My brain woke up shortly after I posted earlier, so I actually got around and went out today, making it to K-Mart before closing time.
There wasn’t much baseball to choose from unfortunately. No Goudey or Heroes anymore, though there was a fresh supply of ’08 Masterpieces. The only other thing was regular Upper Deck Series 2 and the USA version of Series 2.
They had Hot Prospects basketball and Icons football, and enough Hockey to choke a moose, if anybody wanted to get other sports involved. They probably had regular Upper Deck basketball and football too, but I forgot my list, so I can’t say for sure.
If the choices are lacking, it’s possible I can check back at Shopko sometime. Never know how long the random Hobby boxes and unopened retail boxes will hold out, but the boxes they had when I got mine would have been the same price as ten blasters for two of them. It was all 2006 stuff, but it was some of the nicest that year had to offer in Flair Showcase and Ovation (and something else on their smexy looking upper-low end level that I can’t remember). They’d have less cards than ten blasters even if it’s heavy on the Masterpieces, but unless the Masterpieces hold some hits (I’m 0 for probably 12 or so in K-Marts non-guaranteed hit discount blasters since they were marked down late last fall, so I’m not hopeful…), those boxes would would give up more hits, one or two being autographs.
There’s a lot of ways we can go with this, assuming it there is enough interest to actually make it happen. We can always mix and match and replace a couple or four discount ones with more desirable regular price blasters like ’08 Allen & Ginter or this year’s Heritage or Spectrum (ha!) from elsewhere.
It’s getting a little convoluted, but I’m still down if the interest is there. If you like the idea, leave a comment or send an e-mail. And if you have an idea on how to make it all work, by all means, let me know. I’d love to have the chance to be master of ceremonies for a group break for y’all, however we may decide to do it.
Thanks again for your consideration. Did you all have a funderful day?