Don't forget about my contest for eight free 2007 Topps Series 1 gravity packs. The post is all the way below this one, but I think you'll find your way there one way or another. At the time of this post I have one entry, so let's get it going, guys.
Card show report
I did end up forcing myself to drive the 45 minutes to the redneck convention center near me, braving lots of Pokemon/Yugioh/Whatever the hell it is crap and plenty of NASCAR dreck too, but as usual it was worth it.
First, I grabbed two football boxes: 2010 NCAA Sweet Spot and 2007 Topps. I mention them in that order because that's the order in which I'll bust them. I've been excited about Sweet Spot since I've seen the helmet autographs that appear to fall roughly two per box (the other four hits seem to be meh dual jersey swatches). Considering the prices that Brandon Graham and Brandon Minor's cards are going for, I figured I'd take a shot at a box first and try to pull or trade for those guys (plus there's plenty of hits to be had). Look for the Sweet Spot review later today and the Topps box later this week (or tomorrow, depending on my will power and schedule).
Next, the singles. I often enjoy wading through the countless boxes of autographs and jerseys the sellers are liquidating, especially on the last day of the show. As you'll see, I went pretty Michigan-heavy, but I did grab a couple other cards for my collection or trade bait. I think I spent around $50 total for this stuff.
(as always, the Michigan personal collection is linked to your right and lives here)