When I reached for a pack out of the box, the first one I picked up felt heavier than normal. I assure you I was not pack searching and this was literally the first one I touched. I picked up another pack to see if my hunch was correct and I was right; the second pack felt lighter. I quickly put down the second pack and moved on because I was irrationally worried that someone would think I was pack searching. The day before I had watched a Youtube video where some guy explained how he confronted a pack searcher, who was doing things like weighing packs on a scale and amassed about 10 packs worth of probable hits. So while I was not doing anything suspicious, I was still nervous for some reason.
I happily paid for my pack and I even waited until I got home to open it rather than doing it right outside the store. I wanted to make sure no one would see me get a hit card. When I got home I went straight for the thick card and this is what I saw:
Nothing. It was a darn decoy card! I should have expected this. Oh well. Let's see what I actually got instead.
|It's too bad the foil doesn't scan well.|
I'd rate the base set as just okay. Nothing stands out about it and I don't like the silver foil bar. The front also feels too dark to me.
|Century Greats Insert|
I was disappointed about the lack of a relic card. However, the Smart and Pierce cards, along with the Elgin Baylor insert, help make up the difference.
I doubt I will buy any more Threads packs not because I have a sour taste in my mouth but rather I don't care for the base cards. At $4.50 a pack, Threads isn't doing itself any favors, either.
I hope your pack hunt this weekend is better than mine!