I picked up two boxes from Steel City Collectibles during their Black Friday sale for $49.95 each and I just grabbed two more last night.
Normally, I'd classify these purchases as "out of character", but I had been looking for some reasonably priced boxes for entertainment purposes. And I wasn't disappointed.
I discovered first hand just how gorgeous this set is.
The vibrant colors and borderless photos pays homage to its once popular 90's ancestor.
And the inclusion of players from both the past and present make this checklist rock solid.
I especially enjoy the handful of black and white photography used within the set. It's also really cool to see a few candid shots like Jackie signing autographs thrown into the mix too.
But the heart of the set are the action shots... most of which could be blown up and hung on museum walls.
Oh... and I almost forgot to mention this. Collation was AWESOME! Out of my first two boxes, I pulled 179 different cards and only one double.
Normally I'd be focused on the inserts, parallels, and autographs from this box break... but honestly they're just the icing on the cake. The 200 card base set takes centerstage for me and I'm currently 74.5% of the way towards completing it.
So what are your thoughts on this stuff? Hate it? Like it? Love it?
I hope all of you have a great weekend. Happy Saturday and sayonara!
P.S. I realize that this is the third appearance of the lovely Kate on this blog... and to be honest... it's probably not the last. It's just too cool of a card to keep hidden in my collection.