1993 Upper Deck Baseball was split into two massive 420-card releases. Each series had six insert sets, with just the Then & Now insert crossing over both series.
Included in the Series 1 base checklist are three subsets. American League Teammates has two or more teammates with a catchy nickname. Community Heroes spotlights players contributing to the greater good off the field. Star Rookies are, well, star rookies. Or are they? Only five of the 29 Star Rookie subset cards are considered Rookie Cards. The best of the bunch? Probably J.T. Snow.
One thing this set does have going for it is some fun photography throughout.
1993 Upper Deck Series 1 Baseball Jumbo Box Break:
Cards per pack: 27
Packs per box: 20
Price paid: $5.50
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Pack 1 highlights:
Cecil Fielder Home Run Heroes (one per pack), Ken Caminiti, J.T. Snow SR RC, Jessie Hollins SR & Sterling Hitchcock SR RC
Fred McGriff Home Run Heroes, Bret Boone, John Valentin, Brett Butler, Dave Mlicki SR, Chipper Jones SR & another Mlicki
Albert Belle Home Run Heroes, Orel Hershiser, Omar Vizquel, Tim Wakefield, Jessie Hollins SR, Tim Salmon SR, Sterling Hitchcock SR RC & Andre Dawson
Remember the triple exposure cards? This was kind of an odd choice for one, but still fun nonetheless.
Barry Bonds Home Run Heroes, Rod Beck, Brady Anderson, Will Clark CL, Barry Bonds CL, Tim Pugh SR RC, Bobby Jones SR, Steve Hosey SR, Ron Darling, Andre Dawson, Pedro Martinez & Curt Schilling
David Justice Home Run Heroes, Tino Martinez, Jeff Bagwell, Dave Nied SR, Kurt Miller SR & Cris Colon SR
David Justice Home Run Heroes, Ozzie Guillen, Dennis Eckersley, Chili Davis, Kevin Brown, Jessie Hollins SR, Manny Alexander SR, Kevin Mitchell/Ken Griffey, Jr./Jay Buhner Pacific Sock Exchange, Mo Vaughn & Jack McDowell
Terry Pendleton Home Run Heroes, George Brett x2, Tom Glavine, Willy Mays Baseball Heroes, Ruben Sierra/Mark McGwire Bash Brothers, Jimmy Key, Willie Randolph, Reggie Sanders & Bobby Jones SR
Sierra and McGwire are definitely not the first duo that comes to mind when I think of Bash Brothers.
Eric Karros Home Run Heroes, Dennis Eckersley, Ryne Sandberg, Bret Saberhagen, Willie Mays Baseball Heroes, Kent Hrbek/Kirby Puckett Twin Titles, Pacific Sock Exchange, Mark McGwire CL, Bernard Gilkey, Ken Griffey, Jr. & Kurt Miller SR
Ray Lankford Home Run Heroes, John Kruk, Kenny Rogers, Carlos Baerga, Matt Williams, Rickey Henderson, Wally Joyner/Gregg Jefferies/George Brett Royal Family, Melvin Nieves SR, Dan Wilson SR, Frank Thomas CL, Ray Lankford, Barry Larkin, Robin Ventura/Frank Thomas Southside Sluggers & Steve Finley
Matt Williams Home Run Heroes, Roger Clemens, Larry Walker, Barry Larkin, Ray Lankford, Billy Ashley SR, Dan Smith SR, Gonzalez/Canseco/Palmeiro/Rodriguez Latin Stars, Mike Mussina & Langston/Abbott/Finley Lethal Lefties
Fred McGriff Home Run Heroes, Jeff Bagwell, Deion Sanders, David Justice, Sterling Highcock SR RC, Tony Pena CH & Joe Carter/Roberto Alomar Blockbuster Trade
Juan Gonzalez Home Run Heroes, Tino Martinez, Joe Carter, Will Clark CL, Mike Piazza SR, Dale Murphy CH, Dave Stewart CH & Nolan Ryan
Mark McGwire Home Run Heroes, Mike Greenwell, Roberto Alomar, John Valentin, Ellis Burks, Tim Salmon SR CL, Dave Winfield CH, Tony Pena CH, Kevin Mitchell, Jay Buhner & Mo Vaughn
Great shot of Tim Salmon! Too bad this isn’t an RC as he’s in 1991 Bowman.
Cecil Fielder Home Run Heroes, Kenny Rogers, Kevin Mitchell, Joe Carter/Mark McGwire Teammates CL, Kirby Puckett CH & Lee Smith
Fred McGriff Home Run Heroes, Omar Vizquel, Sammy Sosa, Harold Reynolds CH, John Olerud & Blockbuster Trade
Albert Belle Home Run Heroes, Lenny Dykstra, Mark Langston, Bret Saberhagen, Cal Ripken, Jr. CH & Paul Molitor/Pat Listach/Robin Yount Brew Crew
Gary Gaetti Home Run Heroes, Bret Boone, Deion Sanders, Kenny Lofton, Willie Mays Baseball Heroes, Javy Lopez SR, Eric Karros, Travis Fryman, Tim Wakefield & Cecil Fielder/Mickey Tettleton Motown Mashers
Juan Gonzalez Home Run Heroes, Curt Schilling, Sammy Sosa, Tony Gwynn, Shawon Dunston, Craig Biggio, Jim Tatum SR, Jim Abbott CH CL, Jose Canseco & Robin Ventura
Mark McGwire Home Run Heroes, Jack Morris x2, Ozzie Guillen, Eddie Murray, Mo Vaughn, Cris Colon SR, Jim Abbott CH, David Justice & Ripken/Anderson Iron and Steal
Cecil Fielder Home Run Heroes, Barry Bonds CL, Roberto Alomar, Tony Gwynn, Sandy Alomar, Jr., Steve Hosey SR, Dale Murphy CH & Molitor/Listach/Yount Brew Crew
Honestly, I wish this one had a lot more going for it. Aside from some fun photos, there really wasn’t a whole lot. Sure, you have the Home Run Heroes inserts in each pack. Then there were a couple Willie Mays Baseball Heroes inserts, which I do enjoy, but that is it. There were four other inserts in Series 1, but none of those were inserted into Jumbo packs. Strange. That must be why I won this one so cheaply.
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