So while doing my usual traversal through my Google Reader, I caught Sewingmachineguy's post that mentioned Meijer still had cards 20% today. I needed a few other things there anyway, so I headed down to a different one than last week, one that I think has a better card aisle. Nothing really looked all that great to me since most of it was recent blasters, as usual, plus there were 2008 UD Heroes football boxes, which I now know to avoid. Then some hanging blister packs caught my eye and I remember that I had looked at them before: 2010 Press Pass Portrait Edition football:
These were originally $14.99 but were discounted to $11.99 thanks to this week's 20% off sale. Here's what I pulled:
|James Starks Sideline Signatures Gold auto|
|Rusty Smith Sideline Signatures Gold auto|
As with the base, the autographs have a nice design that's conducive to the inclusion of a signature. Better yet for many, the autos are on-card, and that's always a plus.
So all that said, I did OK here. Starks is obviously the better pull, and COMC tells me he goes for $25 while Smith reaches $20. Starks, of course, is a Packers RB, but here he's airbrushedly (feel free to use that word yourself) pictured with his alma mater, Buffalo. Smith is a Tennessee Titans QB from Florida Atlantic, which probably partly explains why he went all Ned Flanders with his inscription. I don't want to sound like I'm against inscriptions like that, though--overall I think they're a cool idea and add a nice personal touch to autographs.
For under $25, these were kind of fun to open. I don't think I'll pick any more up unless I can find them for under $10, which isn't totally out of the question. Everything you see here is for trade, especially the two autographs, both of which went right into my Football FS/FT album. If you see anything you like, please let me know and I'll set it aside for you.