Wednesday 8 January 2020

Drugstore Cardboy

With everybody chasing Zion, I'm probably limiting much of my 19-20 basketball acquisitions to getting the Raptors in group breaks. And maybe an occasional retail purchase, like picking up a hanger of Hoops at the Shoppers Drug Mart.

First card out:
John Henson - This was one of 5 traded cards among the first half of the pack.
Stephen Curry
Rodions Kurucs
Aaron Holiday - Rocking the 'City' uniforms.
Robin Lopez
Kyle Kuzma
Jamal Murray - WOO-HOO! My 64th card of Murray.
Kent Bazemore
Draymond Green
Emmanuel Mudiay
Kyle Lowry - Raptors content.
Mo Bamba
Jabari Parker
Mikal Bridges
Karl-Anthony Towns
Andre Roberson - He's played with OKC since 13-14. Why does his card look like he's just been traded there?
Rui Hachimura - The teal explosion parallels are 1 per pack-ish, so while it isn't Zion, this is a pretty good one to get.
De'Andre Hunter - I think there are some different inserts between hobby and retail.
PJ Washington - Well, Zion is somewhere in that smaller photo.
James Harden - The smaller photo looks like a hologram, but isn't.
Brandon Clarke - An auto from a retail hanger? Mind. Blown. Clarke went 21st overall to the Grizz, but any player's auto from a retail pack won't garner any complaints from me. He does get bonus points for being Canadian as well, being from Vancouver.
RJ Barrett - Back to the base cards, with some Cancon.
Isaiah Roby
Alfonzo McKinnie
Brandon Clarke - Contrast the auto with his standard base card.
Coby White
Ja Morant - Another nice 'No Zion, but..." consolation prize.
Darius Bazley
Nassir Little
Rui Hachimura

A parallel of a top rookie, base rookies of Morant and Barrett and an auto? That's probably better than most pack breaks of this stuff.


  1. That's a pretty good pack! Barrett, Morant, and non-base of Rui and Washington are really good. Clarke has been solid for Memphis as well. Solid pack.

  2. Wow - that’s as good as it gets. Congrats on the Brandon Clarke Auto and the Ja rookie!

  3. That would have been pretty cool if that Harden did have a hologram. I wonder why card companies don't use holograms anymore.