2017/18 Ashes

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Ok so this is my personal opinion of what I have seen. So I love the design of the National Pride cards and the redemption cards look awesome too, actually they look brilliant. Ashes Rivalries look nice without being anything too special. I like the Milestone cards, even though they look a little plain and could have done with a little something else to jazz them up they are still quite classy looking. The Portrait cards aren't great, might be just me but I just don't think the design of these cards work, shame these are the other numbered card in the box. Here are some negatives. The cutting of all cards is actually really bad, when it comes to inserts I don't think I pulled one in mint condition, the redemption card would have been the best condition card. The National Pride cards have a nice finish but the edges and corners are shocking, the top coat looks ever so slightly too small for the card and some edges look to have curled during the cutting process. The cutting of the Rivalries cards are ok, and Milestone also. But the Portrait card is by far the worst, the bottom edge where the gold is looks to have been cut by a blunt butter knife, its really quite bad. And not one corner on this card could be classed as mint. I think the cards with the gloss or gold finish are the ones with the worst cut edges. It's such a shame really, for $7 a pack you would expect the cards to be extremely well cut, nothing worse than pulling an insert straight from the pack not in mint condition, or in some cases here far from mint.
So some ups and downs, all in all I like them but expected better quality.
Would love to hear what others think.
 
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May-Z

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I’m glad you have said that about the cutting as the top 2 cards in all my packets from the right hand side of the box have the bottom left hand corner bent which is not good and the cards don’t even sit flush against other (photo attached), and as a result I don’t have complete mint common set from my two boxes.

Agree that the milestones need a little more oomph too

Overall a great concept with the English players in but very disappointing that 2 cards from half my packets are useless

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Wow, this is concerning . I know the eternal Bradman collection had some cutting issues. As mentioned, for the $$$ they are asking, everything about these cards should be A1. I will reserve final opinions until I bust my box.

@Wookiedragon , did you experience any of the above issues?
 

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Wow, this is concerning . I know the eternal Bradman collection had some cutting issues. As mentioned, for the $$$ they are asking, everything about these cards should be A1. I will reserve final opinions until I bust my box.

@Wookiedragon , did you experience any of the above issues?
Will have a look in the morning. Didn't notice it to be that bad....
 

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I’m glad you have said that about the cutting as the top 2 cards in all my packets from the right hand side of the box have the bottom left hand corner bent which is not good and the cards don’t even sit flush against other (photo attached), and as a result I don’t have complete mint common set from my two boxes.

Agree that the milestones need a little more oomph too

Overall a great concept with the English players in but very disappointing that 2 cards from half my packets are useless

80F00D41-5C24-45EE-8D76-0A64E994E902.jpeg
Wow that is really bad...
 
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