Sunday, August 23, 2015

#PackADailyCircus Packs 177-183, #GintACuffs Packs 13-19

Howdy, folks! Hope you are having a great Sunday afternoon! Let's rip some more A&G. We are halfway through the first box and we've had two hits (Yadi bat card and Cespedes Rip Card). Let's see how things go today. Should I rip until I get a hit or rip the whole enchilada or just rip a few? I dunno. Let's see how far I get...

*Quick note: In Pack 09, I pulled an Indians player and had forgotten to add +1 for my favorite team (d'oh!). That has been fixed and points adjusted accordingly. Total=+73.6

Pack 13

Yadier Molina - Cardinals - Erin Rose (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2 (fpl), Total +75.6
Bryce Brentz - Red Sox - Pennsylvania BCs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +75.6
Chris Sale Strtng Pts - White Sox - SoxFan4Life (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2 (stp) +1 (fpl), Total +78.6
Tim Hudson Mini - Giants - Free Agent - GAC +0, Total +78.6
Hare Mini 10 Ann Issue Buyback - Portraits of Penultimacy - Free Agent - GAC +4; Total+82.6
Aroldis Chapman - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total 82.6
Jason Kipnis - Indians (Wahoo!!) - AR Tribecards (Wahoo!!) - GAC +1 (ft) +4 (fp); Total +87.6
Pack Total +14; GAC Total +87.6

Okay, the mini 2011 framed reissue buyback was a little hard for me to figure out, but I got there. I don't know if that counts as a box hit or not. I would think so, since it is framed, but then again, that is not the card type listed as the "One of 3 types..." So.. I dunno.

On the other hand, I pulled my GAC favorite player on my favorite team! Wahoo!! Congrats to each of us getting a card from this one!

Well, since I'm not sure if the buyback is a hit or not, we'll soldier on some more.

Pack 14

Andrelton Simmons - Braves - Cobb County Superchickens (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +87.6
Zack Cozart - Reds - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +87.6
Jacob DeGrom - Mets - RJBreeze (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +87.6
Todd Helton Hometown Heroes 10th Ann Issue - Rockies - KY Quarrys (Wahoo!!) - GAC +10 (ann); Total +97.6
Carlos Gomez Starting Points - Mets - gcrl (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2 (stp); Total +99.6
Vibrating Belt Machine Mini - Healthy Body - Free Agent - GAC +4 (hb); Total +103.6
Jason Heyward - Cardnals - Cobb County Superchickens (Wahoo!! x2) - GAC +0; Total +103.6
Andrew Cashner - Padres - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +103.6
Pack Total +16, GAC Total +103.6

Wow, what a great Helton card! Nice pull for the Quarrys there. The Superchickens managed to pull TWO cards for themselves! Wahoo!! That ended up being a very good GAC pack over all.

Pack 15

Lakey Peterson - Surfer - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +103.6
Yasiel Puig - Dodgers - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +103.6
Adrian Beltre - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2 (fpl); Total +105.6
Micah Johnson - White Sox - Joliet Convicts (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +105.6
Doug Fister Starting Points - Mariners - CaptKirk42s (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2(stp); Total +107.6
Abigail Fillmore Mini - First Ladies - Free Agent - GAC +2 (fl); Total +109.6
Jon Singleton - Astros - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +109.6
Manny Machado - Orioles - RJBreeze (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +109.6
Pack Total +6; GAC Total +109.6

Man, those First Ladies card sure are cool. I know, I said that before. Well, they are. My wife teaches History as part of her 2nd Grade curriculum so I showed it to her. She agreed they are pretty neat. Also pretty neat? How about a handful of folks getting some more cards for their respective stacks? Congrats, everyone!

Pack 16

Jake Arrieta - Cubs - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +109.6
Huston Street - Angels - Kentucky Quarrys (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +109.6
Jered Weaver - Angels - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +109.6
Torii Hunter - Twins - Jennings64 (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +109.6
Troll - Menagerie of the Mind - Free Agent - GAC +2(mom); Total +111.6
Joe Panik Mini Black Border - Giants - Free Agent - GAC +3(mbb); Total +114.6
Gabe Kapler - Sports Analyst - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +114.6
Mookie Betts - Red Sox - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +114.6
Pack Total +5; GAC Total +114.6

Congrats, managers! I'm not sure if I remember seeing Alecs All-Stars come up yet in this A&G box break, so that's always a plus to see folks grab a card that we don't see a lot of. I'm not sure if Thoughts and Sox has had one yet either. Well, in any case, I'm glad we could add some cards to everyone's stack that pulled a card here.

On the GAC side, we're still adding points to our total! I'll keep going (I probably just jinxed us).

Pack 17

Drew Hutchison - Blue Jays - Jennings64 (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +114.6
Sonny Gray - A's - RJBreeze (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +114.6
Jake Lamb - Diamondbacks - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +114.6
Djinn - Memagerie of the Mind - Free Agent - GAC +2(mom); Total +116.6
James B Duke Mini - Magnates, Barons, Tycoons - Free Agent - GAC +2(mbt), Total +118.6
Shane Victorino - Red Sox - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +118.6
Starling Marte - Pirates - Pennsylvania BCs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +118.6
Nori Aoki - Giants - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +118.6
Pack Total +4; GAC Total +118.6

Tack on another +4 to the GAC score and add a few more cards to some very familiar names in this break. You three are seriously raking it in here with this box in terms of adding cards to your collections. Great drafting!

Pack 18

Philae Probe - Comet Lander - Free Agent - GAC +1 (bonus); Total +119.6
Megan Kalmoe - Crew Rower - Free Agent - GAC +2(fpl); Total +121.6
Yordano Ventura - Royals - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +121.6
Matt Holliday - Cardinals - Maddings (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +121.6
Ivan Drago Mini - Boxer - Free Agent - GAC -1 (drago); Total +120.6
Cerberus - Menagerie of the Mind - Free Agent - GAC +2(mom); Total +122.6
Matt Cain - Giants - RJBreeze (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +122.6
Grant Miller - Codebreaker - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +122.6
Pack Total +4; GAC Total +122.6

When I opened the pack, I actually thought the Philae was a penalty before checking. When I saw it was a bonus, I was pretty excited... Next comes Kalmoe which I recognized from the Favorite Players list! And then Drago happened. Dang it. I hope that Cerberus eats Drago. Just saying...

Congratulations to the Maddings and RJBreeze for keeping this pack from being a bust in terms of PAD Circus!

Pack 19

Jimbo Fisher - College Football Coach - Free Agent - GAC -1 (fisher); Total +121.6
Jose Bautista - Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +121.6
Zach Britton - Orioles - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +121.6
Unicorn - Menagerie of the Mind - Free Agent - GAC +2(mom); Total +123.6
Marlon Byrd Mini Blk Brdr - Reds - Eastern VA Mutts (Wahoo!!) - GAC +3(mbb); Total +126.6
Fall of the Berlin Wall - Cold War Landmark - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +126.6
Chris Tillman - Orioles - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +126.6
Didi Gregorius - Yankees - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!) - GAC -1 (yankee); Total +125.6
Pack Total +3; GAC Total +125.6

UGH, as soon as I saw Fisher, I knew he was a penalty. Luckily, I pulled yet another Menagerie of the Mind card (I may have the whole set before we're through, yeesh) and that Byrd Black Border Mini sure helped, but then we get smacked with a Yankees card. Three steps forward, two steps back. I have a LONG way to go to get Top Three on the GAC leaderboard.

Okay, let's stop here. That's a whopping SEVEN packs in one post. haha, I didn't even realize it until just now! I was just rolling along... Next post, we'll wrap up the box!


  1. Dave my friend did i miss the draft post???? Just wondering thanks sir

  2. Dave my friend did i miss the draft post???? Just wondering thanks sir

    1. I haven't run the August 23 Draft yet. I'm a little behind.... as always, it seems these days! :-)

  3. OMG - I think that is the first time you have typed my team name, outside of the drafts, in a month. Maybe more.

    1. No kidding!! It has been a LONG time - or feels like it, that's for sure!

  4. That actually was my second A &G card. But the first one didn't count towards my collection cause Papelbon is a Phillie now. So Betts was an awesome pull.