The other day I was in WalMart and like the average collector, I perused the card aisle. As I buy repacks from time to time, the fact that this one sat abover a $14.99 price tag caught my eye so I took it to scan. I expected it to be $19.99 but to my surprise it was only $11.99. As some of you may know, I have a regret test. Despite having no interest in a football re-pack at the time, this passed my regret test so I grabbed it.
As expected, it had a ton of cheap blaster packs.
Ultimately, it had 3 passable packs for $11.99. Not my idea of value even though one was a hobby pack.
It was cool to pull a Joe Thomas rookie.
The weak packs yielded a Dak rookie. Still awful despite 2 decent rookies. I would advise everyone to pass on this product.
Today is another example of my tendency to not open boxes that I buy right away – for the record if I got any review boxes from companies I would open those right away, hint, hint as I know some of you read. I probably had an appetite for cards as mail didn’t come this weekend because of Veterans Day. I don’t remember how much this product was. It was probably $19.99 but it could have been $14.99. I hope it was cheaper because despite offering hobby packs, it was awful as you will see.
I bought this expecting cheap Prestige packs that would make me happy. I certainly wasn’t expecting 5 of the same packs; a flagship product with hits hard to come by.
I did beat the odds and got a Beckett rookie card that came 1 in 4 boxes.
I didn’t pull anything good. The Prizm was all base cards with a Shabazz Muhammad rookie card. Other than that, the flagship packs offered some inserts that are selling for cheaper than base cards.
I am pretty convinced that whoever made this product searched the packs to keep the hits for themselves. I highly doubt that I would pull 3 cards of the same player in the packs otherwise.
The red, white, and blue parallel was decent at least. I didn’t open it but it has Bradley Beal, Chris Paul, and Jason Kidd cards in it.
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.
It finally happened. A month after celebrating my college graduation, I finally opened 2 of the 5 boxes of cards that I got.
A family member picked up 2 boxes of a repack product from WalMart for me. The product is called ‘4th & Goal.’ It contains 8 football packs, with hobby packs being randomly inserted. The cost for the box is between $10 to $15 a box.
The person buying these boxes misread the box and thought that they were giving me a box with hobby packs. Unfortunately I didn’t hit anything. I didn’t much of anything. So lets move on to the junk inside.
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