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From Enterplay, a card adaptation of the popular "racing" video game. Boxes hold 24 "fun paks" of 8 items, including 6 cards from the numbered sequence 1-90; 1 "FunTat" tattoo; and 1 of either a foil card (2:3 packs) or a bubble sticker (1:3 packs). The foil cards are parallels of the Driver cards 1-24 and the stickers represent the characters for cards 1-12. (Stickers do not have card numbers or titles.) There are three wrapper styles, featuring Mario; Luigi & Mario; and Peach. The manufacturing intent was to provide one complete set of 1-90, though the cards are of different scarcities:

Drivers #1-24: 1 per pack, intent is 1 complete set of 24
Items & Game Tips 25-40: 0.79 per pack on average, intent is 1 complete set of 16 with 3 extras
Karts/Tracks/Cups Cards 41-72: 3.21 per pack on average, average 2.41 copies each
Tips & Trivia Cards 73-90: 1 per pack, intent is 1 complete set of 18 with 6 extras

One of my boxes collated "properly" while the other appears to have 23 expected packs plus one that broke the collation. (It's tough to trade to complete a set when a box is supposed to hold exactly one complete set but yours is missing one.) Otherwise, it's a very fine-looking set ... though most Hobby collectors will not order cases of cards at a US$2.49 MSRP with only "retail style" inserts.

There is also a retail "Collector's Box" holding 9 cards, 1 foil card, and a mini-poster/collector's list (with 2 versions).

BOX 1

Cards 1-24: no complete set, 1 card short of 1st, 1 extra
Cards 25-40: 1 complete set
Cards 41-72: 2 complete sets
Cards 73-90: 1 complete set
FunTats T1-T12: 1 complete set, 1 card short of 2nd, 1 extra
Foil Cards F1-F24: 16 different, 1 double (1 extra)
Stickers (12): 7 singles (1 short)

BOX 2

Cards 1-24: 1 complete set
Cards 25-40: 1 complete set
Cards 41-72: 2 complete sets
Cards 73-90: 1 complete set
FunTats T1-T12: 2 complete sets
Foil Cards F1-F24: 16 different
Stickers (12): 8 different
 
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Nobody else open any of this?
 
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I've been tempted at £12 a box, but haven't bought any yet.
 
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