Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Sox Or No Sox: 2-5-08

Welcome to the Magical Pack Genie edition of Sox Or No Sox.

A mysterious package came to game show yesterday. This package has the potential to be the highest ratio pack of Sox Or No Sox history!

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 hard to find White Sox cards.

Our player in tonight's game is a 1986 Donruss All-Stars pack. The pack contains 3 cards, 1 pop-up card and a puzzle piece and features a see-through cellophane wrapper. Very cool. Let's begin.

#1: Carlton Fisk - pop-up - White Sox
The 22 year old packaging tore everywhere, except where it should open. The little tab thing on the back ripped right off. Fear not, I had scissors. Like Mel Brooks' Rabbi Tuckman, all that was needed was a little snip of the tip. And let me tell you, I was rewarded!

#2: Dave Stieb - 55 - Blue Jays
A future White Sox pitcher, from 1986's standpoint. Plus, a pitcher that I loved before he became a member of the White Sox.

Halfway through the pack. 1 White Sox Hall of Famer and a future White Sox pitcher!!! This is turning out to be more of a ringer pack than the Eight Men Out pack, which wasn't so much a ringer. 2 more cards in the pack. Dare I say it? Let's find some more White Sox cards!

#3: LaMaar Hoyt – 9 - Padres
An ex-White Sox Cy Young award winner!

#4: Carlton Fisk - 17 - White Sox
Another Fisk!! My luck is changing! Thank you Magical Pack Genie for making the 300th post in A Pack A Day (according to blogger.com) extra special!!

OK, our pack opening is complete. THAT WAS AN AWESOME PACK!!! How impossible is that to get two White Sox cards in a pack of 3 cards and a pop-up! Plus the other two were on the White Sox in the past. Plus, a puzzle piece (28,29,30) of the true Home Run King, Hank Aaron. This is the pack that White Sox dreams are made of.

Final score: 6 points

2 White Sox cards in this game, let's see if we can break that record next time on Sox Or No Sox.


Andy said...

Steve, you might have just hit your peak, unfortunately! :)

Steve Gierman said...

It was fun while it lasted!

Andy said...

I think you should play Sox or No Sox with the package I just sent you. THAT might just be your peak...