Recently I scratched that itch, but went a alternative route to retail packs, and I invested in a 4-box break of 2016 Panini Pantheon. Individual boxes run just south of $200 and there are eight cards (all hits) in a box and eight boxes in a case of this high end product.
|Gallant Gloves relic card|
Again, the Cubs are well represented within this product and I decided hitting on only 1 Cub out of 64 cards was more of the exception, rather than the rule. For the price of 1.5 blasters I bought into a 4 box break hoping my half case (32 cards) had the missing Cubs cards from the previous case.
youtube the next morning.
The cards are really well done. The card stock is super thick, the designs are nice, and I'm a sucker for an on-card autograph. Win-win.
The Ryne Sandberg card goes right into my player collection (929 cards and counting) and the Grace auto-jersey is a fine addition to my Cubs "hits" box. I was hoping to really luck out and get something in the Hack Wilson or Ernie Banks department, but I'm not disappointed with my haul whatsoever.
I don't participate in many breaks, but when I can find a discounted one with fair chance of winning something that fits in my collection I'll strike. For my money, it beats buying a blaster's worth of cards that I won't know what to do with or fist fulls of losing PowerBall tickets!