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BOX A WEEK 7/05/20- 2003 PLAYOFF PIECE OF THE GAME

WHICH BOX TO BREAK 9/5-9/7 ??

  • 1998 FINEST SERIES 1

    Votes: 5 41.7%
  • 2000 FLEER TRADITION

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • 2002 UPPER DECK 40-MAN

    Votes: 4 33.3%

  • Total voters
    12
  • Poll closed .

jeffv96masters

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OK back at the box for a few minutes before bed

1ST PACK MIDDLE
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QUINTON MCCRACKEN
RAY LANKFORD
SCOTT WILLIAMSON
AJ PIERZYNSKI

2ND PACK MIDDLE
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ERIC KARROS
SHAWN CHACON
ANDRUW JONES
PABLO OZUNA

3RD PACK MIDDLE
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REY ORDONEZ
STEVE FINLEY
TOM LAROSA
RICARDO ARAMBOLES INTERNATIONAL

4TH PACK MIDDLE
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HIDEO NOMO
CAL RIPKEN
EDDIE YARNALL
FRANCISCO CORDERO

Liking the fact I get all the cards in these packs unlike that Finest box
Helps the physche- onwards we march
 

jeffv96masters

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5TH PACK MIDDLE
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JIM EDMONDS
CARLOS LEE
RICARDO ARAMBOLES
CHUCK FINLEY HOMETOWN

6TH PACK MIDDLE
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WADE BOGGS
UGUETH URBINA
ERIC MILTON
DEWAYNE WISE

7TH PACK MIDDLE
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RANDY JOHNSON
CHAN HO PARK
JAKE WESTBROOK
BRENT BILLINGSLEY

8TH PACK MIDDLE
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DEREK LEE
BRIAN GILES
MIKE CARUSO
LARRY WALKER ROOKIE REPRINT

Ok sleep time folks break more in morning 20 minutes is all I had left in me :(
 

jeffv96masters

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Back at it this morning folks to finish up this box


1ST PACK RIGHT SIDE
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BRIAN JORDAN
CHUCK FINLEY
CEDRICK BOWERS
JASON GOODING

2ND PACK RIGHT SIDE
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KENNY ROGERS
JOSE VALENTIN
MATT ANDERSON
TODD BELITZ

3RD PACK RIGHT SIDE
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RYAN KLESKO
CRISTIAN GUZMAN
JUAN LEBRON
CARLOSE LEE INTERNATIONAL

4TH PACK RIGHT SIDE
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JOHN VALENTIN
BIRAN MEADOWS
KEVIN NICHOLSON
MIKE MUSSINA ROOKIE REPRINT

The Mussina is a tad OC but otherwise nice card
Onwards we march to finish this box
 

jeffv96masters

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5TH PACK RIGHT SIDE
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AL MARTIN
DEAN PALMER
MATT KINNEY
BRIAN JORDAN HOMETOWN

6TH PACK RIGHT SIDE
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FRANCISCO CORDOVA
PAUL MOLITOR
JESUS SANCHEZ
KEVIN HAVERBUSCH

7TH PACK RIGHT SIDE
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MARIANO RIVERA
BARRY BONDS
JAE WONG SEO
JOHN BARNES

8TH PACK RIGHT SIDE
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JAVY LOPEZ
MOISES ALOU
CARL PAVANO
ENRIQUE WILSON

Overall nice box to break and the Jeter refractor was nice- I'll scan it in a few minutes

I'll be doing the 98 Topps Chrome Series 1 next probably then the 98 Finest
 

jeffv96masters

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OK looks like its a hobby box with 24 packs and 4 cards per pack
Box and pack pics below

Someone asked of I could take front / back of the packs so I took 2 packs out to scan this time

My 2 worker bees back east tell me they can now enter the storage unit a few inches and don't feel cramped out
by the amount of stuff there. Apparently I packed too much in there they had to reach across boxes to snag these loose ones
Oh well at least its starting to empty !! Been paying for this unit now for 26 years = I'd like get rid of that bill !!





 

jeffv96masters

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PACK 1 LEFT SIDE
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JAY BELL
JASON MCDONALD
TIM WAKEFIELD
JIM EISENREICH (brings back memories that guy)


PACK 2 LEFT SIDE
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BILLY WAGNER
VLADIMIR GUERRERO
JAMES BALDWIN
JOSE MESA

The Wagner card reminds me of how nice we used to get colorful pics of players with senses of humor
Look up 1998 Topps Chrome Billy Wagner- you'll see what I mean


PACK 3 LEFT SIDE
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RICH BECKER
ROGER PAVLIK
GREG MADDUX HALL BOUND
KEVIN POLCOVICH


PACK 4 LEFT SIDE
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MIKE MUSSINA
DEION SANDERS
DEREK JETER BABY BOOMERS
JASON DELAERO / TROY CAMERON DRAFT PICKS

I'll scan the Maddux & Jeter at the end when I take a break
So far centering looks typical Topps some good some OC
 

jeffv96masters

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PACK 5 LEFT SIDE
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MARK GRUDZIELANEK ( oh god hope his cards doesn't repeat again !!)
CAL RIPKEN FLASHBACK
MIKE BORDICK
RICHIE SEXSON / DAVID ORTIZ / DARYLE WARD PROSPECTS

Nice hits in this pack :) If anyone needs the Ripken advise its OC I can't use it in my set

PACK 6 LEFT SIDE
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CHRIS WIDGER
ORLANDO MERCED
DENNY NEAGLE REFRACTOR
RANDY JOHNSON 97 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Neagle is OC a small bit so let me know if you can use it I cant

PACK 7 LEFT SIDE
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JOSE VALENTIN
MARK WOHLERS
DOUG JONES
SANDY ALOMAR 97 WORDLE SERIES #275

PACK 8 LEFT SIDE
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PAT HENTGEN
JOHN THOMSON
MARK MCLEMORE
RUSTY GREER ( spot on centering on that one- rare)

OK another morning honey do list will break more later !!
 

jeffv96masters

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OK FOLKS BACK AT IT AGAIN FINISHED THAT LIST IN HALF AN HOUR !!


1ST PACK MIDDLE
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CHARLIE HAYES
KEVIN ORIE
LARRY WALKER
TODD HOLLANDSWORTH

2ND PACK MIDDLE
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DAVE MARTINEZ
JASON GIAMBI
JOE OLIVER
CARLOS BAERGA

3RD PACK MIDDLE
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JEFF BAGWELL
BOBBY WITT
SEAN BERRY
LEE STEVENS

4TH PACK MIDDLE
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GARY SHEFFIELD
TONY WOMACK
MIKE PIAZZA
JARED SANDBERG/ALEX SANCHEZ DEVIL RAYS PROSPECTS

Nothing notable in that group
 

jeffv96masters

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5TH PACK MIDDLE
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MARK WHOLERS
TREVOR HOFFMAN
DOUN GLANVILLE
RANDY WINN / JUAN ENCARNACION / ANDREW VESSEL PROSPECTS


6TH PACK MIDDLE
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DENNY NEAGLE
KENT MERCKER
EDGAR RENTERIA
KEVIN BROWN 97 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS


7TH PACK MIDDLE
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JT SNOW
JEFF MONTGOMERY ( look his card up also cool pic)
JIM EDMONDS
GARY SHEFFIELD 97 WORLD SERIES #279


8TH PACK MIDDLE
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MARK LEMKE
DANTE BICHETTE
KEVIN ELSTER
GARRETT STEPHENSON

Nothing to write home about in the middle
On to the right side we roll
 

jeffv96masters

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PACK 1 RIGHT SIDE
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SCOTT SERVAIS
TONY CLARK
RANDY JOHNSON
SCOTT HATTEBERG

PACK 2 RIGHT SIDE
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JEFF REED
DARREN DAULTON
NOMAR GARCIARRA 97 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS REFRACTOR ( needed)
EDGARDO ALFONZO

PACK 3 RIGHT SIDE
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GARY DISARCINA
JUAN GONZALEZ
CAL EDRED
GARY SHEFFIELD FLASHBACK REFRACTOR

PACK 4 RIGHT SIDE
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BRIAN HUNTER
STEVE TRACHSEL
JOHN FLAHERTY
JASON ROMANO / ADAM KENNEDY PROSPECTS

This side started off with a bang- 2 refractors lets hope somethings left
 

jeffv96masters

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PACK 5 RIGHT SIDE
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OZZIE GUILLEN
CARLOS GARCIA
DEVON WHITE
GIL MECHE/ CARL PAVANO/ KEYY WOOD PROSPECTS

PACK 6 RIGHT SIDE
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HIDEO NOMO
JOHN JAHA
SCOTT ROLEN
MATT CLEMENT / ROY HALLADAY / BRIAN FUENTES PROSPECTS (OC slightly)

PACK 7 RIGHT SIDE
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ALEX GONZALEZ
TOM GORDON
JOE CARTER
MOISES ALOU 97 WORLD SERIES #277

PACK 8 RIGHT SIDE
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BILL MUELLER
JAY BUHNER
MARIANO RIVERA
QUINTON MCCRACKEN


That was a fun side. Taking a break for a bit will do another box later
Will scan the decent ones I'm keeping
 

Letch77

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Wow...no Big Hurt love in that Chrome or Finest box! I don't think he was getting much attention across any product back in the late 90s.
 

jeffv96masters

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Yep that's the one !!

I have another box I'll be doing later today ( 1998 Finest series 1) just have to finish up a few things and will start scans etc

Jeff
 

jeffv96masters

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Ok folks 1998 Finest Series 1 Box looks like the below.Believe I have lots of Series 2 in cases there also
Looking for more of my Clemens / Gariaparra stuff as I remember stocking up back then just for their cards

Going to list them in groups of 6 so as not to waste so many post space
24 packs with 6 cards a pack ( we hope !)

Waited for a while on a bunch of stuff so I'll be sending stuff to the Team Collectors folks since no one claimed for their PC

Box odds by the way printed on the pack
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No protector 1 every 2 packs
Refractor 1 every 12 packs
Mystery Finest 1 every 36 packs
Mystery Finest Refracytor 1 every 144 packs
Centurion 1 every 153 packs
Centurion Refractor 1 every 1020 packs ( thats about 1 a case)
Power Zone 1 every 72 packs

So can expect a bunch of No Protector cards and a refractor every box




 

jeffv96masters

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WHAT BOXES LOOK LIKE ALL FRESH-- prior posted back last year all nicey nice- posted above so you'd know its a new box



 

jeffv96masters

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And box topper is a NOMAR GARCIAPARRA JUMBO REFRACTOR # 3 -----yeah :)
Needed that refractor- already had the base !!!
 

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