Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Two-Fer

Hey, everyone! It is that time again: 2-4-2sday! Tonight, we're opening a pack of 1991 Fleer Ultra and a pack of 2008 UD First Edition. Entire careers came and went between the times these packs first hit store shelves. Let's see if we can find anyone that spans the ages.

First, we'll step back to 1991. There are 14 cards and 1 logo sticker per pack.

Dodgers logo sticker on shiny foil background.
Les Lancaster - Cubs - Free Agent
Cecil Fielder - Tigers - Don Sherman (Wahoo!!)
John Smoltz - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Terry Mulholland - Phillies - Brauer144 (Wahoo!!)
Junior Ortiz - Twins - Free Agent
Bo Jackson Ultra Team Fleer - Royals - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Doug Drabek - Pirates - Free Agent
Denny Neagle - Twins - Free Agent
Ray Lankford - Cardinals - Kerry Biggs (Wahoo!!)
Ron Darling - Mets - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Delino DeShields - Expos - Free Agent
Roberto Kelly - Yankees - ScottCrawfordOnCards (Wahoo!!)
Barry Bonds - Pirates - Sngldddy (Wahoo!!)
Lee Smith - Cardinals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)

Was '91 the first year for Ultra? They sure look like it. Man, these are nothing compared to the Ultras that would come later. The backs are all kinds of gradient color schemes. I think someone discovered fills in Photoshop at the Fleer design center.

Let's see how we do with the 2008 UD First Edition. 10 cards per pack.

Shaun Marcum - Blue Jays - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Matt Kemp - Dodgers - Sngldddy (Wahoo!!)
Todd Jones - Tigers - Free Agent
Josh Wilson - Rays - Free Agent
Roy Oswalt - Astros - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Ryan Garko - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Jon Garland - White Sox - Free Agent
Rich Thompson - Angels - Free Agent
Jonathan Albaladejo - Nationals - Free Agent
Magglio Ordonez Starquest Common - Tigers - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
2 x Starquest Promo Cards

Well, no repeat offenders, but we ended up with a few players already claimed and we pulled a Triber! That's always a good pack around here. The fact Garko is a free agent doesn't hurt either.

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