The 2014-15 set is 200 cards strong, but also has 100 short print cards making it 300 in total for complete sets. SPs land 1 per pack so building a set shouldn't be too hard and won't break the bank.
Like all products MVP comes with a slew of parallels and die-cut parallels of the base cards. Silver Script are found 1 per pack but you can also search for Super Scripts which are serial numbered to only 25 and Gold Scripts that are found in Blaster boxes.
Spectrum Light F/X technology is brought into this years set and look better than ever. Each card under the Colors & Contours title are die-cut and have different levels to collect. Teal, Gold and Purple each have three levels all found at different pack ratios from 1 in 8 packs up to 1 in 520 packs for the most rare.
Three inserts make the MVP checklist this year. Players of the Week, Players of the Month and Rookies of the Month . Players of the Week are most common coming in at 1 in 8 packs, but the Rookie of the Month and Players of the Month are only 1 in 40 packs making these both tough insert sets to collect.
MVP isn't known for their Autographs or Relics but this year they do have a couple of sets to hunt down. Your better off finding these online or at card shows than pulling them in your box. The lowest odds of either is 1 in 128 while the others are looking more like buying a case to actually finding one or maybe two.
Each box will come with 24 packs with 8 cards per pack. You also are guaranteed to find either a Super Script, Autograph or Relic in each box. Since the Super Scripts are numbered to only 25 those aren't too bad of a pull overall.
Lets see how we did on our box;
Base Card: 132 (0 doubles)
Base High Series SP: 24 - Sakic, Nugent-Hopkins, Crosby, Lemieux, Kane, Gretzky, Lundqvist, Teravainen RC
Silver Script: 16
Silver Script SP: 8 - Tavares, Couture, Kessel, Rinne, Van Riemsdyk, Giroux, Lecavalier, Selanne
NHL 3 Stars of the Week: 4 - Malkin/Kronwall/Keith, Scrivens/Seguim/Harding, Ovechkin/Jones/Hutton, Nyquist/Lundqvist/Iginla
NHL 3 Stars of the Month: 1 - Steen/Crosby/Niemi
Colors & Contours Teal L3: 3 - Zuccarello, Foligno, Campbell
Colors & Contours Gold L2: 1 - Robert Lehner
Colors & Contours Gold L1: 1 - Kevin Shattenkirk
Colors & Contours Purple L2: 1 - Pavel Datsyuk
Super Script: Brock Nelson /25
The Base cards this year have a decent design to them. I like the technology type pattern and they don't feel or look low-end too much overall. The Silver Scripts are also nice with the autograph facsimile on the front. On the Rookie cards I like the Rookie at the top of the card as it sets it off nicely against the design.
We pulled 5 inserts in the box and one of them was a 1 in 48 packs shot. 4 of the inserts were the Players of the Week and the Players of the Month was a nice one with Crosby on it. Being that these are touch inserts to put together I thought they would have been a little better designs and types of cards.
From the 6 cards we pulled we came across 3 that were harder pulls overall. Lehner is a 1 per box pull, Shattenkirk is a 1 per 2 box pull and Datsyuk is a 1 in 6 box pull! Very nice on all three of these cards.
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Gambler Overall Rating: 4.2 out of 5
Box Hit: 4/5
Fun Aspect: 4/5