Monday, September 30, 2013

Tribecards from Jonesboro, AR: Loosey Goosey Wrap Up

Good evening, friends! Well, I finally managed to get all the loose cards into the list except for the 1994 Topps factory set. Frankly, I don't see it happening online. I will divvy those up and sort them by manager. Any free agents still around after the final draft will be randomly distributed along with the other non-sport/multi-player cards.

Remember, if the multi-player cards name specific players, or I was able to name specific players on the card, I will divvy those up among the featured manager-owners.

In the meantime, here is a link to the whole loose-card shootin match:

Please let me know if I messed anyone's cards up. There's a pretty good chance of that since I was not able to use my Access database, and instead had to rely on a Google Spreadsheet.

Here are a few pics:

Since I will be working on my Apple Certification, I'll be taking a break for a couple days. Before I do, though, I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone that played along, chipped in, and exercised extreme patience as we worked through the various kinks in the program!  This was a LOT of fun!!

I will get the Free Agents lined out and we will have our final Free Agent draft in the very near future (in all likelihood, it will run late this Friday and go through the weekend while I do the Blaster Box Break).

Remember, you can still sign up for the Blaster Box Break, too!!  Just click the picture of the goodies in the upper right corner of my page.

Tribecards from Jonesboro: A few free agents

As I am going through the loose cards, I thought I would stop a moment before my Mac Cert class to post a couple pics of some free agents:

As you can see, I broke those into two parts. 

See my previous post for the loose card break link. It isnt done yet, so check back each night for updates as I am able to add them. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tribecards from Jonesboro, AR: Take Two

Yes, I am back in Jonesboro, Ar, again this week as the Mac training gets hands-on.

This final 'break' of the season actually consists of a large number of loose cards. Nearly 800 random years, makes and models plus a purportedly full 1994 Topps factory set.  This will, by far, be the most cards busted, sorted, and assigned in the history of Tribecards.

In fact, in order to prevent this blog space from getting out of control, I am going to list all the cards in a sortable Google Spreadsheet. That should keep life simple. As for pictures, I will select stand-outs or notables for photos.

After this break is done, I will have all the free agents ready for the final draft.

Actually, if you are so inclined, you can watch things unfold as I enter the information (or check back at random intervals)... Note: This will take longer than I ever thought! Haha! So, I will spread this out during this week. Sorry for the delay, but we'll just call this the Post-Season! Haha!

Just visit the link below:

For dayf:

Some random cards from first 100 or so:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Holy bits of cardboard, Batman!

Good afternoon, or evening, or whatever time of day it happens to be when this post makes it live to the interwebs. I did not post anything for Friday night because I had just driven nearly 4 hours back home and spent the evening with my family. Priorities, man!

I am hoping to get as many cards posted as possible before the Razorbacks game comes on, so let's get ripping!

I have 5 packs of 1989 Topps. Some of these are missing cards, missing gum, blatantly searched, whatever. Freakin' CardsOne is a rip-off. I'll just say it here and now:

Mike Young - Brewers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Bob Dernier - Phillies - Free Agent
Steve Farr - Royals - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Bill Bene - Dodgers - Free Agent
Darrin jackson - Cubs - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Willie Wilson - Royals - Cattle Rustler (Wahoo!!)
Buddy Bell - Astros - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Jim Clancy - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Terry Taylor - Mariners - Free Agent
Terry Mulholland - Giants - Brauer144 (Wahoo!!)
Charles Hudson - Yankees - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Dave Smith - Astros - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Pete O'Brien - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Dan Pasqua - White Sox - Free Agent
Storm Davis - A's - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
George Bell Record Breaker - Blue Jays - Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)
Jon Perlman - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Jose Guzman - Rangers - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Danny Jackson All-Star - Reds - Cattle Rustler (Wahoo!!)
Rick Aguilera - Mets - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Chris Brown - Padres - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Gil Hodges Turn Back the Clock - Mets - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
John Kruk - Padres - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Rod Nichols - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Stewart Cliburn - Angels - Free Agent
Barry Larkin - Reds - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
Randy Bush - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
John Wathan - Royals - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Paul Assenmacher - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Rob Murphy - Reds - Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)
Paul Kilgus - Rangers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Andy van Slyke - Pirates - Cardanathmea (Wahoo!!)
Dan Pasqua - White Sox - Free Agent
Bobby Valentine - Rangers - Free Agent
Hal Lanier - Astros - Free Agent
Rich Gedman - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Terry Francona - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Dennis Boyd - Red Sox - Free Agent
Rob Dibble - Reds - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
Robin Yount - Brewers - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Sil Campusano - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Tom Prince - Pirates - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Brian Harper - Twins - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Ellis Burks - Red Sox - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Steve Peters - Cardinals - Free Agent
Ernie Whitt - Blue Jays - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Len Dykstra - Mets - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Mike Felder - Brewers - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Wayne Tolleson - Yankees - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Candy Maldonado - Giants - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Marty Barrett - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Joe Price - Giants - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Rick Reuschel - Giants - Cattle Rustler (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Bobby Witt - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Pete Smith - Braves - James Haynes (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Robinson - Tigers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)

Congratulations, folks! Wow, that is a bunch of cards, despite the obvious tampering issues. Oh well, cardboard is cardboard, right!?

Next up, 1 pack of "The Babe Ruth Collection." 10 cards. I assume these are all Babe Ruth... We'll see:

Being Remembered by Donald Honig - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Being Remembered by Christy Walsh - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Being Remembered by Daughter Julia - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Being Remembered by Daughter Julia - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Checklist (Babe shown) - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)

Being Remembered by Bill Dickey - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Trivia - Babe Bats Righty - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Sultan of Swat Babe's Greatness - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Trivia - Babe used a 54-ounce bat - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Trivia - Never won a triple crown - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)

LOL, well, there is a whole PACK of cards that goes to one manager! I don't recall that happening before. Congratulations, Stealing Home!

Here's a pack of 1995 Fleer. 18 cards.

Juan Guzman - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Pat Kelly - Yankees - Free Agent
Cecil Fielder - Tigers - Don Sherman (Wahoo!!)
Joe Hesketh - Red Sox - Free Agent
Chris Hoilles - Orioles - Free Agent
Ed Sprague - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Mark Lemke - Braves - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Chris Hammond - Marlins - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)

Mike Lansing - Expos - Free Agent
Josias Manzanillo - Mets - Free Agent
Doug Jones - Phillies - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Steve Bedrosian - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Paul O'Neill League Leader - Yankees - Brownpg (Wahoo!!)
Dave Nilsson - Brewers - Free Agent
Shane Mack - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Dennis Cook - White Sox - Free Agent
Mark Clark - Indians (Wahoo!) - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
David Cone - Royals - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)

Some of these were stuck together, so pulling them apart proved a bit "sticky." The designs on these cards are all over the place. These days, each design would be its own subset. Wow.  Congrats, everyone!

Now, I have two packs of 2008 Topps Series 2.

Jacoby Ellsbury - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Grady Sizemore - Indians (Wahoo!) - Irish Tribe Fan (Wahoo!!)
Mark Kotsay - Braves - Free Agent
Adam Dunn - Reds - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Alex Romero - DBacks - Free Agent
Chone Figgins - Angels - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)
B.J. Upton Day in Review July 20, 2007 - Rays - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Topps All-Star Rookie Promo Card
ToppsTown Code Card
Bengie Molina - Giants - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Freddy Sanchez - Pirates - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Kelly Johnson - Braves - Free Agent
Dave Bush - Brewers - Free Agent
Greg Maddux - Padres - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Nick Swisher - White Sox - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Aaron Harang - Reds - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Willy Aybar - Rays - gcrl (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Kyle McClellan - Cardinals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Chipper Jones - Braves - James Haynes (Wahoo!!)
David Wright Work Hard, Get Cards - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Coco Crisp - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Jason Kendall - Brewers - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Michael Bourn - Astros - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)

I don't know about anyone else, but I tend to forget which players I've drafted. So, it is always cool to see a player that I forgot I "own." haha!  I don't even know when the last time we saw a Chone or a Chipper pop up! Nice adds, everyone!

Next up, I've got 8 packs of 1988 Donruss.

Stan Musial Puzzles: 7-9,13-18,25-27,34-36,43-45,52-54,58,60 - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Gary Carter - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Rey Quinones - Mariners - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Steve Lombardozzi - Twins - Free Agent
Rance Mulliniks - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Paul Molitor Diamond Kings - Brewers - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Gary Gaetti - Twins - Free Agent
Fred McGriff - Blue Jays - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Alvin Davis - Mariners - Pedrsej (Wahoo!!)
Jesse Orosco - Mets - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Leon Durham - Cubs - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Dion James - Braves - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Bob Brenly - Giants - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Sid Bream - Pirates - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Stan Jefferson - Padres - Free Agent
Bo Diaz - Reds - Free Agent
Jim Gantner - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Chet Lemon - Tigers - Free Agent
Ken Gerhart - Orioles - Free Agent
Vance Law - Expos - Free Agent
Harold Baines - White Sox - Free Agent
Gary Pettis - Angels - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Craig Reynolds - Astros - Free Agent
Tommy Herr - Cardinals - Free Agent
Von Hayes - Phillies - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Buddy Bell - Reds - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
John Kruk - Padres - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Will Clark - Giants - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Tommy Gregg - Pirates - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Ken Griffey Sr - Braves - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Keith Moreland - Cubs - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Mike Marshall - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Willie Randolph - Yankees - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Greg Swindell - Indians (Wahoo!) - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Alfredo Griffin - A's - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Frank White - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Steve Buechele - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Shawn Abner - Padres - Free Agent
Ruben Sierra - Rangers - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
Tim Wallach - Expos - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Tony Phillips - A's - Free Agent
Bo Jackson - Royals - Cardnathema (Wahoo!!)
Pat Tabler - Indians (Wahoo!) - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
Franklin Stubbs - Dodgers - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Don Mattingly - Yankees - Brownpg (Wahoo!!)
Dwight Evans - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Phil Bradley - Mariners - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Roberto Alomar - Padres - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Ryne Sandberg - Cubs - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Wally Backman - Mets - Free Agent
Glenn Braggs - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Chris Speier - Giants - Fan of Reds (Wahoo!!)
Bobby Bonilla - Pirates - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Milt Thonmpson - Phillies - Free Agent
Marvell Wynne - Padres - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Bill Doran - Astros - Free Agent
Jose Oquendo - Cardinals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Dick Schofield - Angels - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Dale Sveum - Brewers - P-Town Tom (Wahoo!!)
Eddie Murray - Orioles - Sngldddy (Wahoo!!)
Alan Trammell - Tigers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Angel Salazar - Royals - Free Agent
Mark McLemore - Angels - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Devon White - Angels - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Andres Galarraga - Expos - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Mike Davis - A's - Free Agent
Kevin Seitzer - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Brett Butler - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Pedro Guerrero - Dodgers - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Rickey Henderson - Yankees - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Kirk Gibson - Tigers - Don Sherman (Wahoo!!)
Marty Barrett - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Larry Sheets - Orioles - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Rob Deer - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!! Back-to-Bacl!)
Andy van Slyke Diamond Kings - Pirates - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Randy Bush - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Jerry Reed - Mariners - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
Manny Trillo - Cubs - Cardanathema (Wahoo!!)
Craig Lefferts - Giants - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Bob Walk - Pirates - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Blauser - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Frank Williams - Reds - Free Agent
Mark Grant - Padres - Free Agent
Steve Lake - Cardinals - Free Agent
Jeff Calhoun - Phillies - Free Agent
Robbie Wine - Astros - Free Agent
Bob James - White Sox - Free Agent
Geno Petralli - Rangers - Free Agent
Greg Minton - Angels - Adam Smith (Wahoo!!)
Erick Plunk - A's - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Joe Hesketh - Expos - Free Agent
Jeff Russell - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Chuck Finley - Angels - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Rob McClure - Expos - IrishTribeFan (Wahoo!!)
Greg Cadaret - A's - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Lonnie Smith - Royals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Tommy Hinzo - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Jeff Hamilton - Dodgers - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Steve Trout - Yankees - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Al Nipper - Red Sox - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Pat Sheridan - Tigers - Free Agent
Dave Stapleton - Brewers - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Ballard - Orioles - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Billy Hatcher Diamond Kings - Astros - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Mark Davidson - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Rick Leach - Blue Jays - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
John Cerutti - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Gary Gaetti Diamond Kings - Free Agent
Tony fernandez - Blue Jays - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Keith Atherton - Twins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Mark Langston - Mariners - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Keith Hernandez - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Paul Noce - Cubs - Free Agent
Glenn Hubbard - Braves - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Chili Davis - Giants - James Haynes (Wahoo!!)
Mike LaValliere - Pirates - Free Agent
Greg Booker - Padres - Free Agent
Tracy Jones - Reds - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Darrin Daulton - Phillies - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Ken Caminiti - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Willie McGee - Cardinals - Kerry Biggs (Wahoo!!)

Lots of cards to go around there! Congratulations, everyone that pulled players for their piles.

But, wait! There's more!

I have some kind of cello pack of 1995 Topps. Note: The backs of these say "Pre-Production Sample"

Larry Walker - Expos - E_Rose (Wahoo!!) 
Alex Fernandez - White Sox - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Sandy Alomar Jr - Indians (Wahoo!) - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Greg Vaughn - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Mike Devereaux - Orioles - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Travis Fryman - Tigers - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Roberto Hernandez - White Sox - Free Agent
Mike Piazza - Dodgers - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Ken Griffey Jr - Mariners - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Larry Walker Pre-Production Spectralite (PP1) - Expos - E_Rose (Wahoo!!)

Wow! That Walker card is VERY cool!! The camera is not going to do it justice, I can tell you that before I even scan the thing. Wow! Nice way to open up and end with the same manager AND same player! Well played, Topps. Well played.

How about a pack of 1992 Upper Deck. 15 cards per pack.

Jeff Johnson - Yankees - Free Agent
Wayne House - Red Sox - Free Agent
Mike Pagliarulo - Twins - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
John Franco - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Marvin Freeman - Braves - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Dennis Rasmussen - Padres - Free Agent
Mike Heath - Braves - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Candy Maldonado - Blue Jays - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Jerald Clark - Padres - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Al Osuna - Astros - Free Agent
John Burkett - Giants - Free Agent
Kevin Appier - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Patrick Lennon - Mariners - Free Agent
Dave Stieb Checklist - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Ted Williams Baseball Heroes - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)

Holy smokes. We are going to have the largest free agent draft of the season to finish things out! Be that as it may, congrats to everyone who pulled players from this pack!

I have just two more packs, and then I have a TON of loose cards to divvy up. The loose cards will be done some time on Sunday - probably in the evening while I am back at the hotel room for next week's training continuation.

The remaining packs are: 1991 Stadium Club 1st Series and 2006 Topps Series 2.

1991 Stadium Club:

John Marzano - Red Sox - Free Agent
Greg Litton - Giants - Free Agent
Dennis Rasmussen - Padres - Free Agent
Brian Holman - Mariners - Free Agent
Stadium Club membership Promo
Gary Pettis - Rangers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Rex Hudler - Cardinals - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Andres Galarraga - Expos - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Jim Deshaies - Astros - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Greg Harris - Padres - Free Agent
Von Hayes - Phillies - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Keith Miller - Mets - Free Agent
Mike Greenwell - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)

Haha, I started to worry there with all the free agents we got in a row. But, we pulled out a few players for folks! Congratulations as we head into the final pack of the 2013 Regular Season break!!

Well, this is it. We have reached the very last pack of baseball cards for the 2013 Tribecards regular season, pack-a-day, Outer Space giveaway-thingy.  It all comes down to a pack of 2006 Topps Series 2. I'd like to hope our last pack has a relic in it, just for the sheer fun of it, but I would not put money on it. Let's take a look...

Jorge Sosa - Braves - Free Agent
Adrian Beltre - Mariners - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
David Ortiz - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Rich Harden - A's - Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)
Aramis Ramirez - Cubs - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Darin Erstad - Angels - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Francisco Rodriguez - Angels - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Bagwell Gold - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Brian Bannister - Mets - Free Agent
Ken Griffey Jr - Reds - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Doug Mirabelli - Padres - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Sluggers Promo Cards
Work Hard, Get Cards Promo Card
Jose Reyes/Kaz Matsui Mets Middle Men - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!) / Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

Well, congratulations, managers!!

Thanks to EVERYONE that made this year's pack breaks possible!! We're not done yet, though! I have an 800-count box nearly full of cards PLUS a full 1994 Topps Factory Set to sort through!  How sweet it is!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tribecards from Jonesboro, Ark (Day 2): ...all outta gum...

This is my second post from the hotel where I am staying while I get edumacated on all things Macintosh. Well, not all things. Just the things that get me to pass the exams. In any case, I am busting a bunch of wax again tonight.

I am starting with 5 packs of 1989 Topps. Seriously, I have so much of this '89 Topps stuff, it would drive you crazy. Well, I have 10 packs left total, so maybe not quite "crazy." I am opening five packs in one swoop. Kinda like ripping off the band-aid.  Hmm... All but one of these five were missing the gum and were already opened. I smell a rat at the CardsOne depot.

Marvin Freeman - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Mario Diaz - Mariners - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Don Pall - White Sox - 2x3 Heroes (Wahoo!!)
Gary Carter - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Mike Bielecki - Cubs - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Tony Oliva Turn Back The Clock - Twins - Wicked4Life (Wahoo!!)
German Gonzalez - Twins - Free Agent
Company Store Sweatshirt Promo
Jim Eppard - Angels - Free Agent
Tim Leary - Dodgers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Scott Bradley - Mariners - Free Agent
Jim Clancy - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Terry Taylor - Mariners - Free Agent
Terry Mulholland - Giants - Brauer144 (Wahoo!!)
Charles Hudson - Yankees - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Dave Smith - Astros - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Garry Templeton - Padres - Free Agent
Andre Dawson Record Breakers - Cubs - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Greg Walker - White Sox - Jccsst (Wahoo!!)
Jack McDowell - White Sox - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! Are we even surprised anymore!? Haha!)
Denny Walling - Reds - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Ron Gant - Braves - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Dion James - Braves - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Company Store Puffy-letter Promo
Ron Robinson - Reds - Free Agent
Gary Ward - Yankees - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Bill Wegman - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Pat Borders - Blue Jays - GoBlue2112 (Wahoo!!)
Kirk McCaskill - Angels - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
David Cone - Mets - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Craig Biggio - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Marvell Wayne - Padres - Free Agent
Frank DiPino - Cubs - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Craig Worthington - Orioles - DayF (Wahoo!!)
Floyd Youmans - Expos - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
Candy Sierra - Reds - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Mike MacFarlane - Royals - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Trevor Wilson - Giants - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Carlton Fisk - White Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Topps Glossy All-Stars and Hot Prospects Promo Card
Wayne Tolleson - Yankees - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Fred McGriff - Blue Jays - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Pete Stanicek - Orioles - Free Agent
Mike LaValliere - Pirates - Free Agent
Dwight Evans - Red Sox - Ajpca (Wahoo!!)
Gene Nelson - A's - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Jose Bautista - Orioles - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Dave Stieb - Blue Jays - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Lance Johnson - White Sox - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Rafael Santana - Yankees - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Montgomery - Royals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Dave Palmer - Phillies - Free Agent
Doug Jones Record Breaker - Indians (Wahoo!) - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Hank Aaron Turn Back the Clock - Braves - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Keith Atherton - Twins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Mike Boddicker - Red Sox - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Company Store Collector Sheets Promo Card (ha, I wonder if Topps would honor THESE promos...)
Gerald Perry - Braves - Free Agent
Jack Clark - Giants - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Jim Gantner - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Moose Stubing - Angels - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Brian Downing - Angels - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Randy St. Claire - Reds - Free Agent
Les Straker - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Dan Quisenberry - Cardinals - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Kelly Downs - Giants - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Ken Williams - White Sox - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Luis Medina - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Julio Franco - Indians (Wahoo!) - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Bruce Hurst - Red Sox - Trhdds (Wahoo!!)
Devon White - Angels - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Glossy All-Stars and Hot Prospects Promo Card
Walt Weiss - A's - Free Agent
Tracy Jones- Expos - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Charlie O'Brien - Brewers - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Charlie Puleo - Braves - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Tony Fernandez - Blue Jays - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Dave Righetti - Yankees - Free Agent
Ron Tingley - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Jim Synder - Mariners - Free Agent

Whew! That was a lot of cards! Many of these we have seen before. I promise, next season, we'll have some kind of trade meet going!  Congrats to everyone who managed to add a player they needed and to those who added a player, even if they didn't need him.

Next up, 2013 Topps Series 2 Hobby. 10 Cards per pack.

Tommy Hanson - Angels - Dan Houck (Wahoo!!)
John Buck - Mets - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
R.A. Dickey - Mets - Mark Aubrey (Wahoo!!)
Peter Bourjos - Angels - Free Agent
Glen Perkins Shiny Green Card - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
David Freese Mini - Cardinals - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
2013 Chipz/Big League Minis Promo Card
Justin Wilson - Pirates - Free Agent
Brian Dozier - Twins - Free Agent
Travis Wood - Cubs - Community Gum (Wahoo!!)
Aramis Ramirez - Brewers - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)

Those Green inserts are phenomenal! They are green and shiny and just reach out and grab ya. Hopefully, we'll pull a bunch of those next season! Congrats to everyone pulling cards. The Freese Mini is a nice addition, too!

Let's try a pack of 1991 Premiere Edition Stadium Club 1st Series. 12 cards per pack.

Chuck Finley - Angels - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Frank Tanana - Tigers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Felix Fermin - Indians (Wahoo!) - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Cecil Fielder - Tigers - Don Sherman (Wahoo!!)
Stadium Club Bars Cards
Robin Ventura - White Sox - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Dan Plesac - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Danny Gladden - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Jason Grimsley - Phillies - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Elster - Mets - Free Agent
Pete Incaviglia - Rangers - Trhdds (Wahoo!!)
Ron Darling - Mets - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Gregg Jefferies - Mets - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)

So close! We almost hit for the cycle, but it was not to be. Well, how about a hearty "Way to go!" to all the managers who pulled players then!

Okay, last pack for the night goes to 2008 UD First Edition. 10 cards per pack.

Jesus Flores - NAtionals - Paul Hadsall (Wahoo!!)
Jose Contreras - White Sox - 2x3 Heroes (Wahoo!!)
Travis Hafner - Indians (Wahoo!) - Davidinark (Wahoo!!)
Gary Sheffield - Tigers - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Jamie Moyer - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Tom Glavine - Mets - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Chin-Lung Hu - Dodgers - Akgonzolyn (Wahoo!!)
Heath Phillips - White Sox - Free Agent
James Shields - Rays - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)
Vladimir Guerrero Starquest Common - Angels - gcrl (Wahoo!!)

Well, dang! Almost pulled off a cycle, but denied again!

 Thanks for stopping by and checking out what we've got going on tonight! I can't believe how many packs we still have left! Awesome!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tribecards from Jonesboro, Arkansas: Gold in them thar hills!

Good evening, everyone! I am in Jonesboro for training. When all is said and done, I hope to pass the tests which will make me an Apple Certified Mac Tech! Then, my office will take measures to become a self-service center and eventually a full-blown service center so I can service the Macs in use at my area schools!

Enough about all that techy stuff. We're here to bust some wax! And if it is wax ya want, it is wax we got! I will be here until Friday and then back again all next week. I know, the season will be over. But, as I mentioned, I have LOTS of packs to bust and loose cards to divvy up.

The final player draft will run late because I want everything busted and accounted for in the last draft of the season. We should have nothing left to do but plunder the spoils!

Let's get to it.

Cello pack of mixed Topps cards. I have no idea.

Jack McDowell - White Sox - 1994 Topps Finest - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Jack McDowell - White Sox - 1994 Bowman - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Jack McDowell - White Sox - 1994 Stadium Club (Gold perhaps?) - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! Triple-Play!)

Well, we all got hosed on that one - except for Bo, who walked away with the whole pack! This must have been some kind of a promo that came with the 1994 Topps Factory Set. I say that because a 1994 Topps Factory set was donated by my son's girlfriend! She might not have meant for the whole thing to go to the cause, but that's how I took it. :-) In any case, congrats, Bo!

Okay, let's try this again and see if we can bring a few more managers into the fray.

1993 Donruss Series 1. 14 cards per pack.

John Jaha - Brewers - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Royce Clayton - Giants - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Mike Piazza - Dodgers - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Ron Gant - Braves - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Dave Hansen - Dodgers - Free Agent
Rick Aguilera - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Frank Thomas - White Sox - Brauer144 (Wahoo!!)
Travis Fryman - Tigers - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Pat Borders - Blue Jays - GoBlue2112 (Wahoo!!)
Dave Burba - Giants - Free Agent
Dean Palmer - Rangers - Free Agent
Paul Quantrill - Red Sox - Free Agent
Rickey Henderson - A's - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Reggie Jefferson - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent

Congrats, Patrick! Nice pulls in there. Heck, many of the pulls from this pack were good. And, we unveiled a Triber to boot! Congrats, everyone.

That's just two packs so far, so let's keep rolling! I have eleven (yes, 11!) packs of 1988 Donruss. Let's knock a few of these puppies out.

Stan Musial Puzzle 61, 62, 63 - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Jamie Quirk - Royals - Free Agent
Willie Upshaw - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Bob Knepper - Astros - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Bobby Meacham - Yankees - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Jack McDowell - White Sox - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! How many JMacs can one guy get!?)
Kevin Elster - Mets - Free Agent
Jim Gantner - Brewers - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Scott Garrelts - Giants - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Gene Larkin - Twins - CattleRustler (Wahoo!!)
Gerald Young - Astros - Samuel Pair (Wahoo!!)
Dave Winfield - Yankees - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Charlie Puleo - Braves - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Dwayne Murphy - A's - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Randy Bush - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Mike Jackson - Phillies - Free Agent

I hope Bo needs some Jack McDowell cards, 'cause he is certainly getting some tonight. I was surprised Upshaw was still available, and Quirk, too, for that matter. Wow. It's been fun finding players we forgot about!

Stan Musial Puzzle 31, 32, 33 - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Dennis Eckersley - A's - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Thad Bosley - Royals - Free Agent
Larry Parrish - Rangers - Free Agent
Kevin Elster - Mets - Free Agent
Bob Brower - Rangers - Free Agent
Tim Raines - Expos - 2x3 Heroes (Wahoo!!)
Tony Bernazard - A's - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Jim Eisenreich - Royals - Free Agent
Mel Hall - Indians (Wahoo!) - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Jose Gonzalez - Dodgers - Free Agent (? Thought he was picked up.. hmmm)
Mike Greenwell - Red Sox - Dominicfdny (Wahoo!!)
Claudell Washington - Yankees - DayF (Wahoo!!)
Greg Brock - Brewers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Mike Heath - Tigers - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Billy Ripken - Orioles - Josh Denhartog (Wahoo!!)

Nice to see a star or three in there! Congrats to each of you scoring cards for your respective stacks!

Okay, one more 1988 Donruss...

Stan Musial Puzzle 22, 23, 24 - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)
Bryn Smith - Expos - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Ken Williams - White Sox - BP_Weber (Wahoo!!)
Jack Howell - Angels - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! It *rhymes* with McDowell!? You kiddin me!? Haha!)
Larry Anderson - Astros - Free Agent
Bill Dawley - Cardinals - Free Agent
Mike Schmidt - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Dave Concepcion - Reds - Free Agent (WHAT!? Wow.)
Tim Flannery - Padres - Padrographs (Wahoo!!)
Jeffrey Leonard - Giants - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Barry Bonds - Pirates - Sngldddy (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Dedmon - Braves - Free Agent
Rafael Palmeiro - Cubs - JRBeasley (Wahoo!!)
Dave Magadan - Mets - Free Agent
Mike Kingery - Mariners - Free Agent
Kent Hrbek - Twins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

How is a member of the Big Red Machine still a free agent!? Well, okay, other than the fact we obviously hadn't pulled his card yet... Still, wow. Congrats to the managers raking in cardboard!

Okay, let's do one more. This one also came out of the 1994 Topps Factory Set.

Travis Fryman Topps Black Gold - Tigers - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Ken Griffey Jr Topps Black Gold - Mariners - Patrick Smith (Wahoo!!)
Matt Williams Topps Black Gold - Giants - Workman (Wahoo!!)
Duane Ward Topps Gold - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Dante Bichette Topps Gold - Rockies - Pedresej (Wahoo!!)
Joe Oliver Topps Gold - Reds - Free Agent
Tim Mauser Topps Gold - Padres - Free Agent
Lenny Webster Topps Gold - Twins - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Candy Maldonado Topps Gold - Indians (Wahoo!) - Matthew Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Darrin Fletcher Topps Gold - Expos - Free Agent
Will Clark Topps Gold - Giants - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Frank Thomas Topps Gold - White Sox - Brauer144 (Wahoo!!)
Jose Mesa Topps Gold - Indians (Wahoo!) - Workman (Wahoo!!)

Wow, Workman walks away with the gold prize for most gold cards! Congratulations, guys! Those are pretty slick cards. Plus, we've added some gold to the final free agent draft!

If you didn't pull any cards from tonight's pack break, don't worry! We have plenty more to go before we wrap things up for the 2013 season! Stay tuned and thanks for reading and playing along!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tribecards from Outer Space: Two, Three, I dunno how many - for - Tuesday

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!