I cashed out my options from work, and went on a well deserved card binge. I gave the wife a nice golden goose egg, and spent my portion of the basket on cards. I still have a little over 600.00 left to spend, and will post the results when I have depleted the remaining funds.
This fiendish splurge started Thursday afternoon at The Hobby Hut in Derby NY, and ended somewhere around 10:30 PM yesterday night at The Waldonian Temple in Dunkirk NY.
The binge consisted of the following hobby, and retail items.
3 Random retail Boxes of 2009 Panruss Rookies & Stars.
1 Two pack retail strip of 2009 Panruss Rookies & Stars.
25 Retail packs of 2009 Tristar Obak.
2 Retail blasters of Goodwill Champions.
1 Hobby boxes of Allen & Ginter
1 Mini hobby box of 09 Ballpark Collection.
10 Retail packs of Goodwill Champions.
1. Hobby box of Panruss Legends.
1 Hobby box of 2009 Topps Chrome.
1 Retail blaster of Tristar TNA Impact
1 Failed attempt to purchase a Hobby box of 2009 Topps Ticket To Retardom.
1. Highly anticipated pack of 2009 Bowman Sterling Football paid in full, and to be picked up sometime Thursday.
Let the beatings begin.....
2009 Donruss N.F.L Rookies & Stars
Quanity: Three Retail Blasters, and one retail two pack strip.
The D.L: Interesting design, and crop of exciting rookies made for an interesting break.
Mojonic Odds: One guaranteed autograph or relic per blaster.
The Cheese: Retail version has way to many doubles. Poor relic placement, and not enough ink.
Rating: 3/5 Fingers
Greg Olson Gold Paralleled Dirty White Jersey.
Wow I wonder what field the dirt is from?
Or maybe he just munched on a taco at halftime.
Andre Brown Blue Jersey 171/299
Brian Robiskie Brown Jersey 113/299
2009 Tristar Obak
Quanity: 25 Retail packs
Damage: 2.95 x 25 = $73.75
The D.L: Absolutely bizarre, and highly trivial. A milestone product for Tristar.
Mojonic Odds: Retail is unknown.
The Cheese: Where is the love? Out of 25 retail packs ripped not a single hit yankeed. The absolute bizarreness, and psychedelic appearance of the base set more then made up for it.
Rating 4/5 fingers.
Tazawa Pro Debut
2009 Topps Chrome
Quanity: One Hobby Box
The D.L: Super shiny cards, and on card autographs.
Mojonic Odds: Two on- card rookie autographs per hobby box.
The Cheese: The Xfractors are retail exclusive. Although the box states two auto's I pulled a third. I'm truly convinced there is now a box with 1 auto floating around there somewhere. If someone falls an auto short email me.
Rating 4/5 Fingers & Half a thumb.
Nolan Reimold Autograph
This ones for El Beardo uno
Ramiro Pena Autograph
The Yankees have a farm system?
If so I would like to elect Ramiro as my extra hit
Andrew Bailey 50/50
2009 Goudeywin Champions
Quantity: 10 Retail Packs + Two 20.00 Blasters
Severe Damage: $62.72
The DL: On card autographs of legendary athletes.
The Cheese: The cheap feel of the card stock makes for a fine Quesadilla. This Retro Rip Off is way to similar to earlier released retro themes, and the over hyped artwork lacks originality.
Rating: 2/5 Fingers
Very clean white jersey.
2009 Allen & Ginter
Quantity: 1 Hobby Box
The D.L: Product of the year.
Mojonic Odds: Three hits per hobby box.
The Cheese: A huge gap in the hit or miss category.
Rating: Mojo Approved ( 5 /5 fingers)
Rocco Baldelli Grey Jersey
Is there two versions of this card?
Joe Mauer Grey Jersey
The Great One
This is why I love A&G
2009 Ballpark Collection
Quantity: One mini hobby box
Mojonic Odds: Two paralleled cards, and three hits per mini box.
The D.L: Very nice looking cards.
The Cheese: Upper Decks Swan Song
Rating: A contested 3 fingers and a pinkie.
Roy Hallady Autograph/ Baby Blue Throwback Jersey
This card indeed kicks ass
Hanley, Reyes, Kinsler, Escobar, Quad 221/500
This card has potential.
Its very,very,very,very grey.
Wicked I Got You Baby!
Fielder, and Hank 164/500
Dirty white Jerseys.
Jeter/ Giambi ###/699
2009 Tristar Impact
Quantity: One crafty blaster.
Damage: A little over twenty bucks.
Mojonic Odds: One autograph per blaster
The D.L: I had a blast with this blaster.
The Cheese: Not enough grease.
Rating: My elbow in your face.
Madison Rayne Autograph.
Hands down my favorite pull of the entire binge.
I love this card.
The Mojo Hand