Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Wild, Wacky Wednesday

Let's do some wild, wacky, or weird packs tonight. I don't know how many I'll bust open. Let's just roll with it.

First up, 1988 Topps UK Minis.

Cal Ripken Jr - Orioles - Workman41 (Wahoo!!)
Tim Raines - Expos - 2x3Heroes (Wahoo!!)
Eric Davis - Reds - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Pedro Guerrero - Dodgers - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Alvin Davis - Mariners - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)

Lookie there! We had a complete pack giveaway - Hit for the cycle! - no free agents in the bunch! Very cool stuff.

Next up, a Tristar Card Chase pack. 5 cards. These are Wackt because you never know what is inside!

Mike Lieberthal 1991 Topps - Phillies - Play at The Plate (Wahoo!!)
Orel Hershiser 1986 Sportflics - Dodgers - Mark Aubrey (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Russell 1989 Fleer - Rangers - Free Agent
Jerry Reuss 1989 Fleer - White Sox - Play At The Plate (Wahoo!!)
Drew Henson UD Patch Collection (No patch) - Yankees - Free Agent

I hate the stupid sets that are named for "hits" that do not include such hit on every card. Seriously, if you are going to make a set called "Patch Collection," then every card in the set should have a, oh I dunno, PATCH! That aside, nice double-play for Play at the Plate and a really cool lenticular for Mark!

What else? How about a 1991 UD Comic Ball Cards Series 2. 12 cards per pack.  Features Reggie Jackson and Nolan Ryan. Kind of a loaded deck, if you ask me.

"Baseball Appreciation" - Sylvester
"Seventh Inning Stretch" - Nolan Ryan (Rangers) w/ Sylvester and Tweety - Prowlingcat (Wahoo!!)
"Get Your Souvenirs" - Daffy Duck strike two
"Get Your Souvenirs" - Daffy and Porky
"Get Your Souvenirs" - Daffy batting
"Get Your Souvenirs" - Reggie Jackson and Daffy - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
"Monster Flyball" - Red-haired monster and Bugs
"Road Games" - All characters w/ Nolan Ryan and Reggie Jackson - Prowlingcat/Dayf (Wahoo!!/Wahoo!!)
"Monster Flyball" - Bugs looking at Angels' program
"Road Games" - Wile E Coyote on giant baseball
2x - "Favorite Interplanetary Pastime" - All characters with Nolan Ryan & Reggie Jackson - Prowlingcat/Dayf (Wahoo!!/Wahoo!!)

Yes, there were two of the exact same card at the end of the pack. How weird and wacky for sure!

Oh, let's do a pack of 1988 Leaf Awesome All-Stars. They are pretty weird!

Alert Adam
Ollie the Outfielder (Looks like Wattoo from Star Wars)
Net Head Nelson
John the Jet
Ollie the Outfielder - Same card, but different back

I don't even have words for these. Hope you folks like oddball stuff, because these will be shared among all the managers.

Okay, let's do one more pack!  How about 2012 Panini Triple Play! Certainly some wild and weird stuff in these non-licensed packs.

Josh Hamilton - Texas - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
Billy Butler - Kansas City - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Beltran - St. Louis - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Cal Ripken Jr Hall of Fame - Orioles - Workman41 (Wahoo!!)
Stolen Base sticker
Justin Upton - Arizona - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay - Tim_Gretchen (Wahoo!!)

I'll count that as a Hit for the Cycle pack! The only non-hit was a non-named player sticker. Everything else was a hit! Very cool!!


  1. The Stolen Base card is the picture they used on one of Starlin Castro's other cards in the set.
    Also, good call on the UK mini's, I'm jacked about the Eric Davis!

    1. Ha, very cool info! Since he is not named, though, I'm putting him in the "randomly distributed" pile. Haha!

  2. Lenticular goodness.

    John the Jet looks like John Kruk.

  3. Sweet! Jerry Reuss with a bat...just doesn't look right, but I like it.

    1. I always thought it was weird that pitchers were photographed with bats in their hands. If I were a pitcher, I would want mine to be of me, oh I dunno, pitching, maybe...

  4. for the record, the "red-haired monster" is Gossamer...

    1. Yes! Thank you. I could not remember his name, and was too laz, er busy, to look it up. :-)