There were a grand total of 920 minis in the box. The two Upper Deck Goodwins were nothing wonderful, so I won't even discuss them. There were 18 T206 from a couple years. Lots of different backs - Piedmont, Polar Bear, Baseball Caramels and Old Mill. Here's my choice of the best.
Not too shabby. I like those Historical Events on the bottom. I have 6 of them - I think the set is 10.
Next lowest number in the box were 2011 Gypsy Queen. I more than tripled what I had with the 31 in the box. Again, here's the best in my book.
More great 2011 minis. Look REALLY close at the Kershaw in the middle. This is one of the color variation minis that came from a hobby box of 2011 GQ. These are guesstimated to be a run of 135 for each card. All you Dodger fans salivating? I am going to make it real easy - if you want that Kershaw, I need a replacement color variation mini. These were only from the first 100 in the set. There are a few players out of the first 100 that would spark me to trade for Clayton.
There were 44 minis from the 2012 Gypsy Queen. Out of those cards I pulled 8 SP variations.
And also got my 2nd hit in the box (I call that Clayton #1).
Larry Body sepia mini 82/99. Great card.
2011 Allen and Ginter next. Here is where the first dupes showed up. From the base and inserts, I had 85 cards. However, while sorting them, I realized that I am not going for the set, so I just pulled the couple I wanted for the group. What I did end up with was a lot of cards for the mini subsets. While I was not able to complete any of the subsets, I did get a great start on all of them.
I never got to appreciate the 2011 mini subsets, so it was nice to get a good run at them all. That Shawn Michaels I featured on a SIL many months ago. Now I have the black bordered version.
2011 Topps Kimballs came in with a whopping 245 cards. Prior to this purchase, I had about 40 Kimballs in my binder. Now, I have a complete set above 101 and half the set below that. The previous owner of these minis must have went bonkers buying 2011 Update, considering the number of duplicates I have over 101. Forgive me, but I'm not scanning for this section.
Lastly comes 2010 Allen and Ginter. At a jaw dropping 513 cards, this just floored me. I wish none were duplicate, but I ran about 28% dupe in the base and about 21% with the insert sets. However, I am just over halfway to a complete 2011 minis set, and completed so many of the insert sets. Lord of Olympus - 1 short. Sailors of the Seven Seas - complete. National Animals - 10 short. World's Wordsmiths - 1 short. Monsters of the Mesozoic - complete. The owner also was going after ad backs as more than half were just that.
The xray card is what makes A&G fun. I hope we get more like that in 2013. There is my third hit in the cards with a 4/25 Bazooka back of Lanekoa Texeira. And 10 year old me just wanted to post that Lord of Olympus card.
So that's how I did. It was fun and I certainly got a lot for my money. Not counting the box of 100 pages I got in the deal, the minis came out to 6 and a half pennies per card. Factor in that $20 box and the minis drop to just over 4 cents per card.
So - who needs minis??? Head on over to the new mini trade bait page and pick out what you want. Then, get over to my A&G wants page and decide what you have that will help me. Then, we trade. Baby steps, folks. I'll get there with baby steps.