For the next however many posts, I'll be getting patriotic here. As well as super high-end. Over the past few months, the local breakers have been doing boxes of 2015 Team Canada Master Collection. Each box contains a complete set, with each card numbered to /499. There's also 22 Winning Standard relic cards, again a complete set, but these are not numbered. Finally, there's 15 additional hits, which consist of patches, autographs, or auto-relics. The additional hits are almost entirely current superstars and retired Hall of Famers, all decked out in Team Canada colours.
Each spot in the breaks guaranteed you one base card, and one Winning Standard or additional hit. I got into quite a few of these, and got enough base cards to get close enough to a complete set that I decided to just put the finishing touches on it through ebay/COMC. While I still await the final 3 cards to arrive from COMC, now is as good a time as any to start showing off the goodies that make up this set.
I'm breaking this up by type of card, so first up, here's a portion of the regular base.
Oh yes, the box itself was one of the prizes. It is a really nice looking wooden, hinged box, with foam inside to hold all the base cards in place. Or, one could do as I did, and take out the foam, and use the extra space to store all my Team Canada cards from various sets. And just like the base cards, the box is numbered as well. All the base cards in this were the 354/499 numbered versions.
Appropriately for the set, it is Wayne Gretzky that leads the way in this set with card #1. As you can see, this is 20/499. You'll see a lot of different numbering in this post, making my set one of the more Johnny Cash "One Piece at a Time" sets out there, since I'll assume most people kept it intact.