Sunday, September 11, 2016

I Buy Stuff Like This So You Don't Have To (Chapter 2)

Strolling down the card aisle at WalMart I spotted this:

You've probably seen these...they boast 1 autograph card, 1 memorabilia card, 1 fat pack and 2 other packs for $14.99. Yes I know, this has "rip-off" written all over it. Let's see how bad the damage is.

First the fat pack:

Not only a fat pack...but a discounted fat pack...and from a set I've already finished. 2015 Topps is starting to become like 1989 Topps. It's everywhere.

Since I've already finished this set there wasn't anything that I needed. Even a few of the inserts were dupes.

Here's pack #1.

2016 Babe Ruth Collection...which is a set very similar to the Pete Rose one from a few years ago. And...another set that I've finished. I was disappointed in this set because I found it to be overpriced and simply blah. If you've never seen it here are scans of the front and back of one card.

Pack #2

2010 Topps Chrome.

Maybe eventually these packs will bend into the shape of a c for "chrome".

So the packs were duds too. All we have left to redeem this sorry experience is the memorabilia and autograph cards. Let's look at the memorabilia card first.

2007 Topps Turkey Red Nefi Perez bat card. He tested positive three times for drugs and was out of baseball at the end of 2007.

Just keeps getting better, doesn't it?

Now the autograph.

2006 Topps Co-Signers Anthony Lerew. Although he hasn't officially retired, he last played in the majors with the Kansas City Royals in 2010. His lifetime stats include a won/loss record of 1 - 7 with an ERA of 7.48.



  1. My Wal-mart had these as well, glad I passed.

  2. I hope at least you were saying "don't do this! don't do this!" in your head as you brought it to the checkout counter.

  3. Makes me feel a lot better about the /100 Larry Walker relic I got in mine.

  4. I like how that company adds salt to the wound by leaving the discount sticker on the pack of Topps.

  5. Wow. That was a pretty bad pack. Thanks for sharing this. If I'm ever tempted to buy one of those re-packs I'll remind myself of the "hits" you got in yours.

    The Collector