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I meant to get this up earlier but my best friend from college is in town and my life has been non stop. PackRip.com celebrated Black Friday. One of their deals was offering 2015-16 Black Gold basketball for $50. Black Friday is the one time of the year where I think my regret test kills me. Basically I ask myself: ‘will I regret passing up on this if I want it tomorrow and it’s not there?’ This deal passed my regret test. My main motivation was that I will probably never ever get to open any Black Gold product so I had too. It was also important to me to buy something from PackRip this year because they have treated this site so great, and just like how I love shopping at my favorite card shop because they are awesome people, I love shopping at online stores who treat the community great. So here are my 2 hits from the box:
I am open to trades on PackRip for the Horford. Username: AngryCardCollector. I have the Davis available for trade as well but it is probably worth more to me than you can buy it on the secondary market. By the way points to PackRip for making the trade link for people, sharable. You can find mine here: https://www.packrip.com/cards-for-trade/44
I was near my favorite hobby shop today accidentally on purpose. I was with my buddy who I talked into helping me buy a box because I paid for breakfast. So I bought a box of cards today and got two Panini Black Friday football packs. I was given the option football or all sport but said football because as I have said a thousand times over that I like this rookie class. I was expecting to post four base cards for this post, so naturally I pulled something great. If you think the top picture is amazing, scroll to the second picture.
The way the cards in the pack were laid out it was that if you knew what kind of cards were in the pack, you had a good idea, at least with this pack. I instantly had a pretty good idea what it was because I couldn’t envision Panini putting Gridiron Kings type frames in this product. There was no attempt to conceal that a hit was in this pack. As someone who has called out breakers and people for giving Black Friday, Cyber Monday, VIP packs to their friends, this does nothing to remedy that problem that is clearly prevalent in the hobby. As much as I have a good relationship with my card guy, I know that he didn’t give me a hit on purpose; I shop at his shop because he is ethical like that.
My hand started shaking after I pulled this. I still can’t believe it is real. A Jameis Winston autograph.
After I opened these and showed my buddy who isn’t a collector, he asked if I was going to open the box of cards we bought. I almost replied ‘what box?’ I actually bought another box, from PackRip. That will be posted in a day or two.
I got lucky this Black Friday and a friend gave me a couple of Black Friday packs. Let’s see what I got:
I was given the option of taking football packs or multi sport packs. The last thing that I wanted was another event used football card so I grabbed the multi sport. The packs don’t say the odds but I know that while it might seem like everyone pulled a relic from their packs, that is far from the case. I am not sure about the design of the base cards, then again Topps 16 baseball showed us how to do a winter design. Overall though, I can’t complain.
I want to give a shout out to the people who are not hoarding their Black Friday and Cyber Monday packs. Those that are, and it appears that there is a lot of them, need to grow up and realize that they are killing the hobby.