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    Question - 1998 Collector's Choice 5x7 Jumbos

    Howdy all,

    I found myself unsure of the following; regarding the 1998 Collector's Choice jumbo cards, what is the difference between the Cover Glory Jumbos and the retail Jumbos (of which the the first 8 cover glory cards are included)? According to some research, seems UD made a set of Cover Glory 5x7 jumbo cards, available through wrapper redemption only. It also appears UD made some retail exclusive 5x7 jumbos, inserted into blaster boxes. Seems some Cover Glory cards made it into both checklists. Is there a noticeable difference to distinguish the two from one another? Any help/guidance would be much appreciated!!

    Here is the checklist of cards that seemingly have two copies. Perhaps player collectors may know? Thanks in advance guys!

    1 Nomar Garciaparra

    2 Roger Clemens

    3 Larry Walker

    4 Mike Piazza

    5 Mark McGwire

    6 Tony Gwynn

    7 Jose Cruz Jr.

    8 Frank Thomas

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    I have both the Cover Glory and base card 5x7s for Frank; CG is #8 and the base jumbo is the standard pack issued #60. I really don't know where the jumbo base cards are from though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunchOBull View Post
    I have both the Cover Glory and base card 5x7s for Frank; CG is #8 and the base jumbo is the standard pack issued #60. I really don't know where the jumbo base cards are from though.
    Yeah, it seems to be a tad confusing. Here is a excerpt from baseballpedia;

    Jumbos
    Cover Glory 5X7
    This over-sized set partially parallels the "Cover Glory" Series One subset (cards 1-10). The set was available exclusively from Upper Deck via a wrapper redemption offer.

    Golden Jubilee 5X7
    This over-sized set partially parallels the "Golden Jubillee" Series Two subset (cards 271-279). The set was available exclusively from Upper Deck via a wrapper redemption offer.

    Retail-Exclusive 5X7 Jumbos
    These cards were randomly inserted into Series One and Series Two Blaster boxes. 33 cards (including some from the StarQuest insert) were in Series One Blasters, but only ten in Series Two.

    Series One
    1 Nomar Garciaparra

    2 Roger Clemens

    3 Larry Walker

    4 Mike Piazza

    5 Mark McGwire

    6 Tony Gwynn

    7 Jose Cruz Jr.

    8 Frank Thomas

    35 Andruw Jones

    40 Cal Ripken

    55 Ryne Sandberg

    60 Frank Thomas

    95 Gary Sheffield

    97 Charles Johnson

    145 Mike Piazza

    160 Paul Molitor

    180 Tino Martinez

    220 Mark McGwire

    225 Ken Caminiti

    240 Ken Griffey Jr.

    242 Jay Buhner

    245 Juan Gonzalez

    249 Ivan Rodriguez

    SQ67 Andres Galarraga

    SQ68 Rafael Palmeiro

    SQ69 Manny Ramirez

    SQ70 Albert Belle

    SQ71 Jay Buhner

    SQ72 Mo Vaughn

    SQ73 Barry Bonds

    SQ74 Chipper Jones

    SQ75 Jeff Bagwell

    SQ76 Jim Thome

    Series Two
    306 Chipper Jones

    321 Nomar Garciaparra

    360 Larry Walker

    450 Derek Jeter

    463 Scott Rolen

    480 Tony Gwynn

    490 Barry Bonds

    495 Alex Rodriguez

    525 Jose Cruz Jr.

    530 Roger Clemens


    So, by my understanding of this, there would be a total of 3 Frank Thomas jumbo cards;
    1. Cover Glory 5x7 from the wrapper redemptions (assuming it would be #8)
    2. Retail exclusive 5x7 from retail blaster boxes, card #8 (assuming this would be the second version/release of the cover glory card, in addition to the one above through wrapper redemption)
    3. Retail exclusive 5x7 from retail blaster boxes, card #60 (which would just be a jumbo of his base card)

    So I don't know if there is a difference between the first two cards I listed here, or are they simply identical ways to obtain the same cover glory jumbo? Or are they two separate cards, both jumbos of the cover glory card #8, but distinguishable by some sort of difference (maybe a hologram on the back or something similar).

    For me personally, I have yet to find two versions (at least, where I was able to tell a difference) of the McGwire cover glory jumbo card #5. Ugh, so the search continues....albeit, not exactly sure what I am searching for, nor do I know if there are in fact two versions.

    Your thoughts?

    Cheers,
    Mark

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