Twenty packs plus a hit for twenty bucks. I'm in! What could possibly go wrong?
The packs are great, a little 2013 Topps Series 1 heavy but there were a few 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen, three packs from 2013 Topps Archives and even five packs from 2014 Topps Heritage.
However, I had a problem with the "hit". The side of the box says a hit can be an auto, memorabilia, game used or manufactured patch card. (I detest the fact that these manupatches are considered hits.)
Here was the hit from the box:
Being a Red Sox fan, this is as cruel as it gets. If we were playing football, Fairfield would have been flagged for taunting.
Undaunted though, I purchased a second repack box a few weeks later (the one you see in the first photo of this post). Again, the packs were worth the twenty bucks. Still too much 2013 Topps Series 1 (I'm beginning to accumulate as much of this as 1989 Topps), but plenty of gems as well. Two packs of 2013 Topps Chrome, three packs of 2013 Bowman Platinum, five packs of 2013 Gypsy Queen...another winner as far as packs are concerned.
The guaranteed hit?
It really is quite astounding, isn't it?