Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2004 Topps Cracker Jack Box Break Part 3

Continued from last week. Here is the second stack which had 6 packs. Cards in bold font are cards I didn't already have.

Pack #1
Mini Red #127 Randy Winn, Mariners #60 Richie Sexson, Diamondbacks, short print
#234 Mike Mussina, Yankees, reverse back
#86 Bert Shotton, St. Louis Browns

This another replica of the original 2004 set. There are 2 versions of this card. I have 3 copies of this version. I don't know what team he's with on the other version as I can't find this guy in Baseball Reference.com
#162 Wes Helms, Twins #66 Nap Lajoie, Indians

Last week I mentioned that there were two versions of this card. Here's the other.
#123 Matt Morris, Cardinals
#199 Estee Harris, Yankees. I think I have every version of this card now except for the white mini
Surprise
Sticker #58 Larry Walker, Rockies
Checklist #2

Pack #2
Blue Mini #123 Matt Morris, Cardinals
#9 Kris Benson, Pirates
#19 Brett Myers, Phillies
#52 Juan Gonzalez, Royals
#122 Carl Everett, Expos
#152 Frank Thomas, White Sox
#74 Roger Clemens, Astros
A lot of duplicates in this pack of cards I already had.
#11 Corey Patterson, Cubs
Surprise
Sticker #148 Mark Buehrle, White Sox
Checklist #2

Pack #3
Mini Red #119 Fernando Vina, Tigers
#37 Jerome Williams, Giants
#120 Pedro Martinez, Red Sox

#14 Jim Edmonds, Cardinals
#144 Jose Vidro, Expos
#53 Torri Hunter, Twins, full name
#36 Jeremy Bonderman Tigers, full name
#131 Marlon Byrd, Phillies
Surprise
Sticker #47 Nixon, Red Sox
Checklist #1

Pack #4
Mini Red #65 Miguel Tejada, Orioles
#206 Kyle Sleeth, Tigers, short print

A short print of a First Year Card. Unfortunately I've never heard of him. He never got above AA in the minors.
#42 Orlando Hudson, Blue Jays
#217 Merkin Valdez, Giants, first card, reverse
#124 Greg Maddux, Cubs
#57 Johnny Damon, Red Sox
#231 Jose Contreras, Yankees
#127 Randy Winn, Mariners
Surprise
Sticker #171 Jody Gerut, Indians
Checklist #2

Pack #5
Mini Red #131 Marlon Byrd, Phillies. The only Mini Phillie so far.
#78 Derek Lowe, Red Sox
#227 Jeff Loria, Marlins, reverse

Think back. The Marlins won the World Series over the Yankees in 2003. Which Olbermann explains why the set is overloaded with Yankees and Marlins.
#112 Javier Vazquez, Yankees
#181 Felix Pie, Cubs
#117 Randy Wolf, Phillies
#229 Jason Giambi, Yankees, reverse 2 versions
#84 L. W. Jones, Braves, full
I guess baseball players didn't have nicknames like Chipper in 1914.
Surprise
Sticker #141 Omar Vizquel, Indians
Checklist 1

Pack #6
#150 Sean Burroughs, Padres
#93 Jason Kendall, Pirates
#70 Mike Piazza, Mets (for my Mets readers)
#95 Gary Sheffield, Braves
#73 Dmitri Young, Tigers
#156 EdgardoAlfonzo, Giants
#114 Kaz Ishii, Dodgers, full
#168 Ty Wiggington, Mets
Surprise
#Sticker 195 Richie Weeks, Brewers short print
Checklist #2

I'll finish this up next week and tell you how I close I got to completing the set.

5 comments:

MDA said...

Burt Shotton played for the St. Louis Browns, the Washington Senators and then back to St. Louis for the Cardinals.

Then he managed in Philadelphia, Cincinnati and then Brooklyn.

His first name can be found spelled as Burt or Bert and his last name can be found spelled as Shotton or Shotten.

Player Record

Managerial Record

His professional relationship with baseball spanned 6 decades (1909-1950).

night owl said...

I thought that may have been Burt Shotton.

I love the Cracker Jack rundown.

steveisjewish said...

these are sweet - thanks for letting me see the Piazza card!

FanOfReds said...

The more I see of these, the more I like 'em!

capewood said...

Mark,

Thanks for the tip on Shotten (Shotton). I hadn't thought to try an alternate spelling on baseball-reference.com. He had a pretty long career. Started playing in 1908 and his last managerial year was 1950, although he had a long gap in his managerial career. 1 game with the Reds in 1934 and then picked up again with the Dodgers from 1947-1950.