Each box averages two GU sweater cards and a Rookie Autograph that is on-card and hand numbered. I have seen some of these autos and they are nice. I pulled a Bouwmeester out of a box about six months ago. There are also both Gold and Blue parallels. The Gold fall about one per pack and the Blue are about one per box. And, like all other Pacific sets of the era, there are a ton of inserts. We should see between 13-15 in this box.
So there you have it. Finally a big hit worth mentioning over and over again. That Zetterberg Rookie Auto is a very nice card. I think the only bigger card would have been the Rick Nash but I'm not sure they aren't on an equal playing field here. Even though it is numbered out of 1000, it is still on-card and not a sticker. I don't think companies knew what stickers even were back then. That means that Hank had to sift through 1000 of these and sign them. I wonder how long it took? Plus...these are numbered as part of the regular base set, so in actuality there are only 1000 possible complete sets. Mind blowing isn't it?
Here are some scans of some of the goods...
First the gold parallels. I'm not going to show them all because we will be here all day. Here is a sampling of four of them.
Here we have another mind numb-er. This goes to Dallas
since that's the team on the card, despite the B's sweater.
Here is the Blue Parallel numbered /699
Some of the rookies we pulled...
Another Spezza rookie...we got a couple in another box too.
Great Expectations Inserts...
And a plethora of other inserts...
Here are the two GU "hits"
And last but certainly not least, the best hit of the Group Break thus far...
Here is the latest updated card count for everyone. I think I have them all pretty accurate.
1. Casey from Drop The Gloves - - 36
Boston Bruins - B 15, IPR 2, H 0
Los Angeles Kings - B 15, IPR 4, H 0
2. Me from The Real DFG -- 49
Pittsburgh Penguins - B 16, IPR 7, H 2
Dallas Stars - B 17, IPR 5, H 2
3. Sal from Puck Junk - - 46
Chicago Blackhawks - B 22, IPR 1, H 0
Minnesota Wild - B 19, IPR 4, H 0
4. Captain Canuck from Waxaholic - - 44
Detroit Red Wings - B 25, IPR 3, H 1
Florida Panthers - B 9, IPR 6, H 0
5. 1967ers from Diamond Cuts & Wax Stains - - 45
Toronto Maple Leafs - B 21, IPR 4, H 1
Carolina Hurricanes - B 14, IPR 5, H 0
6. Dave H from Wax Stain Rookie - - 46
Ottawa Senators - B 22, IPR 6, H 0
Washington Capitals - B 15, IPR 2, H 1
7. BA Benny from BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet - - 32
New York Islanders - B 16, IPR 5, H 0
Phoenix Coyotes - B 8, IPR 3, H 0
8. Dave H from Wax Stain Rookie - - 36
Columbus Blue Jackets - B 15, IPR 5, H 0
Calgary Flames - B 14, IPR 2, H 0
9. Brad from Brad's Blog- - 45
Philadelphia Flyers - B 23, IPR 3, H 0
Anaheim Ducks - B 15, IPR 4, H 0
10. Jason from Jasonvorhee's Blog - - 37
New York Rangers - B 17, IPR 5, H 1
Buffalo Sabres - B 13, IPR 1, H 0
11. Michael from Collecting For Kicks - - 42
Vancouver Canucks - B 20, IPR 1, H 1
Tampa Bay Lightning - B 19, IPR 1, H 0
12. Alfredo from The Cardboard Don - -37
New Jersey Devils - B 18, IPR 3, H 1
San Jose Sharks - B 11, IPR 4, H 0
13. Kevin O. from Kevin's Collection - - 53
Colorado Avalanche - B 24, IPR 8, H 0
Edmonton Oilers - B 17, IPR 4, H 0
14. Nick B. from Part's Unknown - - 48
Atlanta Thrashers - B 12, IPR 3, H 0
Montreal Canadiens - B 25, IPR 7, H 1
15. Unclaimed Teams - - 48
Nashville Predators - B 14, IPR 4, H 0
St. Louis Blues - B 24, IPR 5, H 1
Multi Player Cards - B 0, IPR 2, H 1
Stay tuned for the GRAND FINALE with the last box in the Group Break.