Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Grocery Store Shoppin'

Today I had to get my wisdom teeth out. It turned out that only one needed to come out which was a huge relief. After the dentist, I headed over to the supermarket with my mother to pick up my prescription. After going around the store for a little while, I found a rack of sports cards.

The first pack I pick up were some NHL cards from this past season with Crosby on the cover. Having the huge itch to get back into NHL cards, I decided that I would buy a few. Turns out, these stupid things are 2 packs of the stuff in the main pack, and at $9.99, I put it back.

Scuffling through the rest of the stuff lead me to something I couldn't believe. A pre packed single card pack for $9.99. It was a random "GAME USED MEMORABILIA" card of any NFL player. No longer did pack searchers need to dig through packs to feed their desire for a hit.

I didn't look to see exactly what company made this, but looking over the front of the package at the cards, it was certainly some half-assed third party company. The front showed various cards, most notably a Tom Brady patch card and a signed Reggie Bush jersey card from his college days.

No way in hell is anyone going to pull either of those cards out of a supermarket pre-packed $9.99 pack. I generally feel bad for the young kid who wants a "super premium" memorabilia card and shells out the $10+ for the pack, only to open it up and find some garbage card of a player the kid has never heard of.

Seriously, what the fuck is with this card business anymore?