This is what I got, and it will take me a series of posts to get through:
- 2012 Bowman baseball value pack
- 2016 Topps Chrome baseball value pack
- 2017 Absolute football jumbo pack
- 2017 Panini football jumbo pack
- 2017 Elite football blaster
- 2017 Playoff football blaster
Since it's football season right now, I'll start with a football break. Here are the results of my 2017 Absolute jumbo pack.
There were two inserts in my pack. Doug Martin is still in the NFL, but this Fantasy Flashback to a monster game he had in 2012 may well represent the last time he was truly fantasy relevant. Hurdles is an odd theme for an insert set, but I guess it does give a chance for Panini to show off some interesting photos. Although I find this card interesting, both of these cards are available if somebody would like to trade for them. Any Bucs fans out there? Lions? Anybody? Anybody?
So the question remains: did Walmart obtain these cards from a now defunct Toys 'R' Us? I'm not sure. I know that the card scene has picked up somewhat, but the selection has never been overwhelming. I bought a bunch of stuff impulse-style for fear that it would be my last chance at Walmart clearance cards, but they have actually kept it stocked since then. So I don't know. Regardless, even though I spent more than I probably should have, I dragged out opening the cards for a few months, so I have been able to resist too many retail purchases since. I guess it evened out.