Set chunks and one more PWE - This will be my last blog post at The Collector for a while, and my last basketball post for a long while. I'm still working on fitting all of the cards...
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Scratchin' that Itch - The Finale?
In July, when I posted about this last, I had finished opening 81 packs from the lot. Out of those 81 packs, I'd ended up with 64 keeper cards for my collection, with the majority of the cards getting shipped out to other bloggers.
I've got 19 packs to get through today in order to finish things off, and I saved one or two of what I felt were the more interesting packs for the end. One such example would be the 2006 Topps rack pack pictured here.
While only "mildly enthused" about the 18 2006 Topps flagship cards that are included, I was certainly curious about the promise of 3 extra "vintage" Topps cards.
There wasn't a single card among the actual 2006 Topps cards in the rack pack that interested me. I wasn't collecting in 2006, but I'd imagine there were more than a few folks complaining about Topps' choices for these vintage inserts. How hard (and inexpensive) is it to get some commons from the '70s, or even '60s, at the very least?
I was more excited for this Upper Deck pack than I was for its Topps counterpart that led off the post. For one thing, I just like the design that Upper Deck used in 2006 better than that of Topps. I figured there would be a couple of base card keepers for me based on the photographs alone as well.
The other cool thing about this one is that each of the two pockets of cards includes an All-Time Legends insert featuring the absolute greats of the game from years gone by.
So, how'd I do?
So, that takes us to 100 packs, and out of those 100 I ended up with an even 80 new cards for my collection. I wound up with hundreds of cards that I sent out to join other collections as well (mainly Billy at Cardboard History). Perhaps most importantly, ripping this many packs satisfied my urge to open new product for a good long time, I think.
Normally, that would wrap up this series of posts, but guess what? The seller was actually very generous and included quite a few bonus packs for free. Enough of them to get an entire post out of for sure. So next time, we will finish up the remainder of this re-pack lot.
Until then, thanks as always for stopping by!