One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My First Packs of 2011 Chrome

I finally picked up a few packs of Chrome last week, and I had some success right off the bat!  I bought 4 packs, and got 3 nice pulls.

Pack 1 had a Vintage Chrome insert of Joe Mauer:
I can never get these cards to scan right for some least this year the cards aren't bending themselves into tubes!

Pack 2 was the worst of the bunch - I pulled two base set duplicates in just my second pack!  At least it had a Brett Wallace refractor.

Pack 3 was the big hit - a nice rookie Auto!

And finally, Pack 4 revealed a Heritage Chrome Refractor:

Not a bad haul from just 4 packs!  I'll have to go back for more soon.

Previous  Trivia Question:
The Brewers' George Kottaras became the first player to hit for the cycle in 2011 last week. How many times has a player hit for the cycle in big league history?
Answer: The cycle has been accomplished 292 times in recorded history.  Three players have accomplished the feat 3 times, John Reilly (twice in the span of one week in 1883, and again in 1890), Bob Meusel (in 1921, 1922, and 1928), and Babe Herman (twice in 1931 and again in 1933).  The most recent player to hit the cycle more than once is Brad Wilkerson, who did it in 2003 and 2005.
Today's Trivia Question:
Who are the 4 members of baseball's 40/40 club? (Hint: all four 40/40 seasons occured within the last 25 years)

1 comment:

  1. Canseco, Bonds, A-Rod (seems to be a theme going here with these 3)...

    Soriano (Alfonso, not Rafael)