Originally Posted by ricksam
correct me if im wrong - but didnt artists do all the base characters?
or are there some artists for this set who did only a few base set characters?
and each base character done only 1 time .. making the melo (and any artist gambit) a 1/1?
Upper Deck hasn't published a list or anything, but many artists did not complete the entire base set. Some artists didn't have time to complete them all and were paid for what they did complete and asked to return the remaining blanks. Additionally, as Monkey already pointed out, some cards were rejected by Upper Deck and/or Marvel.