Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that it's not too tough for me to end up with the Rockies in this community when opportunities present themselves. That goes for group breaks, the Supertraders group, and David's Pack-A-Daily Circus at Tribe Cards. It's been going on for quite some time, and while it used to be a lot more player-focused (like a Fantasy roster), David simplified it quite a bit this year and just had team slots. Basically, he opens a pack of cards each day, and each team's "owner" gets the cards for that team. There's also a draft process for unclaimed or non-sports cards.
Naturally, I'm shut out of anything pre-1993, but I've still earned the "wahoo!!" next to my name on several cards so far, starting with 2016 Gypsy Queen.
|2016 Topps Gypsy Queen #244 Tom Murphy (RC)|
Tom Murphy, a catcher, remains one of the promising players in the Rockies' farm system. He even got called up for a couple weeks at the end of 2015 when rosters expanded. He gets the Rookie Card logo on this one, and while he remains in the minors, has lots of promise and could be called up if Nick Hundley continues to have injury problems.
|2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Glove Stories #GS-2 Nolan Arenado|
Diving into the first row like this is always a bit dangerous, though it's sure to make the highlight reel. Derek Jeter famously did it in the 2001 playoffs, the first time I can recall it happening. Todd Frazier tried it the other day and ended up needing stitches on his lip. It's become somewhat expected for those on the left side of the infield, though somehow first and second basemen seem to have avoided this.
|1993 O-Pee-Chee Premier #58 Andres Galarraga|
The stats on the back are quite minimal, offering only previous-season and career stats for Average, Hits, Home Runs, and RBIs.
I have a few 1992 OPC Premier cards, but I think this is my first from 1993. This is likely from one of their first spring training games, and I think that may be Don Zimmer in the background, who was part of the Rockies' inaugural coaching staff.
|2015 USA Baseball Stars and Stripes Crusade Blue #95 Trey Killian|
I have a feeling that I'll be seeing a lot of these Team USA cards and will have to look them up each time. But in five years, there could be plenty of collectors going after this set.
It remains to be seen what else my team slot earns in the Pack-A-Daily Circus, but I'm sure to land quite a few more "Wahoo!!"s before the circus leaves town.