Archive for Sweet Spot

Fighting the pack busting urge

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

keep_it_simpleFor three weeks now I have been free from the wrath that was the unopened retail pack. Since busting this horrifically ordinary retail tin of 2008 Sweet Spot, I have managed to steer clear of the card aisle at “big box”  stores and have not spent a dime on a unopened pack anywhere.

My lone trip to the card shop two weeks ago was to purchase tobacco card-size top loaders for my on-going Allen & Ginter “Baseball Icons” insert set. I contemplated buying a single pack of 2008 UD Documentary, you know, just to try it out. But when I realized what a mess the product is, I tossed the pack back in the box. Thank God I made that decision. I saved myself $3, or a tank and a half of gas. In these economic times, I have to think about my card purchases that way. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2007 Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Gaylord Perry Gold

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

gaylord2007 was a bad year for me and baseball cards. I had a couple nice pulls, and made some solid purchases on eBay, but there were a couple foolish buys that netted me a whole lot of nothin’ for a lot of somethin’ — the kind of poor decisions that can ruin an excellent year. One example being this horrendous Gaylord Perry 2007 Sweet Spot Classic Signatures. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2006 Sweet Spot Update Signatures Ken Griffey Jr.

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

ssgriffeymvpI’ve owned a few Ken Griffey Jr. signatures during my collecting career, two of which have been of the Sweet Spot version. But none of them have looked like this. Continue reading

Box Break: 2008 UD Sweet Spot Retail Tin

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

sweetspottinI heard these hit the market last week, so when I stumbled upon a tin tonight at Target, I decided to take a shot. It was packaged so nicely that I honestly felt like I was buying a high-end product at a retail price. Was I right? Look at the contents and you tell me … Continue reading