I paid $4.49 for this Jose Bautista. Probably a waste of money, but it could make for a nice trade bait item down the road.
Anyway, back to these "high ends." 32 "different" kinds of cards in the set with inserts and parallels. Nine one-of-ones. Base cards numbered lower than active and retired player autos. Retired player autos that include John Kruk, Albert Belle, Dave Kingman, Ken Griffey, Sr., and Robin Ventura. Active autos that include Mike Napoli and Anthony Rizzo.
My apologies to those who collect these players, but if this is a "high end" set, how about some "high end" players? Don't get me wrong. They have some all-time greats. John Kurk? Really???
I don't want Five Star. I don't want Tier One. I don't even want Triple Threads. That is unless my blog's namesake is in the set. So while even though the Series One, Series Two, Update, Allen & Ginter, and Lineage/Archive may be all gimmicked-up, I'd rather drop my money in those barrels than put my whole paycheck in one box of any of these "high end" crud.