Monday, July 22, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Yeehaw, let's rip some wax!

Taking a cue from "A Pack A Day," let's rip some wax!

2010 Topps Update. 5 cards per pack.

Chad Qualls - Rays - Free Agent
Doug Davis - Brewers - Free Agent
Tom Gorzelanny - Cubs - Free Agent
Matt Daley - Rockies - Free Agent
Matt Holliday Home Run Derby - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)

Well, that was close! Saved by Erin's choice of Holliday! Of course, that means we have 4 more free agents for Friday's draft.

What's next? How about a pack of 1988 Donruss. 15 cards and puzzle per pack.

Stan Musial Puzzle 28, 29, 30 - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Lance Johnson - Cardinals - Free Agent
Kirk Gibson - Tigers - Don Sherman (Wahoo!!)
Rick Mahler - Braves - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Mike Gallego - A's - Free Agent
Kal Daniels Diamond King - Reds - Free Agent
Jim Gott - Pirates - Free Agent
Mike Scioscia - Dodgers - Free Agent (Really!?)
Bo Jackson - Royals - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Jack Howell - Angels - Free Agent
Rick Aguilera - Mets - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Ted Simmons - Braves - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Devon White Diamond Kings - Angels - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Greg Walker - White Sox - Free Agent
Marty Barrett - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Mike Dunne - Pirates - Free Agent

Holy cow. Is it me, or do we seem to have more free agents per pack coming up since the write-in draft or what!? And how in the world, even after the write-in is Scioscia a free agent!? Sweet!

Okay, let's try another pack and see what we come up with! 1984 Donruss Baseball Champions. 5 cards and puzzle per pack.

Duke Snider Puzzle 46, 47, 48 - Mark Aubrey (Wahoo!!)
Robin Yount - Brewers - Patrick.M.Smith (Wahoo!!)
Tug McGraw - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Rusty Staub - Mets - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Steve Garvey - Padres - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Walter Johnson - Senators - Mark Aubrey (Wahoo!!)

Sweet! We hit for the cycle, and Aubrey opened and closed the pack. Nice! Now, of course, the question of duplicates and trades. I am still working on this one. I have not recorded each individual card pulled in the database, just managers/players. So, it would take a bit of time and effort to compile a list of what everyone has. Another option would be to create a for the managers could use and enter the card they want and what they want to give (or the card they have and what they want for it, I suppose).  That would lead to a bit of chaos, I think.  Either way, I am saving trades for after the regular season. I can only concentrate on so many things at a time. haha!

Okay, let's try a pack of 2013 Topps Archives. 8 cards per pack.

Barry Zito - Giants - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Josh Hamilton - Angels - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
Alex Gordon - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Wade Boggs - Red Sox - Scottcrawfordoncards (Wahoo!!)
Dwight Evans - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Hisashi Iwakuma - Mariners - Free Agent
Brett Lawrie - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Adrian Gonzalez - Dodgers - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)

Have I mentioned that I really like the Archives throwback designs? What appeals to me most, and I probably said this before, is that the set is not all one design. Rather, it showcases several of Topps previous designs. Congratulations, managers! Nice pulls and a couple free agents to go with them.


  1. It would appear I'm not great at picking players! That said, this is still a blast, I look forward to the posts every day. Good stuff.

  2. I still have faith that the folks without a lot of hits yet are going to score big before the season ends. A host can dream, can't he?