Beckett Set Notes (from set page)
“This 28-card set was produced by Pinnacle for Denny’s and features a star player from each of the Major League baseball teams. The fronts feature a full motion hologram player image. The backs carry player information. By ordering anything on the menu, a customer could buy two packs. Each Denny’s also sponsored a drawing to win all 48 cards (the regular set and both insert sets).”
$0.25 (part of a large group of packs picked up at a show)
This blue foil pack was irresistible in a bargain bin at a local show. Somehow I resisted buying the 50 or so that were in the box.
Insert / Parallel List
Grand Slam inserts – 10 cards – 1:56 packs
Artist’s Proofs inserts – 10 cards – 1:360 packs
13 – Barry Larkin (front and back)
At one time I had a bunch of rules on what I considered to be a set. This Denny’s pack would not have made the grade. I’m glad I got over those rules.
As Beckett tells us, these packs could be bought if you ate food at Denny’s. You’d think they’d throw then in as a promo, but apparently you had to buy them. With 28 cards per set, that’s a lot of French toast to get a full set. What kills me is that this issue included insert sets. The Artist’s Proofs are inserted at a rate of 1:360. Scarce inserts just don’t seem to fit with the distribution of these cards.
Enough about the particulars of this set, the cards themselves contain a holographic image. If you get the light just right (no easy task), then you are treated to a color motion clip of the player featured on the card. Getting the light correct is pretty hard – so hard, in fact, that each pack includes a special instruction card. The instructions do not say anything about patience or luck. This is a serious omission in my opinion.
Other 1996 Denny’s pack rips or box breaks
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