Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Packs 241-247 - Mojo for Great White North

Hey there folks! Yesterday, we only had a few free agents from the A&G Hobby box. Let's see if we can grab some more here tonight. As before, I will scan the free agents:

Philae Probe - Comet Lander - Northampton Therapists (Wahoo!!)
Malcolm Gladwell - Author - Free Agent
Erick Aybar Mini - Angels - Free Agent
Fingerprints - Great Scott - free agent
Brian McCann Relic Card - Yankees - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!!)

Justin Morneau - Rockies - Kentucky Quarrys (Wahoo!!)
Rusney Castillo - Red Sox - Jennings64 (Wahoo!!)
Chase Headley - Yankees - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Matt Barnes - Red Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Gus Malzahn - College Football Coach - Free Agent
centaur - menagerie of the mind - free agent
zack greinke mini black border - dodgers - ventura county royals (Wahoo!!)
mark melancon - pirates - thoughts and sox (wahoo!!)
yasmany tomas - diamondbacks - dominic fdny (wahoo!! x2)
kolten wong - cardinals - superdupermen (wahoo!!)

kyle lohse - brewers - rjbreeze (wahoo!!)
adeiny hechavarria - marlins - jennings64 (wahoo!! x2)
adrian beltre starting point - dodgers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
margaret taylor - first wives - free agent
nominga buyback framed mini - 10th anniversary monsters of mesozoic - free agent
chris coghlan - cubs - pedersejs (wahoo!!)
andrew cashner - padres - backstop cards (wahoo!! x2)
megan kalmoe - rower - joliet convicts (wahoo!!)
bernie williams - musician - bo rosny (wahoo!! x2)
incredibeard - beard artist - free agent
jon lester - cubs - thoughts and sox (wahoo!! x2)
paul golschmidt starting points - diamondbacks - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
eric hosmer mini AG back - royals - ventura county royals (wahoo!! x2)
apollo creed - boxer - illinois jafronius (wahoo!!)
kelia moniz - surfer - dominic fdny (wahoo!! x3)
brian mccann - yankees - captain canucks (wahoo!! x2)
chris davis - orioles - pedersejs (wahoo!! x2)
adam eaton buyback - orioles - soxfan4life (wahoo!!)
carlos gomez mini - brewers - gcrl (wahoo!!)
jose altuve starting points - astros - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!!)
ian desmond - nationals - free agent
ryan zimmerman - nationals - captkirk42s (wahoo!!)
ichiro suzuki - marlins - illinois jafronius (wahoo!! x2)
starlin castro - cubs - pedersejs (wahoo!! x3)
marcus semien - a's - free agent
chris sale - white sox - soxfan4life (wahoo!! x2)

addison reed mini - diamondbacks - free agent
flanged mace - ancient armory - free agent
denard span - nationals - thorzul (wahoo!!)
ivan drago - boxer - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
hisashi iwakuma - mariners - dominic fdny (wahoo!! x4)
hanley ramirez - red sox - night owls (wahoo!!)
juan lagares - mets - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!! x2)
brandon finnegan - royals - free agent
yimi garcia - dodgers - gcrl (wahoo!! x2)
mail via parachute - what would be - free agent
jd martinez mini black border - tigers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!! x2)
dallas keuchel - astros - free agent
grant miller - codebreaker - dominic fdny (wahoo!! x5)

Congratulations, managers! Dominic FDNY walked away with FIVE cards there! Several of you took home multiple cards out of these seven packs. Captain Canuck runs away with a McCann relic card to boot!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Packs 237-240 - More A&G Hobby Packs, No Mojo

Hello, everyone! Managers, check your email for the latest draft. We still LOTS of packs to break, so we will have the drafts run until we run out. Everyone will get a "No Skunk" chance before this is all said and done. Tonight, I have 4 packs of A&G Hobby I will share with you:

doug fister - nationals - captkirks42s (wahoo!!)
johnny cueto - reds - nachos grande (wahoo!!)
miguel cabrera - tigers - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
clay buchholz starting point - red sox - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
henry every - hoist every flag mini - free agent

masahiro tanaka - yankees - saitama sushi (wahoo!!)
michael taylor - nationals - captkirk42s (wahoo!! x2)
kendall graveman - a's - superdupermen (wahoo!!)
ginter code card - jennings64 (wahoo!!)
melky cabrera - white sox - joliet convicts (wahoo!!)
marcell ozuna - marlins - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!!)
marlon byrd - reds - eastern virginia mutts (wahoo!!)
dellin betances mini - yankees - bo rosny (wahoo!!)
buster posey starting point - giants - arpsmith (wahoo!!)
nick tropeano - angels - free agent

travis d'arnaud - mets - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!! x2)
billy hamilton - reds - nachos grande (wahoo!! x2)
clay buchholz - red sox - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!! x2)
sonny gray - a's - rjbreeze (wahoo!!)
andrew mccutchen - pirates - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!! x3)
joe gatto - comedian - nachos grande (wahoo!! x3)
jacob degrom starting point - a's - rjbreeze (wahoo!! x2)
jayson werth mini AG back - nationals - captkirks42s (wahoo!! x3)
val kilmer - actor - free agent

grant balfour - rays - bo rosny (wahoo!! x2)
andrelton simmons - braves - cobb county superchickens (wahoo!!)
daniel murphy - mets - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!! x3)
craig kimbrel - braves - captain canucks (wahoo!!)
curtis granderson - mets - new jersey hadsalls (wahoo!! x4)
four classical elements - what was believed - free agent

justin verlander mini - tigers - saitama sushi (wahoo!! x2)
mitch moreland - rangers - play at the plate (wahoo!!)
jonathan papelbon - phillies - thoughts and sox (wahoo!!)

Wow! We did not get many free agents out of these packs. Congratulations to everyone who got cards from here, especially those who pulled 3 and 4 cards! I'm doing something different and scanning in the free agents only. Why not?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Packs 231-236 - I Just Distappeared

Wow, I did not realize it has been since the 22nd since I've posted on here, let alone posted a pack break. Well, we're about to fix that. I'm posting several packs from my 2nd Allen and Ginter Hobby Box. I am not dividing these up by pack. Instead, I'm listing them all with scan interspersed throughout. Enjoy! PS - I will probably be typing in all lower-case for most of this.

Troy Tulowitzki Box Loader - Rockies - Kentucky Quarrys (Wahoo!!)
mike zunio - mariners - free agent
mike mills - musician - free agent
robb wolf - nutritionist - free agent
alchemy - once believed - free agent
rick portcello mini - red sox - free agent
mike napoli - red sox - dominic fdny (Wahoo!!)
nori aoki - giants - saitama sushi (Wahoo!!)
wilmer flores - mets - new jersey hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
jon jay - cardinals - superdupermen (Wahoo!!)
adam eaton - white sox - soxfan4life (wahoo!!)
buster olney - sports reporter - free agent
zach lowe - sports writer - free agent
buster olney mini - sports reporter - free agent
shuriken - ancient armory - free agent
hunter strickland - giants - free agent
corey kluber - indians (Wahoo!) - play at the plate (Wahoo!!)
matt adams - cardinals - wilsons (Wahoo!!)
dee gordon - marlins - pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
jonathan schoop - orioles - rjbreeze (Wahoo!!)
evan longoria - rays - tshensons (wahoo!!)
x-ray diffration - great scott - free agent
carlos gonzalez mini ag back - rockies - kentucky quarrys (wahoo!!)
mookie betts - red sox - thoughts and sox (wahoo!!)
cc sabathia - yankees - bo rosny (Wahoo!!)
max scherzer - nationals - idaho astros (wahoo!!)
casey mcgehee - giants - idaho astros (wahoo!! back-to-back!)
appomattox court house - civil war surrender site - free agent
ian desmond starting point - nationals - free agent
jeff mauro mini ag - tv host - eastern virginia mutts (wahoo!!)
chris carter - astros - new jersey hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
jason kipnis - indians (wahoo!) - arkansas tribecards (Wahoo!!)
starling marte - pirates - pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
neftali feliz mini - rangers - free agent
felix hernandez - mariners - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
jung ho kang - pirates - Pennsylvania bcs (wahoo!!)
paul goldschmidt - diamondbacks - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!!)
jose abreu starting point - white sox - jacksonville jobu (wahoo!! back-to-back!)
michael brantley - indians (Wahoo!) - tshensons (Wahoo!!)
edwin escobar - red sox - illinois jafronius (Wahoo!!)
andrew heaney - angels - jennings64 (Wahoo!!)
huston street - angels - kentucky quarrys (Wahoo!!)
matt kemp - padres - night owls (Wahoo!!)
carl crawford - dodgers - illinois jafronius (Wahoo!!)
tsuyoshi wada 2012 buyback - orioles - free agent
cliff lee starting points - indians (Wahoo!) - tribecards (Wahoo!!)
chris carter mini - astros - new jersey hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
neftali feliz - rangers - free agent
manny machado - orioles - rjbreeze (wahoo!!)

That's about 1/4 of the way into the Hobby Box. I'll keep posting more of those in the next coming days. Drafts will follow - once again, I am behind on those.

And, while we're talking about being behind, I have not yet put together everyone's mail-outs from previous seasons. Those are forthcoming, I give up on saying when anymore.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Pack 230 - The Balking Dead Rise from the Dead!

Hello, everyone!
  Welp, I finally got the recent draft done. Turned out to be only ONE draft instead of the two I had hoped. But, things will work out before all is said and done, so no worries there.  In the meantime, The Balking Dead *FINALLY* manage to grab a free agent. Oh, no, I'm sorry, they grabbed THREE free agents this time! I, on the other hand, was shut out - as were several others. Dang it.

This week's No Skunks were Stealing Home and Nachos Grande. Stealing Home did not submit an entry, so that bumped Grande to the top. Here is what things looked like before we drafted:

And this is what it sounds like when doves cry... er, I mean, this is what the results looked like after running the draft:

Congrats, managers! The full list has been updated. So, now I can whip out another draft.

Quick program note: I mentioned some time ago that I bought *TWO* Hobby boxes of Allen and Ginter that were going to be used for Gint-A-Cuffs. I opened the other box and quickly went through the cards and believe it would have done worse than my first box, so I did not submit/post that one. Instead, I will post the entire Hobby Box as a regular break here and let the cards fall as they may.

Now, let's open a pack for tonight! How about 2015 Gypsy Queen:

Corey Kluber - Indians (Wahoo!) - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Albert Pujols - Angels - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Tom Glavine - Braves - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!!)
Dan Haren - Marlins - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!!)
Lou Brock Mini Blue (072/199) - Cardinals - Wilsons (Wahoo!! x2)
Adrian Beltre - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x2)

Wahoo!! We've knocked yet another Perfect Pack! And, we managed to get two managers to get 2 hits! Heck, we nearly had a mirror image thing going there. Congrats, everyone!

Monday, September 21, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Packs 228-229 - Back-to-Back Back-to-Backs!!

Good evening, everyone! I will post the draft results on Tuesday for the latest draft and get the next one(s) fired up. Until then, enjoy a couple of packs!

2015 Prizm:

Yadier Molina - Cardinals - Erin Rose (Wahoo!!)
Robinson Cano - Mariners - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Jackie Bradley Jr Passion - Red Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
David Ortiz Fireworks - Red Sox - Dominc FDNY (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Ben Zobrist - A's - Cobb County Superchickens (Wahoo!!)
Chris Davis - Orioles - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)

Wahoo!! A Panini Prizm Perfect Pack! And how about that alliteration!? That is what I'm talking about! Congrats to FDNY for going back-to-back as well. What a cool pack of cards!

2015 Series One 5-card pack:

Edwin Escobar - Red Sox - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Chris Carter - Astros - New Jersey Hadsalls (Wahoo!!)
Bartolo Colon - Mets - New Jersey Hadsalls (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Dioner Navarro - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Tony Cingrani - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)

Oh, man! So close to another Perfect Pack. Well, we may have missed that, but the Hadsalls certainly didn't miss! How about another back-to-back pack!? That is fantastic! Congratulations to Hadsalls and to everyone else pulling cards here tonight!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Packs 224-227 - Packs from Enamel Rods!

The other day, I had a package in the mail from Todd (Enamel Rods)! Inside were 8 packs of 2015 Series One and a stack of Indians cards! Let's rip a couple of these open plus some other stuff and see what kind of cardboard goodness we can come up with!

2015 Series One:
Everth Cabrera - Padres - Jennings64 (Wahoo!!)
Dilson Herrera - Mets - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Devin Mesoraco - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Wilson Ramos - Nationals - Free Agent
Lonnie Chisenhall - Indians (Wahoo!) - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)

Almost a Perfect Pack there, folks! Congrats to everyone who scored a player for their pile of cards!

How about another of those:
Manny Parra - Reds - Free Agent
Coco Crisp - A's - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!!)
Derek Jeter - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Justin Upton - Braves - Free Agent
Zach Duke - Brewers - Free Agent

Hmm, Justin Upton and Zach Duke are free agents? I searched back and did not find where they had been drafted yet. Welp, I guess they will be up-for-grabs in the next draft!

1995 Classic 4-Sport

Michael Waltrip - Driver - Free Agent
Chris Van Dyk - Hockey - Free Agent
Zack Crockett - Football - Free Agent
Shaquille O'Neal - Basketball - Free Agent
Tyrone Wheatley Die Cut - Football - Free Agent
Jermaine Dye - Braves - SoxFan4Life (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Garnett - Basketball - Free Agent
Tyrone Wheatley Alma Mater - Michigan - Free Agent
Kerry Collins - Football - Free Agent
Dale Earnhardt - Driver - Free Agent

Thank goodness for SoxFan4Life! We managed to avoid a shutout. We've got a slew of folks up for the next draft from here, though!

1994 Classic 4-Sport - Sprint/Shaq-Fu

Ethan Moreau - Hockey - Free Agent
Maxim Bets - Hockey - Free Agent
Aurok - Shaq-Fu - Free Agent
Radek Bonk Gold - Hockey - Free Agent
Jamir Miller - Football - Free Agent
Antonio Langham - Football - Free Agent
Sam Adams - Football - Free Agent
Bryant Young - Football - Free Agent
Paul Wilson - Mets - Free Agent
Byron Morris - Football - Free Agent

Well, dang. We have a shutout, folks. That is not good for the managers, but is great news for the next draft. I don't think I recognized any of those names. Bummer.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

#PackADailyCircus Packs 211-223 - Beefing up the draft

Hello, everyone!
  I am way behind on our weekly drafts, so in an effort to create a second draft for managers this week, I need to rip some wax. So, in this one post, I hope to make a serious dent in that regard. The flip side? Well, some of you could end up with lots of cards in your respective collections after this!

I have 13 packs of 1995 UD SP. I am ripping them all in one fell swoop. Here we go!
(Note: Some of these are the "bafoil" versions!)

Tony Clark Die Cut - Tigers - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Lou Whitaker - Tigers - Pennsylvania BCs (Wahoo!!)
Harold Baines - Orioles - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!!)
Derek Jeter - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Chipper Jones - Braves - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!!)
Derek Bell - Astros - Free Agent
Cecil Fielder - Tigers - Free Agent
Denny Neagle - Pirates - Free Agent
Mike Schmidt Salute Die Cut - Phillies - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!!)
Chad Curtis - Tigers - Free Agent
Robin Ventura - White Sox - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Benji Gil - Rangers - Free Agent
Tom Glavine - Braves - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!! x2)
Tony Tarasco - Expos - Free Agent
Ivan Rodriguez - Rangers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)

Dave Clark - Pirates - CaptKirk42s (Wahoo!!)
Freddy Garcia Die Cut - Pirates - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!! x2)
Kevin Tapani - Twins - Free Agent
Mo Vaughn - Red Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!! x2)
Dean Palmer - Rangers - Free Agent
Terry Pendleton - Marlins - Cobb County Superchickens (Wahoo!!)
Phil Nevin - Astros - Free Agent
Terry Pendleton - Marlins - Cobb County Superchickens (Wahoo!! x2)
Scott Cooper - Cardinals - Free Agent
Tony Clark Die Cut - Tigers - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!! x3)
Chuck Knoblauch - Twins - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!!)
Mark Langston - Angels - Free Agent
Derek Jeter - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x2)
Barry Larkin - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)

Jeff Kent - Mets - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
CJ Nitowski Die Cut - Reds - Free Agent
Tony Gwynn Sr - Padres - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!!)
Dave Winfield Die Cut Checklist - Indians (Wahoo!) - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x2)
Cecil Fielder - Tigers - Free Agent
Mike Macfarlane - Red Sox - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Jay Buhner - Mariners - RJBreeze (Wahoo!!)
David Justice - Braves - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!! x2)
Bobby Bonilla - Mets - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Tom Glavine - Braves - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!! x3)
Eddie Williams - Padres - Free Agent
Quilvio Veras Die Cut - Marlins - Free Agent
Rich Becker - Twins - Free Agent
Chris Hoiles - Orioles - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!! x2)

Pat Hentgen - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Bill Swift - Rockies - Free Agent
Brian L Hunter - Astros - Free Agent
Jose Valentin - Brewers - Free Agent
Brian Jordan - Cardinals - Free Agent
Edgardo Alfonzo Die Cut - Mets - Free Agent
Kirby Puckett - Twins - Pennsylvania BCs (Wahoo!! x2)
Chuck Finley - Angels - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!!)
Paul Molitor - Blue Jays - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!! x2)
Dante Bichette - Rockies - Kentucky Quarrys (Wahoo!!)
Raul Mondesi Platinum Power Die Cut - Dodgers - Cobb County Superchickens (Wahoo!! x3)
Kenny Rogers - Rangers - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!! x3)
Curt Schilling - Phillies - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!! x2)
Marty Cordova Die Cut - Twins - Free Agent
Kevin Appier - Royals - JBreeze (Wahoo!! x2)
Roger Clemens - Red Sox - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!)

Tino Martinez - Mariners - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)
Deion Sanders - Reds - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x3)
Roger Cedeno - Dodgers - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!! x3)
Reggie Sanders - Reds - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!! x2)
Tom Henke - Cardinals - Kazis (Wahoo!!)
Cal Ripken Jr Salute Die Cut - Orioles - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)
Ricky Bones - Brewers - Free Agent
JT Snow - Angels - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x3)
Mickey Tettleton - rangers - Free Agent
Jaime Navarro - Cubs - Free Agent
Jeff Fassero - Expos - Free Agent
Rico Brogna - Mets - Free Agent
Carlos Garcia - Pirates - Free Agent
Dustin Hermanson Die Cut - padres - Free agent
Kirk Gibson - Tigers - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Dennis Martinez - Indians (Wahoo!) - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!! x3)

Ken Griffey Jr - Mariners - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!! x2)
Sammy Sosa - Cubs - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!! x4)
Charles Johnson - Marlins - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!! x4)
Scott Stahoviak - Twins - Free Agent
Bip Roberts - Padres - Backstop Cards (Wahoo!! x2)
Ruben Rivera Die Cut - Yankees - Free Agent
Alan Trammell - Tigers - Pedersejs (Wahoo!! x2)
Frank Thomas - White Sox - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Alex Rodriguez - Mariners - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x4)
Steve Avery - Braves - Free Agent
Albert Belle Platinum Power Die Cut - Indians (Wahoo!) - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!! x2)
Brady Anderson - Orioles - CaptKirk42s (Wahoo!! x2)

Matt Williams - Giants - Free Agent
Wade Boggs Die Cut Checklist - Yankees - Northampton Therapists (Wahoo!!)
Greg Gagne - Royals - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Jeffrey Hammond - Orioles - Free Agent
Randy Johnson - Mariners - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!! x3)
Andres Galarraga - Rockies - Kentucky Quarrys (Wahoo!! x2)
Lenny Dykstra - Phillies - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!! x4)
Jason Bere - White Sox - SoxFan4Life (Wahoo!!)

Dave Hollins - Phillies - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!! x3)
Quilvio Veras Die Cut - Marlins - Free Agent
Greg Vaughn - Brewers - Free Agent
John Valentin - Red Sox - Free Agent
Jay Buhner - Mariners - RJBreeze (Wahoo!! x3)
Bret Boone - Reds - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x4)
Matt Williams Platinum Power Die Cut - Giants - Free Agent
Michael Tucker - Royals - Free Agent
Bernard Gilkey - Cardinals - Wilsons (Wahoo!! x2)

Wow! We have five (5) managers that pulled four (4) cards from these packs!! We also had several that somehow managed to get shut out (yours truly included). We also added more than 30 players to the 2nd draft pool for this week.  There are many, many, many, MANY more packs to go before this is all said and done!

Congratulations to everyone that added some very cool cards to their collections!

Monday, September 14, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Packs 208-210 - More packs than season

Hey everyone!
  We are well beyond the number of days in the regular season in terms of busted packs, and we have no plans to quit yet! Let's rip open some wax!

2008 Spectrum
Daisuke Matsuzaka - Red Sox - Alecs All-Stars (Wahoo!!)
Adam Dunn - Reds - Northampton Therapists (Wahoo!!)
Brad Penny - Dodgers - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Scott Rolen - Blue Jays - Wilsons (Wahoo!!)

Hot dog! That's the way to kick things of - a Perfect Pack! Congratulations, folks!

Let's see what we get from a pack of 1995 SP:
Nolan Ryan SP Salute Die Cut - Rangers - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!!)
Rick Aguilera - Twins - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Jason Bere - White Sox - SoxFan4Life (Wahoo!!)
Shawn Green - Blue Jays - Night Owls (Wahoo!!)
Jason Bates - Rockies - Free Agent
Pedro J Martinez - Expos - Thoughts and Sox (Wahoo!!) 
Joe Carter - Blue Jays - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Heathcliff Slocumb - Phillies - Free Agent

Man, we were on a roll there for a while! Well, any pack that pulls a Ryan wins period! Congrats to each of you that pulled a player form this pack. We've managed to spread the love around. Let's see who else will get cards here.

2014 Stadium Club
Ernie Banks - Cubs - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Ozzie Smith - Cardinals - Maddings (Wahoo!!)
Evan Longoria Luminous Die Cut - Rays - TSHensons (Wahoo!!)
Bryce Harper - Nationals - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Hyun-Jin Ryu - Dodgers - Stealing Home (Wahoo!!)

Another Perfect Pack! That is a great way to start and end a pack-busting post! Wahoo!! Congrats to everyone. That Longoria card is very cool! It's like an updated version of something Pacific would have put out.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

chirp, chirp

NOTE: Posting to Tribecards, specifically the Pack-A-Not-So-Daily-Circus, will resume on Monday, September 15. I hope. I apologize for the delay.

In the meantime, enjoy the following baseball-related videos:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

#PackADaily Circus - Packs 206-207 - Down the Toilet, er Sink.

Hello, everyone! Well, best laid plans and all... We had a bit of a plumbing situation yesterday (Wed), so there was no post from me. The good news is that the shower handles and two sink faucets now have been replaced. I guess that's good news.

Let's rip some wax. Oh, before that, we'll have another double-draft coming up. Since yesterday's plumbing duties over rode everything else, I figured what the heck.

First pack, 2015 Donruss Hobby
Joc Pederson Dominator - Dodgers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Kris Bryant Elite - Cubs - Erin Rose (Wahoo!!)
white cardboard insert pretending to be a relic card (does not count)
Alexei Ramirez - White Sox - SoxFan4Life (Wahoo!!)
Anthony Rizzo - Cubs - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Mike Trout - Angels - ProwlingCats (Wahoo!!)
Edinson Volquez - Royals - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Madison Bumgarner - Giants - RJBreeze (Wahoo!!)
Buster Posey - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)

A Perfect Pack! That is AWESOME! Congratulations, everyone! Let's see if we can pull another one.

1995 Upper Deck SP
Dave Winfield Die Cut Checklist - Indians (Wahoo!) - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Lou Whitaker - Tigers - Pennsylvania BCs (Wahoo!!)
Harold Baines - Orioles - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!!)
Terry Steinbach - A's - Saitama Sushi (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Chipper Jones - Braves - Captain Canucks (Wahoo!!)
Rondell White - Expos - CaptKirk42s (Wahoo!!)
Reggie Sanders - Reds - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Denny Neagle - Pirates - Free Agent

Congratulations to the Sushi!! Going back-to-back here is great stuff!! I thought it was cool that Arpsmith ended the last pack and started this one. We almost pulled off another Perfect pack, but it was not meant to be. Dang it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

#PackADailyCircus Pack 205 - U D SPecial one, for sure!

Wow! Thanks to Dayf for stepping in to wrap up his stint as pinch writer! That was great stuff!!  Tomorrow (Wednesday), I will have a new draft posted for managers. Don't worry, folks, we have enough packs to make sure everyone gets a shot at No Skunk drafts!

A while ago, I saw a post on a collecting Facebook page for a slew of 1995 UD SP packs. They were roughly a buck a pack, so I grabbed them. Tonight, I'm busting one open:

Edgardo Alfonzo Premier Prospects Die Cut - Mets - Free Agent
Michael Tucker - Royals - Free Agent
Brady Anderson - Orioles - CaptKirk42s (Wahoo!!)
Dennis Eckersley - A's - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Mark Grace - Cubs - Illinois Jafronius (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Eric Karros - Dodgers - Night Owls (Wahoo!!)
Mickey Tettleton - Rangers - Free Agent
Ray Lankford - Cardinals - Maddings (Wahoo!!)

Congrats to Jafronius for going back-to-back! I have about a dozen of these or so, so if you didn't get a player here tonight, hopefully you'll get one soon - just like CaptKirk42 and Madding!

Monday, September 7, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - #198 -204 - Pinch Hit Grand Finale

Howdy all! It's me dayf again sneaking in on a holiday to pinch hit one last time this season. So this is what had happened: David's vacation (and my week of pinch hitting on the Pack A Daily Circus Thingy) happened to end on July the 4th. I was SUPER busy on July the 4th and didn't have time to do my last post. Now it's another holiday two months later and I've got plenty of time so LET'S BLOW THIS MOTHER OUT.

You guys like Donruss? I hope you like Donruss because I'm going to open

not one

not two 

not three 

not FOUR 

BUT FIVE!!! packs o' Donruss. 1987-1991. Let's do this.

1987 Donruss is GO

Roberto Clemente puzzle - Pirates - Northampton Therapists
Pete Ladd - Mariners - Free agent
Dale Mohorcic - Rangers - Free agent
Andy Hawkins - Padres - BackstopCards
Julio Franco - Indians (Wahoo!) - Arkansas Tribecards
Neal Heaton - Twins - Pennsylvania BC's

Dan Schatzeder - Phillies - Free agent
Ernie Camacho - Indians (Wahoo!) - Free agent
Tom Niedenfuer - Dodgers - Free agent
Willie McGee - Cardinals - Maddings
Rick Leach - Blue Jays - Free agent
Rick Rhoden - Pirates - Free agent
Andres Galarraga - Expos - Kentucky Quarrys
Checklist 558-660 - CaptKirk42s

Bryan Clutterbuck - Brewers - Free agent
Eric Davis - Reds - Northampton Therapists

Fearless Leader got a Julio card! Sweet! BUT WE MUST GO DEEPER - 1988 DONRUSS GO

Stan Musial puzzle - Cardinals - Wilsons
Kirby Puckett MVP - Twins - Pennsylvania BCs

Scott Fletcher Diamond King - Rangers - Free agent
Tim Raines MVP - Expos - Thorzul
Manny Lee - Blue Jays - Kazis

Tom Nieto - Twins - Free agent
Mickey Brantley - Mariners - Free agent
Jack McDowell Rated Rookie - White Sox - Free agent
Mike Brumley - Cubs - CaptKirk42s
John Candelaria - Mets - Free agent
Pedro Guerrero - Dodgers - Wilsons
Harry Spilman - Giants - Free agent
Jim Gott - Pirates - Free agent
Garry Templeton - Padres - Saitama Sushi
Tom Newell - Phillies - Free agent
Tim Tuefel - Mets - Free agent

Lots of Free Agents but Wilsons got the Double. WE HAVE TO PUSH FORWARD - 1989 DONRUSS GOOOOO

Warren Spahn Puzzle - Braves - Pedersejs
Ken Phelps - Yankees - Cobb County SuperChickens

Bill Schroeder - Brewers - Free agent
Oswald Peraza - Orioles - Free agent
Mike Stanley - Rangers - Free agent
Rolando Roomes - Cubs - Ventura County Royals
Daryl Boston - White Sox - Kentucky Quarrys
Mike Krukow - Giants - Arpsmith

Greg Walker - White Sox - Free agent
Randy Kramer - Pirates - Free agent
Bob Welch - A's - GCRLs
Kevin Mitchell - Giants - Arpsmith
Bob Boone - Angels - Arpsmith
Checklist 468-577 - CaptKirk42s
Fred Lynn - Tigers - Dominic FDNY
Todd Benzinger - Red Sox - Ventura County Royals

Arpsmith with the Triple! BUT WE NEED MOARER WAX - 1990 DONRUSS GO!!!!!1

Carl Yastrzemski puzzle - Red Sox - Thoughts and Sox
Wes Gardner - Red Sox - Play at the Plates

Doug Strange - Tigers - Free agent
Jeff Peterek - Brewers - Free agent
Dave Schmidt - Orioles - Eastern Virginia Mutts
John Smoltz Diamond King - Braves - Captain Canucks
Checklist 130-231 - CaptKirk42s
Vince Coleman - Cardinals - Maddings
Mitch Williams - Cubs - RJBreezes
Kirby Puckett - Twins - Pennsylvania BCs

Andres Thomas - Braves - Free agent
Todd Benzinger - Reds - Ventura County Royals
Roger McDowell - Phillies - Night Owls
Garry Templeton - Padres - Saitama Sushi
Rafael Ramirez - Astros - CaptainCanucks
Darryl Strawberry - Mets - Northampton Therapists

 Eric Anthony - Astros - Free agent


Willie Stargell puzzle - Pirates - The Balking Dead
Bob Welch Diamond King - A's - GCRLs
Wade Boggs All star - Red Sox - Northampton Therapists
Dan Pasqua - White Sox - Bo Rosnys
Sammy Sosa - White Sox - Illinois Jafronius
Mark Williamson - Orioles - Nachos Grandes

 Tommy Gregg - Braves - Free agent
Jeff M. Robinson - Tigers - Free agent
Spike Owen - Expos - Free agent
Garry Templeton - Padres - Saitama Sushi
Kenny Rogers - Rangers - Idaho Astros

Steve Frey - Expos - Free agent
Joe Carter - Padres - Enamel Rods
Steve Lake - Phillies - Free agent
John Marzano - Red Sox - Free agent
Craig Grebeck - White Sox - Free agent

Yeaaaaaaah that was a mess o' Donruss for sure. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE

In the two months that have passed since I originally planned this post I have somehow managed to acquire 8 sets each of 1987 Burger Kings All-Pro and 1991 Post Cereal oddball sets. SO LET'S ADD ONE SET EACH TO THE CIRCUS! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BURGER KING

Wade Boggs - Red Sox - Northampton Therapists
Gary Carter - Mets - New Jersey Hadsalls
Will Clark - Giants - Play at the Plates
Roger Clemens - Red Sox - Thoughts and Sox
Steve Garvey - Padres - GCRLs
Ron Darling - Mets -` CaptKirk42s
Pedro Guerrero - Dodgers - Wilsons

Von Hayes - Phillies - Free agent
Rickey Henderson - Yankees - Jacksonville Jobu
Keith Hernandez- Mets - Enamel Rods
Wally Joyner - Angels - Alecs All-Stars
Mike Krukow - Giants - Arpsmith
Don Mattingly - Yankees - Enamel Rods
Ozzie Smith - Cardinals - Maddings
Tony Pena - Pirates - Pedersejs
Jim Rice - Red Sox - Dominic FDNY
Mike Schmidt - Phillies - Eastern Virginia Mutts
Ryne Sandberg - Cubs - Pedersejs
Darryl Strawberry - Mets - Northampton Therapists
Fernando Valenzuela - Dodgers - Enamel Rods

Free Whopper coupon - Burger King - Free agent

This set was originally released in 2 card panels with a coupon but have been separated to more managers can share in the wealth. This didn't keep Enamel Rods from cleaning up though. I have added a Free Whopper coupon card to the pile in case one of you out there wants to go back in time and get a 1987 hamburger. Now time for breakfast! POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTT

David Justice - Braves - Saitama Sushi
Mark McGwire - A's  - Wilsons
Will Clark - Giants - Play at the Plates   
Jose Canseco - A's - Dominic FDNY
Vince Coleman - Cardinals - Maddings
Sandy Alomar, Jr.- Indians (Wahoo!) - Alecs All-Stars
Darryl Strawberry - Mets - Northampton Therapists   
Lenny Dykstra - Phillies - Idaho Astros   
Gregg Jefferies - Mets - New Jersey Hadsalls
Tony Gwynn - Padres - Backstop Cards
Ken Griffey, Jr. - Mariners - Nachos Grandes
Roger Clemens - Red Sox - Thoughts and Sox   

Chris Sabo - Reds - Free agent
Bobby Bonilla - Pirates - Enamel Rods
Gary Sheffield - Brewers - Free agent
Ryne Sandberg - Cubs - Pedersejs
Nolan Ryan - Rangers - Saitama Sushi
Barry Larkin - Reds - Nachos Grandes
Cal Ripken, Jr.    - Orioles - TSHensons
Jim Abbott - Angels - Stealing Home
Barry Bonds - Pirates - Arpsmith
Mark Grace - Cubs - Illinois Jafronius

Cecil Fielder - Tigers - Free agent
Kevin Mitchell - Giants - Arpsmith
Todd Zeile - Cardinals - Kentucky Quarrys
George Brett - Royals - Ventura County Royals
Rickey Henderson - A's - Jacksonville Jobu   
Kirby Puckett - Twins - Pennsylvania BCs
Don Mattingly - Yankees - Enamel Rods   
Kevin Maas - Yankees - Northampton Therapists

The same people keep winning all the cards! This is why the draft is so important. Here's a photo of a sample from each set because it's a holiday and I don't want to scan all that mess.

That's it for me this year! Time for the Circus to head into the home stretch!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

MIA? Labor Day - er, weekend

Yeap, I have been MIA on here the past couple of days. It is Labor Day weekend. I'll see y'all Monday night.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Pack 198 - To the Big House, The Topps Big House

Good evening, everyone! Tonight, I am busting open a pack of 1988 Topps Big. If memory serves, these came out just before the return of the oversized Bowman cards. I guess Topps figured since these were a hit, why not reintroduce the brand that helped start it all decades before. I could be wrong about that - I didn't research, just conjecture.

Nelson Liriano - Blue Jays - Free Agent
Rick Rhoden - Yankees - Free Agent
Tim Raines - Expos - Thorzul (Wahoo!!)
Orel Hershiser - Dodgers - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Chris Brown - Padres - Free Agent
Greg Swindell - Indians (Wahoo!) - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Kurt Stillwell - Royals - Free Agent

Man, I haven't thought of Rick Rhoden since the days when I was a kid living in Pittsburgh. Wow. Congrats to the three of you that pulled some fan favorites!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#PackADailyCircus - Packs 195-197 - Draft and Catch-up

Hey, everyone! Well, my goal to actually break a pack every single day has once again fallen victim to my life's schedule. At this point, I'm not stressing it anymore. It happens... Dang it.

In the meantime, here is the draft info from the most recent draft:

Here is how things started off:

And, after we got the No Skunks in place, here is how we all made out:

For the record, "berling" and "edit" have been fixed in the master player/manager list.

Now, since I haven't opened packs in a while...

Custom 2015 Opening Day Pack:

Josh Beckett 2012 Opening Day - Red Sox - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Bill Doran 1991 Topps- Reds - Free Agent
Lenny Dykstra 1992 UD - Phillies - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!!)
Andy McGaffigan 1988 Donruss - Expos - Free Agent
Mike Gallego 1988 Donruss - A's - Free Agent
Bryce Harper 2013 Topps - Nationals - gcrl (Wahoo!! x2)
Carlos Correa 2015 Donruss Preferred - Astros - Free Agent
Chase Utley 2008 Topps - Phillies - Eastern Virginia Mutts (Wahoo!!)
Christian Walker 2015 Donruss Rookies - Orioles - Free Agent
David Ortiz 2013 Archives - Red Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)

Congratulations, gcrl for pulling two players! Also a tip of the hat to other managers who snagged cards here.

2015 Series 2:

Tuffy Gosewisch - Diamondbacks - Free Agent
Jake Smolinski - Rangers - Free Agent
Minnesota Twins Team Card - Twins - Free Agent
Devon Travis - Blue Jays - RJBreeze (Wahoo!!)
Aaron Hicks - Twins - Free Agent
Mike Leake - Reds - Free Agent
Rusney Castillo 1st Home Run - Red Sox - Jennings64 (Wahoo!!)
MLB The Show Insert - Free Agent
Henderson Alvarez - Marlins - Jennings64 (Wahoo!! x2)
Justin Morneau - Rockies - Kentucky Quarrys (Wahoo!!)
Cameron Maybin - Padres - SoxFan4Life (Wahoo!!)

Wow! Jennings64 almost went back-to-back there! Congrats to everyone, especially RJBreeze for breaking up the free agent flood.

And, finally, a 2010 Opening Day:

Reid Gorecki - Braves - Cobb County Superchickens (Wahoo!!)
Joey Votto - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Javier Vazquez - Braves - Joliet Convicts (Wahoo!!)
Vladimir Guerrero ToppsTown - Angels - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Josh Willingham - Nationals - gcrl (Wahoo!! Back-to-Back!)
Jayson Werth - Phillies - CaptKirk42s (Wahoo!!)
Dan Haren - Diamondbacks - Idaho Astros (Wahoo!!)

Ladies and gentlemen, a Perfect Pack!! Wahoo!! Not only that, but we had gcrl go back-to-back in our Perfect Pack! That is fantastic! Congrats to each of you for helping make this happen.