So Mrs Dawgbones and myself were in Target late last week, and I always stop by the card aisle for a few packs of cards, and to see what's new since Updates is now out. I chose a rack pack of Updates, two packs of 2010 Upper Deck Series 1 @ $1.59, and a single loose pack of 2011 Allen & Ginter, I'm not trying for the set of these, but there are a few cards I'd like to have out of this set (namely the Guy Fieri).
We are normally at the end of our shopping trip and my wife is usually checking out when I make my card selections. I quickly make these picks and join her in line. we make our way home, unload the car, sit down to watch TV, eat dinner, an I go to open my cards.
First, the Ginter: looks a little odd...
Now, I've no recourse but to accept the fact that I've been screwed by this jack-ass, with no real hopes at inserts or otherwise! Knowing full well that the fine folks at my local Target would say I opened the pack myself and I'm crying foul for not getting what I want out of it. (and absolutely no offense to them)
But I did get some cards out of this pack for my PCs so not all is totally lost:
Look at that, Mr. Helton wearing the #17 jersey for the Rockies, can't go wrong with Tonto (wanted that one) and the Floating Fortresses are way cool in my book as my chosen career is in Marine Design.
I just wanted to make my blogging friends and readers aware of this nasty little practice so that hopefully no one else is ripped off by someone like this in the future. I've come to expect no real inserts from my loose pack purchases of Ginter, but to have even a slim chance removed...
I've had a week to re-think this little episode, and it still PISSES me off every time I think of it, it would be 10 times worse if this had happened to some little kid, saving his allowance, scraping together what money he has to his name, for a chance to buy some packs of cards, looking for that next '52 Mantle, only to have that chance removed by some callous, careless, asshole like this!!
OK, rant over, I now return you to your normally scheduled posting.
Thanks for letting me rant,
Hope you have a GReat week!