I was deciding between a blaster of Gypsy Queen and a blaster of 2015 Topps WWE Chrome and as you can tell by the title I ended up the WWE Chrome one. The odds to pull a hit in a blaster is pretty astronomical but each blaster does come with 4 X-Fractors…
So I didn’t get lucky and didn’t pull an autograph and/ or a relic card but I did pull a bunch of NXT cards. I have a growing collection of NXT cards and all these are welcome additions especially the sweet Hideo Itami X-Fractor card. Sawyer Fulton, Aiden English, Paige, Bret “Hit Man” Hart (and the Miz who I didn’t bother to scan) are all some sort of common refractor. I also pulled two Hulk Hogan tribute cards but I could care less about them.
Again I am pretty happy with the NXT cards and I suspect I am pretty lucky to pull six NXT cards, 2 of them common refractors and one of them an X-Fractor.
I managed to clear my schedule to make my way to Atlantic City for Atlantic City Boardwalk Con last weekend. Atlantic City Boardwalk Con is a new comic con (this is their first year) and it is sort of like New York Comic Con lite. New York Comic Con is still the go to event in East Coast (I got my tickets already!) but there is something nice about able to comfortably shop and to be able to actually move around the aisles. Anyways, I picked up a bunch of stuff.
First, I picked a sweet Doctor Who theme box for my Commander deck and I picked up this Agent Coulson Heroclix figure I needed for the team I wanted to build (based on the TV show Agents of SHIELD).
I also got this Adventure Time comics signed by Travis J Hill and this watercolor of Snoopy and Woodstock as Batman and Robin by Jeff Shultz.
You know have to open some packs and I picked up this Donruss Americana II blaster. It is one of my favorite non- sport sets ever. I especially love the Ring Kings inserts. It is one of the first MMA cards in the market and I have been trying to get my hands on as many of these cards as I can. Lucky for me I pulled a Ring Kings card I don’t have yet. Nice!
It seems that I can’t resist mystery grab bags and I got some weird Japanese action figures and a good pack for a future blog post in mines. Finally, the Zenescope board game Wonderland has been on my radar for some time now and it was only $10 at their booth so I thought to give it a shot.
All in all, Atlantic City Boardwalk Con is a lot of fun and I look forward to making my way there again next year!
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is one of my favorite TV shows on the air right now. It started off very strong got slow but I have been hooked since then. So this box of Rittenhouse Archives Marvel Agents of SHIELD is a no brainer.
The base cards are pretty much what you would expect from non- sports cards. The gold parallel is SOOOO easy to miss. In fact, I sorted it in with base cards cards until I read about a one per box gold parallel. I then had to go through all the base cards again to find it. The insert cards are also what to come to expect from non- sport or comics cards. Although I thought the SHIELD ID inserts are a neat idea.
Each box comes with a costume card and an autograph. My relic card is of
Agent Jasper Sitwell, 140/350. I honestly forgot who he was in the show. And my autograph is of
Patton Oswalt!!! He is one of the autographs I was looking to pull in the box.
I have noticed that Panini has been playing around with high end products in the retail market with boxes going for $200+. I find this very interesting and wondering if they are trying to cut out (for the lack of the better word) card stores. Anyways I don’t have $200 to drop on cards so I picked up this hanger pack of 2014-15 Panini Prestige basketball instead. It wasn’t cheap though. It is still just 10 cards for $10 and it is packed a rather large box for just one pack.
Pulled a Josh Smith parallel, numbered 79/199 and the exclusive mystery rookie cards is PJ Hairston. Honestly I wished I pulled someone else but the rookie card is quite impressive and it definitely stands out. Actually as a whole all the cards look really good.
I looked up the product on Google and this product is actually a Target exclusive and comes in different price points from $4 pack to $200 premium boxes. Also very interesting.
I saw this box of 2012 Topps WWE Heritage in the corner of a card store I rarely go and it was listed at a great price. Well you know I just can’t resist. I actually collected the base set like 2 times over so I am just looking for the hits and inserts. I believe there are two hits per box with every other box having an autograph.
With the colorful 1985 throwback design, stickers of old school wrestlers, Allen & Ginter minis, Jerry Lawler sketches, Topps WWE Heritage was a fun set. My one per box black parallel is of Layla. Here is what hits I pulled.
A Miz shirt card and a Justin Gabriel Wrestlemania mat card? Yea… that is pretty bad.
I had quite the crazy weekend so I unwound the only way I know how… opening high end packs! So today I got a pack of 2015 Topps Tribute Baseball. There is just 3 cards per pack with one guaranteed hit. It is roughly a coin flip of pulling something good. First the base cards.
I got a base card of Evan Longoria and Whitey Ford. So for my hit…
I guess I lost the coin flip this time. I pulled a Albert Pujols jersey relic card numbered to /199. This pack is actually worst than the only other pack of Topps Tribute I opened (wow that was 5 years ago). There is no way I made close to what I paid for the pack.
Oh wells, I guess this is why you don’t buy high end packs…
Today I have something a little different. I have a pack of Star Wars Pocketmodel Trading Card Game (TCG). It seems to be similar to the Pirates Constructible Strategy Game where you can construct ships and battle with them. The Pirates Constructible Strategy Game had a good gimmick and the ships look awesome but the game itself was rather lackluster. Basically the gameplay was quite repetitive. I wonder if the Star Wars game is any better. Here is what came in the pack.
I was going to build the ship and take a picture of it but it looks pretty complicated…