Good afternoon, folks! I have the draft finished for last week - or this week - or whatever - the latest one. I will update the Managers/Players list after my vacation since we have a LOT of "fictional players" to add to the ootp.
I will cover the draft and then I will bust two of the packs we got from Mr. Workman!
First up, the randomized draft order:
This is the final draft run. I had someone (*cough* BoRosny *cough*) try to claim a player not on the list. That player will appear in the next draft. I also noticed I seemed to have made a LOT of typos. That's what I get for trying to rush... Oh well, it mostly worked out for folks:
I think sometime near the All-Star break, I will run another "Open Draft" for folks. Just because those are fun to see what players people choose. We'll see.
Now, let's get ripping because I have been wanting to dive into one of these packs since I opened the box from the Workmans!
2009 Topps Unique:
Alexei Ramirez - White Sox - MySportsObsessions (Wahoo!!)
Andre Ethier - Dodgers - Trhdds (Wahoo!!)
Russell Martin - Dodgers - BCs (Wahoo!!)
Felix Hernandez - Mariners - Otakus (Wahoo!!)
Justin Upton - Diamondbacks - Dayfs (Wahoo!!)
Bud Norris Red Border (0005/1199) - Astros - Chonks (Wahoo!!)
Kenshin Kawakami - Braves - Free Agent
Oh, man! One card away from hitting the cycle! Bummer, man! On the upside, GREAT score by the Chonks on that serial card! Also, congratulations to the other managers who pulled cards from this very cool pack. These are slick cards. I like the look and feel. Not sure how they escaped my eye before now. My scanner did a nice job pulling the black-on-black names out. That line down the cards isn't on the cards, it's on my scanner.
The next pack is a 2012 Bowman:
Matt Holliday - Cardinals - Erins (Wahoo!!)
Chipper Jones - Braves - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!)
Casey Haerther Chrome - Angels - Free Agent
Jonathan Galvez Chrome - Free Agent
Brett Lawrie Gold - Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Chris Rearick - Rays - Free Agent
Zach Walters - Nationals - Free Agent
Myrid Richard - A's - Free Agent
David Price - Rays - TSHensons (Wahoo!!)
Dustin Pedroia - Red Sox - RJBreezes (Wahoo!!)
Congratulations to Kazis for pulling a gold card! The othe rmanagers pulling players did very well, too! Except for Rearick, the other free agents were new names to me. Of course, that doesn't mean much. I can't (and don't) keep up with players the way I used to.