Hey there! For those who don't know me, my name is Kevin and I blog the two-headed monster of The Great 1965 Topps Project and Orioles Card "O" the Day. This is my debut post at A Pack a Day, in a manner of speaking. I guest-blogged some packs of 1995 Stadium Club last year, and dayf was kind enough to post them on my behalf.
Let's kick things off with some packs that I received in my Christmas stocking.
UH73 Boone Logan
UH296 Edgar Gonzalez
UH60 Michael Barrett
UH31 Tony Pena (pitcher)
UH149 Homer Bailey RC
UH145 Macay McBride
UH25 Mark Hendrickson
BB739 Barry Bonds Home Run "History" #739
UH282 Classic Combo: Jonathan Papelbon and Jorge Posada
UH188 Ryan Rowland-Smith RC
UH244 Brad Penny NL All-Star
UH267 Brian Roberts AL All-Star
UH41 Ryan Langerhans
UH6 J.D. Drew
UH305 Orlando Palmeiro
UH178 Matt Lindstrom RC
UH144 Edwin Jackson
UH137 Erick Aybar
UH214 Alex Rodriguez Season Highlights: 500th HR
GN542 Curtis Granderson Generation Now: Double #23
UH271 Dan Haren AL All-Star
UH276 Classic Combo: Alex Rodriguez and Russell Martin
UH216 David Ortiz AL All-Star
UH257 J.R. Hardy NL All-Star
Thoughts: The first pack here is definitely the better of the pair (no Alex Rodriguez cards; let's just say that I am not a fan). Homer Bailey is a promising rookie, and who knows, he might be an Oriole soon if Cincy is serious about trading for Erik Bedard. The Bonds card is pointless, but not as pointless as a card honoring Granderson's 23rd freaking double. Coincidentally, Bonds' 739rd homer was given up by Edgar Gonzalez, who appears elsewhere in the pack. Rowland-Smith is the first player in MLB history with a hyphenated last name for you trivia buffs. And of course I'm happy to get a Brian Roberts card. He is one of the best and most likeable players on my favorite team, and a lot of people seem to believe his steroids alibi.
I'll be back in a day or two with some more stocking stuffers from 2006 Topps.