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Sunday, June 19, 2011

June Quarry Group Break - Box #2 2004 Topps Chrome Series 1

Hey guys, I hope you enjoyed the first box and now I am back with the second box.  I usually try and go in chronological order with these boxes, but I haven't got the Aurora cards scanned yet, so let's move on to Series 1 of 2004 Topps Chrome.

We will have one guaranteed autograph of a first year player AND one guaranteed relic in its own pack that I will save for the end.  Go ahead and scroll down if you want.

Inserts/Parallels Insertion Rate

Refractors (1:4) 5 expected
Gold Refractors (1:5) 4 expected
Black Refractors (1:10) 2 expected
Red Xfractors (1:20) 1 expected

None of the parallels are numbered, but the Xfractors are limited to 63 for series 1 according to BaseballCardPedia (for what that is worth).

For the counts I will count regular refractors as parallels and the rarer colored parallels as inserts to better judge how each team did.  But I'll shut up now and show you the cards.

The Box

 The Packs


On with the show.

pack one
61 Fernando Tatis - Expos
194 Derek Lowe - Red Sox
200 Nomar Garciaparra - Red Sox
134 Alex Cora - Dodgers

pack two (HOT PACK)
gold refractor
122 Dave Roberts - Dodgers
158 Woody Williams - Cardinals
black refractor
85 Danny Bautista - Diamondbacks
red Xfractor
173 Angel Berroa - Royals


pack three
145 Billy Wagner - Astros
33 Jeff Weaver - Yankees
178 Rocky Biddle - Expos
100 Alex Rodriguez - Rangers

pack four
15 Marcus Giles - Braves
136 Carlos Zambrano - Cubs
165 Damian Miller - Cubs
refractor
26 Juan Pierre - Marlins


pack five
50 Mark Prior - Cubs
205 Ray Durham - Giants
73 Fernando Vina - Cardinals
refractor
92 Hideo Nomo - Dodgers


pack six
142 Miguel Batista - Diamondbacks
159 Toby Hall - Devil Rays
155 Kirk Reuter - Giants
refractor
204 Jack Wilson - Pirates


pack seven
110 Todd Helton - Rockies
85 Danny Bautista - Diamondbacks
168 Brandon Phillips - Indians
132 Brad Wilkerson - Expos

pack eight
61 Fernando Tatis - Expos
8 Bartolo Colon - White Sox
220 Zach Duke - Pirates
9 Chan Ho Park - Rangers

pack nine
110 Todd Helton - Rockies
88 Rafael Furcal - Braves
183 Kip Wells - Pirates
gold refractor
164 Bill Mueller - Red Sox


pack ten
50 Mark Prior - Cubs
191 John Lackey - Angels
175 Joe Mays - Twins
137 NAMELESS 2nd BASEMAN - Astros

pack eleven
44 Steve Finley - Diamondbacks
212 Todd Self - Astros
190 Carlos Delgado - Blue Jays
black refractor
145 Billy Wagner - Astros


pack twelve
167 Sean Casey - Reds
161 Darin Erstad - Angels
187 Aubrey Huff - Devil Rays
120 Vernon Wells - Blue Jays

pack thirteen
105 Adrian Beltre - Dodgers
5 Tim Wakefield - Red Sox
23 Jay Payton - Rockies
gold refractor
117 Placido Polanco - Phillies


pack fourteen
75 Hank Blalock - Rangers
171 Carlos Lee - White Sox
218 Tim Frend - Royals
84 Kazuhiro Sasaki - Mariners

pack fifteen
25 Lance Berkman - Astros
39 Gil Meche - Mariners
209 Roy Halladay - Blue Jays
refractor
59 Vincente Padilla - Phillies


pack sixteen
170 Adam Dunn - Reds
18 Corey Patterson - Cubs
148 Deivi Cruz - Orioles
54 Ryan Klesko - Padres

pack seventeen
131 A.J. Pierzynski - Twins
139 Jarrod Washburn - Angels
116 Jose Contreras - Yankees
refractor
103 Raul Ibanez - Royals


pack eighteen
13 Tom Glavine - Mets
48 Carl Pavano - Marlins
214 Dioner Navarro - Yankees
27 Mike Mussina - Yankees

pack nineteen
198 Byung-Hyun Kim - Red Sox
81 Rodrigo Lopez - Orioles
28 Fred McGriff - Dodgers
158 Woody Williams - Cardinals

pack twenty
52 Milton Bradley - Indians
35 David Bell - Phillies
30 Tim Hudson - Athletics
AUTO
222 Blake Hawksworth - Cardinals (one of the better names possible believe it or not)


pack twenty one (Box Topper Relic)
FGR-BM Brett Myers Fashionably Great jersey - Phillies (not the best name by far, but a great looking card)


Well there we go.  The names could have been better for basically everything, but 2004's design really went well with chrome.  These cards look great.  It was a shame that a lot of the parallels (5 out of 12) went to unclaimed teams.  I said Hawksworth was one of the better names because he one of the very few that are currently in the majors.  Over half the names in the 13 card subset, either did not make the majors or only got one September cup of coffee.


Winners for this box
Phillies
Cardinals
Royals
Dodgers
Cubs

Well the Dodgers are back again, but this box belonged to the Phillies and Cardinals, Phils especially.  The Fashionably Great jersey card is one of the better looking relics I have ever seen, not necessarily in design, but just in overall appearance.  BTW, I have no idea why he is wearing a USA jersey, if anyone knows comment below.  It is very appropriate that the father/son team at IkesCards won the auto on Father's Day.  Congrats all.

Losers for this box
Brewers
Tigers
Mets 
Padres
Athletics

Well luckily the 2 teams shut out were unclaimed.  I am VERY surprised to see the Mets on this list as I usually pull them like crazy, but at least their one card was of Glavine a future HOF.  The Padres were on the winners list last box, so it's not all bad.  The Athletics will hopefully be a little happier with the next box.


Break total for this box ONLY
Angels                         3          0          0          0
Astros                          4          0          1          0
Athletics                      1          0          0          0
Blue Jays                     3          0          0          0
Braves                         2          0          0          0
Brewers                       0          0          0          0
Cardinals                     2          0          1          1
Cubs                            5          0          0          0
Devil Rays                  2          0          0          0
Diamondbacks            3          0          1          0
Dodgers                      3          1          1          0
Expos                          4          0          0          0
Giants                          2          0          0          0
Indians                        2          0          0          0
Mariners                      2          0          0          0
Marlins                        1          1          0          0
Mets                            1          0          0          0
Orioles                         2          0          0          0
Padres                         1          0          0          0
Phillies                         1          1          1          1
Pirates                         2          1          0          0
Rangers                       3          0          0          0
Red Sox                      4          0          1          0
Reds                            2          0          0          0
Rockies                       3          0          0          0
Royals                         1          1          1          0
Tigers                          0          0          0          0
Twins                          2          0          0          0
White Sox                   2          0          0          0
Yankees                      4          0          0          0

4 comments:

jaybarkerfan said...

Cmon Reds and A's!

moremonkeys138 said...

Hopefully series 2 will do me better...

capewood said...

Man, I love that Myers jersey card. I already have an Astros (my other team) card from that set. The photo may be from the 2001 All-Star Futures Game. I have a 2002 Bowman Futures Game relic card of Myers which has a photo of him with the USA logo and the Phillies cap.

Colbey said...

The Braves only scored 2 cards?