The NBA draft is right around the corner! I am always obsessed with the NBA offseason so I find the draft a lot of fun! Anyways I needed to go back to Target the other day and I picked up another 3 Point Basketball repack. It is guaranteed 1 autograph card, 1 memorabilia card, 1 hobby pack and 3 other basketball packs.
My guaranteed autograph is a Hilton Armstrong signed jersey card #4/249 and my memorabilia card is a Chris Paul jersey card #34/149. The Chris Paul card is actually not a bad pull! I am actually kind of surprised.
My packs are:
2013-14 Panini Basketball Hobby
1991- 92 Skybox Basketball (Meh)
2016-17 Panini Complete Basketball
2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks
I didn’t get as lucky from the packs. I just got a Victor Oladipo rookie Knight School insert. Everything else is going straight to the bulk box.
I got two packs of 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball from a giveaway at a street fair near me. You can’t beat free!
I just pulled a Greg Allen and Brian Anderson rookie card and not much else of note to me. I am actually surprised that an insert isn’t guaranteed in every pack since that is standard in almost hobby pack. Overall I am not sure why both Gypsy Queen and Allen & Ginter have to exist. Allen & Ginter does the retro throwback set much better…
I have been looking for these 3 point basketball repacks so I was happy to see them back in stock. It is probably best to keep your expectations low with repacks but this repack is guaranteed 1 autograph card, 1 memorabilia card, 1 hobby pack and 3 other basketball packs for $15.
My packs are:
2010-11 Panini Season Update Hobby
2016-17 Panini Threads
2016-17 Panini Complete
2016-17 Donruss Basketball
My hits are a Vin Baker jersey card and an autograph of Justin Anderson so definitely not the most exciting cards. At least Vin Baker was a Knicks at some point of his career (if I remember right) and Justin Anderson is still in the NBA.
My most exciting pull from the packs has to be a Klay Thompson foil parallel #16/99. The only other cards of note are a few rookie cards and inserts of random players.
Overall not the worst repack I opened. Justin Anderson can still be a good player in NBA.
The NBA Finals are almost here! Honestly all my teams have been eliminated so I guess I will root for the Golden State Warriors… Anyways as the season comes to a (hopefully exciting) close, I wanted to open some basketball packs one more time so I got this 2018-19 Panini Threads Basketball hangar box. It has 2 hangar box rookie card exclusives (on average). I am hoping for rookie cards of Deandre Ayton, Luka Dončić, Trae Young, Kevin Knox or Rodions Kurucs.
I am honestly not too happy about my rookie cards or my pulls. I actually find those rookie jersey card inserts kind of ugly too. They look like a bad photoshop job. Thinking about it, I also find the foiling process they used on this set to be kind of ugly too…
I was surprised to find a selection of baseball cards for sale at Five Below (but admittedly it was a small selection) and I decided to pick up two packs of 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball. Recently I have only been buying repacks so this is very likely my first baseball cards of 2019.
I really like the news flashback insert and the Beatles breaking up is easily my favorite card of the bunch. Other than that there isn’t really much to be excited about. I do like how they photoshop the old school feel of the Topps 1970 set onto the player’s photos though.
On a side note I am kind of surprise to find out Fernando Rodney is still in the majors. I remember using him in baseball video games when I was a kid…
A lot of the times the only baseball cards you can buy from stores like Duane Reade, Rite Aid and CVS are these cheap 100 baseball cards and 1 pack repacks.
The odds vary but they are often advertise at a 1:4 chance of a hit. I buy a lot of these repacks (since it is kind of a throw in after buying other things I need) and I pulled a few game used cards here and there but I never pulled an autograph. Well I got lucky and I pulled this.
It is a Sam Fuld autograph. It is not the biggest name but it is a lot better than what I expect from these cheap repacks. I also pulled a Chien-Ming Wang die cut card for my PC and a Sandy Alomar rookie card.
My pack is a 2018 Topps Opening Day.
And I pulled an Aaron Judge Opening Edition parallel. Not bad! So all in all this is probably the best repack of this kind that I opened!
I am too lazy to make another blog post but I just pulled another autograph from a similar repack!
It is Kaleb Merck, 395/799. Unfortunately he never made it to the majors.
So I watched Detective Pikachu last weekend and it was awesome! There were so many Easter eggs throughout the movie so I can wait to watch it again when it comes out on whatever steaming platform is it going to be released on. Of course I had to get the Detective Pikachu promo card that you get when you watch the movie. (Although I had to ask and look around the theater for the pack.)
As I said in a previous blog post, I wanted to complete the 18 card set so I picked up a Detective Pikachu Mewtwo-GX Case File Pokemon TCG box. It has 4 Detective Pikachu packs and a promo Mewtwo GX card.
I am now only missing five cards to complete the set. # 5, 10, 11, 12 and 17. I am probably going to pick up another Case File Pokemon TCG Box or just buy the singles I need.
Oh and the box also came with a Sun & Moon and a Sun & Moon Burning Shadows pack.
I got super lucky at pulled two GX Pokemon cards, Solgaleo GX and Alolan Muk GX. The muk card is a secret rare variant too. Nice!
I am also deciding on whether I should collect all the Detective Pikachu promos too. I think I am missing 5 promo cards if I want to do that.