Saturday, January 10, 2009

1998 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Series 1

It's been a while since I busted any 90's junk wax so here we go. 14 cards, 99 cents...
SQ1 - Nomar Garciaparra - Boston Red Sox - StarQuest - This is the one per pack variation, but I'm not complaining. If I were looking for rare inserts I wouldn't be opening a pack of 1998 Collector's Choice. Plus, it's a Red Sox card, and a Nomah to boot.

248 - Mickey Tettleton - Texas Rangers

222 - Trevor Hoffman - San Diego Padres - Great shot of the Brewers latest acquisition on the sidelines.

93 - Frank Catalanotto - Detroit Tigers - Diamond Debut - I always think of Catalanotto as a Blue Jay.

59 - Mark Grace - Chicago Cubs
197 - Dave Magadan - Oakland Athletics
71 - Jeff Shaw - Cincinnati Reds
126 - Brad Rigby - Oakland Athletics - Rookie Class
105 - Miguel Tejada - Oakland Athletics - Rookie Class - I've lost a lot of respect for this guy over the past few years...
11 - Barry Bonds - San Francisco Giants - Cover Story - And the parade of winners continues.

188 - Brad Ausmus - Houston Astros - Masked Marauders - Subset apparently dedicated to the catcher's mask...
38 - Mark Wohlers - Atlanta Braves
145 - Mike Piazza - Los Angeles Dodgers

147 - Raul Mondesi - Los Angeles Dodgers - Another great shot of Mondesi signing some autographs. His cards were highly sought after for a short while there after he won N.L. Rookie of the Year in 1994, but he kind of fizzled from there. 1998 was his second of 3 consecutive 30 home run seasons.

This was a great pack for 99 cents. I know Collector's Choice is a cheaper set geared towards younger collectors but I love their baseball and hockey sets.


skoormit said...

That Mark Grace smile card looks like it was made for a certain collector at Dinged Corners.

NickL said...

man is these some ugly cards

deal said...

I actually liked that pack. cards might be drab, but the action photos are pretty sharp and the star power is pretty good.