Prayers and positive thoughts go out to the folks along the coast tonight as Isaac makes landfall. It's times like these that some of us step back and realize that, in the scheme of things, our posts are very minor compared to nature's wrath.
Having said that, I have no regrets in continuing my journey through a pack a day for every day during the regular baseball season. I've mentioned it before, but I already have some ideas for next year's "182 Packs" (Er, or however many days there between Opening Day and the last out of the regular season next year). I am thinking of doing something akin to a "fantasy baseball" program. That is, each week, folks will pick one player to add to their "team." Folks will be allowed to add unclaimed previously revealed players, and each participant will get ALL the cards of their players - dupes and all. I think it will be fun.
As for this season, I've had a lot of fun breaking open packs from all different years and brands. i think many of us have discovered cards we have never seen before. To me, THAT is what this hobby habit is all about.
Furthering our habit, I've got a pack of 2011 Topps Attax!
Placido Polanco - Phillies
Brian McCann - Braves - Foil Insert
Carlos Marmol - Cubs
Rafael Furcal - Dodgers
Vladimir Guerrero - Orioles
We started with the alliteration of Phillies' Player Placido Polanco, found a shiny McCann, and rounded things off with a little bit of Vlad. How can it better than that? Oh, I don't know... How about ANOTHER PACK of 2009 Attax!? You got it:
Nelson Cruz - Rangers
Miguel Cabrera - Tigers
Josh Johnson - Marlins
Buster Posey - Giants
Hideki Matsui - A's
No inserts, but two Rangers in one pack of Attax. How about that?
*I'll post pics on Wednesday. After a rough evening of repairing the oven wiring, cooking supper for the family, and much-needed family time, I am wiped out. Sure, I don't have to tell you this, but I do it anyway. Like buying a lottery ticket expecting to win...or something.