Friday, December 27, 2013

Giving by Proxy and Speaking to The Hobby #collecting

Despite the title, I'm starting with the second part of it: Speaking to The Hobby.

Earlier today, I had a message from "The Hobby" delivered through Mark Aubrey. Many of you in "The Hobby" will know him from his posts over at "Mark's Ephemera." "The Hobby" and I had grown a bit distant following the season's pack breaking, and I have no choice but to admit (and accept) fault there. I stepped away from the hobby, at least online anyway. I still have packs to put together from the summer's pack breaks. I know, I know. But, there is no getting around it. Frankly, I had grown of tired of seeing "The Hobby" every single day. I took a break. That break stretched into something that lasted longer than a Kardashian marriage and an A&E suspension added together. The road ahead is still pretty grueling: namely, I am still sorting through cards to be sent out to all your GREAT readers that played along this past baseball season. But, as I am off for the holiday break, I can assure you that the packages will be mailed before January 10, 2014. No more messing around and putting it off.

I received a plethora of packs for Christmas from various friends and family members. That simple act also helped me rekindle the love I have for collecting these bits of cardboard. My "Non-Indians" collection has been seriously lacking over the past few years, and several of the cards I got for Christmas will find their way into that collection. I also bought a couple packs of Panini's latest offerings. I bought 1 pack each of "Cooperstown" and "Hometown Heroes."

Here are some samples from "Cooperstown." I pulled a Triber! That's a sure sign "The Hobby" and I are well on our path to recovery. I also pulled a disc and a "Museum" card (among other cards in the pack):

The "Hometown Heroes" cards are an interesting lot. I pulled a lenticular disc, Joey Votto (posting that one for Joe C), and Josh Reddick (among others). I posted the Reddick to show off what can be done with a skilled Photoshopper. In fact, all the cards have a pretty well-done sleight of hand, considering Panini has no MLB licensing rights due to the Topps monopoly, er contract.

Now, getting to the "Giving by Proxy" portion of tonight's post: I received a couple packages that were temporarily, er, misplaced during the past month or so. One was from Backstop Cards with no note or anything! That one has a TON of cards in it! I will scan some of those and have them posted soon. The other envelope was from Brian Snider over at "Play at the Plate." Inside was a note that reads: "From Mark Aubrey via ME! (Enjoy!):

THANK YOU so much, Brian, Mark, and Marcus!!  It's good to be back.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dude, Where's My Cards?

Believe it or not, I am still sorting and sifting through the cards we busted during the regular season! Holy smokes! I did not realize how many cards were still waiting to be handed out to their respective owners. Just when i thought I was getting close to done, I found another 800-count box that I thought was empty.

Let's just say it'll be a at least a week or so before I start shipping these out. While sorting, I did make a discovery or two. First, somehow Javier Vasquez was assigned to both Dayf and Jafronius. Dayf is the actual owner, according to the draft cycle. Second, I have several players that seem to have dodged the draft completely. Third, there were more than 100 players still left unclaimed after the last draft.

What's left to do? Let's enumerate, shall we?

  1. Finish sorting claimed players
  2. Assign multi-player cards to their owners
  3. Distribute all remaining cards randomly among managers
  4. Package and mail cards
Oh, speaking of packaging: Anyone that scored over-sized cards will receive at least two Tribecards from Outer Space packages. One will be a box (or boxes) of standard cards, and the other will be a mailer with the over-sized cards. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Package Mail-out Update

Hey everyone! It has been quite a while since I've written here, so I thought I'd let you know what is happening in the world of Tribecards.

I will be sending out the Group Break packages this weekend.

The Pack-A-Day/Outer Space packages will start shipping on Monday.

Sorry for the delay, but you're going to enjoy the cards for sure!

Thanks for reading and playing along!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: 14 Rounds of Final Draft

Hey everyone!  Sorry it took so long to get the final draft done. What a doozy! We ended up going 14 rounds before everyone's picks played out. No one got shut out. Terry Francona scored the highest number of picks: Nine. Jafronius tried to sneak in a Curley Neal pick, but I caught it. Haha! Next season, I'll add in every card we uncover. Well, okay, maybe not EVERY card, but certainly some of the non-baseball.

I will update the player/manager list later this week and will get everyone's cards passed around this weekend. I should start mailing those out next week.  Upcoming posts will include a wrap-up and a couple surprise boxes I received! Wahoo!!

Here's how the final draft played out:
Notice one says "I'm not really Night..." That said that the person was not really Night Owl, but that Night should have the Steve Lyons card. I got a kick out of that. Whoever entered that, thanks for the laugh!

Here is the random order, minus the "I'm not Night Owl" entry:

Everyone placed in the random order: Jafronius is in white because I pasted his picks from an email.

You'll have to click on this one to see the final results. I included ALL the results since it went for 14 rounds! Whew!

I can't thank everyone enough for the patience and GREAT sportsmanship throughout the season breaks! I realize I was a bit "persnickety" at times and I fretted over things most folks never gave second-thought to, so I truly appreciate the camaraderie you had with/for each other when weird things would come up!  Thanks again!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tribecards Final Draft: Delay of Game

I will post the draft results on Wednesday. I hit a bit of a snag with Google docs. If you tried to put in your picks and couldn't, please let me know. I've got Jafronius' picks that were left out.

List of folks with entries:
Backstop Cards
2x3 Heroes
P-town Tom
I'm not really Night Owl but you should give him Steve Lyons just because.
Play at the Plate
Bo Rosny
Captain Canuck

(plus Jafronius, as mentioned above).

Thanks for playing along!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Blaster Box Break: Box 7 - 1992 Leaf Series 2

Good Sunday afternoon, everyone! I tried to run through all the boxes in the wee hours of the morning, but I ran out of gas. So, this afternoon, I opened the final box in the Blaster Break.  Since this was a full box of cards and not just a blaster, I'm not listing every card. Instead, I'm posting the Gold Leaf cards and the Gold Leaf Rookies that went to participants. The rest of the cards (including other Gold Leaf and Gold Leaf Rookies) will be distributed randomly with the rest of the unclaimed cards from the break!

Eric Bell - Indians - Gold Leaf
John Doherty - Tigers - Gold Leaf Rookies
Travis Fryman - Tigers - Gold Leaf
Kevin Ritz - Tigers - Gold Leaf
Eric Davis - Dodgers - Gold Leaf
Trevor Wilson - Giants - Gold Leaf

Johnny Ruffin - White Sox - Gold Leaf Rookies
Mark Whiten - Indians - Gold Leaf
Ramon Martinez - Dodgers - Gold Leaf
Donovan Osborne - Cardinals - Gold Leaf Rookie
Tom Candiotti - Dodgers - Gold Leaf
Mike Sharperson - Dodgers - Gold Leaf

Congrats to everyone that took part! The true upside to having such a small group of participants is that we will get a huge amount of cards between us! Wahoo!!  I will try to get these sent out sometime this coming week. I will let you know when they've shipped so you can be looking for them!

Blaster Box Break: Box 6 - 1998 Pacific Online

There are 8 red foil cards and one gold web card per pack. I don't know if I have any of these in my collection or not. Let's rip 'er open!

  • Raul Mondesi Gold - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Bartolo Colon - Indians - Tribecards
  • Robb Nen - Giants - Workman
  • Tino Martinez Gold - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Darren Bragg - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Mike Piazza Team Checklist - All the checklists are laid out like this. Very cool!
  • Jose Mesa - Indians - Tribecards
  • Matt Karchner - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Darren Dreifort - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Deivi Cruz - Tigers - Chris
  • Todd Stottlemyre - Cardinals - Madding
  • Carlos Castillo - White Sox - JediJeff
  • John Johnstone - Giants - Workman
  • Shawon Dunston - Indians - Tribecards
  • Jim Corsi - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Barry Bonds - Giants - Workman

Blaster Box Break: Box 5 - 1998 Pacific Paramount

I am hoping to find at least a few die cuts or something in this box. Pacific was known for doing crazy things with their cards. Let's see what we've got:

  • Ivan Rodriguez Die Cut Team Checklist - Cool die cuts!!
  • Todd Stottlemyre Red Parallel - Cardinals - Madding
  • Justin Thompson- Tigers - Chris
  • Rickey Henderson - A's - Because it is freakin Rickey Henderson, that's why!
  • Jaime Navarro - White Sox - JediJeff
  • James Baldwin - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Tim Naehring - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • David Justice - Indians - Tribecards

  • Robb Nen - Giants - Workman
  • Wilton Guerrero - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Gary Gaetti - Cardinals - Madding
  • Brian Johnson - Giants - Workman
  • Chuck Knoblauch - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Andy Pettitte - Yankees - CattleRustlers
There was 1 Red parallel per pack. As it turns out, everyone gets one!

Blaster Box Break: Box 4 - 2004 UD R-Class

Two Rookie cards per pack on average!! I'm just repeating what the box says on it... Let's see if we can find some cards to add to our collections.

  • Scott Rolen - cardinals - Madding
  • Frank Thomas - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Merkin Valdez - Giants - Workman
  • Nomar Garciaparra - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Shawn Green - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Ryan Wing - White Sox - JediJeff
  • John Gall - Cardinals - Madding
  • Merkin Valdez/Robb Nen "Taking Over" 046/650 - Giants - Workman
  • Orlando Rodriguez - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Mike Mussina - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Magglio Ordonez - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Even Rust - Cardinals - Madding
  • C.C. Sabathia - Indians - Tribecards
  • Enemencio Pacheco - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Ivan Ochoa - Indians - Tribecards
  • Pedro Martinez - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Jim Edmonds - Cardinals - Madding
  • Mariano Gomez - Indians - Tribecards

Blaster Box Break: Box 3 - 2004 Topps Series 1

Wow! There are a lot of cards to go through: 22 packs with roughly 6 cards each. Let's hope for a relic! I am not going to list every card pulled for participants on this one. Let's look at some highlights:

  • Palmeiro Joins 500 Club - Because I think it's a cool card
  • Postseason Highlights Red Sox/Giants featured - CattleRustler/Workman
  • Bill Mueller Sporting News - Red Sox - Thought these were neat designs
  • MLB Sportsclix w/ Barry Bonds - Giants - Doubles of this card will be given to participants
  • Alex Gonzalex - Cubs - Because in 2004, should there be miscut cards!?
  • World Series Highlights Foil - Jim Palmer - Because it is FOIL and SHINY!
  • Javier Vazquez Gold - Because it is GOLD!
  • 100th Anniversary program cover - Mets/Red Sox - Two words: Old Glory
  • Todd Helton Own the Game - Rockies - Because this looks freakin awesome. What a cool card!
Well, given the number of Giants cards in this box, we have no one getting Punk'd or Skunk'd!

Blaster Box Break: Box 2 - 2012 Topps Chrome

Let's keep things going and break open a blaster box of 2012 Topps Chrome!

We had a couple of "hits" in this box, plus we reach the point at which no one got Skunk'd! Only Workman has the potential to get Punk'd, and with 5 more boxes to open, I'm pretty sure he'll pull another Giants card ... eventually.

  • Austin Romine - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Andre Ethier - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Adam Dunn - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Carlos Santana - Indians - Davidinark
  • Derek Lowe Refractor - Indians - Davidinark
  • Jacoby Ellsbury - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Allen Craig - Cardinals - Madding
  • Jon Lester - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Ivan Nova - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Jacob Turner - Tigers - Chris
  • Derek Jeter - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Lance Berkman - Cardinals - Madding
  • Matt Moore Die Cut - Because it is a VERY cool die cut! Man, these rock!
  • Josh Beckett - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Yadier Molina Purple Refractor - Cardinals - Madding
  • Matt Hague Purple Refractor - Pirates - It's a purple refractor, that's why!
  • Elvis Andrus Purple Refractor - Rangers - See above!
  • Michael Taylor Purple Refractor - A's - Take on down, pass it around...

Blaster Box Break: Box 1 - 2010 Allen & Ginter

In honor of Gint-A-Cuffs coming to a close, I thought it befitting to start the break off with some A&G. Though we didn't score any game-used or other relic cards, there were some cards worth noting:

  • Betelgeuse - Just because the movie was better than this card.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Weird rendering.
  • Gordon Beckham This Day in History- White Sox - JediJeff
  • Randy Winn Mini - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Mahlon Duckett - Newark Eagles Negro Leagues
  • Johnny Damon - Tigers - Chris G
  • A.J. Pierzynski - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Russell Martin - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Daniel Hudson - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Sacagawea - Because we all know how to say it thanks to "Night at the Museum"
  • Drew Brees - Because his kid is what makes this card!
  • Alex Rodriguez This Day in History - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • White-Tailed Deer Mini - Because when I was a kid, I did a preso on them for 4-H
  • Brandon Inge - Tigers - Chris G
  • Alex Rodriguez - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Jake Peavy - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Pablo Sandoval - Giants - Workman
  • Andre Ethier This Day in History - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Ichiro Baseball Sketches - Because these are way cool!
  • Curtis Granderson Mini Black - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • A.J. Pierzynski - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Mariano Rivera - Yankees - CattleRustler

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Blaster Box Group Break happening tonight!

I had seven people sign up, claiming 8 teams for the Blaster Box Break. Oh, I know, it is already 11:30pm CST on Saturday. Well, I decided I was too anxious to check out some of these boxes, so I am busting them tonight!  There will be no video. Sorry. Instead, I will break each box and show off highlights, oddities, etc.

As per the rules, all unclaimed teams will be divided among each slot taken (meaning Cattle Rustler gets two slots!).

I will post each box as a separate entry on the blog, So keep watching! The only box that probably won't be fully busted tonight is the full box of Leaf.  Then again, as the wee hours of the morning creep in, I may just have to take a break. We'll see how it goes!

Stay Tuned!

Tribecards from Outer Space: The final draft is upon us

Hello, everyone!  In case you were wondering, I *PASSED* my Apple Certified Macintosh Technician certification!!  Wahoo!!  I appreciate everyone's patience as I stepped away from the clubhouse to take care of that business.

And now that the certification business is done, we've got some massive drafting ahead.

We have nearly 300 players in this draft, the final draft!  There is no way I am going to administer a final draft in which every possible player could be drafted. Instead, I have a different solution (though, technically, it could still result in every player being drafted). The final draft features 25 draft slots. Choose wisely. Well, actually, as we've seen this season, wisely has nothing to do with it. The randomizer will hold the fortunes of all managers in its grubby little paws.

Each of the 25 slots has all 300 listed (though I noticed a few names spelled wrongly in the list. Don't worry, I know who the players are and will fix things before everything wraps up.).

Managers pick your players just as you have all season. I will randomize the order and run the draft.

Player cards not drafted after all is said and done will be randomly distributed among all the managers who have previously claimed at least one player. I say that because I had people sign up that never drafted nor selected one single player. Ever. Why sign up? I dunno.  Anyway, notice I said "Play cards." That's because I am not sorting the leftover cards by player. Instead, all leftovers will be shuffled, stacked up and handed out in a random order. Naturally, the random order will be determined by - why change a bad system now, right?

After the results are posted, I will distribute the multi-player cards to one of the managers owning a player on the card. This will take a bit of doing because we ended up with a bunch, so I will sort through those. Any duplicates will be handed out equally among owners. Otherwise, I will do my best to see that everyone affected gets a 'fair share' of multi-player cards.

So, back to the draft!  I will close the draft on Monday, October 7, 2013 at roughly 6pm. Then, I will wait for Google Docs to do whatever it does and we will run the draft on Tuesday, October 8 sometime that evening/night!

Let's look at a handful of highlights:

  • Joba Chamberlain - I was just shocked he was still available.
  • B.J. Wallace - Cool card design and also card #1 in the 1993 O-Pee-Chee set.
  • Carlos Guillen - Shiny Bowman's Best
  • J.R. Graham - That card is seriously purple. I mean, PUR-PLE.
  • Mark Teahen - The Pennant Chasers design jumps out at me. I like it.
  • Harold Baines - Seriously!? I even searched through everything to make sure that was right.
  • Terry Francona - Current manager of the Tribe, back when he was still knocking about.
  • Chris Dickerson - VERY shiny yellow card! 
  • Brian Jordan - I always thought these '91 Pre-Rookies were a great idea.

Here is the link to the Final Draft:

Good luck and thanks for playing along!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Proud of the Tribe!

Way to go, Tribe!! Wahoo!! I hope this is just the start of a new Indians era!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Tribecards from Jonesboro, AR: Loosey Goosey Wrap Up

Good evening, friends! Well, I finally managed to get all the loose cards into the list except for the 1994 Topps factory set. Frankly, I don't see it happening online. I will divvy those up and sort them by manager. Any free agents still around after the final draft will be randomly distributed along with the other non-sport/multi-player cards.

Remember, if the multi-player cards name specific players, or I was able to name specific players on the card, I will divvy those up among the featured manager-owners.

In the meantime, here is a link to the whole loose-card shootin match:

Please let me know if I messed anyone's cards up. There's a pretty good chance of that since I was not able to use my Access database, and instead had to rely on a Google Spreadsheet.

Here are a few pics:

Since I will be working on my Apple Certification, I'll be taking a break for a couple days. Before I do, though, I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone that played along, chipped in, and exercised extreme patience as we worked through the various kinks in the program!  This was a LOT of fun!!

I will get the Free Agents lined out and we will have our final Free Agent draft in the very near future (in all likelihood, it will run late this Friday and go through the weekend while I do the Blaster Box Break).

Remember, you can still sign up for the Blaster Box Break, too!!  Just click the picture of the goodies in the upper right corner of my page.

Tribecards from Jonesboro: A few free agents

As I am going through the loose cards, I thought I would stop a moment before my Mac Cert class to post a couple pics of some free agents:

As you can see, I broke those into two parts. 

See my previous post for the loose card break link. It isnt done yet, so check back each night for updates as I am able to add them. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tribecards from Jonesboro, AR: Take Two

Yes, I am back in Jonesboro, Ar, again this week as the Mac training gets hands-on.

This final 'break' of the season actually consists of a large number of loose cards. Nearly 800 random years, makes and models plus a purportedly full 1994 Topps factory set.  This will, by far, be the most cards busted, sorted, and assigned in the history of Tribecards.

In fact, in order to prevent this blog space from getting out of control, I am going to list all the cards in a sortable Google Spreadsheet. That should keep life simple. As for pictures, I will select stand-outs or notables for photos.

After this break is done, I will have all the free agents ready for the final draft.

Actually, if you are so inclined, you can watch things unfold as I enter the information (or check back at random intervals)... Note: This will take longer than I ever thought! Haha! So, I will spread this out during this week. Sorry for the delay, but we'll just call this the Post-Season! Haha!

Just visit the link below:

For dayf:

Some random cards from first 100 or so:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Holy bits of cardboard, Batman!

Good afternoon, or evening, or whatever time of day it happens to be when this post makes it live to the interwebs. I did not post anything for Friday night because I had just driven nearly 4 hours back home and spent the evening with my family. Priorities, man!

I am hoping to get as many cards posted as possible before the Razorbacks game comes on, so let's get ripping!

I have 5 packs of 1989 Topps. Some of these are missing cards, missing gum, blatantly searched, whatever. Freakin' CardsOne is a rip-off. I'll just say it here and now:

Mike Young - Brewers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Bob Dernier - Phillies - Free Agent
Steve Farr - Royals - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Bill Bene - Dodgers - Free Agent
Darrin jackson - Cubs - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Willie Wilson - Royals - Cattle Rustler (Wahoo!!)
Buddy Bell - Astros - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Jim Clancy - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Terry Taylor - Mariners - Free Agent
Terry Mulholland - Giants - Brauer144 (Wahoo!!)
Charles Hudson - Yankees - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Dave Smith - Astros - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Pete O'Brien - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Dan Pasqua - White Sox - Free Agent
Storm Davis - A's - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
George Bell Record Breaker - Blue Jays - Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)
Jon Perlman - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Jose Guzman - Rangers - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Danny Jackson All-Star - Reds - Cattle Rustler (Wahoo!!)
Rick Aguilera - Mets - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Chris Brown - Padres - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Gil Hodges Turn Back the Clock - Mets - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
John Kruk - Padres - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Rod Nichols - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Stewart Cliburn - Angels - Free Agent
Barry Larkin - Reds - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
Randy Bush - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
John Wathan - Royals - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Paul Assenmacher - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Rob Murphy - Reds - Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)
Paul Kilgus - Rangers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Andy van Slyke - Pirates - Cardanathmea (Wahoo!!)
Dan Pasqua - White Sox - Free Agent
Bobby Valentine - Rangers - Free Agent
Hal Lanier - Astros - Free Agent
Rich Gedman - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Terry Francona - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Dennis Boyd - Red Sox - Free Agent
Rob Dibble - Reds - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
Robin Yount - Brewers - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Sil Campusano - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Tom Prince - Pirates - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Brian Harper - Twins - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Ellis Burks - Red Sox - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Steve Peters - Cardinals - Free Agent
Ernie Whitt - Blue Jays - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Len Dykstra - Mets - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Mike Felder - Brewers - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Wayne Tolleson - Yankees - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Candy Maldonado - Giants - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Marty Barrett - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Joe Price - Giants - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Rick Reuschel - Giants - Cattle Rustler (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Bobby Witt - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Pete Smith - Braves - James Haynes (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Robinson - Tigers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)

Congratulations, folks! Wow, that is a bunch of cards, despite the obvious tampering issues. Oh well, cardboard is cardboard, right!?

Next up, 1 pack of "The Babe Ruth Collection." 10 cards. I assume these are all Babe Ruth... We'll see:

Being Remembered by Donald Honig - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Being Remembered by Christy Walsh - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Being Remembered by Daughter Julia - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Being Remembered by Daughter Julia - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Checklist (Babe shown) - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)

Being Remembered by Bill Dickey - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Trivia - Babe Bats Righty - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Sultan of Swat Babe's Greatness - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Trivia - Babe used a 54-ounce bat - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Trivia - Never won a triple crown - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)

LOL, well, there is a whole PACK of cards that goes to one manager! I don't recall that happening before. Congratulations, Stealing Home!

Here's a pack of 1995 Fleer. 18 cards.

Juan Guzman - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Pat Kelly - Yankees - Free Agent
Cecil Fielder - Tigers - Don Sherman (Wahoo!!)
Joe Hesketh - Red Sox - Free Agent
Chris Hoilles - Orioles - Free Agent
Ed Sprague - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Mark Lemke - Braves - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Chris Hammond - Marlins - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)

Mike Lansing - Expos - Free Agent
Josias Manzanillo - Mets - Free Agent
Doug Jones - Phillies - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Steve Bedrosian - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Paul O'Neill League Leader - Yankees - Brownpg (Wahoo!!)
Dave Nilsson - Brewers - Free Agent
Shane Mack - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Dennis Cook - White Sox - Free Agent
Mark Clark - Indians (Wahoo!) - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
David Cone - Royals - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)

Some of these were stuck together, so pulling them apart proved a bit "sticky." The designs on these cards are all over the place. These days, each design would be its own subset. Wow.  Congrats, everyone!

Now, I have two packs of 2008 Topps Series 2.

Jacoby Ellsbury - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Grady Sizemore - Indians (Wahoo!) - Irish Tribe Fan (Wahoo!!)
Mark Kotsay - Braves - Free Agent
Adam Dunn - Reds - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Alex Romero - DBacks - Free Agent
Chone Figgins - Angels - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)
B.J. Upton Day in Review July 20, 2007 - Rays - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Topps All-Star Rookie Promo Card
ToppsTown Code Card
Bengie Molina - Giants - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Freddy Sanchez - Pirates - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Kelly Johnson - Braves - Free Agent
Dave Bush - Brewers - Free Agent
Greg Maddux - Padres - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Nick Swisher - White Sox - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Aaron Harang - Reds - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Willy Aybar - Rays - gcrl (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Kyle McClellan - Cardinals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Chipper Jones - Braves - James Haynes (Wahoo!!)
David Wright Work Hard, Get Cards - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Coco Crisp - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Jason Kendall - Brewers - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Michael Bourn - Astros - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)

I don't know about anyone else, but I tend to forget which players I've drafted. So, it is always cool to see a player that I forgot I "own." haha!  I don't even know when the last time we saw a Chone or a Chipper pop up! Nice adds, everyone!

Next up, I've got 8 packs of 1988 Donruss.

Stan Musial Puzzles: 7-9,13-18,25-27,34-36,43-45,52-54,58,60 - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Gary Carter - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Rey Quinones - Mariners - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Steve Lombardozzi - Twins - Free Agent
Rance Mulliniks - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Paul Molitor Diamond Kings - Brewers - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Gary Gaetti - Twins - Free Agent
Fred McGriff - Blue Jays - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Alvin Davis - Mariners - Pedrsej (Wahoo!!)
Jesse Orosco - Mets - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Leon Durham - Cubs - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Dion James - Braves - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Bob Brenly - Giants - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Sid Bream - Pirates - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Stan Jefferson - Padres - Free Agent
Bo Diaz - Reds - Free Agent
Jim Gantner - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Chet Lemon - Tigers - Free Agent
Ken Gerhart - Orioles - Free Agent
Vance Law - Expos - Free Agent
Harold Baines - White Sox - Free Agent
Gary Pettis - Angels - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Craig Reynolds - Astros - Free Agent
Tommy Herr - Cardinals - Free Agent
Von Hayes - Phillies - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Buddy Bell - Reds - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
John Kruk - Padres - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Will Clark - Giants - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Tommy Gregg - Pirates - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Ken Griffey Sr - Braves - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Keith Moreland - Cubs - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Mike Marshall - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Willie Randolph - Yankees - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Greg Swindell - Indians (Wahoo!) - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Alfredo Griffin - A's - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Frank White - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Steve Buechele - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Shawn Abner - Padres - Free Agent
Ruben Sierra - Rangers - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
Tim Wallach - Expos - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Tony Phillips - A's - Free Agent
Bo Jackson - Royals - Cardnathema (Wahoo!!)
Pat Tabler - Indians (Wahoo!) - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
Franklin Stubbs - Dodgers - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Don Mattingly - Yankees - Brownpg (Wahoo!!)
Dwight Evans - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Phil Bradley - Mariners - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Roberto Alomar - Padres - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Ryne Sandberg - Cubs - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Wally Backman - Mets - Free Agent
Glenn Braggs - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Chris Speier - Giants - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
Bobby Bonilla - Pirates - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Milt Thonmpson - Phillies - Free Agent
Marvell Wynne - Padres - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Bill Doran - Astros - Free Agent
Jose Oquendo - Cardinals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Dick Schofield - Angels - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Dale Sveum - Brewers - P-Town Tom (Wahoo!!)
Eddie Murray - Orioles - Sngldddy (Wahoo!!)
Alan Trammell - Tigers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Angel Salazar - Royals - Free Agent
Mark McLemore - Angels - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Devon White - Angels - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Andres Galarraga - Expos - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Mike Davis - A's - Free Agent
Kevin Seitzer - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Brett Butler - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Pedro Guerrero - Dodgers - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Rickey Henderson - Yankees - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Kirk Gibson - Tigers - Don Sherman (Wahoo!!)
Marty Barrett - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Larry Sheets - Orioles - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Rob Deer - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!! Back-to-Bacl!)
Andy van Slyke Diamond Kings - Pirates - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Randy Bush - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Jerry Reed - Mariners - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
Manny Trillo - Cubs - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Craig Lefferts - Giants - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Bob Walk - Pirates - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Blauser - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Frank Williams - Reds - Free Agent
Mark Grant - Padres - Free Agent
Steve Lake - Cardinals - Free Agent
Jeff Calhoun - Phillies - Free Agent
Robbie Wine - Astros - Free Agent
Bob James - White Sox - Free Agent
Geno Petralli - Rangers - Free Agent
Greg Minton - Angels - Adam Smith (Wahoo!!)
Erick Plunk - A's - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Joe Hesketh - Expos - Free Agent
Jeff Russell - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Chuck Finley - Angels - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Rob McClure - Expos - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Greg Cadaret - A's - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Lonnie Smith - Royals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Tommy Hinzo - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Jeff Hamilton - Dodgers - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Steve Trout - Yankees - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Al Nipper - Red Sox - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Pat Sheridan - Tigers - Free Agent
Dave Stapleton - Brewers - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Ballard - Orioles - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Billy Hatcher Diamond Kings - Astros - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Mark Davidson - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Rick Leach - Blue Jays - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
John Cerutti - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Gary Gaetti Diamond Kings - Free Agent
Tony fernandez - Blue Jays - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Keith Atherton - Twins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Mark Langston - Mariners - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Keith Hernandez - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Paul Noce - Cubs - Free Agent
Glenn Hubbard - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Chili Davis - Giants - James Haynes (Wahoo!!)
Mike LaValliere - Pirates - Free Agent
Greg Booker - Padres - Free Agent
Tracy Jones - Reds - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Darrin Daulton - Phillies - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Ken Caminiti - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Willie McGee - Cardinals - Kerry Biggs (Wahoo!!)

Lots of cards to go around there! Congratulations, everyone that pulled players for their piles.

But, wait! There's more!

I have some kind of cello pack of 1995 Topps. Note: The backs of these say "Pre-Production Sample"

Larry Walker - Expos - E_Rose (Wahoo!!) 
Alex Fernandez - White Sox - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Sandy Alomar Jr - Indians (Wahoo!) - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Greg Vaughn - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Mike Devereaux - Orioles - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Travis Fryman - Tigers - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Roberto Hernandez - White Sox - Free Agent
Mike Piazza - Dodgers - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Ken Griffey Jr - Mariners - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Larry Walker Pre-Production Spectralite (PP1) - Expos - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)

Wow! That Walker card is VERY cool!! The camera is not going to do it justice, I can tell you that before I even scan the thing. Wow! Nice way to open up and end with the same manager AND same player! Well played, Topps. Well played.

How about a pack of 1992 Upper Deck. 15 cards per pack.

Jeff Johnson - Yankees - Free Agent
Wayne House - Red Sox - Free Agent
Mike Pagliarulo - Twins - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
John Franco - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Marvin Freeman - Braves - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Dennis Rasmussen - Padres - Free Agent
Mike Heath - Braves - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Candy Maldonado - Blue Jays - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Jerald Clark - Padres - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Al Osuna - Astros - Free Agent
John Burkett - Giants - Free Agent
Kevin Appier - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Patrick Lennon - Mariners - Free Agent
Dave Stieb Checklist - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Ted Williams Baseball Heroes - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)

Holy smokes. We are going to have the largest free agent draft of the season to finish things out! Be that as it may, congrats to everyone who pulled players from this pack!

I have just two more packs, and then I have a TON of loose cards to divvy up. The loose cards will be done some time on Sunday - probably in the evening while I am back at the hotel room for next week's training continuation.

The remaining packs are: 1991 Stadium Club 1st Series and 2006 Topps Series 2.

1991 Stadium Club:

John Marzano - Red Sox - Free Agent
Greg Litton - Giants - Free Agent
Dennis Rasmussen - Padres - Free Agent
Brian Holman - Mariners - Free Agent
Stadium Club membership Promo
Gary Pettis - Rangers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Rex Hudler - Cardinals - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Andres Galarraga - Expos - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Jim Deshaies - Astros - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Greg Harris - Padres - Free Agent
Von Hayes - Phillies - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Keith Miller - Mets - Free Agent
Mike Greenwell - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)

Haha, I started to worry there with all the free agents we got in a row. But, we pulled out a few players for folks! Congratulations as we head into the final pack of the 2013 Regular Season break!!

Well, this is it. We have reached the very last pack of baseball cards for the 2013 Tribecards regular season, pack-a-day, Outer Space giveaway-thingy.  It all comes down to a pack of 2006 Topps Series 2. I'd like to hope our last pack has a relic in it, just for the sheer fun of it, but I would not put money on it. Let's take a look...

Jorge Sosa - Braves - Free Agent
Adrian Beltre - Mariners - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
David Ortiz - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Rich Harden - A's - Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)
Aramis Ramirez - Cubs - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Darin Erstad - Angels - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Francisco Rodriguez - Angels - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Bagwell Gold - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Brian Bannister - Mets - Free Agent
Ken Griffey Jr - Reds - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Doug Mirabelli - Padres - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Sluggers Promo Cards
Work Hard, Get Cards Promo Card
Jose Reyes/Kaz Matsui Mets Middle Men - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!) / Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

Well, congratulations, managers!!

Thanks to EVERYONE that made this year's pack breaks possible!! We're not done yet, though! I have an 800-count box nearly full of cards PLUS a full 1994 Topps Factory Set to sort through!  How sweet it is!