First up are the base cards, I got an entire team set minus Will Clark. I am thinking Sam overlooked Will the Thrill in my stack as he is not an SP. I didn't go back and watch the videos but in the end I didn't care too much as I happened to pull his card in one of the 6 packs I have purchased since the release.
The Lincecum and Mays are SPs and I ended up with 2 extra Mays cards if anyone is interested in a trade. The only card I need to chase is a Buster Posey alternative photo card which appears to be going for big bucks right now.
On to the minis:
To me the highlight of this year's release are the inserts and fortunately the Giants were well represented and I was able to score 1 of every Giants insert in the case break:
I also decided to donate my extra Giants back to the group in exchange for some random cards from others. I got a nice stack of about 25 cards that include a couple inserts, an extra McCovey for my player set and this card:
Overall a pretty nice break, a little disappointed that I didn't score a hit but that is the gamble with group breaks.
So for my decision on Gypsy Queen this year. I have decided to NOT collect the base set. Part of this break was Sam randoming off 3 sets that came from the case and I decided since I didn't win the set, I am not a huge fan of the design and I am a little annoyed that the SPs are mixed in and not at the end I am not going to collect the set.
You may not realize this but it is a pretty big step for me. Last year I collected almost every set that came out. I have already decided not to collect Gypsy Queen, Topps Stickers and Panini Triple Play that have come out this year, mainly just trying to cut back. I will buy a few packs to test them out and look for some Giants but I am not going to dole out the cash to buy them.
Thanks for the great break Sam. Let do an Allen and Ginter one as well!!!