Let's play America’s favorite game, Sox Or No Sox.
The rules are simple. We take one unopened pack of baseball cards that was randomly selected by yours truly. We then go through the pack card by card looking for those pesky to find White Sox cards.
Our player in tonight's game is another 2004 Fleer Tradition pack. The pack contains 10 cards and features a very busy looking wrapper. Very cool. Let's begin.
#1: Wes Helms – 261 - Brewers
I don’t remember Wes being on the Brewers. I guess that has something to do with the Brewers switching to the National League.
#2: Brooks Kieschnick – 234 - Brewers
This would be a Milwaukee favorite pack. Never heard of him. He has a cool sounding name though.
#3: Matt LeCroy – 135 - Twins
There’s something wrong when you’re a designated hitter before age 30 and not a household name.
#4: Kelvim Escobar – 174 - Angels
A year later, he would be involved in the controversial dropped third strike in the playoffs.
#5: Jose Valentin – 119 – White Sox
The White Sox player who set the team record for single season home runs by a shortstop and dropped everything else.
Halfway through the pack. One White Sox card. No trap cards and a few of the Brew Crew. 5 cards left to go. Let’s see if we can another White Sox card!
#6: Larry Bigbie – 425 - Orioles
An SP card of an Oriole. Kevin will be proud!
#7: Julio Lugo – 314 – Devil Rays
Julio looks like a pitcher on the card.
#8: Jeff Bagwell – 368 - Astros
A Bagwell is always a welcome sight.
#9: Ivan Rodriguez – 3 – Marlins
A Lil’ Pudge World Series card! Very interesting.
#10: John Lackey – 56 – Angels
John had a 19-20 career total at this point.
OK, our pack opening is complete. Not that bad. A Jose Valentin White Sox card. No trap cards. These cards look meh. They remind me too much of 1990 Fleer. Meh.
So, that’s ½ point for each card in the pack. +2 for the White Sox card.
Final score: 7 points
One White Sox card in this game, we’ll look out for more next time on Sox Or No Sox.