The Legend

The Legend

Monday, June 5, 2017


My local Target always has a well stocked card aisle. So whenever I have a hankering for some cardboard therapy I'm sure to find something.  What made this trip unique was the discounted baseball. While their is always discounted blasters, usually it consists of NBA and Nascar.  This time around they had two blasters of baseball and I bought them both.

Here is the contents of what turned out to be a really nice box of 2016 Archives.

 I don't pull many Harper's so this is a welcome addition of one of my favorite non Pirates.
 I pulled three Buccos with Kiner being my favorite.

 A few random cards that I really liked.  The Cargo has a nice shot of left field at PNC Park. The Lou Gehrig is super cool as well.

Socrates Brito is one of my favorite names in sports so I always show his cards.

Both Sano and Seager are having big years in their sophomore campaigns.  I want to see Sano, Judge and Stanton in the homerun derby this year.

This is the big hit from the box. 

I've pulled a few printing plates over the years, but this is probably the best one I've hit. This one has Zippy's name all over it since he loves Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend. 

So all in all it was a nice 12.99 investment.  I'll showoff the Stadium Club in the coming days. 

Thanks for reading. 


  1. Wow! That's an incredible pull from a blaster!

  2. Sweetness! You've inspired me to hit my Target in the next couple of days, though I bet I pull 278 David Ortiz parallels. Socrates Brito is a fantastic name.

  3. Wow - we should all buy boxes a year later with that kind of luck...

  4. That's awesome! Congrats on the pull.

  5. Thanks for the plate BWTP. Now to gather more Buccos for you.

  6. Nice blaster! I was impressed just by the "Super" inserts... and then it got a lot better.

    "All we are is dust in the wind, dude."

  7. Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

    San dimas high school football rules!

  8. Dust. Wind. Dude.

    Congrats on the most triumphant pull! Didn't get anything a fraction that good out of my discounted Stadium Club blaster.

  9. Congrats on the plate pull? Like Nick I did not get anything close to that in my blaster. Looking forward to your Stadium Club contents since I found a discounted one as well...someone else was able to get the discounted 2016 Heritage before I could get back to get it myself.

  10. fantastic pull! I picked up couple of those same discount blasters and pulled a has been Brave auto-great luck indeed

  11. Wow, great pull. I never see discounted blasters at the Targets around here, although I've done ok at Marts both Wal and K.

  12. Congratulations #1: Discounted Archives and SC blasters? Super jealous.

    Congratulations #2: A printing plate of one of the greatest players in the last few decades? How awesome is that? Amazing.

  13. I may be in the minority, but I don't get the appeal of the printing plates..

    1. I guess it all depends on how you collect. If you want something rare or if you are a player collector than they have a place. I usually only buy them when it is a Pirate that doesn't have a certified auto. Visually they leave a lot to be desired.

  14. Not one, but two discounted blasters? What a score! I only found Stadium Club.

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