July 13, 2018 § Leave a comment
A fun $30 break with 4 hits.
Reminder: yes, today is Friday but this post was done earlier in the week. Twitter followers occasionally get an early preview. While I want followers, my reason for this is to give a post room to organically find its way and breathe.
Going to save the Enstrom city lights card because the Atlanta Thrashers didn’t last long but were one of those teams that I always liked. There won’t be any Atlanta hockey city lights card any time soon.
The pulls were nothing special but I bought this box because I love the Pinnacle inserts. Also I was chasing any City Lights relics which the box gave me. Overall a solid product for the price. It is a shame that it essentially has no current market value. Have I found a hockey hobby box rip that I don’t like? I could open hockey products all day. And hey I can say that I pulled an Orr autograph, too bad it is Colton Orr.
July 8, 2018 § Leave a comment
Okay time for me to jump on the boat and give you a review about a current product. Well as current as I can give, being that this is sold out. For $12 you get a set and 3 autographs. This is right in my wheelhouse.
Tyler Holton, Carter Young, and Grant Taylor are the autographs. Holton was a 9th round pick by the Diamondbacks in the 2018 draft.
It was cool seeing Roc Riggio in this set. I had no idea that he had cards. I have personal ties to him that I don’t need to boast about.
I am still stuck on the missing number one card in the set. Is that intentional? I will find out tomorrow when I start raising a ruckus about it.
A great interview on this product can be found at Steel City Cards: https://steelcityscoop.com/2018/06/15/an-interview-with-usa-baseball-about-the-new-2018-rack-set-from-panini/
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There was a bonus pack that came with the order. That failed to deliver excitement as well.
You can’t win them all.
I reached out to Blowout Cards blog because their coverage is actually what put these cards on my radar. They replied that the following cards 1, 28, and 49 are missing.
Check out their blog here: https://www.blowoutcards.com/blog/
July 1, 2018 § Leave a comment
In a card market that has seen rookie cards balloon to astronomical prices, I am starting to question if there is value in established superstars. Now what if I told you that you could buy an autograph of a current superstar. One who has played in New York and will now play in Toronto. What if I told you that he is under 30 and still has many prime years to play? On top of this he is a former number one draft pick only 9 years ago. His name is not Nail Yakupov, it is John Tavares. Is he a hall of famer? Who knows but he has a chance.
So go out and buy John Tavares’ autograph before the market correct itself and he stops selling for $22.
June 28, 2018 § Leave a comment
This Tweet explains the mystery behind the Jake Elliott card:
June 21, 2018 § Leave a comment
This was buy from Blowout’s most recent sale. It is currently for sale for under $40.
People hate it when blogger’s talk card designs but these are so underwhelming to me that I need to point it out. This product had a chance to be great but the design just killed the pizzazz for me.
June 14, 2018 § Leave a comment
While everyone was talking about Bowman baseball, I feel like collectors in the know was busy buying all of Threads. I went out of my way, albeit not too much out of my way, to find a box and couldn’t. Thankfully Target.com had it, and said that it was sold out in every store.
At $19.99 you get an oversized jersey card, and a pack of cards.
I got excited when I saw Jazz but it was Tony Bradley and not Donovan Mitchell. Still a fun rip regardless.