Friday, December 20, 2013

On the Ninth Day of Cardmas, My Mistress Gave to Me...

...9 Ballers Balling,

8 Press-a-Passes,
7 Dueling Blasters,
6 Hobby Chromes,
5 Value Things,
4 Golfy Tigers,
3 Rack Packs,
2 Magic Cards,
A Mega Box with Topps Chrome!
It's the Kobe and Durant show (aka the old second best and the new second best).  Here's the breakdown of packs:
1 x 2009-10 Panini Season Update
2 x 2012-13 Prizm Hobby
2 x 2012-13 Prizm Retail
2 x 2012-13 Threads Retail
1 x 2012-13 Panini Retail
1 x 2012-13 Panini Crusade Hobby
Crusade is obviously the biggest pack here, as every crusade pack has a hit.  The product really took of at first, but died out pretty badly. Regardless, we'll save that pack for last.

This is pretty much the card you expect from a Season Update pack. 

4 packs of Prizm and this is the best I got.  Disappointing.
I dig the camo jersey.  The second Mayo is a red parallel.  I don't know why.
Sure, the parallels may be stupid, but these rookie jerseys are fantastic.  What a great concept.
The best base card design easily goes to 2012-13 Panini.  I love team colors on cards.
We finally get to Crusade.  Not too bad. 
The Crusade colored cards are fantastic, though mine wasn't great.  Tucker's having a decent season, but he's far from a star.
Lastly, the Crusade hit:

That just confirms that it was a bummer of a pack.  D-League autos don't do it for me.

Well, that was depressing.  I spent money on those cards.


Chris said...

I busted a few packs of Crusade. I do really like the colored Crusade insert, but like you, the autographs I pulled left a lot to be desired. My biggest hit was a Lamarcus Aldridge Gold Crusade numbered out of # / 10.

buckstorecards said...

I added that Ed Davis card to my COMC Black Friday order. I'd waited too long to add one of their Remembrance Day alternates to my collection.

madding said...

I hadn't seen Crusade before. There's another Blazers team set I need to collect.