The whole COVID-19 situation certainly has put a bit of a damper on collecting. With no live sports to watch, and many folks paranoid enough about getting the illness to avoid trips to a big box store unless absolutely necessary, it's certainly a challenging time for some collectors.
Thankfully, I've spent the past few years acquiring more awesome cardboard than I've had time to possibly write about. Now that I've got more time, and no new cardboard really coming in at all, it's the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this backlog I've built up and let some fantastic cardboard get featured here at long last.
As a first step down that road, let's raid my card chest and put together a 'COMC Blaster' post. If you've visited this blog with any frequency over the years you're already aware, but in case you haven't the rules of the game are simple; take a look at a great batch of random cards acquired on COMC that, combined, cost less than the $19.99 that a blaster retails for nowadays.
And we're off!
This right here is probably my favorite card of the entire post. '90s Topps Finest Refractors are my jam, and wow do the Whalers in particular look amazing in the '94-95 hockey release. At $1.38, this is the first of two relatively rare Whalers additions in today's blaster.
Nobody is practicing social distancing here, that's for sure!
I knew nothing about him when I grabbed the card, but it turns out Ed Meador was no slouch on the field. He was a 6x Pro Bowl selection, including multiple First and Second Team All-Pro nominations. In fact, he's a member of the NFL's 1960s All-Decade Team. An interesting cheap addition to my small football card collection. With that we've covered the four major North American sports, and soccer in this blaster!
Bobby Robson here was pretty successful as a player, appearing in 20 games for England's national team, and even more so as a manager, where he led England to the semi-finals in the 1990 World Cup.
That brings today's total to $19.76. Can't find a card on COMC for just 24 cents or less, so I know there's nothing else in my backlog that I could squeeze in here. We'll call that a blaster at an even 20 cards. Once again, I'll take that haul over anything on the shelves at Target or Wal-Mart any day!
Thanks as always for stopping by, and stay inside if you can!
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