Celebrating a new college football season with cheap blasters!
Happy college football season opener! I decided to kill two birds with one stone and celebrate the day by hitting up Meijer and their 20% off card aisle. Here's what I ended up with:
One blaster each of 2009 Press Pass football and 2010 Playoff Contenders football. You can see that these were already marked down, plus I got each for the aforementioned 20% off, making them a fun way to kick off my favorite sport, especially with the former being a college-themed set. By the way, while you're reading this it's possible you're also watching South Carolina take on Vanderbilt, as that's in-progress as of this writing.
Here's how I did in each blaster:
Press Pass included eight packs of four cards. I nabbed two different Banner Season inserts (1:4) including Brown. The rest you see from this Matthew Stafford Hot Box (except for the third) are base cards, and the Power Pick of Stafford is a 1:14 short print, of which there are apparently five subjects. Not a bad little box for less than $6 anyway. The Staffords are mind but everything else is up for grabs, and I may insert the unseen ones into trade packages anyway.
Contenders was fun because it guaranteed an autograph (in one of its five packs of five cards) from a pretty decent rookie class. I pulled an insert in each pack (including the auto) and a couple of my favorite Wolverines to boot. The Wootton was my guaranteed hit, and not a bad one of the former Northwestern star who's now a DE for DA BEARS. By the way, the other base cards weren't bad either, including Aaron Rodgers and his snap-blocker, Brett Favre. Again, everything but the Brady and Braylon is available. Do I have a Bears fan that would like to trade for the Wootton?
So all in all, a fun way to ring in the new college year and close out my spending for the month. Now if you need me in the next 72+ hours, you know where I'll be. GO BLUE!