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Pack Break: 1994 Flair Series 2: The Hunt for A-Rod

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

flairpacksForty four days ago I made a purchase that rubbed me the wrong way. You see, I went out of my way to find a retail tin of 2008 Sweet Spot. And when I busted the three packs that were contained within and came up with nothing to add to my collection (that’s not hard to do by the way), I became angry. I was pissed off at UD; pissed at myself for making a dumb purchase. That day I told myself to stop buying cards for a while. And for more than a month I was good.

But on Tuesday I made a trip to the card shop for some supplies and wound up digging through three plastic bins full of bargain packs. I came up with four 1994 Flair Series 2 packs priced at $3 each. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2008 Bowman Chrome Kosuke Fukudome Japan

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

This is what happens when I get too much time on my hands during a lunch break. I get bored. I go to Wal-Mart or Toys R Us and I buy baseball cards. Damnit, I’m weak. I was actually in search of a Wii Fit, but ended up buying nine packs of Bowman Chrome (in blister wrappers so they were not searched) and pulled this thing. Go figure. Under normal circumstances I’d be thrilled. I mean Japanese players in their first year plus Bowman Chrome usually make for a good pull, yes? That’s true unless that player happens to be the most over-rated Japanese player Major League Baseball has seen in a decade. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Joey Chestnut

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

When it comes to sports cards, I’m pretty much a straight baseball guy. I’ve collected all sports in the past, and what I found is that I was just buying them for the sake of buying new cards. So for about three years now I have been baseball exclusive. But there is one baseball product on the market right now that makes it damn near impossible not to pull a card of another sport — Topps Allen & Ginter. This is a baseball product, make no mistake about it. But within the base set and inserts, there are cards featuring all sorts of things, such as Big Foot the monster truck, and people, like Joey Chestnut.

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