I've learned that for the most part, I'm not a retail wax guy. It's very tempting whenever I'm in Target to cruise through the card aisle by the registers and take a peek at what's in stock. More often than not though, when the pack ripping is done I haven't had quite as much fun as I envisioned when I plopped down $20 plus tax. For this reason I've yet to cave so far in 2016, and have been buying singles I like from COMC instead.
The problem is that I really do enjoy opening packs. It's how I started collecting the first time around, more than 25 years ago (yikes, that is alarming to type!). My solution for the most part is to find discounted wax. If it's a bust, or doesn't provide much enjoyment, I don't feel as guilty. I guess it also pleases my "frugal" side.
Well, in the Dave and Adam's Card World order I placed earlier this year, I got a deal that definitely did just that:
Unbelievably, the clearance sale deal the weekend I placed my order was 24 12-card packs for $6.95.
Oh yeah, and I also pulled an autograph:
I've had a lot of fun opening these so far, and best of all I'm now sitting at 385 out of 650 cards for the low series set, with this first round of packs taking me well past the 50% mark as far as that goes. I've got a healthy stack of doubles building too if anyone's working on this one?
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