Ok, I will admit upfront that I was a little lazy with photos on this post. I will make it up with future posts on this box:
By the time 1998 Topps came out, the two stores by me were out of business (or maybe they switched to online only... probably not in 1998), and Shinders was looking pretty shaky. My interest in cards was also hindered by access problems.
Well, here they are. One insert for the 1997 World Series (Go Marlins!), and a bunch of base cards. Seeing these completely out of context, I think they are pretty cool. The little logos floating around the name plate are a nice touch, the frame is classic and doesn't distract. The gold... well I could take or leave the gold, but compared to the white border craze of the last several years, I'm fine with it. It's like a pack full of gold parallels!
Also, Steve Avery with the Red Sox? Whuh? I guess I wasn't paying as much attention to baseball as I thought in 1998. I'm keeping the Sheffield and the Boggs for sure, I haven't decided but I think I will keep the cool horizontal Rey Ordonez card too. Everything else is up for trade, and there will be more to come from this box. If you know you have some needs from the 1998 Topps set, drop me a line and I will hopefully have some cards you can use!