Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Three for Thursday

Tonight, at my daughter's softball practice, I volunteered to serve as catcher. That is, I was the guy behind the plate with no gear on. I did fairly well, considering I have never actually served as catcher in any capacity for any team. My knees took a bit of a beating, and I can say that I'm glad we decided several years ago that two kids were all we wanted.

Tonight, I am opening a tri-fold pack of 1988 Topps. It's a cello rack pack! There are 42 cards, plus one special All-Star card.  I'm not sure how 'special' it is, though, since it is the first card on top of the first section of the cello pack. I mean, I already know who is on the 'special' card.  Oh well, let's get ripping!

Here is the first (top) section:

George Bell All Star - Blue Jays - FREE AGENT
Jim Rice Turn Back the Clock - Red Sox - FREE AGENT (Really!? wow.)
Dave LaPoint - White Sox - FREE AGENT
Randy Bush - Twins - FREE AGENT
Pedro Guerrero - Dodgers - FREE AGENT
John Wathan - Royals - FREE AGENT
Eddie Murray '87 Record Breakers (fixed*) - Orioles - Sngldaddy (Wahoo!!)
Ron Blomberg Turn Back the Clock - Yankees - FREE AGENT
Doyle Alexander - Tigers - FREE AGENT
Roger McDowell - Mets - FREE AGENT
Kevin Mitchell - Giants - FREE AGENT
Alejandro Pena - Dodgers - FREE AGENT
Tim Conroy - Cardinals - FREE AGENT
Jerry Reuss - Angels - FREE AGENT
Dave Anderson - Dodgers - FREE AGENT
Glenn Wilson - Phillies - FREE AGENT

Wahoo! Way to go Sngldaddy! The only manager to snag a player from the first section. Nice job.

*the 1987 set also had Record Breakers without the box on the front explaining the record. The Error cards are worth more, if you're into that sort of thing.

The second section has:

Tom Pagnozzi - Cardinals - FREE AGENT
Darren Daulton - Phillies - FREE AGENT
Ed Correa - Rangers - FREE AGENT
Daryl Boston - White Sox - FREE AGENT
Ozzie Virgil - Braves - FREE AGENT
Dennis Powell - Mariners - DanHouck (Wahoo!!)
Pat Clements - Yankees - FREE AGENT
Greg Gross - Phillies - FREE AGENT
Chris Speir - Giants - FREE AGENT
Paul Assenmacher - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Luis Polonia - Athletics - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Doug Jones - Indians (Wahoo!) - Workman41 (Wahoo!!)
Dave Bergman - Tigers - FREE AGENT
Mark Knudson - Brewers - FREE AGENT

Okay, now we're starting to get somewhere! Four hits in the second part of this cello pack. Congratulations, managers!

Now, let's see what's in the final section of the cello:

Gary Carter - Mets - Paul.Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Mike Fitzgerald - Expos - FREE AGENT
Ernie Whitt - Blue Jays - FREE AGENT
Dave Martinez - Cubs - FREE AGENT
Howard Johnson - Mets - Paul.Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Jimy Williams - Blue Jays - FREE AGENT
Willie McGee - Cardinals - KerryBiggs (Wahoo!!)
John Christensen - Mariners - FREE AGENT
Kirk Gibson - Tigers - DonSherm (Wahoo!!)
Jose Cruz - Astros - SamuelPair (Wahoo!!)
Kelly Gruber - Blue Jays - FREE AGENT
Denny Walling - Astros - FREE AGENT
Bret Saberhagen - Royals - Josh.Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Manny Trillo - Cubs - FREE AGENT

Excellent! A double-shot for Paul and a couple other managers grabbed a player, too. Not a bad way to end the evening!

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