Saturday, July 28, 2012

182 Packs of baseball - 115 - Banks on it

I don't know if anyone else is excited about the Olympics, but I sure am. I love watching all the competitions and rooting for the U.S of A!! Wahoo!!

Tonight's pack features sports heroes from the diamond in a pack of 2008 Upper Beck Baseball Heroes:

Ernie Banks - Cubs
Matt Cain - Giants

Jose Reyes - Mets - Red Parallel (131/249)
Graig Nettles - Yankees - Stadium Legacy
Prince Fielder - Brewers

I met Mr. Banks during a trip to Chicago once. CDW took several of us out to supper where Ernie regularly dines (sorry, I don't remember the name of the place). Anyway, Mr. Banks sat at the table behind us. When we left, he did too and we all shook hands as he waited for his car to be brought around.  One of the highlights of my "baseball life."  The Reyes card is one sweet-looking piece of cardboard.

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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