I was going through the cards I got at Shopko, of which I’ll make a post of the Hobby Box soon (in theory anyway), but this is about something I noticed today (three days later). There was something interesting in one of my Allen & Ginter packs that I didn’t notice when I first opened it. I got a Victor Hugo (who shall henceforth be known as Victor Dayf-go for the remainder of this post) mini in said pack. Well, the first thing I failed to realize that it was an SP mini. Ironically, thanks to an old post of Dayf’s, I found out that SP minis fall 1:13 packs. Dunno if the odds change in retail or not in them since I haven’t my blaster boxes or any packs still around. But it gets better, oh yes.
So I turn the card over to see that there is no number. Confused, I set out on the internet with the mission of finding out just what I have here. Eventually I stumbled upon the previously mentioned Dayf post to find out that they fall 1:151 packs in Hobby Boxes. Again, not sure if it changes in retail or not, or what, if anything being an SP does to those odds, but that is pretty fantastic regardless.
I wonder… if the odds hold true does that mean that the print run of the not numbered ones is roughly 50, #’d to 25 Bazooka Backs are roughly twice as hard to get at 1:301? My inner stat geek is so curious I’d like to find out from Topps themselves. And if it isn’t right I’d like to try and figure how it could be off. Oohoohoohoo, so exciting. I think I peed myself a little.
Not really, but statistical nincompoopery does make me a little tingly inside. Weather phenoma has been known to get me that way too. And history. Heh.
Oh, anyway, here’s what the back looks like:
As you can see, there is no number under his profession. Pretty cool huh? It does beg the question though… What do I do with all the cards of non-sport people I’ve accumulated from packs of baseball cards? Should I do a Great Cardening post for them as well?
Oh btw, I finally got your cards sent out Shane. I hope they are up to snuff. I am kinda worried honestly. I don’t know how I could ever hope to match such an epic bunch of cards as what you sent.
One day I might actually get around to finishing The Great Cardening of 2009 Yankees post, too. Someday…
‘Til the Crossroads…