I received my cards today (12/26/08).
The Pirates cards included 3 base cards and 2 AU cards (1 numbered RC).
In addition, the package contained the following cards from other teams: 3 base cards, 1 RC card and 1 GU card.
Nice cards coupled with strong communication and fast shipping equals a smooth and easy transaction.
However, I would recommend that AU and GU cards be placed in penny sleeves and toploaders moving forward. My cards arrived safely, but you might be "playing with fire".
Thanks, Abel. Looking forward to your next group box break.