As usual, the Topps Update set features the same design as the regular set, so no surprises there. I only bought two rack boxes. These have 72 cards wrapped in cellophane. A lot easier to get to the cards.
First off, a complaint. A number of the cards had corners cut off. This Austin Kearns card was about the worst.
Why did I put the cards in numeric order? Because Topps included short-print alternate versions of a bunch of the cards. There was no obvious way to tell which cards were alternates so I was checking them against the Beckett.com list. The first 7 cards have alternate cards which feature different players. There are about 38 variation cards, the rest of them feature different poses of the same player. I haven't gotten through all the cards in detail but it looks like I only pulled one short-print.
I got 7 of the serial numbered gold parallels. 3 were from the Update set and 4 were from the regular set. I hadn't noticed but there were no gold parallels in the regular set. They're all in the Update set. I don't remember Topps pulling this stunt before. At least one of them was this:
I got one of these Gold Sparkle cards.
There were several inserts that were the same as the regular set and one that was new.