That's exactly what I did roughly 15 minutes later, only to find that captain jackass was STILL there, feeling up the SAME packs. What was this guy even looking for? I thought memorabilia cards were worth a pittance nowadays, and I don't know that it's all that easy to pack search autographs. So it's bad enough that I or anyone else that wanted to buy some of those didn't get the chance because he was too busy getting fresh with them, but now even if he does leave the ones he doesn't think have anything in them, they'll have been molested by this guy and possibly bent to hell.
My solution: a card molester registry. Why not snap pics of all these losers in all their glory and slap them up on a Google map or something so they can be celebrated for their stupidity? Anyway, that's my Cool Story, Bro...
On to happier news: undeterred by El Molesto above, I hit a different Meijer on the way home (I left the other one without buying anything) and got the stuff I needed--along with seven Bowman racks. I won't do a full review since that was yesterday's news, literally, but I wanted to show off what I got:
As for the updated standings for my pursuit of the base sets:
- Base set: 103/220 (47%)
- Prospects: 58/110 (53%)
- Chrome Prospects: 33/110 (30%)
- Base: 24
- Prospects: 2 (!)
- Chrome: 20 (including 5 triples)
- I ended up with zero extras in terms of Base and Prospects when I opened the 16 blaster packs
- I had zero duplicates amongst the seven rack packs (obviously when combined with the blasters I had some)
- Overall, my collation has been above-average for Topps