There are 6 big boxes of cards, and 3 smaller, single-row boxes to go through. After the boys were in bed, my wife and I dug in to examine the first layer off the top of box #1. That is sorted by set and pictured above.
There were nearly 850 cards in the top layer:
|Baseball||2003 Fleer Double Header||375|
|Baseball||2004 Cracker Jack||28|
|Baseball||2005 Upper Deck Team USA||20|
|Football||1995 NFL-opoly Deed Cards||13|
|Multi-Sport||SI for Kids||6|
|Baseball||2003 Fleer Showcase||1|
|Baseball||2002 Leaf Rookies and Stars||1|
The first thing I pulled out was a bunch of 1989 Bowman. I know this is not exciting. I hate this set. The cards are TOO LONG compared to the usual storage boxes and pages. If anyone wants these, let me know soon, or else they are going straight to the trash. I am not the kind of guy who throws away baseball cards but for 1989 Bowman I will make an exception. Don't care if there are Nolan Ryans and Cal Ripkens in there. To the trash.
The next big thing was the 2003 Double-Header. These are fun as some of them can fold up their top halves to reveal a different player underneath. I grabbed a couple of Royals out of here (completing my team set), found 2 different Barry Larkins for Nachos Grande, and separated out small stacks of Angels and Dodgers for the people who have requested those thus far. There are still lots of stars in that stack like Bonds, Clemens, Schilling, Jeter, etc.
The 2004 Cracker Jack did not have any of the SPs that people wanted.
Fuji, there was a Starting Lineup card (for hockey, of all things!) in there -- looks like a 1998 Paul Kariya. Dinged on the corner.
I am looking forward to the next layer (shown below). It looks much less uniform than the top layer. Can anyone identify the black/red/blue box in the bottom right corner?