BBM released the first series of its flagship set last week, and after hearing the news I made sure to swing by the card shop over the weekend and get cards for my type collection.
There are 408 cards in the base set, but only cards 1-324 are normal cards; the rest are subsets. Each subset has 12 cards (one per team), and for player-based subsets (all but the team checklists), the backs always feature 2013 and career total statistics.
There are four (known) partial parallels of the base cards (108 cards in all, 9 per team) randomly inserted in packs; the subsets have parallels as well.
Additionally, a Red Signatures parallel has 25 serial-numbered copies each.
While I didn't mention them before, each team has a "Rookie" subset as part of the base set. The regular cards look identical to the other base cards, except for a small Rookie logo in one corner of the card. These cards have a parallel with a unique design; the player's photo appears on a greenish background with gray left and right borders, and the words "2014 Rookie" printed down the left side of the card. These look like they have foil fronts, and are serial-numbered to 100 copies each.
Additionally, the following subsets are paralleled to 100 copies each, usually with foil backgrounds, special foil printing, or even acetate card stock: Genuine Ace, Big Slugger, Limitless Hope, Spirit of the Team, God of Defense, and Last Guardian.
There are three insert sets in the First Version set.
These have a parallel version, serial numbered to 100, that has white accents added across the top and bottom of the card front.
this year's Hawks team set. They have an HM- prefix in the card number.
I am aware of four types of promos. Each promo set has one card per team, so each is complete at 12 cards.
- 12 cards, numbered LE01-LE12, use the base card version with a yellow-tinted background, and have Stadium Event Limited Edition notations of the front. The checklist includes one rookie from each team.
- A green-tinted background parallel of 12 cards, numbered SE01-SE12, are identified as Stadium Event Special cards.
- The Hit Makers insert set has a red-background version, numbered SP01-SP12 and also identified as Stadium Event Special cards on the front.
- The Limitless Hope parallel set has a blue-tinted Book Store Special version with gold foil signatures, numbered BS01-BS12.