Thursday, June 2, 2016

PAD Circus - 041 - Big Chrome Heroes

Hey, everyone! Today, I am ripping open three packs of cards. Let's look at Topps Big, 2013 Heroes, and 2014 Chrome Update. Er, maybe I should change the order to match the title...

Company Store Topps T-Shirt - Fillers - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Bobby Bonilla - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)
Ozzie Guillen - White Sox - Dominc FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Ron Guidry - Yankees - BoRosny (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Musselman - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Bass - Astros - Raz (Wahoo!!)
Dale Sveum - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Lance Parrish - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

Wow, talk about stepping back in time! These players instantly transport my mind back to being a kid and collecting cards with my friends. Congrats to each of you that pulled one of these blasts from the past.

2014 Chrome Update:
Mookie Betts - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Jacob DeGrom - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Justin Morneau - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Grady Sizemore - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

Awesome, pulling a Betts shortly after his amazing 5HR in 7ABs! I'll be honest and admit I did not know that Morneau played for the Pirates for part of 2013. The back of Sizemore's card reads like the history he's lived - Slow rookie season, kick serious butt, fall victim to injury, miss two seasons due to injury, try to start again with new team...or three or four. Ouch. Congrats to each of you that pulled a card out of here. Dawgbones is 2-for-2 in packs. Let's see if he can get another.

2013 Hometown Heroes:
Joe Charboneau - Indians - Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Denny McLain - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Jim Abbott - Angels - Angels In Order (Wahoo!!)
Alex Gordon - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Stephen Strasburg - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Mike Schmidt - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Dickie Thon - Astros - Raz (Wahoo!!)
Eric Davis - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)

3-for-3! Congratulations, Dawgbones! That is so cool! Also sending out congrats to everyone else that added some cardboard to their stack, including yours truly! Wahoo!!