Group Break #5: The Final Three Packs of the Break - Don't Miss the Last Hit!

It's finally here:  The End of the Break!

We have only three packs remaining - all of which are from the 2003 Topps Stadium Club - Relic Edition box.  At this point, we've already discovered the promised relic in the box, so technically we shouldn't be expecting anything else in terms of hits.  However, this box had a special little surprise (as I've hinted at and alluded to throughout the latter half of the group break)!

As I mentioned during the original group break sign-ups, this break has been sponsored by Baseball Card Exchange, and given the success we've had (four hits with boxes that only promised one), you better believe I'll be going back to Baseball Card Exchange for next month's break as well!

Now, let's take a look at the odds for the inserts in 2003 Stadium Club:

  • Sequentially Numbered Photographer's Proof Veteran:  1:39
  • Sequentially Numbered Hobby Photographer's Proof Future Stars & 1st Year Parallel:  1:61
  • Beam Team:  1:12
  • Stadium Shots 1:24
  • Born in the USA Jersey Relic  1:52
  • Born in the USA Uniform Relic  1:413
  • Born in the USA Bat Relic  1:76
  • License to Drive Bat Relic:  1:98
  • World Stage Jersey Relic: 1:118
  • World Stage Bat Relic:  1:809
  • MLB Match-Up Dual Relic:  1:485
  • Stadium Slice Barrel Bat Relic:  1:550
  • Stadium Slice Trademark Bat Relic  1:415
  • Stadium Slice Handle Bat Relic:  1:237
  • Clubhouse Exclusive Jersey Relic:  1:488
  • Clubhouse Exclusive Jersey & Bat Relic:  1:2,073
  • Clubhouse Exclusive Jersey, Bat, & Spikes Relic:  1:2,750

As you can see from the stated odds, there are some pretty rare cards in the set...and before you scroll down, try and guess which one we nabbed...

Alright, let's do this.  There are three packs left...

Pack 1:
23.  Javier Vazquez - Expos
35.  Rich Aurilia - Giants
41.  Jeff Bagwell - Astros
75.  Barry Zito - Athletics
111.  Miguel Cabrera - Marlins

Gold Parallel:
49.  J.D. Drew - Cardinals

With only three packs left (well, now only two packs left), the Cardinals are one of the clear winners with five inserts/parallels plus a sequentially numbered card and a relic (out of this box actually)!  

Pack 2:
5.  Pat Burrell - Phillies

28.  Austin Kearns - Reds
40.  Orlando Cabrera - Expos
61.  Josh Beckett - Marlins
109.  Marlon Byrd - Phillies

Gold Parallel:
65.  Albert Pujols - Cardinals

Oh wow, remember what I just wrote about the Cardinals having a great break earlier?  It's even better now that they nabbed their sixth insert/parallel card - and this is probably one of the best yet, Mr. Albert Pujols!

Pack 3:
15.  Shawn Green - Dodgers

26.  A.J. Pierzynski - Twins
47.  Tom Glavine - Braves
85.  Jason Giambi - Yankees
115.  Juan Camacho - Yankees

And now, the big hit of the break!

CE2.  Clubhouse Exclusive Jersey & Bat Relic:  Alber Pujols - Cardinals

Wow!  Even though I'm not much of a Pujols fan, it felt really awesome pulling this card.  For me, this was the first dual relic that I've ever pulled - and by far one of the hardest pulls I've ever found in a pack (remember, this card is seeded 1 in every 2,073 packs)!  This break was good for the Cardinals all along, but I think it's safe to say that it turned in to a great break for Ike's Cards and the Cardinals!

And with that, the group break is officially over.  Below are the final (non-official since I probably made at least a few mistakes) statistics.  I'll be mailing cards out this week.  Look for a new group break in June (hopefully) - and check out Baseball Card Exchange to see what boxes you might want included next time around, let me know in the comments or via email!


  1. Wow! What a great hit. Nothing more needs to be said.

  2. Wow! Isaac is gonna go nuts when he sees this!

  3. On another note, did the box have checklists? I'm curious to see how many dual relic Clubhouse Exclusive cards are in the set.

  4. I'm pretty sure only Pujols is represented by the really rare clubhouse exclusives (all three tiers).


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