Howdy, readers! Thanks for joining us tonight. It is a 3-for-Thursday, and tonight I am not even going to pretend to randomly select our first pack. I am just as anxious as many of you to see what we've got in the 1982 Fleer pack. This could be one of the coolest breaks yet. 1 sticker and 15 cards per pack.
Yankees Logo Sticker
Randy Martz - Cubs - Free Agent
Gary Allenson - Red Sox - Free Agent
Sparky Lyle - Phillies - Free Agent
Willie Montanez - Pirates - Free Agent
Mike Cubbage - Mets - Free Agent
Jerry Manuel - Expos - Free Agent
Jay Johnstone - Dodgers - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)*
Oscar Gamble - Yankees - James.A.Haynes (Wahoo!!)
Mike Jones - Royals - Free Agent
Rollie Fingers - Brewers - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Rawly Eastwick - Cubs - Free Agent
Steve Crawford - Red Sox - Free Agent
Bake McBride - Phillies - Free Agent
Mike Stanton - Indians (Wahoo!) - Wicked4Life (Wahoo!!)
Mike Jorgensen - Mets - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Bake McBride! When I a kid, I had a much wider range of teams that I collected. I loved the Phillies and the Pirates. In fact, somewhere I have a picture of myself as a kid sporting the 80's Phillies shirt. The Rollie Fingers is another great pull. And, of course, there was a Triber in the pack to boot!! Wahoo! Opening this pack brought me instantly back to my childhood. I remember riding my bike to the little store (called "The Dairy") and buying pack of this, keeping the cards I wanted and flipping the rest. Literally flipping, too. My friends and I would take a stack and flip for each other's cards. Congrats to the managers grabbing these '82 Fleer and we have a whole bunch of "new" free agents to look forward to! *I mistakenly had Jay Johnstone listed as a Free Agent previously. That has been fixed.
The next pack was randomly chosen: 2010 Topps Baseball Update. 5 cards per pack.
John Axford - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Jesus Feliciano - Mets - Free Agent
Alfredo Simon - Orioles - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Jon Lester - Red Sox - Ajpca07 (Wahoo!!)
Vladimir Guerrero/Miguel Cabrera NL East Origins - gcrl/Jafronius (Wahoo!!)/Wahoo!!)
Congratulations, managers! It's amazing the difference in styles, photo quality, and card materials between the '82 Fleer and 2010 Topps. Wow!
The final (again, randomly selected) pack of the night comes from: 2004 Fleer Legacy Retail. 5 cards per pack. Wow, only five? I will say the pack feels much thicker than just 5 cards.
Ichiro - Mariners - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Alfonso Soriano - Rangers - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Greg Maddux - Cubs - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Hot Prospects Promo Card (And why the pack felt so thick. Bummer.)
Tom Glavine - Mets - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Mark Teixeira - Rangers - Brownpg (Wahoo!!)
Hey, lookie there! We busted out the whole pack! Congrats to all the managers, and a shout out to the Cap'n for hitting back-to-back. Nice job guys! Talk about changes in styles. We just busted two packs from Fleer that are 22 years apart!! That's a longer span than some of you have even been alive! That is freakin awesome. I can tell you that 22 years ago, I never would have dreamed that I'd be writing about baseball cards for a giveaway contest on a blog on the Internet!