I love collecting Cleveland Indians baseball cards. Those adventures appear at www.tribecards.net. This page will highlight certain posts from that site among other aspects of my collecting habit.
Indians Baseball Cards
Pricing will be determined after the checklist is available and will be modeled after the pricing schedule that CrackinWax uses.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago (at the time of this writing), and I had purchased several boxes on the VERY elusive 1997 Score Team Set. For the record and for clarification, THIS is what the box looks like for the TEAM SET version which includes the Platinum Club and Premier Club versions:
The key is the arched "Collect all Team Set Cards" below the team logo. There were several team sets produced in this fashion. If you find a box WITHOUT the arched text, it is the "other" team set and does not include the Platinum nor Premier versions... Freakin Score, man... Alas, I digress... Often...
The odds of pulling a Premier Team card from a BOX is 1:31 packs. That means that there *should* be one in each box of cards. There are 15 cards in the team set. What are the odds of pulling the one card you are looking for? I have no idea. I'm not a math guy. Haha. As I busted open boxes, sure enough I came across a Premier Jack McDowell!! HOLY SMOKES!!
I was so excited! I immediately sent the images to Barry and we exchanged info so that I could send it to him right away. If you are familiar with my work, I am NOT a trader. I am no good at it. I never know what's fair or not, so when I come across someone who needs a card, I just send it. It's my way of keeping the hobby alive.
Barry would have none of that, though. So, he sent me a handful of 2018 Bowman Indians cards in appreciation! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Barry!!
Link to original article: http://www.tribecards.net/2007/08/1997-score-confuses-worldor-maybe-just.html
I also knew that collecting the whole Indians team set would be costly, given these cards aren't made anymore (Honus Bonus Partners, LLC, is now defunct) and packs/boxes on eBay range wildly in pricing. Luckily, I found a seller with a full 18-card set of Indians, so I grabbed it up.