Monday, July 15, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Out of the Archives...

Sorry for not posting a pack last night, but after the whole crazy draft thing, I was wiped out. I think, or hope, that tonight's break will more than make up for that.  You see, I had to go to the nearby big-box store and while I was there, I stopped at the card aisle as I usually do. I wasn't sure what I wanted to get, but then this blaster box called out to me. I picked it up, looked at it, put it down, then picked it up again. I decided to go for it.

Tonight, I am ripping three of the packs from the 8-pack box. I'm sure from the post title, you've figured it out, but just in case the not-so subtlety was lost on you: 2013 Topps Archives Wal-Mart box. 8 cards per pack.

Pack #1
Dexter Fowler - Rockies - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Will Middlebrooks - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Ian Kinsler - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
Yadier Molina - Cardinals - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)
Cal Ripken Jr 83-cr - Orioles - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Ozzie Smith - Cardinals - Kerry Biggs* (Wahoo!!)
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Wilin Rosario - Rockies - Prowlingcat (Wahoo!!)

Hot dog! We hit for the cycle on that one! Congrats to everyone, and a special tip of the hat to Dayf for getting a two-bagger!  I really like these throwback cards. For me, the best part is that they are NOT all the same design. Very cool.

Pack #2
Chase Headley - Padres - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Josh Reddick - A's - Free Agent
Brian McCann - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
C.C. Sabathia 72b-cc - Yankees - Brownpg (Wahoo!!)
Yu Darvish - Rangers - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Gonzalez - Rockies - Community Gum (Wahoo!!)
Dustin Pedroia - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Giancarlo Stanton - Marlins - BConrad (Wahoo!!)

Hey, a free agent! Nice pulls, everyone. It's always fun to see cards going to a variety of folks, too.

Pack #3
Clayton Kershaw - Dodgers - Sngldddy (Wahoo!!)
Joe Mauer - Twins - BSnider (Wahoo!!)
Jordan Zimmerman - Nationals - Wicked4Life (Wahoo!!)
Mike Schmidt Mini mt-ms - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Austin Jackson - Tigers - Free Agent
Ike Davis - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Jon Jay - Cardinals - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)
C.C. Sabathia - Yankees - Brownpg (Wahoo!!)

That Schmidt card is wicked! Hats off to the managers who pulled multiple players in this whole break! Everyone that got cards will be pretty happy with their takes from these three packs.  There are five more packs in the box, so I will shuffle those into the big ol' box and we'll see those randomly during the rest of the season!

*I mistakenly listed Ozzie Smith under Dayf. Actually, he has Ozzie Guillen. Kerry Biggs has The Wizard of Oz.


  1. When the heck did I pick Ozzie Smith??


  2. Sorry. Wrong Ozzie. UGH! I'll fix it.

  3. That is indeed a wicked Schmidt card!! Woo Hoo indeed.