Hey, everyone! Normally, we have something close to a "2-for-Tuesday" around here on Tuesdays, but tonight, I am ripping a bunch. These will be packs. Remember, we've had a TON of loose cards donated and I'll do a special "break" of those at some point (this weekend, most likely) which will break all previous records for the sheer number of cards "busted" in one post.
You may recall that my goal is to have EVERYTHING busted by the end of the season. At one point, I was down to a few packs. Thanks to your generosity, I've got quite a surplus! So, let's get ripping!
2013 Topps Archives Promotion Week 2. We've seen a pack of these already. So, will these be the same cards?
Alejandro De Aza - White Sox - Free Agent (Nope! Not the same cards!)
Chris Herrmann - Twins - Free Agent
Kelly Johnson - Rays - Free Agent
Ryan Dempster - Red Sox - Community Gum (Wahoo!!)
Homer Bailey Blue Sparkly Card - Reds - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Holy cow! That Homer Bailey is one sweet-lookin' shiny card! Congrats to Jafronius and Community Gum for pulling players out of this pack!
1992 Stadium Club Series 1. 15 cards per pack.
Lee Smith - Cardinals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Pat Kelly - Yankees - Free Agent
Edgar Martinez - Mariners - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Jay Buhner - Mariners - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
Mark Gardner - Expos - Free Agent
Walt Terrell - Tigers - Free Agent
Jimmy Key - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Mike Boddicker - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Dave Eiland - Yankees - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Mark Lee - Brewers - Free Agent
Harold Reynolds - Mariners - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Stadium Club Bars Card
Mark Grace - Cubs - Community Gum (Wahoo!!)
Mike Flanagan - Orioles - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Francisco de la Rosa - Orioles - Free Agent
Craig Grebeck - White Sox - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
I was wondering if both managers would score cards in back-to-back packs. Yes, they did! And, congrats to everyone else that racked up some cards from this pack.
1990 Donruss. Puzzle and 15 cards.
Carl Yastrzemski Puzzle 28, 29, 30 - BConrad (Wahoo!!)
John Smiley Diamond Kings - Pirates - BConrad (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Benito Santiago All-Star - Padres - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Jay Howell - Dodgers - Free Agent
Bret Saberhagen - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Bill Schroeder - Angels - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Mark Carreon - Mets - Free Agent
Oddibe McDowell - Braves - Free Agent
Kevin Mitchell MVP - Giants - Adam Smith (Wahoo!!)
Mike Schmidt All-Time Great - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Tim Raines MVP - Expos - 2x3 Heroes (Wahoo!!)
Pedro Guerrero - Cardinals - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Wes Gardner - Red Sox - Free Agent
Ken Patterson - White Sox - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Candy Maldonado - Giants - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Mike Heath - Tigers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Carney Lansford - A's - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Wow!! Two managers with back-to-back player pulls! Looks like our same-manager hit streak has come to an end for some and starts up for others! Congratulations to everyone that increased their pile a bit with this pack.
2008 Topps Series 2. 10 cards per pack.
Sean Marshall - Cubs - Free Agent
Randy Winn - Giants - Free Agent
Jeff Francis - Rockies - Free Agent
Brian Bocock - Giants - Free Agent
Gregor Blanco - Braves - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!! Whew! I was worried there.)
Oliver Perez - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Alex Gonzalez 50th Anniversary - Marlins - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Checklist 2 of 4
Topps All-Star Rookie Vote Promo Card
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - Rangers - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Aramis Ramirez - Cubs - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Josh Fields - White Sox - Free Agent
That Fields card is one of the coolest shots I've seen: hat off for the National Anthem. That's 3 packs-in-a-row for Josh! Glad we ended up with a handful of hits! I was a bit worried after we had 4 new free agents in the pack!
1989 Topps. 15 cards and 1 stick of gum per pack.
Eddie Whitson - Padres - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Ivan Calderon - White Sox - Dayf (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Greg Maddux - Cubs - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Rob Deer - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Keith Moreland - Padres - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Mark Grace All-Star Rookie - Cubs - Community Gum (Wahoo!!)
Ruben Sierra - Rangers - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
John Costello - Cardinals - Free Agent
John Smiley - Pirates - BConrad (Wahoo!!)
Orel Hershiser Record Breaker '88 - Dodgers - Mark Aubrey (Wahoo!!)
Steve Bedrosian - Phillies - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Quintana - Red Sox - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Greg Swindell - Indians (Wahoo!) - Irish Tribe Fan (Wahoo!!)
Gary Carter All-Star - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Luis Alicea - Cardinals - Free Agent
Topps Company Store Baseball Cap w/plush Ball Promo
With all the 1989 Topps we've opened this season, it's hard to believe we still have free agents coming to light. Man, our final draft will be the biggest yet, I'm betting. Either way, hats off to all the managers listed here and a special congrats to Dayf for his back-to-back snag.
How about a random 20-card repack? Let's see what's inside:
Joe Carter - 1987 Topps - Trhdds (Wahoo!!)
Joe Hesketh - 1988 Donruss - Free Agent
Joe Hesketh - 1988 Donruss - Free Agent (Back-to-Back... really, people?)
Hubie Brooks - 1988 Topps - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Brett Butler - 1988 O-Pee-Chee - Free Agent
Mitch Webster - 1988 O-Pee-Chee - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Gerald Young - 1988 O-Pee-Chee - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Frank DiPino - 1988 Fleer - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
John Franco - 1986 Topps - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Barbaro Garbey - 1986 Topps - Free Agent
Dan Plesac - 1990 Topps - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Lonnie Smith - 1990 Topps - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Ronn Reynolds - 1987 Topps- Free Agent
Alex Trevino - 1987 Topps - Free Agent
Tom Herr - 1989 Topps - Free Agent
B.J. Surhoff - 1989 Topps - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Rafael Ramierz - 1989 Topps - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
John Shelby - 1989 Topps - Free Agent
Jose Guzman - 1989 Fleer - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Dave Johnson - 1988 Topps 1987 All-Star - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Way to go Samuel - nice Back-to-Back! Interesting mix of cards in there. I feel like Forrest Gump: never know what we're gonna get.
Next up, we have a cello pack of what looks like 2013 Topps Archives:
David Wright - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Clayton Kershaw - Dodgers - Sngldddy (Wahoo!!0
Prince Fielder - Tigers - Tim-Gretchen (Wahoo!!)
Justin Morneau - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Brandon Beachy - Braves - Day (Wahoo!!)
Hot dog, we hit for the cycle on this one! Way to go, folks! I realize you have no "control" over the pulls, per se, but if you hadn't picked these players, they would still be free agents. That is why I congratulate the managers.
Thanks for stopping by tonight! There will be more to come as we wind down the regular 2013 MLB season!