As mentioned yesterday, I was able to get in early enough and purchase some Turkey Red packs through Topps online promotion. Topps had a pre-sale, selling packs for $20 each. That sold out very quickly, and then a week later they had a regular sale for $25 each. That also sold out very quickly. I got in on the pre sale and ordered 6 packs. I think my reasoning for 6 was free shipping. If I remember right, getting over 100 bucks got you free shipping. Since it was really $19.99, to get over that amount I needed 6. And it seemed like a good number. Here’s what the packs look like – they were really cardboard mini-boxes that I think are meant to remind you of some tobacco packaging from the early 20th century.
The way these work, there are 10 regular cards and 1 autograph in each pack. I didn’t pull any major mojo, and I got quite a few more doubles than I would have preferred (43 singles, 17 doubles).
But the cards are really nice. The design is nice, the pictures are pretty good. The card stock seems better than some of the other retro releases Topps has (like Gypsy Queen). I also like that these are only current players.
And, naturally, I got 6 autographs. I showed one of them yesterday. And I got one double of the auto, too. Here’s the 4 other autographs. Nothing to write home about, but I think that’s the nature of this type of purchase – there’s a chance at something really nice, but you may not pull a huge hit. I bought this product because of the base cards, though, which are very nice as I said above!