Tuesday, February 14, 2017

1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice: Pack #29: In Which I Wax Poetic About Things I Love

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Unlike during my dating days, Valentine's Day isn't quite as big of a deal anymore for my wife and I.  Oh sure, I still get her a card (and we had dinner out over the weekend), but basically a Valentine's Day on a Tuesday isn't all that exciting anymore.

What is exciting though, is the fact that I'm nearing the end of my 1996 Collector's Choice box - and once I get the final few packs ripped, I'll be able to see just how close I am to the full set.

Now that's love!

Pack 29:
38.  Jamie Brewington
49.  John Smoltz

A "fun" photo mixed in with the usual action shots.
296.  Trevor Hoffman
310.  Ken Griffey, Jr.

This is pretty cool card of the kid.
320.  Will Clark
338.  Juan Gonzalez
361.  Robin Ventura
You Make the Play:  33.  Cal Ripken, Jr.  (home run)

Ripken's homer puts this one out of reach...that's three more runs for us - and there simply aren't enough packs left in the box for our opponent to catch up.  It's now 9-4 in the top of the fifth, still two outs.
Silver Signatures:
208.  Shane Andrews  (this is the second silver signature of Andrews in the box, I don't love that)
313.  Mike Blowers

2 comments:

Brett Alan said...

That Smoltz card pairs up well with his MLB Network insert in the new Topps. Hard to beat pulling Smoltz, Hoffman, and Griffey in a row!

Hackenbush said...

Yeah, Smoltzie knew what was in his future. The Griff is nice as well.

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