Today (Sunday) I headed down to Meijer since they were actually advertising cards being 20% (which doesn't happen very often). I grabbed three of these boxes, plus a couple others of baseball that may get posted eventually. The SAGE boxes were actually already half off (originally $20), so these seemed like a nice deal. I'd purchased a few before and did decently well, so for $8 each I thought I'd grab them. The goods:
Purchased from/price: Meijer, $7.99 (x3)
Packs/cards: 20 packs of 5 cards each (x3)
Set size: 50 base cards (with #s 46-50, the "program" cards being SPed)
Key features/cards: 2 autographs per box; players in college unis; lots of star rookies, including Bradford, Spiller, McCoy, Mathews and Gerhart
|Sample front and back|
Set completion stuff: I already had a bunch of these, so I mashed them all up together, and as expected because of the stupid SPs (some of which seem to be more SPed than others) I only ended up with one complete set. I'm working on more, of course, so if you can help, please let me know:
Set 1: 53 56 59 66 79 95 96
Set 2: 44 47 53 56 58 59 63 65 66 73 79 83 84 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98
Set 3: 44 47
Set 4: 37 41 44 45 47 49
Set 5: 37 39 41 42 44 45 47 49
The hits: Each box is configured such that you get 20 packs of 5 base cards (and ONLY base cards--NO inserts), plus a separate shrink-wrapped pack (or a mini zip lock bag, in one case for me) with two autographs. While the base cards only include the low series, the autographs come from both, including parallel versions. Here's what I got:
Overall: this is a recommended buy from me because the two autographs are worth your $8-$10 (but not $20, really) alone, and if you grab a couple of these you should be at or near 1-2 sets, depending on those stupid SPs.
Expect to see some giveaway action considering all the extras I ended up with, but first I'll probably work on completing some of these sets.