Today's post barely squeaks into the timeframe - before midnight CST. This evening, I helped my wife in her classroom. One of the things I love about her is that she does not like to have the same layout year after year - she likes to move things, spruce up, change themes, decorate. She takes a lot of pride in her room and she is completely dedicated to what she does.
Today's pack comes from 2005 Topps Total. That was a huge set of 770 cards, something collectors hadn't seen in a while (er, to my not-so-great recollection). I miss those days. I like cheap cardboard with 660-770 players in the set. Forget inserts and parallels. Let's just collect cards, ya know? Ah well, here we go!
Adam Everett - Astros
Geoff Blum - Padres
Jason Smith - Tigers
Sandy Alomar Jr - Rangers
Chris Aguila - Marlins - Silver border
Jorge Posada - Yankees
So Taguchi - Cardinals
Brad Penny - Dodgers
R.A. Dickey - Rangers
Dmitri Young - Tigers
Sorry there won't be scans of these unless I do it sometime this weekend. I can tell you that Posada looks like he is duck-walking his way to a stolen base, as if trying to sneak behind the pitcher. I have no idea what kind of player Taguchi is/was, but there has got to be some kind of baseball-related feat to which the reply is "Dude, that was Sooo Taguchi, Man." And, of course, we have RA Dickey long before this year's All-Star fiasco. Oh wait, we aren't supposed to talk about that...
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: