Zach6668, on Saturday, August 23rd, 2008, 9:47 PM, said:
Stuff like that really makes me want to get back into card collecting.
So Andrea randomly picked up a pack of McDonald's cards for me last week, and it kinda made me lose my mind.3 awful meals and 25 packs later, I'm 2 main cards and 1 checklist short of the completely McD's base set.But there's more... I also impulsed a bunch of boxes from e-bay and found a card store nearby where I bought another couple boxes, and basically spent the weekend opening packs and getting back into collecting.I know packs are a bad gamble, but damnit, the fun more than makes up for it. Plus, I think I ran good, and even the low end of the Beckett guide prices total out to more than I paid for the packs.The coolest pull so far is an 08/09 Upper Deck Series 2 Alexandre Burrows Black Printing Plate which is serial numbered "One-of-One." It appears to be the actual metal plate that they used for printing. I don't know how they do it, but that's what I'm assuming. There are actually 4 different plates per card, one for each of the base colours, I think, so "One-of-One" is a bit misleading, and they have these plates for each card in the 500-card set. But, it's still pretty cool, and one-of-a-kind. I'll probably throw it on eBay at some point though, because I don't really care about Burrows, and I feel like the odds of me running into the Tyler Kennedy plate is probably slim, ha.So yeah, anyways. I figured I'd bust open some packs, build a few complete sets, and then move on into focusing on some of the current Penguins, most notably Kennedy, Staal, Letang, etc, as well as picking up a few Crosby, Malkin, Lemieux pieces, as I come across them.I don't think there's a more entertaining gamble than busting packs, though. I'd take it over casino gambling any day, for pure entertainment value, heh.