Saturday, October 27, 2018

Group Break: Score Summit Produces a Chipper

Another day, another bunch of group break packs!  At this moment, I have fully sorted out one whole box of cards into team stacks (the Archives box).  That one was a pain since I had to double-check some team assignments (such as the Browns going to the Orioles and the Senators going to the Twins).  I think sorting the cards into team stacks is one of the worst things about hosting a group break.  The worst thing, however, is 100% the packing and shipping of cards.  That's never fun.

However, what is fun is getting new cards of your team - and the only way for that to happen is for me to continue busting packs of cards for everyone.  Let's return to the box of 1995 Score Summit and see what is in store this time around.

1995 Score Summit:
Pack 9:
63.  James Mouton - Astros
170.  Jose Parra - Dodgers
48.  Kenny Lofton - Indians
64.  Omar Vizquel - Indians
200.  Mo Vaughn - Red Sox and Matt Williams - Giants
49.  Darryl Hamilton - Brewers
195.  Ken Griffey, Jr. - Mariners

Both the Griffey and the Vaughn/Williams card are checklists that are numbered as part of the base set.  In the case of the two player card, that card will be randomized at the end of the break between the Red Sox and Giants. 

Pack 10:
157.  Joe Rosselli - Giants
37.  Moises Alou - Expos
152.  Steve Rodriguez - Yankees

23.  Tom Glavine - Braves
158.  Roberto Petagine - Padres
36.  Deion Sanders - Reds
153.  Rudy Pemberton - Dodgers

Two of the rookies in this pack had team logos not matching their assigned team (the other being Pemberton).

Pack 11:
190.  Roger Clemens - Red Sox
94.  Mo Vaughn - Red Sox
185.  Jose Canseco - Red Sox
31.  Craig Biggio - Astros
138.  Tim Naehring - Red Sox
97.  Randy Johnson - Mariners
New Age:  NA 11.  Chipper Jones - Braves

Nice!!  While that pack was a great pack for the Red Sox, the real winner has to be the Braves with that awesome looking Chipper Jones insert.  The New Age cards are seeded 1:18 packs so it is almost a box hit!

Pack 12:
54.  Rickey Henderson - Athletics
107.  Jeff Kent - Mets
18.  Manny Ramirez - Indians
77.  Paul O'Neil - Yankees
133.  Alex Rodriguez - Mariners

72.  Bob Hamelin - Royals
182.  Will Clark - Rangers

I'll admit that 1) that's a nice A-Rod card and 2) A-Rod has grown on me quite a bit since he retired from baseball.  I actually find some of his baseball analysis on TV to be pretty good - clearly he does have a lot of knowledge of the game and for the most part, I find he can explain things to the viewer quite clearly. 

Overall, that was a pretty nice set of four packs even if we didn't land one of the 1:4 Nth Degree parallels.  I figure it should mean we get a couple of parallels in a different set of four packs (assuming the odds hold for the box).  That Chipper Jones card is really nice - only bummer is that no one actually claimed the Braves as their main team this time around!

3 comments:

P-town Tom said...

FYI, Brad Clontz was never part of the Athletics organization and Steve Rodriguez was never in the Yankees'. These are some awful errors/oversights on Score's part.

madding said...

Terry Bradshaw (Cardinals, not the famous guy) has a Brewers logo in this set. Not sure what was going on at Score HQ (or I guess that would be Pinnacle Brands) back then.

Nachos Grande said...

Yeah, there are a few players who seem to have the wrong logo. In most cases, I could find a player on the "other" team with the wrong logo as well (i.e. there is a Cardinals - Bradshaw - and a Brewer (forgot who now) with their team logos swapped). Although it's a clear error, general group break rules go by the team logo or listed team name rather than the jersey in the photograph...so some of you may just have to work out a trade if you want "your" guy rather than the correct logo!

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