Hello, everyone! Thanks for dropping by to see what we've got today in the world of the PAD Circus.
First up: Normally, we run pack opening through the end of the regular baseball season. This season, we have SO MANY packs, many donated by you players and readers, that I see the PAD Circus running through playoffs - heck maybe even to the World Series. Basically, I'm not going to quit busting packs until they are all busted. But, if it turns out we have a supply that lasts to the World Series, I will probably bust open everything in a "last draft effort" before the series.
Next up: I hope to have PAD 2014 ready to ship by the end of this coming weekend! I'll be on a sorting and packing binge during the week. Those of you that have taken part in last year's and this year's should also get some of this year's cards as well. I'm going all out, balls to the fence, this week to get this done. You've patiently waited far too long.
Finally: The OOTP game has been on hold for much longer than I wanted. The simple fact is that with the game's quirks (or operator error or whatever), things just got to be too much for me to clean up easily. So, after the actual MLB season, I am going to start a NEW game with the managers from 2015 that will run during the off season. You will have the players you drafted during the breaks and we will see who can take it all!
And, now, let's rip some wax:
First up, 1992 Donruss
Rod Carew Puzzle 49, 50, 51 - Twins - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Jerald Clark - Padres - Free Agent
Mario Diaz - Rangers - Free Agent
Bud Black - Giants - Free Agent
John Olerud - Blue Jays - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Terry Steinbach - A's - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!!)
Kent Mercker - Braves - Free Agent
Jeff E Gray - Red Sox - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!!)
George Bell - Cubs - Kazis (Wahoo!! x2)
Rob Dibble - Reds - Free Agent
Dave Winfield - Angels - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Robin Ventura - White Sox - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Casey Candaele - Astros - Arkansas Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Tommy Greene Highlights (no hitter vs expos) - Phillies - Free Agent
Joel Skinner - Indians (Wahoo!) - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Congrats to the Kazis for getting two players here today! Congratulations to the others of us who also add a card to our stacks. I have the black-and-white Carew puzzle from 1991 Studio in a frame on my wall. The version in this pack is the color version. Nice grab!
Our next pack is 2015 Panini Prizm:
Shin-Soo Choo - Rangers - Arkansas Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Anthony Ranaudo (Refractor, I believe) - Rangers - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Ichiro Passion - Yankees - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Miguel Cabrera Field Pass - Tigers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Dee Gordon - Marlins - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Freddie Freeman - Braves - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!!)
Wahoo!! A Perfect Pack, folks!! That is AWESOME stuff right there. Congratulations, everyone that pulled players from this pack. I'm excited to have pulled a Choo, though he is Texas garb. That actually works out because Play at the Plate and I are doing a little team swap: I am keeping his Indians and he will get my Rangers. It all works out! Wahoo!!