Monday, March 7, 2016

A Foolish Decision Pays Off

To get a particular card for your collection quickly,  you really should just find it online and click buy-it-now.

It's never smart to buy packs looking for one particular card.  The vast majority of the time you end up several dollars poorer and holding a stack of cards you don't want.  Plus, there are probably Giants and Cardinals in that stack (ewwww....).

There are still blasters of 2015 Topps Series Two floating around out there in retail-world, and they each contain one of the "First Home Run" medallion manu-relics.  I was at Target with my son, and we were looking for something fun to bust together.  The side panel of the blaster box had the checklist for the medallion cards, and there were THREE Royals on there.   Alex Gordon, Bo Jackson, and Carlos Beltran -- A, B, and C.  Getting a "Gordo" would be ideal, but any of them would be great to pull from the box.

I put the Series Two blaster and a Fairfield Repack -- the six-year-old LOVES Panini Triple Play -- into the cart and we headed home.

The first thing we opened was the Blaster.  The guaranteed hit comes in its own opaque wrapper.  We cracked it open, and found this:
2015 Topps - First Home Run Relic - Alex Gordon
 
There was lots of screaming and giggling between us.  I won't say who giggled more.

So there you have it -- sometimes a foolish decision turns out to be the right one.  :-)


10 comments:

  1. Nothing beats landing a card you actually want out of a pack. Something that seems few and far between for small market fans. Nice pull!

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    1. So true! It happens so rarely, though.

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  2. It's success stories like this the fuel my continuing to make "foolish decisions" ;)

    But honestly, this is awesome. Congrats!

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    1. I think it's finally time to go "invest" in that timeshare people keep trying to sell me.

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  3. Score! Love when stuff like that happens.

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    1. Now I want to go buy some old packs of Score. :-) Thanks for reading.

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  4. You better buy a lottery ticket... b/c you definitely beat the odds. Congratulations!

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    1. I think I used up all my luck already. :-)

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  5. I too have a modest Alex Gordon super-collection and I'm pleased your random luck was rewarded with this decent Air Gordon manurelic. Commissioner Gordon is a true cardboard icon as a result of modern rookie designation. He is also a darling of modern statistical analysis whose skills will likely age well. Good show, governor.

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    1. I don't know if Commissioner Gordon can save Gotham, but #4 has done plenty to save the Royals. Thanks for reading! :-)

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