Monday, July 5, 2010

Group Break: Ginter Break Postmortem

Alright folks, if you haven't seen the hits post (now with video!) go here first. I'll start packing everything out tonight looking to get the first wave of cards out on Wednesday, last wave on Friday. Details on next month's break coming soon.

On to the review of the box-box break sponsored by DA Card World!

The good
We got an /10 red auto, a silk card, an auto of a Negro League player, almost 3 black border minis per box, and a ton of Ginter back minis. This is very good stuff.

The bad
This comes down to personal preference, so take this with a grain of salt. Of the 5 autos we got 3 non-team affiliated cards. One was a Negro League star, one a weight lifter, and one a bowler. Nothing against weight lifting or bowling but if I had thrown down $110 for a box and had gotten one of Oh, and NO Strasburgs.

The ugly
Nothing really ugly except for the mini Sailors of the Seven Seas card that was mangled by the pack-crimping machine.

Final Thoughts
Depending on your perspective the glass is half full or overflowing. We got EXACTLY what we paid for in terms of hits, one of those being a red /10 auto and another a silk card, so that's always a relief. But like I said, 2 of the autos were of non-baseball folks. You'll either dig that or hate it. Overall design is what you would expect out of Ginter, which is to say great. The sketch cards are hit and miss, but in the wake of Chicle I think we're all used to that by now.

Have a good one everybody and good night Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!

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