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Monday, June 20, 2011

June Quarry Group Break - Box #3 2004 Topps Chrome Series 2 (GREAT CASE HIT!)

Here we are at the midway point of the June break.  I will go ahead and continue with the 2004 Topps Chrome with Series 2.  Going along with the Presidential elections in 2004, there are Presidential inserts in this box.  I am looking forward to them in next year's set if they are good as in the past.  They will randomed in the same fashion as my previous break as "consolation prizes" (Thanx to Ryan G. for naming it).  Well, one will be a consolation prize, the other will be probably the biggest hit of the break for someone.  I hope I haven't oversold it, but I think this hit is special.

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 61 for series 2 according to BaseballCardPedia.


Once again I will count the regular refractors as parallels and the colored refractors as inserts.


The Box

 The Packs

On with the show.

pack one
346 Austin Kearns - Reds
319 Ramon Nivar - Rangers
303 Oliver Perez - Pirates
refractor
294 Carlos Pena - Tigers

pack two
439 Claudio Vargas - Expos
320 Casey Blake - Indians
444 Jose Guillen - Angels
349 Aaron Guiel - Royals

pack three
310 Marty Cordova - Orioles
454 Scott Williamson - Red Sox
254 Rudy Guillen - Yankees
262 Jhonny Peralta - Indians

pack four
425 Jeremy Bonderman - Tigers
356 Randall Simon - Pirates
459 Ramon Santiago - Mariners
AUTO
234 Bradley Sullivan - Athletics

pack five
377 Robin Ventura - Dodgers
285 Robby Hammock - Diamondbacks
347 Chin-Hui Tsao - Rockies
gold refractor
308 Matt Kata - Diamondbacks

pack six
463 Guillermo Mota - Dodgers
404 Kurt Ainsworth - Orioles
408 Luis Gonzalez - Diamondbacks
gold refractor
438 Jeff Bagwell - Astros

pack seven
336 Odalis Perez - Dodgers
345 Josh Bard - Indians
329 Scott Spiezio - Mariners
359 Corey Koskie - Twins

pack eight
419 Mark Ellis - Athletics
265 Jeff Suppan - Cardinals
457 Ryan Dempster - Cubs (there you go Jon)
Presidential Pastime refractor
PP4 James Madison

pack nine
268 Ken Griffey Jr. - Reds
275 Jose Reyes - Mets
382 Jeff Nelson - Rangers
335 Morgan Ensberg - Astros

pack ten
369 Joe Crede - White Sox
282 Cory Lidle - Reds
435 Ramon Vazquez - Padres
refractor
406 Eric Karros - Athletics

pack eleven
296 Jeriome Robertson - Astros
458 Ryan Ludwick - Indians
380 Vladimir Guerrero - Angels
365 Craig Biggio - Astros

pack twelve
396 Reed Johnson - Blue Jays
248 Omar Quintanilla - Athletics
327 Travis Lee - Yankees
430 Garret Anderson - Angels

pack thirteen
251 Vito Chiaravalloti - Blue Jays
392 Dewon Brazelton - Devil Rays
402 Raul Mondesi - Pirates
384 Bobby Abreu - Phillies

pack fourteen
445 Scott Hatteberg - Athletics
297 Travis Hafner - Indians
276 Brandon Duckworth - Astros
328 Jeff Cirillo - Padres

pack fifteen
381 Steve Karsay - Yankees
465 Armando Benitez - Marlins
298 Joe Randa - Royals
refractor
466 Wade Miller - Astros

pack sixteen
409 Jack Cust - Orioles
324 John Olerud - Mariners
252 Travis Blackley - Mariners
290 Paul Konerko - White Sox

pack seventeen
294 Chris Woodward - Blue Jays
361 Sidney Ponson - Orioles
372 Torii Hunter - Twins
refractor
379 Matthew LeCroy - Twins

pack eighteen
461 Brad Lidge - Astros
266 Kenny Lofton - Yankees
420 Pat Burrell - Phillies
black refractor
275 Jose Reyes - Mets

pack nineteen
357 Wily Mo Pena - Reds
270 Larry Walker - Rockies
286 Jason Johnson - Tigers
refractor
306 Joe Nathan - Twins

pack twenty (HOT PACK)
gold refractor
417 Jae Weong Seo - Mets
456 Roberto Alomar - Diamondbacks
black refractor
343 Jose Valverde - Diamondbacks
red Xfractor
301 Ruben Sierra - Yankees






AND
THE 
BIG 
HIT 
IS





pack twenty one (Box Topper Pack)
FPR-DE Dwight D. Eisenhower Griffin Stadium seat relic (AWESOME)


Sure, the auto was lacking once again (although jaybarkerfan will probably be happy with it) and we missed out on the bigger names available, but everyone without a hit still has a chance at the Ike.  Another month and another rare Ruben Sierra card for a Quarry Group Break.  Last month it was a bat card from Bazooka and this month is a Xfractor.   The Ike is sweet and it will be randomed at the end of the break, with all purchased teams without a hit of some kind having a chance at it.  (every team except the Phillies, Cards, and A's is eligible so far with one more hit coming tomorrow in the Aurora box).


Winners for the box
Athletics
Diamondbacks
Mets
Astros
Yankees

The A's got a good looking auto of a first round bust.  He never made it past Class A, but an auto is an auto and it is $6 on COMC so not a horrible hit.  The Diamondbacks are just rolling with these Chrome boxes with 3 colored refractors in this box and a black in the first one.  The Mets have been fairly quiet in this break, but an early (rookie?) black refractor of Jose Reyes isn't too bad.  The Astros were a top 5 team in May's break and look to be again this month and both times were not purchased.  And the Yanks picked up their first "big" card in the Sierra Xfractor.


Losers for the box
Braves
Brewers
Giants
Red Sox
Cardinals

I honestly don't think I had EVER opened a normal-sized box that didn't have 1 Brave in it.  Sorry Colbey, but I did warn you.  Don't feel too bad though the Brewers were shutout in BOTH Chrome boxes and I am so glad no one paid for them.  I almost never pull Giants, which as a Rockies fan I hope doesn't change but as a group break host I always strive for a little parity.   The Red Sox just getting one card was surprising also, but they have been fairly strong in the other boxes.  I am glad for that because otherwise Ryan G. would be thinking conspiracy after last month.




Break totals for this box ONLY
Angels                         3          0          0          0

Astros                          5          1          1          0
Athletics                      3          1          0          1
Blue Jays                     3          0          0          0
Braves                         0          0          0          0
Brewers                       0          0          0          0
Cardinals                     1          0          0          0
Cubs                            1          0          0          0
Devil Rays                  1          0          0          0
Diamondbacks            2          0          3          0
Dodgers                      3          0          0          0
Expos                         1          0          0          0

Giants                         0          0          0          0
Indians                        5          0          0          0
Mariners                      4          0          0          0
Marlins                        1          0          0          0
Mets                            1          0          2          0
Orioles                         4          0          0          0
Padres                         2          0          0          0
Phillies                         2          0          0          0
Pirates                         3          0          0          0
Rangers                       2          0          0          0
Red Sox                      1          0          0          0
Reds                            4          0          0          0
Rockies                       2          0          0          0
Royals                         2          0          0          0

Tigers                         2          1          0          0
Twins                         2          2          0          0
White Sox                   2          0          0          0
Yankees                      4          0          1          0

6 comments:

Play at the Plate said...

I love te presidential stuff and that Eisenhower is a beautiful card!

jaybarkerfan said...

Stoked for the Autograph!! I know an A's fan that is gonna love it...The Eisenhower is stellar-almost hoping the Reds don't get a hit in the last box so I will have a shot at it, lol.

Colbey said...

Wow, that Eisenhower card is beautiful! That's the first time I've seen one of those before.

Anthony said...

really cool Eisenhower!

(...Joe) said...

The Reyes isn't a RC (he's a part of the 2001 class) but I will SO take it!

Community Gum said...

Awesome Ike! Glad I still have 2 chances at it. Cubs make a poor showing, but at least the one card in there was a Dempster I needed.
--Jon