The dark side of trading card products.

This MJ Holding Company Gems of the Game box that contains 1 graded rookie cards, 2 fat packs, and 6 regular packs, has been sitting on my local Walmart's shelf for ages.

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I purchased that box for $20.78 because I wanted to waste my money on a poorly graded BCCG card...


Packs

  • 2012 Panini Absolute Football Retail Pack

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Nothing but base...

  • 2012 Panini Crown Royale Football Retail Pack

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Nothing but base...

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I pulled a Rookie Roundup 14 Quinton Patton RC card from that pack, as showcased below:

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  • 2013 Panini Prestige Football Retail Base Pack

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Nothing but base...

  • 2013 Panini Prizm Football Retail Pack

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Nothing but base...

  • 2013 Score Football Retail Pack

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A rookie card not worth mentioning...

  • 2013 Topps Football Retail Blaster Pack

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Nothing but base...

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Graded Rookie Card

  • 2012 Score 304 - Andrew Luck [RC]

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I went from being surprised to disappointed in a matter of seconds, because each freaking corner of that graded card is damaged! Here's a closeup image of the back top left hand corner of that card:

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What part of four bad corners is considered "near mint or better?" BCCG are notorious for giving flawed trading cards a better grade, but that graded card is ridiculous.


Jeez. That box ended up being worse than I had expected; with that said, I'll fully cover my 2013 Panini Absolute and 2013 Upper Deck packs over the next two days.

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