Friday, June 10, 2016

PAD Circus - 046 - Getting Hook'd and a Bag of Chipz

Okay, let's face it: Some of us are dying to see what is in the pack of "Hook" cards that Bo Rosny sent to us for the Circus. I have no idea what category these cards are going to end up in. The better point worth pondering is how many folks are going to try and claim them. Hahaha! Of course, I am saying this before opening them, which means I am probably going to want them all - karma and all that.

We'll open some baseball as well!

1991 Hook
Pan vs Hook Swordfight - Movie Sticker - FREE AGENT
The Revealing Reflex - Swashbucking - FREE AGENT
Small Hope for the Hopeless - Kids on Cards - FREE AGENT
Good Morning, Neverland - Pirate Ships - FREE AGENT
Tragic Transformation - Hoist the Flag - FREE AGENT
Business or Family Man - ??? - FREE AGENT
Fighting Back-to-Back - Swashbucking - FREE AGENT
Assault of the Flying Tomatoes - Kids on Cards - FREE AGENT
Getting Down to Business - Hoist the Flag - FREE AGENT

Well, now... I decided to use "Swashbuckling" for pirate-related fight scenes, discerning it from "Fencing." Since A&G has a "Hoist the Flag" series, I thought I would include Hook-specific cards in there with the other pirates of that set. The card with Robin Williams on the phone? Yeah, I have no idea what to do with that one. Feel free to toss ideas in the comment section. As for the sticker, I figure we will end up with more movie packs (because several of you have that kind of sense of humor), so I went with "Movie Sticker."

Okay, let's open a "Bag of Chipz!" What's in a bag of Chipz? Why, several packs of 2013 Chipz, of course. How many? I dunno yet. But, we can't just have one, as the saying goes... (scan of all these Chipz appears at bottom of post)

2013 Chipz
Playmat - Filler - VC Royals (Wahoo!!)
Evan Longoria Magnet - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)
Jason Motte - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Nick Swisher - Indians - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Ben Zobrist Gold - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!! x2)
Rays Vinyl Sticker - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!! x3, Back-to-Back!!)

WOW!! Congrats to TSHenson for pulling THREE items! Not only that, but they were all insert/specials! How cool! That magnet was an interesting bit to figure out which one was actually magnetized. Yeah, okay, so it took me longer than a 3rd grader to figure it out, but part of my slow learning was the fact I was mesmerized by the concept. I probably shouldn't admit a lot of things online, huh... Hey, we pulled a Triber, too! Congrats everyone!

Next pack:
Playmat - Filler - VC Royals (Wahoo!!)
David Ortiz - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Tim Lincecum Glow-in-the-Dark - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Yu Darvish - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Ryan Zimmerman Gold - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Nationals Vinyl Sticker - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)

If it didn't sound so derogatory, I'd start using the acronym YANCz when we pull Nationals Chipz (Yet Another Nationals Chipz). It is crazy how many of these CaptKirk42 is going to end up with. I'm betting he ends up with the full team set plus inserts (minus autos, though that could change for sure!). That is wild! Well, congrats to him and everyone else who grabbed some Chipz from this one. Let's keep munching:

Next pack:
Playmat - Filler - VC Royals (Wahoo!!)
Yadier Molina Glow-in-the-Dark - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Huston Street - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Padres Vinyl Sticker - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Ben Zobrist - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)
Cliff Lee - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

Congratulations, managers! That is a cool Yadi! TSHenson adds the base version of the gold Zobrist from the first pack. Man, I want to pull an auto from these - or a relic - so badly. Let's try another pack or two.

Next pack:
Playmat - Filler - VC Royals (Wahoo!!)
Brett Lawrie Glow-in-the-Dark - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Josh Hamilton Silver - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Angels Vinyl Sticker - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Justin Upton - Diamondbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Joe Mauer - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)

Glow-in-the-Dark, sparkly Silver... We've got inserts all over the place coming out of these Chipz packs! Congrats to each of you that snagged a bit of plastic roundness out of this one.

Next pack:
Playmat - Filler - VC Roayls (Wahoo!!)
Paul Goldschmidt - Diamondbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Diamondbacks Vinyl Sticker - Diamondbacks (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Josh Reddick - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Tim Lincecum - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Andrew McCutchen Glow-in-the-Dark - Pirates - Brain C (Wahoo!!)

There is a weird line across the McCutch Chipz... Almost like a perfectly straight pencil line. Very weird. I'm sure I've said this before, but I am very interested to see what the VC Royals do with all these playmats...

Next pack:
Playmat - Filler- VC Royals (Wahoo!!)
Rangers Vinyl Sticker - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Adrian Beltre - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x2 Back-to-Back!!)
Elvis Andrus Silver - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x3, Back-to-Back-to-Back!!!)
Brian McCann - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Austin Jackson - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)

WOW!! A triple B2B for PatP! That is awesome!! Congratulations! I have to say as cool as the gold Chipz are, the silver ones seem to shine/refract much better or more brilliantly. Great stuff!

Okay, one last pack for today...
Playmat - Filler- VC Royals (Wahoo!!)
Jacoby Ellsbury - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Gonzalez - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Blue Jays Vinyl Sticker - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Colby Rasmus - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Jose Bautista Glow-in-the-Dark - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!! x3, Back-to-Back-to-Back!!!)

WAHOO!! Another triple B2B! Congratulations, Hockeykazi! Good thing you left a couple Chipz for T&S and IFR - Haha! Great stuff, folks!

Okay, we're rolling down the top on the Chipz bag for today. There are still plenty of packs left in there, though, so we'll do it again at some point in the season. Thanks for coming along! Hope you enjoy the "snacks."


  1. I was starting to think there weren't any Cardinals in the Chipz set, and not only did I get one, but I got two with one insert in this batch.

  2. How about a callback to our old pal Dinged Corners and have a category 'Outdated Technology' for that Family Man card