Random Review: 6 month old WalMart basketball repack

November 13, 2017 § Leave a comment

Today is another example of my tendency to not open boxes that I buy right away – for the record if I got any review boxes from companies I would open those right away, hint, hint as I know some of you read. I probably had an appetite for cards as mail didn’t come this weekend because of Veterans Day. I don’t remember how much this product was. It was probably $19.99 but it could have been $14.99. I hope it was cheaper because despite offering hobby packs, it was awful as you will see.

I bought this expecting cheap Prestige packs that would make me happy. I certainly wasn’t expecting 5 of the same packs; a flagship product with hits hard to come by.

I did beat the odds and got a Beckett rookie card that came 1 in 4 boxes.

I didn’t pull anything good. The Prizm was all base cards with a Shabazz Muhammad rookie card. Other than that, the flagship packs offered some inserts that are selling for cheaper than base cards.

I am pretty convinced that whoever made this product searched the packs to keep the hits for themselves. I highly doubt that I would pull 3 cards of the same player in the packs otherwise.  

The red, white, and blue parallel was decent at least. I didn’t open it but it has Bradley Beal, Chris Paul, and Jason Kidd cards in it.

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Random Review: Birthday Gift Card 17 Hit + hockey packs

November 9, 2017 § Leave a comment

Monday was my birthday. I didn’t get any cards but I got a $15 Target gift card to buy some. (I would like to preemptively thank everyone wishing me a Happy Birthday; so thank you.) I wasn’t expecting to spend the gift card right away, or even open the product right away. I was in the Target parking lot going to another store and figured why not see what they had. Well to my surprise they had what I wanted and on clearance. So I was thinking this is too good to be true. A 2017 product on sale. This is perfect, so perfect I bet that I hit a Kizer autograph with a side of Kaaya.

I didn’t hit any good autographs. Two guys on practice squads and a guy who went to Central Missouri who didn’t even get signed as a camp arm. Fortunately I don’t mind this rookie class so the hits weren’t the end all be all.

I also saw two thick packs of the current NHL Artifacts. I figured one would be a redemption. Instead they were decoys. I deserve that for noticing they were thicker than the rest.

Random Review: $11.99 Fairfield Hockey repack 2nd box

November 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

At the end of September I reviewed this product and said that I bought 2 boxes – found here. I finally got around to opening the 2nd box.

The packs:

Inside the packs:
Coin was Felix Potvin


Messier card is numbered out of 500.

Random Review: Panini Player of the Day packs

November 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

I wasn’t expecting to open any Player of the Day packs this year but I unexpectedly ended up with some. Last week I won a Monday Night Football contest where you had to guess the number of passing yards total. I was off by one. The reward was an autograph but to my surprise they also threw in three packs.

2 cards per pack. You can see the breakdown below. In my experience the pulls on these packs are notoriously tougher than other promotions so I wasn’t expecting anything:

I will say that I was hoping to pull more rookies. 2 veterans in 2 of my packs didn’t make me all that enthralled. The rookie that I did pull is great though.

As for the autograph that I got. I was able to choose from 1 of 3 players. I chose the Haason Reddick autograph as he is one who is on my list of players that I wanted from this draft class and the others weren’t; I don’t even remember who they were but it was a Bills and Jets player. Reddick was legitimately in my top 5 autographs for this class after Watson, Engram, Trubisky, and McCaffrey.

Undervalued? – Contest and another entertainer

October 26, 2017 § 1 Comment

Between my all time favorite team being in the World Series and catching a nasty bug despite getting my flu shot, I have been on radio silence for the most part. You see my mentality when good things happen to my sports teams is to maintain radio silence. I don’t watch pregame shows, talk about it, or watch any news coverage of it until a championship is in hand. Anyone else do anything similar?

Speaking of my radio silence, I did post a contest on Twitter recently. Initially I wanted it to be a weekend thing but my bug changed plans and made it a World Series contest. I included a signed card from Blake Rutherford from when I met him – you can read about that adventure here: How was your day?
You can find that contest here:

Now onto today’s post:

Shut up you stupid idiot and listen to this. I am about to tell you of an autograph from a past, present, and future great. Someone who has won every major title in the WWE/F. Someone who is proof that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. Someone who was my personal favorite wrestler when he was in WCW. He just so happens to have a band and is into awesome music. He is the one, the only: Y2J, Chris Jericho.

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I have to be honest, I didn’t think that his autograph would ever be in the my wheelhouse but I stumbled across it by accident and was shocked at the price of them. For under ten bucks you can get one of his cards. Don’t believe me, check out eBay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_sop=15&_nkw=chris+jericho+auto&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1

Undervalued? – An award winning A-Lister

October 19, 2017 § Leave a comment

Its not often you can get an autograph from an award winning a-list actress in any product. Getting said autograph for under $20, you have to be kidding me. Where do I sign up? Today’s undervalued cards is autographs by Joan Cusack. You can buy her autographs for as low as $14.99 plus shipping on eBay right now.

I have been sitting on this one for a month or so and in that time all of her cards sold on COMC. She may not be a ‘Benchwarmer’ but she in my book she is better. I would rather buy Cusack’s cards instead of a pathetic no name model who just so happens to take care of her body and knows how to apply make up. I don’t care who it is, give me a talented actress a thousand times over a Benchwarmer.

To recap: award winning, a prominent character in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, talented, and still has many years to earn more achievements. It is time to fix this market slight.

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Random Review: September Loot Locker

October 12, 2017 § Leave a comment

Congrats to Joel on making it to a year with the Loot Locker. I think its safe to say that the whole community was pulling for the Loot Locker to be a success and it looks like it is.

I wanted to help him celebrate so I bought a Loot Locker for myself. Being that basketball is the main sport that I collect collectively I bought a basketball locker. In it was a pack of Excalibur, Aficionado, and Totally Certified; all from 2016-17 season.

I am pretty sure the second Excalibur pack was a bonus. The Aficionado pack was very thick. I thought that I was going to hit a patch.

I didn’t get any hits per se. I did get a bunch of parallel cards and two spacers. The Diamond Stone rookie is numbered to 10. He’s at the stage in his career where he is probably a D-League player but he is only 20 years old so he can still turn into something.

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