I have to be honest, I had no interest in participating in this promotion. Yet today when I left to make a quick trip the store, I somehow found myself on the freeway headed to my favorite card shop. If you read the site, you know this is my first time doing this. I rationalized it by saying that I haven’t shown my face to my favorite people, and card shop owners, in a while. Honestly, it was worth it just to see them.
I spent more than required amount so I got the Kris Bryant card, which was in a one touch. I am debating opening the pack – I won’t resell it anything, I am just like that.
I also got a few other things. Below is the highlights. Cool story about the Benjamin card. I was on my way out but then called back in and offered it for a low price. Honestly I was so happy that he thought of me, that I pulled out the cash sight unseen. The autograph from Certified is Mark Aguirre. Also buried underneath all of that is third party graded Jeff Bagwell rookie that I scored a buck.
One of my favorite weekly reads is a blog that the people from Blowout Cards do called ‘Blowout Buzz.‘ Like a lot of blogs, they review products from around the hobby and specifically what Blowout Cards sell. With access to the Blowout inventory, they are able to put together some great content on the site. Their site is worth a visit; as well as their Twitter being worth a follow. They occasionally give away some hits from their reviews. I won this Kenny Lawler autograph from their 2016 Panini Certified Football break.
Check them out. https://blowoutbuzz.wordpress.com/ and https://twitter.com/BlowoutBuzz
Also I posted a contest for a Misery Pack this week on my Twitter
2 quick packs from Lone Star Box Breaks: Certified and Letterman.
I almost asked Mark to steer an autograph my way for Certified. It wouldn’t have hurt if he said no. I should have, a Kobe autograph was in the box.
Just when I thought I had run out of birthday cards, my brother gave me $50. Naturally I took it and a few days later, I headed to Valley Sports Cards. This time I grabbed a 2014 Panini Certified football hobby box. I tend to shy away from football hobby boxes but this rookie class has done me good, remember that Beckham I pulled? I had a hunger for a Blake Bortles, Kelvin Benjamin, Mike Evans, or pro bowl lineman Zack Martin. I didn’t any of those players, not even a base rookie with the 50 cards in the box. What I got instead was well…
I opened the box and immediately this comes out:
Basically it says we are probably going to screw you out of the card in the box that you were looking for. I was hoping against hope that this wouldn’t be the case, but this note was a dead giveaway.
So now, I have to pay shipping on a birthday gift. If I wanted to do that, I would’ve put this money in the bank and bought a box online. I wanted instant gratification.
Bad news aside, I did like the rest of the cards in the box.
Even though I didn’t get flashy players for the numbered cards, I did like how they fell to almost one a pack. I even got one a numbered card in a pack with one of my hits. The cards ranged from 249 to 999.
The autograph that I did get is a current Panther. He isn’t playing right now the team gave up a draft pick for him so they will inevitably give him a chance to stick. The Bronco swatch is Julius Thomas.
I can’t get past the fact that I got points instead of a hit. I have never had rewards points so I hope the shipping isn’t too bad. I am very disappointed in this box.