Probably not. Collation is not a virtue in these old non-sport packs. But I'll make a valiant effort and you can play along. Leave a guess on how many cards you think I'll be short in the comments. I'mma say I complete this bish because inveterate optimist.
If you want a set dedicated to Ghostbusters this is it unless Rittenhouse did something in the past decade I don't know about. The original Ghostbusters actually have a few cards in 1988's Fright Flicks set, but it's not the same. (even though I'd LOVE to find some packs of that stuff) Ghostbusters 2 made the cut since it was a SMASH MOVIE! as the wrapper helpfully reminds us. The only real smash was the sound the movie made when it completely failed to live up to its predecessor in just about every way. Not to say it's a bad movie... well, yeah it is pretty awful. But I really like awful movies and it's the Friggin GHOSTBUSTERS so it holds a special place in my heart. A really stupid place but a special stupid place.
The original Ghostbusters is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's a perfect combination of comedy, sci-fi and horror and features some of the funniest people on the planet. Ghostbusters 2 has everything the original Ghostbusters has so why doesn't it work? I think the tone is just off a bit. OG Ghostbusters had a gritty, rebellious feel to it. It even got sleazy at times what with Venkman trying to schtupp his students and Stantz getting a boo job. Ghostbusters 2 seemed like the producers saw dollar signs and tried to lure in more families and kids by cutesying it up. Obviously by the time this came out there was a Ghostbusters cartoon, which was fine, but they cartooned the movie up a little too much as far as I'm concerned. Slimer fanservice, pink happy slime, Statue of Liberty wandering around and that damn baby. Ugh, baby everywhere. There's a whole lot more mugging for the camera and cringeworthy moments too. Of course, it's a sequel. Actors knew it wass just a money grab back then so why not mug it up a bit. It's a bad movie but it's an entertaining bad movie and that's what it's all about now, isn't it?
I'll rip on the movie in detail as we look at each card. First, have some gum.
Whole gum is somewhat rare in these old packs. Maybe I should start a grading service for vintage gum. First card:
... is appropriately enough the first card. Gotta love a title card. I hope you like that goofy-ass ghost logo flashing the peace sign because you're going to see it a couple hundred more times. Also hope you like that baby blue border as much as I do. This card got the gum treatment so the back is slightly horrible. Most of the cards in these packs are slightly warped as well, resuling in some wonky scans when they decided to rotate when I set the lid down on the scanner. Think about that the next time someone advertises "pack fresh" cards.
After one pack, here's the stats:
Set completion: 8/88 9.1%
Sticker set completion: 1/11 9.1%
Sticker doubles: 0
Cards needed in the pack: 9
Number of cards left for the base set: 80
Number of cards left in the packs: 112
I've got three of these posts queued, let's see how long it takes for me to finish this off.