Star Card Season 2 Guide and Review
Note: This page is a work in progress, so bear with me. Since nobody has come up with one and I have gotten hold of my 2 sets, I thought it is time we bring this out.
I am going to omit the GG2 at the front of each card number due to redundancy.
I will start with the contents of a pack and a set.
In each set of cards, there are 15 packs. They are organized into 5 groups of 3 packs. In each pack, there are 5 collection cards and 1 bingo card.
In each pack:
4 x World Cup themed cards 109 to 153.
1 x “Rare” card 001 to 108.
1 x Bingo card
Since each pack will have 1 rare card, in each set there are of course 15 “Rare” cards. Their distribution:
11 x Colour Foil cards (064 – 099)
3 x Holo cards (037 – 063 and 100 – 108)
1 x Super Rare (001 – 036. This means that most of the time, you will get a “Micro” Rare 028 – 036)
What this means is that after 2 sets (I am assuming most of us is going to buy 2 sets on the outset), you will have enough World Cup themed cards to complete the entire (or at least nearly, with 2 – 3 missing) 45 (pitiful).
However, you would only have collected 30 out of 108 “Rare” cards, assuming you are lucky to have no repeats. And out of these 30, they are actually:
2 out of 9 Micro Rares (Lets be realistic and discount the even rarer cards)
6 out of 36 Check Holos
22 out of 36 Colour Foils
This means that you need minimum 9 sets to collect all 9 Micro Rares, minimum 12 sets for Check Holos, and minimum 4 sets for Colour Foils.
[For probability buffs]
Keeping things simple, lets use the 9 Micro Rares as examples, the chances to buy 9 sets and get 9 different cards is:
9!/(9^9) = 9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1/387420489 = 9.367 e-4
That’s 0.0009367 or 1 in 1067.57 or something.
Daunting? It is.
[/End Probability Calculation]
What this means is that SM has effectively increased the number of packs we have to buy in order to collect a complete picture set (back in S1, we could substitute foils for regulars and vice versa), the bastards. However, the encouragement to splurge more on packs is that much more because the large amount of different rares mean that the chances to get duplicates are that much lower.
Anyway, enough about SM’s latest plans to get SONEs’ money. Lets get to how well it is doing at the moment.
The quality is still the same. Some have stated that the Season 2 cards seem flimsier than the Season 1 cards. I personally can’t find any difference in the quality of the make of both.
As far as card distribution goes, I like how they reduced the amount of one-per-set cards you have to collect, but can’t help but hate how they reduced the amount of one-per-set Rares as well.
Overall, this set does not bring as much satisfaction as I got from opening Season 1 sets.But it will have to do, I guess. >.>
GG2-076~GG2-087 – Gee 2011 Calendar Color Foil Cards (12 types)
-owa1985 @ soshicatalogue.wordpress.com