Friday, June 21, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Pump Up The Free Agents

Hey, folks! I just finished running through the free agents for this week, and we only have 29 total. Really? Well, I like some good competition, so I am busting several packs to try and sweeten the pot. Besides, we all know that means managers will be walking away with cards, too. All the free agents listed in this break will be added to tonight's free agent draft. I will only be scanning hits or inserts.

Leading off: 1989 Topps. 15 cards (and 1 nasty stick of gum) per pack.

Greg Maddux - Cubs - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Rob Deer - Brewers - Free Agent
Keith Moreland - Padres - Free Agent
Mark Grace - Cubs - Community Gum (Wahoo!!)
Ruben Sierra - Rangers JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
Bill Wegman - Brewers - Free Agent
Steve Balboni - Mariners - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Chris Sabo - Reds - Free Agent
Al Nipper - Cubs - Free Agent
Orestes Destrade - Pirates - Free Agent
Glenn Hubbard - A's - Free Agent
Mike Campbell - Mariners - Free Agent
Dave Winfield - Yankees - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Alejandro Pena - Dodgers - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Checklist 529-660
"Spring Fever Promo" card

Well, you can bet I won't be sending that promo card to Topps anytime soon! So far, we added a bunch of new free agents. Congrats to the managers who snagged some additions to their collections!

Next up: 2006 Topps Series 2. 12 cards per pack.

Tim Hudson - Braves - James.A.Haynes (Wahoo!!)
Jose Lopez - Mariners - Free Agent
Shawn Chacon - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Shawn Green - DBacks - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Jose Guillen - Nationals - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Aaron Hill - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Brad Ausum - Astros - Free Agent
Gustavo Chacin - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Sean Casey - Pirates - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Matt Murton - Cubs - Free Agent
Mickey Mantle MHR96 - Yankees - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Sluggers Promo Cards
Ervin Santana/Francisco Rodriguez Angel Arms - Free Agent/Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)

Okay, we drew a few more free agents. managers took away some nice players. Sweet snag for Stealing Home on the Mickey Mantle.

The next pack we're busting is 2012 Topps Heritage. 9 cards per pack.

Kyle Weiland - Astros - Free Agent
Jacob Turner - Tigers - Free Agent
Nate Spears (Red Sox), Corey Brown (Nats), Drew Pomeranz (Rockies), Adron Chambers (Cards) -2012 Rookie Stars - Free Agent, Free Agent, Prowlingcat (Wahoo!!), Free Agent
Jarrod Parker - A's - Free Agent
Ryan Vogelsong (Giants), Andre Ethier (Dodgers) - Friendly Foes - BConrad/Sngglddy (Wahoo!!/Wahoo!!)
Wilson Ramos - Nationals - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Jered Weaver - Angels - GoBlue2112 (Wahoo!!)
Jaime Garcia - Cardinals - Kerry Biggs (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Ruiz - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

Great job, managers! This was certainly a pack for you. Plus, we had a couple multi-player cards to boot. We added a couple players to the free agent pile.

Okay, we have expanded the free agent list to 46 players! That is plenty to get us going!  Look for the draft later tonight.


  1. Wahoo!! Thanks for the great pull on the Mickey Mantle. :)

  2. Sabo and Grace in the same 89 Topps pack? That would have been AWESOME to open in 89. Kind of like getting both Harper and Trout this year.

    1. Not to mention the Maddux and Winfield. I mean, we're talking a pack with great young guys and superstars of the day (at least in my eyes).