All the Way to the Pinnacle, Zenith (Acme?) of the Hobby Pt. 2
Continuing my box of 1997 Pinnacle Zenith. I've pulled a Hall of Famer out of every pack, and have one insert under my belt so far.
What's this? TwoJerry Rices? And All-Decade man Hardy Nickerson. And my first Packer, a rare cardboard appearance in the Green and Gold by Mr. Bad Moon Rison. And my second insert. I'm not too happy to pull a Lawrence Phillips, but oh well. Rookie Rising inserts have 1:12 odds, so I should get a second shot later on. Overall, though, not a bad pack.
And the very next pack brings me that second expected Rookie Rising. Keyshawn, the number one overall pick from the previous year. I'm not a huge Keyshawn fan, but it sure beats Lawrence Phillips. Really, the insert is the only saving grace for this pack. No other big names, but there is a card of Jim Harbaugh being sacked. You know, I've never understood why card companies put pictures of quarterbacks being sacked on the quarterback's card. It's like a picture of a batter striking out. Come to think of it, I have other cards of Harbaugh being sacked. It must speak to the quality of the Colts' offensive line in those years.
Two Rices, and now two Favres. Plus a Barry Sanders. Needless to say, this is my favorite pack so far. All of these players are solid or stars. Even Elvis had his moments.
Three "rookies" in this pack, and it's a good selection with Zach Thomas, T.O. and one of my all-time favorite names, Tshimanga Biakabutuka. But alas, these are faux-rookies, as these cards are actually from the year after their rookie year.