When I buy a product, I ask myself: will I regret passing it up? If the answer is yes, I probably buy it; hey I can’t buy everything. This passed the test for 2 reasons: It had a pack that promised a memorabilia card, or redemption, and an O-Pee-Chee Platinum pack. It was also only $11.99 and I had a Target gift card to burn that I was sitting on since March. I grabbed 2 but only opened 1 so far. Knowing me, I will do a review in 4 months and someone will ask me why it isn’t available at their Target – sorry but instant gratification isn’t really my thing.
I didn’t open the O-Pee-Chee Premier 92 or Pro Set 91-92 series 1.
The cards, descriptions and how I did are with the pictures so you may have to click on the picture:
Score packs and O-Pee-Chee 16-17 pack. Pulled some exceptional rookies from the score packs and a Jagr card and its parallel.
Of course I pull a weird expired redemption with the pack that promised a hit. Stamkos Traxx card from Platinum.
My second Terry Sawchuk card from this box. The other was the weird redemption.
My personal favorite pack from the box:
Fairfield is Fairfield. You aren’t going to get anything great. Doing so is like trying to get blood from a rock. What they do give you is fun rips. That is what the hobby should be all about and that is what I got out of the box.
2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum pack – $2.99
2014 Elite Extra – $3
I get to keep two cards of the 2 packs. Not sure I would call the Luke Dykstra numbered card a keeper. I have no issue with the O-Pee-Chee not being kept but the Elite kind of bugs me. Granted we are a few years removed and none of these guys will pan out but these are still rookie cards that we are talking about. I do get to keep the so called hits of the product.
It is nice that PackRip has low end packs.
I personally would rather spend $6 on here than crappy retail impulse buys. PackRip is definitely a go to place. If you have the urge to buy a crappy retail product, you can go to PackRip on your phone and buy a pack in the store. Hobby packs are the way to go. Plus instead of supporting a business like Target or Wal-Mart, you are supporting a great startup shop run by great people. It’s a win win win situation. You support good people and get better packs.
I also want to commend PackRip on their card sales in the shop. I picked up and awesome Kenta Maeda relic for a good price.
Now onto a minor contest, if you can call it that. The first reader who uses PackRip and offers me a trade of any one card that you don’t want gets the following cards. 6 cards for 1 of your choice. I will update this when the trade is completed.