2 hours ago
12 January 2010
2000 Epoch Pro Baseball stickers box break (pack 30)
Doubles: Sohji, Jefferson, S. Noguchi, H. Takahashi, T. Itoh, K. Kobayashi
The final numbers after 30 packs and 300 stickers:
185 of 384 total possible unique stickers for just under half of the set (48.1%).
152/204 base (74.5% complete)
25/108 puzzle pieces (23.1% complete)
5/24 Leading Players (20.8% comlpete)
3/12 Star Players (25% complete)
View the entire gallery here.
Not bad on the base set, but an annoying amount of doubles amongst the puzzle pieces. Only the Seibu Lions puzzle ended up with more than 3 of 9 pieces for completion. On the whole, this was something of an educational experience. But in 300 stickers, there was no trace of Tuffy Rhodes, or even Ichiro or Hideki Matsui as a consolation. And as was stated in the first post, everything is up for trade or sale. And since Sportlots.com has their pre-2006 moratorium and CheckOutMyCards.com is locked into following Beckett's catalog (and Beckett seems to have their own moratorium on including or updating Japanese sets), I really don't have another convenient outlet for these.
Next post will be back to the player collections. I think I may stagger the future box breaks a bit with player posts to keep it from getting too monotonous. I definitely got a little burned out around pack 15, and there are the glaring posts with no commentary. I've got a couple more boxes of 2000 Japanese stuff to post, but I'll take my time with them.