Thursday, September 24, 2015

R.I.P Yogi

We lost a great player, person, veteran, and St. Louisan yesterday. Here is a repost of the All-St.Louis All-Star Team post I wrote earlier this year. Yogi

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Packs 22, 23 & 24 (That's a Wrap (er))

Pack 22

Brett Gardner Damn Yank -1
 Mini Black ‘Cutch +3
Starting Point Stanton +2

Pack total +4
Box total +150

Pack 23

Jimbo who? -1
Starting Points Davish +2
Mini A&G Bryant +2


Pack total +3
Box total +153

Pack 24

Joey Bats FP +2
Menagerie of the mind Griffin +2

Pack total +4
Box total +157

All in all I had a good box especially since I pulled a Julie auto-the issue has been not enough FPs or FT cards. This is really the key to success-yes you need big hits but it is the small points that add up. Plus a second straight year of pulling a Yankee relic doesn't help. There is always GAC2016.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Rest in Peace you Crazy Dominican



 I can honestly say that before 1982 I can’t remember too many baseball events-I can remember clearly The Mad Hungarian and his antics, I have a vague recollection of Reggie Jackson and his ’77 World Series Game 6 three homerun history, I can remember Lou Brock and his breaking of the all-time stolen base record of Ty Cobb in 1977-How could I not have living in the STL suburbs. I can remember the ’79 “We are Family” Pirates and that World Series. However, the first real and consistent memories began in 1981 when my dad and I watched Gary Templeton make an obscene gesture towards Redbird fans on live TV and his departure soon after for a light hitting defensive wizard from San Diego.  
 

 The 1982 World Series became etched in my Cardinal Nation memory-as I write this I fear the Birds are in an epic and historical collapse.  But in 1982 it was with Joaquin Andujar that I became hooked, and ditched football. He was exciting, emotional, dedicated, and passionate.
He won the 7th Game of the 1982 World Series, he punched a fan after the horrible, shameful call, in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series (Royals’ fans-how do you in good conscious claim that title so proudly?). So I was saddened to hear of his passing at 62 from diabetes yesterday via one of my many Android Cardinals’ alerts. I will always remember you with fondness. Rest in Peace you Crazy Dominican.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

GAC 15 Packs 19-21 End is Nigh

Pack 19

Full Size Relic FSRB Justin Verlandr +6 We jinxed him in his no hit bid by turning the game on in 7th. 

Mini A&G Back Andrew Cashner +2 

Starting Points Miggy +2 


Pack Total 10

Box total 140

Pack 20

Great Scott Dolly the Sheep +2 
Regular Craig Kimbrel FP +2 

Pack total +4
Box total 144

Pack 21

Starting Points Jose Abreu +2


Pack total +2
Box total +146

Saturday, September 5, 2015

GAC 15 Packs 16-18 Damn Yankees strike again

Pack 16

Damn Yankee Sabathia Full Size Relic RA +6/2=+3. GAC 14 I pulled an A-Rod relic. bad luck for me.
A World Benath our feet Tsetse Fly Mini +2


Starting Point Matt Adams +2+1 for FT=+3. A setback for "Big City" and his come back.

Pack Total 8
Box total 112

Pack 17

Mini SP Gary Brown +3 
Ancient Armory Katana +2 

Starting Points Kemp +2 


Pack total 7
Box total 126

Pack 18

What once Would Be Automated Kitchen +2 

Jacoby Ellsbury-cursed Yankee -1 
Mini Gabe Kapler SP +3 

Pack total 4
Box total 130

Friday, September 4, 2015

GAC 15 Packs 13-15: A game, a correction, and a mega hit-at least to me.

Last weekend as a way to celebrate our anniversary we went to the Cardinals-Giant's game at AT&T Park.  The Boyz are warming up-Carlos Martinez can be seen third from left along the foul line.
The view from our Club Level seats-we splurged but we only see them every other year since the past two years they were making their visit in April and mid-week at that. 
Me having a brew after finishing off the $17 Dungeness Crab Melt-yeah, worth every penny. I was surprised to see an IPA from Bend Oregon's 10 Barrel Brewing (we visited the brewery on a trip there a few years ago) which I have not seen in the Bay Area.
A correction-the Comish has ruled that Mini Framed Buyback Black Bordered, or A&G backs are not extra points so I must make a correction to the point total for my Mini Framed Buyback (the box total below has been adjusted to reflect this).

Pack 13

Wong, Wong!, and a horizontal as well! FT +1
Mini Black Francisco Liriano +3 
Starting Points Altuve +2 
Carlito Beltran -1 for going to the Yanks 

Pack 13 total is +5
Box total +76

Pack 14

When I was reviewing the auto checklist one day chilling in my recliner I told my wife that if I couldn't pull a Yadi or another Redbird I wanted to pull this person's signature.  Read a little further to see whom it was.

Starting Points DeGrom +2 

Here is the best pull of my life and the one person other than a Cardinal I really wanted-crapy photo but I took it in the heat of the moment ............A Mini Framed Red Auto Julie Foudy #2/10 +22! 

I probably will not win 2015 GAC but in my mind I already did.

Pack Total =24
Box total 102

Pack 15

Menagerie of the Mind Dragon +2 
Mike Trout FP +2 

Pack 15 total +4
Box total 104