Friday, October 26, 2012

When Acetate Cards Were the Rage

Welcome back to another post detailing my re-breaking of a 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated box of baseball cards.  Busting older wax is a lot of fun - especially stuff from late 90s/early 00s because all the card companies were cranking out some really unique stuff (and weird stuff too)!

Pack 9:
24.  Barry Bonds
70.  White Sox Rookies (Simmons, Johnson, Wilson)
140.  Moises Alou
171.  Edgar Martinez
24 of 25 HL.  Headliners:  Pedro Martinez

3 of 10 DD.  Diamond Dominators:  Randy Johnson

The Headliners are seeded 1:4 (the Pedro is the third out of the box so far).  The Diamond Dominators, however, are the rarest non-serially numbered, non-auto insert set in the 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated set!  In fact, the pitcher Diamond Dominator cards are seeded 1:90 packs!  The Diamond Dominator hitters are even rarer, seeded 1:180 packs!

Despite the box being well over a decade old, it's still a blast pulling a rare card - and I have to admit, I really like the design of the card!  It's printed on acetate AND the image of Johnson is raised a bit (as is his name at the bottom of the card).

Pack 10:
2.  Scott Brosius
5.  David Justice
57.  Marlins rookies (Gonzalez, Fontenot, Wilson)
126.  Jason Kendall
142.  Robin Ventura

176.  Chuck Finley

I think the Randy Johnson insert card from pack 9 made this box worthwhile on its own!  Anything else is simply frosting on the Sports Illustrated box cake at this point.

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