Wednesday, April 28, 2010

All the Way Chromed Up

Here's part two (of two) of the 1998 Bowman Chrome series 2 box featuring cover model Paul Konerko and a lot of shiny chemicals.

Pack 13:
429 - Rod Barajas
301 - Bobby Smith
375 - Joe DePastino

26 of 50 - Tim Salmon Reprint (This is from the 1991 Bowman design, a favorite of mine when I was young because of its affordability and wide selection of rookies. After getting the chrome treatment, however, this looks pretty hideous.)

Pack 14:
244 - Ryan Klesko

222 - Cal Ripken
296 - Kris Benson (Kris Benson is actually in someone's rotation right now. I forget who.)
313 - Chris Reitsma

Pack 15:
286 - Francisco Cordova

269 - Mariano Rivera (Best closer of all-time in my opinion. Lee Smith would be on that short list, though.)
412 - Lou Collier
403 - Robert Luce

Pack 16:

294 - Paul Konerko (Is it too much to ask for Konerko to be in the correct uniform when he is the cover boy? Wouldn't it have been a better idea for Topps to just use someone else if they couldn't get their Konerko card in the right uniform in time?)
341 - Tom Evans
339 - Javier Vazquez
295 - Masato Toshii

Pack 17:

226 - Jim Edmonds (Woo! I feel like I already have this card, though, but I'll have to check my collection.)

249 - Wade Boggs (Boggs in the Rainbow Rays era.)
361 - Jay Yennaco
419 - Brian Meadows

Pack 18:
223 - Paul Molitor

293 - Russell Branyan (Branyan's back this season with his original Tribe-themed club.)
306 - Donnie Bridges

6 of 50 - Gil McDougald Reprint Refractor (I've actually never heard of Mr. McDougald. I guess it's time for me to do my homework. This is a 1:36 pack insert.)

Pack 19:
386 - Kyle Peterson
312 - Andrew Vessel
359 - Jason Grilli
420 - Darnell McDonald

Pack 20:
266 - Ugueth Urbina (I won't say anything bad about this guy because... well... you know.)

257 - Randy Johnson
338 - Kevin Nicholson
421 - Matt Kinney

Pack 21:
253 - Will Clark
424 - Kevin Millar

240 - Frank Thomas Refractor (Nice to get a refractor of a great player.)

395 - Ron Wright International Refractor (I wish Ron Wright was half as good as Frank Thomas. The International Refractors are a 1:24 pull.)

Pack 22:
323 - Luke Allen
348 - Cesar King
393 - Vance Wilson

293 - Russell Branyan International (Here's the International version of Branyan's card for comparison's sake.)

Pack 23:

248 - Chan Ho Park (Ew... thanks for ruining this guy for me forever, Night Owl.)
314 - Jesus Sanchez
360 - Kevin Haverbusch
424 - Kevin Millar International

Pack 24:
225 - Joe Young
291 - Javy Lopez
346 - Elvin Hernandez
306 - Donnie Bridges International

And there we have it. I'll sort through the various trade offers I've received in the coming days, but I expect to eventually send a lot of these out to people that I trade with frequently if all else fails. I have yet another box break to post here fairly soon, which is pretty similar to this one but is much less shiny.

2 comments:

night owl said...

You're welcome. The people need to be informed.

Jonathan @ RGB Cards said...

Kris Benson is in the D-Backs' rotation. The D-Backs are in last place. Coincedence?