Due to a lack of card shows in my area this summer, I've been buying those repack boxes you see at Wal-Mart and Target. You usually get anywhere from fifteen to eighteen packs for $19.99. Lately, they have been full of packs from 2013, which is fine with me. I also seem to be doing far better (at least when it comes to hits) than if I bought a blaster for the same price. Case in point. This repack box had 2013 Topps Series 2, 2013 Topps Update, 2013 Topps Archives, as well as some 2013 Topps Opening Day. I was most interested in the three packs of 2013 Allen & Ginter that were included as well.
Two of the packs were your standard collection of "meh", but one pack really stood out.
We're already off to a good start.
If you are looking for a Puig rookie, buy a repack box. I'm finding them in droves.
We could have stopped here and I would have been happy.
Now I'm really happy.
Sadly, my Henry Rollins music collection is a bit sparse (I only have the first Black Flag CD and his 1994 release "Weight"). I think this is the first music related auto I've pulled out of a pack, although I did pull an Ozzy Osbourne auto redemption card (expired, of course) some years back.
I thought this card was so cool, I showed my wife. She has no idea who Henry Rollins is (she is a country girl), but I didn't care.
What, a regular run-of the-mill, garden-variety Carlos Ruiz mini? I'm so disappointed.
Now the obligatory insert.
I think you'll agree that this was not bad at all, especially coming out of a repack box.
So what was your best pack of Allen & Ginter like?