Sunday, February 24, 2013

Logo overkill

Do you have those times when you are looking through boxes of cards, either for yourself or for someone else? You are looking through and you are focused on looking for a particular team or player, and as you are flipping cards something catches your eye? I was doing that looking for some cards to send out and for myself at the same time. A random 1991 Upper Deck just jumped out at me and I had to take it all in. I present card #594 of Scott Lewis of the California Angels:

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with what I saw. I love the fact that in the early 90's players still went with stirrups and sanitaries. What struck me as funny is that Scott has the Halo A on his hat, sleeve patch, and his stirrups. If you include UD'S use of it in the logo at the corner of the card, that's four big A's on the front of one card.

I still love the simplicity of this Halos logo more than the current one, but it's what I grew up on. I'm finding out that 91 UD is growing on me like some of my favorites like 80 Topps, 82 Fleer, and 83 Donruss. I really think the design of the fronts on the 91 is simple, but effective and easy on the eyes to like.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Free box break recap

Well, I hope everyone had some fun with seeing what goodness of free cards I won from Topps. I really had fun opening packs, sorting them out, and making posts for you to see. I sat down and looked everything over and here are the stats of how the box came out.

As everyone may or may not know, there are 36 packs of 10 cards each in a hobby box. That means 360 cards with the hopes of making the 330 card base set. I opened all 36 packs to these results:

Base Cards: 299/330 (90.6% complete) only needed 31 cards...
No duplicates of base cards!!

Emerald Parallels: 6 cards
Gold Parallels: 4 Cards
Black Parallels: 1 cards
Cut to the chase die-cuts: 3 Cards
Chasing history: 9 Cards
Calling Cards: 3 Cards
1972 minis: 9 Cards
Chasing the Dream: 6 Cards
The Greats: 2 cards
Million Dollar Chase: 5 cards
Relic Cards: 1 card

If you count it up, that is 49 cards of inserts and other nonsense. I guess the good news is I was able to make my Mariners for 2013 so far out of the box. My son decided that he wanted the Giants since no one else jumped on them. The only card not in the box was #260 of the NLDS Game 5. If anyone that is sending me cards for the cards out of this box has this one could you throw it in for the boy? I want everyone that has claimed cards, I will try to start getting everything together today. If I don't make it in time to mail them, I will try this week depending on work, if not it might be next Saturday before they go out. Thanks for hanging out with me on the box and let's get Spring Training going....Baseball is back!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Free box break- the final 6 pack

It's kind of like American Idol, Only this is way better. The final 6 will be on stage today, your job is to look and see what you like. Let's get to the cards...

Pack 31:

37 Max Scherzer- Detroit Tigers
20 Kevin Youkilis- Chicago White Sox
149 Yovani Gallardo- Milwaukee Brewers

254 Sean Burnett- Washington Nationals
(there's something about those stars&stripes jerseys that makes me feel patriotic)
171 Brock Holt- Pittsburgh Pirates
Million Dollar Chase Card another code to give away
Spring Fever Redemption card good for 2/20-2/27
226 Derek Lowe- NY Yankees
146 Kyle McClellan- St. Louis Cardinals
102 Denard Span- Minnesota Twins

Pack 32:

15 Dustin Pedroia- Boston Red Sox
(my son likes Dustin because he's a small guy that plays all out, like he does)
105 Freddie Freeman- Atlanta Braves
16 Andre Ethier- LA Dodgers
282 Russell Martin- NY Yankees
173 Tyler Skaggs- Arizona Diamondbacks

CH-35 Hank Aaron Career HR's- Atlanta Braves
CTC-2 Ken Griffey Jr- Seattle Mariners
(Two HOF'er inserts! Ken is held for a new blogger I'm making a stack for)
237 Brandon Lyon- Toronto Blue Jays
45 Travis Ishikawa- Milwaukee Brewers

Pack 33:

52 CC Sabathia- NY Yankees
137 Edinson Volquez- San Diego Padres

34 Felix Hernandez- Seattle Mariners
(the King makes series 1 complete for me. He is ours for the next 7 years baby!!)
88 Jamey Carroll- Minnesota Twins
10 Adam Jones- Baltimore Orioles
175 A.J. Ramos- Miami Marlins
CD-18 Chris Sale- Chicago White Sox
CC-9 R.A. Dickey Calling Card- NY Mets
318Hiroki Kuroda- NY Yankees
217 Brian Matusz- Baltimore Orioles

Pack 34:

29 Adrian Beltre- Texas Rangers
233 Edwin Jackson- Washington Nationals
255 Will Venable- San Diego Padres
142 Tony Cingrani- Cincinnati Reds
TM-23 Clayton Kershaw 1972 mini- LA Dodgers

CDR-DW David Wright Mets Hits relic- NY Mets
(I said it wasn't a jaw dropper, but it is pretty good player)
265 Tyler Colvin- Colorado Rockies
178 Justin Maxwell- Houston Astros

Pack 35:

47 Howie Kendrick- Angels
72 Gerardo Parra- Arizona Diamondbacks
309 Endy Chavez- Baltimore Orioles

331 Jose Reyes- Toronto Blue Jays
(the non SP #331 since we didn't use 7 for Mickey Mantle)
119 Chris Davis- Baltimore Orioles
124 Ricky Romero- Toronto Blue Jays
Emerald 261 Trevor Rosenthal- St. Louis Cardinals
242 Matt Kemp- LA Dodgers
21 Lucas Duda- NY Mets
98 Gaby Sanchez- Pittsburgh Pirates

Pack 36:

120 Ian Desmond- Washington Nationals
210 Vernon Wells- Angels
169 Brad Ziegler- Arizona Diamondbacks
278 Christian Garcia- Washington Nationals
224 Jon Jay- St. Louis Cardinals
Gold 68 Colby Rasmus- Toronto Blue Jays #0893/2013
Emerald 199 Avisail Garcia- Detroit Tigers
188 Brian Fuentes- St. Louis Cardinals
262 Kevin Correia- Pittsburgh Pirates

190 Daniel Descalso- St. Louis Cardinals
(so much goodness with stirrups and flying to make the play)

There it is ladies and gentlemen. The free box sent to me by Topps. I need to sit and sort it all out to see how close I was to making a set out of a hobby box. I got the Mariners I needed so that is a great thing! Feel Free to hit me for what you want out of this thing, if you could help my collections that would be a big help. I hope everyone enjoyed what I got!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Free box break packs 25-30

Let's give everyone another six pack of cards to see if you can something you like. We have this one and one more to see if we can finish this bad boy off. I forgot how much I miss opening packs, but I know I'm not going out and buying a bunch of stuff just to rip, it's funner to do this for you guys and gals!

Pack 25:

70 Todd Frazier- Cincinnati Reds

126 Dan Uggla- Atlanta Braves
(I grew up on the Braves on WTBS, but I don't remember them looking ripped like Danny)
310 Edwin Encarnacion- Toronto Blue Jays
179  Detroit Tigers ALCS Game 4
330 Ryan Raburn- Detroit Tigers
CH-30 Adam Dunn 400th HR- Chicago White Sox

CC-4 David Ortiz Calling Card- Boston Red Sox
Andrew has laid claim to Papi, he still loves David
248 Colby Lewis-Texas Rangers
192 Javier Lopez- San Francisco Giants
18 Mitch Moreland- Texas Rangers

Pack 26:

11 Yu Darvish- Texas Rangers

55 Tim Lincecum- San Francisco Giants
(I love the Giants Orange Friday jerseys, and Timmy is a local kid we think rocks)
33 Cliff Lee- Philadelphia Phillies
246 NL HR Leaders Braun, Stanton, Bruce
153 AL HR Leaders Cabrera, Hamilton, Granderson
83 Darin Ruf- Philadelphia Phillies
TM-38 Adrian Beltre 1972 mini- Texas Rangers
289 Jeremy Guthrie- Kansas City Royals
239 Ramon Santiago- Detroit Tigers
323 Michael Brantley- Cleveland Indians
(Michael's dad Mickey started in the Mariners system)

Pack 27:

147 Ivan Nova- NY Yankees

320 Michael Young- Texas Rangers
(that is one nice looking throwback uniform for the Rangers)
138 Michael Morse- Washington Nationals
(welcome back to Seattle, Mr. Morse)
67 San Francisco Giants WS Game 4
290 Tom Layne- San Diego Padres

CTC-25 Josh Hamilton- Texas Rangers
Million Dollar Chase Card give me base cards and stop wasting my time...
215 Gordon Beckham- Chicago White Sox
279 Vincente Padilla- Boston Red Sox

Pack 28:

2 Derek Jeter- NY Yankees
(I don't like the Yankees, but there's nothing bad I can say about Derek he's total class)
127 Giancarlo Stanton- Miami Marlins
28 Prince Fielder- Detroit Tigers
81 NL ERA Leaders Kershaw,Dickey,Cueto
269 St. Louis Cardinals NLDS Game 5
286 Jurickson Profar- Texas Rangers
CH-8 Rickey Henderson Career SB's- Oakland A's
174 Jason Grilli- Pittsburgh Pirates
321 Allen Craig- St. Louis Cardinals
132 Ryan Vogelsong- San Francisco Giants

Pack 29:

155 Mat Latos- Cincinnati Reds
113 Starlin Castro- Chicago Cubs
115 Tim Hudson- Atlanta Braves

112 Mark Reynolds- Baltimore Orioles
(once the O's went back to the cartoon bird, they were winners. Coincidence??)
303 Alex Rodriguez Record Chase Checklist- NY Yankees
231 Melky Mesa- NY Yankees
Million Dollar Chase Card Please stop. I don't want to play your game
77 Dustin Moseley- San Diego Padres
74 Kenley Jansen- LA Dodgers
243 Aaron Crow- Kansas City Royals

Pack 30:

240 JJ Putz- Arizona Diamondbacks
(I like the combo of old and new, but the colors clash. Dennis loves JJ the Wolverine!)
214 Curtis Granderson- NY Yankees
8 Ryan Braun- Milwaukee Brewers
42 Detroit Tigers ALDS Game 5
17 Shin-Soo Choo- Cleveland Indians
65 J.P.Howell- Tampa Bay Rays

TM-43 Tony Gwynn 1972 mini- San Diego Padres
(Mr. Padre and current SDSU coach comes home to my collection!!)
162 Kyle Seager- Seattle Mariners
292 Matt Thornton- Chicago White Sox
51 Jonathan Broxton- Cincinnati Reds

OK, that's 5/6's of the box. We haven't found the "hit" for the box yet. It doesn't matter to me though. I know it's coming in these last six packs. It's not too bad, I think someone will claim it since it is of no use to me. It isn't a barn burner, but I wouldn't mind a few Mariners, Angels, Willie's, or Murphs I need for it. It is coming soon for you to see.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Free box break packs 19-24

I hope everyone is enjoying seeing what I won from Topps. If you want something you see let me know. What do you say should we start on the second half of the box??

Pack 19:

24 Dan Haren- Angels
229 Jeff Samardzija- Chicago Cubs

141 Carlos Santana- Cleveland Indians
(is it just me or does Carlos look like a Transformer in all that color coordinated gear?)
30 Neftali Feliz- Texas Rangers
121 Delmon Young- Detroit Tigers
183 Drew Hutchison- Toronto Blue Jays
CH-14 Lou Brock Career SB's- St. Louis Cardinals
297 Michael Saunders- Seattle Mariners
216 Josh Willingham- Minnesota Twins
238 Carlos Zambrano- Miami Marlins

Pack 20:

22 Clayton Kershaw- LA Dodgers
213 Alex Rodriguez- NY Yankees
75 Barry Zito- San Francisco Giants
194 AL RBI Leaders Cabrera, Hamilton, Encarnacion
12 A.J. Pierzynski- Chicago White Sox
197 Tyler Cloyd- Philadelphia Phillies
Million Dollar Chase Card- I'm still not playing this thing
57 Mark Lowe- Texas Rangers

220 Octavio Dotel- Detroit Tigers
(the Tigers are stop 13 on Octavio's baseball World Tour like a rock band)
106 Drew Stubbs- Cincinnati Reds

Pack 21:

68 Colby Rasmus- Toronto Blue Jays
201 Johnny Venters- Atlanta Braves
302 Aaron Hill- Arizona Diamondbacks
317 Baltimore Orioles AL Wild Card
82 Jason Vargas- Seattle Mariners
79 Adam Eaton- Arizona Diamondbacks
TM-25 Jose Reyes 1972 mini- Miami Marlins
(funny that they didn't PhotoShop it like the base card)

209 David DeJesus- Chicago Cubs
(if David isn't careful he'll get lost in the ivy like Andre Dawson did last season)
182 Randy Choate- LA Dodgers
156 Dillon Gee- NY Mets

Pack 22:

200 Scott Downs- Angels
(I grew up with the Halos, I wish they would go back to the California name and look)
191 Chris Capuano- LA Dodgers

227 Jose Altuve- Houston Astros
(I know these have been said to be the worst unis of all time, but I still think they rock!)
103 Evan Longoria- Tampa Bay Rays
270 Manny Machado- Baltimore Orioles
40 Chien-Ming Wang- Washington Nationals
CD-24 Brett Lawrie- Toronto Blue Jays
160 Stephen Drew- Oakland A's
92 Clint Barmes- Pittsburgh Pirates
181 Jeff Keppinger- Tampa Bay Rays

Pack 23:

308 Desmond Jennings- Tampa Bay Rays
43 R.A. Dickey- NY Mets
122 Andrew McCutchen- Pittsburgh Pirates
109 Kirk Nieuwenhuis- NY Mets
261 Trevor Rosenthal- St. Louis Cardinals
288 Starling Marte- Pittsburgh Pirates
Gold 22 Clayton Kershaw- LA Dodgers #0582/2013
Emerald 111 Casey Kelly- San Diego Padres

31 Jose Tabata- Pittsburgh Pirates
(3 Buccos in one pack? I like the running catch, and for some reason I want a Budweiser???)
154 Sergio Romo- San Francisco Giants

Pack 24:

36 Jared Weaver- Angels
123 Rickie Weeks- Milwaukee Brewers

80 Ryan Zimmerman- Washington Nationals
(I think this kid has the potential to turn into a big star this year in DC)
35 Justin Verlander- Detroit Tigers
266 Albert Pujols Record Chase Checklist- Angels
304 Kyle Drabek- Toronto Blue Jays
Emerald 90 Andy Pettitte Record Chase Checklist- NY Yankees
53 Alex Cobb- Tampa Bay Rays
144 Jason Bay- NY Mets
(welcome to Seattle, Mr. Bay)
198 Chris Coghlan- Miami Marlins

Two thirds of the way through the box. I like the design, but I'm glad I won instead of buying the box. Is it just me or does it seem like some teams from the East have a ton of cards in this set? Where's the West Coast love man??

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Free box break pack 13-18

This six pack will take us to the halfway point of the free cards that Topps let me win. Let jump in for some more goodness.

Pack 13:

328 Jayson Werth- Washington Nationals
257 Mike Minor- Atlanta Braves
62 Tommy Hunter- Baltimore Orioles
26 Chase Utley- Philadelphia Phillies
172 Nyjer Morgan- Milwaukee Brewers
136 Tyler Clippard- Washington Nationals
Emerald 148 L.J. Hoes- Baltimore Orioles
104 Jed Lowrie- Houston Astros

273 Dexter Fowler- Colorado Rockies
(if it is a short grounder, put your head down and run DON'T WATCH IT!!)
195 Chris Heisey- Cincinnati Reds

Pack 14:

25 Mark Teixeira- NY Yankees
107 Joe Mauer- Minnesota Twins
202 Zack Cozart- Cincinnati Reds

232 Jake Odorizzi- Kansas City Royals
(there is something about road powder blues that I loved in the 80's)

CH-49 Jackie Robinson Bat Crown- Brooklyn Dodgers
TG-25 Albert Pujols The Greats- Angels
291 Ryan Sweeney- Boston Red Sox
139 Bobby Parnell- NY Mets

Pack 15:

59 John Axford- Milwaukee Brewers
219 Josh Beckett- LA Dodgers

151 Alex Rios- Chicago White Sox
(I liked the red '72 throwbacks, I'm really looking forward to the '83 retros this year)
256 Madison Bumgarner WS Game 2- San Francisco Giants
89 Johan Santana Record Chase Checklist- NY Mets

CC-6 Willie Stargell-Pittsburgh Pirates
Come to my collection POPS!!
Million Dollar Chase Card- Claim the code
96 Edward Mujica- St. Louis Cardinals
163 J.A. Happ- Toronto Blue Jays
73 Brandon Crawford- San Francisco Giants

Pack 16:

116 Brian McCann- Atlanta Braves
108 Kendrys Morlaes- Angels
(welcome to Seattle, Mr. Morales)
44 Anthony Rizzo- Chicago Cubs
95 AL Wins Leaders Price,Weaver,Harrison
5 Carlos Gonzalez- Colorado Rockies

311 Rajai Davis- Toronto Blue Jays
(I love the walk off win shots, but there's too many people to figure out where Rajai is)
TM-10 Adrian Gonzalez 1972 mini- LA Dodgers
244 Lucas Luetge- Seattle Mariners
235 Jake Westbrook- St. Louis Cardinals
314 A.J. Ellis- LA Dodgers

Pack 17:

275 Johnny Cueto- Cincinnati Reds
135 Eric Hosmer- Kansas City Royals

255 Josh Johnson- Miami Marlins
(the rarely seen orange hat and high orange socks make Josh a bright guy)
189 NL Avg Leaders Posey, McCutchen,Braun
Temporary hold of another Buster for the boy

76 Brandon Inge- Oakland A's
(they are play fighting but their teammates seem like they couldn't care less)
185 Rob Scahill- Colorado Rockies
CD-25 Mike Moustakas- Kansas City Royals
319 Brian Bogusevic- Houston Astros
165 Ramon Hernandez- Colorado Rockies
251 Sean Marshall- Cincinnati Reds

Pack 18:

329 Rafael Soriano- NY Yankees
38 Brian Wilson- San Francisco Giants
133 James Shields- Tampa Bay Rays

94 AL ERA Leaders Price,Verlander,Weaver
(that would be an awesome top 3 of a rotation, nice red white and blue of unis)
298 Pablo Sandoval WS Game 1- San Francisco Giants
271 Jeurys Familia- NY Mets
CH-50 Sandy Koufax Career No-Hitters- LA Dodgers
299 Darwin Barney- Chicago Cubs
167 Luke Hochevar- Kansas City Royals
212 Eric Chavez- NY Yankees

I think it's safe to say there's a little bit of everything in that six for everybody. Soon to come, six more packs of free stuff.

Free box break packs 7-12

What do you say, should we take a shot at the next part of this free box from Topps? Here's what the next six pack holds:

Pack 7:

61 Trevor Bauer- Arizona Diamondbacks
316 Josh Reddick- Oakland A's

3 Hunter Pence- San Francisco Giants
(I love guys who might be pros, but will still choke up trying to get a hit)
23 Jemile Weeks- Oakland A's
100 Mike Moutstakas- Kansas City Royals
268 David Lough- Kansas City Royals
Gold 24 Dan Haren- Angels #1435/2013
TM-34 Andrew McCutchen 1972 mini- Pittsburgh Pirates
327 Jhonny Peralta- Detroit Tigers
285 Addison Reed- Chicago White Sox

Pack 8:

143 Jim Johnson- Baltimore Orioles
131 Ian Kennedy- Arizona Diamondbacks

277 Brendan Ryan- Seattle Mariners
(the first Mariner I need, and you have to love the 'stache and the turn at 2nd)
296 Didi Gregorius- Cincinnati Reds
TM-17 Johnny Cueto 1972 mini- Cincinnati Reds

TG-9 Rickey Henderson The Greats- Oakland A's
Fuji are interested in Rickey??
130 Jason Motte- St. Louis Cardinals
280 Rafael Dolis- Chicago Cubs

Pack 9:

6 Ryan Howard- Philadelphia Phillies
252 Dustin Ackley- Seattle Mariners
58 Jeremy Hellickson- Tampa Bay Rays
4 Yadier Molina- St. Louis Cardinals
196 Ryan Vogelsong World Series Game 3- San Francisco Giants
78 Dylan Bundy- Baltimore Orioles
Million Dollar Chase Card I'm not playing it, so claim the code if you want it
166 Logan Ondrusek- Cincinnati Reds

164 Lucas Harrell- Houston Astros
(the new member of the AL West needs some love, the new old logo rocks!!)
56 Joe Blanton- LA Dodgers

Pack 10:

281 David Hernandez- Arizona Diamondbacks
134 Jake Arrieta- Baltimore Orioles
222 Jason Heyward- Atlanta Braves
294 AL Avg Leaders Cabrera,Trout,Beltre
84 Adieny Hechavarria- Toronto Blue Jays
Gold 75 Barry Zito- San Francisco Giants #1176/2013
CH-7 Carlos Santana HR Switch hitter- Cleveland Indians
168 Kyle Farnsworth- Tampa Bay Rays

211 Jarrod Parker- Oakland A's
(I love when the A's go with the "gold" or bright green retro jerseys)
184 Geovany Soto- Texas Rangers

Pack 11:

118 Daisuke Matsuzaka- Boston Red Sox
267 Jason Kipnis- Cleveland Indians
9 Dee Gordon- LA Dodgers

207 Matt Holliday- St. Louis Cardinals
(This reminds me of a certain Play at the Plate lover...)
170 Eury Perez- Washington Nationals
97 Danny Espinoza- Washington Nationals
Black 299 Darwin Barney- Chicago Cubs #26/62
CD-5 Matt Moore Tampa Bay Rays
293 Jeff Karstens- Pittsburgh Pirates
117 Aubrey Huff- San Francisco Giants

Pack 12:

48 Ryan Cook- Oakland A's
128 Buster Posey- San Francisco Giants
Temporarily held for my son, who's loving Buster

218 Ben Zobrist- Tampa Bay Rays
(Ben beats Mariner Jesus to score in front of nobody)
284 Angel Pagan- San Francisco Giants
27 Mike Trout- Angels
253 Adam Greenberg- Miami Marlins
TM-18 Carlos Santana 1972 mini- Cleveland Indians
325 Kevin Millwood- Seattle Mariners
230 David Robertson- NY Yankees
306 Jerry Hairston- LA Dodgers

Not a bad run of six packs for me. Three more Mariners in the binder to keep for the Super Set. I will return for another run of six packs for you.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Winnings from Topps for 2013

As you may remember, I was lucky enough to have randomly won a hobby box of 2013 Series 1 from Twitter. I don't really do much in the way of the three sets of base cards that Topps puts out any more. I do want to make sure I get the Mariners I need every year, but other than that I've found I don't want or need all the extra cards laying around from open pack after pack. I know that everyone gets tired of reading through long posts about box breaks, so I'm going to break it up into 6 packs segments. I think I'll show you the card I like most from each pack. There are a few that I'm going to hold for certain bloggers but I will make sure they are clearly marked as I show them. Let's see what this bad boy holds:

Pack 1:
first card of 2013

245 Jason Isringhausen- Angels
(why does Topps always just use Angels and not the city and team??)
41 Daniel Hudson- Arizona Diamondbacks
276 Luis Ayala- Baltimore Orioles

64 Will Middlebrooks- Boston Red Sox
(best card of the pack for the laying out shot)
125 Matt Holliday- St. Louis Cardinals NL Wild Card
203 Wilson Ramos- Washington Nationals
CH-16 Lace Berkman OPS Record- St. Louis Cardinals
250 Jonathan Niese- NY Mets
152 Jose Contreras- Philadelphia Phillies
177 Elliot Johnson- Tampa Bay Rays

Pack 2:

228 Adrian Gonzalez- LA Dodgers
19 Joey Votto- Cincinnati Reds
91 Alfredo Aceves- Boston Red Sox
86 Henry Rodriguez- Cincinnati Reds

Inserts- Texas two step
CTC-11 Yu Darvish Texas Rangers
CD-23 Jose Altuve Houston Astros
145 Anthony Bass- San Diego Padres
193 Matt Carpenter- St. Louis Cardinals
140 Wade Davis- Tampa Bay Rays
(I think that stirrups and sanitaries should be mandatory in baseball, no more long pants)

Pack 3:

14 Paul Konerko- Chicago White Sox
241 Jacoby Ellsbury- Boston Red Sox
110 Justin Upton- Arizona Diamondbacks
263 Ted Lilly- LA Dodgers
85 Sean Doolittle- Oakland A's
305 Shelby Miller- St. Louis Cardinals
TM-19 Carlos Gonzalez 1972 mini- Colorado Rockies
300 Daniel Murphy- NY Mets
322 Alex Gonzalez- Milwaukee Brewers
(I love the old school retro uniforms for most all teams)
93 Austin Kearns- Miami Marlins

Pack 4:

50 Adam Wainwright- St. Louis Cardinals
1 Bryce Harper- Washington Nationals
313 Maicer Izturis- Angels
283 CC Sabathia ALDS Game 5- NY Yankees
247 Luis Perez- Toronto Blue Jays
99 Paco Rodriguez- LA Dodgers
CD-10 Giancarlo Stanton- Miami Marlins
66 Daniel Nava- Boston Red Sox
307 Norichika Aoki- Milwaukee Brewers
324 Cameron Maybin- San Diego Padres
(I said I was a sucker for retro unis, the Padres have some of the best)

Pack 5:
274 Miguel Montero- Arizona Diamondbacks
223 Yonder Alonso- San Diego Padres(another nice retro look)
157 Carter Capps- Seattle Mariners
69 Marco Scutaro NLCS Game 7- San Francisco Giants
(I kept wondering how long they could play in that rain)
264 Roy Halliday Record Chase 200 wins-Philadelphia Phillies
(this is where Topps hid the checklists this year is on the back of these)
CH-44 Mark Buehrle- Toronto Blue Jays
(see what they did with PhotoShop?)
CC-7 Mark Teixeira Calling Card- NY Yankees
295 Brandon League- LA Dodgers
259 Bartolo Colon- Oakland A's
60 Jon Rauch- NY Mets

Pack 6:

158 Chad Billingsley- LA Dodgers
63 Juston Masterson- Cleveland Indians
150 John Danks- Chicago White Sox
249 Vance Worley- Philadelphia Phillies
272 NL RBI Leaders Headley,Braun,Soriano
87 Mike Olt- Texas Rangers
Emerald 288 Starling Marte- Pittsburgh Pirates
129 Ike Davis- NY Mets
(just like little league, watch the ball all the way in to the glove)
114 Casey McGehee- NY Yankees
205 Ryan Theriot- San Francisco Giants

Not too bad of a start to the box if you ask me. I will try to keep this box break going so you can see if there is anything good coming you might want to claim. I will be happy to send cards to people after I show them all. Please comment and lay claim to what you want. My only request is if you want something, could you help with my Mariner or Angel want lists, or hit me with Willie Stargell or Dale Murphy cards!