Monday, June 29, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - 92-95 - Pinch Hit Topps Packs

Day one of my pinch hitting week went well, let's stick with some Topps products today. Most of the packs I'm ripping this week came out of a box of wax packs that I had used on one of those 'Pack-a-day' blogs or were supposed to be ripped on one of those blogs or I ripped it and put it in a box and forgot about it. Let's start it off with a product I despise and all the cool kids love: Bowman Chrome. Specifically, the 2005 edition.

Danny Core First Year - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Roger Clemens - Astros - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!)
Mark Teixeira - Rangers - Bo Rosnys (Wahoo!!)

Two outta three ain't bad but three lousy cards isn't enough for a pack of baseball cards! A proper pack of cards has 15 cards and cost 35 cents! Ok, in 1981 it did. Well, I'm in charge now and it's 1981 week on the blog. We're opening packs until we hit 15 cards! Onward with some 2006 Bazooka!

Bartolo Colon Blue parallel - Angels - New Jersey Hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
Frank Thomas Bazooka Rewind Game Used Bat - White Sox - Play at the Plates (Wahoo!!)
Jimmy Rollins Comic - Phillies - Night Owls (Wahoo!!)
Tadahito Iguchi - White Sox - Joliet Convicts (Wahoo!!)
Joe Saunders - Angels - Free Agent
Preston Wilson - Nationals - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Lee - Brewers - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Michael Young - Rangers - Play at the Plates (Wahoo!!)

So close to a perfect pack! Although I'd guess Play At The Plates thinks this pack is pretty darn perfect. That's still only 11 cards, let's rip open a forgotten pack of 2008 Topps Co-Signers that fell behind the couch.

Matt Cain - Giants - RJBreezes (Wahoo!!)
Johan Santana - Mets - Northampton Therapists (Wahoo!!)
Jermaine Dye - White Sox - Free Agent
Alfonso Soriano - Cubs - Bo Rosnys (Wahoo!!)
Felipe Paulino Autograph #175/400 - Astros - Free Agent
Brian McCann - Braves - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!!)

Unclaimed autograph! Remember that one for the draft, kiddos. Topps has treated the Circus goers very well with a relic and an autograph card! Let's see if the good luck holds in a BONUS PACK:

how mysterious
Manny Ramirez - Red Sox - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Ichiro - Mariners - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Mickey Mantle - Yankees - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!!)

Perfect pack!!! There were bonus cards in Wal-Mart boxes of 2008 Topps featuring portraits by Dick Perez. I'm so happy today went so well, now if I get lazy and forget to post the rest of the week I won't feel too bad.

Ok, ok I won't be lazy. How about some Donruss tomorrow?

Up next: Zenilute Diamond Threads


  1. Play at the Plate was very happy with that round. Play at the Plate hates when people refer to themselves in the first person so he'll stop now.

  2. Jermaine Dye is a free agent!? Wow. Okay, YOU are ripping some great packs! You've pulled more mojo in two pinch hits than I have all season. Great work!

    1. I think? I didn't see Jermaine on the spreadsheet at least, but I'll let you confirm for sure.

  3. I remember buying a pack of Sportflics in 1990 and being pissed that there were only 3 cards inside. Felt like a rip-off. Don't remember how many were in a pack in previous years but it was more than 3.