Before I show off the cards I'll give my two cents on the set. The pictures are still top notch so people who have fond memories of the older sets will like the new one as well. I also really liked the diecut inserts. They have a cool 90's feel to them.
The negatives of the set are a somewhat weak autograph list. This is probably the driving force of what is causing the significant price decrease. The debut price was around $100 and now currently stands at $70. I really think it will hit the $60 mark soon.
Another miss in the set were the parallels. I don't think Chris pulled any numbered cards, but they really have no features that set them apart from the base card. I purchased the Gregory Polanco autograph numbered to 25 of eBay a few weeks back and other than the serial number it is hard to tell the card apart from the base auto.
If I were in the business of flipping cards for profit I would stay away from Stadium Club. Not enough heavy hitters to get your money back. For the normal collector who likes to open a box here and there I think this is a fun set. With the prices dropping it is almost becoming a value buy. Not many sets out there that guarantee 3 on card autos in the $60 to $70 range. My plan is to buy another box and build the set.
Now for the cards.
I took a gamble when I bought the extra lot of teams, and did it ever pay off. The Marlins don't have much in Stadium Club, but our boxes were loaded with them. Obviously it is not ideal to pull two Saltalamacchia's but I'll take it. Two Maury Wills were also pulled.
My favorite base card!
This was the last auto pulled in the two boxes and boy was it a good one for me. Polanco is the best Pirate auto to pull from the set.
Chris threw in tons of extras for the break including some cool custom minis. Billy the Marlin is a personal favorite.
Overall it was a great break for me. Thanks again Chris for throwing in a ton of extra cards and taking the time to hold the break. I'm looking forward to your next one!
Thanks for reading.