This is my third box of 2016 Goodwin Champions, though I should have stayed at 2 if I’d have paid attention to how small the base set was. These were all doubles.
That said, let me show off 3 of the coolest base cards. As I’ve mentioned (complained), they just don’t have any big names outside of cards #1-5. But these cards are at least cool photos – all of them are horizontal. The first one is David Boudia, who is a diver. Boudia won gold in the 10 meter platform diving 4 years ago. He’s going back to Rio after winning the U.S. trials in the event. The picture is from the 2013 FINA World Championships – that’s Barcelona in the background.
Next up is Aly Raisman, who won 2 gold medals in 2012 – she took the top spot in the Floor competition, and was captain of the Women’s team champions. She will also be back in Rio.
Finally, the next is Sasha Digiulian, a rock climber who has won a number of titles in the PanAm games. There are a few rock climbers and it is a cool sport to highlight.
Here are the SP cards I got – 5 of them just as the previous 2 boxes. These are all new ones, so at least I got 15 cards toward the 50 SP’s in my boxes.
Here are the minis. I got the same as the other boxes – so no rare mini. 5 regulars, 2 canvas.
Here are the Goudey inserts. I got another female trail blazer in Danica Patrick in these cards.
I again got a card of a “Supernatural” as one of my hits. For the third and last time – this shouldn’t be considered a hit. It’s an insert card, and kind of neat – but not a hit. It’s Faunus, the horned god of the forest, plain and fields from Roman mythos. This one had odds of over 1,000.
The one autograph I got in this box was kind of cool – it’s these Museum Collection cards that have WWII veterans signing them. Cool to read on the back that Mates fought the Japanese in Guam as a Marine.
It’s always great to pay tribute to our history, and particularly to our troops. And while this is pretty cool, it also kind of feels like when the NFL honors veterans but gets paid to do so. My grandfather was a WWII vet – so I try to think of it this way – I’d love it if he got a card!
Last up is the memorabilia card – Justin Gatlin. I mentioned in my previous post that I think UD could have gone with an Olympic theme. They did have a bunch more Olympians than I thought – but still not even as good as some prior years when big names like Michael Phelps were included.
Below are the “stats” for the box.
20 packs per box * 5 cards per pack – 4 cards from packs with relics = 96 cards
76 of the 100 card base set (77% set completion)
- 5 SP cards
81 of the 150 card full set (54% set completion)
- 5 Minis
- 2 Mini Canvas
- 5 Goudey
- 1 Supernaturals
- 1 Memorabilia (J. Gatlin)
- 1 Museum Collection Signatures
Including all three boxes:
- 100 / 100 of the base cards (100%)
- 115 / 150 of the full set (76%)