This is way cheaper than buying booster packs or elite trainer boxes and you sacrifice nothing in terms of card quality! I'm a teacher and give these out as prize money to my students. I was feeling guilty for going with this cheaper option and sorta ripping off my kids but all of the cards looked and felt as if I had just taken them from a new booster pack (I would not have given them out if they hadn't). It's nice having a cheaper option for child-manipulation and bribery! I recommend these as gifts for your Pokemon-card-loving friends or family.
I bought these Pokemon cards for my little brother as a birthday gift and he loved them! He loved all the cards he got and there were no duplicates. I thought the amount of Pokemon cards was great for the price. I know nothing about Pokemon but I do know he loved them and they were a great birthday gift to him. I would definintly buy them again.
The cards are plainly brand new and in mint condition. I received a nice selection of cards with no duplications. No particularly powerful cards, but it certainly wasn't a load of duds, either. I'd say it was better than expected, to be honest.