Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shiny Gold Triangles

Here's part two of my 1996 Pinnacle Series 2 box break. If you're sensitive to light or flashy gold colors, you may want to look elsewhere or at least dim the setting on your monitor a bit.

Pack 9:
226 - Jeff Conine (Fancy bit of photography here to catch the reflection in Conine's shades... if it's real, that is.)
270 - Will Clark Hardball Heroes

289 - Bob Hamelin (Yeah, yeah, yeah. Photo day is so hilarious. This shows you how fresh Upper Deck's ideas were last year with the OPC set. But honestly, these days, could anyone pick Bob Hamelin out of a lineup?)
218 - Carlos Baerga

5 of 16 - Chipper Jones Christie Brinkley Collection (These are inserted at a 1:23 ratio. Wow, I really don't know what else to say about this.)

Yeah, again, I'm not sure there are words for this. Apparently Brinkley fancied herself a photographer at this point in her career.

336 - Tony Gwynn .300 Series
398 - Mike Piazza NL Checklist
363 - Mike Kelly
331 - Ben McDonald
371 - Jason Schmidt Rookie

Pack 10:
246 - Cecil Fielder
213 - Will Clark (Back to back Clark packs.)

277 - Johnny Damon Hardball Heroes (Now that he finally has a job, I guess we can stop reading about him.)

203 - Kirby Puckett (One reason for me to hate the Twins less.)
234 - Rondell White
326 - Javier Lopez
314 - Kurt Abbott

307 - Don Mattingly .300 Series (Nice to see that Mattingly went out at the top of his game.)
346 - Bernard Gilkey
375 - Jermaine Dye Rookie

Pack 11:
295 - Willie Greene
227 - Dean Palmer
261 - Mo Vaughn Hardball Heroes
243 - Mark Grace

253 - Ryan Klesko (Dude!)
311 - Erik Hanson
364 - Tim Raines (I saved Rock fans from seeing him in a Yankees uniform.)
353 - Darryl Hamilton
391 - Quinton McCracken Rookie
305.3 - Paul Molitor .300 Series

Pack 12:
296 - Ismael Valdes
228 - Jim Abbott
262 - Albert Belle Hardball Heroes
244 - Derek Bell
211 - Craig Biggio
383 - Wilton Guerrero Rookie
354 - Shawon Dunston

392 - Mike Busby Rookie (First Cardinal of the second post.)
305.6 - Jeff Bagwell .300 Series

394 - Ken Griffey Jr. AL Checklist

Pack 13:
266 - Chipper Jones Hardball Heroes (Yeah, him again.)
248 - Orel Hershiser
215 - Wade Boggs

279 - Derek Jeter Hardball Heroes (Jeter looks like a little leaguer here.)
284 - Terry Steinbach
360 - Todd Zeile
328 - Mark Lewis
368 - Karim Garcia Rookie

301.8 - Ken Griffey Jr. .300 Series
349 - Russ Davis

Pack 14:

281 - Ozzie Smith Hardball Heroes (Ozzie! Hit of the box as far as I'm concerned.)
286 - Dave Justice
238 - Jim Thome (Thome is listed at 3B here, but you hardly ever see pictures of him fielding on cards.)

258 - Cal Ripken Jr. Hardball Heroes (People seem to like this guy for some reason.)
208 - Barry Bonds
370 - Sal Fasano Rookie
303 - Mike Greenwell .300 Series (I wonder what Red Sox fans think of Greenwell today. I could use this as a good barometer for telling whether a self-professed Boston fan is a real fan or if they just saw the crappy Jimmy Fallon movie.)
351 - B.J. Surhoff
380 - Rey Ordonez Rookie
332 - Dan Wilson

Pack 15:

282 - Garret Anderson Hardball Heroes
287 - Eric Anthony (I remember when Anthony's 1989 Topps card was highly sought after.)
239 - Edgardo Alfonzo
259 - Jeff Bagwell Hardball Heroes (The doubles are finally starting to appear.)
209 - Fred McGriff
304.9 - Carlos Baerga .300 Series
352 - Lance Johnson
381 - Jay Powell Rookie
333 - Ron Gant (First Cardinal double. This goes to one of the 10 boxes of Cardinals doubles I have in the corner of the room.)
310 - Ozzie Guillen

Pack 16:
254 - Greg Maddux Hardball Heroes

273 - Randy Johnson Hardball Heroes

221 - Jim Edmonds (Oh man. Yeah, I collect this guy. This card is terrible. How embarrassing.)
297 - Glenallen Hill
229 - Raul Mondesi
317 - Mark Carreon
339 - Wil Cordero
385 - George Williams Rookie
313 - Edgar Martinez .300 Series

357 - Todd Stottlemyre (Perfect way to finish off the post, with a Cardinal that I haven't pulled yet.)

3 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

Jeter does look like a little leaguer on that card, why does Griffey have the extra digit on his batting average when no one else does, and I'm a little sad you didn't scan Will's hardball heroes card. But I'm over it. Nice cards.

madding said...

The .300 Series cards were numbered after what the players hit, and since multiple players hit for certain averages, they ended up differentiating them by using the extra digit apparently.

G_Moses said...

Brinkley. Still looks the same today hawking workout equipment with Chuck Norris.

Brinkley is still hot. But man, she must be like 50 now.

Sorry, totally non-sport comment. I'm distracted by the glimmer and the Brinkley.