Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How About Some 8 x 10 Cards?! Group Break Goodies Inside.

Whenever I host a group break consisting of older boxes, I try to get at least one box that's from a weird or oddball type set.  For this break, that box happened to be of 1997 Pinnacle Zenith.  The box contains 12 packs - where each pack contains 5 trading cards plus a pair of 8x10 big 'ol cards.

What kind of madness is this?  It's over-sized madness, that's what it is.

Pack 1:
Regular sized cards:
2.  Tony Gwynn - Padres
13.  Juan Gonzalez - Rangers
14.  Barry Bonds - Giants
19.  Roger Clemens - Blue Jays

30.  Dave Justice - Indians

You get five regular sized cards (which remind me of Topps Stadium Club with slightly fuzzier images).  It is nice card stock though.

The two oversized cards were:
11.  Mark McGwire - Athletics

7.  Dufex:  Ken Caminiti - Padres
Sorry, forgot to turn this one before I uploaded it.

The Dufex 8x10 cards are seeded 1 per pack.  They aren't as impressive as the more modern "diamond" design that Topps does but they look alright.

What do you think of the set?  I'm curious!


P-town Tom said...

When I think of 8x10 I think of pictures, not sports cards. But, the design (or lack there of) of this set reminds me of exactly that: pictures! Simple, and maybe a little understated, but easy to digest and ripe for actions shots. A base set that needs no names, positions, or team logos because all the players are BIG TIME names. I like it!


I bought a few of these back in the day !

I always liked them. I have one of the 8x10 "wrappers" yet, so you don't have to send one !

Fuji said...

Love them! I've been looking for a reasonably priced 8x10 set for awhile. I was pretty pumped to grab the Nomo. It's one of my favorite cards in my Nomo collection. One of these days, I'll have to grab the Dufex parallel.

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