|Marbury and Allen rookie cards|
With the basketball season just around the corner, it's time for another basketball post. This time, I attempt to finish my goal of completing the 1996-97 Collector's Choice set. It's a simple, colorful set.
I picked up two boxes on eBay (even though I needed only 1), as the price per box was cheaper than what else was available. So, as a side note, if you're looking for a box of this product, I'm your man. After flipping a coin, I settled on a box to open. I'm sure you're all tired of seeing these cards so there's a good chance you won't have to hear about this set again!
Much like the last time, I'll provide a statistical breakdown to see if I beat the odds. There were 36 packs with 12 cards per pack, for a whopping 432 cards.
|Cards Needed for Series 2||109||100%|
Six cards might not seem like much but for all the base cards that are included, this is not a good collation of cards. Fortunately, Sportlots makes it easy to pick up base cards at $0.18 a pop, which is what I did to finish off the set.
|Bryant rookie card / Mutombo being Mutombo|
|Insert Card||Odds||Found||Beat the Odds?|
|Super Action Stick-Ums||1:3||11||No|
|Silver Crash the Game||1:5||8||Yes|
|Gold Crash the Game||1:49||1||Yes|
|NBA Draft Trade Update Card||1:71||1||Yes|
|Super Action Stick-Ums Base||1:4||9||Tie|
Other than missing one stick-ums card, this box treated me well. Pulling the trade update card was a nice plus. Too bad I can't redeem it as the update cards are hard to find on the secondary market.
|Nash and Iverson rookie cards|
Even though I didn't complete the base set for series 2, I managed to finish the base mini-cards. Going into the box I only needed 13 cards so I'm glad I didn't get burdened with too many duplicates.