Random Review: 2021-22 Series 2 jumbo hockey packs

Some people do not like the Canvas cards. I enjoy them as the photography is great.
It appears as there is one chase card per pack. By chase card, I mean an insert or Young Guns. Consequently, that means that there is a lot of base. With two packs, I had a healthy stack of just base cards. This would be good for a hockey fan or kid as kids usually love the bulk.

Now that he is a Bronco

Russell Wilson’s first Bowman card is above and beyond my favorite card of it. This is the image of my card from COMC. In two seasons in his minor league career he averaged under .230 and had 72 hits in 315 at bats as a second basemen. He made the right career choice. To me though: now that the he is a Denver player, this card will be highly collectible.

Dear Marx Cards

A good conman is the type of person that has everyone fooled. You fooled me. I sent people to you and recommended you guys because I thought that you were great people. Were you in over your heads? Was it a con all along? Did it start out as legitimate? Is all of this fake and is the internet jumping to conclusions? I don’t know what to believe. You were inching in on becoming my favorite card shop. You were my solace for the past year, at a time when I needed my hobby more than ever. Now just like that, you are gone.

What about your brother that you named the shop after? For those that don’t know Marx was a family business and they named it in honor of their deceased brother who they clearly loved. Did you think about his name when doing this? All I felt was love for family in that shop. I am only sharing this story because it bugs me to hear people say Mark when Mark is the only innocent one in this. I don’t think the owners of the Marx would want to hear Mark’s name dragged in the mud any more than it is.

You lost me in two places. One should have been a huge red flag. Every time I was in there, you talked about going to card shows with a guy who scammed me. I should have known then, but there was doubt in my head because no one believes me on this guy because he is such a smooth talker like you guys.

The other area that you lost me was how you were anti maskers and you said that you were anti vaxxers. I showed up ten days before everything happened. I was turned away at the door by someone who was sniffling and saw signs saying the store was closed due to Covid, signs I am told are still up. Was that sniffling just a person crying over a lost business? I assumed the worker had Covid and figured that Covid worked in a karmic way with Covidiots. Real talk: I made an appointment to get my booster the next day as I will not risk myself or my family, or even you, because of people like this. My mom is recovering from cancer and I want to spend every second I can with her. So yeah: because Marx was run by Covidiots, that really bugged me, especially because they blatantly broke business rules in Ventura County where masks were mandatory.

My heart is broken. Ventura County needed a a good card shop. There is one right now but they lost me when they asked for donations on their page without anything in return; something I feel is in poor taste for a business even though I see why they did it. People currently travel to Los Angeles County to get a good fix in Ventura County and its a shame. You bankruptcy and corruption, Marx Cards, reinforces a wrong stereotype that Ventura County is a poor place for collectors.

I sent a lot of collectors to you guys. You were the only graders who I wanted to send people too. You treated me so well and talked so highly of people that I cared about that I wanted you guys to succeed. You were the closest card shop to my fiancĂ©’s place. If I recommended Marx to anyone, my intentions were pure. I meant every word about them. I thought they were great. I trusted them. I was fooled. A good conman is the type of person that has everyone fooled. You fooled me. A good conman is the type of person that has everyone fooled. You fooled me. I am heartbroken and already miss you because I care about collecting.

I used to work at my County’s election’s division and have experience running a polling place. I have been a poll worker several times over. I know how the process works very well. Make sure that you sign the outside of your ballot with your signature. It is the most important thing for your vote to count. By the time it arrives in the mail on election day or later at election’s division, it may be too late for it count depending on the rules at the given time. Sign your ballots for your vote to count.

Angry: Think for Yourself

The amount of people in this hobby that want to be told what to think instead of how to think is draining. This is why we see the rise of Youtubers and others like Ben Baller succeeding in the hobby. Newsflash: card company’s thrive on these people. Quite frankly this is what almost killed America.
When you think for yourself, you don’t need validation about what you are spending because you know. You know the value of your collection instead of worrying about getting hosed.