April 20, 2018 § Leave a comment
A lot of you still are unaware of the beauty and legacy that is Just Minors. Before the current prospect rush that we are seeing, Just Minors was blazing the trail. Unfortunately it is not always good to be early to the party as they did not last, even though they would dominate the industry now. For under $10, I picked up a pack to show the beauty of one of my favorite all time brands; and this is coming from someone who isn’t much of a prospect collector other than trying to buy low on future superstars.
Nobody that lasted but still a fun rip. 2007 didn’t have a lot of star power to offer to begin with.
April 15, 2018 § 1 Comment
On Thursday, I stopped into Rite Aid to check if they had Easter candy. As some card collectors can relate too, I ending up spending more on cards than candy even though cards weren’t on my radar going in. For what it’s worth, that is not saying much because I bought a $5 product. It would have never happened if I didn’t embrace the fact that I had time. As I have been doing, I posted on Twitter a few days before.
While I didn’t hit a blatant coach card in this, I did get a few coaches from their playing days.
I got super lucky with this. I know that, you know that, the universe knows that. It is still Fairfield so I wouldn’t go out running to get one of these products. If you are in a Rite Aid or other related store, it wouldn’t hurt to check out. I have seen these with Mike Trout on top.
April 10, 2018 § Leave a comment
With Toys R Us closing, I thought that I would go on a little field trip. Well truth be told, it was decided for me when my mom gave me a $25 gift card that would die with the store. So I thought ‘why not?’
Since I live equidistant to 2 stores, Thousand Oaks or Porter Ranch, I took the one that I thought had the best chance at cards. Plus I didn’t want to deal with the Porter Ranch air – if you don’t know what I am talking about, Google it.
I never go to Toys R Us for cards because blasters are usually $25 there. I didn’t have high hopes to begin with. For the sake of this, I limited my (crappy) pictures to the card rack.
First thing I notice at the store is that the signs outside say that everything is up to 30% off but everything inside is only 5% to 10% off. Then I get to the card rack and it is annihilated. Take a look, it is all mini Funkos, Yu Gi Oh, Minecraft, and som Yu Gi Oh cards. The packs of cards that look decent in the picture are some no name kids game.
My blurry pictures are about as good as the quality of stuff available in the section.
The Funko aisle was stocked up.
So I end up buying a Power Rangers things from a knock off Funko company and a Toys R Us exclusive Funko of a Disney princess. I figured that I could flip it until the lady at the register decided to take a sharpie to the bar code. I was not allowed to exchange it for one with a decent bar code.
I originally took 2 other items up. A Walking Dead dog tag that was buried in the mess of a card section and a Street Fighter Ken Toys R Us exclusive Funko. I mixed and matched to get $25 worth. Geez everything was overpriced, I thought the Funko’s said they were only $9.99. I paid $25.08. I decided to go with the Disney Princess one because I didn’t want to start collecting Funkos for myself; cards are bad enough.
Overall the trip was a waste of energy. Even if they had cards, a blaster box would cost you $22.50 which is only worth it to kill a gift card.
I will say this, with Toys R Us accepting gift cards still, if there is something that you want you can probably buy the gift cards for dirt cheap. That is your best bet to get any savings there as everything is overpriced and by the time prices come down, the good stuff will be gone, as you see. Every store is different. Hopefully, you will get lucky. Perhaps if I went to Porter Ranch, I would have done better; although I doubt it. If you did go to your local Toys R Us, put us out of our misery sale, how did you do?
I expect to have a card post up later this week.
April 6, 2018 § Leave a comment
I have seen a lot of junk come of these boxes. Having felt the toploader difference, I opened it in this order and was worried that I hit a dud. I am not a fan of the ‘Super Break Certified’ autographs. I wish that they had a sticker that isn’t bland. This product is for sale for $25 on Blowout. While I am happy with my box, I do not recommend it.
March 27, 2018 § Leave a comment
Christ Thompson autograph
Tavares King autograph, Rodney Smith numbered to 199.
I bought this box $29.99. I could only find it on Amazon for more than that but not much more. Regardless of the names, every card in these boxes are quality. The base are thick. Opening the product, you can feel how premium it is. If only the rookie class turned out better. Interestingly, despite the named I pulled being nothing special, every player who autographed my cards played in the 2017 season.
March 24, 2018 § Leave a comment
This week’s Random Review is a 1 card blaster box of 2014 Leaf Cut Signature Edition. About 5 to 7 years ago, I used to live by a WalMart that would stock the cut signature boxes, or should I say, consistently had a stock of them. I loved them, for a little more than a blaster box, I got a premium hit regardless of a slabbed autograph. That is something that a small time collector never gets. I got this in December from Blowout $19.12. The chance for an Ozzy Osbourne autograph lured me in.
Not a premium autograph because his autographs surprisingly are cheap, but one that I am ecstatic to get nonetheless. Talk about undervalued. A Best Picture and Best Director winner.
March 14, 2018 § Leave a comment
Now this is an interesting purchase. I bought a few things from Blowout Cards in December and did not purposely buy this. When I was looking in November, probably at the Black Friday deals, I added this pack to my cart but did not purchase it. Come December, it was still in my cart because I did not clear my browser history. When I made said purchase, all I looked at was if the total was off. Blowout Cards charges crazy shipping prices so a $3 addition was an easy oversight. I got this for $3.11 I believe, but they are currently on sale for $4.95. Let’s dive in:
Hmmm, a Ben Simmons rookie numbered to 50 and more importantly a C.J. McCollum numbered to 50.
Just kidding, I know what I have. What a great pull from something I paid so little for. Since I broke the USA box and pulled the Kris Bryant autograph, I have sense pulled a Judge rookie valued over $10 and this. Not too bad. I do need to flip this card as my car needs new tires so if anyone is interested, message me on Twitter – no trades.