Okay, let's wrap this up.
Through 11 packs, we've had ups and downs. Looking over at the piles of cards from this endeavor, I'm pretty happy so far. Sure, some packs were relatively boring, full of flagship Topps from 3-5 years ago, with average-at-best players in average-at-best photos. But those average players on average cards with average photos have a place in my collection.
The last pack had 25 cards, including the most valuable ones in the entire lot. Let's see what awaits us, shall we?
What's this? A hit? Casey Mize had a pretty good year last year, so this is a decent card to have in my collection. I want some relics from this set with the Santa hat or other Christmas icons. This is only the third card from this lots I've added to my type collection.
For the twelfth and final pack, two cards were added to my type collection, two cards cover awards, and six cards go to the archives. Plus one card is in the saved-for-later stack. So of 25 cards, 10 or 11 were keepers. There are some nice cards that didn't make the cut, but the two hits made this pack the most valuable, both monetarily and sentimentally.
So that wraps up this nearly two-week long series. For just 700 yen shipped, I ended up with hours upon hours of entertainment just to start with. Around here, the cheapest karaoke is 300 yen per hour, and I got much more than 2 1/2 hours of fun! (I do love karaoke, though.)
Card-wise, here are the results.
- Type collection: 4 cards (two hits, one numbered parallel, and one unnumbered parallel)
- Player collection: 1 card (one base card)
- Awards collection: 20 cards
- Live Game collection: one James Loney card
- Archives collection: 135 cards
- An additional 23 cards which might fit somewhere into some upcoming projects