And on to the last part. Hoping for some Buccos in this batch.
Rickey Henderson Curtain Call Gold
Dwayne Murphy (this one feels like a bit of a stretch)
Trout State (well, that should about pay for the box!)
Halladay (is this the Phillies pack? I just hit two more Phillies in one pack than total Pirates!)
Bobby Thigpen Auto!Harold Baines
Hitting an auto is great - there wasn't anything guaranteed on the box. Better yet, it's a player I don't have an autograph of. A lot of the Larry Bowa and Greg Gagne type signers in this product are guys who are great signers TTM, so it's nice to add a new auto to the collection.
A-Rod (NY) Hero seems like a gross misnomer here...
Edgar Martinez Defining Moments
Matt Williams (Dbags)
Harvey (another dup)
Bill Buckner (Dodgers) - again...really?
Scherzer Area Code parallel
Harold Reynolds (ugh)
Matt Williams State (Giants)
So there you have it. A stack of inserts, a very well composed base set, and one freaking Pirate card. Looks like I pulled one SP, Wade Boggs Yankees. The auto was a great bonus. It does seem nuts that I only pulled one of the 9 Pirate cards from the set, but I guess that's the way breaks can go.
I'm think I'm going to try to complete the base set (minus SP's), so if anyone has any doubles from their boxes or isn't particularly attached to the base cards, let me know. I'll probably hold onto a couple of the inserts and the auto, but if anybody is interested in anything just drop me an email.