Getting to know you... May 18, 2015 18:12:56 GMT -5
Post by Cory on May 18, 2015 18:12:56 GMT -5
OCCUPATION: Paint Inspector at Ford
HOBBIES: Pro Wrestling, Cooking, sports in general, restoring Old Schwinn Bicycles of the 60's and early 70's
FAV GPK: Still new
FAV MOVIES: Pulp Fiction, Rubber, Robocop, Beatlejuice
FAV MUSIC BANDS: Chance the Rapper, The Go! Team, Datarock, Shadowrunners, Young Lean, Miami Nights 1984, Kavinski, Girl Unit, Hudson Mohawke
FAV TV PROGRAMS/ CARTOONS: Lucas Bros. Moving Co., Rick and Morty, Better Call Saul, Bob's Burgers
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I can wiggle my ears?
Around New Years 2014 I found a binder full of the Original series at a local used Books, Games, and Music store which was unusual and on a whim bought the whole thing. There wasn't a complete series but there was enough to start with and spark my interest. Funny enough 2 days later I kept noticing GPK at different booths at a flea market, most were over priced but I bought a few pages off a short middle aged guy selling vintage porn. By the end of the week I had over 400 (including duplicates).
Since then I've tapered off, I haven't found any more places selling older cards aside from one comic book store on occasion. Usually when I go to Target or Toys R Us I make it a point to buy at least one pack of whatever they have, which has produced a huge stack that I need to get a new binder for. I've picked up the bug again in the last week or so after seeing so many posts of cool and rare pieces on the GPK Marketplace on Facebook, I ended up grabbing a few 2014 collectors edition and 2015 21+1 packs as well as the comics and a base 2013 chrome set.
So far I haven't snagged anything rare or worth over $5, but between buying the small packs at Dollar Tree and picking from what's left at Target and TRU I didn't expect to. Still new to the whole hobby, I've been wondering what's the best way to get the rare cards? I've bought the 4-pack boxes and the 21+1 packs and wondered if there's a different place I should look for those or is there a different packaging to look for.
Welcome to the UG! The best way to get rare cards is buying full hobby boxes. If you only buy at retail stick to the bonus boxes. Many of the loose packs at retail are searched, so you have little to no chance of finding anything good.