Friday, October 16, 2009

Can you get something good for $1.49?

All the big box stores seem to have discounts on sports cards these days. Mostly blasters.Everyone has been talking about them.On my way home work I pass them all.Target,Walmart,Toys 'R Us, K-Mart and one other called Miejers (pronounced Meyers).I don't know just how widespread this chain is, but we have several in my area. I decided to stop there last night because my wife likes their bagels.Of course, I had to check out the card aisle! They had a lot of different baseball, football , basketball, American Heritage and Wrestling blasters on sale. But there was more.2007 Bowman Heritage bubble packs on sale 50% off. Today was payday, so I didn't have much cash, but I had to try at least one. Was it worth the buck and a half ? You be the judge!

They had at least 30-40 of these hanging on the rack.

I simply took the first one.

First card, checklist #2 of 3.

All right !! A Triber prospect along with a National.

Next up, an ex Triber, Willy Taveras.

Ok Yankee fans, Kei Igawa rookie card.

Roy Oswalt, pretty good Astro numbers.

J.J. Hardy, highly respected prospect was coming around in 2007 after a couple of injury plagued years.

Ryan Zimmerman,another highly touted rookie, got stuck in a bad situation!

The last card made the pack.

Batting champion Joe Mauer!
I like the game-used bat in the cutout design of the Heritage logo.

This was probably the only hit in the whole rack of packs so I don't know if I will buy anymore,but I may check out the blasters again. I have to work 1/2 a day tomorrow (every other Saturday) so I'll be right there again anyway!

I also had an ebay package waiting for me when I got home tonight. It turns, out the seller is only about 10 miles away from me, and right on my way to work! Of course,he didn't tell me that! I could have saved $3.00 shipping.

Anyway, this is what I received.

Yeah, I Actually bought a Yankee card! But it was only 99 cents!
It's a 2003 Fleer Splendid Splinters, "Splendid Splinters" insert # 1 of 10. Not serial #'d, just 10 different players in the set.As you can see from the next photo, this is actually a wooden veneer card attached to a card stock back.

Now, the Tribe Cards !!!

1997 Leaf Fractal Matrix David Justice.
I really liked these cards, but there were a lot of variations!

1997 Pinnacle Certified Mirror Red Brian Giles

But this is the one I was really after!

Jim Thome 1997 Pinnacle Certified Mirror Red.
I need this to go with my other Pinnacle Thome cards.

Well, that's about enough for tonight!

If I build it, will you come?


  1. Not bad for $1.50.

    I wish we had better discounted stuff here. Last I looked, all that was floating around were some base 2007 blasters.

    Then again, maybe it's better that there isn't anything very tempting. :)

  2. There are no Meijers in my neck of the northeast. I keep wondering what everyone is talking about when they mention the store. It seems so prevelant everywhere else.

  3. I've never heard of Meijers either... I do love Bowman Heritage. I miss it, those were some awesome cards! I ripped a bunch of blasters of that and never got a bat card. I had never even seen that design. I like it alot, it looks good. Doesn't hurt that it was Joe Mauer either. Good hit!

  4. Nice hit out of a rack pack!

    It's easy to knock retail, but some days it's just fun to open something and enjoy the surprise factor.

  5. Man, you got a great deal there, in my book! :-) And cool Tribe cards to boot!!