Anyways, enough of the chit-chat, let's get onto the break:
Cards per pack: 7
Packs per box: 36
Cards per box: 252
% of base set (500): 183/500 (36.6%)
% of set with Hot Rookies: 201/549 (36.6%)
Hot Rookies SPs (#551-#570): 2 (#554 Devante Smith-Pelly; #563 Justin Faulk)
Gold Rush: 1 (#158 Jamie Benn)
Making An Entrance: 3 (#1 Jamie Benn; #2 Joe Thornton; #3 Jordan Eberle)
Net Cam: 3 (#1 Tim Thomas; #13 Corey Crawford; #14 James Reimer)
Playoff Heroes: 1 (#5 Nathan Horton)
Score B: 1 (#5 Alex Ovechkin)
Sudden Death: 2 (#11 Ilya Kovalchuk; #14 Brandon Sutter)
The Franchise: 2 (#11 Nicklas Lidstrom; #22 Claude Giroux)
My concerns have been laid to rest and proves that previous box was really an odd ball out there that just happened to land in my hands. Hopefully it was the only one like it out there, because it really did throw me for a loop when I busted it and tabulated what I pulled from it.
Anyways, all of the cards were in good shape, no quality control problems, and my dad and I had a fun time breaking the box together.
Thanks again Panini for showing you're a stand up company that cares about the collectors!! I can't wait till the 2012-2013 Score Hockey is out, so I can acquire a few boxes to bust. Hope you're considering my minor suggestion to add the word “Gold Rush” on the back of those cards as you do for the Glossy cards. Would make it easier to spot the Gold Rush cards if you're looking at the backs when trying to sort them. :)
BTW, anybody out there willing to trade with me so I can acquire the last Penguin base card I need to complete my team set? Still need the rookie card of Brian Strait (#531). Have several extra rookie cards that I can trade from the set in a 1-on-1 trade.