Thursday, October 25, 2018

Group Break: Finishing off the Pacific Paramount Box with a Die-Cut and a Card #/99!

It's Thursday morning and I managed to rearrange my work schedule to stay home with my five-month-old (!) today.  He's down for a nap at the moment and so I've stepped into the man cave to try and post the final five packs out of our 1998 Pacific Paramount box.  Life is good.

Speaking of good, so far our box has yielded three inserts including a Die-cut Checklist insert (2:37 packs, a platinum blue parallel (1:73 packs), and a Special Delivery insert (1:37 pack).  With five packs remaining, we should still get one more Checklist insert since they are seeded just shy of two per box.  Let's dig in together!

1998 Pacific Paramount:
Pack 32:
157.  Larry Walker - Rockies
26.  James Baldwin - White Sox
184.  Jeff Cirillo - Brewers
52.  Kevin Appier - Royals
Copper:  136.  Rod Beck - Cubs

Holographic Silver:  114.  Alex Gonzalez - Blue Jays (#42/99)

Woah!  I didn't expect us to get a Holographic Silver parallel in the box - very cool!  The card is serially numbered out of only 99 on the backside.  According to the pack wrapper, the Holographic Silvers are a hobby only parallel - a very nice hit for the Blue Jays!

Pack 33:
132.  Javy Lopez - Braves
73.  Andy Pettitte - Yankees
229.  Ron Gant - Cardinals
102.  John Burkett - Rangers
98.  Quinton McCracken - Rays
Copper:  219.  Emil Brown - Pirates

Nice to see another copper parallel go to a claimed team in the break!

Pack 34:
16.  Rafael Palmeiro - Orioles
76.  Mark Bellhorn - Athletics
207.  Brian McRae - Mets
152.  Ellis Burks - Rockies

120.  Andy Benes - Diamondbacks
Copper:  56.  Jeff Montgomery - Royals

Two packs left in the box...

Pack 35:
235.  Ken Caminitti - Padres
59.  Larry Sutton - Royals
223.  Abraham Nunez - Pirates
176.  Paul Konerko - Dodgers
145.  Dave Burba - Reds
Copper:  Alex Gonzalez - Blue Jays

We've now pulled the copper and the silver of this card in this post.  Not bad!

Pack 36:
147.  Barry Larkin - Reds

15.  Mike Mussina - Orioles
218.  Adrian Brown - Pirates
199.  Rondell White - Expos
Copper:  168.  Derek Bell - Astros
Team Checklist:  25.  Todd Hundley - Mets

And that concludes the box break - nice to end on our second die-cut Checklist insert of the box. 

All told, I think that was a solid box for a group break.  We ended up with a lot of parallels (1 per pack plus the two "rare" parallels that we got in packs).  We also found a couple of insets - but in true Pacific fashion the inserts actually feel special.  Personally, I'm a fan of fewer inserts in products because then when you do get an insert it seems more special. 

Next up?  Our box of 1995 Score Summit.  I've already busted that on video - now it's time to start writing up the pack posts!  Stay tuned for more, the break is really just getting a full head of steam now as we move into box #4 of 8!

2 comments:

Chris said...

I don't think I've ever seen holo silver parallels before. Nice card!

P-town Tom said...

Yes! Rod Beck parallel! So sweet!

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