Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Play at the Plate donates!

A very special THANK YOU goes out to Play at the Plate (Brian) for sending a factory-sealed set (I presume) of 1988 Donruss Baseball's Best for us to bust open and share among the managers!  The set is divided into six sealed "cello packs" and includes five mini puzzles of the Stan Musial puzzle. The mini puzzles are very cool (all the same image) - the size of a regular card but cut up like their larger puzzle counterparts. Also included were two Tribers and a pack of 2008 UD First Edition!

My plan is to open the cellos randomly throughout the rest of the season (which is winding down VERY quickly!).  I figure we should go ahead and rip one of these bad boys open tonight! Wait. I just realized that each cello ends with an Indians player (looking at the backs of the cello backs). That is a little weird, wouldn't you say? Works for me!

Stan Musial Puzzles - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Mark McGwire - A's - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Zane Smith - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Johnny Ray - Angels - Free Agent
Lester Lancaster - Cubs - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Mell Hall - Indians (Wahoo!) - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Tracy Jones - Reds - Free Agent
Kevin Seitzer - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Bob Knepper - Astros - Free Agent
Mike Greenwell - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Mike Marshall - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Melido Perez - White Sox - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Tim Raines - Expos - 2x3 Heroes (Wahoo!!)
Jack Morris - Tigers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Darryl Strawberry - Mets - Community Gum (Wahoo!!)
Robin Yount - Brewers - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Lance Parrish - Phillies - Don Sherman (Wahoo!!)
Darnell Coles - Pirates - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Kirby Puckett - Twins - BConrad (Wahoo!!)
Terry Pendleton - Cardinals - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Don Slaught - Pirates - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Jimmy Jones - Padres - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Dave Parker - A's - Prowlingcat (Wahoo!!)
Mike Aldrete - Ginats - Free Agent
Mike Moore - Mariners - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Greg Walker - White Sox - Jccsst (Wahoo!!)
Calvin Schiraldi - Cubs - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Dick Schofield - Angels - Free Agent
Jody Reed - Red Sox - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Pete Smith - Braves - James Haynes (Wahoo!!)
Cal Ripken Jr - Orioles - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Lloyd Moseby - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Ruben Sierra - Rangers - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
R.J. Reynolds - Pirates - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Bryn Smith - Expos - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Gary Pettis - Tigers - Free Agent
Steve Sax - Dodgers - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Frank DiPino - Cubs - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Mike Scott - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Kurt Stillwell - Royals - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Mookie Wilson - Mets - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Lee Mazzilli - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Lance McCullers - Padres - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Rick Honeycutt - A's - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
John Tudor - Cardinals - Free Agent
Jim Gott - Pirates - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Frank Viola - Twins - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Juan Samuel - Phillies - Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)
Jesse Barfield - Blue Jays - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
Claudell Washington - Yankees - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Rick Reuschel - Giants - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Jim Presley - Mariners - Free Agent
Tommy John - Yankees - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Dan Plesac - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Barry Larkin - Reds - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
Mike Stanley - Rangers - Free Agent
Cory Snyder - Indians (Wahoo!) - Trhdds (Wahoo!!)

Congratulations to all the managers who've added cards to their collections because of this great gift from Play at the Plate (who, ironically, did NOT score a player in this pack)! If you did not score any players here, have no fear! There are five more packs to open. If curiosity is killing you, you can find a checklist of the cards and you can see if your player(s) are on there. If so, you should end up with those - assuming this is the full set, which I am.  Of course, this also assumes you remember which players you have! Sure, sure, you can check the manager/player list...

Again, a HUGE thanks to Brian for this very cool gift!! Be sure to thank him for the players you're getting!


  1. Oddly enough, I need every Ranger from that set. It is a full set and was in the box, but I didn't want to ship the box because of the size. I picked this up back in the spring in the garage sale where I found the 1986 Fleer Basketball cards I've been selling. I hope everyone gets some good ones! Those bonus Tribers are for you by the way and the Santana is #/250 I think. Enjoy.

    1. Thanks for the update. I assumed the Tribers were for me. Haha! Sorry, folks, but any loose Indians cards sent my way go into my PC unless otherwise and explicitly told otherwise!! :-)