Random Review: with Random People, 2017/18 Premier League Gold hobby box

Today one of my Danish brothers joined me as we opened up a soccer product.

 

The box did not give anything close to a full set. Most people are not buying this product for a set though. For a $30 autograph chase, you could do a lot worse. I personally feel that soccer, especially European products are an underappreciated market. You could easy stumble into some big names at a low cost box here.

This is what’s great about the hobby: A Topps redemption story

I think Topps must read this site, because they just did something to enter my good graces. If you read, well watched, my last post then you would know that I opened a mailday from Topps and what was in it. I wanted to do the good deed justice so I am making a post of it.

So I pulled a Jose Fernandez in a box that an ex gave me, that I opened in November. I sat on the redemption code until the very last minute and entered it a day or two before it expired at the end of November. I get a package with the card in mid January. Topps sent the letter below.

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Dear Topps Collector,
Thank you for your continues interest in Topps products.
Included with your redemption is an extra bonus card for you to add to your card collection. We apologize for the delay in getting this matter resolved.
Thank you for your continued patronage.

Sincerely,
Topps Customer Service Team

The bonus card is below. A Byron Buxton cloth card numbered to 10. It last sold on Ebay for $40. My actual redemption card last sold for $38.

Pickups: Topps National Baseball Card Day

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.

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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.

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Random Review: 4th & Goal Blaster 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.

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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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