Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Purple Card Eaters

I stopped by my closest LCS yesterday, probably for the last time ever.  This is the same store that I've kind of complained about before, but it is close to me and I was in need of a couple different supply items.

Why will it be for the last time ever you ask?  I opened the door to the shop, and it hit me.  The absolute stench of cigarette smoke.  Don't get me wrong, I have no problems with people who smoke.  Mrs. Habit is a smoker (kind of an ironic statement there...), but she doesn't smoke in the house at all. 

When I walked in and that wall of smoke hit me, it truly turned me off for good.  I got what I needed, and I got out of there for the last time ever.   It really is a shame, because it's only about a 20 minute drive from my house, and the Mrs. and I are in that town at least once or twice a month. 

Anyhow, while I was making my supply purchase, I grabbed a few hobby packs of Heritage and brought them home for ripping.  To what did my wondering eyes see, but a purple refractor in each of the 6 packs:

I pictured only 5, because the 6th one is already in a PWE headed to another blogger.  I didn't see any odds listed for these cards, so is 1 per pack the norm, or did I stumble into a purple hot box? 

They are not serial numbered (damn), so for me, they are trade bait.  Drop a comment if you wish to own one or more of these cards, and I'll do my best to get them to you as quick as I can.

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Oooh, ooh, can I claim that Headley card? He's gotten some pretty good treatment in this year's Heritage set, and has a whole bunch of parallels that I'd like to track down. That one would be awesome to have.

  2. one box per hobby case is a 'hot box' of purple refractors... every pack in that box will have one.

    what the odds are for every other box, I have no idea. I ain't hit one yet.

  3. Personally speaking, I'm thankful that there are a number of different LCS's in the Twin Cities metro area from which to choose. The closest one to me is the only Topps HTA affiliated LCS for quite a few miles, but it's also a disaster in that building. It's nice knowing that I don't have to go out of my way to simply head in another direction to go to the nicer LCS, even if it isn't an HTA. No smoke, no greasy food on the glass cases, no tipped over cans of Mountain Dew strewn about.

  4. Alex Gordon looking mean in that the blog check mine out

  5. the purple refractors are pretty cool looking cards. i haven't been able to find the odds on the pulls yet but i assume they aren't too common unless you get a hot box, nice job with the pulls