Thursday, July 31, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Let's Rip One, or Two

Good evening, everyone! As I mentioned in an earlier post, my family will be heading out for our "last hurrah before school starts" weekend. So, before we go, I am busting some wax in case I don't bust any while we are away. Look, it makes sense in my head, and you get cards, so enjoy the ride.

2014 Topps Stickers

Anthony Rizzo - Cubs - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Pirate Parrot Mascot - Pirates - BCs (Wahoo!!)
Reds Logo/Rangers Logo - Free Agent/Free Agent
Billy Marlin Mascot - Marlins - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Nick Castellanos - Tigers - RJBreezes (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Samardzija - Cubs - Chonks (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Ruiz - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!! x2)
Justin Smoak - Mariners - ProwlingCats (Wahoo!!)

Almost a Perfect Pack, but there's just one flub that ends it. Congrats to the managers with hit and Dawgbones with a couple!

Next: 2014 Heritage

Nate McLouth - Nationals - Free Agent
Terry Collins (Mgr) - Mets - Hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
Steve Cishek - Marlins - Jennings (Wahoo!!)
Austin Jackson - Tigers - Free Agent
Curtis Granderson Purple Refractor - Yankees - Hadsalls (Wahoo!! x2)
The Rolling Stones Flashbacks '65 - Free Agent
Chris Carter - Astros - Free Agent
Shin-Soo Choo - Rangers - TSHensons (Wahoo!!)
Matt Davidson/Chris Owings Rookie Stars - White Sox/Diamondbacks - Workmans (Wahoo!!)/Free Agent

Man, those purple cards a very cool! I still wish Topps had done an embossed set like they did in '65. Ah well. Congrats, managers! You ended up with some nice cards for your collections!

#packadailycircus - Manager Hits from Crackinwax

Hey, everyone! Here are pics of the manager hits from the Crackinwax prize box from the other day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Busting Open a Crapload of Stuff

#PackADailyCircus - A Crapload of Stuff

When I got home on Monday, there was a H-U-G-E box on my deck from Crackin Wax! My "crapload of stuff (his words, not mine)" had arrived!!

I decided to do a video break and that video (as I write this) is currently being finalized and will be uploaded to Youtube. Once it is done. I will post it on Tribecards for all to see. In the meantime, I am posting the list of cards I received in the box. These came by way of "Gold Wrapper" packs from Sports Card Album, some cards loaded in toploaders and cards busted from a blaster of 2014 A&G. These are not in the same order as the video nor are they in any particular order.

Seriously, some of you are going to flip out. You've been warned.

2014 Topps Heritage Chrome Refractor Buster Posey 165/565 - Giants - Arpsmiths (Wahoo!!)
Alex Wood 2014 Gypsy Queen Auto - Braves - Free Agent
Alex Cobb 2014 Gypsy Queen Game-Used Relic - Rays - Dayfs (Wahoo!!)
Mike Trout 2014 Topps Tribute 30/50 - Angels - ProwlingCats (Wahoo!!)
Jim Rice 2014 Topps Tribute Red Autograph 35/45 - Red Sox - FDNYs (Wahoo!!)
A&G Crack the Code Question Mark
Crackin Wax Topher Auto'd card (Not available, I'm keeping that one)
Brad Ziegler 2014 Gypsy Queen with Autograph - Diamondbacks - Free Agent
Brad Ziegler 2014 Bowman with Autograph - Diamondbacks - Free Agent
Kyle Waldrop Auto - Reds - Free Agent
Jacob Nix Auto/Game-Used - Free Agent
Beau Taylor Auto - A's - Free Agent

Allen and Ginter Blaster:
Yasiel Puig - dodgers - Trhdds (Wahoo!!)
Tom Glavine - Braves - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!)
Alex Gordon - Royals - JoshDs (Wahoo!!)
George Kell - Tigers - Free Agent
Fred McGriff - Braves - BackstopCards (Wahoo!!)
Erin Brady (The Personalities) - Miss USA - Free Agent*
Rickey Henderson Pastime's Pastimes - A's - Workmans (Wahoo!!)
Jim Palmer - Orioles - CaptainKirk42s (Wahoo!!)
Frank Robinson - Reds - CaptainKirk42s (Wahoo!! back-to-Back!)
Andrelton Simmons - Braves - Dayfs (Wahoo!!)
Don Sutton Mini - Dodgers - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!)
F-96 Sabre (Air Supremacy) - Free Agent*
Barbed Wire (The Newsworthy) - Free Agent*
Gio Gonzalez - Nationals - Chonks (Wahoo!!)
Jered Weaver - Angels - GoBlues (Wahoo!!)
Roger Clemens - Red Sox - ThoughtsAndSox (Wahoo!!)
Aroldis Chapman Game-Used Relic - Reds - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!)
Edward "Blackbeard" Teach (Outlaws, villains, and all-around ne-er do wells) - Free Agent*
Tom Glavine Pastime's Pastimes - Braves - CaptainCanucks (Wahoo!!)
Matt Moore - Rays - Workmans (Wahoo!!)
Chris Carpenter - Cardinals - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Laura Phelps Sweatt (The World's Athletes) - Powerlifter - Free Agent*
Memphitis Memphitis (Urban Fauna) - Skunk - Free Agent*
Wrigley Field (Fields of Yore) - Free Agent*
Cliff Lee - Phillies - Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Freedie Freeman - Braves - CaptainCanuck (Wahoo!!)
Glen Waggoner (The Personalities) - Rotisserie Baseball Co-Creator -  Free Agent*
Bartolo Colon Black Border Design Mini - Mets - Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Mark McGwire Pastime's Pastimes - Cardinals - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Matt Holliday - Cardinals - Erins (Wahoo!!)
Cole Hamels - Philles - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Xander Bogaerts - Red Sox - BCs (Wahoo!!)
Carlton Fisk - Red Sox - ThoughtsAndSox (Wahoo!!)
Don Mattingly Mini - Yankees - EG9460s (Wahoo!!)
Shilin Stone Forest (Natural Wonder) - Free Agent*
Ken Griffey Jr - Mariners - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!)
Willie Mays - Giants - StealingHomes (Wahoo!!)
Ernie Banks - Cubs - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Fergie Jenkins - Cubs - PTownToms (Wahoo!!)
Jayson Werth Mini - Nationals - Chonks (Wahoo!!)
F-16 Fighting Falcon (Air Supremacy) - Free Agent*
Tim Raines - Expos - Thorzuls (Wahoo!!)
Gary Sheffield Mini - Marlins - Chonks (Wahoo!!)
Jimi Hendrix, George Handel - Hendrix and Handel Were Neighbors (Coincidence) - Free Agent(s)*
Sandy Koufax Pastime's Pastimes - Dodgers - StealingHomes (Wahoo!!)
Whitey Ford - Yankees - Free Agent
Avisail Garcia - White Sox - Free Agent

*I have yet to decide if certain cards will be drafted by their "group" (Ex: The Personalities) or by the individual card. Knowing me, it will be the latter, but I have to think on that a bit. We do have precedent in that Kate Hudson, logo cards, and team cards were/are all drafted individually. I dunno.

Congratulations, managers!! There were some incredible cards in this prize package! A H-U-G-E thanks to Topher and CrackinWax for the prize, but mostly for helping raise money for charity through the hobby!! Everything listed above just a small portion of the massive box sent to me. As mentioned above, I will post the video break of the prize box as soon as I can. This was a lot of fun!!

Scans of all manager hits will be posted later. In the meantime, here's a little something to whet your appetite!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Bazooka Bazinga?

Good evening, everyone (or morning or whatever time of day it happens to be when you read this)!

Tonight, I have a pack of 2006 Bazooka. Let's see what is inside:

Ben Sheets Blue border - Brewers - Thorzuls (Wahoo!!)
David Eckstein Gold - Cardinals - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Trevor Hoffman Comic Strip - Padres - BackstopCards (Wahoo!!)
Jim Edmonds Stamp - Cardinals - Maddings (Wahoo!!)
Joe Crede - White Sox - JediJeffs (Wahoo!!)
J D Drew - Dodgers - Maddings (Wahoo!! x2)
Brian S Giles - Padres - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!)
Placido Polanco - Tigers - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

Wahoo!! A Perfect Pack! Congratulations, everyone! That was a lot of fun to open as the anticipation kept building. These will make nice additions to your respective collections.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #ootp15 - Custom Fat Pack Yields HOFers

Hey, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Saturday! My daughter had a belated birthday sleepover with six of her friends, so I spent most of the night in my home office. From the sounds of things, they had a great time.

This morning, I updated the Managers/Players list - FINALLY! We had a lot of players not in the OOTP system, so I had to create them (especially team cards, mascots, etc). I can't imagine what Allen & Ginter is going to do to our game! Haha!

Here is the updated list:

I need to go through the "Trading Block" page and see what updates should be made there.

I had planned to send out the first half of the season's cards by now, but that hasn't happened. And, yes, I still have cards from LAST season's break to send out as well. I may have to take a day off from work to get those done.

Oh, i will be sending out this week's draft later tonight as well - WOW, another HUGE pile!

Well, since the list is updated and it is Saturday, I say we bust a Fat Pack!

This is a piece of copy paper with "1985 Fleer Fat Pack" written on it. It was sent to us from one of our managers, and I apologize for not remembering who sent it! UGH!

Dave Bergman - Tigers - Free Agent
Tom Brookens - Tigers - Free Agent
Willie Hernandez - Tigers - Free Agent
Jack Morris - Tigers - Free Agent
Kurt Bevacqua - Padres - Free Agent
Tony Gwynn Sr - Padres - BackstopCards (Wahoo!!)
Luis Salazar - Padres - Free Agent
Ed Whitson - Padres - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Alan Wiggins - Padres - Free Agent
Larry Bowa - Cubs - Free Agent
Bob Dernier - Cubs - PTownToms (Wahoo!!)
Leon Durham - Cubs - Free Agent
Gary Matthews - Cubs - Free Agent
Rick Ruthven - Cubs - Free Agent
Doug Sisk - Mets - Free Agent
Jesse Barfield - Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Buck Martinez - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Dave Stieb - Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!! x2)
Don Mattingly - Yankees - EG9460s (Wahoo!!)
Steve Crawford - Red Sox - Free Agent
Rick Dempsey - Orioles - Free Agent
Mike Flanagan - Orioles - Free Agent
Wayne Gross - Orioles - Free Agent
Bill Swaggerty - Orioles - Superduperman99s (Wahoo!!)
Bud Black - Royals - BackstopCards (Wahoo!! x2)
Mark Gubicza - Royals - JoshDs (Wahoo!!)
Danny Jackson - Royals - Free Agent
Dave Von Ohlen - Cardinals - Free Agent
Gary Gaetti - Twins - Chonks (Wahoo!!)
Reggie Jackson - Angels - Dayfs (Wahoo!!)
Curt Kaufman - Angels - Free Agent
Len Barker - Braves - GoBlues (Wahoo!!)
Bob Horner - Braves - Free Agent
Donnie Moore - Braves - Free Agent
Jerry Mumphrey - Astros - Free Agent
Tom Niedenfuer - Dodgers - Free Agent
Carney Lansford - A's - ScottCrawfordOnCards (Wahoo!!)
Luis Aponte - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free Agent
Johnny Ray - Pirates - Free Agent
Rod Scurry - Pirates - Free Agent
Phil Bradley - Mariners - Free Agent
Bob Kearney - Mariners - Free Agent
Eric Davis - Reds - ScottCrawfordOnCards (Wahoo!! x2)
Pete M O'Brien - Rangers - PlayAtThePlates (Wahoo!!)
Wayne Tolleson - Rangers - Free Agent
Jaime Cocanower - Brewers - Free Agent
Jeff Leonard - Giants - Free Agent
Al Holland Special Super Star - Phillies - Free Agent
Bill Hatcher/Shawon Dunston ML Prospects - Cubs - Free Agent/Jafronius (Wahoo!!)

For the record, these were revealed in the order they appeared in the "Fat Pack." They were organized by team, which I though was a cool way to do that! Can you believe we had Gwynn and Jackson in there!? That is freaking awesome!! This was a great trip back in time for me. Thanks again to the manager that sent it to us to open. Congratulations to all the managers who got hits, especially those pulling multiple hits from here. The free agents *WILL* appear in this week's draft! Get you copy/paste fingers ready, folks.

Friday, July 25, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Into the Upper Deck

Good morning, folks! Before I head off to a workshop today, I thought I would break open a pack of cards for the Circus. How about 1990 Upper Deck:

Jeff King - Pirates - Free Agent
Rob Dibble - Reds - Free Agent
Curt Young - A's - Free Agent
Julio Machado - Mets - Free Agent
Bill Buckner - Royals - Free Agent
Andres Thomas - Braves - Free Agent
Mike Heath - Tigers - Free Agent
John Cangelosi - Pirates - Free Agent
Texas Rangers Logo Sticker - Rangers - Free Agent
Walt Terrell - Yankees - Free Agent
Jose Gonzalez - Dodgers - Dayfs (Wahoo!! Whew! I was getting worried!)
Alvaro Espinoza - Yankees - Free Agent
Candy Maldonado - Giants - Arpsmiths (Wahoo!!)
Jesse Barfield - Yankees - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Juan Agosto - Astros - Maddings (Wahoo!!)
Bryn Smith - Expos - Free Agent

I was actually afraid we were going to have a hitless pack. I don't even know if I have a name for that. Luckily, the Dayfs broke the hitless streak and then the Arpsmiths, Kazis, and Maddings came through in the clutch to keep us rolling. The rest of us? Well, we just whiffed this pack. Stings a little.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Packs and wax from BCs!

I had a surprise waiting for me when I got home: a box from BCs. Inside the box is a fat pack of 2012 Topps Series Two and a regular pack of 2012 Topps Series One. In addition, he sent a stack of "redemption" cards! The note reads, "Tribecards Redemption Pack for all that you've given away." That is so cool! Thank you so much!!

Here is a look at the Indians cards I received:

Check out the logo stickers and other cards on top. That is a great representation of various years, makes, and models. The second picture has lots of goodies in there! I am anxious to see how many of these will be new additions to my collection!

THANK YOU so much for the packs and the cards!! This was a great treat to come home to.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - #ootp15 season update and crackin a pack

Hey, everyone! I ran the OOTP15 game through July 23, so you can check out the latest stats, box scores, etc:

For those too anxious to poke around the site, here are the current standings: NOTE: Teams do *NOT* have players drafted in the 07/17/2014 draft. I have not added those to the game yet, but will be before the next simulation!

Dominic FDNYs6339.618-65-37-236-1527-244-313-856W36-4
California JoshDs5844.569557-45123-2535-195-416-14W26-4
California Arpsmiths5844.569555-47328-2630-181-412-10W46-4
Arkansas Tribecards5745.559653-49432-1925-267-813-9L26-4
California StealingHomes5448.529952-50226-2528-235-114-16L24-6
New York Night Owls4755.4611648-54-123-2824-275-99-13L15-5
Missouri Wilsons6735.657-69-33-233-2134-147-517-1652W17-3
Oregon Maddings5844.569956-46229-2229-225-319-7L15-5
Indiana MySportsObsessions5547.5391248-54730-2425-2312-217-8L14-6
Ohio GoBlues3765.3633042-60-521-3016-351-712-23L24-6
Washington DiamondKings2775.2654029-73-213-3814-373-109-14L43-7
Pennsylvania NachosGrandes6537.637-68-34-331-2034-179-510-1057L34-6
Illinois Superduperman996141.598464-38-328-2033-217-717-14W24-6
Texas PlayAtThePlates5646.549961-41-529-2227-244-610-14L17-3
New Jersey ScottCrawfordOnCards5052.4901556-46-624-2426-287-514-18W13-7
Utah Trhdds4953.4801652-50-321-2728-264-86-11W17-3
Illinois JediJeffs4062.3922538-64221-3019-323-615-17W25-5
Alberta CaptainCanucks6240.608-64-38-234-2028-206-114-848W27-3
Oregon ProwlingCats4953.4801342-60723-3126-226-216-9L54-6
Idaho Chonks4260.4122046-56-422-2620-342-311-18W45-5
Michigan PatWs4161.4022143-59-219-3222-291-511-15W14-6
Oregon Erins2676.2553627-75-111-4015-361-18-11L24-6
Virginia Dawgbones6636.647-70-32-434-1432-222-217-950W16-4
Texas RJBreezes5547.5391160-42-531-2024-274-212-17L16-4
Illinois PTownToms4359.4222346-56-325-2618-331-39-18L14-6
Iowa Pedersejs3963.3822737-65218-3321-303-27-14W12-8
Illinois Jafronius3765.3632937-65020-3417-312-28-15W14-6
Ohio TSHensons2181.2064519-83212-429-390-25-11L170-10
New Jersey Hadsalls8022.784-72-30842-938-133-128-550W17-3
Minnesota GCRLs6933.6761171-31-234-1735-169-215-7W28-2
Wisconsin Thorzuls6834.6671272-30-435-1333-212-416-13L43-7
Arizona ThoughtsAndSox5646.5492459-43-335-1621-304-911-17W14-6
Illinois EG9460s2973.2845127-75215-3314-401-213-7L42-8
Ontario Kazis7032.686-75-27-541-1329-196-220-1445L26-4
Kentucky Quarrys5448.5291656-46-230-2124-274-714-17W38-2
Pennsylvania BCs5448.5291661-41-730-2124-276-514-20W48-2
Ontario Jennings4161.4022933-69824-2717-345-217-13W35-5
Arkansas PatrickSmiths2181.2064926-76-511-4310-382-39-17L22-8
Florida Workmans7230.706-70-32240-1132-199-317-960L18-2
New York BoRosnys7131.696178-24-738-1633-154-313-12W59-1
Texas BackstopCards4854.4712450-52-220-3128-231-59-9W24-6
Tokyo Otakus4854.4712452-50-423-2825-264-710-18L17-3
Georgia Dayfs4755.4612544-58322-2625-296-516-12L15-5
Maryland CaptainKirk42s3369.3243929-73415-3318-361-69-15L62-8

As you can see, the Workmans and BoRosnys are the only two teams really fighting for first place in their division. In others, well, it seems to be pretty one-sided. Those of us not in first place have a long road ahead and a very short time to get there.

Let's open a pack of cards and see if that helps out.

2014 Topps Series One

Ian Desmond - Nationals - Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Miguel Montero - Diamondbacks - BoRosnys (Wahoo!!)
Juan Lagares - Mets - Free Agent
Rickey Henderson Mini Die Cut - A's - Workmans (Wahoo!!)
Yasiel Puig Future is Now - Dodgers - Trhdds (Wahoo!!)
Jonathan Schoop - Orioles - Workmans (Wahoo!! x2)
Emilio Bonifacio - Royals - FDNYs (Wahoo!!)
Xander Bogaerts - Red Sox - BCs (Wahoo!!)
Will Middlebrooks Future Stars - Red Sox - FDNYs (Wahoo!! x2)
Clayton Richard - Padres - Free Agent

Hey, Desmond turns out to be lucky for me! Even more luck goes to the Workmans and FDNYs for scoring two hits each in this pack. The real hit is the Henderson die cut. Man, that is one very cool card! Congrats to all the managers who added cards to their collections here today.