Beckett Set Notes (verbatim from Beckett box page)
“The 720 standard-size cards comprising this set were issued two series of 270 and a third series of 180. There are a number of subsets including Home Run Club (258-268), Tale of Two Players (525/526), Division Leaders (527-532), Quick Starts (533-538), Career Contributors (541-543), Rookie Rocker (626-630), Rookie Rocket (631-634) and Fantastic Finishes (714-719). Rookie Cards include Jeff Cirillo and Chan Ho Park.”
24 packs with 12 cards per pack
$14.71 on eBay ($9.99 auction with $4.72 shipping)
The Series 3 box is just like the Series 1 and 2 boxes Series 3 is black. The cards on the front of the box are of Rickey Henderson, Chipper Jones, and Lee Smith.
The foil packs hold 12 cards. The packs are black, just like the box.
These pictures look like I’m trying to sell counterfeit cards on eBay, but I promise these are the real McCoy. I tried to blame the batteries in another post, but I think I just need some more light.
Insert / Parallel List (taken from Beckett)
1st Day Issue – 180 cards – 1:24 packs
Dugout Dirt – 4 cards – 1:6 packs
Golden Rainbow – 180 cards – 1:1 pack
Finest – 10 cards – 1:6 packs
The full Dugout Dirt insert set includes 12 cards, but only four are found in Series 3 packs.
One thing to note is that Series 1 and 2 both had 270 cards each. Series 3 is shorter at just 180 cards. I don’t know if there were fewer Series 3 boxes produced. If not, then Series 3 cards should be more common than the others.
Stadium Club was issued in three series for several years in the early 90s. All the other multi-series sets were two. (Does anyone know of exceptions to this?) I like that Stadium Club was different for a while. Still, we all cave to peer pressure sometimes, and Stadium Club was a two-series set by 1996.