My records aren't matching up, and I hate when they don't match in the three places I store them. But it may really be off by a card or two, because the Database shows I have one card, while my paper records- which I based my collection on the Database off of- shows I don't. But I've long said the numbers are probably off and that I just use them as a baseline anyway.
While the first box had more cards in it, this one completed more sets- 8 of them, all from 1995-97. Also, I completed a parallel and three inserts, which is very rare for me to do so. The inserts I completed include 1996 Ultra Champion's Club (5 cards), 1996 Upper Deck Virtual Velocity (15 cards) and this one, from 1997 Upper Deck Victory Circle, at 10 cards...
While I didn't complete this set, the largest percentage of increase was 1996 Ultra. It is a 202 card set, and I previously had 11 of them. I now have 201 of them! I'm only missing one common card, #145, Joe Gibbs. Amazingly, despite Ultra being my favorite brand, I've NEVER completed an Ultra flagship. I have completed the Ultra Power Rangers movie set, and with this box I completed the Ultra Update, but standard Ultra still eludes me. I think I may have finished 1999-00 in my COMC pending shipment but until I get it in hand it doesn't count. Maybe someday I will finish one. Heck, maybe if I get more than 21 cents in my COMC account I will pick up the missing Gibbs and complete this one! Wait a minute, I just realized I completed 1992-93 Ultra on April 1st! I forgot when I typed this up. I remembered before publishing but I decided to leave the paragraph anyway. But I am going to have to rewrite some of my April trade recap before I publish it!
Here are an example of each of the sets I completed. The number listed is how many cards make up the set.
|1996 SpeedFlix, 87 cards|
|1996 VIP, 54 cards|
|1995 Assets, 50 cards. Rare to see an uncensored Bud car.|
|1996 Finish Line, 100 cards|
|1996 Press Pass, 120 cards|
|1996 Maxx, 100 cards|
|1997 Ultra Update, 100 cards|
|1995 Optima XL, 60 cards. I had only 1 before the box arrived!|
Unfortunately, they were double paged, and most of them got damaged, but 1996 Ultra Update took the most damage.
Here's the parallel I completed, 1997 Race Sharks First Bite. (45 cards). This is only, off the top of my head, the third parallel I've ever completed, and one of those was a factory set exclusive, so that's a pretty rare accomplishment for me.
Now, here's just some scans of cards from this box that needed to be posted to the Trading Card Database.
And, like the last box he sent me, I took screencaps of my collection totals on the Trading Card Database both before I entered the new cards...