Here's the video... all packages are ready to go, will probably get them mailed out Friday at the latest... enjoy...
So the positives: some pretty good hits... a printing plate, dual jersey/auto, sepia mini, couple of jersey swatches... LOTS of cards! 48 packs + 2 mini packs! Great design and execution of the set.
The negatives: Shorted 2 hits (as has been the case for most boxes of this set), HORRIBLE COLLATION!!! The bronze border parallels were horribly collated with sequentially numbered duplicates within the same box! I will be writing a nice long letter with the two UPC labels that I'll be sending to Topps for our 2 replacement cards.
The Walter Johnson cards when to the Twins and the George Sisler "St. Louis Browns" cards went to the Orioles, as those are the direct teams which those franchises moved to. The randomization of the Gypsy Queen cards are at the end of the video, in case any of you couldn't wait that long! I have 2 complete checklists and another with 3 of the 4 cards. First 3 people who e-mail me will get them.
I still need mailing addresses for Colin (Mariners) and Rod (Padres). E-mail them to me ASAP!
Overall, there were what I would consider two below average boxes. The collation on the inserts and the base cards was ridiculous, and you'll see when you get your cards that there are some players that got 4 base cards in the two boxes. No bueno. Hopefully you all enjoyed the break video and for those of you who got the good hits, congratulations! All teams' group break card totals have been updated on the sidebar. (I realized afterwords that I included the "bronze border parallels" as inserts in the total count, sorry guys!).
Hopefully this break, my first to host, won't be the last and I hope that all of you feel you got your money's worth! Thanks to each of you who participated!!!