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I purchased the last 5 packs of Star Wars/Clone Wars Widevision at the local Target store and was surprised to find a Matthew Wood as Battle Droids - autograph card. I tried to purchase 1 Binder/Promo card, but was notified by Topps that they are out of stock. Frown

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Picked up four packs of Lost Season 1 thru 5 this afternoon and pulled: Flashforward FF3, L9 (Cargo ship blowing up) and Alan Dale as Charles Whitmore auto.

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One of my stores is having some kind of card blowout with packs for a quarter, so I bought about 8.00 worth of packs from series I don't usually collect like Enterprise, Wild Wild West, and Wolverine: Origins. Did fairly well, pulled three autographs-

Enterprise Season Two: Matt Winston (which I have now found out was a limited card and to top it off he is Stan Winston's son and was in Wes Craven's New Nightmare)

Wild Wild West: Richard Kiel

Wolverine: Origins: Daniel Henney (which is unfortunately damaged)

There were also other miscellaneous inserts sprinkled in

Not too bad for 32 packs for a quarter each. Smile

Val

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Purchased 2 packs of Women of Star Trek today and got a Kitty Swink auto from an episode of Star TrekBig GrinS9. I was pretty pleased.
 
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One of my stores is having some kind of card blowout with packs for a quarter, so I bought about 8.00 worth of packs from series I don't usually collect like Enterprise, Wild Wild West, and Wolverine: Origins. Did fairly well, pulled three autographs-

Enterprise Season Two: Matt Winston (which I have now found out was a limited card and to top it off he is Stan Winston's son and was in Wes Craven's New Nightmare)

Wild Wild West: Richard Kiel

Wolverine: Origins: Daniel Henney (which is unfortunately damaged)

There were also other miscellaneous inserts sprinkled in

Not too bad for 32 packs for a quarter each. Smile

Val


Same store had dug out some Quotable TNG packs (but not at 25 cents each), so I took a chance and bought the 9 they had left- pulled the following:

CB5
ST8
TV3

and

Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi autograph card- Elephant

which was in the very last TNG pack I opened. I was stoked!

Val

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Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi autograph card- Elephant

which was in the very last TNG pack I opened. I was stoked!

Val

Boy you're doing well with these loose packs. I bought an open box of WOST2010 that had 18 packs left. I didn't get one autograph or costume card. Now tell me those packs weren't searched! Big Grin
 
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Now tell me those packs weren't searched! Big Grin


Those... packs... weren't... searched...

No, I don't believe myself either Frown
 
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Seeing as Rittenhouse autos are usually in either the top half or bottom half of the box, it could be you were just unlucky.
 
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I found a gravity feed box of Garbage Pail Kids Flashback at a near by out of town Target today and I picked up five packs. In the forth pack I pulled a gold parallel, which is 1:42 packs Clap It was card #65b.

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5 packs of stargate heroes at supernova today. 2 Atlantis cards, 1 in motion card, 1 SGU card....... And an Amanda Tapping auto costume card. Reasonably happy

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I found a gravity feed box of Garbage Pail Kids Flashback at a near by out of town Target today and I picked up five packs. In the forth pack I pulled a gold parallel, which is 1:42 packs Clap It was card #65b.


Congrats! I've had good luck with the Gold Parallels but have yet to pull a sketch or plate.

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5 packs of stargate heroes at supernova today. 2 Atlantis cards, 1 in motion card, 1 SGU card....... And an Amanda Tapping auto costume card. Reasonably happy


Only reasonably ? Blimey, you are tough to please ! Eek

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I had a stroke of luck at my Target today. They had a gravity feed box of the Iron Man 2 cards. It looked like it had been rummaged through so I didn't expect much. I bought 2 packs anyways and ended up pulling a sketch card of Nick Fury by Dave Strong. I'm pretty excited about it.

 
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good for you Batjay Metal

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I've had the craziest luck with packs this week.

On Sunday and on Tuesday, I bought two packs each of Marvel 70th just for the heck of it (from different stores) which yielded these:



a Fin Fang Foom sketch by Don Hillsman II who I found out was an Extremely Limited artist and a Sif sketch by Alcione da Silva who is a Very Limited artist. Needless to say, I was excited.

Today, I decided to buy two more packs of 70th Marvel at a different 3rd store and then later today I got three Iron Man II packs which yielded these:



Another extremely limited sketch by Sonny Strait and #10 in the "70 Years of Corner Boxes!" series and a sweet Iron Man sketch by Jon Sommariva.

Needless to say- I am kinda thrilled with all the sketch luck.

Some may be for trade, others may not. Depends how I feel.

Val

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I was in Target today and bought one pack of "The Legend of KISS" trading cards and pulled a Rock Star Relic. #RRPS3 - an authentic swatch from a vest worn by Paul Stanley. Dance
 
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My son bought a couple of packs of trading cards cards Star Wars Revenge of the Sith and they were in the "cheap bin" at Forbidden Planet (they were having a massive throwout inc trading cards.....
He got a sketch card of Princess Leia not bad for 20p a pack.
 
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Howdy,

I have been lucky a few times.

I have pulled an Indiana Jones: KotCS Sketch card from packs at my local comic book store and a Star Wars Heritage Sketch from Forbidden Planet in Glasgow, Scotland.

I have never pulled an Autograph or Pieceworks card without buying a sealed box.

Anne, at 20p a pack I would have cleaned out the Forbidden Planet. Nice one!

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Ran to Target at lunch for some household items, was in the mood to open some packs so I picked up 3 Twilight Eclipse packs, 3 Iron Man 2 packs, and a 2010 Panini Prestige Football pack. $15 total. I was quite surprised to pull this masterpiece:



I think I will have a beer and celebrate! Smile Big Grin Cool Clap

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Holy guacamole Batman, that is a NICE sketch!
 
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