My third–and perhaps last–box of 2011-12 Parkhurst Champions. We’ll skip the formalities and cut right to it:
71 Base Cards
Every time I open a box of these, I get more and more base cards…and less and less short prints.
1 Autographed Card
“Terrible” Terry O’Reilly! Not a terrible card to get.
0 Memorabilia Cards
You know, I’m not sure that there are actually any jersey/game used cards in this set–a fact I like to point out.
5 Wire Photo Cards
These are a really unique idea. I’d even collect a whole set of Wire Photo cards–maybe with white borders instead of sepia to really play up the “Old Time” feeling.
3 Rendition Color Cards
I wish I got more than 3 of these in the box. I’d love it if these were 1 per pack.
0 Rendition Black and White Cards
I didn’t know these were so hard to come by.
20 Champ’s Minis
4 of the 20 minis were Green Back parallels. Of the 16 “normal” versions, 14 of them were doubles, as I only needed 2. Getting 57 different cards shouldn’t be this hard.
So, I thought this was perhaps the worst box of cards I ever opened…
…but then I got this card in my very last pack:
A hand-painted Parkhurst Masterpieces art card of Gilbert Perrault–limited to 10 copies, and seeded 1 in every 4,000 packs (that’s 1 in every 200 boxes).
The artist actually painted on the front of the card. You can feel the texture of the paint. So even though there are 10 copies of this card, each one is slightly different since it’s hand-made.
The back is signed by the artist, and hand-numbered by an Upper Deck employee.
This is probably the best card I’ve gotten in a pack–even better than the Neolithic Stone Tools Champ’s card I pulled in 2009.