Non-Sport Update's Card Talk NSU Home | NSU Store | In The Current Issue... | Contact Us |
Non-Sport Update    Non-Sport Update's Card Talk  Hop To Forum Categories  General Card Discussion    Who says buying loose packs from an open box is bad?
Page 1 ... 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 ... 54
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Who says buying loose packs from an open box is bad?
 Login/Join
 
Bronze Card Talk Member
posted Hide Post
Sooooo... (People are going to start thinking I'm lying soon, lol)

I went to another local comic store today and bought 8 packs of Supernatural, five packs of Jericho, and 2 packs of DC Legacy.

Jericho - an insert and A3 (Sprague Grayden), which I already had but makes a nice trade addition anyway.

Supernatural - bunch of inserts and A17 (Aldis Hodge)...soon I won't even need my 13 boxes, I'll have a whole master set, lol!

At least DC Legacy didn't give me anything...I really might have had a stroke or something. I've never had a complete lack of patience pay off this much before, it's very disconcerting.

Not that I'm complaining... Big Grin

~Ariana

____________________
~Ariana
 
Posts: 608 | Location: MA | Registered: April 20, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Gold Card Talk Member
Picture of Peter cloet
posted Hide Post
incredible Eek

____________________
www.de-predikanten.be

A belgian hiphop group
 
Posts: 3634 | Location: Belgium | Registered: January 31, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Bronze Card Talk Member
posted Hide Post
lol, tell me about it. Alas, there are no other places around me that sell cards, and since I've cleaned those two out of everything I could ever want for the time being, I just have to hope my luck holds through opening my boxes when they come.

~Ariana

____________________
~Ariana
 
Posts: 608 | Location: MA | Registered: April 20, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Gold Card Talk Member
Picture of SciFiMom
posted Hide Post
Ariana: congrats on some great pulls! Thumb Up
 
Posts: 3953 | Location: Utah, USA | Registered: March 10, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Silver Card Talk Member
Picture of CordeliaChase_Fan
posted Hide Post
Bought two packs of DC Legacy today and pulled a Louis Small unmasked Hawkgirl. Big Grin

Val

____________________
"what's that sound, it'll turn you around, it's a Doll Revolution..."- The Bangles, after Elvis Costello
 
Posts: 1313 | Location: Rego Park, NY | Registered: July 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Silver Card Talk Member
Picture of hollypop
posted Hide Post
Ariana- great luck, girl!

Val - would love to see a scan of that sketch card. I bet it looks great.

____________________
A tout le monde, a tout mes amis - Je vous aime... Je dois partir
 
Posts: 1458 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: May 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
So I was on a business trip the other day and I stopped in a comic & card shop that I saw in this small shopping center. I haven't bought much in a while and was hoping to find something good. Behold, behind the counter a bunch of different boxes. Each box was open but only had a few packs missing( when i say a few i mean 3-4) I asked the owner about them and he said he had just one or two people that bought packs and that these had not really been picked through yet. So I went ahead and decided to buy quite a few seeing as it's been a while. I bought all the LOTR Masterpieces(32 Packs, LOTR Trilogy Chrome(32 Packs) X-Men(the first movie from topps 33 packs) Complete Avengers (36 Packs). So I was hoping for a few good pulls seeing as I bought so many packs. However I unfortunately did not pull one single sketch, auto, or costume card. Needless to say I was a little disappointed. Probably won't be going back to that shop to purchase cards.
 
Posts: 31 | Location: Dayton, OH | Registered: September 22, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Titanium Card Talk Member
Picture of wolfie
posted Hide Post
OUCH!!!!!!!!!!! Eek

I've said it before and i will say it again, never touch open boxes unless you are prepared to get nothing.

____________________
Come, it is time for you to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man.
 
Posts: 28742 | Location: wolverhampton staffs uk | Registered: July 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of Craig
posted Hide Post
After Allentown and a flurry of ebaying, I only needed one Supernatural Season 2 Auto - the Alona Tal. I was in a local comic book store and they had just two packs left from the series. I bough them on a whim--and pulled the Alona Tal auto.

THAT'S why this hobby is fun! Cool
 
Posts: 79 | Location: New York, NY | Registered: February 07, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Bronze Card Talk Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Craig:
After Allentown and a flurry of ebaying, I only needed one Supernatural Season 2 Auto - the Alona Tal. I was in a local comic book store and they had just two packs left from the series. I bough them on a whim--and pulled the Alona Tal auto.

THAT'S why this hobby is fun! Cool


Awesome luck! Congrats! Aside from the Jensen Ackles auto (cuz nothing could beat that), Alona Tal's is probably my favorite card in the set. Smile

____________________
~Ariana
 
Posts: 608 | Location: MA | Registered: April 20, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Silver Card Talk Member
Picture of steve j
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Boy:
So I was on a business trip the other day and I stopped in a comic & card shop that I saw in this small shopping center. I haven't bought much in a while and was hoping to find something good. Behold, behind the counter a bunch of different boxes. Each box was open but only had a few packs missing( when i say a few i mean 3-4) I asked the owner about them and he said he had just one or two people that bought packs and that these had not really been picked through yet. So I went ahead and decided to buy quite a few seeing as it's been a while. I bought all the LOTR Masterpieces(32 Packs, LOTR Trilogy Chrome(32 Packs) X-Men(the first movie from topps 33 packs) Complete Avengers (36 Packs). So I was hoping for a few good pulls seeing as I bought so many packs. However I unfortunately did not pull one single sketch, auto, or costume card. Needless to say I was a little disappointed. Probably won't be going back to that shop to purchase cards.


So the shop keeper only has 1 or 2 customers, what a surprise! This shows that buying from an open box is not a good idea, unless you know and trust the owner
 
Posts: 1774 | Location: Wales, UK | Registered: June 10, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post



Gold Card Talk Member
posted Hide Post
Well had a crappy day again...
So bought 8 packs of the New Star Trek Movie set [RHA](even though I dont even have a ST card in my collection) and 4 packs of Fantastic 4 [UD].....



Star Trek:
S17, P17 & P27
MOTION CARD: L8
AUTO: A19 - Jenette Goldstein
COSTUMES:
MC1 = 095/701
MC2 = 0254/1501

Fantastic 4:
FF007 = 203/399

I was WELL happy Big Grin
All are up for trade etc Smile

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Chris Byrne,
 
Posts: 4328 | Location: Canada | Registered: April 21, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
NSU Writer
Picture of Don Norton
posted Hide Post
It's been a couple of days since I opened a pack, so I was twitching and shaking for my fix.
Stopped by my local dealer and picked up 4 packs of Trek Movies, out of a newly opened box.
Got a motion card, a Plot Synopsis, and costume. The costume was an MC11 Dr. McCoy, but i have this one already, so if anyone wants to trade it for any of the other 1701 costumes, let me know.
 
Posts: 2864 | Location: Crystal Lake, IL | Registered: December 04, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Platinum Card Talk Member
Picture of Incarnadine
posted Hide Post
I ended up buying the last 12 packs from a box of the new Trek.

Cast- G9
Lenticular- L1
Costume- MC12 0653/1701
Autos- A8 and A36

Also bought 1 pack of sportscards, UD Masterpieces baseball (the name Masterpieces seems to be getting used a lot lately doesn't it?)
Got a Tim Lincecum autograph SG-TL

____________________
"Man muss entweder der Hammer oder der Amboss sein" (you must be the hammer or the anvil)

-Goethe

Ad pulchritudinem tria requiruntur: integritas, consonantia, claritas.
(Three things are required for beauty: wholeness, harmony, radiance.)


 
Posts: 5142 | Location: Vancouver/B.C./Canada | Registered: October 13, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
NSU Writer
Picture of Don Norton
posted Hide Post
Went back to the card shop today, and so far, I'm the only person who has bought packs from this box. So I got 3 more...
1 Plot Synopsis
1 Gold Plaque - Star Trek Generations
1 Autograph - Rene Auberjonis (!)
 
Posts: 2864 | Location: Crystal Lake, IL | Registered: December 04, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Silver Card Talk Member
Picture of hollypop
posted Hide Post
Congratulations everyone!! May your luck never end Smile

____________________
A tout le monde, a tout mes amis - Je vous aime... Je dois partir
 
Posts: 1458 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: May 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Gold Card Talk Member
Picture of Peter cloet
posted Hide Post
great pulls everyone, congrats

____________________
www.de-predikanten.be

A belgian hiphop group
 
Posts: 3634 | Location: Belgium | Registered: January 31, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Silver Card Talk Member
Picture of igman7
posted Hide Post
Stopped in at a comic shop yesterday and bought 3 packs of Golden Compass and pulled a redemption for Mrs. Coulter's Dinner Dress. I do find it interseting that I have seen both this card as well as Lyra's Arctic Coat listed as PWR-1.

____________________
Feeling happy? Then rip open a box. Feeling blue...then rip 2!
 
Posts: 1492 | Location: Tinley Park, Illinois, USA | Registered: May 31, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Silver Card Talk Member
Picture of CordeliaChase_Fan
posted Hide Post
I found out one of the supermarkets near me has a trading card vending machine and they are fairly current since they had packs of DC Legacy in there. I could only afford one($3.00 a pack), so I bought one and pulled a gold foil Atom card. Smile- another towards my parallel set.

Val

____________________
"what's that sound, it'll turn you around, it's a Doll Revolution..."- The Bangles, after Elvis Costello
 
Posts: 1313 | Location: Rego Park, NY | Registered: July 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Gold Card Talk Member
Picture of Electrawoman Cards f/k/a jane
posted Hide Post
Bought 3 packs of Golden Compass today. Pulled Lyra's best dress pieceworks Clap and a Lyra's world chase. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. It's funny, because the box I pulled these from was half empty, and I didn't expect to find anything, I was just hoping for a chase.

____________________
Anne Welles - "You've got to climb Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls."

 
Posts: 3097 | Location: Queens NYC | Registered: September 21, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata Page 1 ... 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 ... 54 
 

Non-Sport Update    Non-Sport Update's Card Talk  Hop To Forum Categories  General Card Discussion    Who says buying loose packs from an open box is bad?

© Non-Sport Update 2013