2 40%-off 2011 Topps Series 2 Blasters

From Walmart:

Blackout!

They look awesome, but it sucks how ridiculously condition sensitive these things are.

And the last of the non-keeper Blackouts.

Get ur shine on..

Duos & 60s. Not much to say about these..

The lone gold. Not that it matters much. Let’s have gold parallels look like 2012’s Gold Sparkles from now on please..

Perhaps you like kicking it old school (or hair on the edge of your scan)..

The only original back I pulled. You’d think I would’ve remembered to scan the back, but no. This one is reluctantly available..

Tradercracks claimed these already..

Tradercracks also claimed this..

McCutchen is available though. But be forewarned that the patch is slightly loose on it..

That is all.  Everything not claimed by Tradercracks is available.  Thanks for stopping by!

Spin the wheel, make the deal…

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Always Listen to Jackie

I’m sure blogger Dean of Vintage Dayf or Dean of Vintage Dodgers Night Owl could’ve told me that, but when I saw that lone cereal box at K-Mart with Jackie Robinson staring back at me, I… ignored it.

"If you don't buy me now, you'll be sorrrrry..."

I thought my luck at actually pulling some  stinkin’ Million Card Giveaway codes might have changed by now, and maybe I could pull two or three.

Yeah, no.  Went 0 for 5 again, bringing my total to about 1 for 15 or 16 (including two fat packs) pulling Million Card Giveaway cards.  I suppose it wasn’t a total loss, I did pull three Red Back Minis I needed from the Target Packs, bringing my total to 6 of the first 15, so I’m almost halfway finished with that set.  But dang it, I wanted some codes!

So I went crawling back to K-Mart and Jackie, humbled and ashamed and an unnecessary $10 broker for ignoring him.  But Jackie is a classy fellow and forgave my foolish ways.  And thus the purchase was made.  Within the box bearing his likeness contained, the 40-some base cards I have no place to put (Seriously, I’m sick of this mess if cards and want 90% of my collection gone!  Want to start over!  More on this soon…), the promised mishmash of low-level inserts, plus an original back Yo Momma card of Eddie Murray (1:3 cereal boxes) and a When They Were Young of… someone.  Johnny Damon maybe (1:2).  The Platinum Refractor was Ty Cobb.  I’m not sure if pulling maybe the meanest jerkass in baseball history out of a box bearing the classiest dude in baseball history is ironic or not.

Not classy...

(Jackie box & Cobb pics box yoinked from ebay)

And then, what I came for, my golden ticket, my sweet sweet Million Card Giveaway redemption code.  Surely Bob Gibson wouldn’t let me down the way Mike Schmidt did.  I planned to hold on to my little piece of cardboard gold till it started raining ’50s again, but I saw it was dropping almost entirely ’60s and ’70s, with intermittent ’50s when I checked in shortly before starting this post.  So I logged in my card and what did I pull?

La... LaCock?!?

To be fair, though I was impatient and went for it immediately, I was apparently only one code late on redeeming a 1962 Richie Ashburn… I got LaCockblocked!  All that trouble in really freakin’ cold weather to pull a LaCock (insert immature giggle here).  I bet Cobb was behind this.  That bastard. 😡

What a serious waist of money.  I’m an idiot and I hate myself right now.