Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! We're here for another pack-bustin good time on a Two-for-Tuesday! Tonight's selections include a little something from 2013 and a little something from 2004. Both packs have a chance for autos or materials or some other kind of mojo-based insert, so we'll have to see if the Cardboard Gods (the title of the book I am currently read- er listening to) will shine upon us:*
2013 Topps Archives. 8 cards per pack.
Carlos Ruiz - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Tyler Skaggs - DBacks - Free Agent
Brandon Phillips - Reds - FanofReds (Wahoo!!)
Bronson Arroyo - Reds - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Bob Welch - A's - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Babe Ruth - Yankees - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Eddie Mathews - Braves - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Madison Bumgarner - Giants - Adam Smith (Wahoo!!)
Well, the gods may not have provided an insert, but there were certainly some note-worthy players in the pack. Congratulations to managers scoring players for their card collections! I just noticed that the Welch card back is done "Tiffany Style" in that it is a brighter yellow than the comparable Ruiz card. Are there Tiffany parallels, or are some of them just done that way?
Let's see how we do with a pack of 2004 Fleer Ultra Retail. 8 cards per pack.
Austin Kearns - Reds - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
Bret Boone - Mariners - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Casey Blake - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Josh Beckett Gold Medallion die cut - Marlins - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Paul Do Luca - Dodgers - Free Agent
Mark Teixeira - Rangers - Brownpg (Wahoo!!)
Adam Dunn - Reds - ScottCrawfordOnCards (Wahoo!!)
Eric Munson - Tigers - Free Agent
Hey, we got a cool die cut this time! I don't know how anyone else feels about die cut cards, but I've always enjoyed them. My favorites were the kooky designs brought about through Pacific. We also scored a free agent Triber, too. Nice! And, as you might well imagine, I am glad to have pulled a player for my own collection out of the pack. What a weird pose to choose for Teixeira...
*For the record, I am well aware that the "Cardboard Gods" refer to the players on the cardboard, at least in connection with the book of the same name.