Grudge Match: Pinnacle Certified

Ok, so it’s not really a grudge match (I can’t hate him!), but Mario at Wax Heaven just busted a box of 1997 Pinnacle Certified. For those of you who are new to this blog, I busted a box of the same product last summer and wrote a review of it (several months later) in one of my earliest posts here. My question is simple: Who had a better break? Let’s look at the Tale of the Tape:

Certified Red (1:5 packs):
Mario: Manny Ramirez, Al Leiter, Rondell White, Ray Montgomery
John: Will Clark, Jorge Posada, Bobby Bonilla, Matt Williams

Lasting Impressions (1:19 packs):
Mario: Alex Rodriguez
John: None

Certified Team (1:19 packs):
Mario: Alex Rodriguez
John: None

Mirror Red (1:99 packs):
Mario: None
John: Tony Gwynn Certified Stars Subset

Mario had the edge on me in the inserts department and I don’t think he had quite as many as 30 dupes in his box. Meanwhile, I had my snazzy mirror card. Vote away!

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Posted on November 1, 2008, in Announcements and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Honestly, I had it in the bag until your Mirror Red Gwynn! I think it’s a tie.

  2. By the way, you like the Pinnacle Certified logo scan? It’s the first one on the Internet in that size! You have no idea how hard I looked for one.

  3. I vote tie. Those Arods are tough to get, but that Gwynn is awesome.

  4. I like to judge box breaks the way I judge actual player trades. 90% of the time, the team that gets the best player wins. I’d pick the box with the Gwynn Mirror Red.

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