Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gone and GOT me too

Reading Night Owls blog last night hit VERY close to home. I was out trying to nab a couple of presents for family, and I fell prey to the wanting rip packs ITCH. My first stop was Wally World.

I left there with 2 blasters. This first one was the one that got me. I had seen it before and didn't get it previously because I kept trying to see if it had Series 1 or 2 or Update, or a mix. It was labeled Holiday box. I should have passed again, but I will let you folks decide. It was the regular set cards although they are the same barring the snowflake corners where the smoke was before.

Here take a closer look.

Greg, maybe you like this version better than the regular issue corners.  ?????

Here is a horizontal look for you.

At least I got the bat flip.  I was seriously let down with these not being the regular issue cards.

 I was hoping to catch the snowflake parallel, or at least what I thought would be.

These are the 6 that I pulled.

These are a few of the inserts from the Heritage High Numbers blaster I also grabbed at Walmart.

These 2 have the variations code on them. When I went to look them up Jeff isn't even listed, and Trevor isn't any of the ones that they show. What the variation is I have no idea, but they have the CODE!.

The only Brave I pulled.

2 Keeper inserts from the box.

The next store I hit was Target where I grabbed 5 more boxes, sort of.

The first box was Optic.

These are the 6 Diamond Kings I pulled.

Again, just one Brave, but hey you only get 30 cards in the box. That should just be packaged as a fat pack and let it ride, but then they would have a hard time getting $20.00 for them.

The other 4 pink cards. 2 keepers.

The only other insert.

The other Rated Rookies.

I also pulled this card which is sitting in stack for Gavin. I hid the scan because I didn't know if someone could use it that way.

One of the other blasters I picked up was Golden Age. Never opened any before so I figured why not for $12.99.

I pulled this relic out.

These are the baseballers I pulled.

And the minis.

The backs of the minis. I'm not sure there is any signifcance any the color variations of those.

This keeper came as a bonus in one of those Fairfield 4 pack +50 card boxes. ( I picked up 2 of these boxes)

That white framed Ellsbury was the bonus from the other Fairfield box. The rest of these cards were from the packs and singles. There's a 1979 (puzzle B) Bazzoka Joe card, a Just minors autograph, some keeper inserts, and the relic bat card which I have no idea why Panini did that. And the best value of the day is that $60.00 Chrome Refractor Jeter that came out of one of the $7.99 Fairfield boxes. I hope I don't get another one (Triple Play no name bat relics) from the box I ordered from D&As. Yes, I did that too and grabbed up 5 more boxes.

 I'll get back to the Jeter scans on Thursday.


  1. The snowflakes crack me up. What a money grab. Are the snowflake Betts and optic Moncada up for grabs

    1. Those are already in your stack plus a couple others not shown.

  2. The colors of the Golden Age minis are based on the rarity. Hundu brown is the most common. Blue and green Mono are next. Then the Hindu red. Croft's Cocoa is the next rare. After that is a green Mello-Mint. Then there is a black Panini 1/1 mini.


    That shows the ratio of the minis. And speaking of them - if you don't want them, I can give them a home. IF you are building the set, let me know - I have dupes I would be happy to send your way.

    I can't tell you how rare

    1. Thanks Jeff,
      I'm not building the set, but the ones that are HOFers will go into the PC. Sounds like you are building the set so I will throw the others and the non sports ones in your stack.

  3. Well, you went a little nuts there, huh?

    I'll say the snowflakes are festive. But still don't like the design. That's why I stayed far away from those when I bought my Archives box.

    1. I really wish I had, but don't be surprised to find a few Dodgers in your next stack.

  4. Is the snowflake Russell up for grabs? Out of Cubs and my PCs that I need, him, Hyun-Soo Kim and Archer are the only snowflakes I need.

  5. It is, but it isn't the glittery looking snowflake, just the base snowflake

    1. that's fine by me! only said snowflake to differentiate from the other cards.

    2. Sent it earlier today, its on the super traders spreadsheet.

  6. Nice stuff.. love the Willie relic!