Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Group Break: Fleer Tradition is Fun!

Welcome back to another group break post detailing more packs out of the 1998 Fleer Tradition Series 2 box.  I very much enjoy the Fleer Tradition set - and in that spirit, I think I'll scan the best base card (or insert) from each pack this time around rather than the Vintage '63 parallel.  Don't worry, I'll still write up each and every card for your perusal.

Fleer Tradition:

Pack 9:
497.  Jeff Blauser - Cubs
419.  Al Leiter - Mets
395.  Jimmy Haynes - Athletics
537.  Bernard Gilkey - Mets  (needed it!)
545.  Pat Meares - Twins

534.  Michael Tucker - Braves
505.  Chris Gomez - Padres
531.  Adam Butler - Braves
Diamond Ink:  Jay Buhner (1 pt)
Vintage '63:  Eric Karros - Dodgers
Mickey Mantle Monumental Moments:  6 of 10 MM.  Mickey Mantle - Yankees

Wow!  The Monumental Moments cards are seeded a rather tough 1:68 packs (not even one-per-box).  This should be a nice surprise for Tim B. who claimed the Yankees this time around!

Pack 10:
507.  Al Martin - Pirates
424.  Jermaine Allensworth - Pirates

401.  Jose Vizcaino - Dodgers
531.  Carl Everett - Astros  (needed it!)
564.  Andy Benes - Diamondbacks
478.  Jeff Suppan - Diamondbacks
498.  Jason Wood - Athletics
394.  Geoff Jenkins - Brewers
352.  Andres Galarraga - Braves
Diamond Ink:  Nomar Garciaparra (1 pt)
Vintage '63:  Travis Fryman - Indians

Pack 11:
471.  Scott Brosius - Yankees
514.  Dennis Eckersley - Red Sox
458.  Bobby Bonilla - Dodgers
381.  Pedro Martinez - Red Sox (needed it!)
562.  Chuck Finley - Angels
436.  Bobby Ayala - Mariners
476.  Darond Stovall - Expos
438.  Chris Hoiles - Orioles
Diamond Ink:  Tony Gwynn (1 pt)
Vintage '63:  Roberto Alomar - Orioles
In the Clutch:  5 of 15 IC.  Nomar Garciaparra - Red Sox

Would ya look at that?  Another cool insert - this time going to the Red Sox.  The In the Clutch cards are seeded 1:20 packs so there is a chance we pull another in this box.  They certainly are shiny - and embossed!

Pack 12:
362.  Glenallen Hill - Mariners

426.  Scott Karl - Brewers
366.  Livan Hernandez - Marlins
530.  Robb Nen - Giants  (needed it!)
573.  Mark McGwire - Cardinals
380.  Ron Gant - Cardinals
499.  Rolando Arrojo - Rays
351.  Mo Vaughn - Red Sox
489.  Jim Leyritz - Red Sox
Diamond Ink:  Roberto Hernandez (1 pt)
Vintage '63:  71.  Andres Galarraga - Braves

I would say that was a successful batch of packs for all of us.  I ended up with one card per pack that I needed for my own base set and we also landed a pair of pretty cool insert cards for the group break as a whole.  Still plenty more to go in the Tradition box - so keep coming back for more goodies!


Nick Vossbrink said...

Nice you got a Giant!
Darn it's one you needed :p
Congrats on getting one you needed!

P-town Tom said...

I find it odd that you're getting one you need from each pack. One would think that you would get a bunch in a row, but maybe Fleer Tradition collation is different than what I've seen from Topps?

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