April 29, 2009

K-Mart blowout sale










Today I went to the local K-Mart to kill some time before heading to the gym and much to my surprise and delight they were trying to give away 2008 baseball cards. I don't really need any cards from 2008 that they were selling, but the blasters were either $9.99 or $10.99 down from $19.99. Oddly, the only 2008 blaster that was not half price was the Stadium Club but I opened enough of those at $2.99 that I won't complain.

Masterpieces, UD X, UD Series 2 and USA were $9.99 and Goudey was $10.99. I only saw one 2009 blaster and it was Spectrum, so that was an easy choice not to buy. The 2008 Upper Deck Series 1&2 Combo, as well as the 2008 UD Rookie Edition rack packs were both $1.99. They also had blister packs of 2008 Artifacts and Spectrum for $1.49 each (zzzz). I walked around the store holding the rack packs, and a Masterpieces blaster as well as a Goudey trying to decide which one to buy.

You all know I didn't need a single thing in the store. Not one. However, you also know I had to get something because it wouldn't be a 'Cardboard Problem' if I didn't have a problem. I picked 3 rack packs, and if you look at the pictures you will understand why I picked those 3 specific ones. (Jeter, A-Rod, and Pujols were each in different ones). I couldn't remember if I had the Pujols card or not so I figured better safe than sorry. Since I couldn't decide on a blaster it went to a vote. I asked my mom and my grandmother, each who know nothing but that they were cards, and they both picked the Goudey. I was half hoping they picked that blaster because there are more cards in the packs than Masterpieces.

So that is my heist for the day. A blaster and 3 rack packs all for less than the price of one regularly priced blaster. Now the problem is which one do I open first? I want to save the blaster for last I think.

12 comments:

  1. Ah, yes, the old rack packs that promise "rookie debut" cards when in actuality they have some inserts called "infield power". I just got the Pujols one not too long ago. I might have to check out a K-Mart this weekend if the weather holds up, but there are none anywhere close to me so it might not be worth it.

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  2. I've been good about staying out of KMart the last several weeks. Those Fat Packs at $1.99 (originally $4.99) are tough to keep my grubby little hands off.

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  3. Hmm, maybe I need to bypass Target and go to K-Mart on Friday.

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  4. It's hard to resist all those cards at $1.99 each, especially since I know I am going to get at least one YSL in each one.

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  5. I saw 2007 Topps blasters at Wal Mart for 4.97. They one each of series 1 and series 2.

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  6. i would love to see prices like that up here in canada

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  7. I wish my Kmart had those fat packs. I liked the Series 1&2 combined blaster and I would love to get those rack packs at 1.99. I bought out my Kmart of the Goudey's a few months ago. I tried a blaster of Masterpieces and that was a waste of money. I may have to go out of town to try a different Kmart to find some of those rack packs.

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  8. You just gotta love those deals at Kmart. I'm with you I don't really need the cards but I love to open stuff especially at steep discounts.

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  9. Care to trade the Howard and Utley for a nice little stack of YSLs? Even if you don't want to trade them... well, they're still pretty much yours.

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  10. I think we can arrange that, Eric. I like Utley and Howard, but I like YSL more.

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  11. Man I wish we had a Kmart around here. I have been kicking around the same Wally World rack for seven years now. Nice pick ups.

    The Mojo Hand

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  12. Great finds.!! It seems that you did lot of shopping at Kmart.!!

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