Saturday, September 13, 2014

#PackADaily Circus - A Few Good Players

Good evening! Sorry i missed the last few days. While I work on the draft results, here are a few packs to try and make things up to you:

1990 Donruss

Carl Yastrzemski Puzzle 46, 47, 48 - Red Sox - ThougthsAndSox (Wahoo!!) - [I only have one complete puzzle that I am aware of. It is Hank Arron and I have it in a frame on my wall.]

Dave Magadan - Mets - ScottCrawfordOnCards (Wahoo!!) - [So, here is how my mind works: Magadan > Magdeline > Mandolin > Mandolin Rain > Bruce Hornsby]

Jeff Musselman - Mets - Free Agent - [Huh. Kinda surprised there. Really only because in seasons past, he's been on somebody's roster. Well, i suppose he will find a place this year, too, now.]

Chuck Crim - Brewers - Free Agent - [The original C.C.? Yeah, that was bad, I know]

Steve Buechele - Rangers - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!) - [Is this the same card that got him on your team in the first place? I don't remember. If so, now you have two.]

Sergio Valdez - Braves - Free Agent - [Bad typesetting means this card has a misplaced line running through the top of the "S" in his first name.]

Ron Darling - Mets - Free Agent - [Wow, lots of Mets in this pack!]

Scott Sanderson - Cubs - Free Agent - [Shaping up to be a nice stack of draftees for the next draft!]

Frank Tanana - Tigers - JediJefs (Wahoo!!) - [Some of the uniforms looked retro even when they weren't]

Roger McDowell - Phillies - Hadsalls (Wahoo!) - [He was always one of my favorite Phillies players.]

Jerry Browne - Indians (Wahoo!) - Tribecards (Wahoo!!) - [I always have mixed feeling about pulling cards I already have. I just put them in my doubles boxes and use them as trade fodder.]

Jerry Reed - Mariners - Free Agent - [Come on, sing along with me.. "Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin..."]

Jerry Kutzler - White Sox - Free Agent - [I hope he is not offended, but I have never heard of him. He does, though, have his own Wikipedia entry!]

Jose Alvarez - Braves - Free Agent - [I sure hope you folks like some 1990 Donruss...]

Vance Law - Cubs - Free Agent - [What do I remember most about him? His glasses.]

Mike Bielecki Diamond King - Cubs - Free Agent - [Still scratching my head as to why certain players were chosen for these and others were not.]

Sergio Valdez - Braves - Free Agent - [Holy crap! There's a glitch in the matrix. Run!]

Next up: 2010 Topps Series Two:

Ryan Howard/Cole Hamels Phillies Franchise History - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)/Dawgbones (Wahoo!!) - [Well, this one is easy to figure out! Congrats, Dawgbones!]

Fred Lewis - Giants - Free Agent - [A bit of a weird card that features more of the Rockies player standing than of Lewis knee-sliding into base.]

Kevin Kouzmanoff - A's - Free Agent - [Really!? Wow, he's usually long gone by now. In case you didn't know, when he was a Tribe, he hit a grand slam during his first MLB at-bat. The Indians promptly got rid of him - we can't have that kind of success on the team ,you know.]

Trevor Crowe - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent - [Sweet! I will try to grab him up in the next draft!]

Reggie Jackson Vintage Legends - Yankees - Dayfs (Wahoo!!) - [I am guilty of having bought several Reggie bars in my childhood days.]

Chris Coghlan Lenticular - Marlins - Free Agent - [If you move your fingernail gently across the face, you can make your own record-scratching sounds. #wikiwikiwiki]

B J Upton Topps Attax - Rays - Dayfs (Wahoo!! x2) - [Congrats, Dayfs! Way to score two hits from this pack!]

Trevor Hoffman - Brewers - BackstopCards (Wahoo!!) - [Love the composition of this shot! The arm and logo lead the eye downward via the arm and the sweeping curve of the design. The nearly-opposing curve of the Brewers logo leads the eye to the glove and down to his name. Well done.]

Okay, one more and then I have to get the draft going!

2008 Opening Day:

Orlando Cabrera - Angels - Free Agent - [Nice set piece: he is reaching out with open glove to catch a ball headed toward him, photo taken looking straight at him.]

Rich Thompson - Angels - Free Agent - [Angels in the Circus, eh?]

Prince Fielder Flapper (?) - Brewers - TSHensons (Wahoo!!) - [I am very certain I have never seen these. This is a cool card than can be folded to reveal "another" card. Kinda. I didn't fold this because it isn't mine. I am kind of guessing at how it works.]

Justin Verlander - Tigers - Otakus (Wahoo!!) - [This may be a PAD Circus duplicate for you. I can't remember now.]

Kelly Johnson - Braves - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!) - [The gold foil printing on some of these looks a bit rough. Ouch.]

Hideki Okajima - Red Sox - Free Agent - [This one the old school "Topps Rookie" trophy in the upper corner. Cool nod to the past.]

Okay, folks, thanks for playing along!! I will have the draft results posted either late tonight (Saturday) or on Sunday. Time flies...

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