Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trick Or Treat!

Yes, that is my box from Trick or Treating. For some reason, I was even drawn to that box when the picture was originally posted, in its unaltered form. I'm not sure why. Something told me that that was probably the one. Maybe I should have played the lottery that day. Maybe not. Why press my luck?

As I have hinted in a previous post, during my weakened state from which I am still recovering, I received a box full of treats. Well... mostly treats. I didn't get dastardly tricked with major tricks. I had no Cubs, no Red Sox, no Astros, no Rays, no division rivals or any of that nonsense. If I had gotten tricked with cards from any team who is a rival or who had beaten the White Sox in the postseason or whatever, I would have used that for trade fodder down the road. So ultimately, everyone wins at some point.

But there were tricks in this box of merriment. Little tiny tricks. See, even Flash Gordon could tell that there was something up with this package.

Maybe it is just the effects of my recent bout with sickness or my sickness inspired playoff beard inspiring these thoughts. (OK, the beard is not originally because of sickness. It's because I wanted to dress up as Silent Bob for a Halloween party. Are you satisfied?) I found a slew of White Sox doubles. I also found a couple of Topps Big cards that just fit inside the tiny box. Were those my tiny tricks? Maybe so.

Still, there were many treats to be found inside!

1992 O-Pee-Chee Premier
43 - Steve Sax

1993 Conlon
696 - Bill Hunnefield

1993 Fun Pack
198 - George Bell

1993-1994 Classic Images Four Sport
115 - Scott Christman

1994 Stadium Club
528 - Frank Thomas

1994 Topps
147 - Mike LaValliere

1994 Topps Gold
500 - Bo Jackson
758 - Greg Norton

1994-1995 Excel
28 - Ray Durham

1994-1995 Excel All-Stars
3 - Ray Durham

1995 Panini Stickers
11 - Wilson Alvarez

1995 Sportflix
96 - Scott Ruffcorn
114 - Ray Durham

1995 Stadium Club
302 - Tim Raines
410 - Tim Raines CS
457 - Jason Bere

1995 Upper Deck Michael Jordan
1, 5, 7, 8, 9

1995 Upper Deck Minors
89 - Ray Durham

1995 Zenith
119 - Ray Durham
123 - James Baldwin

1996 Bowman's Best
13 - Frank Thomas

1996 Leaf
150 - Frank Thomas

1996 - Score
499 - Chris Snopek

1996 Upper Deck
44 - Robin Ventura
231 - Chris Snopek
303 - Darren Lewis

1997 Circa
229 - Roberto Hernandez
261 - Ron Karkovice
330 - Robin Ventura

1997 Fleer Update
534 - Doug Drabek
572 - Jaime Navarro

1997 Score Hobby Reserve
348 - Jaime Navarro

1997 SP
46 - Robin Ventura

1997 Stadium Club
43 - Robin Ventura
70 - Harold Baines
134 - Danny Tartabull

1999 Topps
271 - Jeff Abbott

1999 Upper Deck
343 - Jeff Abbott

Wow! We're finally through the nineties! I think I'm getting dizzy from all the gloss and day-glo colors. Was this more trick than treat?

2000 Stadium Club
143 - Chris Singleton

2000 Upper Deck Hitter's Club
47 - Frank Thomas

2001 Royal Rookies Futures
9 - Ryan Hankins

2001 Topps
78 - Harold Baines

2002 Absolute Playoff
34 - Keith Foulke

2002 Donruss Fan Club
117 - Carlos Lee

2002 Donruss Originals
410 - Mitch Wylie

2003 Donruss Elite
21 - Mark Buehrle

2003 Fller Authentix
95 - Paul Konerko
98 - Bartolo Colon

2003 Fleer Tradition
303 - Joe Crede

2003 Topps Chrome
126 - Aaron Rowand

2003 Topps Heritage
326 - Corwin Malone

2003 Topps Total
382 - Flash Gordon

2004 Donruss Team Heroes
95 - Miguel Olivo

2004 Upper Deck
110 - Ryan Wing

2005 Bazooka
83 - Paul Konerko

2005 National Pastime
43 - Magglio Ordonez

2005 Origins
77 - Paul Konerko

2006 Sweet Spot Update
23 - Jose Contreras

2008 Bowman Prospects
BP83 - Sal Sanchez

2008 TRISTAR PROjections
92 - Nevin Griffith

So there you have a listing of all my treats in the box. The other cards, which were treats in their own right, was slightly larger than these. When I can get results from a random trick or treat box like this, I am truly honored and lucky.

The box was fantastically decorated with artwork and Halloween themes. Kudos to the Tribe Cards family! This was a lot of fun. I'm glad I braved my fears and knocked on the door. Thanks!

2 comments:

--David said...

You're welcome for your tricks and treats! Though I try to keep doubles out of boxes, sometimes, they manage to get in there anyway! :-) Any oversized cards are definitely tricks! LOL!

SamDaMan said...

hey i have some vintage white sox cards on your want list could you please contact me about trading?

SamRo_mn1@comcast.net

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