Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Heritage Blaster - AKA The First Baseman Blaster

Here's our entry (kind of) for Cardboard Junkie's 2010 Heritage Blaster Fantasy League. I say "kind of" because Isaac hasn't actually decided on his team yet... that post will come this weekend.

On to the 1B-laster...

Pack 1
Andrew McCutchen - OF
Nyjer Morgan - OF
Gordon Beckham - 3B
Glen Perkins - P
Carlos Beltran - OF
Carlos Gonzalez - OF
Ozzies Aces: Buehrle / Peavy - P
Athletics Team Card

Pack 2
Paul Konerko - 1B
Albert Pujols - 1B
Mike Jacobs - DH
Joe Girardi - Manager
Tigers Team Card
Indians Team Card
Brandon Allen - 1B
Justin Morneau 2006 MVP - 1B (Did I mention this was the First Baseman Blaster? It gets better...)

Pack 3
Ryan Braun - OF
Chris Coghlan - OF
Mike Lowell - 3B
Ricky Romero - P
Cristian Guzman - SS
Jeremy Guthrie - P
James Loney - 1B
Todd Helton - 1B

Pack 4
Prince Fielder - 1B
Zack Greinke - P
Jarrod Saltamacchia - C
Kendry Morales - 1B
Boston Speed Party: Pedroia / Ellsbury - 2B / OF
Then & Now : Maris / Pujols - OF / 1B
Andrew Bailey - P
Rich Harden - P

Pack 5
Josh Willingham - OF
Lance Berkman - 1B
Alcides Escobar - SS
Jack Cust - DH
Han-Ram and Longo: Ramirez / Longoria - SS / 3B
Then and Now: Ford / Greinke - P
Johnny Damon - OF
Kevin Youkilis - 1B (even though he's actually pictured playing 3B... nice one Topps)

Pack 6
Jair Jurrjens - P
Ron Gardenhire - Manager
Daniel Ray Herrera - P
Jayson Nix - 2B
2009 World Series: Matsui  Named MVP - OF / DH?
Cliff Lee - P (Chrome /1961)
Ryan Howard - 1B
Chase Utley - 2B

Before I list the contents of this pack, you'll notice nearly every desireable first baseman (Tex, where are you?) as well as a complete lack of solid OF contributors and, Cliff Lee's DL time aside, a "who's not" of pitching depth. So, Isaac reverted to his secret weapon... Mom. You see, around our house Mom has the magic touch. Pack Searching? Puh-lease. Mom just hovers her hand over a box and the "good"packs float magnetically towards her. So, without further ado... the Mom-Pack.

Pack 7
Tobi Stoner - P
Wandy Rodriguez - P
Matt Holiday - OF
Ichiro - OF
Felix Hernandez - P
Mike Scioscia - Manager
Chien-Ming Wang - P
Grady (or as Isaac says it GRADY!!!!!!!) Sizemore - OF

Mom nearly came through... considering that this pack had a Manager, Mr. Stoner, and Project Wang, Mom nearly killed it. Too bad she didn't pull a closer. Slacker.

Pack 8
Ozzie Guillen - Manager
Andy Pettitte - P
Delmon Young - OF
Adam Everett - SS
Randy Wells - P
Core Fore: Pettitte, Posada, Jetr, Rivera - P / C / SS / P (Finally a closer! At least a fourth of one...)
Miguel Tejada - SS

That's it! All the 1B you could want and more!!! Considering all the 1B's (and wanna be first baseman DH's), four managers, and  three team cards, it really isn't that bad... Isaac is reading through the rules and will decide on the actual roster after his laser tag party tomorrow night. He's open to suggestions!

A simple breakdown (only cards with a full share of a player... not multi player cards).

1B: 11 (!!!)
2B: 2
SS: 4
3B: 2
C: 1
OF: 12
P: 15
DH: 2
Manager: 4
Teams: 3

The pics...


deal said...

Howard and Utley in the same pack! that rocks!

dayf said...

Remember you can use your 1981 Topps scribble rule to turn one of those 1B into your second catcher...