Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. If the Blogger Scheduler does it's job, this auto-post is being published on the exact minute of my birth 40 years ago. Yes kiddies, ol' Jafronius turns 40 today. Not sure what I'll be doing, but I wasn't going to worry about putting a post together.
In the baseball world, there's lots of folks born on this day. Terry Pendleton played for 5 teams. Lee Elia's the mouth behind a legendary rant (NSFW, duh). Shoeless Joe Jackson may or may not have been involved with the Black Sox Scandal. Night Owl has a blog.
It's a good thing I don't have a quest to collect cards from all ballplayers born on this day...out of 39 players born on July 16th, only 11 played in the last 40 years. That means a lot of vintage, which means, uh, no.
When you hit those numerical milestones, one tends to think about their mortality. Unless you're a Time Lord, I assume. It's a pack of Doctor Who Timeless!
I was wandering through my local Toys R Us last week and saw these just hanging there. I never expected to see retail packs of this stuff (I didn't see last year's debut set anywhere but in online box breaks), so I forked up the 5 bucks for these 2 packs - both packs come sealed in this TARDIS-looking card back. Here's the back of the card to show you the odds of pulling cool stuff:
#59 - Partners In Crime
First off, you may be wondering about the quality of the images in this post. I apologize in advance, I took pictures of the cards instead of scanning them in. Some turned out better than others.
#42 - Father's Day
Here's a link to the checklist for those who are interested. It's a 100-card base set, with all cards from various episodes over the show's 50 years, in air-date order.
6 of 13 - The Sixth Doctor (Doctors Across Time)
The pack does not give odds on the Doctors Across Time insert set.
10 of 10 - Susan Foreman (Companions Across Time)
#66 - The Stolen Earth (Green Parallel)
The pack says the Companions Across Time insert comes 1 in every 2 packs. The Green Parallel comes in every pack, from what I learned from the interwebs.
Here's Pack 2:
#31 - The Caves Of Androzani
The episode title is in silver foil, making it just barely readable even when looking right at the card.
#54 - Runaway Bride
I don't think the image they used for The Three Doctors came from the episode itself. I think it's a promo shot they did back then. That's too bad.
Topps did a poor job with proofreading some of the episode titles. It's a minor nitpick, but the actual title is "The Runaway Bride." The back of The Stolen Earth refers to "A Christmas Invasion" instead of the real title "The Christmas Invasion."
Yeah, I know.
#84 - Power Of Three (It's actually The Power Of Three...OK I'll stop it)
5 of 13 - The Fifth Doctor (Doctors Across Time)
#35 - The Curse Of Fenric (Green Parallel)
And of course here's some backs:
Anyway, those were the packs. Don't think the $5 price tag is worth it, but hey, birthday! Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and thanks for reading!