89 Josh Willingham
Another box break comes to an end. Remember when the magic began, just a short week ago? We've had some great times, you and I. Man, I promised myself I wouldn't cry.
177 Josh Anderson RC
192 Jim Edmonds
69 Bobby Cox MGR - Bobby entertains me greatly, but this card is Exhibit A for Why Managers Shouldn't Wear Uniforms.
203 Jason Tyner - One home run in 1356 ABs. Rafael Belliard approves.
133 Mike Bacsik
85 Jason Bay
315 David Weathers - Not a pretty man.
172 Chris Ray - No dupes yet! I might have a run of Orioles coming to me.
282 Jon Lester
305 Carlos Delgado
C08-RG Rudy Giuliani GOLD - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...excuse me. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
C08-RP Ron Paul - My opinion of Ron improved when I saw this.
103 Jonathan Albaladejo RC - I'm gonna call him "Albie".
113 Kevin Frandsen
73 Mike Napoli
208 David DeJesus
215 Bobby Jenks - Since I've been keeping track, this completes my White Sox team set.
62 Rich Thompson RC
116 Chuck James
187 Dustin McGowan
120 Andruw Jones - The shoddiest of the Photoshopped stars.
276 Brad Ausmus
264 Byung-Hyun Kim
131 Norris Hopper - What a great name. Much better than Joey JoJo Junior Shabadoo.
AR19 Julio Franco 50th Anniversary Topps All-Star Rookie - 1983? That can't be right. I'm fairly certain he debuted for the Cleveland Spiders ballclub back in the 'Aughts.
MHR502 Mickey Mantle Socks Some Dingers #502
YR4 Carlos Beltran Year in Review, April 4, 2007: Mets, Pirates, Twins, Angels Open with Sweeps - Are all of these Mets cards?
OTG8 Jim Thome Own the Game
TCH13 Johan Santana Trading Card History: 1933 DeLong
257 Classic Combos: Austin Kearns and Dmitri Young Gold Foil
324 Jake Peavy NL Cy Young Award Winner Gold Foil
96 Sam Fuld RC
221 Ian Snell - He signs his name "Ian Dante Snell". That's fun.
277 Aubrey Huff - Aubrey just switched his uniform # from 19 to 17 to pay tribute to ex-teammate Joe Kennedy, who died of heart disease in November. Classy move.
151 Adam Loewen - Two O's in a row!
156 Brandon McCarthy
271 Chad Tracy
70 Dan Uggla - He ain't got no alibi.
157 Tim Redding
37 Jason Marquis - The card back talks about Jason's baseball-themed Bar Mitzvah. Mazeltov!
205 Gil Meche
51 Erik Bedard - The last of 4 Orioles in this pack is the best. The picture is actually swingman Brian Burres! A somehow fitting farewell for Erik's last Orioles card.
11 Yorvit Torrealba
36 Brendan Harris
1 Alex Rodriguez - The last card of the box is card #1. Go figure.
WHOOO! COMPLETE SET! So let's break it down. All odds are per 46-card Jumbo pack.
Base Cards 330/330 100%
Doubles 42/330 12.7%
Checklists 2/3 66.7% (I got a complete set but not all three checklists. Weird.)
Gold Foil Parallels (2:1) 20/330 6.1%
Gold Parallels (1:3) 4/330 1.2%
50th Anniversary Topps All-Star Rookie (1:1) 10/55 18.2%
Campaign 2008 (1:2) 5/12 41.7%
Campaign 2008 Gold Parallel (1:5) 2/12 16.7%
2007 Highlights Relic Group D (1:33) Cameron Maybin
2007 Highlights Autograph Group E (1:117) Nyjer Morgan
Mickey F. Mantle Home Run History (1:1) 10/35 28.6%
Mickey Mantle Story (1:3) 3/10 30%
Own the Game (1:1) 10/25 40%
Trading Card History (1:1) 10/25 40% - TCH6 through TCH15
Year in Review (1:1) 10/60 16.7% - YR1 through YR6, YR57 through YR60