December 3, 2010

Beginners Luck?

Recently I have been dabbling with basketball cards to fill the void left by the lack of baseball cards being released. Well, more like the lack of affordable baseball cards being released. I haven't been buying much because of the holidays and trying to buy presents, but when I have been in the mall if I got some presents for others I grabbed a cheap pack or rack pack for myself. I should reward myself for being jolly, right?

Anywho, I picked up a rack pack of 2010-2011 Panini Presitge a week or so ago and pulled this card:
Jordan Crawford auto /499

I have never pulled an autograph out of a rack pack of baseball, and RARELY if ever, pulled one from a retail pack of baseball. That was fun, I should buy people stuff more often.

Yesterday, I was in Target and just wandering around before grabbing some dinner and saw a FRESH box of 2010-2011 Panini Rookies & Stars, so I grabbed the second to last pack on the right and high tailed it to the checkout. Bada bing!

Daniel Orton 1/5 !!!!!!!!

Ok, so now I am convinced this isn't normal for being a basketball collector. There is hardly any chance of this happening on a regular basis, although if it could, I may seriously get into basketball cards. Serial numbered 1/5 in a retail pack?!!! Come on.

So for all you basketball collectors out there, is this luck or do you find that you get more out of basketball packs than baseball?


  1. It sounds like a plot to lure you down into yet another hole of card collecting.

    awesome to see cool stuff come out of racks though!

  2. Those are def nice pulls. I can't say that two hits per pack/rack pack are common and certainly not a 1 of 5, but I always seem to pull a jersey or auto'd card from packs of basketball product. I've bought packs of Prestige and Threads last year and pulled jersey and auto'd cards. Nothing out of R&S.

    Better than I can say for baseball product. I never pull anything. Even the base cards I get a rough.

    However, It just goes to show, you don't need to but cases and cases to pull something decent. Although if I could buy a case or two, I would.

  3. I've had some great luck in basketball pack buying. Got a Frazier jersey form a 1.59 discount pack at Target and even in the higher end stuff from a pack of UD Radiance a Jordan on-card auto. {Problem is for me basketball is my fourth favorite sport so the cards don't do a whole lot for me.

  4. Very nice!

    Basketball packs have always had more GU/autos in retail and hobby and you're nailing 'em.

    And Crawford is a big YouTube hit for dunking on LBJ awhile back. But his shot vs. K-State last year was better. Game of the Year IMO. Plus, Gus Johnson announcing it makes it even better.