Hey folks! I don't know how your Sunday afternoon is going, but I just finished helping my Father-in-Law trim limbs from my Mother's trees. It's in the low 90's here in my part of Arkansas, and the humidity is about three clicks shy of "pouring sweat." So, how better to reward myself after doing a bit of yard work? Bust some wax, of course!
I'm kicking it Old School with a few packs today. LOL, well, okay, not really THAT old. We're talking late 80's - early 90's.
So, let's start with 1989 Bowman "Comeback Edition." 12 cards and 1 stick of old, nasty gum per pack.
Orel Hershiser - Dodgers - Mark Aubrey (Wahoo!!)
Ron Hassey - A's - Free Agent
Nick Esasky - Red Sox - Free Agent
Dave Parker - A's - Prowlingcat03 (Wahoo!!)
Carlton Fisk - White Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Gregg Jefferies - Mets - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Richie Ashburn Contest Entry Card - Phillies - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
John Smoltz - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Jimmy Jones - Yankees - Free Agent
Jamie Moyer - Rangers - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Rafael Ramirez - Astros - Free Agent
Mike Birkbeck - Brewers - Free Agent
Dickie Thon - Phillies - Free Agent
We basically split the pack between hits and free agents. Plus, we had a nice variety of hits across the board. Congratulations, guys!
Next, 1990 Fleer 10th Anniversary Edition. 15 cards and 1 sticker per pack.
Rickey Henderson - A's - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Steve Rosenberg - White Sox - Free Agent
Rick Mahler - Reds - Free Agent
Marquis Grissom - Expos - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Darnell Coles - Mariners - Free Agent
Matt Williams - Giants - Workman41 (Wahoo!!)
Matt Kinzer (Cardinals)/Wayne Edwards (White Sox) - Free Agent/Jccsst (Wahoo!!)
Rick Reed - Pirates - Free Agent
Keith Comstock - Mariners - Free Agent
Willie McGee - Cardinals - Kerry Biggs (Wahoo!!)
Mike Boddicker - Red Sox - Free Agent
Gene Nelson - A's - Free Agent
Jeff Parrett - Phillies - Free Agent
Todd Stottlemyre - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Bill Landrum - Pirates - Free Agent
Okay, let's see who snags Kinzer and ends up with the combo card. Will it be Jccsst or the person who drafts Kinzer in Friday's draft? Meanwhile, more manager love going around to some of you. Some of us, however, are feeling a bit left out in the cold despite the heat. a couple more packs might help warm things up.
How about 1988 Donruss. 15 cards and Stan Musial puzzle per pack.
Stan Musial puzzle 31, 32, 33 - Cardinals - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Mike Heath - Tigers - Free Agent
John Kruk - Padres - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Jimmy Key - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Wally Ritchie - Phillies - Free Agent
Matt Young - Dodgers - Free Agent
Al Newman - Twins - Free Agent
Rob McClure - Expos - Free Agent
Billy Hatcher Diamond King - Astros - Free Agent
Todd Worrell - Cardinals - Free Agent
Mike Morgan - Mariners - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Dale Murphy - Braves - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Dan Quisenberry - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Mike Greenwell - Red Sox - Free Agent
Buddy Bell - Reds - Free Agent
Julio Franco Diamond Kings - Indians (Wahoo!) - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Way to end that pack! Pull a Triber from the deck and hand it off to Workman. Great stuff! Speaking of great stuff, there are some winners in here for sure. Also a couple surprises. I didn't realize Buddy Bell was still up for grabs. I'll have to try for him in the draft.
The last pack of the day comes to us from Score. 1991 Score Series 2. 16 cards and 1 magic motion card per pack.
Marvell Wynne - Cubs - Free Agent
David Cone - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Juan Samuel - Dodgers - DanHouck (Wahoo!!)
Dennis "Denny" Martinez - Expos - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Dave Stewart Dream Team - A's - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Ron Karkovice - White Sox - Free Agent
Kevin Reimer - Rangers - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Mike MacFarlane - Royals - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Efrain Valdez - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
US Flag in support of Desert Storm Troops
Ray Stephens - Cardinals - Free Agent
Ed Vosberg - Giants - Free Agent
Dodgers Do It Magic Motion (#17)
Carney Lansford - A's - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Francisco Oliveras - Giants - Free Agent
Dale Murphy - Braves - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Roger Clemens - Red Sox - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Holy smokes! Akgonzolyn steals this pack with a four-bagger! Congratulations, man! A big congrats goes out to the other managers bringing in players to their piles as well! For the record, the cards are not in piles. I'm using 800-count boxes with dividers. In fact, after the latest draft, I will have to move to another 800-count box! Things are getting too crowded with all the cards being handed out.
Here's a bit of trivia before we turn things loose for the rest of this Sunday afternoon: As of this writing, there are 1130 players in the system (does not include yesterday's or today's cards). The biggest advantage to doing things this way is that next year, if I use players, I'll have a pre-built starting point by pulling the names from this year's break!