Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2013 Topps Football Value Box

Over Black Friday weekend I took advantage of one of Meijer's infrequent 20% off deals to go along with Saturday's Santa Bucks promotion, which offered more discounts.  I haven't had a ton of luck with retail over my collecting career, and you all know I'm not a huge fan of Topps, but for the price (less than $15 after everything was said and done, original price $21.99), I thought I'd give one of these a try:
That's a very blurry phone picture of a 2013 Topps Football value box.  As it states, you get six packs of 2013 flagship, two hobbies of 2013 Platinum, and three OMG EXCLUSIVE!!!1!1 Refractors.  I'd seen some pretty good stuff come out of these on Blowout, plus I couldn't resist the urge to bust a few packs.

In the end, I didn't land anything all that exciting, but I think I got my $15-worth out of the eight packs and bonus cards:
The Wolverines:  a Chad Henne Jags base, and Brady appearing on the Pats' AFC East title card.  Keepers, obviously.
The inserts from flagship.  Nine from six packs was pretty good, I think, though I rolled my eyes at the Peyton double.  All are available.

From Platinum I pulled a couple base rookies, and these were the insert in each, apparently a thick Sapphire parallel.  Meh.

Finally, here's the EXCLUSIVE Refractors, which do look pretty nice.  I'd hoped to land the Denard Robinson, but at least I got a decent trio, even if it includes QB bust Geno Smith.  Ball just had a nice game against KC, and Lacy's had a pretty good year himself.  Again, all are available, especially if you can flip me the Denard.

Naturally I also have a bunch of Topps base available, so feel free to shoot me wantlists since I'm always happy to help.  Everything else besides the Wolverines is also up for grabs, as stated, and I'll surely be including a nice amount of stuff in future trade packages as well!


  1. I have the Denard Robinson if you want it. LMK then. You don't need to send me anything in return. Just moving stuff along. lol

    1. Thanks, I'd love to get that from you. And it's probably about time I sent something your way again anyway, though I'll have to see what I can dig up!