Each box contains 20 eight card packs. Each of the eight card packs contains seven base cards and one parallel card. There are no short print, autograph or memorabilia cards available with this set.
|Stacks of packs|
If all of this sounds familiar it's because the previous set had all these same features. In fact, the design of the front of this year's cards is identical to the design of last year's cards. And the backs are also exactly the same so if you were actually playing this game you could use cards from either set interchangeably.
Here's some example base set cards:
|#PA02-DO004 (Jae-Won Oh)|
|#PA02-KI009 (Suk-Min Yun)|
|#PA02-LG010 (Kyang-Cheol Choi)|
|#PA02-LO002 (Jeon-Suk Choi)|
|#PA02-NC009 (Jae-Hak Lee)|
|#PA02-SK005 (Ju-Hwa Na)|
|#PA02-SA003 (Han-Yi Park)|
|#PA02-NE002 (Seok-Min Yun)|
|#PA02-HA001 (Geun-Yu Jung)|
|#PA02-KT001 (Kyoung-Soo Park)|
As I said above, the box contains 20 packs of 8 cards - 7 base set cards and 1 parallel. There are 100 cards in the base set and 40 possible parallels. The box should contain 140 base set cards and 20 parallels.
Here's what I got:
139 base set cards (100 unique)
10 "kira" parallels (8 unique)
5 "gold kira" parallels (5 unique)
4 "gold signature" parallels (3 unique)
1 "clear card" parallel (1 unique)
Like last time, I'm short a base set card. Somehow one of my packs must have been short a card but I didn't notice while I was opening the packs. The good news is that I got a complete base set.
I haven't spent a lot of time looking at the players in the set but there is overlap between the players in this set and the players in the previous set. Dan added a checklist for the set over at The Trading Card Database which is how I identified the players in the samples above. As usual there are no foreign players in the set.