I haven’t been buying much retail unless it is an impulse buy or something that I really want. These would fall under the impulse category.
Both pretty underwhelming but we are talking about one off retail fat packs. I was more curious about Unparalleled. Hockey is in my blood and was an impulse buy. It feels like MVP is more of a set builders product. I am past the point where I want cards just to have cards. If anything, these will be given to a kid for Halloween.
Going to do 2 posts this week, today and tomorrow, as I wanted to do my haul at Northridge Sports Collectibles justice. This is my haul from Valley Sports Cards.
I was there when the bid board closed so I was able to get the few cards that I wanted.
$2 for the dual patch, Bayless & Smith numbered to 99
25 cents for the Hester Unparalleled numbered to 99
A buck for the Noel Rookie jersey that I can add to my massive Prestige 13/14 collection
3 cards from Valley Sports Cards for $2.25. Good luck getting a triple jersey with decent players from a card shop for cheap but I pulled it off, twice. Not to mention the players aren’t trash either; well except Bargnani. Took a quarter flyer on the Unparalleled numbered card because I like the design and can’t afford to crack a box open of it.
$3.75 for 3 cards, well 2 cards and 1 ‘collectible,’ from Northridge Sports Collectibles. The Lance Kendricks auto was a quarter flyer bid. I feel Michael Carter-Williams has peaked and his card market is slipping; especially being able to grab his autograph at a reasonable $1.25. The coin from 330 AD , the Constantine era of the Roman Empire, was a very reasonable $2. I have no idea of the value but it is a cool item that is a great conversation piece; especially among my Christian friends. That alone, is worth it to me.