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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Quarry Group Break BOX #2 1998 Bowman Series 2

Box #1 went off without a hitch and we got, if not the entire set, very close to the entirety of Series 1.  No major hits or anything, but a good chunk of cards for everyone and a good start to this break.  This box will also be a good chunk of cards, but probably no hits as well and MOST of the rookies that became stars were in Series 1.  Although there are 2 more (total of 4) guaranteed inserts in Series 2 (well statistically guaranteed).

Minor League MVPs show up 1:12 packs and feature 11 then current major leaguers that were former minor league MVPs.  1999 Rookie of the Year Favorites also show up 1:12 packs and feature the 10 players Topps thought would be Rookie of the Year.  Strangely neither winner, Carlos Beltran and Scott Williamson, were in this set AND only one (Kris Benson) of the ten players actually received votes for ROY.

Enough talk, let's rip some packs.

The box.  Travis Lee still sucks.

The pack. They liked Lee in 1998.

On with the show.

pack one
346 Elvin Hernandez - Pirates
343 Gabe Gonzalez - Marlins
375 Joe DePastino - Red Sox
334 Desi Relaford - Phillies
418 Kevin Barker - Brewers
290 Brian Jordan - Cardinals
270 Dean Palmer - Royals
341 Tom Evans - Blue Jays
327 Eric DuBose - Athletics
International
390 Rafael Medina - Marlins

pack two
394 Fernando Seguignol - Expos
373 Jason Halper - Yankees
299 Mike Caruso - White Sox
349 Cristian Guzman - Twins
413 Justin Towle - Reds
328 Kevin Witt - Blue Jays
340 A.J. Zapp - Braves
287 Bob Abreu - Phillies
231 Kenny Lofton - Indians
International
328 Kevin Witt - Blue Jays


pack three
296 Kris Benson - Pirates
306 Donnie Bridges - Expos
404 Cole Liniak - Red Sox
377 Octavio Dotel - Mets
268 Ellis Burks - Rockies
388 Onan Masaoka - Dodgers
366 Joe Lawrence - Blue Jays
409 Steve Woodard - Brewers
International
401 Kevin Burford - Padres
insert
MVP11 Jim Thome Minor League MVPs - Indians


pack four
428 Carlos Lee - White Sox
437 Carl Pavano - Expos
354 Dernell Stinson - Red Sox
293 Russ Branyan - Indians
274 Quinton McCracken - Devil Rays
280 Kevin Brown - Padres
229 Ray Lankford - Cardinals
291 Javy Lopez - Braves
223 Paul Molitor - Twins
International
340 A.J. Zapp - Braves


pack five
413 Justin Towle - Reds
308 Randy Wolf - Phillies
372 Milton Bradley - Expos
318 Marcus Thames - Yankees
328 Kevin Witt - Blue Jays
381 Mike Judd - Dodgers
317 Luis Rivera - Braves
240 Frank Thomas - White Sox
237 Matt Williams - Diamondbacks
International
420 Darnell McDonald - Orioles


pack six
421 Matt Kinney - Red Sox
329 Dan McKinley - Giants
397 Steve Lomasney - Red Sox
359 Jason Grilli - Giants
308 Randy Wolf - Phillies (a dupe of one of the better RCs in the box)
283 Jay Bell - Diamondbacks
275 Henry Rodriguez - Cubs
257 Randy Johnson - Mariners
261 Jose Valentin - Brewers
International
287 Bob Abreu - Phillies

pack seven
369 Jimmy Anderson - Pirates
378 Jason Williams - Reds
350 Donzell McDonald - Yankees
387 Tommy Peterman - Twins
368 Brian Fuentes - Mariners
316 Randy Winn - Devil Rays
385 Wade Miller - Astros
285 Rick Helling - Rangers
265 Denny Neagle - Braves
International
371 Scott Williamson - Reds


pack eight
306 Donnie Bridges - Expos
404 Cole Liniak - Red Sox
377 Octavio Dotel - Mets
400 Luis Rivas - Twins
239 Rico Brogna - Phillies
269 Mariano Rivera - Yankees
323 Luke Allen - Dodgers
392 Jeff Yoder - Cubs
305 Chris Gissell - Cubs
International
254 John Valentin - Red Sox

pack nine
297 Juan Encarnacion - Tigers
408 Dewayne Wise - Reds
310 Jason Gooding - Royals
361 Jay Yennaco - Red Sox
301 Bobby Smith - Devil Rays
232 Alex Rodriguez - Mariners
238 Charles Johnson - Dodgers
251 Butch Huskey - Mets
273 Brian Giles - Indians
International
414 Juan LeBron - Royals

pack ten
420 Darnell McDonald - Orioles
335 Robinson Checo - Red Sox
441 Darron Ingram - Reds
415 Michael Coleman - Red Sox
334 Desi Relaford - Phillies
263 Kenny Rogers - Athletics
254 John Valentin - Red Sox
301 Bobby Smith - Devil Rays
418 Kevin Barker - Brewers
International
301 Bobby Smith - Devil Rays

pack eleven
353 Carlos Febles - Royals
337 Tom LaRosa - Twins
300 Ricardo Aramboles - Yankees
438 Jae Wong Seo - Mets
235 Carlos Delgado - Blue Jays
230 Rey Ordonez - Mets
249 Wade Boggs - Devil Rays
289 Hideo Nomo - Mets
International
314 Jesus Sanchez - Marlins
insert
ROY1 Adrian Beltre 1999 Rookie of the Year Favorite - Dodgers



pack twelve
380 Seth Greisinger - Tigers
352 Mike Saipe - Rockies
399 Mike Jerzembeck - Yankees
407 Shawn Chacon - Rockies
278 David Segui - Mariners
396 Ruben Mateo - Rangers
234 Pedro Martinez - Red Sox
272 Brady Anderson - Orioles
284 Manny Ramirez - Indians
International
418 Kevin Barker - Brewers

pack thirteen
400 Luis Rivas - Twins
380 Seth Greisinger - Tigers
352 Mike Saipe - Rockies
399 Mike Jerzembeck - Yankees
331 Vladimir Nunez - Diamondbacks
416 Felix Rodriguez - Diamondbacks
256 Darryl Strawberry - Yankees
247 Delino DeShields - Cardinals
246 Derek Bell - Astros
International
335 Robinson Checo - Red Sox

pack fourteen
379 Julio Ramirez - Marlins
436 Marlon Anderson - Phillies
367 DaRond Stovall - Expos
433 Steve Carver - Phillies
264 Moises Alou - Astros
312 Andrew Vessel - Rangers
303 Richard Hidalgo - Astros
330 Cliff Politte - Cardinals
331 Vladimir Nunez - Diamondbacks
International
231 Kenny Lofton - Indians

pack fifteen
298 Eric Milton - Twins
435 Cedrick Bowers - Devil Rays
345 Enrique Wilson - Indians
313 Chris Reitsma - Red Sox
340 A.J. Zapp - Braves
236 Rod Beck - Cubs
277 Jose Canseco - Blue Jays
267 Derrek Lee - Marlins
245 Chuck Finley - Angels
International
441 Darron Ingram - Reds


pack sixteen
358 Joe Fontenot - Marlins
406 Jeremy Giambi - Royals
422 Mike Vavrek - Rockies
427 Dan Reichert - Royals
372 Milton Bradley - Expos
224 Derek Jeter - Yankees
429 Rod Barajas - Diamondbacks
365 Kevin Gibbs - Dodgers
423 Courtney Duncan - Cubs
International
283 Jay Bell - Diamondbacks

pack seventeen
407 Shawn Chacon - Rockies
428 Carlos Lee - White Sox (a dupe of the other best RC in the series)
437 Carl Pavano - Expos
354 Dernell Stenson - Red Sox
262 Andruw Jones - Braves
226 Jim Edmonds - Angels
222 Cal Ripken - Orioles
253 Will Clark - Rangers
International
415 Michael Coleman - Red Sox
insert
MVP11 Jim Thome Minor League MVPs - Indians  (ugh insert dupes suck)


pack eighteen
389 Jason Rakers - Indians
309 Jason LaRue - Reds
430 Pablo Ozuna - Cardinals
410 Francisco Cordero - Tigers
286 Francisco Cordova - Pirates
233 Dante Bichette - Rockies
242 Jaret Wright - Indians
239 Rico Brogna - Phillies
278 David Segui - Mariners
International
275 Henry Rodriguez - Cubs



pack nineteen
419 Brian Meadows - Marlins
321 Damian Sapp - Red Sox
395 Ron Wright - Pirates
339 Javier Vazquez - Expos
263 Kenny Rogers - Athletics
274 Quinton McCracken - Devil Rays
264 Moises Alou - Astros
286 Francisco Cordova - Pirates
386 Kyle Peterson - Brewers
International
325 Willie Martinez - Indians

pack twenty
325 Willie Martinez - Indians
439 Jose Taveras - Royals
362 Brian Buchanan - Twins
371 Scott Williamson - Reds
343 Gabe Gonzalez - Marlins
304 Justin Baughman - Angels
382 Ben Ford - Diamondbacks
355 Mark Osborne - Diamondbacks
281 Chuck Knoblauch - Yankees
International
259 Travis Fryman - Indians


pack twenty one
345 Enrique Wilson - Indians
313 Chris Reitsma - Red Sox
424 Kevin Millar - Marlins
411 Damon Minor - Giants
244 Ryan Klesko - Braves
271 Eddie Taubensee - Reds
302 Billy Koch - Blue Jays
434 Esteban Yan - Devil Rays
International
439 Jose Taveras - Royals
insert
ROY5 Eric Chavez 1999 Rookie of the Year Favorite - Athletics



pack twenty two
337 Tom LaRosa - Twins
300 Ricardo Aramboles - Yankees
438 Jae Wong Seo - Mets
296 Kris Benson - Pirates
242 Jaret Wright - Indians
243 Brant Brown - Cubs
260 Fred McGriff - Devil Rays
228 Eric Karros - Dodgers
225 Barry Bonds - Giants
International
248 Chan Ho Park - Dodgers


pack twenty three
368 Brian Fuentes - Mariners
315 Buddy Carlyle - Padres
326 Alex Ramirez - Indians
426 Steve Shoemaker - Rockies
254 John Valentin - Red Sox
357 Jason Dewey - Angels
342 Kerry Robinson - Devil Rays
384 Adam Butler - Braves
255 Bobby Higginson - Tigers
International
362 Brian Buchanan - Twins


pack twenty four
414 Juan LeBron - Royals
314 Jesus Sanchez - Marlins
390 Rafael Medina - Marlins
401 Kevin Burford - Padres
375 Joe DePastino - Red Sox
276 Andres Galarraga - Braves
227 John Smoltz - Braves
259 Travis Fryman - Indians
248 Chan Ho Park - Dodgers
International
263 Kenny Rogers - Athletics



Not too bad, but too many dupes for me to consider this a great box.  Also the 2 Rockies I really wanted for my One of Every Rockie set, Lariel Gonzalez and Edgard Clemente, did not show up.  Oh well, at least 3 taken teams got inserts this time.  The Thome dupe is disappointing because that checklist includes Jeter, Gwynn, Andruw Jones, Sheffield, and several others that would have been nice for you guys to get.  We got two of the better ROY favorites so all is well there.  No autos (1:149) or Golden Anniversary (1:194) again and again no big surprise there.  

The best in this box were clearly the Indians (17 total cards) and the Red Sox (20 total cards) with the Yankees, Braves, and Twins (again) not far behind.  No team stood out as excessively weak with each and every team getting at least 4 total cards counting dupes.  I was happy to see that the two weakest (Reds, Dodgers) from the first box got two parallels or inserts each

Here is the total for each team for this box ONLY.  I will give a cumulative total at the end of the break.

Total
Angels - B: 4, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Astros - B: 5, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Athletics - B: 3, P: 1, I: 1, H: 0
Blue Jays - B: 7, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Braves - B: 10, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Brewers - B: 5, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Cardinals - B: 5, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Cubs - B: 6, P 1, I: 0, H: 0
Devil Rays - B: 10, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Diamondbacks - B: 8, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Dodgers - B: 7, P: 1, I: 1, H: 0
Expos - B: 9, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Giants - B: 4, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Indians - B: 12, P: 3, I: 2, H: 0
Mariners - B: 6, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Marlins - B: 9, P: 2, I: 0, H: 0
Mets - B: 7, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Orioles - B: 3, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Padres - B: 3, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Phillies - B: 9, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
Pirates - B: 7, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Rangers - B: 4, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Red Sox - B: 17, P: 3, I: 0, H: 0
Reds - B: 8, P: 2, I: 0, H: 0
Rockies - B: 8, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Royals - B: 7, P: 2, I: 0, H: 0
Tigers - B: 5, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Twins - B: 9, P: 1, I: 0, H: 0
White Sox - B: 4, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0
Yankees - B: 11, P: 0, I: 0, H: 0

2003 Bazooka up next probably Sunday afternoon in place of my regular blaster feature.

2 comments:

moremonkeys138 said...

Look at Canseco's ARMS in that picture!! Mr. 'I-have-tree-trunks-for-arms'.

Colbey said...

Galarraga! Geez, how many times did I see A.J. Zapp show up?!