A while ago...quite a while now, more than a month!...my brother took me up to Target hoping to find the new Prizm NASCAR set. They didn't have it yet, which tells you how long ago this was as my first post of this month was when I did find them there.
What they did have was this cool little box, which had a piece of floor used in the 2011 NBA All-Star game, as well as some packs of cards and a promised Kevin Durant rookie card.
While I have more than a few floor pieces as cut into slivers and put onto cards, this is an actual piece of the floor- really, memorabilia more than anything else, which is not something I have a whole lot of in my collection. It was pretty cool though, and he got me both of the boxes they had.
The cards inside were, unfortunately, identical. Both boxes had the same Kevin Durant card, and it's an insert, not a rookie card as defined by Beckett and most everyone. Even more troubling, is that I already had it. In fact, I have 5 of them now. (anybody want to trade? I can trade more than one of them!) Both boxes also included 2 packs of 2013-14 Hoops retail and one 1990-91 Skybox pack. I didn't get a single new card in either Skybox pack but I may have gotten a couple of condition upgrades. Not all my 1990-91 Skybox cards are in the best shape. I won't know for a while.
The Hoops packs each yielded one new red parallel and one insert, but I already had all the base cards from the first box. The second box was much better, as I got 4 new base cards- #259 Brandan Wright, #30 Kawhi Leonard, #241 Josh Smith and #60 Tony Parker. That brings me to 9 cards short on the 301 card set, so the possibility of completing it at some point in the not too distant future is pretty good. I've only completed one of the Panini era Hoops sets, my favorite set from each year, so that would be a happy occurrence.
I opened one of the boxes the day I got it and held onto the other one until today, 9/22/16.
The TeenyMates, I know almost nothing about them. I had gotten a Denver Nuggets one as a "bonus" in one of the Fairfield Repacks but I had no idea what it was at the time. Now I do. They are kind of cool. In this pack I got Los Angeles Clippers and West All-Stars.
Here is a rather craptacular photo of the floor piece. Sorry about that. Really not feeling too good today and it's the best photo I got of it. It's the star of the show and the worst picture.
Thanks for reading and thanks to my brother for buying these for me!
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