Sunday, May 22, 2016

PAD Circus - 034 - Back in the Saddle!

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Pack-breaking PAD Circus posts! My wife and I had a GREAT time in Branson, MO for our 25th Anniversary. I swore I was not going to do anything card-related, but... well, at Dick's 5-and-10 Store, they had "team bags" of cards for a buck each. These aren't actually TEAM bags, I'm just saying they were in team bags. You know what I'm saying? Well, anyway, I bought a couple home-grown repacks. Let's see what's in one:

Jeff Bagwell 96 Score Numbers Game - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!!)
Dennis Lamp 90 Fleer - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Tony Pena 94 Topps Gold - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Dodgers, Expos, Mets, Phillies Logo Stickers - Scott Crawford on Cards* (Wahoo!!)
Walt Weiss 91 Fleer - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Gross 89 Topps - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Chris Brown 89 Topps - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Eric Show 87 Topps - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Paul Gibson 91 Topps - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Art Howe 91 Topps - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!! x2)
Luis Polonia Denny's 92 Grand Slam - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
John Marzano 90 Topps - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!! x3)
Pat Tabler 90 Fleer - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Rick Aguilera 89 Topps - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Frank Viola 90 Fleer - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
mark Thompson 96 Score Rookie - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Cecil Fielder 94 Topps Gold - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x2)
Tom Candiotti 94 Topps Gold - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Joe Jay Topps Archives - Milwaukee Braves - FREE AGENT

Somehow, I missed the Mil Braves when laying out the team assignments. So, in the interest of fairness and competition, I'm putting it into the Free Agent pile!

Congrats to all of you that scored multiple cards and some back-to-backs! There were actually way more cards in the pile than I realized. Not bad for a buck, eh?

*Scott Crawford on Cards was chosen randomly from the teams pictured. Expos take the sticker.


  1. It's been years since I went to Branson. Is there still a card shop on 76 country blvd? There used to be one up by Dixie Stampede and another semi across from Duncan Donuts. The former was one of those disaster shops with giant piles of cards all over with seemingly no organization. Giant piled of boxes all about to come crashing down south a slight bump. But if you asked the owner where something was he would point you to it and he would be right.

    1. Oh man, I didn't even look! I wish I would have thought to check for card shops. There was a sports shop we went to (maybe at Branson Landing) that had a glass case with some cards in it. But, I wasn't looking for card shops. If the family goes on a vacation sometime soon, I'll poke around and look for shops there! Thanks for the heads up.

  2. What?! There are unclaimed Braves???????? ME! ME! OH ME!!! PICK ME!