Pick)
Mike Heath - Cardinals - 1986 Topps Traded #46T
John Farrell - Indians - WAHOO!! - 1988 Topps #533
Checklist 1 of 3
Work Hard/Get Cards promo card
Matt Holliday - Rockies
Buck Showalter - Rangers
Derek Jeter - Yankees
Marlins Team Card
Mark Hendrickson - Rays
Terry Francona - Red Sox
Juan Rincon - Twins

You have to wonder how many cards Topps has in its stash that they have included "vintage" cards several times over the years (including the whole 'Cards Your Mom Threw Out').  Well, I have to say, it was fun pulling an Indians player out of the vintage cards. The Tim Foli was a highlight because it is a "vintage" card highlighting a previous vintage card! This was a fun pack in deed.

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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