Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Last Third: Box 2, Packs 17-20

Here they come....

Pack 17
-          Joey Votto, Reds
-          Frank Thomas, White Sox
-          Alfonso Soriano, Cubs
-          Ernie Banks, Cubs
-          HIT – Mini Relic – Brett Gardner, Yankees
-          IN – Across the Years – Ted Williams
-          Mini – Jason Dufner, Non-Player (A&G Back)

Could he be the LEAST talked-about Yankee of all time?

Pack 18
-          Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays
-          Denard Span, Nats
-          Penny Marshall, Non-Player
-          Byamba, Non-Player
-          HIT – Relic – Scott Rolen, Reds
-          IN – Across the Years – Ryan Braun
-          Mini – Anthony Gose, Blue Jays

Oh, Scotty....

Pack 19
-          Ted Williams< Red Sox
-          Manny Machado, Orioles
-          Mike Minor, Braves
-          Justin Upton, Braves
-          Jared Weaver, Angels
-          Jacoby Ellsbury< Red Sox
-          IN – Across the Years – RA Dickey

Pack 20
-          Duke Snider, Dodgers
-          Jim Rice, Red Sox
-          Brooks Robinson, Orioles
-          Kris Medlen, Braves
-          Ian Kennedy, D’Backs
-          Darwin Barney, Cubs
-          IN – Civilizations of Ages Past – Greeks
-          Mini – David Ortiz, Red Sox (Black Border)

Pack 21
-          Reggie Jackson, A’s
-          Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
-          Starling Marte, Pirates
-          Tim Lincecum, Giants
-          Ken Griffey Jr., Mariners
-          Stephen Strasburg, Nats
-          IN – Civilization of Ages Past – Phoenicians
-          Mini – Abe Vigoda, Non-Player

I really like this card...but I traded the A's.  Damn the luck.

Pack 22
-          Monty Hall, Non-Player
-          Jason Dufner, Non-Player
-          Freddie Roach, Non-Player
-          Chrissy Teigen, Non-Player
-          Ryan Zimmerman, Nats
-          Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays
-          IN – Across the Years – Cal Ripken Jr.
-          Mini Insert – Heavy Hangs the Head – King Tut

Pack 23
-          AJ Burnett, Pirates
-          Yasmani Grandal, Padres
-          Willie Mays, Giants
-          Felix Hernandez, Mariners
-          Babe Ruth, Yankees
-          Johan Santana, Mets
-          IN – One Little Corner – Asteroid Belt
-          Mini – Jesus Montero, Mariners (A&G Back)

Pack 24
-          Tom Seaver, Mets
-          Scott Diamond, Twins
-          Warren Spahn, Braves
-          Andre Ethier, Dodgers
-          Alcides Escobar, Royals
-          IN – Across the Years – Mariano Rivera

-          Mini – Derek Holland, Rangers (A&G Back)

And there it is.
It seems only fitting that Rivera be the last card. Symbolism and baseball, it's hard not to be romantic about that.

Thanks for playing along, gang.  I hope you enjoy the cards, and I hope I didn't just ruin this for everyone. Stay tuned for my post-break thoughts in my next post.


  1. I don't know that you could have done any better with those two boxes. By my count I got 10 different Cubs and 9 different Angels.


    I realize you don't have much control over that, but either way: Well done, sir!

    1. I know, it was pretty awesome. If I'm not mistaken, I believe there was only one duplicate, the Henry Rollins card. Craziness.

  2. Can't believe that the Padres only had five cards in the set, but at least I got 'em all here, and one was a short print. Glad I swapped the Twins for the A's, that definitely increased the # of cards I'll be getting, as I scored 6/9 cards for that team set. Also, the five cards from the "One Little Corner" were a dollar well spent.

  3. Wowwee - I've never had one of those mini-inside-a-regular-sized-card cards before. It's beautiful!