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OSGB2: Box 1: 2002 Topps Gold Label

Alright guys, here we go! It’s time to reveal the results of our group break (hope the holidays treated everyone well, BTW)! Before I show off the goods, I have to remind/inform everyone of a few things:

1. I will be on vacation (and out of the country), just over a week from now. I’m desperately trying to finish our break and get the cards mailed out before I go.
2. To follow up on the last post, I have decided to go with 2003 Fleer Rookies and Greats (3 hits/5 #d rookies, lots of good stuff per box) as our replacement for the 2002 Bowman’s Best box that no one seems to have, at least at a reasonable price.
3. The other 7 boxes arrived yesterday and after lengthy fighting with my stupid camera, I was never able to record the breaks so I did them off camera. I want to assure everyone that all inserts, parallels, and hits pulled will be scanned and mailed out (except for the Donruss WS Blues which will be mailed but not scanned).
4. I will reveal the results of our break 2 boxes at a time (suspense!). Check back every evening to see how your teams did.

First up, the results of 4 bonus packs of 2009 UD Series 1, courtesy of Dave and Adam’s.


’75 OPC Matt Kemp (Dodgers – Night Owl)
’75 OPC Joba Chamberlain (Yankees – Chuck)
Stars of the Game David Wright (Mets – Joe M.)
Rivals Roy Halladay/Joba Chamberlain (Blue Jays/Yankees – Captain Canuck has the Jays, but I really doubt he’d want Joba in his mailbox so….this goes to Chuck?)
Rivals Jim Thome/Justin Morneau (White Sox/Twins – Lonestarr)
Documentary #4941 (Phillies – Dan)
20th Anniversary Inserts Bill Clinton, Voyager 1 (EDIT: Claimed by Peterson)

Now for the good stuff, the Gold Label!


Gold Al Leiter 069/500 (Mets – Joe M.)
Gold Curt Schilling 479/500 (Diamondbacks – Chris Mays)
Gold J.T. Snow 387/500 (Giants – Peterson)
Platinum Steve Finley 018/250 (Diamondbacks – Chris Mays)
MLB Award Ceremony Roger Clemens uniform (Red Sox – Shoebox Legends)
MLB Award Ceremony Ryne Sandberg bat (Cubs – Shoebox Legends)

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Gint-A-Cuffs: Packs 21-24

Finally….the conclusion of my Gint-A-Cuffs box!

Pack 21:

#59 Mark Reynolds
#165 Chase Utley (+2)

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#126 Trevor Crowe
#107 Bryan Berg
#251 Carl Crawford
#307 Hunter Pence SP (+5)

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Mini A & G Back #276 Michael Phelps (+2)

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National Pride #NP23 Chien-Ming Wang (-1)

Total: 8

Pack 22:

#115 Ryan Doumit
#138 Garrett Atkins
#86 Michael Cuddyer
#216 Derek Lowe
#249 John Higby
#158 Sigmund Freud
Mini #198 Raul Ibanez
National Pride #NP20 Akinori Iwamura

Total: 0. They can’t all be winners…

Pack 23:

#7 John Smoltz
#103 Aaron Harang
#142 Lashawn Merritt
#114 Hideki Matsui (-1)
#AGR-JM Joe Mauer Jersey (+40: 8 pt. relic x 5 for being on the Favorites list)

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Mini #199 James McDonald
National Pride #NP22 David Wright (+4)

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Total: 43. It won’t be enough to win the competition, but pulling a second “favorite player” relic was pretty darn good.

Pack 24:

#68 Jamie Moyer
#248 Colby Rasmus
#133 Roy Halladay
#27 Chien-Ming Wang (-1)
#349 Aubrey Huff SP (+5)

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Baseball Highlights Sketch Card #AGHS21 David Price (+3)

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Mini #89 Elvis Andrus
National Pride #NP21 Scott Hairston

Total: 7

Final Box Total: 274

All in all, this was a pretty good box that put up a solid showing for Gint-A-Cuffs. Thanks to Beardy and Mark for the work they’ve put into it. We’ll return you to your regularly scheduled “old school breaks” shortly…

Gint-A-Cuffs: Packs 17-20

Pack 17:

#288 Joe Saunders
#137 Mark Teixeira (-1)
#116 Charles Darwin
#266 Johnny Cueto
#273 Jason Bay
Code Card #84 Justin Upton (+2)

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Black Bordered Mini #195 Kevin Kouzmanoff (+3)

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Scratch this one off your wantlist, Sooz. It’ll be headed your way.

National Pride #NP16 Jake Peavy

Total: 4. Meh…

Pack 18:

#144 Joakim Soria
#100 Ichiro
#176 Ramiro Pena RC (-1)
#75 David Wright (+2)

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#214 Adam Dunn
#331 Jeff Samardzija SP (+5)

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Mini A & G Back Sitting Bull SP (+9)

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National Pride #NP17 Felix Hernandez

Total: 15

Pack 19:

#271 Jair Jurrjens
#200 Carlos Quentin
#149 Chipper Jones (+2)

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#192 Ryan Zimmerman
#264 Carlos Pena
#186 Adrian Beltre
World’s Biggest Hoaxes, etc. #HHB13 War of the Worlds (+5)

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National Pride #NP18 Robinson Cano (-1)

Total: 6

Pack 20:

#70 Rick Ankiel
#170 Lance Berkman
#72 Carlos Lee
#26 Charles Goodyear
#85 Jason Jaramillo
#301 Jonathan Sanchez SP (+5)

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Mini #162 Shane Victorino
National Pride #NP19 Erik Bedard

Total: 5

Running Box Total: 216. Four packs to go, including one more hit!

Gint-A-Cuffs: Packs 13-16

Pack 13:

#210 Johan Santana
#9 Ryan Theriot
#290 Cat Osterman
#164 Erik Bedard
#212 Mariel Zagunis
Code Card #288 Joe Saunders (+2)

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Black Bordered Mini #276 Michael Phelps (+3)

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National Pride #NP28 Melvin Mora

Total: 5

Pack 14:

#227 Nelson Cruz
#207 Jack Cust
#12 Jermaine Dye
#53 Clayton Kershaw (+2)

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#19 Mike Pelfrey
#342 Sitting Bull SP (+5)

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Mini #15 Alfred Nobel (again!)
National Pride #NP31 Grady Sizemore (+4)

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Total: 11

Pack 15:

#113 Rafael Furcal
#187 Brett Myers
#104 Jeff Francoeur
#208 Michael Young
#AGR-CJ Chipper Jones Jersey (+40: 8 pt. relic with 5x multiplier for Favorite List, thanks Dayf!)

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World’s Biggest Hoaxes, etc. #HHB9 San Serriffe (+5)

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National Pride #NP30 Jose Contreras

Total: 45. Woohoo!

Pack 16:

#94 Paul Maholm
#121 Ryan Church
#153 C.C. Sabathia (-1)
#130 Johnny Damon (-1) Come on! Two in a row?!?
#95 David Patton
#318 Delmon Young SP (+5)

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Mini SP #316 Rick Porcello (+7)

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National Pride #NP29 Alfonso Soriano

Total: 10

Running Box Total: 186

Gint-A-Cuffs: Packs 9-12

Pack 9:

#223 Scott Rolen
#110 Kevin Youkilis
#56 Daniel Murphy
#83 Ludwig Van Beethoven
#298 Dan Haren
#243 Alexander Cartwright
National Heroes #NH16 Chiang Kai-Shek (+5)

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National Pride #NP24 Chase Utley (+4)

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Total: 9

Pack 10:

#262 Magglio Ordonez
#134 Jered Weaver
#195 Kevin Kouzmanoff
#28 Ervin Santana
#209 St. Patrick’s Cathedral
#333 Nick Swisher SP (+4: 5 for SP, -1 for Yankee)

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Mini #15 Alfred Nobel
National Pride #NP25 Jonathan “No-Hit” Sanchez

Total: 4

Pack 11:

#52 Aaron Hill
#77 Francisco Liriano
#32 Jeremy Bonderman
#287 James Shields
#105 Kurt Suzuki
#161 Justin Mourneau (surprised he wasn’t on the Fave list)
Mini A & G Back #281 Jake Peavy (+2)

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National Pride #NP26 Yunel Escobar

Total: 2. Two dead packs in a row. Ugh.

Pack 12:

#184 Chris Young
#108 The Alamo
#203 Scott Kazmir
#277 Kerry Wood
#306 Cliff Lee SP (+5)

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Baseball Highlights Sketch Card Ken Griffey, Jr. (+3)

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Creatures of Legend, Myth, and Terror #LMT15 Chupacabra (+7)

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National Pride #NP27 John Lackey

Total: 15
This concludes the first half of the box. I’m going to need something huge to pop up soon in order to have a shot at this thing.

Running Box Total: 115