Sunday, August 26, 2012

2012 Topps Tribute Pack Break - Disappointment

As I stated in my description, I can no longer work due to injuries in Iraq, but my wife gives me an allowance (just like my kids).  Some times to get a higher end product I have to save for awhile.  I went to a hobby store and had to really bite my toungue when I told the man behind the counter I wanted one of those $50 packs.  I opened at the store, and I wanted to throw my cards right back at the man!  The two cards that were anything great was this David Wright Relic /99 and Tim Lincecum /75.  Both those cards I could buy on Check Out My Cards for less than $20 and that is the reason I don't buy high end items.  I could either buy a couple blaster boxes every few weeks, or one 5 card pack a month.

Yes, there are some very good high end cards, but when you are collector that has to pinch pennies to buy the high end product and get a single relic card, you kind of feel sick.  Oh well, I'm sure I'll try another $50 pack in 2013 and say the same damn thing over again about, why the heck did I buy this!  This should be my one and only break of Tribute for me this year.  Hope you enjoyed reading about my disappointment! ;)


  1. New follower here. Thank you for your service and it's very cool to see that you're doing this with your son. I've got a serious backlog of trades right now, but when I get caught up, we'll work out a deal. Good luck with the blog!

  2. Thanks! I loved being in the service, even though my complications and missing a lot of my children's early life. I am trying think of the best way to display my cards I have to trade in the coming weeks. I do have an excel inventory started at the top of the blog. Thanks again for following!

  3. I just found your blog and like what I see, good stuff! I too thank you for your service to our country.
    I feel your pain on the Tribute pack, this years addition seems to be more disapointing then years past. If you are interested in trading the David Wright I can do some digging this weekend and see what I can come up with.

  4. Make me an offer! And thanks for reading

  5. Same reason I avoid those packs - I just know I am going to pull some crap.

    I decided to go for a hot pack of 2006 UD legendary Cuts. My pull? A Santo relic. Now, I have respect for Santo, but really? A Cubs relic for a Sox fan? Groan.....


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