#234 - Nomar Garciaparra - Boston Red Sox - Star Rookies - Bam! What a way to start off the pack. Can't ask for a better start than this as a Red Sox fan.
#36 - Wilson Alvarez - Chicago White Sox - The base cards look alright, a little too much foil for my liking. This is 1997 though, I guess even Upper Deck had to go a little overboard just to keep pace with some of the other sets being released at the time. I like the green St. Patrick's Day White Sox jersey.
#189 - Sammy Sosa - Chicago Cubs - Global Impact - I'm not a Sammy Sosa fan at all, and I could do without this Global Impact subset as well.
#234 - Nomar Garciaparra - Boston Red Sox - Star Rookies - Doubles within a pack suck but this did not bother me in the least! At least I didn't pull two Sosas.
#139 - Charles Johnson - Florida Marlins - Defensive Gems - A ton of foil on this subset as well. This card isn't good for much, except illustrating that I need to clean the glass on my scanner.
#41 - Lyle Mouton - Chicago White Sox
#168 - Wally Joyner - San Diego Padres
Not a bad pack I guess. I was out of card collecting a few years before 1997 so these are actually the first '97 Upper Deck cards in my collection. It was worth the $2.29 for the two Garciaparra rookies alone in my opinion. If you need an example of how much the hobby has changed, there are game used jersey cards randomly inserted into these packs. Guess what the ratio is? 1 in 2,500 packs!