Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 16 - Recap

Good afternoon! Glad you could join us! I have some special treats for you today!

We'll get right to the pack and then the special treat!

Pack 16:

Base Card #16 - Gordon Beckham

Base Card #50 - Carl Crawford

Base Card #93 - Evan Lysacek

Base Card #132 - Colby Rasmus

Base Card #187 - Jim Nantz

Base Card #292 - Wade Davis

Mini Base Card #293 - Royal Wedding

Hometown Heroes #74 - Jayson Werth

Not terrible, nothing to write home about either.

This, however... is a winner. Featuring our first Mail Day Saturday:

Straight from PressPass headquarters, it's a 2011 Saturday Signatures Akeem Ayers serialized out of 99. A solid redemption card! Now only if it were a baseball card!

A quick word on redemption cards... some people hate them. I, however, am a huge fan. Because not only do you get to enjoy opening the pack and finding a hit, but then you get to enjoy that sensation AGAIN when you get the actual card in the mail. It's awesome. Hell, I'd even be a fan if they sent me a redemption card again so I could do it three times. Any more than that and it would be annoying, though.

That's it for today, see you tomorrow!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Days 13, 14, 15 - Recap

So GLAD you could join us for this evening's Ginter Godfather Hobby Box Break Recap! My sincerest apologies for the delay, some things regarding work and a certain MASSIVE power outage in a certain part of the country may have contributed to the fact that I couldn't update you all.

So! I am pleased to say we FINALLY GOT A HIT! It's not as big as I was hoping it would be, but a hit is a hit! So! Without further adieu:

Pack 13:

Base Card #15 - Diana Taurasi

Base Card #55 - Dustin Pedroia

Base Card #62 - Alfonso Soriano

Base Card #198 - Freddie Freeman

Base Card #205 - Kendrys Morales

Base Card #325 - Mike Stanton (Short Print)

Step Right Up Mini #6 - Human Blockhead

Hometown Heroes #80 - Cliff Lee

A solid pack with a short print and an insert mini!

Pack 14:

Ginter Code Base Card #26 - Edwin Jackson

Base Card #67 - Delmon Young (At least he's in a Twins Uniform!)

Base Card #110 - Jake McGee

Base Card #118 - Rafael Soriano

Base Card #254 - Denard Span (WOOHOO! A Twin AND my FAVORITE PLAYER!)

Base Card #309 - Kurt Suzuki (Short Print)

Animals in Peril #7 - Dhole

Floating Fortresses #11 - Lave

Probably the best pack in the box so far! TWO Twins, one of them my favorite player, a short print, a mini insert, and a Floating Fortress, even if the ship depicted is French and only goes 4 knots.

Pack 15:

Base Card #83 - Mat Hoffman

Base Card #129 - Kelly Johnson

Base Card #237 - Carlos Quentin

Ascent of Man #26 - Homo Sapiens Sapiens (Modern Man)

Base Mini Card #45 - Annika Sorenstam (Scha-wing!)

Hometown Heroes #23 - Dustin Pedroia

... and... drum roll please...

Framed Mini-Relic AGR-JLD - Jed Lowrie of the Boston Red Sox!

Excellent! Our first hit of the box! 2 more to find in 9 packs!

Tune in tomorrow to see if we strike gold!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 12 - Recap

Hey there all! So glad you could join us this evening, sorry it's so late! Still no hit, so we have half a box with all the hits left! Sweet!

Pack 12:

Base Card #38 - Angel Pagan

Base Card #60 - Brandon Belt

Base Card #74 - Torii Hunter

Base Card #121 - J.D. Drew

Base Card #272 - Wee Man (Deranged Midget anyone?)

Base Card #307 - Ryan Ludwick (Short Print)

Mini Allen & Ginter Ad Back #36 - Eric Sogard

Hometown Heroes #2 - Colby Rasmus

That's it for now. I'm also starting to take interest in this whole Ginter Code thing... should be fun.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 11 - Recap

I'm so glad you could join us this late Labor Day afternoon for our day 11 recap! Once again I'll end the suspense early - still no hit. Tomorrow, if we're still pitching a no-hitter, we'll have gone through half the box without a single hit. Amazing.

Here we go!

Pack 11:

Base Card #2 - Ty Wigginton

Base Card #70 - Evan Longoria

Base Card #92 - Michael Pineda

Base Card #172 - Yunesky Maya

Base Card #184 - Pedro Alvarez

Base Card #246 - Ian Kinsler

Ginter Ad Back Mini #59 - Jeremy Jeffress

Hometown Heroes #100 - Travis Snider

Well, at least we hit a Ginter Ad Back mini! I do love those minis...

That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed this pack break, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Labor Day!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 10 - Recap

Thank you so much for joining us this evening for our Day 10 Recap!

I'll end any suspense right now - we did not get our first hit today. Alas. That leaves 14 packs with at least 3 hits in them. I wish I had these odds whenever I buy loose packs from a hobby shop! Instead I always feel like I'm the guy buying X number of loose packs of Y number of packs with 0 hits remaining. Statistically speaking it is unlikely to have bought 5 Hobby Jumbo Packs and gotten 0 hits. I'll let you know when I hit 10 Jumbo Packs and 0 hits to prove it's better to just get a box of the stuff for yourself. But enough rambling. Onto the pack!

Pack 10:

Base Card #142 - Michael Young

Base Card #154 - Todd Helton

Base Card #175 - Jose Bautista

Base Card #176 - Brian Bogusevic

Base Card #195 - Tommy Hanson

Base Card #273 - Brent Morel

Base Mini #149 - Lars Anderson

Hometown Heroes #36 - Gordon Beckham

Speaking of somewhat awful packs, this one ranks right up there. No short prints, barely an insert (if you can call Hometown Heroes an insert...) but the Ginter Godfather never complain when opening a pack of Allen and Ginter. Never. Because it could be some inferior product.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 9 - Recap

I'm so glad you could join us this evening as we recount our 9th pack break! Will we get our first hit tonight? You'll have to keep reading to find out!

Also, feel free to leave any comments about this blog, or if you see something you really like and would like to propose a trade, let us know! We appreciate your feedback.

OK! Here we go!

Pack 9:

Base Card #48 - Francisco Liriano (Yay! A Twin!)

Base Card #109 - Martin Prado

Base Card #182 - Clay Buchholz

Base Card #224 - Jason Kubel (Woohoo! Another Twin!)

Base Card #282 - Reid Brignac

Base Card #348 - Russel Martin (Short Print)

Animals in Peril #3 - Arakan Forest Turtle

Minds that Made the Future #33 - Euclid

Have I ever told you how much I love minis? Especially Allen and Ginter minis? I really, really do.

Still no hits to be found, and the anticipation grows!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 8 - Recap

Good evening! I'm glad you could join us for this late-night edition of our daily recap! If you're half as tired as I am, you're looking forward to curling up in bed and going to sleep, so we'll get right to the point!

Pack 8:

Base Card #143 - Carlos Zambrano

Ginter Code Base Card #182 - Clay Buchholz (Our second code card in two days!)

Base Card #202 - Nick Swisher

Base Card #278 - Travis Snider

Base Card #315 - Jason Werth (Short Print)

Baseball Highlight Sketches #6 - Jose Bautista

Uninvited Guests #8 - The Winchester Mystery House

Floating Fortresses #17 - USS Texas

Ah yes, "Old Hoodoo". The first battleship in the US fleet, she would later be renamed, sunk in Chesapeake Bay, used as gunnery practice, and finally demolished in 1959 because her remains were a navigational hazard. Just over 300 feet long and capable of reaching speeds of 18 knots. She's not much by today's standards and rapidly became obsolete, but still a fine vessel!

That's it for tonight, check back again tomorrow for some more pack ripping mania! We're a third of the way through the box and haven't seen a single hit yet! It's coming and it's going to be HUGE!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day "7" - Recap

Good evening! I'm so glad you could join us for day "7" of our very first hobby box break! You'll notice the scare quotations because it's actually more like day 10 or 11, but we're only on pack 7.

This hobby box is meant to serve as a reward for a behavior modification program. I only get to open a pack if I exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. I was having some knee pain and it was a little cold to go swimming, hence the few days of rest. But, my wife and I went on a nice brisk walk this evening and that qualifies!

Here we go!

Pack 7:

Base Card #120 - Adrian Gonzalez

Base Card #245 - Brian McCann

Base Card #256 - Howie Kendrick

Base Card #277 - Hank Cogner

Base Card #327 - David DeJesus (Short Print)

Ginter Code Card #350 - Joe Mauer (Short Print)

World's Most Mysterious Figures #4 - Fulcanelli

Floating Fortresses #6 - HMS Indefatigable

I love Floating Fortresses. I really do. Probably because I have this thing for warships. Just saying.

Huzzah! Also, a Joe Mauer code card! Very nice. Too bad I'm not really trying to figure out the code. I have a few ideas, but nowhere near the resources necessary to pursue it.

Check in tomorrow for another pack, and if not have a safe weekend!