Thursday, February 02, 2017

1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice: Pack #19: In Which We Find Another Ripken Insert

We've made it halfway through the box of 1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice.  I'm happy to see that there are a number of you who enjoy living vicariously through this (admittedly slow) box opening!  As I've said before, I find this sort of slow opening way more fun - it lets me really enjoy the base cards (and, to be frank, if you can't enjoy the base cards in Collector's Choice then there is no point to opening the set in the first place)!

Here we go, the first pack out of the second half of the box!

Pack 19:
3.  Stat Leaders - HR (Belle & Bichette)
47.  Mark Wohlers
55.  Harold Baines
102.  Raul Mondesi

The Traditional Threads subset is kind of cool I guess.  I did learn that the Dodgers wore solid green with tan road jerseys back in 1937.  
181.  Chad Donville
299.  Fernando Valenzuela
You Make the Play:  39.  Sammy Sosa (Single)
This single comes at a great time for our game since we currently have bases loaded and two outs.  Sosa's single knocks in one run making the score 5-2 with bases still loaded.
Silver Signatures:
54.  Chris Hoiles
239.  Scott Brosius
Cal Ripken Collection:  1.  Cal Ripken, Jr.

This is the second Cal Ripken Collection card in the box.  We ended up getting cards #1 and #2 in the set, for whatever that is worth (not much I'm afraid).


2 comments:

arpsmith said...

That's a great looking Cal card.

Hackenbush said...

Not to mention the Dodgers 1944 satin duds:
http://thedesignmorgue.blogspot.com/2011/03/satin-baseball-uniforms.html

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