For those of you that have checked out WalMart.com, you would know that they have been liquidating the packs of another store. The football and baseball versions went fast. I got my hands on the 30 pack version of the wrestling product. This felt like a safe choice because they didn’t create much product during the 90s.
I figured the best way to do this was to do it via Periscope so I didn’t have to worry about hijacking my computer for hours while it uploaded a video, or taking up space from all of the pictures.
Thanks to JamminJd, I have been keeping tabs on Brothers in Cards for a while. For those unfamiliar with Brothers in cards, they are a pack subscription type box/program. They have 3 levels and offer football and basketball. They have a ton of different product and part of the fun is the randomization process. Unless you buy a gold, the highest level box, you aren’t guaranteed anything major. As a low budget collector, I have to pick my spots. When they released the product list for May, I was in. Let’s take a look at what I got in my bronze box that I paid about $30 for.
Naturally I didn’t get any packs that I wanted but part of the fun is that I got packs that I normally wouldn’t buy. Truthfully, I was more excited for the Kickoff pack than anything; and that’s probably a throwaway pack for many.
This pack probably should have gone to JamminJD as it was loaded with Cowboys but I am happy to get this. As readers know, I love offensive lineman. Plus, how can you go wrong with a Staubach appearance?
Prizm has been hot the past 2 years. Naturally I have avoided it but Panini has produced some awesome parallels and this Marlon Mack is no exception.
Overall not bad. I would like to check out a basketball box before the end of the year as I am a bigger basketball collector than a football one. This was still fun. Considering this is comparable to other pack subscription programs, I think this one is worth the trouble.
For those that don’t know, taped to some Hanes products was a pack of Michael Jordan packs. I initially passed on these, only to find myself buying white shirts without a pack a month later. Well a few weeks ago, someone at church gave me the pack that came with their purchase. I told them that if for some reason I pulled a Michael Jordan auto, then I would sell it and give all the money to the church. Well as a Billy Bob Thornton character once said ‘wish in one hand and sh*t in other, and see what comes out first.’ I think I have been looking for an excuse to use that line for years on here. Anyway, check out what I pulled.
Despite being a huge basketball collector, Michael Jordan has never been my cup of tea. These were awesome for the nostalgia factor as the 90s and early 2000s Hanes commercials were fun.
I didn’t see any of these on YouTube so I thought that I would add one. I have opened about 6 of these. These are a fun rip for any college football or Notre Dame fan.
e-pack username is PANDANWH
Why did that feel so weird to write 2019?
So I am not a believer in the Bowman mega hype. I don’t understand why people are buying every box, especially when there is 20 of them. I feel there a false sense of hype. That said, I do like the collecting baseball cards, love baseball, and don’t mind the occasional prospect product when I come across it.
I somehow found myself at Target twice in 4 days and both were loaded with mega boxes. On my second time, I figured that I would grab one to see why the hype was about. Plus I do like the product, I just don’t like the hype and the way people are reacting to it. To be honest, I would have grabbed some and sold them at cost if I had any savings.
The very last pack, I pulled a green auto of Jordyn Adams from one of the mega exclusive refractor packs. I am open to selling it.
If you come across it and can only grab just one or two, this is a solid product. Right now I feel that hype is the only reason you will get a return on investment. Once that dies that down, buy it as a fan.
Donruss baseball is one of my favorite sets this year. Heck, I am doing the set. The autograph checklist is great, and it takes what I like about Topps Heritage and makes it readily available; I am talking about the base card variations by that comment. Since I am still trying to complete my base set, I took a shot at the Target Mega Box. I am not a mega box type of guy but this was worth it to me.
The allure here is the pink parallels. The inserts have a fireworks feel while the base cards lack the pizzazz; well as much pizzazz as bright pink will let you.
I wasn’t surprised to see variation cards but I was surprised to see the numbered stat line cards. I really like the USA prospect insert set. Some of the numbered versions of those will be worth chasing once those guys get drafted. As it is, I have seen some sold for $20.
The blue and white stars parallel snuck in with an appearance that I wasn’t expecting. The autograph was of Garrett Hampson. I thought this was a safe set and that I would get a better autograph; maybe next time.