Well this is my second ever hobby box, and my first Baseball hobby box! I have now been officially collecting cards for 2 months!, well collecting again... I will post pics hopefully Sunday or Monday...
I love the base set! I think the cards are amazing, I will definitely go back and collect the '06 and '07 of this set!
I got no doubles of the base, 1 double of the states, which was Lastings Milledge.
There were 2 world leaders
#WL2 - Kevin Rudd of Australia
#WL15 - Angela Merkel of Germany
3 black bordered minis
1 Baseball Icon
#BI13 - Lou Gehrig
1 mini NNO
Luke Scott (I hear this is very rare?)
I also got:
NNO - Kosuke Fukudome (I read there are only 50 of these in existence...does anyone know if that's true?)
#AGR-ATK - Adam Kennedy (STL) Jersey (Grey)
#AGR-IR1 - Ivan Rodriguez (DET) Jersey (White)
#AGR-JDD - Johnny Damon (NYY) Bat
#AGA-PW - Pete Weber Auto (out of 190?)
Well overall thoughts...I would buy this set again in a heartbeat. The baseset is amazing, probably my favorite base out there. I enjoy the States cards, but it excludes anyone Canadian so I don't like that. The mini's are fun.
I think ... think....that this was a loaded box. 2 no number cards (supposedly only 50 nno cards are made and finding one is like 1:151 packs and I got 2 and one is Fukudome, whom I do enjoy watching play). A baseball Icon - Lou Gehrig (1:48 packs). I really like the idea of the bat relic. It's Johnny Damon, possibly the only Yankee I can stand...well beside Joba, but that's because of his name. The Weber auto is cool, but disappointing as I don't care about him at all, but it's short printed to 190, so I hope I can use it to trade for something Prince Fielder.
On that note, not one Fielder or Braun base card, mini...anything in the box. That said, I would buy this again. Heck I just might some day soon!
Also no Ancient Icons, a set I would like to collect!
I'm hoping my next break will be either 2 boxes of Champs or if I decide to buy another box of A&G early. I usually only buy 1 box a month. I'm trying to limit my packs as well and just buy cards I need and players I want.
Again I'll post pics later. This was an exciting and wonderful product. I thoroughly enjoyed it.