(02-22-2012 11:14 AM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: As a set collector, I love this product. 36 packs x 8 cards per pack = 288 total cards. From what I saw on the video QC break by Keith on Panini's blog, you get about 20 AU/Insert/Parallel. That means, if collation isn't horrible and you don't get too many doubles, you're looking at having around 260 cards of the set in ONE BOX!!!! That would be around 93% of the set complete and you would only have 19 more cards to get to complete the set, which shouldn't be hard since this product is really cheap.
I'm alright with there being no GU in the product because if you ask me, there's already too many out there. I honestly miss the days when you pulled a GU card and were ecstatic because it was a 1:150 pack pull, and it wasn't even a patch. As for the AU, I'm just hoping at least one of mine are Pistons when I buy a box. As for the rookies, I'm ok without them for now, just so long as they have some this year in some product. And imagine, with them having a lot fewer RC, the demand and value will be that much higher as compared to having a RC in 12 different products and 20 different variations of each (even though those aren't considered RC).
So yeah, as a set collector, I have no problem with this product whatsoever.
(02-22-2012 12:49 PM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: I mean, Hoops will have retail and it will still be a run break, but if you need rookies for it to be fun, then I guess I see your point.
(02-22-2012 11:14 AM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: I honestly miss the days when you pulled a GU card and were ecstatic because it was a 1:150 pack pull, and it wasn't even a patch.