Lets move on to happier times. I usually have to order hockey blasters online but when I saw this in my WalMart, I grabbed it and stuck it on a credit card, afraid that I would miss my chance to bust a product that I covet so much. Parkhurst is one of my all time favorite sets. I put together insert sets from this last year.
Kudos to Upper Deck for getting traded players in their right jersey. Something that Panini didn’t do in Hoops which frustrated me.
A few weeks ago, I found Prizm in the wild. Yes, I grabbed them all but that was to give to my local hobby shop because they can’t get them from their distributor. As I was leaving, someone else came to the card aisle looking for it. I gave him a box.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.