Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1997 Pinnacle X Press Pack 6 of 36 Pack Ripfest!

Okay, let's get right down to business, shall we? The first card out of the pack is a future Devil Ray and a Major League Legacy, we have:#126 Jose Cruz Jr. Seattle Mariners (He was the 3rd overall pick in the 1995 draft out of Rice University. He was traded midway through his rookie year (1997) to the Blue Jays for bullpen help. He finished with 26 homers between the M’s and Jays and finished 2nd to Nomar in ROY Voting that year.)
#43 Paul O’Neill New York Yankees (O’Neill batted .400 with 14 RBI in the month of April)
#132 Wendell Magee Philadelphia Phillies
#??? Swing for the Fences Game Card-Raul Mondesi LA Dodgers
#93 John Jaha Milwaukee Brewers (Jaha batted .341 in September and overall hit .300 with 34 homers and 118 RBI)
#11 Cecil Fielder New York Yankees (I really don’t like seeing Prince’s Dad in a Yankees uniform-I hope it isn’t “like father, like son” with them. As usual Cecil hit the long ball, 39 in ’96)
#114 Michael Tucker Atlanta Braves
#57 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles (I know I don’t get to keep these, but I was really itching to pull a Ripken card! Cal drove in 102 in ’96)
And the 9th card out of the pack is:
#104 Raul Mondesi LA Dodgers (unbelievable, 2 different Mondesi cards in one pack. Raul batted .374 in Sept/Oct and hit .297 overall in ’96)
Okay, that’s it, 9 more cards to sort. Is everybody still into this? I’m having fun; I wanna call in sick tonight so I can keep on going! The next pack will be a return to '94 Pinnacle, stay tuned!Until the next pack, troll out!


  1. Dammit! Cecil as a Yankee! At least he got a ring--should have been the World Series MVP that year though

  2. SWEET! Two Mondesis in one pack! I'm going to have you rip all of my packs from now on, Troll!

  3. Mariners in 4 of 6 packs of this so far!