Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Reaching a milestone

Note: Remember, you can pick team(s) for the A&G Break based on the box I bought for Gint-A-Cuffs:

Earlier today, my wife, daughter and I (along with several other family members) took my son off to college for his first steps in the next phase in his life. Man, the time passes so quickly. I can vividly remember the Dale Mitchell Bowman card I bought as a kid for 25 cents while visiting my grandparents in Cleveland (Lakewood, actually). And, now... My adult son is spending his first night as a college Freshman in his dorm room. Wow.

In honor of this milestone, I am opening a pack from the year he was born and a pack from this year.

First up, 1995 Topps Series 2. 13 cards per pack with a SpectraLight card in every pack.

Sid Fernandez - Orioles - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Cal Eldred Spectra Light - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Javy Lopez - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Devon White - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Rod Pedraza/Phil Schneider On Deck - Rockies - Free Agent/Free Agent
Jeff Cirillo - Brewers - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Bret Saberhagan - Mets - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Willie Adams/Scott Spoezio On Deck - A's - Free Agent/Free Agent
Andres Berumen/Bryce Florie On Deck - Padres - Free Agent/Free Agent
Roberto Almoar - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Bernard Gilkey - Cardinals - Kerry Biggs (Wahoo!!)
Cliff Floyd - Expos - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Robin Ventura - White Sox - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)

Wow! Paul scores a triple hit from the pack and aside from the "On Deck" cards, every player was accounted for! Nice way to kick off the evening.

Next up, we have a pack of 2013 Gypsy Queen. 6 cards per pack.

Juan Marichal - Giants - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Jered Weaver - Angels - GoBlue2112 (Wahoo!!)
Derek Jeter Sliding Stars - Yankees - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Mark Reynolds Mini - Indians (Wahoo!) - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Jim Johnson - Orioles - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Jurickson Profar - Rangers - Irish Tribe Fan (Wahoo!!)

Back-to-Back hits for Josh! Wahoo! And, you scored a Triber to boot! That is a GREAT way to end a milestone kinda day.


  1. congrats Pops. A momentous day indeed.

  2. Ha! That Jim Johnson is a dupe from another Gypsy Queen pack you opened earlier....that's how I got him the first time. :-)

    You can keep that Reynolds mini in your stack if you don't have it already.

    -Josh D.