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2014 Panini Absolute Football Retail Hot Pack

Apr 10, 2015
A Dallas Cowboys Tools of the Trade card, please. I purchased one 2014 Panini Absolute Football retail hot pack for $5.68 in my quest to pull a Tools of the Trade card. Please note that I'm only covering the insert cards from that pack. Base Cards 21 -…

My Top Secret Same-Day Handling Service

Apr 09, 2015
My cut-off time is revealed. Although I state that I will ship all of my eBay auctions within one business day -- I actually ship all of my auctions on the same-day -- if my buyer pays for their auction(s) by 1 PM PDT (or 12 PM PST). I also consider Saturday…

Apparently, Tactical Items is a Baby Product

Apr 02, 2015
Many moms would beg to differ. Amazon has recommended that I join Amazon Mom because they've noticed that I've recently shown an interest in "baby" products, as seen in the image below: I received that recommendation a day after I viewed a number of tactical…
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Premium Gold: Return of the Bling Retail Box Break

Apr 02, 2015
They had me at "Gold." I quickly noticed a gold box of cards called "Yu-Gi-Oh! Premium Gold: Return of the Bling" while I was browsing my local Target's trading card section. Having never purchased any products from that series in the past, I figured "why…
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Top 5 Winter 2014-15 Hits: 1 of 1 Card Takes the Lead

Apr 01, 2015
If you've read my winter 2014-15 breaks, you already know my #1 favorite hit for that period. One of my favorite hobbies is bargain shopping for trading card packs and boxes because I enjoy the challenge. In this article is my top five favorite bargain hits…
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2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball Hot Packs Are Off to a Rocky Start

Mar 30, 2015
Hot packs are selling for as low as $2.26. Sales of 2014-15 Panini Threads Basketball hot packs are off to a rocky start. I've seen autographed hot packs sell for as low as $5.24, die-cut hot packs sell for as low as $2.26, and surprise hot packs sell for as…
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2015 Topps Opening Day Baseball Blaster Value Box Break

Mar 30, 2015
A cheap fix for that cardboard addiction. I purchased a value box of 2015 Topps Opening Day Baseball for $10.40 at a large discount department store that treats all of their customers like criminals (an employee stands right next to the trading cards, and to…

GameStop Disables Find In Store Feature for Majora's Mask New 3DS

Mar 25, 2015
Goes back to the late 1800s. has disabled their "Store Availability" feature for the Majora's Mask Edition New Nintendo 3DS, in which you could find out if that handheld is in stock within a 100 mile radius of a specified zip code, address, or…
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2014 Topps Fire Football Retail Hanger Box Break

Mar 21, 2015
This set is on fire (no pun intended). I purchased one retail hanger box of 2014 Topps Fire Football for $9.82 which contains at least 72 cards. That's a bargain considering this series was printed on a higher quality stock than Topps lower end series which…
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2014 Bowman Football Retail Jumbo Pack Break

Mar 19, 2015
Home of the rookie card. This retail jumbo pack of 2014 Bowman Football is the main reason why I purchased this 10 pack value box of FairField Football. I paid approximately $1.18 for that jumbo pack, which is a steel considering those packs are still selling…
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2015 Topps Heritage Baseball Retail Blaster Value Box Break

Mar 18, 2015
Heavy blaster box alert. I purchased one retail value box of 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball for $14.76 at Target while I had first dibs of their shipment. I choose this particular box because it felt noticeably heavier than the rest of the boxes. Will I pull…

Smoke Came Out of My PS3 After I Replaced Its Deck

Mar 14, 2015
That's the price to pay for installing cheap piece of s*** components... The Blu-ray lens in my PS3 Slim console stopped working and I was told that it would cost $150 to repair that issue. That's a ridiculous amount of money considering I could purchase a…

2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball Pick 25 Cards to Complete Your Set

Mar 06, 2015
Choose from base and insert cards. I just listed an auction on eBay in which you can select 25 cards from my list of 2015 Topps Series One Baseball cards for only $0.99 (or $2.50 should you choose to Buy It Now) plus shipping. Here's a list of the cards that…
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FairField 1 Autograph Plus 4 Football Packs Break

Mar 02, 2015
I've made a huge mistake. I purchased one box of FairField's Autograph Edition Football which contains 1 autographed card and 4 football packs for $11.80. I'm not expecting much from this box, but I'm hoping to pull four packs from my favorite series. Packs…
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2013 Topps Platinum Football Retail Pack Break

Feb 28, 2015
The injury/benched prediction pack. 2013 Topps Platinum Football is one of the best looking sets of its year. I was pleased when I pulled a pack of that series from my FairField Football 10 pack value box, in which I paid approximately $1.18 per pack. I like…
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2013 Upper Deck Football Retail Pack Break

Feb 24, 2015
Odds are there's nothing worth collecting in this pack. Upper Deck lost their "NFL" license in 2010 -- but that didn't stop them from releasing "football" related products. Their retail release of 2013 Upper Deck Football featured autographed (1:24 packs) and…
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2013 Panini Prizm Football Hobby Pack Break

Feb 19, 2015
Will this hobby pack top my retail pack? This hobby pack of 2013 Panini Prizm Football is a part of my continuing coverage of my FairField Football 10 pack value box. I scored a Green Prizm Roddy White card from my retail pack of 2013 Panini Prizm Football.…
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2013 Panini Prizm Football Retail Pack Break

Feb 18, 2015
What's green and smells like money? This is the first pack from my FairField Football 10 pack value box that I'm showcasing, because I can sense something green in this pack. Retail packs of 2013 Panini Prizm Football features an exclusive Green Prizm…

Target: Majora's Mask New 3DS is Not Sold Online or in Stores

Feb 18, 2015
A store that no longer has the New 3DS in stock is mere garbage. This stores role has just ended... According to, the Majora's Mask Edition New Nintendo 3DS is "not sold online" and "not sold in stores," as seen in the image below: That's not…
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2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball Retail Hanger Box Break

Feb 16, 2015
Topps lures me into purchasing a hanger box. I purchased a hanger box of 2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball for $9.34 in hopes that I'll pull a hanger box exclusive Gold 1st Home Run Derek Jeter and/or Alex Rodriguez card. Hanger boxes for this series includes…

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