It's also because I'm impatient when I open boxes and packs of cards and I want to see what I have. Perhaps I could use a little Patience.
I finished yesterday up with 118.6 points, so let's see what is on tap today.
Well, this website comes to mind.
I get two Yankees who used to be stalwarts on my fantasy teams when they were in the National League -- a normal, base Hiroki Kuroda (-1) and a Pastime's Pastimes Carlos Beltran (+1 after Yankee penalty). At least the pack isn't completely destructive since it has an A&G back mini of Dan Wheeler -- a Met, thank God, and not a Yankee -- for 2 points.
So it's a pack total of 3 points. Could it get worse? Wait. Don't answer that.
TOTAL POINTS: 121.6
It's not worse than the previous pack, but it isn't much better either. The Holi Festival -- which is a Hindu festival of colors and has now morphed into those weird "Color Runs" that some folks like doing -- is worth 2 points, and so is the short-printed Josh Donaldson.
Pack total of 4 points. Meh.
TOTAL POINTS: 125.6
Yet another -1 Yankee. Then again, I'm glad we're not playing this game with the Archives set. Getting above 10 points would be a feat.
Otherwise, I have the Hisashi Iwakuma Pastime's Pastimes (which is Linguist despite the fact that the card mentions that he "talks to teammates through an interpreter"...methinks Topps was reaching here) for 2 points and 3 points for Rembrandt van Rijn. One of Rembrandt's "most famous works" listed on the back of the card is Belshazzar's Feast, a painting I saw in London's National Gallery back in 2006. Four points total.
TOTAL POINTS: 129.6
And so, after three of the most uninspiring packs of Allen & Ginter a guy could open short of a Yankee hot pack, I'm not much further along than I was after yesterday's packs. The 11 points for 3 packs deal definitely hurt my chances here.
On the bright side, though, I still have one hit and six packs left. I hope the packs ahead are better than these three.