Random Review: 2019 Prizm Draft Target packs

I am ashamed to admit that I went Prizm hunting this week. I came away empty handed in that venture but came across wave 2 of these.

Random Review: 2019 Chronicles hobby box baseball

My birthday was on Wednesday and I was lucky enough to get a hobby box for it. One of my favorite products of the year is Chronicles and I was lucky enough to get a box that.

I was puzzled to find a Donruss card in here. Does anyone know the reasoning? As someone who opened more Donruss baseball this year than any product, I think that I might be ticked off unless this is an updated rookie set.

So my first 3 hits probably didn’t even amount to the value of a hobby pack. I opened the above hits first and by that point, I had given up on the box until:

This is a dream card for me. Tom Glavine is one of my all time favorite players in any sport. He is one of the greatest left handed pitchers of all time and was drafted as a hockey player, for my Kings. The Braves are one of my least favorite teams; I loathe them as much as a rational person hates the New England Patriots. Despite this, Glavine somehow found a way into my heart.

Random Review: Random current reatil packs

I haven’t been buying much retail unless it is an impulse buy or something that I really want. These would fall under the impulse category.

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Both pretty underwhelming but we are talking about one off retail fat packs. I was more curious about Unparalleled. Hockey is in my blood and was an impulse buy. It feels like MVP is more of a set builders product. I am past the point where I  want cards just to have cards. If anything, these will be given to a kid for Halloween.

Random Review: 2019 Player of the Day NFL

Player of the Day is back and better than ever; well worth trying if that is your cup of tea. I figured why not and went for it. I am glad I did as the Minshew rookie card is awesome. The other pack is fitting that I got it from an SoCal sports card shop with Rivers and Gurley. I heard that their were autographs and memorabilia cards in here but I have yet to see any. There are definitely decoy cards.

Guess what? I have a pack to give away of this. RT the Twitter link below. Open to everyone in the USA; and if you are outside and willing to pay shipping then enter as well.

Random Review: 2019 Contenders Draft Picks blaster for basketball

I finally found some out in the wild. I offered to pick some of these up for the card shop but it looks like they had their day as a quick scan of eBay sold listings can see people dumping these for $15. That said, I love basketball and am looking forward to seeing Zion and Ja Morant this season. I also have a few other rookies that I am high on. So let’s see what this box is made of.

 

 

The autograph wasn’t anything special but I did pull inserts of players that I am excited about in Cam Reddish and Dylan Windler. My autograph is of a guy who will probably be cut in training camp but it is so early that you never know. I will never forget the year that I pulled a couple of Paul Millsap autographs and look at what he turned into.

I see Target has raised the price on these to $29.99. I feel that is just greedy. Then again, I see people grabbing these out of greed and not because they want them or will open them. This is a solid product at $19.99 but with the amount of filler autographs this isn’t worth much more, even if hobby packs are selling for $60.

I am very disappointed about the base design this year as I feel that Panini is coasting by having it be too close to past years versions. Perhaps it is time for an update there.

Random Review: 2019 Topps Heritage Minors Hobby

Let’s post a quick break. I picked up a Topps Heritage box of the current season for $60 when it came out and just opened it. Truthfully, I cannot stand Heritage as a standalone but as a player collector, I always chase these cards as they tend to be more expensive when sold as standalone base.

A fun rip. I knew most of the players. Jake McCarthy auto. I didn’t open the Box Topper but because it was yellow, you could see through it. It was a Wander Franco one.

Random Review: 2012 Upper Dek USA Football Box

I have been pretty big into building sets for about a year now. I have also enjoyed Upper Deck a ton lately. I also enjoy cheap products. I also….

So this box is currently on sale at multiple places for under $20. The selling point on the checklist was Jameis Winston. I personally grabbed it for Devin Funchess and Todd Gurley. I also like the patch cards coming out of this. We aren’t talking about a deep checklist. It is 2019 and we have seen the players develop already. USA Football is good for some signers in the CFL who just don’t sign that often; specifically offensive lineman. So let’s take a quick peak into what I grabbed.

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The cards were protected pretty good. I didn’t get any names but if this was 2012/13, I would have been ecstatic as I got an offensive lineman auto. That said, look how beautiful the cards are.

 

Random Review: with Random People, 2017/18 Premier League Gold hobby box

Today one of my Danish brothers joined me as we opened up a soccer product.

 

The box did not give anything close to a full set. Most people are not buying this product for a set though. For a $30 autograph chase, you could do a lot worse. I personally feel that soccer, especially European products are an underappreciated market. You could easy stumble into some big names at a low cost box here.

Random Review: 2019 Panini Chronicles Basketball rack box

Today we have a $10 rack box of Panini Chronicles that you can find at your average big box retailer. No guarantees but a fun product. I enjoy this product so much that I was surprised to learn that the majority of card shop owners and dealers do not like it. I guess no one is doing a Chronicles set. Regardless, I love it.