Thursday, January 03, 2013

Pack Wars: Another 2011 Topps Pack

The 2011 Topps packs have been all over the board.  A Series 2 pack brought home 16 points while a different Series 2 pack lost 16 points.  The Series 1 packs (of which today's pack is the third of four Series 1 packs) have been decent so far (15 points for one, 14 for the other).  Will today's pack finally eclipse the total of our current leader (2011 Allen & Ginter) with 19 points?  Let's find out.

Pack Wars II - Pack 10:
2011 Topps - Series One (12 cards):

25.  Carl Crawford - Rays
Crawford led his team to 50 points in his first high school game (as quarterback).  +1 

237.  Jason Vargas - Mariners
I got nuthin'  +0

263.  Joel Pineiro - Angels
The Angels ought to be pretty good this year, right?  At least Pineiro isn't a Cardinal in this card, +1

328.  David Price - Checklist
I like having checklists in my set, but I'd rather they be true checklists instead of "fake" checklists where only one side can be marked off.  It's a waste of card slots if you ask me.  -2

95.  Pedro Alvarez - Pirates
I've been giving Pirates cards a point or two throughout the Pack War, no reason to stop now I guess.  +1

114.  Russell Martin - Dodgers

A great photo if you ask me!  +3

Topps 60:  4.  Gary Carter - Mets

I have the full Topps 60 set complete - so this is up for trade (along with plenty of other 2011 Topps cards if you are interested).  +2 for letting me plug my trade bait.

60 Years of Topps:  46.  Mariano Rivera - Yankees

Yet another Yankee insert from Topps...ugh.  -5

Topps Town:  Buster Posey - Giants

I'm mad at Posey for knocking the Reds out of the playoffs. -5

227.  Nate McLouth - Braves
McLouth didn't really seem to be the same player as he was for the Pirates once he got traded.  +0

297.  Jason Jaramillo - Pirates
Another Pirate, another +1

312.  Gaby Sanchez - Marlins
Getting duplicate Marlins stinks, no one wants to trade for them.  -2

Pack total:  -5 points

Eesh!  Our second negative scoring pack - but at least this one didn't accumulate double digit negative points.  It's a small victory I guess.


Pack Wars II Current Standings:
+19:  2011 Allen & Ginter (6 card pack)
+16:  2011 Topps Series 2 (8 card pack)
+15:  2011 Topps Series 1 (12 card pack #2)
+14:  2011 Topps Series 1 (12 card pack #1)
+14:  2010 Topps Series 2 (12 card pack #1)
+10:  2008 UD Timeline (6 card pack)
+07:  2006 Topps Series 2 (6 card pack)
+06:  2011 Topps Update (12 card pack)
-05:  2011 Topps Series 1 (12 card pack #3)
-16:  2011 Topps Series 2 (12 card pack #2)

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