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LOTR: Evolution - Hobby Edition (Topps)

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February 27, 2006, 06:18 PM
tialessa
LOTR: Evolution - Hobby Edition (Topps)
Don't have mine yet, but Topps updated their site with the odds & I thought it was more appropriate in the breakdown area:

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - EVOLUTION SKETCH ARTIST LIST

INDIVIDUAL SKETCH ARTIST ODDS

APPROXIMATE ODDS PER PACK OF FINDING SPECIAL INSERT CARDS:
SKETCH CARDS OVERALL – 1:14

LEVEL A - 1:32
Christian Della Vecchia
Davide Fabbri
Howard Shum
James Hodgkins
Otis Frampton
Paul Gutierrez
Randy Martinez
Thomas Hodges

LEVEL B - 1:346
Brent Woodside

LEVEL C - 1:70
Amy Pronovost
Brian Rood
Cat Staggs
Dan Parsons
Jake Myler
Robert Teranishi
Tom Mandrake

LEVEL D - 1:111
Cynthia Cummens
Dan Norton
Jeff Chandler
John McCrea
Joseph Booth
Ray Dillion
Sarah Wilkinson

LEVEL E - 1:93
Allison Sohn
Dave Dorman
David Rabbitte
Dennis Budd
Grant Gould
Juan Carlos Ramos
Mary Mitchell
Michael Duron
Rafael Kayanan
Renea De Liz
Russell Walks
Scott Erwert
William O’Neill

LEVEL F - 1:209
Chris Eliopoulos
Gabriel Hernandez
Jan Duursenna
Jeff Zapata
Joe Corroney
Justin Chung
Matt Bush
Mike Lilly
Monte Moore
Rich Molinelli
Ryan Benjamin

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February 27, 2006, 07:12 PM
MrBlueofnyc
So if I am reading this right.

You have your NORMAL Scetch Card that comes 1 in every 14 Packs.

Then you have LEVEL A that comes 1 in every 32 Sketch Cards? Not Packs

THen you have Level B that comes 1 in every 347 Sketch cards

Then Level C that comes 1 in every 70 sketch cards and so on?

Correct?

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February 27, 2006, 07:25 PM
Roz
I presume it means that for every 32 packs you open you should get a level A of whichever artist.
February 27, 2006, 07:28 PM
barobehere
almost.
There is no Normal sketch.
You get 1 sketch every 14 packs.
So, you will get a sketch every 14 packs but it will be from one of the different levels.
February 27, 2006, 07:53 PM
Roz
Yes - so for every 32 packs you should receive one from level A, for every 209 packs you should get an artist from the top level - F or whatever.

Either way - every 14 packs on average you hit the jackpot - which should mean no 'dud' boxes ;D
February 27, 2006, 08:28 PM
Incarnadine
I'm really glad I got a case of this now. A little simple math-

8 boxes at 24 packs per box= 192 packs
1 sketch per 14 packs divided into 192 packs = 13.71 sketches per case, way better than the 1 per box I was expecting. Big Grin

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February 27, 2006, 10:46 PM
slackjawedyokel
The odds with the artists. You need to multiple the ratio by the number of artists in each level. So this is what the true odds are:

Level A: 1:256
Level B: 1:346
Level C: 1:490
Level D: 1:777
Level E: 1:1209
Level F: 1:2299
February 28, 2006, 07:10 AM
gimli
so to get one of each sketch by the odds you would have to open 225 boxes (over 28 cases)???

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February 28, 2006, 07:14 AM
goldenavenger
Or just buy most of them from that auction site. Big Grin

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February 28, 2006, 07:49 AM
steve j
Excellent it runs from Group A (common) to Group F (rare). Its the opposite to Star Wars ROTS. Do you think Topps try to confuse the punters on purpose?

Where are my boxes? How long have I got to wait. I think I am too impatient sometimes.
February 28, 2006, 07:56 AM
Raj
Mine will ship tomorrow. I really want a Kayanan sketch.
February 28, 2006, 08:59 AM
Incarnadine
quote:
Originally posted by Raj:
Mine will ship tomorrow. I really want a Kayanan sketch.


Me too, but they work out to 1:6 cases so my odds are only 1:6.

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February 28, 2006, 01:41 PM
Raj
quote:
Originally posted by Incarnadine:
quote:
Originally posted by Raj:
Mine will ship tomorrow. I really want a Kayanan sketch.


Me too, but they work out to 1:6 cases so my odds are only 1:6.


And I've only got 3 boxes on order.
February 28, 2006, 01:55 PM
Electrawoman Cards f/k/a jane
quote:
Originally posted by Incarnadine:
quote:
Originally posted by Raj:
Mine will ship tomorrow. I really want a Kayanan sketch.


Me too, but they work out to 1:6 cases so my odds are only 1:6.


As long as I don't get that one particular artist whose work I'm really not fond of, I'll be happy Smile

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February 28, 2006, 03:09 PM
trade-a-card
From what I have seen so far on that auction site it seems to me that the particular artist spends more time on drawing his signature than the actual sketch!

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February 28, 2006, 03:14 PM
CardFan
Is anyone but me a little concerned about the quality of the majority of sketches showing up on that auction site now? After seeing the great sketches shown on this site over the past month, I had forgotten that far greater numbers of poor sketches were available.
March 01, 2006, 01:38 AM
zhamlau
quote:
Originally posted by CardFan:
Is anyone but me a little concerned about the quality of the majority of sketches showing up on that auction site now? After seeing the great sketches shown on this site over the past month, I had forgotten that far greater numbers of poor sketches were available.


yeah, some of them are raggity, but you get 2 sketchs a box. Id rather have 2 rags then then 1. It still seems like a good box break . getting my boxes in the mail tommorow. im hoping....Russell Walks...Russell Walks...

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March 01, 2006, 04:53 AM
Kilika808
Okay, since you all can't wait Big Grin I thought I would share my case break.

I included the number of sketch cards per artist in parentheses.

Box 1:

Evolution A
Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Boromir, Haldir, Witch-King

Evolution B
Elrond, Eomer

Stained Glass
Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf, Sam

Sketch Card
Paul Gutierrez (1006) - Uruk-Hai?



Box 2:

Evolution A
Bilbo, Boromir, Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir

Evolution B
Aragorn, Theoden

Stained Glass
Bilbo, Gimli, Legolas, Pippin

Sketch Card
Randy Martinez (1000) - Gimli?



Box 3:

Evolution A
Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf, Legolas

Evolution B
Aragorn, Theoden

Stained Glass
Boromir, Gandalf, Merry, Sam

Sketch Cards
Brent Woodside (1000) - ??


Christian Dalla Vecchia (???) - ??



Box 4:

Evolution A
Aragorn, Arwen, Bilbo, Boromir, Elrond, Eomer

Evolution B
Gandalf, Sam

Stained Glass
Aragorn, Frodo, Legolas, Pippin

Sketch Cards
Howard Shum (1000) - Legolas


Dan Parsons (500) - Eowyn



Box 5:

Evolution A
Lurtz, Merry, Pippin, Sam, Sauron, Theoden

Evolution B
Arwen, Bilbo

Stained Glass
Bilbo, Gimli, Legolas, Pippin

Sketch Cards
Mary Mitchell (???) - Elrond?


Robert Teranishi (???) - ?? (ink)



Box 6:

Evolution A
Gandalf, Haldir, Legolas, Lurtz, Merry, Pippin

Evolution B
Frodo, Galadriel

Stained Glass
Aragorn, Frodo, Legolas, Pippin

Sketch Cards
Thomas Hodges (1006) - ??


Juan Carlos Ramos (200) - Aragorn's horse?



Box 7:

Evolution A
Elrond, Eomer, Eowyn, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel

Evolution B
Eowyn, Faramir

Stained Glass
Bilbo, Boromir, Gimli, Merry

Sketch Cards
John McCrea (400) - Gandalf (ink)


James Hodgkins (1000) - Arwen? (ink, color)



Box 8:

Evolution A
Aragorn, Arwen, Sam, Sauron, Theoden, Witch-King

Evolution B
Gandalf, Sam

Stained Glass
Boromir, Gandalf, Merry, Sam

Sketch Cards
Amy Pronovost (506) - Gimli (color)


Ray Dillon (306) - Gollum



Overall... a really, really, REALLY fun case, especially for the price.

I'm already debating on getting another, as I think the prices will rise one people realize most boxes will have 2 sketch cards.

Good luck on all your breaks!
March 01, 2006, 07:05 AM
goldenavenger
I really like your Mary Mitchell.

Thanks for posting you your break down!

I should have my LOTR today or tomorrow. Thumb Up

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March 01, 2006, 07:12 AM
goldenavenger
Looking at the Juan Carlos Ramos, it's too bad you only get half the horses face and you don't get a chance to see the riders face. It would have been a huge difference if the artist would have pulled back the scene to have captured both faces. But that's just me being picky. Big Grin

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