I saw this comic book blind bag at my local comic book shop, Forbidden Planet. It is has 13 comics and one of them is a limited variant. It seems like a great deal so let’s see what is inside.
My limited variant is a Despicable Deadpool #293 #SecretComic Variant. A “secret” comic on a variant cover seems like a very interesting idea and the way Marvel Comics intertwine the Deadpool logo and the UPC code into the comic storyline is quite clever. I pretty excited about this comic!
The other comics are:
Injustice 2 #28
X-Men Gold #4
X-Men Blue #11
Faith and the Future Force #3
Judge Dredd Under Siege #3
The Family Trade #2
This is an interesting mix of comics. Plus there are no junky 90’s comics so I am very happy with this comic book blind bag.
The Brooklyn Nets are going to the playoffs and the Knicks have the worst record in the NBA… I honestly haven’t been excited about a Knicks game in like forever and they seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of mediocrity. So I am officially jumping to the Brooklyn Nets bandwagon. They are fun to watch, have a ton of potential and their arena is a lot nicer too!
Anyways I haven’t opened a box of basketball cards in also like forever. But I have been getting that itch again and plus I got this box of 2017- 18 Donruss Optic Basketball for a really good price. I am hoping for good rookie and Brooklyn Nets cards!
The first thing I noticed is that there is a ton of empty space in the box. There is only 10 packs per “mega box” with 4 cards per pack so 40 cards total. The second thing I noticed is that the cards are quite shiny. Always a good thing. Finally the third thing is in this product Donruss Optic, you actually pull more rookie cards than base cards. If you count the inserts, there are 27 rookie cards and 13 non- rookie cards. I found that interesting.
Anyways I didn’t get a hit but I did pull a bunch of good rookie cards like Jayson Tatum, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Jarrett Allen and Donovan Mitchell. It is looking like the 2017 NBA draft class is going to be a strong one. I also got a Prizm Court Kings parallel of Giannis Antetokounmpo. So overall I pretty happy with this box.
On a sad note, I just found out my local card shop just went out of business and this was the last box from there. I am super bummed out since now the only place to really pick up baseball or basketball cards near me is Target. Chameleon Comics has been in business for 30 years and I probably have been going there for over 20 years. Everyone working their was super friendly and I wish them nothing but the best. I am really going to miss that place.
Anyone who knows me well enough knows I love, love Walt Disney World. A couple of things aligned and I got to go on a last minute trip to Disney World last week! I was kind of crowded since it was still spring break and marathon season but I like to think I am a Disney World pro and I know a ton of tips and tricks to get to most of my vacation.
Anyways I got into Disney pin trading the last time I was in Disney World and made a bunch of trades this time including a bunch of pins for my Figment collection. Very happy about this!
Anyone who knows me well enough also knows I know a lot about Disney history and trivia. This trip I got to be a honorary Disney historian by answering three Disney trivia questions. It is super fun and you can do that at Walt Disney Presents. Honestly anyone can do it since all the answers are at the exhibit.
I am so glad I got to go to Disney World one last time before it gets super crazy crowded with Galaxy’s Edge and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opening soon and Disney World’s 50th anniversary right around the corner.
I guess I was living under a rock but it didn’t know that WrestleMania this year was taking place in the “New York City” area until about two weeks ago. (WrestleMania is actually in New Jersey but big events in the Meadowlands are usually marketing as a NY event.) This means there are a ton of wrestling events all over New York City next week but unfortunately I will be traveling that week so I will be missing out on all the fun…
Anyways I wanted to open some WWE stuff so I picked up a blaster of 2018 Topps WWE Then Now Forever. I could have gotten a blaster of Road to WrestleMania but as you may or may not know I hate that set. Each blaster is guaranteed one relic card and one Macho Man Randy Savage tribute card.
Luke Gallows card is 76/99 but unfortunately he’s not the most exciting name on the roster. The Club came to the WWE with a lot of buzz but they just didn’t do anything of note. I can’t remember the last time I saw them on TV. There are rumors that Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson may be leaving for AEW and that can only be a good thing for them.
I just pulled a couple of rookie cards from the rest of the packs.
Then Now Forever looked a lot like the Topps base set so I looked it up and yep it is basically just Topps WWE Series 2. My pulls weren’t great from this blaster. The best card is probably the Ronda Rousey rookie card so I guess it could be a lot worse.
You know that scene in that movie where money is just raining down and everyone is scrambling to grab as much cash as they can? Well you can recreate that with Monopoly Cash Grab!
Monopoly Cash Grab just came out in December 2018 and as you can see I already got it in Target on clearance! As you can probably guess, the game is basically a cash gun that shoots out a bunch of Monopoly money and chance cards and everyone is scrambling to get as much as they can. (The chance cards usually allow you to swap cash piles with one or more players in one form or the other.) The game is super simple but so much fun. Who doesn’t want to “make it rain”!
Before you ask, yes the cash gun works with real money too and yes I did try it out with a bunch of singles and make it rain for real. It made a huge mess and I am still finding random singles in my room but it is well worth it!
I stumbled about these 2018-19 Panini NBA Player of the Day packs. I don’t really know too much about these packs but I got two of them.
Here are my pulls.
What a weird collection of players… Lonzo Ball, Stephen Marbury, Anthony Davis and Grant Hill. I actually forgot Stephen Marbury played for the Nets.
I went to a WWE Live/ WWE house show at Atlantic City last weekend and it was a lot of fun! I actually been to a bunch of wrestling shows but this was my first WWE event. I especially love Elias singing Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City (then getting interrupted by Apollo Crews) and the main event, a no DQ match between Baron Corbin and Braun Strowman!
Speaking of Braun Strowman, I picked up this signed photo from the merch table.
Braun Strowman is probably my favorite WWE wrestler at the moment so this was a no brainer.
Also it just so happened to be Atlantic City Restaurant Week too and I highly recommend it. For lunch I got tortilla soup, chicken quesadilla and churros from Los Amigos for $15.19. For dinner, I got deviled eggs with lobster and caviar, a beef wellington and an amazing sticky toffee pudding from Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill for only $35.19. You can’t beat that!