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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Quarry Group Break BOX #1 1998 Bowman Series 1

Well it's time to start the group break.  Thank you to all that joined up and I hope I pull something good for everyone.

Oh I don't think I mentioned it before but with Bazooka there are multiplayer sticker cards.  They will not be randomed, they will go to the team pictured with the fewest cards in THAT box.  But I will explain fully once we get to Bazooka.

But for now let's start with 1998 Bowman Series 1.  Lots of good rookie cards in this series along with a 1 per pack Bowman International parallel and 2 expected inserts.  Possible autos as well but they come like 1:225 packs, so not very likely.

The Box

The pack



On with the show.

pack one
3 Andy Pettitte - Yankees
95 Anthony Sanders - Blue Jays
48 Livan Hernandez - Marlins
92 Richie Sexson - Indians
7 Jose Cruz Jr. - Blue Jays
165 Trot Nixon - Red Sox
59 Rondell White - Expos
128 Aaron Akin - Marlins
35 Mo Vaughn - Red Sox
International
172 Ken Cloude - Mariners


pack two
40 Ken Caminiti - Padres
171 Grant Roberts - Mets
28 Matt Morris - Cardinals
117 Jeff Liefer - White Sox
19 Edgar Martinez - Mariners
137 Mike Kinkade - Brewers
146 Luis de los Santos - Yankees
142 Ben Davis - Padres
182 Sean Casey - Indians
International
86 Clay Bruner - Tigers

pack three
83 Ben Petrick - Rockies
131 Bruce Chen - Braves
212 Jose Amado - Royals
94 Pat Cline - Cubs
196 Ryan McGuire - Expos
192 Geoff Jenkins - Brewers
172 Ken Cloude - Mariners
155 Ramon Hernandez - Athletics
86 Clay Bruner - Tigers
78 Jared Sandberg - Devil Rays
33 Ken Griffey Jr. - Mariners
International
135 Troy Cameron - Braves

pack four
42 Albert Belle - White Sox
162 Jason Fitzgerald - Indians
9 Mike Mussina - Orioles
135 Troy Cameron - Braves
12 Jeff King - Royals
174 Jason Conti - Diamondbacks
138 Braden Looper - Cardinals
90 Arnold Gooch - Mets
204 Jarrod Washburn - Angels
International
12 Jeff King - Royals

pack five
187 Aaron Boone - Reds
69 Raul Mondesi - Dodgers
188 Matt Clement - Padres
25 Edgar Renteria - Marlins
214 Dante Powell - Giants
213 Kerry Wood - Cubs
4 Ivan Rodriguez - Rangers
122 Geoff Goetz - Mets
50 Sammy Sosa - Cubs
International
178 Ramon Ortiz - Angels

pack six
205 Miguel Tejada - Athletics
10 Jason Kendall - Pirates
82 Abraham Nunez - Pirates
22 Tony Gwynn - Padres
136 Brian Sikorski - Astros
139 Mark Mangum - Rockies
24 Bernie Williams - Yankees
99 Paul Wilder - Devil Rays
11 Brett Tomko - Reds
International
36 Marty Cordova - Twins

pack seven
34 Edgardo Alfonzo - Mets
80 Gil Meche - Mariners
29 Shawn Estes - Giants
208 Calvin Pickering - Orioles
47 Darin Erstad - Angels
111 Daryle Ward - Astros
23 Larry Walker - Rockies
International
32 Justin Thompson - Tigers


pack eight
108 Dennis Reyes - Dodgers
16 Greg Maddux - Braves
161 Preston Wilson - Mets
60 Roberto Alomar - Orioles
105 Ricky Ledee - Yankees
160 Dave Coggin - Phillies
70 Chipper Jones - Braves
154 Brent Butler - Cardinals
International
87 John Curtice - Red Sox

pack nine
153 Jack Cust - Diamondbacks
57 Tom Glavine - Braves
112 Vernon Wells - Blue Jays
65 Johnny Damon - Royals
169 Julio Moreno - Orioles
150 Shane Monahan - Mariners
14 Robin Ventura - White Sox
14 Robin Ventura - White Sox
32 Justin Thompson - Tigers
International
43 Tino Martinez - Yankees

pack ten
127 Ryan Brannan - Phillies
167 Dermal Brown - Royals
93 Orlando Cabrera - Expos
164 Pete Munro - Red Sox
211 Scott Elarton - Astros
151 Ntema Ndungidi - Orioles
119 Todd Helton - Rockies
140 Danny Peoples - Indians
115 Brad Fullmer - Expos
International
150 Shane Monahan - Mariners


pack eleven
6 Jason Dickson - Angels
179 Shannon Stewart - Blue Jays
64 Hideki Irabu - Yankees
134 Troy Glaus - Angels
103 Brian Rose - Red Sox
156 Norm Hutchins - Angels
152 Alex Sanchez - Devil Rays
159 Rob Burger - Phillies
International
14 Robin Ventura - White Sox
insert
SC13 Abraham Nunez Scout’s Choice - Pirates



pack twelve
63 Barry Larkin - Reds
194 Lance Berkman - Astros
39 Mark Grace - Cubs
210 Mark Redman - Twins
55 Jose Guillen - Pirates
96 Russ Johnson - Astros
203 David Miller - Indians
144 Derrick Gibson - Rockies
180 Pablo Ortega - Devil Rays
18 Mike Piazza - Dodgers
International
120 Jaime Jones - Marlins

pack thirteen
215 Aramis Ramirez - Pirates
44 Sandy Alomar - Indians
148 Mike Cuddyer - Twins
67 John Olerud - Mets
100 Russ Ortiz - Giants
190 Larry Rodriguez - Diamondbacks
97 Ben Grieve - Athletics
141 J.J. Davis - Pirates
88 Bobby Estalella - Phillies
International
145 Bronson Arroyo - Pirates


pack fourteen
132 Eli Marrero - Cardinals
66 Juan Gonzalez - Rangers
109 James Manias - Devil Rays
17 John Jaha - Brewers
104 Ryan Radmanovich - Twins
198 Corey Lee - Rangers
73 Alex Gonzalez - Marlins
106 Jeff Wallace - Pirates
101 Ryan Jackson - Marlins
International
207 John Patterson - Diamondbacks

pack fifteen
113 Chad Green - Brewers
206 Raul Ibanez - Mariners
133 Eric Chavez - Athletics
217 Dustin Carr - Devil Rays
221 Orlando Hernandez - Yankees
176 Robbie Bell - Braves
185 Magglio Ordonez - White Sox
74 Nick Bierbrodt - Diamondbacks
157 Jason Marquis - Braves
International
75 Roy Halladay - Blue Jays



pack sixteen
178 Ramon Ortiz - Angels
36 Marty Cordova - Twins
121 Mel Rosario - Orioles
21 Todd Hundley - Mets
91 Kevin Millwood - Braves
56 Jim Thome - Indians
168 Chad Hermansen - Pirates
31 Fernando Tatis - Rangers
International
193 George Lombard - Braves
insert
SC7 Brad Fullmer Scout’s Choice - Expos


pack seventeen
1 Nomar Garciaparra - Red Sox
163 Dan Serafini - Twins
2 Scott Rolen - Phillies
102 Heath Murray - Padres
62 Vinny Castilla - Rockies
126 Scott Schoenweis - Angels
27 Tim Salmon - Angels
124 Jason Dellaero - White Sox
68 Gary Sheffield - Marlins
International
29 Shawn Estes - Giants

pack eighteen
52 Brian Hunter - Tigers
114 Mike Stoner - Diamondbacks
37 Craig Biggio - Astros
98 Kevin McGlinchy - Braves
45 Jeff Cirillo - Brewers
181 Jimmy Rollins - Phillies
218 Mark Kotsay - Marlins
177 Nathan Haynes - Athletics
216 A.J. Hinch - Athletics
International
205 Miguel Tejada - Athletics


pack nineteen
54 Todd Walker - Twins
220 Luis Ordaz - Cardinals
30 Vladimir Guerrero - Expos
72 Warren Morris - Rangers
8 NAMELESS 2nd BASEMAN - Giants
184 Chris Enochs - Athletics
116 Adam Eaton - Phillies
170 John Roskos - Marlins
125 Gabe Kapler - Tigers
International
47 Darin Erstad - Angels

pack twenty
58 Todd Greene - Angels
199 Mario Valdez - White Sox
46 Jason Giambi - Athletics
107 Ryan Minor - Orioles
15 Jeff Bagwell - Astros
200 Robert Fick - Tigers
191 Todd Noel - Cubs
145 Bronson Arroyo - Pirates
207 John Patterson - Diamondbacks
International
82 Abraham Nunez - Pirates

pack twenty one
186 Mike Drumright - Tigers
197 Jhensy Sandoval - Diamondbacks
110 Chris Carpenter - Blue Jays
201 Donnie Sadler - Red Sox
189 Todd Dunwoody - Marlins
89 Juan Melo - Padres
5 Mark McGwire - Cardinals
87 John Curtice - Red Sox
43 Tino Martinez - Yankees
International
17 John Jaha - Brewers


pack twenty two
202 Marc Kroon - Padres
26 Rafael Palmeiro - Orioles
118 Corey Koskie - Twins
13 Brad Radke - Twins
175 Jon Garland - Cubs
123 Adrian Beltre - Dodgers
51 Curt Schilling - Phillies
84 Brett Caradonna - White Sox
41 Tony Womack - Pirates
International
199 Mario Valdez - White Sox

pack twenty three
147 Jeff Abbott - White Sox
38 Roger Clemens - Blue Jays
158 Jacob Cruz - Giants
53 Neifi Perez - Rockies
209 Felix Martinez - Royals
173 Jason Brester - Giants
129 Ryan Anderson - Mariners
149 Jason Romano - Rangers
85 Mike Lowell - Yankees
International
58 Todd Greene - Angels


pack twenty four
195 Marcus McCain - Devil Rays
61 Tony Clark - Tigers
130 Brad Penny - Diamondbacks
20 David Justice - Indians
71 David Ortiz - Twins
183 Ted Lilly - Dodgers
79 Michael Barrett - Expos
143 Jacque Jones - Twins
166 Homer Bush - Yankees
International
107 Ryan Minor - Orioles




Not a bad little box.  I think we got the entire set, I know for a fact I got every Rockie and we got every big rookie card.  It is a shame that the 2 inserts were for teams that didn't get picked up, but everyone got a nice chunk of cards.  No autos or Golden Anniversary parallels, but that's not really a big shock.  You may have also noticed that some packs had more than 10 and some had less.  Gotta love Topps quality control.

The backs are pretty cool I forgot to scan a veteran, but the rookies are blue like the Lilly rookie above, while the veterans are red...same with the borders on the front.

As far as numbers go, the Pirates had the best box.  The surprise best taken teams of the box were probably the Angels and Twins.  The fewest cards for this box went to the Reds and Dodgers.  But we have several more boxes to bust this week.  Continued good luck to everyone.

Here is team count.  B=base, P=Parallel, I=Insert, H=Hit

Angels - B: 9, P: 3, I: 0, H: 0
Astros - B: 7, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Athletics - B: 8, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Blue Jays - B: 6, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Braves - B: 9, P: 2, I: 0, H: 0
Brewers - B: 5, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Cardinals - B: 6, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Cubs - B: 6, P 0, I: 0, H: 0
Devil Rays - B: 7, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Diamondbacks - B: 8, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Dodgers - B: 5, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Expos - B: 6, P: 0, I: 1, H: 0
Giants - B: 6, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Indians - B: 8, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Mariners - B: 7, P: 2, I: 0, H: 0
Marlins - B: 9, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Mets - B: 7, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Orioles - B: 8, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Padres - B: 7, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Phillies - B: 8, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Pirates - B: 9, P: 2, I: 1, H: 0
Rangers - B: 6, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Red Sox - B: 7, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Reds - B: 3, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Rockies - B: 7, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Royals - B: 5, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Tigers - B: 7, P: 2, I: 0, H: 0
Twins - B: 10, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
White Sox - B: 9, P: 2, I: 0, H: 0
Yankees - B: 9, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0

2 comments:

Nathan said...

Great start Hiflew! Got all the A's I was looking for and snagged Miggy international to boot. I really love those international parallels and forgot that they were in this product...nice surprise.

Colbey said...

The Braves started out slow, but recovered nicely.