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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2000 Topps Gallery Hobby Edition

     Welcome back to BA Benny's Pack Rip Cafe for another look at a random pack from the Vendo-O-Pack machine. I am thrilled to be up to 17 followers in just 5 weeks and want to see that number grow even more so spread the word and get all the pack rip action on your blogrolls.
     Today we get a little fancy with a pack of 2000 Topps Gallery.

2000 Topps Gallery Hobby Edition

#27 Erubiel Durazo (Diamondbacks)
#100 Alex Rodriguez (Rangers)

#59 Carlos Febles (Royals)
#42 Tony Gwynn (Padres)

Players Private Issue #37 Todd Walker (Twins) sn'd 088/250

Students of the Game #126 Rick Ankiel (Cardinals)

3 of the backs.

BY THE NUMBERS:Total Cards: 6
Teams Represented: 6
Rookie Cards: 0
Sub Sets: 1 (Students of the Game)
Parallels: 1 (Players Private Issue sn'd /250)
Inserts: 0
Hits: 0
Keepers for Me: 3 (A-Rod, Gwynn, Walker)

Front Design: 8 out of 10 Good pictures, nice design, textured like artwork,  no team logo.
Back Design: 8 out of 10 Nice design, team logo, good player info, gallery notes has interesting player facts, Another factoid related to the picture on front, only 1999 stats (broken down by each month).
Player Selection: 7 out of 10 Good, 1 HOFer and 1 sure to be HOFer.
RBI Single up the middle. 50%  keepers, a sn'd parallel, and great looking cards in general make this pack a hit for me. I am very impressed with this product as I hadn't seen this particular year before.

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