While the cards were not on display yet at my local big box store (although there were two boxes by the registers with the words Excell Marketing on them that made me want to rip them open...yes, that's the company that supplies the cards), I did find a final checklist...and of course, there are a few surprises.
You want to see a checklist? You can go to Baseballcardpedia for the full list. Allow me to break it down for you though. There are:
- 207 Veteran Cards
- 60 All-Star Cards (I will get into more detail on this in a minute)
- 8 Home Run Derby Cards (other than for Matt Kemp, who was injured - thus off the 34-man roster - was this subset really necessary???)
- 5 Record Breakers (hey, they needed to throw the checklists somewhere!!!)
- 10 Rookie Debuts (Wade Miley, Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Moore, Yu Darvish, Bryce Harper, Yasmani Grandal, Trevor Bauer, Will Middlebrooks, Matt Harvey, and Jesus Montero). The inclusion of Miley, Moore and Montero in this subset makes no sense because all three debuted in 2011.
- 40 Rookie Cards