Thursday, October 17, 2013

Package Mail-out Update

Hey everyone! It has been quite a while since I've written here, so I thought I'd let you know what is happening in the world of Tribecards.

I will be sending out the Group Break packages this weekend.

The Pack-A-Day/Outer Space packages will start shipping on Monday.

Sorry for the delay, but you're going to enjoy the cards for sure!

Thanks for reading and playing along!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: 14 Rounds of Final Draft

Hey everyone!  Sorry it took so long to get the final draft done. What a doozy! We ended up going 14 rounds before everyone's picks played out. No one got shut out. Terry Francona scored the highest number of picks: Nine. Jafronius tried to sneak in a Curley Neal pick, but I caught it. Haha! Next season, I'll add in every card we uncover. Well, okay, maybe not EVERY card, but certainly some of the non-baseball.

I will update the player/manager list later this week and will get everyone's cards passed around this weekend. I should start mailing those out next week.  Upcoming posts will include a wrap-up and a couple surprise boxes I received! Wahoo!!

Here's how the final draft played out:
Notice one says "I'm not really Night..." That said that the person was not really Night Owl, but that Night should have the Steve Lyons card. I got a kick out of that. Whoever entered that, thanks for the laugh!

Here is the random order, minus the "I'm not Night Owl" entry:

Everyone placed in the random order: Jafronius is in white because I pasted his picks from an email.

You'll have to click on this one to see the final results. I included ALL the results since it went for 14 rounds! Whew!

I can't thank everyone enough for the patience and GREAT sportsmanship throughout the season breaks! I realize I was a bit "persnickety" at times and I fretted over things most folks never gave second-thought to, so I truly appreciate the camaraderie you had with/for each other when weird things would come up!  Thanks again!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tribecards Final Draft: Delay of Game

I will post the draft results on Wednesday. I hit a bit of a snag with Google docs. If you tried to put in your picks and couldn't, please let me know. I've got Jafronius' picks that were left out.

List of folks with entries:
Backstop Cards
2x3 Heroes
P-town Tom
I'm not really Night Owl but you should give him Steve Lyons just because.
Play at the Plate
Bo Rosny
Captain Canuck

(plus Jafronius, as mentioned above).

Thanks for playing along!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Blaster Box Break: Box 7 - 1992 Leaf Series 2

Good Sunday afternoon, everyone! I tried to run through all the boxes in the wee hours of the morning, but I ran out of gas. So, this afternoon, I opened the final box in the Blaster Break.  Since this was a full box of cards and not just a blaster, I'm not listing every card. Instead, I'm posting the Gold Leaf cards and the Gold Leaf Rookies that went to participants. The rest of the cards (including other Gold Leaf and Gold Leaf Rookies) will be distributed randomly with the rest of the unclaimed cards from the break!

Eric Bell - Indians - Gold Leaf
John Doherty - Tigers - Gold Leaf Rookies
Travis Fryman - Tigers - Gold Leaf
Kevin Ritz - Tigers - Gold Leaf
Eric Davis - Dodgers - Gold Leaf
Trevor Wilson - Giants - Gold Leaf

Johnny Ruffin - White Sox - Gold Leaf Rookies
Mark Whiten - Indians - Gold Leaf
Ramon Martinez - Dodgers - Gold Leaf
Donovan Osborne - Cardinals - Gold Leaf Rookie
Tom Candiotti - Dodgers - Gold Leaf
Mike Sharperson - Dodgers - Gold Leaf

Congrats to everyone that took part! The true upside to having such a small group of participants is that we will get a huge amount of cards between us! Wahoo!!  I will try to get these sent out sometime this coming week. I will let you know when they've shipped so you can be looking for them!

Blaster Box Break: Box 6 - 1998 Pacific Online

There are 8 red foil cards and one gold web card per pack. I don't know if I have any of these in my collection or not. Let's rip 'er open!

  • Raul Mondesi Gold - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Bartolo Colon - Indians - Tribecards
  • Robb Nen - Giants - Workman
  • Tino Martinez Gold - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Darren Bragg - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Mike Piazza Team Checklist - All the checklists are laid out like this. Very cool!
  • Jose Mesa - Indians - Tribecards
  • Matt Karchner - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Darren Dreifort - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Deivi Cruz - Tigers - Chris
  • Todd Stottlemyre - Cardinals - Madding
  • Carlos Castillo - White Sox - JediJeff
  • John Johnstone - Giants - Workman
  • Shawon Dunston - Indians - Tribecards
  • Jim Corsi - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Barry Bonds - Giants - Workman

Blaster Box Break: Box 5 - 1998 Pacific Paramount

I am hoping to find at least a few die cuts or something in this box. Pacific was known for doing crazy things with their cards. Let's see what we've got:

  • Ivan Rodriguez Die Cut Team Checklist - Cool die cuts!!
  • Todd Stottlemyre Red Parallel - Cardinals - Madding
  • Justin Thompson- Tigers - Chris
  • Rickey Henderson - A's - Because it is freakin Rickey Henderson, that's why!
  • Jaime Navarro - White Sox - JediJeff
  • James Baldwin - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Tim Naehring - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • David Justice - Indians - Tribecards

  • Robb Nen - Giants - Workman
  • Wilton Guerrero - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Gary Gaetti - Cardinals - Madding
  • Brian Johnson - Giants - Workman
  • Chuck Knoblauch - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Andy Pettitte - Yankees - CattleRustlers
There was 1 Red parallel per pack. As it turns out, everyone gets one!

Blaster Box Break: Box 4 - 2004 UD R-Class

Two Rookie cards per pack on average!! I'm just repeating what the box says on it... Let's see if we can find some cards to add to our collections.

  • Scott Rolen - cardinals - Madding
  • Frank Thomas - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Merkin Valdez - Giants - Workman
  • Nomar Garciaparra - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Shawn Green - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Ryan Wing - White Sox - JediJeff
  • John Gall - Cardinals - Madding
  • Merkin Valdez/Robb Nen "Taking Over" 046/650 - Giants - Workman
  • Orlando Rodriguez - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Mike Mussina - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Magglio Ordonez - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Even Rust - Cardinals - Madding
  • C.C. Sabathia - Indians - Tribecards
  • Enemencio Pacheco - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Ivan Ochoa - Indians - Tribecards
  • Pedro Martinez - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Jim Edmonds - Cardinals - Madding
  • Mariano Gomez - Indians - Tribecards

Blaster Box Break: Box 3 - 2004 Topps Series 1

Wow! There are a lot of cards to go through: 22 packs with roughly 6 cards each. Let's hope for a relic! I am not going to list every card pulled for participants on this one. Let's look at some highlights:

  • Palmeiro Joins 500 Club - Because I think it's a cool card
  • Postseason Highlights Red Sox/Giants featured - CattleRustler/Workman
  • Bill Mueller Sporting News - Red Sox - Thought these were neat designs
  • MLB Sportsclix w/ Barry Bonds - Giants - Doubles of this card will be given to participants
  • Alex Gonzalex - Cubs - Because in 2004, should there be miscut cards!?
  • World Series Highlights Foil - Jim Palmer - Because it is FOIL and SHINY!
  • Javier Vazquez Gold - Because it is GOLD!
  • 100th Anniversary program cover - Mets/Red Sox - Two words: Old Glory
  • Todd Helton Own the Game - Rockies - Because this looks freakin awesome. What a cool card!
Well, given the number of Giants cards in this box, we have no one getting Punk'd or Skunk'd!

Blaster Box Break: Box 2 - 2012 Topps Chrome

Let's keep things going and break open a blaster box of 2012 Topps Chrome!

We had a couple of "hits" in this box, plus we reach the point at which no one got Skunk'd! Only Workman has the potential to get Punk'd, and with 5 more boxes to open, I'm pretty sure he'll pull another Giants card ... eventually.

  • Austin Romine - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Andre Ethier - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Adam Dunn - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Carlos Santana - Indians - Davidinark
  • Derek Lowe Refractor - Indians - Davidinark
  • Jacoby Ellsbury - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Allen Craig - Cardinals - Madding
  • Jon Lester - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Ivan Nova - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Jacob Turner - Tigers - Chris
  • Derek Jeter - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Lance Berkman - Cardinals - Madding
  • Matt Moore Die Cut - Because it is a VERY cool die cut! Man, these rock!
  • Josh Beckett - Red Sox - CattleRustler
  • Yadier Molina Purple Refractor - Cardinals - Madding
  • Matt Hague Purple Refractor - Pirates - It's a purple refractor, that's why!
  • Elvis Andrus Purple Refractor - Rangers - See above!
  • Michael Taylor Purple Refractor - A's - Take on down, pass it around...

Blaster Box Break: Box 1 - 2010 Allen & Ginter

In honor of Gint-A-Cuffs coming to a close, I thought it befitting to start the break off with some A&G. Though we didn't score any game-used or other relic cards, there were some cards worth noting:

  • Betelgeuse - Just because the movie was better than this card.
  • Sherlock Holmes - Weird rendering.
  • Gordon Beckham This Day in History- White Sox - JediJeff
  • Randy Winn Mini - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Mahlon Duckett - Newark Eagles Negro Leagues
  • Johnny Damon - Tigers - Chris G
  • A.J. Pierzynski - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Russell Martin - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Daniel Hudson - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Sacagawea - Because we all know how to say it thanks to "Night at the Museum"
  • Drew Brees - Because his kid is what makes this card!
  • Alex Rodriguez This Day in History - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • White-Tailed Deer Mini - Because when I was a kid, I did a preso on them for 4-H
  • Brandon Inge - Tigers - Chris G
  • Alex Rodriguez - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • Jake Peavy - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Pablo Sandoval - Giants - Workman
  • Andre Ethier This Day in History - Dodgers - Stealing Home
  • Ichiro Baseball Sketches - Because these are way cool!
  • Curtis Granderson Mini Black - Yankees - CattleRustler
  • A.J. Pierzynski - White Sox - JediJeff
  • Mariano Rivera - Yankees - CattleRustler

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Blaster Box Group Break happening tonight!

I had seven people sign up, claiming 8 teams for the Blaster Box Break. Oh, I know, it is already 11:30pm CST on Saturday. Well, I decided I was too anxious to check out some of these boxes, so I am busting them tonight!  There will be no video. Sorry. Instead, I will break each box and show off highlights, oddities, etc.

As per the rules, all unclaimed teams will be divided among each slot taken (meaning Cattle Rustler gets two slots!).

I will post each box as a separate entry on the blog, So keep watching! The only box that probably won't be fully busted tonight is the full box of Leaf.  Then again, as the wee hours of the morning creep in, I may just have to take a break. We'll see how it goes!

Stay Tuned!

Tribecards from Outer Space: The final draft is upon us

Hello, everyone!  In case you were wondering, I *PASSED* my Apple Certified Macintosh Technician certification!!  Wahoo!!  I appreciate everyone's patience as I stepped away from the clubhouse to take care of that business.

And now that the certification business is done, we've got some massive drafting ahead.

We have nearly 300 players in this draft, the final draft!  There is no way I am going to administer a final draft in which every possible player could be drafted. Instead, I have a different solution (though, technically, it could still result in every player being drafted). The final draft features 25 draft slots. Choose wisely. Well, actually, as we've seen this season, wisely has nothing to do with it. The randomizer will hold the fortunes of all managers in its grubby little paws.

Each of the 25 slots has all 300 listed (though I noticed a few names spelled wrongly in the list. Don't worry, I know who the players are and will fix things before everything wraps up.).

Managers pick your players just as you have all season. I will randomize the order and run the draft.

Player cards not drafted after all is said and done will be randomly distributed among all the managers who have previously claimed at least one player. I say that because I had people sign up that never drafted nor selected one single player. Ever. Why sign up? I dunno.  Anyway, notice I said "Play cards." That's because I am not sorting the leftover cards by player. Instead, all leftovers will be shuffled, stacked up and handed out in a random order. Naturally, the random order will be determined by - why change a bad system now, right?

After the results are posted, I will distribute the multi-player cards to one of the managers owning a player on the card. This will take a bit of doing because we ended up with a bunch, so I will sort through those. Any duplicates will be handed out equally among owners. Otherwise, I will do my best to see that everyone affected gets a 'fair share' of multi-player cards.

So, back to the draft!  I will close the draft on Monday, October 7, 2013 at roughly 6pm. Then, I will wait for Google Docs to do whatever it does and we will run the draft on Tuesday, October 8 sometime that evening/night!

Let's look at a handful of highlights:

  • Joba Chamberlain - I was just shocked he was still available.
  • B.J. Wallace - Cool card design and also card #1 in the 1993 O-Pee-Chee set.
  • Carlos Guillen - Shiny Bowman's Best
  • J.R. Graham - That card is seriously purple. I mean, PUR-PLE.
  • Mark Teahen - The Pennant Chasers design jumps out at me. I like it.
  • Harold Baines - Seriously!? I even searched through everything to make sure that was right.
  • Terry Francona - Current manager of the Tribe, back when he was still knocking about.
  • Chris Dickerson - VERY shiny yellow card! 
  • Brian Jordan - I always thought these '91 Pre-Rookies were a great idea.

Here is the link to the Final Draft:

Good luck and thanks for playing along!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Proud of the Tribe!

Way to go, Tribe!! Wahoo!! I hope this is just the start of a new Indians era!