Monday, July 2, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 089 - A who's who, or maybe just who?

Hey, everyone! Welcome to today's pack break. We are inching our way closer to the 4th of July! Wahoo!!  Sure, today is Monday, but don't let that get you down. Why? We've got cards to check out, that's why!

Today, I've got a pack of 1997 Pinnacle Hobby (nope, not the NEW one today!)

Osvaldo Fernandez - Giants
Todd Greene - Angels
Todd Walker - Twins


Ugueth Urbina - Expos
Terry Steinbach - A's
Tony Gwynn - Padres
Roger Cedeno - Dodgers
James Baldwin - White Sox
Paul Molitor - Twins
Brett Butler - Dodgers

This is a nice mix of cards: HOF, team stand-outs and folks I have never heard of.  To me, this is essentially a "perfect pack."  It would have been fun to have an insert (or a "chase card" as Pinnacle called them), but the players alone are worth it. Cool stuff!



Each day of the regular baseball season, I am busting open a pack of baseball cards.  These are packs that I have laying around and/or that I have purchased recently on a whim.  I list the cards in the pack and scan in some of them.  I shoot for 9 cards, but sometimes I may scan more, other times fewer.  It all depends on how things hit me in that particular pack.  Oh yes, there will be duplication.  I have a TON of packs from certain brands/years.  I will, however, try to mix things up throughout the season.


For those keeping score, I know there are not actually 182 GAMEDAYS in the 2012 season.  I am counting ALL the days between Opening Day and the last day of the regular season.  Frankly, it's easier that way.  Thanks for playing along.


Also, you are welcome to claim teams/players (Max 3 total). Rules are at the following:
http://www.tribecards.net/2012/04/slight-rain-delay-in-182-packs-of.html
http://www.tribecards.net/2012/04/182-packs-of-baseball-rules-update.html

Sunday, July 1, 2012

182 Packs of baseball - 088 - We got a Hoppa

Welcome to the beginning of July! I have been enjoying the pack breaks and cannot believe we have almost reached the halfway point. Wow, what a LOT of cards!

Today, we're looking at a pack of 1991 Studio.

Rod Carew puzzle - 1, 2, 3
Dave Winfield - Angels
Scott Sanderson - Yankees

Bobby Thigpen - White Sox
Bip Roberts - Padres - AUGH! We got BIPPED!
Mickey Tettleton - Tigers
Rafael Palmeiro - Rangers
Howard Johnson - Mets
Kelly Mann - Braves
Brian Harper - Twins
Wally Joyner - Angels
Todd Zeile - Cardinals

Winfield was a nice pull. Too bad we got Bipped! Haha, that's not actually bad, but poor Roberts has now become synonymous with a large number of duplicates that even single pulls of his card have taken on the connotation. It's all in fun.



Each day of the regular baseball season, I am busting open a pack of baseball cards.  These are packs that I have laying around and/or that I have purchased recently on a whim.  I list the cards in the pack and scan in some of them.  I shoot for 9 cards, but sometimes I may scan more, other times fewer.  It all depends on how things hit me in that particular pack.  Oh yes, there will be duplication.  I have a TON of packs from certain brands/years.  I will, however, try to mix things up throughout the season.

For those keeping score, I know there are not actually 182 GAMEDAYS in the 2012 season.  I am counting ALL the days between Opening Day and the last day of the regular season.  Frankly, it's easier that way.  Thanks for playing along.

Also, you are welcome to claim teams/players (Max 3 total). Rules are at the following:
http://www.tribecards.net/2012/04/slight-rain-delay-in-182-packs-of.html
http://www.tribecards.net/2012/04/182-packs-of-baseball-rules-update.html

Saturday, June 30, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 087 - Bye, June

Today, we bid farewell to the month of June. It's been a great month for busting wax.  before we leave it behind, however, we have one more pack to open this month:

1986 Donruss ML All-Stars

You would have thought a "1986" pack of cards would have been perfect for yesterday, given it was the 86th day. I guess the cardboard gods were not with us.  Or maybe they were. We showed some nice cards. Hakuna Matata - it's in the past now!

Hank Aaron Puzzle - 55, 56, 57
LaMarr Hoyt - Padres


Ron Darling - Mets
Gary Ward - Rangers
Ryne Sandberg - Cubs

I think we may have seen this exact set of cards in a previous break. It sure feels like it, anyway. The upside and downside (at the same time) to this particular set is that there are a limted number of cards in the set and I have a ton of packs of them. So, like it or not, we'll be seeing a lot of duplication. I just hope it works out for everyone.



Each day of the regular baseball season, I am busting open a pack of baseball cards.  These are packs that I have laying around and/or that I have purchased recently on a whim.  I list the cards in the pack and scan in some of them.  I shoot for 9 cards, but sometimes I may scan more, other times fewer.  It all depends on how things hit me in that particular pack.  Oh yes, there will be duplication.  I have a TON of packs from certain brands/years.  I will, however, try to mix things up throughout the season.

For those keeping score, I know there are not actually 182 GAMEDAYS in the 2012 season.  I am counting ALL the days between Opening Day and the last day of the regular season.  Frankly, it's easier that way.  Thanks for playing along.

Also, you are welcome to claim teams/players (Max 3 total). Rules are at the following:
http://www.tribecards.net/2012/04/slight-rain-delay-in-182-packs-of.html
http://www.tribecards.net/2012/04/182-packs-of-baseball-rules-update.html

Friday, June 29, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 086 - It's a matter of 3s

Myeah, see, we're on eighty-six, see? Myeah. Myeah.

Kudos if you mentally pictured some 30's gangster as you read that.  Zeroes if you have no idea what I'm talking about.  haha, just kidding.

Let's see what pack of cards we can "86" today: How about 2008 Topps Value Pack (30 cards) with '07 Highlight Autographs and '07 World Series Champion Autograph Relics!!  Yeah, don't hold your breath. This was from a repack. I'd be surprised if the pack hadn't already been pilfered through.  For the record, it seems to be factory sealed.

Jeremy Guthrie - Orioles
Christian Guzman - Nationals
David Murphy - Rangers
Magglio Ordonez - Tigers
Matt Garza - Twins
Mike Lamb - Astros
Joe Nathan - Twins
Paul Byrd - Indians - WAHOO!!
Hank Blalock - Rangers
James Loney - Dodgers
Ryan Garko - Indians - WAHOO times two!!
Paul Lo Duca - Mets - Year in Review
Ian Snell - Pirates
Aubrey Huff - Orioles
Adam Loewen - Orioles
Brandon McCarthy - Rangers
Cole Hamels - Phillies
Clint Hurdle - Rockies
Ryan Braun - Brewers - NL Rookie of the Year
Ryan Church - Nationals
Mark Buehrle - White Sox
Daric Barton - A's
Chad Billingsley - Dodgers
Eugenio Velez - Giants
Mickey Mantle - Yankees (MMS 51)
Brandon Webb - Arizona Diamondbacks - Own the Game
Checklist 3 of 3
Wladimir Balentien - Mariners
Jamey Carroll - Rockies
Cliff Lee - Indians - WAHOO!! A triple!
Sam Fuld - Cubs

Wow! Lots of cards there. well, actually, lots of teams with three cards.  Luckily for Tribe fans, the Indians were one of those teams! Hope some of these will help your collections.



Each day of the regular baseball season, I am busting open a pack of baseball cards.  These are packs that I have laying around and/or that I have purchased recently on a whim.  I list the cards in the pack and scan in some of them.  I shoot for 9 cards, but sometimes I may scan more, other times fewer.  It all depends on how things hit me in that particular pack.  Oh yes, there will be duplication.  I have a TON of packs from certain brands/years.  I will, however, try to mix things up throughout the season.

For those keeping score, I know there are not actually 182 GAMEDAYS in the 2012 season.  I am counting ALL the days between Opening Day and the last day of the regular season.  Frankly, it's easier that way.  Thanks for playing along.

Also, you are welcome to claim teams/players (Max 3 total). Rules are at the following:
http://www.tribecards.net/2012/04/slight-rain-delay-in-182-packs-of.html
http://www.tribecards.net/2012/04/182-packs-of-baseball-rules-update.html


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Another Dimwit break in the wall...

I love the Daily Dimwit's monthly breaks. I wish I could participate more often, but my bank account frowns upon persons having minus signs in their balances. Dang it.

Well, I was able to participate in one recently, though! I believe it was the May break. I bought the Indians spot and was randomly assigned the Royals. And, man, did that work out for me!


The first card is a 2007 UD Legendary Cuts Legendary Americana card of Frank Lloyd Wright. When we visited Pittsburgh, I had planned to take the kids to "Falling Water." Unfortunately, I failed to check the web site until the day we were going: the site is closed for renovation. Figures.  Also in the break were cards that I am sure I have never seen: Topps Unique. Holy smokes! These are fantastic. You can't tell in the scan, but the name and surrounding border is done in a shiny black while the rest of card's background is a matte finish. Oh, these are great cards.  The player photos are also shiny with matte backgrounds. I dare say "art."  My favorites, though, are the Vintage. Those 80 throwbacks are SUH-WEET! Well, mostly. I am not a fan of they way the dorked the font on the team name. Aside from that, I love 'em!


I am also a fan of Gypsy Queen.  Though I am a die-hard Tribecards collector, the 1977 George Brett cloth sticker is by far my favorite in the lot. The kid in me wants to peel that puppy and stick it on something!  The other Royals aren't too shabby either - how about that Future Stars Hosmer? I am liking the blue on that one.

Awesome cards, Samuel!  Thanks for the opportunity to play!