I Found This Pretty Neat Collectible And I Ripped It Open!!
While shopping at Target this weekend, I made my way to their small, but crammed, trading card aisle. As usual, the area holding the sports cards was unkept and a mess.
Still, I dug in to see if anything caught my eye. I have not purchase a lot of new products lately through retail – the last was a blaster of Gypsy Queen right after the release. So, I was hoping to find something neat and new that would get me excited.
And I did.
But, it was not resting on a shelf – it was hanging on a peg.
It was a 2014 Topps NL All-Star Team set. And it featured a clear, plastic shell allowing me access to see the top card. A card of Mr. Bryce Harper.
So, I examined it to see what the story was as I had not seen this kind of set before. And then I took it to one of those self-scan price check machines – $4.99. I was sold.
I bought the set. Here it is:
An it has a pretty deep, 17-card checklist, though not all of these players actually made the squad this season…
The cards are the same as the cards from Series 1 and Series 2, but they have a neat NL All-Star logo right above the team logo.
And after much deliberation, I decided to rip the package open. Why? Because the set has four of the current players that I collect included, and a search on Ebay for these singles did not net me any positive results.
For $4.99, I added cards to four of my player collections:
And now I have all of these ‘extras’ to enjoy as well!!
I’s say that was a good $4.99 spent. And to get technical, my wife has a Target credit card so she saved 5% with the purchase so the set actually cost me $4.74 or $0.28 per card.
Not too bad, huh?!?!?