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.
(Insert bad joke here about this being my second post this week of items that I have reviewed for a now second time.) So I thought that these were sold out as I haven’t seen them in a while. Maybe someone hid one and I found when it was put on the shelf. At $12.99 with 2 jumbo packs, I took the flier again. You can find my first review here: Random Review: Fast Break Walmart Hobby RePack Product Knowing that I would get what is pictured, and being a fan of Pinnacle and Prestige this was an easy choice for me.
The Hoops pack was, as usual, loaded with inserts. Nothing flashy to my knowledge but not much junk either. The Steve Nash Lakers card is a proof. I separated it into my commons pile but caught it.
Like last time, I was expecting a jersey card from this pack when I picked it up – after I opened the box as it otherwise unsearchable. Unfortunately what I felt was a decoy card. I didn’t know that they put decoy cards in jumbo hobby packs. Another artist proof was pulled in this pack; actually two proofs.
Like this proof numbered to 25 of one of my all time favorite players ever.
I know that most of you are tired of the Prestige act and so am I to be honest. I have no reason to open more packs, even with the following hit. This is consciously one of the last posts of my Prestige collection.
I opened the Prestige pack first, not expecting anything at all. What I ended up was a case hit of a premium player. I didn’t have this card and thought that it was out of my price range. Realistically if I found the right buyer I could get $18 to $50. This isn’t going anywhere though.
I know that most of you are tired of the Prestige act and so am I. Despite this hit, I have no reason to open more packs. This is consciously one of the last posts of my Prestige collection.
Occasionally Wal-Mart will sell hobby packs. They are one of the few items in their card area that piques my interest when they are available; if you read the site then you know I have no love loss for the waste of money that is blaster boxes.
I was a little hesitant to buy the packs because at about $16, they were overpriced for a product that has hit clearance bins. Ultimately though, I was pretty hungry for some cards and took a chance. I wasn’t expecting much, so I wasn’t disappointed.
The Cam Newton insert and game used jersey were from the same pack. I was pretty happy overall just with that pack alone. I didn’t get much else with the other 3 packs, but I have the Newton on my wall.
I will probably place the jersey in a ‘Misery pack.’ Next giveaway will be at 1000 Twitter followers and I am going to load up the ‘Misery Pack’ with solid cards.