A few months ago I found a box of Stadium Club on Amazon that I could afford, and because cards have boomed in the last year, it was a retail box rather than a hobby box. So while it was a fine break, and while I defeated the odds in a few places, it wasn't a full picture of the set for me, and I didn't really have my usual tradition continued with a hobby box.
With some birthday money, I saw that Dave and Adam's had a box on discount, and I leapt. I wanted the full monty, the Stadium Club experience I'd strived for, complete with two autographs that were likely to belong to two players that I'd never heard of, or a bunch of dupes from the retail box. I didn't care. I've been so deprived of cards this year thanks to my Targets and Wal-Marts never having any product, I wanted just this one experience.
Thankfully, I beat the odds even more than I did with the retail box. So let's dive into the first 8 packs.
And yet, as you'll find out tomorrow in the second half, that is not the end of my insane luck in this box. Stay tuned, y'all.