While I'm certainly over the Turkey Red design after having it shoved down my throat for the past 5 years, these cards sure are nice looking. Some of them are even borderline beautiful, especially the ones featuring retired players. In the heat of battle, it's easy to overlook the fact that you're still busting wax, and the experience is to be savored, and each card deserves your undivided attention, even if only for a brief, fleeting moment.
Motherscratcher still holds a one pack lead as we enter the second half of Turk-Off 2. It would be a disservice to not only myself, but to all 6 of the people who have voted for me in his poll, if I don't find a way to come back, and win this shenanigans. Right now would be an ideal time to start doing just that. None of these packs are particularly weak, and hopefully my opponents packs are. Weak that is.
PACK 13 #548 Bengie Molina #584 Duke Snider RETIRED PLAYER +2 points #423 Vinny Castilla #383 Austin Kearns RED+2 points #325 Magglio Ordonez AD BACK SHORT PRINT +15 points (boo-yah!) #387 Armando Benitez #380 Kevin Millwood #568 Dave Bush
PACK 13 TOTAL: 19 points
PACK 14 #589 Stan Musial RETIRED PLAYER +2 points (what a nice looking card) #598 Josh Barfield #546 Vincente Padilla #395 Greg Maddux RED+2 points (I really like Maddux's pose, it's old-timey, but then again, so is he) #532 Scott Rolen SHORT PRINT +5 points #533 Edwin Jackson #545 Raul Ibanez #618 James Loney
PACK 14 TOTAL: 9 points
PACK 15 #477 Carlos Beltran STAR PLAYER +2 points #591 Prince Fielder STAR ROOKIE +2 points #543 Russ Adams #511 Matt Clement #460 Randy Johnson REDYANKEE +1 point #555 Brady Clark #425 Vladimir Guerrero #583 Carl Yastremski RETIRED PLAYER +2 points PACK 15 TOTAL: 7 points
PACK 16 #386 Cliff Lee TRIBER +2 points #324 Jimmy Rollins #622 Drew Meyer #372 Jason Bay WHITE+5 points #515 Barry Zito RED+2 points #354 Rocco Baldelli #343 Richie Sexson #529 John Smoltz
PACK 16 TOTAL: 9 points
Respectable point totals here. I still need Motherscratcher to stumble like the Browns on Sunday for me to be able to put this one away. I'm predicting 3 out of 4 wins for me, and a tie game, but I am no prognosticator. Nor am I a psychic, nor do I have any psychic friends. I do however enjoy the show Psych quite a bit. We'll see how far that gets me.
Devout Baltimore sports fan, and baseball card collector. Currently collecting Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Orioles Hall of Famers, and all other Orioles cards. I like to trade, so you know, hit me up if you're interested.
Wanna trade with me and not sure who/what I collect? Here's a handy-dandy list for you to reference.
1. Nick Markakis 2. Adam Jones 3. Cards of dudes with sweet beards 4. Frank Robinson 5. Brooks Robinson 6. Eddie Murray 7. Nolan Reimold 8. Cal Ripken 9. Jim Palmer 10. Buffalo Bill Cody 11. Burke Kenny 12. 2004 Leaf Slideshow inserts 13. All other Orioles card 14. Vintage Vintage Vintage (especially 1950's & earlier) 15. Various sets (see want list section) 16. Brian Roberts 17. Joe Flacco 18. Ray Rice 19. Ed Reed 20. Dwayne Bowe