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Monday, July 18, 2011

July Quarry Group Break - Box #2 2006 Flair Showcase

Alright with my Pacific fetish out of the way, let's move on to the first of our big hit boxes.  But before we do, I would like to announce that the second bonus box arrived today and we got an additional three hits coming including a really good pull for one team.  Once again, that is later.  For now we have some pretty good cards coming up tonight.  This is a box of 2006 Flair Showcase, which is part of Upper Deck's (mostly unsuccessful) attempted Fleer revival of five years ago.  #'s 101-150 are short prints and #'S 151-200 are super short prints.   Let's see what we got.

The Box

The Pack

pack one
95 Chris Duffy - Pirates
86 Trevor Hoffman - Padres
100 Cesar Izturis - Dodgers
65 David Wright - Mets
insert
CM-11 David Ortiz WBC - Dominican Republic (Red Sox)

pack two
74 Frank Thomas - Athletics
63 Dontrelle Willis - Marlins
85 Ronny Cedeno - Cubs
insert
HN-13 Hideki Matsui Hot Numbers - Yankees
AUTO
FI-CS Chris Shelton Fresh Ink - Tigers
Nice Signature

pack three
78 Ben Sheets - Brewers
67 Scott Podsednik - White Sox
insert
WF-7 Conor Jackson Wave of the Future - Diamondbacks
JERSEY
SS-AB Adrian Beltre Showcase Stitches - Mariners

pack four
91 Travis Hafner - Indians
50 Curt Schilling - Red Sox
43 Brian Giles - Padres
97 Bartolo Colon - Angels
101 Josh Willingham SP - Marlins

pack five
90 Brian Anderson - White Sox
82 Pedro Martinez - Mets
76 Josh Rupe - Rangers
10 David Ortiz - Red Sox
insert
WF-6 Brandon McCarthy Wave of the Future - White Sox

pack six
21 Roy Oswalt - Astros
24 Wil Nieves - Yankees
80 Derrek Lee - Cubs
52 Jason Kubel - Twins
146 Jonny Gomes SP - Devil Rays

pack seven
35 Tom Glavine - Mets
17 Skip Schumaker - Cardinals
54 Livan Hernandez - Nationals
insert
HN-7 David Ortiz Hot Numbers - Red Sox
Legacy Emerald parallel
194 Noah Lowry SSP - Giants #’d 115/150

pack eight
44 Jeremy Accardo - Giants
14 Brandon Watson - Nationals
89 Reggie Sanders - Royals
20 Brian Roberts - Orioles
insert
WF-28 Anderson Hernandez Wave of the Future - Mets

pack nine (1:108 PACK HIT)
41 Miguel Cabrera - Marlins
96 Vernon Wells - Blue Jays
84 Jeremy Bonderman - Tigers
29 Tim Hudson - Braves
insert
HG-2 Andruw Jones Hot Gloves die cut - Braves

pack ten
9 Luis Gonzalez - Diamondbacks
62 John van Benschoten - Pirates
16 Rich Harden - Athletics
69 Richie Sexson - Mariners
insert
WF-21 Ben Johnson Wave of the Future - Padres

pack eleven
77 Eric Chavez - Athletics
19 Chris Carpenter - Cardinals
12 Gary Sheffield - Yankees
25 Michael Young - Rangers
insert
CM-24 Daisuke Matsuzaka WBC - Japan (Red Sox)

pack twelve
60 Jose Guillen - Nationals
47 Chris Denorfia - Reds
61 Rafael Furcal - Dodgers
72 Javy Lopez - Orioles
insert
WF-10 Jose Capellan Wave of the Future - Brewers

pack thirteen (Rangers of the past, present, and future)
18 Vladimir Guerrero - Angels
66 Alfonso Soriano - Nationals
112 Hank Blalock SP - Rangers
JERSEY
SS-MT Mark Teixeira Showcase Stitches - Rangers

pack fourteen
68 Felix Hernandez - Mariners
11 Josh Beckett - Red Sox
36 Jason Bergmann - Nationals
15 Tadahito Iguchi - White Sox
insert
HN-28 Todd Helton Hot Numbers - Rockies

pack fifteen
59 Boof Bonser - Twins
23 Todd Helton - Rockies
42 Nomar Garciaparra - Dodgers
94 Melvin Mora - Orioles
139 Jason Schmidt SP - Giants

pack sixteen
88 Jason Bay - Pirates
37 Marcus Giles - Braves
49 Mike Piazza - Padres
70 Jeff Francoeur - Braves
insert
WF-9 Curtis Granderson Wave of the Future - Tigers

pack seventeen
13 Jose Reyes - Mets
26 A.J. Burnett - Blue Jays
8 Roy Halladay - Blue Jays
135 Johan Santana SP - Twins
Legacy Blue parallel
125 Derek Jeter SP - Yankees  #’d 047/150

pack eighteen
55 Joe Mauer - Twins
4 Mark Prior - Cubs
6 Shawn Green - Diamondbacks
58 Steve Stemle - Royals
125 Derek Jeter SP - Yankees


BOX WINNERS
Tigers
Rangers
Mariners
Braves
Yankees

What a great box.  Three teams not normally known as hit magnets picked up nice cards.  The Tigers got the auto, the Rangers got the biggest name jersey in Teixeira, and the Mariners had their second straight great box.  Wes (aka jaybarkerfan) asked for a similar Braves hit yesterday while congratulating Ryan and we get a one per half-case die cut insert for him.  Good kharma indeed.  You know it is a great box when a Derek Jeter #'d to 150 and an SP of him only gets the Yanks 5th (and the argument could be made that the Red Sox' take was better), but I don't think Mike will complain one bit about his take here.

BOX LOSERS
Phillies
Reds
Indians
Astros
Devil Rays

Unfortunately for every great box there are some teams left out.  The Phillies were the only team to be shut out completely.  Sorry about that, Cliff.  The other four only got a single card, although the Rays card was a short print at least.  The Reds were a big disappointment what with Ken Griffey Jr. being the poster boy for the set and them just getting a Chris Denorfia base card.  But there are still 4 boxes to go and several more hits, so keep hope alive.


TOTALS FOR THIS BOX ONLY

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

3 comments:

BA Benny said...

A fun box indeed, I am happy with my end for sure.

jaybarkerfan said...

Sweetness!

Play at the Plate said...

Go Rangers! Sending you an email....now.