A few weeks back I picked up a hanger pack of 2018 Panini Prizm World Cup cards on a whim while strolling through Target. I really liked the cards, but wasn't such a fan of the $9.99-for-15-cards price point. Well, I ended up doing this...
Now, I'm not completely naive. I realize what likely happened here. Odds are a case breaker just ripped packs from new boxes until they found the guaranteed "hit" in each, then set the rest of the unopened packs from each box aside for this lot. Doesn't bother me in the least given that I paid about a third of the price, and am more interested in completing the base set and pulling a few cool parallels than I am in pulling an autograph.
Happy to have pulled Ronaldo in my first batch of packs here, given that he would certainly be one of the pricier singles to have to chase down later.
All told, between these 24 packs and the cards I had previously I am now sitting at 140/300 for the base set, or 46.7% complete. Plenty more packs to go however, hopefully the next 24 get me over the 60% mark at least.
I ended up with eight of these, so basically pulled one every three packs. My favorite was certainly this Philippe Coutinho, one of the game's premier players in that tier right below the Neymars/Ronaldos/Messis of the world. Philippe was so fun to watch during his time with Liverpool that I've been searching out his cards for years now, was nice to pull a new one for my collection from a pack myself.
Well, that was fun. I don't rip packs all that often, and opening that many of them from a set I enjoy was some good entertainment I have to say. I actually just finished ripping through the next 24 packs, and will have those results up here in the next week or so.
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