Also remember: ALL Free Agent Drafts will be open to *ANY* of my readers - including managers that already have teams or anyone that missed out on the initial picks! I will post a link to each draft and anyone can drop by and choose to take part. If you draft a team, person, category, etc, you will get ALL the cards that belong to it. Ex: If you end up drafting the Marlins, you will get ALL the Marlins cards busted during the season.
Let's recap the first pack we opened during pre-season, now with managers:
Jonathan Schoop - Orioles - Pedersejs (Wahoo!!)
Edinson Volquez - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Shelby Miller - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Mike Moustakas WS Highlights - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x2)
Carlos Carrasco Future Stars - Indians - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Doug Fister - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Giants Magic Beans - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Tommy Kahnle - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Brad Ziegler - Diamonbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Washington Nationals Team Card - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x2)Kyle Lohse - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Matt Cain - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x2)
Bill Withers First Pitch - FREE AGENT ("Singers")
Joaquin Benoit Purple - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Aaron Harang Purple - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Giancarlo Stanton Purple - Marlins - FREE AGENT ("Marlins")
I had forgotten about the Withers card! That's TWO free agents into the pot. Withers will be treated as a "Singer" (and thus, any cards deemed as "Singers" go to the person who drafts Singers). The Marlins card will be treated as a MARLINS player (and thus, all Marlins cards will go to the person who drafts Marlins).
If you want to see pics of the cards above, see the "Preview" post:
Now, let's rip open a new pack to officially kick things off!! Actually, I have three Purple 2016 Topps that came free floating with a retail pack from Toys R Us, so I'll go ahead and list those here, then we'll open a pack of 2011 Panini Americana. Why not?
Ike Davis Purple - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Billy Burns Purple - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!! x2)
Scott Feldman Purple - Astros - Raz (Wahoo!!)
Kathryn Thornton - Astronaut - FREE AGENT ("Astronauts")
Barry Bostwick - Actor - FREE AGENT ("Actors")
Willa Ford - Singer, Dancer, etc - FREE AGENT ("Singers")
Blank Card Filler - Filler - FREE AGENT ("Fillers")
Daniel Roebuck - Actor - FREE AGENT ("Actors")
Kristy Coventry - Olympic Swimmer - FREE AGENT ("Olympians")
Well, things have already gotten interesting here... And, yes, I am making up the categories as I go. Hey, it's my game and I'll make up the rules, even if it is on the fly. Basically, I will do my best to associate the person/item with the thing they are most known for - or what turns up to be most-associated when I Google them. As for "Fillers," that will include any insert revealed that is not team/item specific (generally, these will be contest cards, blank cardboard, "Crack the Code," security tabs, etc).