I was recruited to be a substitute summer softball coach for an 18U ASA tourney this weekend, which was hosted in a nearby town. We had a little downtime between games so I hit their local Wal-Mart and was surprised to find a number of Stadium Club blasters on the shelves. The three big blue stores in my neck of the woods were devoid of the product, so I gleefully snagged a blaster and made my way to the checkout counter.
In a pretty exceptional mood after my purchase, I wondered across the parking lot and treated myself to a plate of Bob Evans' biscuits and gravy. Typically, this is something I only treat myself with after donating blood, but I felt like celebrating. I feel the gravy helps thicken up my blood after losing a pint. At least that's what I tell myself!
Don't get me wrong, I was happy to finally find a blaster and not have to pay LCS prices, but I feel I picked the wrong one. Let's dive in and you'll see why.
Everyone is after the Aaron Judge cards and the autos, but I'm here for the photography.
Two Cubs in the blaster and I suppose I can't complain. Fifteen of the 300 base cards are Cubs, which is exactly 5% of the set. Five percent of 40 cards in a blaster is two.
I pulled a couple of other inserts, but nothing fancy, so let's show what did raise an eyebrow.
Here's why this blaster was not meant for me. First, allow me to remind you that I live on the border between Cardinal and Cub territories. Also, I've now pulled two autos this year and they're of the same player. Argh.
I road tripped to a card show this weekend, in Milwaukee, but I couldn't find any of the thirty dealers who had busted any Stadium Club. I was hoping to find some in a dime box or maybe buy a starter set on the cheap. One dealer was selling hobby boxes for $120 and another for $110, but I decided to pass on those. I think I'll skip the set building again this year and instead turn my focus to chasing the 2017 Vogelmonster cards.
I hope your weekend was full of fun cardboard, too! Thanks for reading!