In a surprise (to me anyhow), Fleer Tradition stomped Topps Gold Label in the first round by a score of 22-13. Can Gold Label make a comeback in Round 2? Since I'm alternating who starts, it's the shiny Gold Label that gets opened first this time around.
Matt Williams - Diamondbacks
Randy Johnson - Diamondbacks +10 for the big unit (and a nice card)
Micheal Tejera - Marlins
Mo Vaughn - Angels
Alex Rodriguez - Mariners -3 because even a Seattle A-rod is a jerk.
Pack total: 7 points
Not a great showing by Topps Gold Label...can Fleer Tradition possibly do worse?
Russell Branyan - Reds +1 for being a Red, no more than that though because he was terrible as a Red
Alex Escobar - Indians
Kyle Farnsworth - Cubs
Rays Team Leaders
Garrett Stephenson - Cardinals -1 for being a Cardinal
Jae Weong Seo - Mets
Brett Tomko - Cardinals -2 for being an ex-Red turned Cardinal
Jason Giambi - Yankees -2 for being a Yankee
402. Luis Matos - Orioles +5 for being a short print of a claimed team in the group break
J. Lopez, G. Atkins, & C. Barmes - Rockies +1 for being a trio short print all of one team
Pack total: 2 points
Can you believe it? Topps Gold Label wins with 7 points this time after losing with 13 points last time. That's how the pack wars work though - you don't have to be the best, you simply have to be better than your immediate competitor.
The contest is all tied up at 1 pack each. This will come down to the wire seeing as how there are only two packs of each type remaining in the box! Stay tuned - more to be opened before today is through!
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