Friday, September 20, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Finally Friday!

Good morning (or afternoon or evening, depending on where you are, when you read this, and/or when Google decides this post should be published to the ether)! It is finally Friday. While that is generally marked by rejoicing for those of us working the traditional work week, it also marks the true beginning of the end. The regular season ends next Sunday and with that comes the end of the regular season pack breaks here at Tribecards.

For those interested, I have yet to devise an easy-to-manage trade system for managers to swap cards. I will just mail everyone's cards after the last draft is run and concentrate next season's efforts on improving the pack-a-day giveaway. Next season should be a lot of fun (not that this season hasn't been - I have enjoyed the busting and the drafts we did this year).

For starters, we'll have a pre-populated list of players from which to pick before the season starts. Naturally, we will have drafts during the season, including at least a couple write-in drafts.  I will also use a set draft order system, so each manager will know in which week they are guaranteed a first-round draft pick and will know their pecking order each week. It will make more sense when I explain it, I'm sure. Haha! I plan to have a trade system in place, too. I know, I know, I am a bit nutty in all of this, but I truly enjoy running this now-annual program. Is this the second year? Third year? I don't even know now. Second, I think. In any case, I'll be looking to you as my readers (and especially those who have participated) for ideas, input, feedback, etc. But, that's for a later date.

Right now, we're here to bust wax and chew bubble gum. And we're all out of gum!

1990 Bowman cards. 14 cards and 1 stick of gum per pack*

Jeff Russell - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Leo Gomez - Orioles - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Steve Wilson - Cubs - Free Agent
Scott Bradley - Mariners - Free Agent
Mike Boddicker - Red Sox - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Gross - Expos - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Willie Greene - Pirates - Dawgbones (Wahoo!! Back-to-back!)
Mark Davis Painting Promo Card - Padres - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Mark Gubicza - Royals - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Rafael Valdez - Padres - Free Agent
Paul Sorrento - Twins - Free Agent
Roger Salkeld - Mariners - Free Agent
Jaime Roseboro - Mets - Free Agent
Ron Hassey - A's - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
John Smoltz - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)

The Smoltz card has a bit of stale gum schmutz on the back. Much like one of the players' last names we pulled, it's kinda gross. But, I am sure the Cap'n will enjoy it all the same - the card, not the schmutz. I digress. Often. Congratulations, managers! And, we've got several rookies headed into the draft this week. Should be an interesting draft. I actually thought the Mark Davis was Steve Garvey. Shows what I know.

*Er, okay, technically, some of the packs DO have gum, but you wouldn't want to eat it.

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