Purchased a gift subscription as a Christmas gift and I'm hopeful that the card quality out weighs the packaging. First month arrived with a hand written mailing label in an e-bay box. Not quite the professional quality I was expecting. Inside were 8 packs of cards and pretty much nothing else. Packs haven't been opened yet, we'll let him do that so I can't comment on the cards themselves. No "fluff" here. I hope he's pleased, he's 8 years old and I don't want to see a disappointed little face. We'll see!