I have finally reached the end of that repack I've been going on and on about for the last month. I guess there were a couple packs of Panini Triple Play in there, but I didn't even open them. I guess that really speaks to how I feel about that product, because I can't help opening anything within five feet of me that even resembles a pack of cards, but I've probably got 6 or 7 packs of Triple Play piled around my desk.
This particular repack contained two retail packs of 2013 Panini Cooperstown, with 6 cards in each pack. I'll be honest; baseball for me started in the early 1990's and I've only picked up on previous baseball history organically as it was presented to me, so I am far from this product's target audience. I recognize Zack Wheat and Bill Mazeroski by name, but I don't know anything else about them. I may have heard Frankie Frisch's name before but it's not ringing any bells.
Again, I am recognizing some names here but not much else. Dave Winfield sneaks onto my radar as his career was winding down just as I got into sports. The other guys I recognize as famous dudes, but I couldn't tell you anything about them. That
Cap Anson guy on Cap Anson's card who is probably Fred Pfeffer has got quite a mustache. Apparently there is a mix-up in the photo files and this happens all the time for Cap Anson. I hear he (Cap Anson, not Fred Pfeffer) was pretty racist so that cancels out all his cool points if he also had a sweet mustache.
Hey, Barry Larkin is a guy I recognize! And Warren Spahn is pretty famous, too! I am pretty sure the Larkin card is part of an insert set, and the Spahn card is some sort of Green Ice parallel. I guess I'd rather pull a Green Ice card than a Yellow Snow one. The Rollie Fingers disc is a pretty nice PC pull. This would have been more relevant about a month ago, but Night Owl talked about how infrequently baseball's commissioners get cardboard recognition. Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis is the one major exception that Night Owl noted, as his name sounds so old-timey and cool that the card companies can't help themselves. He sure looks like a grumpy fellow. I bet he and Brian McCann would get along pretty well.