Thursday, July 12, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 099 - If I could turn back time

Wow, we are almost at the 100-day mark! Of course, I've got something special planned for the 100th day, but for now, we've got to take care of Day 99.

Let's welcome 2008 Upper Deck Timeline to the fray. Actually, I think I've opened a pack or two of these during the season. Maybe not. I'm too lazy right now to go check. Hey, just telling it like it is.

John Smoltz - Braves
Brandon Webb - Diamondbacks
Jake Peavy - Padres

Jonathan Van Every - Red Sox
Joe Gordon - Yankees - Stadium Legacy
Joey Votto - Reds - Grey/retro rookie card

I don't know if the Votto is an insert or not. I don't think so since it has a regular card number on the back (177). I like the Timeline design - clean, simple, splash of color.

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 comment:

  1. The Votto is one of about 250 short prints in the set. It's a frustrating (but nice) set that I've been working since '08. The higher the card number (in general), the more rare the card.