Recently, Wegman's, the greatest grocery store of them all (yes, better than King Sooper) has been expanding their junk wax section - what used to be a magazine rack is not a checkout isle. And if you've ever been t Wegman's, you know only about three of the ~20 checkouts are open after 7pm - thus no awkward card-section searching while others check out their nightly sustenance.
They've been showcasing some half-priced blasters lately, too. However, they're atrocious. UD X, Icons, 2008 Topps, 2008 Upper Deck 1&2 (read: no inserts in packs.)
However, they did recently have blister repacks of one of my favourite products, 2008 Topps Chrome. For some reason, the refractors look just great in this set - especially the coppers and blues. XFractors, on the other hand, are the Ke$ha of refractors - so trashy, yet somehow irresistible.
I grabbed one blister a few weeks ago that contained a Mickey Mantle HR history insert refractors and flipped it on ebay for 4x the price of the pack. So of course, when I found two more about a week ago, I grabbed them at a meager $1.59/pack.
Here's pack one:
I had both of these, both in base and refractor..or at least I think I do. I know I have seen the Gallardo repeatedly.
I did not have this one, yet. Well, at least in blue - I don't know about the basic refractor or Ke$hafractor. I love the blue-bordered refractors, which somehow look great with cards of all uniform colours, unlike the new orange, green and purple refractors.
And along to pack number two:
Ah, much better base cards this time 'round. Yadier is one of the more exciting players to watch in baseball - and as a huge fan of catchers, pitch calling and defense, I'll often tune my MLB.TV to St. Louis Cardinals games just to watch him. Also featured is his cross-Missoura rival, Billy Butler.
|Five-year chrome bend makes for great|
Oh hey, Martin. Guess what? You're trade bait. Because I already have you. SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE MY BARVES CARDS.
|Blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas.|
Well that's a great way to end it. A blue refractor of an insert? My hot streak continues. This was numbered to /200.
I enjoy 2008 Chrome. If you have any refractors to offer, I have a want list for the set on the left side of the ol' blog.