It shouldn't take a month for me to get Topps flagship.
It shouldn't take weeks of going to Target and finding nothing, and then wandering in one day and seeing a line of people queuing up for the possibility of getting on a list to potentially find a rack-pack of flagship, then saying it's not worth it and just getting two overpriced blasters on Dave and Adam's.
The hobby shouldn't be this unobtainable for casuals. If I were to start collecting now, I'd quit in frustration. And apparently when you say that online, it means that you're not a serious enough collector anyway.
We really need to be careful of how we're facilitating the hobby. It's supposed to be for everyone, and the stockpiling and price-busting that mega collectors have been doing is making things more and more elite. Sometimes, people want to break a box of cards just to pull cards of players they like. How about that? I don't know if I'm ever gonna sell anything I pull, though trades aren't out of the question [I really, really need to get better at trades]. I collect cards because it makes me happy. And the mega-mojo people who are driving up the price and creating scarcity are saying that's not enough now. That is bullshit.
I don't have to worry about a lot of that from the blogs. Y'all get it. The elitism and snobbery sort of disintegrated around like 2012. All the people who still blog have the right idea. So I'm not subtweeting you guys. But there's a lot of people on twitter who are just pissing me off lately. Who are you to judge people for collecting differently than you do when you're the reason Topps has to print even more cards and create a second junk wax era?
Alright. I do have cards here. So I might as well get to them.
Blasters of Topps, over the past few years, have become 7 packs, 14 cards per pack. In retail, that amounts to a 20 dollar purchase, I paid more than that for each these. Remember back in 2007 when 20 packs in a blaster cost 20 bucks? Remember how simple it was then?
Less cynicism, I know. Here's the first of two blasters of a product most of you have already got your fill of.
Solid stuff, and a lot of base stuff I was looking for. Second box tomorrow.