But first I'm going to do a quick rundown on the blaster I picked up today while I was at Meijer since I had some store credit to spend.
Here's what the blaster and pack look like. Blasters, which are about $21.99, include 10 packs of eight cards with a guaranteed autograph or relic.
The base set is 50 cards, and I had no problem completing a set to go along with 24 unique dupes (oxymoron?), five inserts, and the promised hit. Since I'm showing that off in a bit I won't bother putting any scans here.
Inserts include Silver (unnumbered), Gold (/25), and Black (/25) parallels as well as a set called Honors, which includes the same parallels. Here are the five I pulled:
Larkin and Putnam here.
My promised hit was a Devin Funchess jersey, which I'd already purchased, so I'll just go ahead and give Jeff his spoiler alert that he'll be getting the set I landed today (part of the reason I grabbed the blaster) along with the Funchess jersey.
I've tinkered with the idea of chasing a master set of this product, so I'll be keeping the inserts, but if anyone has interest in some of the 24 dupes, please let me know.
Ok, finally, as promised, here's the complete 50-card base set. I present these without comment since you can see the full fronts and backs (you may still need to zoom but I tried to make them readable) yourself, but it's worth noting how interesting the player selection is here--guys like Demens and Omameh are big surprises, and I would have left Frank Clark out. In the future I'd love to see an expanded version that includes hockey and possibly other sports. But overall I'm pretty happy with what Panini offers here, including the fun first nine cards which give a bit of info about the school, its sports, and traditions.