A quick post tonight as it's late and I feel like crap after fighting with my allergies all day.
I picked out the Marlins and the Rockies to go through. There were other teams included (White Sox and Braves were two of the others) and each team had two packs. Breaking into the plastic, I felt like I was unearthing some national treasure as these things were sealed up tighter than Fort Knox. I had to bust out some scissors to open the blasted things but here's what was inside once I finally broke in.
First, the Marlins ...
A few interesting guys here in Hoffman, Conine, and Everett. Pretty cool that there is a Trevor Hoffman card included. I'd honestly forgotten that he had played for the Marlins.
Two veterans here in Charlie Hough and Dave Magadan. I was at a Reds game one time as kid with a childhood friend of mine and his dad when Magadan was playing for the Astros. He lined a foul ball right in our direction, we both ducked and my friend's dad barehanded this scorching liner as a keepsake. Unfortunately, I don't have any cool Charlie Hough stories but cards of him are always nice as the dude seemed to pitch forever.
Two more solid players here in Benito Santiago and Walt Weiss.
For the record, here's what the backs of the cards look like ...
Pretty simple but the text with the players name is a tad to cartoonish for me.
On to the Rockies ...
A nice solid triple threat with Bichette, Galarraga, and Castilla. I definitely think the Rockies win here with much more pop in their lineup
Eric squared! I barely remember these two playing for the Rockies.
Girardi I remember as a Rockies player but Brad Ausmus? Had no clue he ever played for Colorado. Guess you learn something new everyday!
I think to close this out, let's do a quick poll .... who had the better roster starting off with, Florida or Colorado? This will be based on the players included in these packs so here's the full rundown:
Jerry Don Gleaton
So, who do you think had the better roster? Leave your thoughts in the comments.