Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Three-or-Four-for-Thursday

Hey, folks! Welcome to another Thursday edition of Tribecards from Outer Space. My stupid Internet Service (service, yeah right) Provider has our network all messed up throughout the state of Arkansas, so I am composing this offline and will post it one way or another. Oh, I know, you're thinking, "Dude, we have no way of know that. Why tell us?" My response: I dunno.

We're doing a Three-for-Thursday. Heck, we may even do more than that. Who knows. When things go wonky, the best course of action is to go wonky with them!

Let's start with a pack of 1994 Donruss Triple Play. 12 cards per pack.

Joel Johnston - Pirates - Free Agent
Jeff McNeely Rookie Revue - Red Sox - Free Agent
Paul Molitor - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Orestes Destrade - Marlins - Free Agent
Jimmy Key - Yankees - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Deion Sanders - Braves - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Craig Biggio - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Don Slaught - Pirates - Free Agent
Mike MacFarlane - Royals - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Brady Anderson - Orioles - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Chad Curtis - Angels - Free Agent
Jeff Montgomery - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)

Holy smokes! Anyone else think that Akgonzolyn used 1994 Triple Play upon which to base his draft picks? Way to go, man! And, congrats to the other managers, too. With that pack, it's a wonder anyone else got cards! Haha!

Our next pack is 2013 Gypsy Queen. 6 cards per pack.

Tony Gwynn - Padres - Backstop cards (Wahoo!!)
Brandon Moss - A's - Free Agent
Carlos Gonzalez Sliding Stars - Rockies - Community Gum (Wahoo!!)
Mike Moustakas Mini - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Dexter Fowler - Rockies - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Cal Ripken Jr - Orioles - Workman (Wahoo!!)

Am I the only one that silently reads any Ripken card as "Cal (cal) Ripken (Ripken) Junior (Junior)!" As if some imaginary announcer somewhere is saying his name to a sold-out stadium crowd over the PA system? Oh, I am the only one? Well, then I'm like Tigger. I digress. Often. Congrats to the managers who snagged up some great players here.

Our third pack tonight is a Tristar repack thing. 5 cards per pack. Or however many they put in there. You never know about these guys.

Alvin Davis 1987 Topps - Mariners - Free Agent
Greg Maddux 1990 Fleer - Cubs - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Rafael Belliard 1990 Topps - Pirates - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Pat Borders 1989 Topps - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Will Clark 1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier - Giants - BSnider (Wahoo!!)

Well, the good Cap'n ran aaway with the majority of players in that pack! Nice job, eh! Congrats to BSnider for sneaking in there as well.

Okay, since things are certainly LOONEY around here, let's bust open a pack of 1990 Looney Tunes Comic Ball cards. 12 cards per pack.

042/051 "Porky Pig and Charlie Dog" (I will scan all of these so you can see them)
207/210 "Father Knows Worst" (Each card is numbered on each side. How looney.)
422/425 "Which pitch is Witch?" (How alliterately punny!)
009/012 "Tasmanian Devil" (Pic on front, Bio on back)
202/211 "Father Knows Worst" (Only this time, it features Sylvester)
417/432 "Hopalong Casualty"/"Which Pitch is Witch?" (What the mess!? Different on each side)
004/013 "Wile E. Coyote" (Like the Devil card, pic/bio)
278/281 "Hold the Mustard"/"Trick Baseballs" (Really!?)
385/388 "Mighty Angelo" (Daffy/Marvin)
566/569 "Curve Ball" (Daffy on one side, and the whole Looney cast on the other)
187/190 "Acme Battle (Bugs/Porky)
380/395 "Mighty Angelo" (Marvin/Daffy)

These are seriously weird cards. The wrapper, by the way, is the most "foil-like" I have ever seen. It is thick material and feels like you are opening one of those chocolate gold coins. I'm sure Baseball Dad will appreciate it. What's that? Why would he? If you didn't know, Baseball Dad collects wrappers. I am sending one (er, I am trying to limit it to one) type wrapper for every pack we open! I sent him a small sampling some time ago and now I have quite the collection of wrappers to send to him. Should keep him plenty busy while he works on his new "Man Cave."

These Looney cards will be randomly distributed among all the managers. Yes, even if you don't want one.


  1. I need to work "wonky" into my daily vocabulary.

    1. "Wonky" is a highly technical term. Be sure to use it in the correct context or else the wolves will eat you along the Connecticut Turnpike. (An out-of-context Stephen King reference there)

  2. Love me some Marvin the Martian.

  3. Damn! Love the Moustakas mini -- what a beauty, thanks! The Jeff Montgomery is a good one, too. I'll have to check if I have that one doesn't look familiar.

    1. It's a darker color, too. Very nice looking card (the mini)! Congrats!