I couldn't wait to get my hands onto this product. I got retail first before Hobby. But after breaking both, I would say by far stick with hobby when busting Score. The retail was really a dulled down version of the hobby. One rookie per pack. A few inserts per box. And this years prices went up to $20 a blaster instead of the usual $10.
This is normally a product I buy both retail and hobby but this year it just doesn't have the same equal appeal to me.
The reds are Target exclusive parallels.
Let us know your thoughts on the product. And if you have tried it in retail yet.
Received this in the other day. Another Upper Deck NPN (no purchase necessary) Mail Day. I have always liked their NPN program since its online so you don't have to mail anything out or have to spend money on stamps to participate. Not to mention you get some great cards as well.
Heres what was found:
A nice Nicklas Lidstrom jersey card.
Let me know what you think of NPN programs, which ones you do and whats the best mail day you have ever received from one!
Congrats to Miami Vice for winning June's Contest. It was a long tough one, but we did have a winner and a comeback again. Please email us your address to email@example.com with your address and we will try to get that out to you soon.
On another note, thanks to everyone who participated in June. But sadly, the monthly contests are going to RIP for good. With decline in participation and time consumption are some of the reasons. Not to mention we DID NOT hit 25 participants even once. The interest in this contest just doesn't seem to be there anymore. We don't know if its too lengthy, if people forget to enter, or what it may be but we averaged 17-23 participants on average. We spent the last two weeks, even on vacation, deciding where to go on this topic and finally late last night decided it was time just to let it go for good.
However, with this being said, there are still a lot of giveaways coming up. We have been saving out NFL prizes for the possible return of the 2013 Player Of The Day Promotion right here on this blog and this year we are planning to outdo last years and hoping to in participation as well. If you were not here last year, look up Player Of The Day in our search blog and see some of the great prizes that were handed out. Pretty much everyone who participated got a prize.
Not to mention, as long as Panini gives us boxes to review, you will be awarded as well. Once again, make sure you say thank you to them. So instead of monthly contests, we have decided to do creative sports related contests similar to the monthly one. Just not a months worth to get the prize or prizes. When we do a contest here and there, it will keep your attention and YOU WILL DECIDE if you win or not by selecting the right answers. We are not a fan of randoming winners. Though some of those contests may need to be randomed under some cirucumstances. We will try hard not to have to use that process. There will be prize, prizes, and sometimes prize lots up for grabs!!
We will also have a monthly prize to giveaway from our friends at Jammin JDcards along with a prize from BCW Supplies as well in August/September. So stay tuned to Sport Card Collectors, cause other than useful insight information, honest opinions on the hobby, great reviews..you can find nice contests as well.
We all have a hobby horror story. Most probably have to do with trading as losing a package, trader never sending their card or receiving yours, or the bad trade of Colin Kaepernick for Michael Egnew cause you couldn't go without that auto that you wanted for your Dolphins collection. My story has nothing to do with trading. Mine has to due with the following card and though no animals were harmed in this posting, a card was:
Now from a distance there seems to be nothing wrong with this card....but as we examine it...
Yep 4/10 and a top NFL WR...but look closer.....
Can you see them..yep..dog teeth marks. And this is not the only spot you can see them
Two Christmases ago a relative of mine asked me to email them a small list of hobby boxes I would want for Christmas. Obviously, I jumped right on it and emailed them a list A.S.A.P. One of my favorite products is Crown Royale and I found it at a great price around the season time and put that at the top of my list. They told me they will pick one from the list and surprise me. I had hoped that it would be this one but would have been happy with any. Cause lets be honest, cards are cards.
They placed the order and got it a few days before coming to my house and wrapped it. What they didn't know was that their dog thought it was for them and tore into the wrapped package...with its teeth. They came home to torn up wrapping paper and opened card wrappers everywhere. They were only supposed to see a mess like that after I had received the package.
About 90% of the cards had bite marks or had been eaten. Only 2 cards make it through the disaster. Relic cards of Wes Welker and Dallas Clark. The big pull above did not. Teeth marks run all over the bottom corner shown above and a few other places. A couple other autograph hit and commons have bite marks as well.
I ended up keeping the cards and still have them. We use this story as a joke every year when they buy me cards now. I always say, "remember, put those way up on a shelf.". Now they do just that. I sometimes look at this card and wonder what could have been another solid piece to the collection, but instead became an animals supper. This card may have no monetary value, but it does have memories. And sometimes the memories are more important. Though this is still a Hobby Horror Story.
I must also note before ending that they did get me a replacement gift.
What is a hobby horror story you have to share? Is it something as tragic as losing a low numbered card to a dog bite? Is it a trade gone wrong? Would like to hear yours as well!