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.

Random Review: old SP Authentic Ebay Hot Pack

October 12, 2017 § 1 Comment

I didn’t want to do another hot pack review. Ebay suggested it to me and I put in a low bid. Next thing I know, I got it. Altogether I spend four bucks and change with shipping. Worth the flyer, I suppose.

Here is what I got:

An autograph that isn’t even worth the pack. Some things are better left a mystery; like this pack.

Random Review: Ebay blaster 2017 Absolute

October 6, 2017 § Leave a comment

I had Ebay credit burning a hole in my pocket and it caused me to make an irrational decision on Ebay. Nevermind, let’s say I did it for the sake of the site. I can say that I bought it to test blasters on Ebay from a seller who isn’t a reputable dealer.
Truthfully between wanting a box with this great NFL rookie class, the look of Absolute base cards, wanting the Blitz pack code, and the price falling into my lap, I took the chance. I paid about $12 with free shipping.

Let’s get this out of the way, blasters of Absolute have been less than stellar. It feels like they took a set for hit chasers and made it one for set chasers. If I would have realized this, I would’ve collected Absolute instead of Contenders; especially because Absolute base cards are beautiful this year. I don’t care if McCaffrey busts, I will be stocking up on his rookies, and every Panthers rookie, because the cards are beautiful. I don’t know how you feel but when I see my favorite teams colors, I get a little excitement in my heart – Panthers, Dodgers, and the occasional Grizzly do it for me; I have opened enough basketball so I should know that feeling. I have seen people buy multiple blasters and go hitless. At $12 it was worth the price of one of blaster boxes from 10 years ago when they had blasters at this price point.
Unfortunately the free shipping cost me. The seller showed little packaging care and sent it just covered with brown paper. That Blitz code was nothing special either. I thought that I would have to pull a card inserted in packs but the code was written on every pack – my heart wants to share the code but my head says not to do that to Panini.

One pack was extremely damaged. Unfortunately it also included a rookie parallel in the top 15. Here is what I don’t get though. How can one pack be damaged and not the others? I wonder if it was via pack searching on the seller’s part. The bottom corner is dinged severely and there is fraying in an L shape in that whole said bad corner.

These are beautiful inserts though:

I will be more than happy to share the name of the seller via messaging. I left him positive feedback with a scathing comment on the packaging. Hey I got what I paid for and he didn’t offer to refund even a little bit of money. I made the mistake so you don’t have too. Don’t buy blasters on eBay unless it is with a reputable dealer, not an average Joe.

Undervalued? – Managers of the Year

October 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

You know that crappy backup catcher whose autograph you used to always pull fifteen years ago? What about that journeyman infielder who was lucky to even have an autographed card to begin with.
Well once these guys turn into managers they are worth something. Once they turn into managers who got their team in the playoffs, their value should skyrocket. Or at least you would think.
Currently you can buy autographed cards from the potential Manager of the Year in both leagues for under $5 each if you look hard enough. I snatched up 2 A.J. Hinch cards for $2 last weekend. Torey Lovullo’s autograph was double that at $4 so I only got one. Managers cards values have been going like hotcakes in the recent hobby environment. Try getting a Joe Maddon or Bruce Bochy autographed card. That will cost you at least $40 each.

Random Review: $11.99 Fairfield Hockey repack

September 27, 2017 § Leave a comment

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When I buy a product, I ask myself: will I regret passing it up? If the answer is yes, I probably buy it; hey I can’t buy everything. This passed the test for 2 reasons: It had a pack that promised a memorabilia card, or redemption, and an O-Pee-Chee Platinum pack.  It was also only $11.99 and I had a Target gift card to burn that I was sitting on since March. I grabbed 2 but only opened 1 so far. Knowing me, I will do a review in 4 months and someone will ask me why it isn’t available at their Target – sorry but instant gratification isn’t really my thing.

The packs:

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I didn’t open the O-Pee-Chee Premier 92 or Pro Set 91-92 series 1.

The cards, descriptions and how I did are with the pictures so you may have to click on the picture:

My personal favorite pack from the box:

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Fairfield is Fairfield. You aren’t going to get anything great. Doing so is like trying to get blood from a rock. What they do give you is fun rips. That is what the hobby should be all about and that is what I got out of the box.

Random Review: 2 National VIP Gold Packs

September 24, 2017 § Leave a comment

I was jealous of everyone that went to National this. They get a bunch of exclusive stuff and it looks like everyone gets decent pulls from it. So seeing that the past few years, National packs have been on my want list for ages. So when my favorite hobby shop, Valley Sports Cards posted that they had National Gold VIP packs, I had to grab a couple. I would’ve regretted it if I didn’t. So I bought 2 for $10 a pack. Here is what I pulled:

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ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! The Ferguson is a rookie although it doesn’t say it.  I don’t regret it. I would’ve regretted not buying a pack. I have it out of my system and now will never go out of my way to get a National pack.

So here it is one of the first posts that show nothing pulled from these packs.

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