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(01-04-2012 12:19 AM)jpleazme805 Wrote: I have to fight the urge every time I go into a retail store that sells sports cards. Never really see any basketball in san diego.. I did go to Target today, one of many in SD... wanted to go pick up another Thomas wooden train set for my 2yr old. They didn't have what I was looking for, so went to go see the cardboard boxes on my way out...
I seen two kids & an adult searching the packs.. the adult looked like a sports collector.. he said he wasn't when I asked him what he collected.. the two kids.. about 15-17 said they just got into football cards...
it was a strange situation.. because these guys just stared at me when I was picking up the boxes & reading the backs.. seen a lot of those variety boxes... first time I seen so many at target or walmart.. the kids had about 6-10 packs.. which I assumed were searched packs... but when I made a comment about people searching packs & cheating the kids.. they left the packs there & took off. they were football packs of UD.. I was thinking about picking them up myself.. but told myself no.. since I don't collect that sport. about 30 minutes later. the adult was in line to check out two aisles down.. he seen me walking out with purchase (no sports cards).. he said he had to go back & pick up the packs..
I am usually against those 100ct loose cards, with GU or auto.. the companies that put them together & market them are collectors just like us.. with 100,000 of cards... it's another way of selling a high dollar "lot" of cards.. sometimes there are good cards... but I would like to take the chance anymore.. I've caught myself buying too many of them when I got back into collecting a few years ago..
(01-04-2012 12:50 AM)buckunteer Wrote: Ooo that Garnett/Bynum actually looks really nice...you definitely beat the $20 price tag with those four hits!
(01-04-2012 10:33 AM)libs021 Wrote: Hey xstream if the 1990-91 skybox was series two I might need some for my set I also need both starquest.
I don't know how much I have for pistons but when I get home next week I'm sure I can find you some set needs.
(01-04-2012 10:58 AM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: I was able to find 7 cards I have that you have listed as wants (well 8, but 1 is in another trade). I only see one Pistons in your Org that I need (2008-09 Hot Prospects Blue Chauncey Billups). I didn't see any set fillers listed, unless you don't have all of your cards listed. Let me know or go ahead and throw a trade together and we'll work something out. Thanks.
(01-04-2012 02:01 PM)buckunteer Wrote: Creepy. I JUST pulled that Billups (they have the new mixed boxes at wal-mart here too, couldn't resist!) and was gonna throw it in as an extra. I saw that and heard Twilight Zone music in the background haha. I'll still toss it in if you want! (sorry libs, but I pulled a couple more starquests that are added, including a baron davis gold, if you need it!)
(01-04-2012 02:14 PM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: You can throw it in if you wish. He says he might have some set fillers I can use, so I'm sure he and I can work something out for the 7 cards. Thanks for letting me know.