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4x 2015 Topps Toys R Us blister packs with purples

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

If you follow me on Twitter, you might know that I have fallen in love with the 2015 Topps Toys R Us purple parallels. They are foil and are gorgeous. I personally think they are the best looking parallel of the base set so far. And for $2.99 a pack you get three purples and a basic retail pack.

I you’ve been breaking any Topps packs this year you may have gotten some of those coupons from packs, which give you anywhere from 50 cents to $10 off a purchase. The amount is specified on the card.

Well, I had pulled six of them and placed a few into my wallet for future purchase. Well, guess what? You can use them at Toys R Us. I had four with me on Tuesday so I decided to go buy a few “purple packs.” With the coupon that brings the purchase down to $2.50 per, which is a no-brainer since I love the purples so much.

Here is the loot. As my luck had it I snagged a relic in the packs, one of Javier Baez. I also got a gold parallel, which is you haven’t noticed are tougher this year. And my purples weren’t half-bad either.


You’d think I was a Cubs fan …

Posted in New Addition with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

Judging by some of my recent purchases, you’d probably think I was a Cubs fan.

I didn’t plan this, but as you can see from the images below, nine of the last ten cards added to my collection are autographs of players featured as Cubs.

Last week I was watching MLB Network’s “30 Clubs in 30 Days: Cubs.”  Not 30 minutes later I was randomly searching eBay when I came upon a poorly titled lot of Cubs auto prospects.  Got these eight cards for $36 shipped:

The three big autos in that lot are:

2009 Elite Extra Edition Brett Jackson auto

2011 Elite Extra Edition Matt Szczur auto /100

2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Javier Baez auto

Any one of those three top prospect cards  could have sold alone for the price I bought the entire lot.  That’s a win.

And in a separate transaction I acquired a card I’d been chasing for two years:

2010 Bowman Chrome Starlin Castro auto BGS 8.5

Sure, it’s a BGS 8.5, but do you not think that a lot of raw cards aren’t?  This is why I like BGS 8.5 … they sell for less than raw copies and I don’t have to worry about a seller shipping it in a plain white envelope to save money. You won’t find a raw copy of this card with a clean signature for $45 shipped.  A BGS 8.5?  Maybe … if I don’t beat you to it first.