As I've mentioned before I'm going back to the days of my youth and am putting together all the previous Garbage Pail Kids sets. I plan to do this buy purchasing a full box of most series and then buying or trading for singles after. Legend has it that for the majority of OS sets a full box should garner you a set. Is that true? Let's find out!
First some of my personal ground rules I'm setting for myself:1) I'm looking for nice pack fresh cards. Which is why I'm busting boxes. I know its more expensive this way. But its way more fun!
2) I'm looking to complete all sets with variations and errors.
3) I will accept off centered cards, unless really bad, 90/10 or worse I will discard.
4) No gum stained cards for my personal sets. Right off the bat that eliminates 48 cards from each box.
5) I will accept cards with wax, I'll be using the panty hose method to remove the majority of the wax. If I can't get the wax off, I won't use the card.
Series 10 Box Break
What I busted/was expecting:
I busted a second printing Series 10 complete box, 1-490-40-05-7, which contained packs with the following code 0-490-21-08-7. This was a third printing box. 48 packs should equal 240 cards. I'm thinking I had an outside chance at completing a full set with errors and variations.
Regular Set - 76/78
Variations - 7/8
Errors - 4/6
Doubles - 105
Damaged Cards - 48
Total Cards - 240
After my last horrible Series 9 box, this was much more by the numbers. I had the usual 48 damaged cards due to stuck gum, those hit the trash can. I did have some centering issues with a few cards in the packs but was able to overcome that with better centered cards within the box. I didn't quite get a complete set. I came away 5 cards short; 2 base, 1 variation, and 2 error cards. Overall solid break as we move into working on the last 5 sets.