I'd like to share the contents of my first 2 hobby packs - but I won't go crazy. From pack one, I'll share my two favorite base cards - since I'm the guy who likes to scan and post base cards!
I remember so much of the response to series one as negative - but can I point out the beauty of the photography of these two cards? The Beckham action shot is great, and Cody Ross' face (and even the shine on his helmet) is crystal clear - two GREAT pics!
I see no reason to talk about the carryover inserts, so here are two new ones:
The "Cut Above" are fine - I know the gimmicky nature of the card shape irks some, but I'm okay with it. The other one, though, is simply hideous. You can't read the "mound dominance" print above the strike zone - sorry about that - but the pun is atrocious, and the card is just not aesthetically pleasing at all (just like some of the other 2012 inserts, actually).
And here are the backs - the Mound Dominance back is better than the front - an interesting tidbit about Eck's four pitch save to close out the '89 series. Maybe it'll grow on me.