Thursday, December 13, 2012

"O" NO's 3rd Group Break: Round 6

All good things must come to an end.   This break has been enjoyable to me and I hope it has been for my readers also.  Lets get into the last round of packs starting with 1999 Topps Chrome:

Pack #21
39 Quinton McCracken - Rays
81 Roberto Hernandez (the original) - Rays
25 Travis Lee - Diamondbacks
235 Bernie Williams World Series Highlights subset - Yankees

The Rays got more cards in that pack than the Orioles have gotten from the whole box!  WTF?

Pack #22
158 Rick Aguilera - Twins
164 John Valentin - Red Sox
165 Dave Delucci - Diamondbacks
153 Eric Davis - Orioles (Finally!)

Pack #23
162 Jeff Brantley - Cardinals
146 Terry Steinbach - Twins
152 Omar Vizquel - Indians
37 Jason Dickson - Angels

Pack #24
Jason McDonald - A's
109 Shawn Green - Blue Jays
38 Sean Bergman - Astros
234 Chuck Knoblauch World Series Highlights - Yankees

The Topps Chrome box was a bit of a disappointment from my standpoint as an Orioles collector but as a group breaker we pulled some really awesome cards.  I'm glad that Topps Chrome isn't a parallel set anymore and just focuses on the bigger name players in the present.

Lets open that last 2010 Upper Deck pack:

564 AT&T Park - San Francisco
111 Derrek Lee - Chicago NL
600 Washington Checklist
463 Albert Pujols - St. Louis
152 Arthur Rhodes - Cincinnati
419 Heath Bell - San Diego
431 Kevin Frandsen - San Francisco
116 Koyie Hill - Chicago NL
385 Cole Hamels - Philadelphia
SB-195 Kevin Millwood - Texas
438 Brandon Medders - San Francisco
130 Paul Konerko - Chicaco AL
476 Fernando Perez - Tampa Bay
164 Asdrubal Cabrera - Cleveland
367 Josh Outman - Oakland
26 Brad Kilby - Oakland
273 Juan Pierre - Los Angeles NL
426 Nate Schierholtz - San Francisco

At least we got a hit out of one of the UD Packs.  What a mess that set was.

Moving on to when UD was good, 2002 Upper Deck MVP

Pack #21
196 Craig Counsell - Diamondbacks
170 Fernando Vina - Cardinals
144 Lance Berkman - Astros
121 Paul Konerko - White Sox
95 Neifi Perez - Royals
228 Mike Lowell - Marlins
202 Darren Dreifort - Dodgers
176 Tino Martinez - Cardinals

Pack #22
118 Ray Durham - White Sox
92 Joe Randa - Royals
66 Steve Bechler - Orioles
69 Alex Rodriguez - Rangers
43 Russell Branyan - Indians
17 Eric Chavez - A's
150 Rafael Furcal - Braves
124 Edwin Almonte  - White Sox

Pack #23
40 Brady Anderson - Indians!
14 Miguel Tejada - A's
294 Ben Petrick - Rockies
268 Kevin Young - Pirates
134 John Vander Wal - Yankees
98 Michael Tucker - Royals
72 Jeff Zimmerman - Rangers
46 Omar Vizquel - Indians

Pack #24
263 Doug Glanville - Phillies
237 Al Leiter - Mets
108 Doug Mientkiewicz - Twins
82 Trot Nixon - Red Sox
20 David Justice - A's
292 Jose Ortiz - Rockies
266 Kris Benson - Pirates
289 Todd Helton - Rockies

UD MVP wasn't the most exciting box in the world to open but the cards looked pretty nice.  And when you beat the odds pulling a hit, you can't beat that with a stick.

The last 6 packs of my favorite product of the break 1999 UD HoloGrFX

Pack #31
28 Carlos Beltran - Royals
31 Kevin Brown - Dodgers
L13 Barry Bonds - Launchers - Giants

Pack #32
1 Mo Vaughn - Angels
22 Tony Clark - Tigers
S9 - Chipper Jones - Starview - Braves

Pack #33
8 Andruw Jones - Braves
48 Mark McGwire - Cardinals
55 Jose Canseco - Rays

Pack #34
44 Scott Rolen - Phillies
53 Ken Griffey Jr. - Mariners
L7 - Mike Piazza - Launchers - Mets

Pack #35
26 Craig Biggio - Astros
16 Greg Vaughn - Reds
57 Ivan Rodriguez - Rangers

Pack #36
13 Pedro Martinez - Red Sox
35 Vladimir Guererro - Expos
10 Cal Ripken Jr. - Orioles
It took us until the last card of the entire break to pull a Cal Ripken card.

So there we have it. Group Break #3 is in the books. I said above that the HoloGrFX box was my favorite out of all the boxes that were busted.  Which was your favorite?

 I plan on having everybody's cards packed up and out in the mail over the next few days so that they arrive before Christmas.

Here's the final card count:
A's - 17
Braves - 27
Cardinals - 20
Cubs - 20
Blue Jays - 22
Giants - 18
Twins - 20
Mariners - 18
Yankees - 35
Dodgers - 22
Red Sox - 14
White Sox - 15
Pirates - 15
Reds - 13
Expos - 18
Rockies - 19
Mets - 17
Padres - 11
Marlins - 15
Brewers - 14
Rangers - 24
Angels - 20
Tigers - 19
Royals - 17
Phillies - 20
Astros - 18
Diamondbacks - 19
Rays - 14
Indians - 15
Orioles - 17

1 comment:

  1. The MVP cards look sharp but I'm a sucker for Chrome!

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