Saturday, September 30, 2017

Trade Stack 84: A New Stack Begins with a Great Framed Parallel

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first serve...so act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update: 9/30/17

My last Trade Stack was claimed yesterday...so you know what that means.  Time to start another Trade Stack!  We'll start off the Trade Stack with a really nice framed card of a Twin's (sorry, *Minnesota*) great.  I wouldn't be surprised to see this Trade Stack claimed quickly...so jump on in if you want it.

Remember, you get the entire Trade Stack in exchange for one (or more) cards off of my my want list.

2015 Panini Diamond Kings:
Framed parallel:
62.  Harmon Killebrew (Twins)

If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  



Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!


Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 11:  1 card by Patrick
Stack 12:  5 cards by Matt B.
Stack 13:  4 cards by Steve G.
Stack 14:  3 cards by ShaneK
Stack 15:  7 cards by Ryan G
Stack 16:  1 card by longlivethewho
Stack 17:  4 cards by hiflew
Stack 18:  4 cards by Potch
Stack 19:  2 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 20:  5 cards by by Play at the Plate
Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 34:  1 card by Potch
Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
Stack 36:  11 cards by Kev 
Stack 37:  6 cards by Tunguska
Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 40:  1 card by Kyle4KC
Stack 41:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 42:  1 card by AdamE
Stack 43:  1 card by madding
Stack 44:  10 cards by Commishbob
Stack 45:  1 (almost complete) puzzle by Baseball Dad
Stack 46:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by Night Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  14 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 77:  15 cards by Dayf
Stack 78:  29 cards by Chris
Stack 79:  26 cards by John H.
Stack 80:  14 cards by David G.
Stack 81:  3 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 82:  6 cards by Matt S.
Stack 83:  26 cards by Gavin
Stack 84:  ?? by ??

1999 Pacific: A Full Month's Worth and We Still Aren't Done!

Welcome to the thirtieth pack rip post from the box of 1999 Pacific.  It's hard to believe that we went an entire month and still didn't finish off the box...you'll get six more such posts in October as we finish off the 36 pack box.  Despite the box not being empty quite yet, it'd be nice to finish September on a high note.  Let's see what we get:

Pack 30:
58.  Sidney Ponson
106.  Frank Thomas

Nice looking card of the Big Hurt.

147.  Bobby Jones
183.  Edgar Renteria
196.  Russ Johnson

Head shot image variation.

249.  Pat Meares
283.  Hideo Nomo
318.  Matt Stairs
391.  David Bell
448.  Benito Santiago

Well, that wasn't the best pack ever, but it wasn't the worst either.  The Frank Thomas card was the highlight, that's for sure.  Happy (almost) October everyone!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Trade Stack 83: A Whole Lot of Cards Joins at Once!

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first serve...so act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update: 9/29/17

Today's addition to the Trade Stack is a little bit different than usual.  You see, a few weeks ago, I received a trade package from blog reader David (the main contents of which I'll show off in a future post).  However, David included a random package of cards - presumably for my ongoing Trade Stack series...but the whole point of the Trade Stack is for me to get rid of my extra/unwanted cards and turn them into cards that I do actually desire.  Therefore, I thought it might be fun to throw the entire team bag of cards (16 cards) into the current Trade Stack.  If you claim the Stack, you'll get all of the cards in the team bag from David, plus the additional cards that I've already added to the current stack (including some 1981 Donruss cards for those who like older cards)!

Remember, you get the entire Trade Stack in exchange for one (or more) cards off of my my want list.

"Grab Bag" of cards from blog reader David (16 cards total, includes 1 insert and 1 "food card"):


1981 Donruss:
250.  Jim Lentine (Tigers)
284.  Sparky Lyle (Phillies)
545.  Bob Pate (Expos)

2015 Topps Heritage:
New Age Performers insert:
NAP-16.  Aroldis Chapman (Reds)

2001 Fleer Futures:
118.  Dante Bichette (Red Sox)


1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice:
61.  Tony Gwynn (Padres)


2010 Topps National Chicle:
33.  Evan Longoria (Rays)


2000 Topps Gold Label:
52. (Class 1) Jim Edmonds (Cardinals)


1998 Upper Deck Retro:
76.  Jose Guillen (Pirates)


1998 Sports Illustrated:
4x6 Great Shots Mini Poster:
19.  Harmon Killebrew (Twins)



If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  



Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!


Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 11:  1 card by Patrick
Stack 12:  5 cards by Matt B.
Stack 13:  4 cards by Steve G.
Stack 14:  3 cards by ShaneK
Stack 15:  7 cards by Ryan G
Stack 16:  1 card by longlivethewho
Stack 17:  4 cards by hiflew
Stack 18:  4 cards by Potch
Stack 19:  2 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 20:  5 cards by by Play at the Plate
Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 34:  1 card by Potch
Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
Stack 36:  11 cards by Kev 
Stack 37:  6 cards by Tunguska
Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 40:  1 card by Kyle4KC
Stack 41:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 42:  1 card by AdamE
Stack 43:  1 card by madding
Stack 44:  10 cards by Commishbob
Stack 45:  1 (almost complete) puzzle by Baseball Dad
Stack 46:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by Night Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  14 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 77:  15 cards by Dayf
Stack 78:  29 cards by Chris
Stack 79:  26 cards by John H.
Stack 80:  14 cards by David G.
Stack 81:  3 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 82:  6 cards by Matt S.
Stack 83:  ?? by ??

1999 Pacific: Does Everyone Still Hate Barry Bonds?

Sometimes I don't have anything particularly witty, clever, or even interesting to write as an intro for a pack rip.  Today is one such day...so let's let the cards do all the talking.

Pack 29:
43.  Michael Tucker
77.  Mo Vaughn
181.  Matt Mantei
242.  Jose Valentin
264.  Wilton Guerrero
270.  Fernando Seguignol

The image variation cards of rookies that never amounted to much are quite boring to pull.  Unfortunately, 1999 Pacific is full of rookies like that.
319.  Miguel Tejada
378.  Barry Bonds

Does everyone still hate Bonds?
384.  Jose Mesa
427.  Roberto Kelly

Twenty-nine packs down...seven to go!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Delivery Time! Bubba Sends X

A couple of weeks ago, I received a PWE in the mail from Matt (over at Bubba's Bangin' Batch of Baseball Bits).  Matt sent me some cards in exchange for a recent Trade Stack that I had posted.  What cards, you may ask?

Well, I'm glad you inquired.

Matt is a huge Allen & Ginter collector (which is great for me since I also like to go "all in" on Ginter and he and I end up making plenty of mutually beneficial trades).  However, the one product that Matt seems to buy that I stay away from is Allen & Ginter X.  It's not that I don't like the black X cards (I do) but it's more a matter of budgetary reasons for me...I can't even afford to finish off this year's regular A&G set with inserts, there's now way I can add on another set on top of that!

However, I'm still happy that I was able to land the Reds in the set thanks to Matt's PWE.

I'll have more to say about that gorgeous Larkin card in a future post as part of my ongoing Barry Larkin Collection series.

In addition, Matt threw in a card of everyone's favorite joggler - quite probably because he saw my interview with Michal Kapral on my blog a few weeks (months?!) ago.

Thanks for the quick and easy swap, Matt.  And, as always, should anyone else wish to trade:  Go check out my want list and make an offer!

1999 Pacific: Mullet Overload.

Admittedly, my 1999 Pacific pack rip packs haven't been the most highly received posts that I have ever written for the blog.  That said, I have enjoyed the occasional comments and remembrances of this particular set that some of you have shared.  For those that are sick of seeing 1999 Pacific on the blog, hang tight a few more days...this is the 28th pack out of the box so we are nearly done!

Pack 28:
33.  Ryan Klesko
42.  John Smoltz
136.  Jim Thome

Image variation card.
164.  Luis Gonzalez
195.  Randy Johnson

Mullet overload.
238.  Mike Matheny
271.  Ugueth Urbina
316.  Kenny Rogers
377.  Rich Aurilia
422.  Royce Clayton

That does it for this Braves heavy pack.  Quite a few more "big names" overall than in some of the packs we've seen.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

1999 Pacific: One of the Best Packs So Far!

Today's pack is a good one...which is nice since yesterday's pack pretty much sucked!

Pack 27:
93.  Pedro Valdes
106.  Frank Thomas

Head shot variation - and it's one of the best such variations in the set!

138.  Jaret Wright
160.  Tony Clark
224.  Ramon Martinez
299.  Paul O'Neill
362.  Fernando Tatis
388.  Kirk Rueter
416.  Fred McGriff

An interesting photograph.

Team Checklist:  7.  Jeff King (Royals)

That's our third Team Checklist insert out of the box which is remarkable since the Checklists are seeded 2:37 (meaning we should't get more than two per box).  I would have liked to have pulled the Reds' checklist card (which features Barry Larkin) but even so, getting a third insert is nice (and the checklist cards look great in hand)!


A solid pack for sure!  Now I just need to track down the Barry Larkin cards in the set!  There's still time for one to show up...but so far I've been shut out so things are looking super promising on the Larkin front.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Trade Stack 83: Some 1981 Donruss Join the Stack!

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first serve...so act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update: 9/26/17

I'm anxious to get rid of the current Trade Stack (which means I'll get at least one more card from my want list in return).  As such, I'm going to add some cards that meet my definition of vintage (that is, they were produced before I was born...barely in this case since I was born in 1982).  Will the trio of 1981 Donruss cards be enough to convince someone to claim the entire pile?  

Remember, you get the entire Trade Stack in exchange for one (or more) cards off of my my want list.

1981 Donruss:
250.  Jim Lentine (Tigers)
284.  Sparky Lyle (Phillies)
545.  Bob Pate (Expos)

2015 Topps Heritage:
New Age Performers insert:
NAP-16.  Aroldis Chapman (Reds)

2001 Fleer Futures:
118.  Dante Bichette (Red Sox)


1995 Upper Deck Collector's Choice:
61.  Tony Gwynn (Padres)


2010 Topps National Chicle:
33.  Evan Longoria (Rays)


2000 Topps Gold Label:
52. (Class 1) Jim Edmonds (Cardinals)


1998 Upper Deck Retro:
76.  Jose Guillen (Pirates)


1998 Sports Illustrated:
4x6 Great Shots Mini Poster:
19.  Harmon Killebrew (Twins)



If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  



Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!


Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 11:  1 card by Patrick
Stack 12:  5 cards by Matt B.
Stack 13:  4 cards by Steve G.
Stack 14:  3 cards by ShaneK
Stack 15:  7 cards by Ryan G
Stack 16:  1 card by longlivethewho
Stack 17:  4 cards by hiflew
Stack 18:  4 cards by Potch
Stack 19:  2 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 20:  5 cards by by Play at the Plate
Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 34:  1 card by Potch
Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
Stack 36:  11 cards by Kev 
Stack 37:  6 cards by Tunguska
Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 40:  1 card by Kyle4KC
Stack 41:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 42:  1 card by AdamE
Stack 43:  1 card by madding
Stack 44:  10 cards by Commishbob
Stack 45:  1 (almost complete) puzzle by Baseball Dad
Stack 46:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by Night Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  14 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 77:  15 cards by Dayf
Stack 78:  29 cards by Chris
Stack 79:  26 cards by John H.
Stack 80:  14 cards by David G.
Stack 81:  3 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 82:  6 cards by Matt S.
Stack 83:  ?? by ??

1999 Pacific: Some Months Fly By, Others? Not So Much.

We are nearing the end of September...and with it, the first full month of school teaching for me.  For some reason, the fall semester always seems to fly by during the month of September, then slow to a near crawl in October before once again flying by in November and December.

The spring semester, on the other hand, is basically a slow (and cold) crawl from January all the way through the end of March.  It only moves fast during April...or so it seems to me each year.

Another thing that is moving quite quickly, all things considered, is my romp through my box of 1999 Pacific baseball.  We are up to the 26th pack, which keeps us on pace for a pack a day through the beginning of October while I finish up the box!

Pack 26:
49.  Danny Clyburn

My head shot variation is of a guy that I've never heard of.  Not the most interesting photograph either...and I have to wonder, is that the natural sky in the background or some sort of photography backdrop?

85.Jose Hernandez
98.  Mike Cameron
127.  Brian Giles
203.  Jermaine Dye
278.  Butch Huskey
300.  Andy Pettitte
350.  Juan Acevedo
380.  Joe Carter
413.  Albie Lopez

You know it's a fairly boring pack when the best non-variation I have to scan is a card of a guy named Albie.

And so it goes.  Onward to pack 27 next...and the end of September as we know it.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Barry Larkin Collection 554: 1992 Score - #50 - '90s Impact Players Insert

Barry Larkin
Year:  1992
Brand:  Score
Insert set:  '90s Impact Players
Card number:  50

The 1992 Score set had a 90 card insert set called '90s Impact Players.  I believe you could only track the cards down in specially marked "super packs" (with the inserts seeded five-per-pack).  Despite 1992 being a year of overproduced baseball cards, I had never seen this particular Barry Larkin card until blog reader John H. contacted me with a scan of the card asking if I needed it.

Now that I have the card safely tucked away in my Barry Larkin Collection binder, I can report that according to my records I own 32 out of the 61 different Barry Larkin cards produced in 1992.  Of the remaining missing cards, most are either inserts or parallels (or oddballs that are even trickier to track down) but there are still a couple of cards that should be quite easy to find (including Larkin's Bowman base card which has eluded me thus far).

No matter, it's nice to be able to mark off one more card from the early 90s...and since this was the first time I actually ever saw the card, it's all that much sweeter that it is now mine!  Thanks for sending it my way, John.

1999 Pacific: Do You Miss Card Company Reward Programs?

As I've ripped my box of 1999 Pacific, one thing I've noticed is that every pack of '99 Pacific is worth 2 Pacific Points.

The Pacific Points was a program that (presumably) was intended to convince collectors to spend more money on Pacific products in order to score sweet, free Pacific swag.  I have no idea how successful said program actually was but since Pacific went under I'm guessing the program couldn't have been too successful.

While it may have failed for Pacific, I'm wondering if a card company in today's marketplace couldn't do something similar...and if they did, would it help them at all with collectors?

Pack 25:
60.  Cal Ripken, Jr.

A great head shot variation card.  Love the blue sky in the background.

70.  Mark McGwire

Most images in the 1999 Pacific set are standard, so the few true action shots stand out that much more.

94.  Kerry Wood
99.  Mike Caruso
129.  Mike Jackson
205.  Jeff King
253.  David Ortiz
254.  A.J. Pierzynski
395.  Jeff Fassero
411.  Mike Kelly

That pack had a lot of great names in it too, especially for its time!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

1999 Pacific: Two-Thirds Complete!

This is the 24th pack out of the 1999 Pacific box...and with it, we hit the two-thirds mark of the box.  So far, I've been impressed with Pacific's collation (no duplicates through the first 23 packs) which is excellent since I hope to eventually complete the base set for my own collection!  Let's hope the lack of duplicates carries through the final third of the box...but before we can find out, we need to open up pack #24.

Pack 24:
7.  Shigetoshi Hasegawa
32.  Chipper Jones

Jones looks like he just dropped a stinky fart on someone in the batting cage and then walked away.  

38.  Dennis Martintez
67.  Tom Gordon
134.  Manny Ramirez

Head shot variation.
162.  Damion Easley
234.  John Jaha
265.  Dustin Hermanson
306.  Mike Blowers
381.  Stan Javier

That does it for the first two-thirds of the box.  So far, so good...and I've enjoyed all the comments throughout the box break from my readers.  It's made busting the box that much more fun for me!