Monday, January 9, 2012

January 2012 Group Break - 1997 Topps Stadium Club

PhotobucketWe'll get this started with a few hobby jumbo packs of 1997 TSC.  I had a few of these cards back when they were new, but I couldn't afford to buy many due to their "premium" price tag so this ought to be fun.  Each jumb pack contains 15 cards.

Pack 1:
#224 Rondell White (Expos)
#287 Walt Weiss (Rockies)
#319 Sid Fernandez (Astros)
#270 Kevin Tapani (Cubs)
#271 Joe Randa (Pirates)
#199 Ellis Burks (Rockies)
#331 Luis Gonzalez (Astros)
#358 Rex Hudler (Phillies)
#388 Brady Anderson - Stadium Slugger SP (Orioles)
#216 Raul Mondesi (Dodgers)
#242 Ron Gant (Cardinals)
#219 Tony Gwynn (Padres)
#315 Todd Stottlemyre (Cardinals)
#198 Alex Ochoa (Mets)
#266 Tim Belcher (Royals)

The Stadium Slugger SPs are inserted one per pack.

Pack 2:
#277 Ruben Sierra (Reds)
#306 Shawon Dunston (Cubs)
#351 Brant Brown (Cubs)
#358 Rex Hudler (Phillies)
#364 Mike Lieberthal (Phillies)
#229 Ryne Sandberg (Cubs)
#351 Brant Brown (Cubs)
#385 Ken Griffey Jr. - Stadium Slugger SP (Mariners)
#372 Wendell Magee Jr. (Phillies)
#210 Vladimir Guerrero (Expos)
#300 Bob Abreu (Astros)
#255 Andruw Jones (Braves)
#290 F.P. Santangelo (Expos)
#322 Mark Lemke (Braves)
#295 Darryl Kile (Astros)

A few collation problems early on - let's hope this isn't a problem the further we go.

These cards feature the standard beautiful photography that the TSC brand is known for.  I like the full bleed design.  If I didn't already collect so much I might go after this set.  I'm starting to see why Community Gum is so crazy over Stadium Club!

I should mention that all of these cards have a slight "Pringles" curl, but nothing like 2010 Topps Chrome!  The cards should easily flatten out in a top loader or under a stack of cards.

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