Thanks again to Rich for putting together this group break. My cards arrived quickly and safely. I've only ever seen 1998 Tek singles after they've exchanged hands who knows how many times, so I was excited to see what pack fresh cards looked, smelled, and felt like. Most of the cards came out pretty well. Many had the expected pack fresh gloss. Almost all had a minor defect like a print line or a few scratches. Most smelled like they came right out of a pack, having been entombed with their acetate brethren for the better part of a quarter century. In fact, the only card I can say I was disappointed by was the Clemens Diffractor which showed poor registration (no worse than the base card that came with it though) and was in pretty sorry condition with noticeable flaking throughout and a surface that didn't gleam. The rest of the cards were pretty good by and large with maybe foil loss or a nick in only 1 or 2 isolated areas. I think collation for Diffractors must come from an entirely different print run with different quality control only to be randomly inserted late in production. Anyhow, what a great haul it was for my first time in a group Tek break. How lucky I was to get a Diffractor of any kind or condition and to get cards of so many of my favorite players. Hopefully we can all do another one soon!