Thursday, April 12, 2012

Opening Day Contest Pack War #5

Pack War #5. While Weird Al's Combo #5 goes off in my head, let's meet today's contestants.
Napkin Doon, Nick, Kazi, Josh D, come on down.

By the way kids... there may or may not be a post tomorrow. It's Canuck's birthday and the wife usually has a crapload of plans. So we'll see what we'll see, won't we?
Pack 17
Napkin Doon
Fausto Carmona - Joe Collector's favourite player. 0 pts
David Aardsma - Aardsma the Aardvark. 0 pts
Mike Stanton - didn't this guy just ask to be called Giancarlo??? -1 pt AND he's a Fish -1 pt Total -2 pts
Gordon Beckham - the next best thing since sliced bread. Now?.......... 0 pts
Adam Lind - I'm glad the Blue Jays fixed their uni's this season. 0 pts
Carlos Zambrano - a nutcase. Next. 0 pts
Jose Reyes - an insert! +2 pts. He's a Met. -1 pt. Oh oh, dreadlocks -1 pt total 0 pts

PACK TOTAL : -2 pts   BONUS TOTAL :  0 pts

Pack 18
Nick
Mike Stanton - Giancarlo's regular card, second verse, same as the first. -2 pts
Vladimir Guerrero - no points deducted for his arrest a couple of days ago 0 pts
Carl Crawford - Run Forrest! 0 pts
Junction Jack - What does a giant rabbit have to do with the Astros? Mascot +2 pts
Kevin Youkilis - empty seats? in Baltimore? say it ain't so. 0 pts
Brent Morel - the chinless wonder gets an insert bonus +2 pts
Jeremy Guthrie - more empty seats. Sad. 0 pts.

PACK TOTAL : 2 pts  BONUS TOTAL : 0 pts

Pack 19
Kazi
extra meat on a meat lovers pizza. Who doesn't love meat? +1 pt
Matt Kemp - the Bison wallowing in the mud. 0 pts
BJ Upton - think he caught it? 0 pts
Aaron Hill - how awesome would it be if David Aardsma had the first name Aaron instead? Favourite team +2 pts
Nick Markakis - an awesome Gulf sign in the background +1 pt
Johan Santana - another Met. -1 pt
Jason Heyward - Woot! J Hey +2 pts and an insert +2 pts Total +4 pts
Brian Wilson - if I was Night Owl, this card would be -1,000,000. But I'm not. 0 pts

PACK TOTAL : 6 pts   BONUS TOTAL : 7 pts

Pack 20
Josh D.
Jason Kubel - not much to say about Jason. 0 pts
Matt Latos - can anyone explain the Padres uniform strategy to me? Anyone? 0 pts
Stephen Drew - brother of Nancy. 0 pts
Shane Victorino - saw him on Hawaii Five-O the other night. -1 pt
Shaun Marcum - former Blue Jay. 0 pts
Logan Morrison - insert +2 pts. A Marlin -1 pt Toatl +1 pt
Billy Butler - Favourite team! +2 pts

PACK TOTAL : 2 pts   BONUS TOTAL : 0 pts


Now an unofficial update to the leaderboard - NEW LEADER!

1. reoddai : Pack pts 0 Bonus pts 1 =1
2. daddyohoho : Pack pts 0 Bonus Pts 3 =3
3. LV : Pack pts -2 Bonus Pts 5 = 3
4. F&S Baseball Cards : Pack pts 1 Bonus pts 2 =3
5. arpsmith : Pack pts 3 Bonus pts 5 =8
6. Greg Zakwin : Pack pts 4 Bonus pts 8 = 12
7. Mariner1 : Pack pts 3 Bonus pts 2 =5
8. Superduperman99 : Pack pts 2 Bonus pts 0 =2
9. Jeff Wilk : Pack pts 4 Bonus pts 4 = 8
10. The Dimwit : Pack pts 3 Bonus pts 1 = 4
11. jaybarkerfan : Pack pts 4 Bonus pts 3 = 7
12. dawgbones : Pack pts 3 Bonus pts 8 = 11
13. Jason : Pack pts -2 Bonus pts 0 = -2
14. The Angels In Order : Pack pts 1 Bonus pts 4 = 5
15. Cool Breeze : Pack pts -1 Bonus pts 1 = 0
16. Dhoff : Pack pts 3 Bonus pts 5 = 8
17. Napkin Doon : Pack pts -2 pts  Bonus pts 0 = -2
18. Nick : Pack pts 2  Bonus pts 0  = 2
19. Kazi : Pack pts 6  Bonus pts 7 = 13
20. Josh D. : Pack pts 2  Bonus pts 0 = 2
21. Matt F.
22. bamlinden : Bonus pts 7
23. (...Joe)
24. High-Five Man : Bonus pts 5
25. The Diamond King
26. Dave H. : Bonus pts 5
27. BASEBALL DAD : Bonus pts 4
28. Play At The Plate : Bonus pts 7
29. Morgan : Bonus pts 7
30. night owl : Bonus pts 2
31. Cardhobbyist : Bonus pts 6
32. Hackenbush : Bonus pts 2
33. 1967ers
34. Fuji : Bonus pts 6
35. The Dutch Card Guy
36. Don WickedOrtega

Bonus Participants

37. Jafronius : Bonus pts 1
38. Adam E. : Bonus pts 7
39. Dodgerbobble
40. cynicalbuddha
41. FanOfReds : Bonus pts 2
42. Commishbob

20 comments:

The Angels In Order said...

The only Angel is Hideki Matsui sliding 5 feet short of second base on Aaron Hills card. Not a good sign.

night owl said...

minus 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 is a little more like it.

Jeff Wilk said...

Just helping out night owl with a few more zeros:

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Play at the Plate said...

I had 37 clever comments to make them I saw Brian Wilson and vomited. Happy Birthday tomorrow!

Greg Zakwin said...

Bison!

And Giancarlo has two cards, neither of which features his awesome new (original) name.

Lame.

LV said...

Junction Jack is the Astros mascott? YIKES!

High-Five Man said...

I'll have to agree with you about the lack of a rabbit-Astros connection.

dawgbones said...

there are not anywhere near enough zeros yet for eleventy billion...
let's add a few more:
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Fuji said...

My 3 Favorite Cards:

Brian Wilson > B.J. Upton > Junction Jack

Cardhobbyist said...

Is Heyward batting with a flute?

Kazi said...

leaving a comment from work--cannot send by my user name--KAZI--happy birthday

Dave H said...

The spot the error card was pretty cool. Would be a much better insert than UD's Figure Skaters crap from a few years back!

bamlinden said...

Got Heeeeeeeeem!!!!!

How sad that I actually laughed at (and got) your Nancy Drew comment. Must be that Hardy Boy in me.

BASEBALL DAD said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow ! Houston should use "Astro" from the Jetsons.

1967ers said...

Happy pre-emptive birthday!

Remarkably few Jays so far. Hopefully a few appear in the next pack(s).

Jafronius said...

Happy birthday! Per wikipedia, Junction Jack (supposed to be an engineer...for what the train?) replaced Orbit as the Astro mascot. Anyone have an Orbit mascot card? Maybe it's that British lady...

Morgan said...

I bet the Colt .45s had a much cooler mascot.

Hackenbush said...

Happy Birthday, Cappy!

AdamE said...

Evidently 2011 Topps thinks CC is back with the Indians. It says Fautso Carmona.

Captain Canuck said...

no more bonus comments for this post