It's been a long LONG time since I busted a box. In fact, it was six months nearly to the day since my last box break. I love busting packs, but I rarely go all-out on a box. I bought this box and a box of National Chicle several months ago with no real idea of what to do with them, and I finally went ahead and started the busting process! And why not? If get them out of the way now, I can toss the extra cards into my team lots for the clearance, and not have to worry about them later.
Besides, I like opening packs.
I already have a complete base set and several of the insert sets are complete as well, which means I'm opening this for a few type collection cards (I neglected to fill those needs) and fun.
So here are the first eight of 24 packs in the order I opened them!
This is better. Lance Berkman, Starlin Castro, and a whole bunch of all stars. I wonder what will happen if I plug that MCG code into the Diamond Giveaway site. I'm guessing nothing. I was "shorted" an insert in this pack (still had 12 cards).
Well, that's 1/3 of the box. With retail, I didn't expect much. I don't care for the Peak Performance design (and don't get me started on Attax) but the Tales of the Game set is interesting and not ugly. Peak Performance could be a better set if it was redesigned, since I like highlights sets. No wonder people liked 2011 Topps so much when it first came out - this set was so boring that anything would be better.
If you're interested in any of the cards you see here, leave a comment! Once I'm done with the box, I'll post a summary page with card numbers and what-not for your use in set building. I think some people are still putting this sucker together?