I've decided that I'm going to split this box into four posts - one per stack of packs in the box. Let's start in the upper left corner. I'll list base cards from back to front in the pack (if you care), then the inserts. Cards in red are available for trade! Cards in black went to finish sets, cards in blue went to the awards and leaders collection.
Each pack contains 20 cards. I'm supposed to pull two memorabilia cards and one autograph per box. Besides looking for base cards to finish my set, I'm working towards that 20th Anniversary Retrospective set (I've got 239 cards now). I'm also looking for the Historic Firsts and Historic Predictors inserts.
Base: 346 Adam Kennedy, 363 Carlos Pena (holding his Silver Slugger award), 312 Jake Peavy, 397 Wily Mo Pena, 274 Chien-Ming Wang, 257 Billy Wagner, 223 Jeff Suppan, 206 Chin-Lung Hu, 492 Grady Sizemore TC, 461 Carlos Zambrano, 436 Cardinals Team Leaders, 197 Jeff Kent, 134 Jeremy Bonderman, 176 Joakim Soria, 113 Jeff Baker, 50 Julio Lugo, 99 Johnny Cueto, 36 Daniel Cabrera.
Inserts: Historic Firsts Predictors: College Football Adopts Playoff System, 20th Anniversary #389 Mike Bossy
Notes: How did it end up that all the cards I needed for my set were in one half of the pack, and the ones I didn't were at the front? I sense a trend. I could use two of the duplicates for my awards collection. And I only have three of the ten cards in the Predictors set, but I pulled one of them in my first pack.
Base: 394 Chad Cordero, 377 Hank Blalock, 329 Bengie Molina, 281 Bobby Crosby, 298 Brad Lidge, 247 Carlos Beltran, 291 Chase Utley, 448 Pirates Team Leaders, 416 Dexter Fowler, 425 Kila Ka'aihue, 471 David Wright TC, 160 J.R. Towles, 148 Scott Olsen, 162 Randy Wolf, 52 Jonathan Pabelbon, 22 Chipper Jones, 78 Nick Swisher, 15 Adam Dunn
Inserts: UD Game Jersey Russell Martin, Stars of the Game Dustin Pedroia, Yankee Stadium Legacy #6701 Jason Giambi
Notes: Got my first hit! Unfortunately I don't need it, Dodger fans. And again with needing one half of the pack (plus that Towles card, oddly but welcome).
Base: 336 Adrian Beltre, 319 Brian Giles, 302 Matt Stairs, 208 Blake DeWitt, 293 Pedro Feliz, 276 Xavier Nady, 226 Carlos Gomez, 430 Josh Whitesell, 499 Ichiro TC, 458 Angels Team Leaders, 190 Nick Adenhart, 127 Placido Polanco, 169 Luke Hochevar, 106 Victor Martinez, 27 Tim Hudson, 64 Kerry Wood, 1 Randy Johnson, 43 Coco Crisp
Inserts: 20th Anniversary #384 Hurricane Iniki, O-Pee-Chee Mini Carl Crawford scanner cut off top of image
Base: 380 Vicente Padilla, 370 Eric Hinske, 387 Alex Rios, 353 Todd Wellemeyer, 225 Denard Span, 242 Jose Reyes, 259 Ivan Rodriguez, 463 Jim Thome, 443 Rays Team Leaders, 406 Mark Saccomanno, 474 Cristian Guzman TC, 183 Garret Anderson, 120 Aaron Cook, 155 Michael Bourn, 71 Mark DeRosa, 8 Eric Byrnes, 57 Kevin Youkilis, 92 Jose Uribe
Inserts: 2008 Documentary 4952 Rays/Phillies, Rivals Albert Pujols/Prince Fielder
Total cards (20x4) = 80 + 1 jersey
Cards for base set = 30
Cards for insert set = 2
Cards for awards/leaders = 7
Extra cards = 36
Extra inserts = 5
Extra jerseys = 1
At this rate and with perfect collation, I'll have 120 cards for my base set (90 more). I need 184 more cards at this point to finish the series. When I'm finished with this box, I'll still need 94 cards.