Friday, February 21, 2014

Opening Up the Final Group Break: 1999 Topps Gallery

It's time to (once again) thank our group break sponsor Baseball Card Exchange since we are about to delve into the final box in the break.

The 1999 Topps Gallery box contains 24 packs with 6 cards per pack.  There are possible autographs, printing plates, and plenty of cool inserts inside.  Let's hope we get something awesome!

Pack 01:
5.  Juan Gonzalez - Rangers
16.  Carlos Delgado - Blue Jays
46.  Manny Ramirez - Indians

The front of the cards is simple, elegant, and entirely proper for a set called "Gallery."
49.  Jose Cruz, Jr. - Blue Jays
122.  Vladimir Guerrero - Expos
89.  Player's Private Issue:  Rod Beck - Cubs #235/250

We found a good card almost immediately!  The Player's Private Issue cards are seeded 1:17 packs so there is a chance we'll get a second if we are super lucky.  This one goes to me though since no one claimed the Cubs (whatever happened to all the Cubs collectors out there anyhow)?!

Pack 02:
6.  Ken Griffey Jr. - Mariners

I definitely wish this was a Griffey as a Red card so that I could keep it...but I'll congratulate Chris since he claimed the Mariners.  This is a beautiful card!
7.  Raul Mondesi - Dodgers
54.  Tim Salmon - Angels
62.  Jose Canseco - Rays
83.  Jose Guillen - Pirates

Is there any way this play ended on a positive note for Mr. Guillen?!
143.  Carlos Lee - White Sox

Based on the first two packs, I think I'm going to like this set a lot!  I can't wait to see what other goodies are in store.


jaybarkerfan said...

Keep me in mind for that beck

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