About a month ago, Walmart.com restocked their random hockey packs and I grabbed one figuring the fun grade was worth the $20.
Here is the pack breakdown:
7 – 1997-98 Leaf
5 – 1997-98 Pinnacle Hossa, Marleau rookies
3 – 2007-08 Fleer Ultra Price, Kane rookies
9 – 2006-07 Victory Malkin, Kopitar, Kessel rookies
6 – Pinnacle Mint
7 – 1991 Score Series 1 Weight, Hasek
6 – 1991-92 Series 1 Pro Set Weight, Hasek
4 – 1990-91 Series 2 Pro Set Jagr, Fedorov
4 – 1990 Pro Set
Here is some of the notable items that I pulled from it:
Coins: Daniel Alfredsson, Saku Koivu, Paul Coffey, Chris Osgood, Jeremy Roenick
Leaf: Banner Season Teemu Selanne , numbered to 3500
Joe Thornton Pinnacle rookie, not treated as his rookie by collectors but the card says rookie; also got a Chris Phillips rookie from that set
Ovechkin Fleer Ultra gold
Sergei Fedorov Pro Set rookie
Victory yielded a Matt Carle rookie, Ryan Miller Next in Line, and Daniel Alfredsson Game Breakers
Quebec Nordiques Team Facts from Pro Set
2 Wayne Gretzky cards
As a collector it was a fun trip down memory lane. My teams have evolved but I was reminded just how much I loved watching the Ottawa Senators growing up. The Daniel Alfredsson coin was something that I would have bought on my own as a collector. If I pulled the Wayne Gretzky cards when the set came out, I would have been over the moon.
If I opened the packs when they came out, I would have done amazing. As a result, I can’t complain. However this is modern collecting and this was full of junk packs. I got exactly what I paid for.
I grabbed this from WalMart.com for $10, basically so I could ship something else and not pay shipping. I price difference was that I could pay shipping and get that item or I could not pay shipping. That, and I was also curious about the camo parallels.
Pack 1 only yielded a Casey Mize insert.
Pack 2 felt like it has 2 packs worth of inserts and chrome in it. It certainly had double the first pack.
I was very disappointed at how ugly the ‘camo’ inserts were. They aren’t camo, they are dark green.
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I am not even saying this out of jealousy. I am saying it because I question the rationale behind the people buying it. Does the person even truly care about Ohtani? How many collectors out there are Angels fans? How many collectors would be fans of this guy if his rookie card wasn’t a money maker?
Then there is the people who do things for internet validation. Those people are the worst. This is real life. If you want internet validation, buy some followers. It is a lot cheaper than the $250 people have been spending on the boxes. Congrats that you maxed out your credit card. Too bad you won’t pull the Ohtani Superfractor from a blaster, dumbass. It’s not like there is an Ohtani autograph in every case either. These people are buying several hundred dollar lottery tickets. THINK IT THROUGH DUMBASS BEFORE BUYING OUT THE STORE.
Let’s take a look at the math. A blaster is $20 plus tax. Then you have credit card fees on top of that. Posts that I have seen show people buying 12 boxes on average. They resell for $30 shipped. Minus shipping fees, Ebay fees if you list them there, Paypal fees, and credit card fees, and gas money; you are making what $20? Come on, get real people.
Now if you are a legitimate collector and buy Bowman normally: congrats, you are not one of the idiots. You are just an idiot for being a prospect collector.
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.
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.
Continue reading “Random Review: 4th & Goal Blaster Box”
Ideally I would sandwich a post about Prestige here but I didn’t open another box since my last post. Instead I give you another hockey post.
I got caught up in the Young Guns hype and was desperate to open a few packs of Upper Deck Hockey. Between Dylan Larkin’s show during all star weekend, and the seeing your pack breaks on Twitter, I have been desperate to catch this product.
It took me a while to find anything more than a few retail packs of the product because it has been sold out everywhere I go, a rarity, but I finally found one. I came across a bunch of Series One tins at WalMart. For once I didn’t care about the price so I grabbed one at $30; and with that I am on ramen and whatever is in the cupboard until the 4th when I get paid – I had an unexpected expense pop up this month. At 12 packs for $30, not a bad value though.
Continue reading “Random Review: Upper Deck Series One tin”
The other day, I was in Walmart and they had a ton of their hangar boxes on clearance. I grabbed the only 2 that had a relic in them. Warning: angry rant is coming up in next paragraph.
Continue reading “Random Review: 2 – Topps 2013 Football hangar boxes”