Thursday, April 19, 2018

Making Foolish Mistakes


I'll be the first to admit I don't always think logically (or economically) when it comes to cards.  Case in point: 2018 Leaf Heroes of the Game Cut Signature.

This box goes against everything I'm into as a card collector: verifiable checklists, plentiful base cards, low-risk boxes, and value.

For the whopping price of $34.99, you get one blaster box filled with one "cut" autograph card.  I say the word "cut" very loosely as this hardly meets the standard definition of the cut autograph.  They are cut cards in the sense that they were printed onto a giant sheet and cut up into smaller cards to be signed later.

The box advertises Cal Rikpen Jr. and Joe Montana as autographs. It makes no mention who else might be inside.

Time to open.  Drum roll please..........
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Johnny Manziel? Oh fuck right the fuck off. I hate myself for buying this. It's not even numbered.

I knew it wouldn't be Montana or Ripken. But this joke? Uggggghhhhhhhh.

Unless someone wants to shoot me any sort of offer on this card, I'm throwing it up on eBay on a 99 cent auction.  I should be able to recoup $10.

What a dangerous game to play.

18 comments:

  1. That seems really jerky of them to have included him in their product!

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    1. It's probably because he's a cheap signer, lol

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  2. Ouch!!!!! So glad I didn't get that in the box I bought.

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  3. I don't understand how Leaf gets to put out the garbage it does. It seems almost illegal.

    Love your reaction though. Right on point.

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  4. Terrible pull, terrible swatch as well. I haven't busted one buy have seen many pull Tony Gwynn. Others Joe Montana. Leaf is flooding the market with junk

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    1. I agree the swatch is pretty terrible. Would it have killed Leaf to at least printed his name on the card like it was advertised for Cal Ripken?

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  5. I'm sorry about your luck there. I was anticipating something bad..... I wasn't quite expecting Manziel so that made it even worse. Calling him a "Hero of the Game" is interesting. The only people that actually like him are Texas A&M fans.

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  6. Lol. Loved your reaction. Thank you for kicking my day off with a smile.

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  7. Oh no! I feel your pain. That's a tough pull right there. And not the good kind. Hope you're able to recoup some of your money. He is starting to work out for NFL teams (or was that CFL teams?) so..maybe there's someone out there willing to take this off your hands?

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    1. He's at least in the news for good reasons so that should help the resale value

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