Speaking of Ryan Braun, I was lucky enough to snag a retail box of the Gypsy Queen after the craze for a reasonable price. I signed up without hesitation for 24 packs of the elusive set. And I pulled this amazing card numbered 01/10.
Yes, that is a stamp card of Ryan Braun, and the stamp is especially meaningful for me because I love going to Yosemite (though I don't see the connection to the player at first glance).
What other excellent cards did the box reveal besides the usual assortment of base and inserts?
Minis!! of great players with different borders. I do love me some GQ minis (not the magazine in mini form).
There were also a couple of the parallel set of 2011 in Al Kaline and Mariano Rivera, that was pleasing too.
Lastly, in the final pack of the box, I pulled a full sized relic of the Greek God of Walks (why, I did see Moneyball recently, how did you know?) of Kevin Youkilis. I wasn't sure if there was a relic per retail box, but this one had one.
This may have been the best box I have ever opened....until the next best box I opened....