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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

When Customers Leave Cards Behind....

We have had a few customers in my time at work who bust boxes only for the hits or the highest-end of the hits they could pull. They leave stuff behind -- sometimes as much as 95% of what was in the box or boxes they busted -- and occasionally my bosses let me take a card or two for myself. This is that story (insert Law & Order music here).


A brand new Matt Kemp and a new Clayton Kershaw, both hailing from 2016 Bowman. Plus a really cool Ryan Getzlaf base card from 2015-2016 Upper Deck Ice which is just a stellar product, aesthetically-speaking.


I also snagged a 2016 Bowman card of top Houston Astros' prospect Alex Bregman. I figured hey, why not; dude is on the box, after all.

4 comments:

  1. This would happen all the time at my old card shop before it closed. This was early to mid 2000's so people were batshit crazy over hits. I couldn't tell you how many times I paid $5 for all the non hits. Many of the inserts and parallels I received are more valuable than the jersey cards.

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  2. This still happens all the time at one of my LCS's. I can remember stopping in and there were stacks of base cards from some new product all over the counter. Don told me that he's got a guy who does just that, busts a ton of product and only takes what he wants and leaves the rest to go into the nickle and dime boxes.

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  3. A nice bonus from working in a card shop.

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  4. I've worked at a few card shops and I loved those guys who pulled the hits and left everything else behind. These days I have a guy who sets up at the flea market who pretty much does the same thing, except he doesn't give the base and non-hit inserts to me. He just gives me a really good deal on them.

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