It has been awhile since I have bought any cards other than a few singles off of EBAY. Even if I could find retail blasters, nothing really appealed to me the last few weeks. Of course with Bowman and Diamond Kings out this week, that may change. I may have to venture to a couple of Wal-Marts to see if the flippers missed something.
Instead of throwing money at packs, I spent just under the price of a blaster for a Cardinals lot from The Bench member STLSHOEMAN. He took the time to go through my wantlist and found quite a few duplicates from his own collection. Here is what $19 bought me.
I am not very picky about the condition of vintage cards. My only real hard pass is writing on the card. The 1966 Gagliano and 1967 Briles pass the test. The corners may be soft and there are some minor creases, but they are not bad for being over 50 years old.
The rest of the base cards were from 2013 Bowman Chrome and Chrome Draft.
Moving on to the inserts, I gained 3 different Topps Gold cards. The 2017 Update cards features 3 outfielders no longer with the team. It seems like the Cardinals go through them pretty quick. I hope Dylan Carlson breaks that trend.