Last night's winner was: Benjamin
I went to the Walmart just around the corner from my house last week. This store is always loaded with cards. I had checked them previously and steered away from the blasters of Chronicles. Why you ask? Well, $25.00 for 20 cards is not my kind purchase especially in blaster form. This time however I noticed they had 4 fat packs containing 15 cards each for $7.00. That I can live with, so I scooped up all four packs.
I want to get some bitching out of the way first, um I mean discuss some big time issues with this years crop. Let's just say Panini knows this is the last year (2022) of the baseball release, and the product shows it. To start with there are 31 different sets, not that that is a big issue they've gone overboard since the 2018 release. What is not nice is that 6 of the sets are only autos or relics, which takes them out of my set building.... those are NO NO's. Then the quality of some of the cards. Like Spectra, no longer super thick which in and of itself is not a problem, but the cards warped like Topps and Bowman Chrome back in the day. Several of the sets are like that, curling. I can't stand that. Another issue: two sets have 100 cards each, another has 75, and another with 60 cards. And as if that wasn't enough base cards you can throw in three more sets with 50 cards each. Okay, I'm done.
I only pulled one duplicate from the four packs, so that was good. It was Manning, and that extra one has already left the house.
These were the parallel cards I pulled. The Spencer Strider was very nice get. His cards are going for crazy prices right now.
Have a great night.