Sunday, July 31, 2016

PAD Circus - Pack 160 - eTopps Surprise!

Heya! On the day my family left for a mini vacation (last Thursday, meaning the Thursday previous to the post date of this pack break), I received several things in the mail: My 2016 A&G Hobby Box for Gint-A-Cuffs, 10 packs of 2006 Razor Poker, and a slew of eTopps that I had in my portfolio from years ago.

eTopps had a shipping "special" so I took them up on it and closed out my portfolio. For me, it was a very sad day. I loved eTopps once I understood what it was and how it worked. I was one of the few fans who protested the closure of eTopps. Of course, Topps has basically rebranded them with their "ToppsNOW" product as of late, but I've decided to pick up any Indians cards in the aftermarket.

In any case, I have a slew of baseball cards that shall serve as a "pack" of eTopps! They are from various years:

Richie Sexson - Brewers 2002 - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
David Wright - Mets 2009 - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Victor Martinez - Indians 2004 - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Junior Spivey - Diamondbacks 2002 - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Bobby Crosby - A's 2004 - dayf (Wahoo!!)
Eric Gagne - Dodgers 2003 - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Rocco Baldelli - Rays 2003 - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)

Congratulations, managers! Hope these are some cards you need for your personal collections!

as I mentioned, I got my hobby box of 2016 A&G. Once gint-a-cuffs ( kicks off, I will be busting open the box and YOU GUYS (and gals) get the spoils!! WAHOO!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

PAD Circus - 159 - Wacky Packy

Hello, everyone! I'm on a mini vacation with the family and we stopped by the bullseye store and I picked a pack of wackiness!

2016 MLB Wacky Packages:

Indians summer tanning lotion - Indians - Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Padres deep friar - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Boston Cream Pie - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Twins-icle ice pops - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Nashville Sounds ear plugs - A's - dayf (Wahoo!!)
Biloxi Shuckers oyster shell cereal - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Chuckin Strips - Wacky Package - Free Agent
Texas Rangers range - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Colorado Rockies rock candy - Rockies - 
Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Gnats Bug Spray - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Indians Can O Corn - Indians - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Red Hot Wings Sauce green - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
 Golden gate bridge playing cards laces  - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Brewers artificial turf tea laces - Brewers  - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!! x2)
Twins cookie cutter - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!! x2)
Akron rubber ducks - Indians - Tribecards (Wahoo!! x2)
El Paso Chihuahuas big dogs - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!! x2)
Hot Dogger - Wacky Package - Free Agent 
Peanut gallery peanuts - Wacky Package- Free Agent 
Texas Rangers bbq sauce- Rangers -Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x2)
Cincinnati mustache wax - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Monument polish - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x2)
Mariners sea salt - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!!)
Cubs grade a-ball honey - Cubs -Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!!)

Wahoo!! We pulled some Indians, and several of you got multiple cards!! Congratulations!! Note: I typed this by hand on my iphone; please forgive typos, etc.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PAD Circus - Pack 158 - Down to Our Last BoPack

Hello, everyone! Well, we are down to our last BoPack, courtesy of Bo Rosny. I debated whether I should open it or wait until some kind of special occasion. Seeing as how it was the pack randomly drawn from the box of packs, I figured there was a reason why here, why now. Let's see what's in store:

Pedro Astacio - Dosgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Ryan Khoury - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Jose Rijo - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Armando Benitez - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Gretzky Collection Checklist - Hockey - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Mark West - Basketball - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Pedro Feliz - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Donruss Consumer Hotline Card - Filler - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Robbie - Dinosaurs TV - Free Agent (Current Draft)
Bonnie Blair - Olympic Legend - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Eric Bergoust - Arial Skier - FREE AGENT
Wilson Kipketer - Runner - FREE AGENT
Marion Jones - Sprinter (Runner) - FREE AGENT
Georg Hackl - Olympic Legend (Luge) - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Lisa Wagner - Bowler - FREE AGENT
Finn Papenfus Super Kid - Play60 - FREE AGENT
National Packtime Checklist - Checklists - Free Agent (Current Draft)

Wow!! Lots of free agents - both in current draft and for the next one! Congratulations to everyone that grabbed cards out here. There are very cool ones in the mix, for sure!  Once again, THANK YOU to Bo for his generosity and creativity in putting these packs together!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

PAD Circus - Pack 157 - New Draft and Bustin Wax!

Hey everyone!

First up: we have a NEW draft open! The deadline is 11:59:59 pm Central Time on July 30, 2016. EVERYONE is eligible, even if you have never signed up for anything on here before! You can select up to three (3) categories. Multiple entries will be ignored and only the most recent entry will count as your final submission choice.

*Existing managers, you should have received an emial. If you did NOT, please let me know so I can be sure to update my info!

Here ya go:

Now, how about a pack of 2016 Series 2 Topps:

Michael Taylor - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Michael Pineda - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Kyle Barraclough - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Pedro Severino - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x2)
Jose Quintana - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Abraham Almonte - Indians (Wahoo!) - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Tweedy First Pitch (Musician) - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Bill Mazeroski MLB Debuts - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)
Luke Jackson - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Ricky Nolasco - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)

Wow! Congrats to CaptKirk42 for getting two cards from the pack! The Tweedy (as with most first pitch cards) shows the team in the image, so it goes with the team as opposed to another category type. How cool that we pulled an Indians player!? Congrats to each of you.

Good luck in the draft!

(Teaser: My 2016 Gint-A-Cuffs order is on its way here, so we will have LOTS of free agents coming up again soon!)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

PAD Circus - Pack 156 - Like Looking at Royalty!

Heya! I'm behind a pack or two and I hope to make those up before the weekend is out. For now, let's rip another 2016 Archives:

Vladimir Guerrero - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
George Brett - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
White Ford - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Duke Snider - Brookyn Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Willie McCovey - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Hal Newhouser - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Bob Boone/Bret Boone - Phillies/Mariners - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Kiermaier - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)
John Donaldson - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Kaleb Cowart - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x2)

Congratulation Angels in Order for grabbing two Angels! And, congrats to everyone else who snagged some awesome players here!!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Finally - A New episode of Talkin Tribecards - Cards from gcrl

Here is the latest installment of "Talkin Tribecards" - We talk about baseball cards received from gcrl and cards in general. Come on by for some a look at some very cool cards!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PAD Circus - Pack 155 - Chock Full O' HOFers!

Hey, everyone! Let's rip open a pack of 2016 Archives and see if we can find the Bull Durham card... Or a HOFer... or maybe an Indians card or two - haha!

Eddie Murray - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!) 
Richie Ashburn - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Mark McGwire - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Billy Williams - Cubs - Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!!)
Billy Hamilton - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Dellin Betances - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Lou Brock - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Goose Gossage - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x2)
Ted Williams - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Gaylord Perry - Indians - Tribecards (Wahoo!!)

Wow! Well, we didn't pull the Durham, but we covered all the other bases! HOFers and an Indians player, who happens to be a HOFer. Congratulations to each of you that grabbed a card out of here!

Hey, I will fire up another free agent draft this weekend that will run for a week. We haven't had one for quite some time!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

PAD Circus - Pack 154 - Where Are You?

Sure, the title is a mock reference to a VERY old TV show, but why not? I can do that, right? Well, we only have one pack of 1981 Fleer left in the box, so let's rip it open and see if we can pull something amazing, unexpected, awesome, or really weird.

Rick Langford (gum stuck on) - A;s - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Hal McRae - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Nino Espinosa - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Randy Moffitt - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Joe Sambito - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!!)
Ozzie Smith - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Blue Jays/Giants Checklist - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Larry Herndon - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x2)
John Wockenfuss - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Tom Burgmeier - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Don Baylor - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Scott Sanderson - Expos - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Bruce Robbins - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x2)
Bob Stanley - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!! x2)
Frank Tanana - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x2)
Jim Sundberg - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Ken Macha - Expos - Scott Crawford On Cards (Wahoo!! x2)

WOW! Okay, let's start with amazing, unexpected, awesome - Freakin Ozzie Smith!! Then, we have some of my favorites when I was a kid: Don Baylor, Joe Sambito (because he sounded like a wrestler), Frank Tanana, Hal McRae... Then, we toss in some weird, fun names: Wockenfuss (who, of course is a catcher), Burgmeier (who instantly recalls Burgermeister Meisterburger), and Moffitt (who I'm sure got called things related to Miss Muffet).

Congrats to everyone who pulled cards, some of you pulled multiple cards!

Blue Jays/Giants Checklist manager determined by random drawing.

Monday, July 18, 2016

PAD Circus - Pack 153 - Bo gets Foiled

Howdy, folks! Let's rip something that should have been more appropriately ripped back when the season was kicking off: 2015 Opening Day!

David Robertson - White Sox - Dominc FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Alex Cobb - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)
Alex Rodriguez Foil - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Dodgers Stadium - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Andrew McCutchen - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)
Jose Reyes - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Yadier Molina - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)

Anyone else start to get nervous when Dominic FDNY pulled the first card? We've seen a slew of White Sox here lately! Well, congrats to him for grabbing another Soxer and to each of you other folks that added cardboard to your collection!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

PAD Circus - 072 - 152 Packs on the Wall...

Hello, and welcome back to PAD Circus! You know, I really wish I had been keeping a tally of how many packs we've been busting rather than the number of posts... Ah well, lesson learned. I mean, sure, I could go back over the last 72+ posts and figure it out, but... Well, okay, how about I do that.

Give me a couple minutes here...

WOW!! Okay, so it turns out, we have opened at least 151 packs so far this season! What!?! Now, I named anything we busted open in a separate "list" as a pack. So, some "packs" have 4 cards and some have 80 cards. So, in reality, the number of packs is probably more than what I quickly counted. That is insane! Hahaha!

Starting with the next post, the PAD Circus number will be the number of PACKS we've opened instead of the post number. That should prove confusing enough...

Okay, let's rip a pack!

Pack #152 - 2014 Topps Update:
Nyjer Morgan - Indians - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Mike Olt - Cubs - Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!!)
Ubaldo Jimenez - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Samarardzija - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Joe Smith - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Jose Abreu Future is Now - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Roberto Clemente World Series Heroes - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)
Hector Rondon - Cubs - Sons fo Diagoras (Wahoo!! x2)
Jake McGee - Rays - TS Henson (Wahoo!!)
Miguel Cabrera All-star - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Jose Abreu All-star - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!! x2, Near-Repeat Performance!)
Chris Sale - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!! x3, Back-to-Back!!)

Wow! The White Sox really cleaned up in this pack! Congrats to Dominic FDNY! For those wondering about the "Near-Repeat Performance," here ya go: a "Repeat Performance" is the same player on the same card from the same pack (a duplicate card). A "Near-Repeat Performance" is the same player from the same pack but in a different pose or an insert, parallel, etc (not a duplicate card). That Clemente is great! Of course, being from the 'Burgh and growing up during part of his playing days, I have a special place in my psyche for Mr. Clemente.

Friday, July 15, 2016

PAD Circus - 071 - No Lights in Redland

I live in a small community outside a small town. After a storm blew through on Thursday, we lost power. At the time I am writing this, we have been without power for 15+ hours and counting.

Luckily, I have a Jetpack Wifi and my MacBook has just enough juice to let me bust open a pack! Gotta have priorities, right?

How about another pack of the 2016 Archives:

Max Kepler - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
David Roberston - White Sox - Domin FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Curtis Granderson - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
David Ortiz - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Jose Altuve - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!!)
Ian Kinsler - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Andrian Gonzalez 2000 #1 Draft Pick - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Hoyt Wilhelm - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
John Franco - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!! x2)
Cal Ripken Jr - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)

Congratulations to Buckstore Cards for getting two Mets out of the pack! That #1 Draft Pick looks pretty cool. And, until my power comes backs on, you'll have to take my word for it. I'll try to remember to scan these later.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PAD Circus - 070 - Hammerin Hank, No Bull

Hello, everyone! I had to run by the local retail megastore that sounds like they should be selling walls, and I stopped by the card aisle on my way to the checkout. The lure of "Bull Durham Movie Cards" called to me, and I could not resist the temptation. So, I picked up a blaster box of 2016 Archives. There are 8 packs in the box and one of those packs is promised to have a movie card. Let's see if it is this pack:

Chris Sale - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Corey Kluber - Indians - Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Brad Ziegler - Diamondbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Hank Aaron - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Justin Morneau - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Felix Hernandez - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!!)
Robinson Cano Red Border (8/50) - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Justin Verlander - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Kelby Tomlinson - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Robin Roberts - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)

Wow!! Congratulations Cool Breeze! Not only did you pull back-to-back, but you pulled a serially-numbered insert! That is, well, COOL! How about pulling Hank Aaron!? That is pretty danged cool as well! And, we pulled an Indians player, so that makes the pack all that much better. Great pack, even without the Bull...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PAD Circus - 069 - Get Your Game On, Let's Play!

Hey, now! How ya doin? This post comes on the night of the 2016 All-Star game. I didn't catch the game, so I hope some of you were able to. Since it is the All-Star Game Night, I thought I would bust open a pack of last year's Opening Day. Seek not logic where there is none.

2015 Opening Day:

Jose Abreu - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Dellin Betances - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Tanner Roark - Nationals - CaptKrik42 (Wahoo!!)
Mascot - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!! x2)
Alexei Ramirez - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!! x3, Back-to-Back!!)
Chris Owings - Diamondbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Jered Weaver - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)

Wow! Congratulations to our own All-Star - Dominic FDNY! Pulling 3-of-7 is awesome, man! Also want to extend congratulations to the other managers who were able to snag some cardboard out of this White Sox-heavy pack.

Monday, July 11, 2016

PAD Circus - 068 - Where the Chipz fall...

Let's tear into another pack of 2013 Chipz... Why most of my packs ended up from 2013 is so weird...

Game Board - Filler- Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Eric Hosmer - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
John Danks - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Beltran - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Cardinals Vinyl Sticker - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!! x2, back-to-Back!!)
Bryce Harper Glow-in-the-Dark - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

PAD Circus - 067 - A slew of Triple Play

Hello, everyone! Thanks for dropping by. I've got a stack of 2013 Triple Play to bust open, so let's rip open a few!

Gio Gonzalez Sticker - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
 Matt Kemp Tattoos - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Allen Craig - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Manny Machado - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Derek Jeter - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Alfonso Soriano - Cubs - Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!!)
Giancarlo Stanton - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Youkilis sticker - White Sox - Dominic FDNY (Wahoo!!)
Albert Pujols Eye Blacks - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Adrian Beltre - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Gio Gonzalez - Nationals - CaprKirk (Wahoo!! x2, Near Repeat Performance)
Jose Bautista - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Jayson Werth - Nationals - CaprKirk42 (Wahoo!! x3)
Dexter Fowler - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Andrew McCutchen - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)
Robinson Cano All-Star - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x2)
Edwin Encarnacion - Blue jays - Hoackeykazi (Wahoo!! x2)
Mark Trumbo - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x2)
Chase Headley - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Chris Perez - Indians - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Carlos Beltran - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!! x2)
The Wave sticker - Triple Play Traditions - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Bryce Harper Eye Black - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x4)
Jason Heyward - Braves - Jafromius (Wahoo!!)
Matt Harvey - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Starlin castro - Cubs - Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!! x2)
Clayon Kershaw - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Austin jackson - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Mike Trout sticker - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!1 x3)
Miguel Cabrera Tattoos - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x2)
Chris Perez - Indians - Tribecards (Wahoo!!) (Player is repeat performance for two different mgrs!)
Carlos Beltran - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!! x3, Repeat Performance!!)
Jason Heyward - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!! x2, Repeat Performance!!)
Matt Harvey - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!! x2, Repeat Performance!!)
Starlin Castro - Cubs - Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!! x3, Repeat Performance!!)
Alex Gordon sticker - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Derek Jeter All-Star - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x3) (Non Duplicate Repeat Player Appearance)
Prince Fielder - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x2)
Yu Darvish - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x2)
Stephen Strasburg - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x5)
Brett Lawrie - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!! x3)
Strike Zone - Baseball 101 - FREE AGENT

Okay, I have run out of gas. We will end things with a Free Agent. Congratulations to everyone, especially those pulling multiple team cards and those pulling multiples of the same player, and some of the same card!

*Kevin Youkilis played for the Sox in 2012, so I chose that as his team. He looks like he could be wearing a White Sox uni.

Friday, July 8, 2016

PAD Circus - 066 - Five Big Ones

Good evening (or such is the time as I write this, anyway)! I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday. Tonight, I am opening five (5) packs of 1988 Topps Big. Let's see if we can pull some BIG names to go with them!

Spring Fever Contest Card - Filler - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Reardon - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Cory Snyder - Indians - Tribecards (Wahoo!!)
Ron Guidry - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Ryne sandberg - Cubs - Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Mitchell - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Jose Canseco - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Tim Wallach - Expos - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Spring Fever Contest Card - Filler - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x2)
Brian Downing - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Dave Winfield - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x2)
Jeff Musselman - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!0
Terry Pendleton - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Darrell Evans - Tigers - Ryan C (Wahoo!!)
Cal Ripken Jr - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Mike Witt - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x2)
Spring Training Contest Card - Filler - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x3)
Luis Polonia - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!! x2)
Bob Boone - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x3)
Willie Wilson - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Charlie Hough - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Scott Fletcher - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x2 Back-to-Back!!)
Will Clark - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x2)
Charlie Hough - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!! x3, Repeat Performance!)
Spring Training Contest Card - Filler - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x4)
Bobby Bonilla - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!!)
Marty Barrett - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Jeff Reardon - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!! x2, Repeat Performance!)
Eric Davis - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Billy Hatcher - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!!)
Kevin Bass - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!! x2, Back-to-Back!!)
Mike Witt - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x4, Repeat Performance!)
Spring Training Contest Card - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x5)
Dwight Gooden - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Juan Samuel - Phillies - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Mike LaValliere - Pirates - Brian C (Wahoo!! x2)
Nolan Ryan - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!! x3)
Bo Jackson - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x2)
Kirby Puckett - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!! x3)
Larry Sheets - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!! x2)

Well, we certainly pulled BIG names here! Any packs with Ryan and Ripken Jr are instant hits! We also pulled several duplicates (what I am now calling "Repeat Performance" hits). I think we had a nice mix of players and teams in here.  LaValliere has always intrigued me for some reason. He ended up playing 12 seasons in the MLB and ended up with a .268 avg. In 1993, he pulled in $2.3M and the next year dropped to $100k. Congrats to everyone that pulled out cards from these packs!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

PAD Circus - 065b - The Original Psy?

Heya! Well, I managed to skip a post on Sunday, so my 4th of July post ended up with the wrong number. Ah well, wuddya gonna do? Let's rip open some wax!

BoPack (Custom pack from Bo Rosny!):

Mark Teixeira - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Billy Buckner - Diamondbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Fleer 93 Checklist - Checklists - FREE AGENT
Wade Redden - Hockey - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Paul Pierce - Basketball - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!!)
Anfernee Hardaway - Basketball - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!! x2 Back-to-Back!!)
Psyduck - Pokemon - FREE AGENT
Making of the Game - YooHoo Rawlings - FREE AGENT
Earl Dinosaur - Dinosaurs TV - FREE AGENT
Kristi Yamaguchi - Olympian - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!!)
Ruthie Bolton-Holifield - Basketball - Enamel Rods (Wahoo!! x3)
Iva Majoli - Tennis - FREE AGENT
Vanessa Atler - Gymnast - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Missy Giove - Cyclist - FREE AGENT
Raisa Smetanina - Olympian - Captain Canuck (Wahoo!! x2)
Funky Facts Riddle - Funky Facts - FREE AGENT
Buttercup - Powerpuff Girls - FREE AGENT

Well, that was a very eclectic mix of cards! Congrats to Enamel Rods for snagging the most cards and to everyone else who managed to get cards out of here. We also added a bunch of Free Agents to the mix. Speaking of - we need to have a draft SOON!

Monday, July 4, 2016

PAD Circus - 065 - Stars and Stripes on Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Hope you are enjoying a day with friends and family - or just hanging out by yourself. Either way, hope it is a fun, relaxing day. I have three packs of Stars and Stripes Longevity left, so what better time to open those than today?

Brice Turang Longevity - High School - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Blake Paugh Longevity - High School - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x2 Back-to-Back!!)
Andrew Moore Longevity - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!!)
Alejandro Toral Game Gear (051/299) - High School - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x3)
Joe DeMers - College Ball - FREE AGENT

WOW! Ryan G nearly swept the pack! Very cool game gear card in there for sure. I found conflicting reports on DeMers. One site has him listed with the Mariners, but I could not find any other site to back it up, but I am listing him as College Ball.

Let's open another!

Tyler Beede Longevity - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Trea Turner Longevity - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Tate Matheny Longevity - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Elih Marrero Longevity Black (24/49) - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Hugh Fisher - High School - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
US Baseball Shop Ad Card - Filler - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)

So, is Elih (with an H) related to former MLB player Eli (without an H)? I dunno and I didn't check. In any case, congrats to each manager that pulled some cool cardboard out of this pack! I really like these Stars and strips cards. It's funny, though. The "plain" versions (that is, the non-Longevity) would have to be rarer since you only get one per pack, I would think.

Final Pack:

Kyle Schwarber Longevity - Cubs - Sons of Diagoras (Wahoo!!)
Justin Bullock Longevity - High School - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Jack Flaherty Longevity - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Trey Killian Longevity - Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Wahoo!!)
Devin Ortiz - High School - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x2)

Killian hails from University of Arkansas! That's pretty cool to pull a card from a "local" guy. Congratulations to everyone!

In case the "High School" category raises an eyebrow or two, here is how that works: If I reveal a player that is undrafted by MLB and has a graduation date of 2017 or later (at least for this season's PAD Circus), then they are put into the HS category. There is, of course, a chance of the player having been drafted and still gets listed as HS if I couldn't easily find their draft status. All I can offer in those cases is a shoulder shrug and an apology.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

PAD Circus - 063 - Super Saturday, Thanks to gcrl!!

Hey everyone! Sorry we missed a post yesterday (July 1), but my internet is acting a bit funky - especially while I am trying to post Youtube videos. Things have settled somewhere in that regard (the internet issue, that is). So, I am taking advantage of a gorgeous Saturday here in the South by avoiding going out into the 100+ "feels like" weather. Haha!

What I am doing today is revealing ALL the rest of the cards sent to us from gcrl! A quick count before we get started shows there are about 80 cards here. Wahoo!!

Oh, quick program notes:

  • The card tally is way off, so I have not been posting it. I will get it sorted out by then end of the season to announce winners and, um, the not-so-muches.
  • June was too full of personal/work duties to send out a mailing so I will be hitting July hard and heavy. By the end of the month, folks should have current PAD Circus cards and cards from last year's breaks.
  • I had a third thing, but it escapes me and I was always taught that if you are going to have bullets, you should have no fewer than three. So, to my teachers watching, here ya go. :-)
Assorted cards from gcrl: (forgive typos/capitalization flubs/miscounts)

Henry Owens Auto on back - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!!)
Paul O'Neill Auto on back - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!
Kyle Seager Auto on back - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!!)
Justin Bour Auto on back - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!!)
Masahiro Tanaka Auto on back - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x2)
Hector Olivera - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!!)
Rob Refsnyder - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x3)
Gary Carter - Expos - Scott Crawford on Cards (Wahoo!!)
Tony Phillips - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!!)
Mariano Duncan - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!!)
Tony Pena - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!! x2)
Dave Winfield - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!!)
Ivan Rodriguez - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!!)
Stephen Drew - Diamondbacks - Alec (Wahoo!!)
Tim Lincecum - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!!)
Adam Jones - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!!)
Flaming Baseball - Triple Play Sticker - FREE AGENT
Rickie Weeks - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!!)
Stephen Strasburg - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!!)
Jose Reyes - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x2)
Ryan Braun - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!! x2)
Chase Headley - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!!)
Bobby Parnell - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!!)
Wilson Betemit - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!! x2)
Stephen Lombardozzi - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x2)
Dustin ackley - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!! x2)
Yunel Escobar - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!!)
Amarims Ramirez - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!! x3)
Alex Gordon - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!!)
Jose Bautista - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!! x2)
Fernando Rodney - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!!)
Scott Hairston - Mets - Buckstore Cards (Wahoo!! x2)
Braun, Stanton, Bruce - Brewers, Marlins, Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!! x2)
Trevor Cahill - Diamondbacks - Alex (Wahoo!! x2)
Tony Cruz - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!!)
Tom Gorzelanny - Brewers - Jacksonville Jobu (Wahoo!! x4)
Cole Figueroa - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!! x2)
Bryan Holaday - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x2)
Roenis Elias - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!1 x3)
Erisbel Arruebarrena - Dodgers - Night Owl (Wahoo!!)
Albert Pujols - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x2)
Masahiro Tanaka - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x4)
Scott Hairston - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x2)
Raul Ibanez - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x2)
Brandon McCarthy - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x5)
Dellin Betances - Yankees - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x6 Back-to-Back!!)
Robbie Ray - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x3)
Emilio Bonifacio - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!! x2)
Bud Black - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!! x2)
Homer Bailey - Reds - Nachos Grande (Wahoo!! x2)
Neris/Heston - Phillies/Giants - Dawgbones (Wahoo!!)
Tom Koehler - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x3)
Aaron Loup - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!! x3)
Danny Duffy - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x3)
Ben Zobrist - A's - Dayf (Wahoo!! x2)
Jake Smolinski - Rangers - Play at the Plate (Wahoo!!)
Jarred Cosart - Marlins - Bo Rosny (Wahoo!! x4)
Maicer Izturis - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!! x4)
Sam Tuivailala - Cardinals - Wilson (Wahoo!! x2)
Will Middlebrooks - Padres - Marcus - (Wahoo!! x3)
Craig Kimbrel - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!! x3)
Ian Desmond - Nationals - CaptKirk42 (Wahoo!! x4)
Caleb Joseph - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!! x3)
Roenis Elias - Mariners - Cool Breeze (Wahoo!! x4)
Joe Mauer - Twins - gcrl (Wahoo!!)
Hank Conger - Astros - RAZ (Wahoo!!)
Brad Boxberger - Rays - TSHenson (Wahoo!! x3)
Daniel Fields - Tigers - Ryan G (Wahoo!! x4)
Conor Gillaspie - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x3)
Gerardo Parra - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!! x4)
Edinson Volquez - Royals - Ventura County Royals (Wahoo!! x4)
Austin Hedges - Padres - Marcus (Wahoo!! x4)
Adam Jones - Orioles - Pedersej (Wahoo!! x5)
Craig Breslow - Red Sox - Thoughts & Sox (Wahoo!! x3)
Matt Joyce - Angels - Angels in Order (Wahoo!! x4)
Chris Heston - Giants - Arpsmith (Wahoo!! x2)
Devon Travis - Blue Jays - Hockeykazi (Wahoo!! x5)
Cameron Maybin - Braves - Jafronius (Wahoo!! x4)

WOW!! How about those cool on-card autos!? That is awesome! Thank you, gcrl!! Haha, I don;t know what to call it when a manager gets back-to-back from two different teams/categories. Should that still be a Back-to-Back? Let me know your thoughts! I am wondering if these cards were actually an ulterior way for gcrl to get cards to Bo Rosny... haha! Congratulations to everyone that got cards, especially those that pulled x2, x3, up to the x5ers!! WOW!! Nachos Grande assigned the card by random draw. Dawgbones assigned the card by random draw.