Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ZZ Pack Wars vs. Stadium Club, Rd. #3

After a pair of victories in the first two rounds the Zippy Zappy repacks have a very comfortable 12-6 lead over Topps' Stadium Club. But the 1991 pack, which we started in Round #2, is going to run out of cards soon and the 2016 version will be called on in relief. That might make things a little closer!
Battle #3 starts NOW!

Match-up #1:
Wow, Stadium Club has been unloading the Rangers on me in these two packs . . . Julio Franco, Ruben Sierra and now Juan Gonzalez. But did you see Randy Hundley's sweet sideburns? Sideburns rule!

Updated Score:
ZZ Pack = 1
SC Pack = 0

Match-up #2:
Commander Cody and Eddie Whitson. Commander Cody is always ready, but I can't necessarily say the same for Eddie there wearing his jacket. Zippy Zappy takes a 2-0 lead!

Updated Score:
ZZ Pack = 2
SC Pack = 0

Match-up #3:
Whitey Lockman and four coaches versus Randall K. Myers, one of the founding fathers of the Nasty Boys. I'll take the Nasty Boy for the win!

Updated Score:
ZZ Pack = 2
SC Pack = 1

Match-up #4:
Greg Harris is in awe of Jake Arrieta's 2015 season. I am, too.

Updated Score:
ZZ Pack = 3
SC Pack = 1

Match-up #5:
A Kyuji Fujikawa card from Japan!  Nice!
A Cardinal? Seriously?
Does the decision get any easier? I don't think so.

Updated Score:
ZZ Pack = 4
SC Pack = 1

Match-up #6:
Kent Hrbek has his own restaurant in the Minnesota's Target Field. That's pretty cool. Hrbek is also one of the more beloved Twins of all time. But, I am not a Twins fan.  Plus, that's only my second "Power Players" parallel from 2014 and it fits a PC to boot. Nice!

Updated Score:
ZZ Pack = 5
SC Pack = 1

That was end of the 1991 Stadium Club packs. It's time for reinforcements!

Match-up #7:

Steve Stone's first card as a Cub!
What the heck is David Peralta doing? Is he preparing himself to be doused in Gatorade or something?
Stoney gets the point here, because I'm too confused by Peralta's card.

Updated Score:
ZZ Pack = 6
SC Pack = 1

Match-up #8:
Awesome card of the great Willie Mays.

Updated Score:
ZZ Pack = 6
SC Pack = 2

Match-up #9:
How many times can recall seeing a card which captures it raining? That's pretty cool.


FINAL Score:
ZZ Pack = 6
SC Pack = 3

Stadium Club takes another loss, but the 2016 brand has a record of 2 wins and 1 loss. That should make it interesting for Round #4!
Thanks again for reading.  I hope you're enjoying Pack Wars!

2 comments:

  1. *note to self, send junk Cubs to Nick

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    1. I don't know if there is such a term as "junk Cubs" for this team collector! πŸ˜€

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