Also, while I was out today I used more of my Meijer discount magic to score the last five racks of 2014 UD football in the minuscule card section there. They were $4.99 a pop for 32 cards, which is pretty standard with them right now. I'd been looking forward to busting these because of my love for Upper Deck and its gorgeous college-heavy flagship set. Here's how I did:
In addition to the group of QBs above, I made several custom subsets out of the rest that I like to call:
|Players that are excited and/or happy to be here, you guys!|
|Players that eschew gravity like Matthew Stafford eschews non-stupid throwing motions|
|Players that just wanna give you a hug, you guys!|
|WOLVERINES! Under the lights!|
|Hmmm...ummm...guy slowly being devoured by several octopi and guy literally carrying a Big Stick!|
From these five racks I pulled exactly 100% of the base set, 47 doubles, and just one triple. That's simply incredible, and my hat's off to UD for this perfect experience. I'll note what's for trade below in a minute, and rest assured some of these are already set aside for those of you who collect college teams.
Finally, here's my inserts:
What's for trade?
All of the inserts above, including the dupes of Luck, plus these base cards:
52 55 61 64 66 67 71 76 77 80 81 82 83 84 85 91 92 93 96 97 99 105 106 107 108 116 117 120 121 122 123 126(x2) 127 129 131 135 140 141 142 144 146 150
Go grab these if you see them! I won't promise you'll have the same outstanding collation I did, but you can clearly see the potential is there. I was happy that many of the better players weren't shuffled off to obscurity in SP land this year as I studiously ignore those. When prices come down I'm sure the hobby boxes will be a nice deal too, though I said before I'm not quite as high on the Lettermen designs this year. Anyway, I landed a complete set from retail packs plus some non-terrible inserts and plenty of dupes to trade, all for under $25 before my discounts. Buy buy buy!