I won a contest over at Awesomely Bad Wax Packs and received a beautiful pack of bad wax in the mail today.
Today we have a 1988 Pacific trading cards pack of Eight Men Out. Can we find some White Sox cards in a pack based on a movie about the White Sox? I would think so! There are 10 cards in each pack. The rules will be slightly different for this bonus edition. Since we have a pack about the White Sox, each card of a real Sox player will be worth 2 points. Each card of a real non-White Sox player/person will be worth –1 point. Any image from the movie or cards featuring actors from the movie will be worth the point value of a regular pack card, ½ point.
#1: Shoeless Joe Jackson - 110 – White Sox
Holy crap, a White Sox card of a real player! And a card of a legendary player! This is a first.
#2: Pat Moran - 89 – Reds
The manager of the 1919 World Champion Reds. A trap card for this game only.
#3: Ban Johnson – 78 – AL President
He was chosen for the Hall of Fame in 1937. Yet another trap card.
#4: Don Harvey as Charles “Swede” Risberg – 16 – Actor (White Sox)
The first card from the movie itself.
#5: Kid watches Eddie – 59 – Actors (White Sox)
Depicting Game 7, from the movie.
We’re halfway through the pack and one White Sox card, two trap cards and two movie images. Not bad for a pack where the deck is stacked.
#6: Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis - 67 – Actor
John Anderson as Judge Landis.
#7: Kerr wins Game Six - 56 – Actor (White Sox)
Jace Alexander as Dickey Kerr in Game 6.
#8: The fix is on - 39 – Actor (White Sox)
David Strathairn as Eddie Cicotte.
#9: Sign the petition – 65 – Actor
Jesse Vincent as Scooter.
#10: Hugh and Ring confront Kid – 35 – Actor, Director, Sportswriter
Studs Terkel, John Sayles and John Mahoney on the same card. Interesting.
One White Sox card worth 2 points. Two trap cards worth –2 points. Ten cards worth 5 points. I expected a few more actual White Sox players, but I am very pleased with this Bad Wax prize.
Final score: 5 points
One White Sox card in this game, but there's always the pursuit for more next time on Sox Or No Sox.