...9 Basketball Cubes,
8 Pounds of Loosies,
7 Baseball Repacks,
6 Random Blasters,
5 Jersey Things,
4 Packs of Stuff,
3 UD Heroes,
2 Goodwin Blasters,
and a Baseball Gem of the Game!
What the hell is a basketball cube?
Well, at Target, I found these Ultra Pro two-piece storage boxes that each had one rookie, one jersey card, and one pack inside. At $3, that seemed like a pretty good deal. I figured the rookie and jersey would be crap, but the packs would be ok and the cases usually go for $1-2 on their own.
Three Targets later, and I had 9 of them.
Here's a look at the sliding two-piece case. I really needed some of these, so that was good value right there. Each one also had a piece of inch-think styro foam cut 2.5x3.5, which I also find to be valuable for sorting, storing, and packing supplies.
These were the 9 rookies. About what I expected.
All 9 packs were 2008 Press Pass Basketball, which I knew when I bought them. I like college stuff, so I was cool with ~$1 per pack.
There are actually a decent number of good players in this class.
Definitely a lot of Beasley.
Derrick Rose shows up a ton as well.
Each pack came with a blue reflector:
The Rose blue reflectors look really good.
Love/Westbrook is a hell of a combo.
Finally, we get to the jersey cards. They weren't anything special, which is about what I expected.
Getting dupes of two different cards is definitely disappointing.
Haywood and Marshall are probably prefect examples of what I expected to get here.
Steve Smith isn't a bad name. Smith played 14 seasons and average 14-3-3 for his career.
This was the only jersey card that was more than I expected. Jalen was a 14-4-4 career guy who has gone on to significant success as an announcer/analyst.
Ultimately, for 27 bucks, I ended up with some pretty good college cards of some NBA stars, 9 jersey cards, and 9 sliding two-piece cases that I really needed (Ultra-Pro brand, too).
I'll take it.
See you tomorrow.