1. The box itself is getting smaller and smaller each year. It used to be a sturdy construction, now it feels like a mid-90s Score box in size and shape.
2. The cards themselves feel thinner this year also. The first box of A&G I opened was in 2007, they were thick and weighty and protected me from a hurricane-force wind once.
3. If there's one thing I learned is that Gint-a-Cuffs is a ruthless game that leaves me drained from tension each and every year. Please keep out of the reach of children under 3.
On with the show, this is it.....
Box Loader Insert B-10 Evan Longoria +4
What Once Would Be 2 Jetpacks +2
Alas, no points for ex-favorite team members.....
Pack Total: 2
Starting Points 77 Cano +2, -1
Mini A World Beneath Our Feet 5 Seven Spotted Ladybug +2
Torii Hunter's card with a less funny funny face this year.....
Pack Total: 3
Mini 164-Beltre (FP +3)
Starting Points 60 Sabathia +2
329 Gardner -1
Sabathia looking svelte.....
Pack Total: 4
Starting Points 73 Brandon Belt +2, +2 FP
Mini A&G Back 4-Flores +2
Mini Buyback 2009 Porcello +4
Most complicated athlete's name since Matt Tuiasosopo.....
Pack Total: 10
Total Total: 23