Saturday, April 14, 2012

182 Packs of Baseball - 010

For the 10th day of the baseball season, I decided to open up a pack of 1997 Pinnacle Hobby.  Oh, I know what you're thinking; "Man, we've already seen two of these. Come on, dude!"  Well, here's a curveball: These are the 1997 Pinnacle Hobby *NEW* Version.  Yeah, that's right.  Things weren't confusing enough trying to collect Pinnacle in '97 with all their variations, team sets, etc.  They needed TWO versions of their base trading cards - the original and the *NEW* ones.

Let's see what awesomely good newness we end up with here:

Scott Rolen - Rookie - Phillies
Bill Pulsipher - Mets
Terry Steinbach - Twins
Michael Tucker - Braves

Andy Pettitte - Yankees
Gary Sheffield - Marlins
Darin Erstad - Angels
Will Clark - Rangers
Kevin Orie - Rookie - Cubs
Ismael Valdes - Dodgers

Each day of the regular baseball season, I am busting open a pack of baseball cards. These are packs that I have laying around and/or that I have purchased recently on a whim. I list the cards in the pack and scan in some of them. I shoot for 9 cards, but sometimes I may scan more, other times fewer. It all depends on how things hit me in that particular pack. Oh yes, there will be duplication. I have a TON of packs from certain brands/years. I will, however, try to mix things up throughout the season.

For those keeping score, I know there are not actually 182 GAMEDAYS in the 2012 season. I am counting ALL the days between Opening Day and the last day of the regular season. Frankly, it's easier that way. Thanks for playing along.


  1. I never really understood this "New Pinnacle" concept. Almost pulled the trigger on them in 97. Kind of liked the design.