February 15, 2018 § Leave a comment
It’s Ash Wednesday and as a Deacon that means that life is good; even if Ash Wednesday wasn’t celebrated at my church this year. Anyway, this year I wrote down a list of things that I will be giving up this lenten season and cards with the exception of a final pack of Donruss basketball and any cards that I set Ebay alerts when they go up for sale for my Prestige collection. Not that I need to defend myself but I told myself that I would buy a final pack of Donruss when I saw how close I was to a finished set, a few days before making my lent decision. I gave up some other things as well.
Anyway me giving up buying cards* isn’t a sign that I will not be posting on here. If anything, that is a commitment to what I have in my arsenal and haven’t opened yet. Since I didn’t have a Valentine to buy me some cards, I opened a box for myself. Before I move on, that reminds me, I posted a #MiseryPack contest today that ends Friday. Check it out:
So while I have better things, I was in the mood to open some bad Hit packs. I think this had to do with me falling asleep while watching a retail repack break on Youtube last night. So today I opened a blaster of Premier Draft 2017 Hit Low Series. Naturally these do not have the cheap packs that you find in repacks. I hope this is the wave of things to come if this means that we won’t see them in said products.
Zach Banner – 4th round pick who was cut by the team that drafted him, then latched on with the Browns. Before I researched him, I was happy with this pull anyway because I love collecting offensive lineman.
Garrett Fugate – now in the CFL but hey, at least he latched on somewhere. I actually pulled his autograph in my birthday box. Check that out here: Random Review: Birthday Gift Card 17 Hit + hockey packs
Cooper Rush – Cowboys backup quarterback so not a bad pull
I was surprised to see a duplicate card in here. While there may have been more, I don’t mind having 2 Evan Engram cards. Since I like him as a player, that is the only reason that I noticed. I like collecting the base sets of these cards so I would prefer not to have duplicates. Being that they put in 4 packs, albeit one of which is all inserts, I would rather have the cards sequentially numbered in the packs.
Finally the inserts:
February 13, 2018 § Leave a comment
Life is beautiful. In my life I am blessed that I have so many different families. I have my friends, family, pets, church, and card family. As much as saying that may confuse one, none of those felt wrong to type. People underestimate the power of a hobby family but it is very real. Right now in the “Sportscard Scammers Exposed” Facebook group, they are showing a reason why the #CollectFam is strong. You can find the group by clicking on what is underlined in the past sentence or by going here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/135534423676517/ It is not a public group and you have to be approved to join.
So what is happening in that group? Well you see a member of it recently lost his mother in law and there is a huge razz going on with all the money going to support his family. The razz is Wednesday, tomorrow, so get on it quick. Spots are only a dollar each.
February 10, 2018 § Leave a comment
Even though I pulled some good stuff, my guess is that this is a flash in the pan and other packs have a chance to be duds. I think anyone will take 2 Ben Simmons inserts from one of these. It is not shown in the picture but the Retro parallel really shines.
February 3, 2018 § 1 Comment
I had a post all written out and hit the save button instead of the publish button. So I thought this was published Wednesday, and was surprised when I went to publish round 2 of it. I am sick and on antibiotics for the first time in ages. It is nice realizing that I haven’t need to take antibiotics for anything in the past six to ten years, so I guess that I was due.
Anyway on Tuesday I went to open a box of 2013 Panini USA Champions.
If you follow me on Twitter than you know what happened next:
I bought the box for $30 all the way back during Blowout Cards 4th of July sell last year. I didn’t open it until last night. I will finish the box this week.
While it is nice to have nice things, Kris Bryant just doesn’t do anything for me. A lot of that is coming from the Dodgers fan in me, and the Cubs being our biggest rival the past few years. That said, I was in awe. I put the cards down, laughed and enjoyed the moment. Pulling that card felt good.
Today I finished the rest of the box.
According to the Bryant jersey card, it is a prime piece.
Before you go running out and buying a box for yourself, I cannot stress enough the huge bust factor at play here. Every non Bryant card in this box is dollar bin material. I was expecting to be excited about this box because of the base and players but if you take away the Bryants, I am not a fan. I was looking forward to the base cards because it is full of my favorite players, but the collation was insane. In one sense, it was truly random but I would like to see some collation. I have 3 of some base cards from this box but don’t have a set. This is a great boom or bust box at the price but I bought this for the fun rating and that kind of failed me. I was hoping for any combination of Mark McGwire, Will Clark, George Springer, Blake Rutherford, Terry Francona, Troy Glaus, Jim Abbott, Mike Mussina, Jeff King, Tommy Lasorda, Jesse Winker, Corey Seager, Robin Ventura, Reese McGuire, I can name about 40 more names…
February 1, 2018 § 1 Comment
So here is the deal: I leave passive aggressive positive feedback all the time to show sellers that their slights don’t go unnoticed. Recently I won 7 auctions from the same seller. Some auctions had 3 cards, some had 1 card. I knew ahead of time that I was going to win multiple auctions so I messaged him asking his combined shipping price. He said 50 cents per auction after the initial $3. So for 12 cards I was charged $7 shipping. Shipping at most would have been $4. I didn’t message the guy, but I left said passive aggressive feedback on 3 or 4 of the 7 auctions calling him out for the shipping prices. He messaged me after it.
His parting shot was this:
“lol good talk over a 20 dollar deal… remember next time u sell shipping fees went up. next time don’t bid on something that u already know the price of. That would make everything easier for everybody including u as seller and a buyer… have a good night and enjoy your cards!!”
As much as I wanted to respond and call him out for handling this $20 situation like this, and then suddenly saying it wasn’t worth it because of the price, I just didn’t care. I was passive aggressive because I didn’t want to message him in the first place.
So do you have a take on this situation? We all know that sellers who charge an arm and a leg for shipping like this are bad for the hobby, but how about how this situation was handled? Is passive aggressive positive feedback alright to do or should I have messaged the guy in the first place? Was he wrong for how he handled it? Do I need to be put in my place? Do you leave passive aggressive positive feedback?
January 27, 2018 § Leave a comment
No longer titling this a ‘Random Review,’ as I have ‘reviewed’ these to death. Excuse the fact that I forgot how to spell for. I hate typing on cell phone keyboards. I am six and a half feet, more or less, so you can can imagine how big my hands are.
I collated this instantly. I felt the excitement of seeing how close I was to finishing the set. When I opened these, the very first card was a rookie that I knew for a fact I needed so I was excited.
I picked these up as a treat. I got in free to the hockey game that I went to last night and a Target was down the street. On a side note, I seriously love Division 2 hockey and enjoy the fact that my SoCal alma mater has a hockey team. Below are some of my ramblings regarding the game.
Well, this short post turned into a lengthy one. I have a box of cards out to open. I will do a post in the next few days, and it won’t be a Donruss basketball post.
January 20, 2018 § Leave a comment
You can currently buy an Edmund Sumner autograph on COMC for 98 cents. I didn’t search too deep but I found 1 comparable autograph to the one I pulled on Ebay for $5 or best offer plus $3 shipping. Regardless, I am pulling for him.
I was really happy with this box. I got some rookies that I am missing, pulled a couple extra important ones. Encounting the Retro inserts was fun. I wish it was more plausible to pull more. Maybe when this rookie class comes crashing down to earth in the market, I will pick up a hobby box of this product.
This is actually me second Mitchell rookie but I can’t get enough. Even if he busts out, he will be in my personal collection.
When I open boxes, I will be doing more of this Twitter pack by pack. Not only is it easier on the website storage but more importantly to me, it is more engaging. I will still post the full results here but be sure to follow me.