Still need to put in a bit of time on the big hockey post I have coming...in the meantime why not squeeze one more post into the month of May here.
A week or so ago I did something I don't normally do; I purchased a blaster. A 2012 Topps Archives blaster to be exact. This was only the second blaster purchased this year (2012 Heritage being the first). I'm starting to learn that buying new wax isn't for me, as I seem to get a case of buyer's remorse nearly every time. The excitement of ripping packs is outweighed by a feeling that I spent $20 on a bunch of cards I don't really care about and don't intend to collect. I have a tendency to look at my eBay want list afterwards and think of all the other things I would have been better off dropping $20 on. Anyway, enough dwelling on the negative. I decided that if I wasn't happy with my 2012 Archives blaster then why not do something about it?
One card in particular came to mind:
The best part is, I was able to use the funds from that sale to purchase this card (with a few pennies left over even), which just arrived in the mail today:
This card will be a key component in both my autograph and Red Sox collections for years to come. No offense to any Cubs fans out there, but I think flipping the Cubs insert for this auto was an absolute steal.
Surprise #2 finally revealed - I am* finally* ready to reveal the second surprise I had up my sleeve for the Cardboard History Gallery. I didn't expect it to take as long as it did, but ...