So my Dallas Cowboys played their only Monday Night game of the year this week. I had to work, so I couldn't watch it. And they lost.
But when I got home, there was a trade package waiting for me in the mail box. With a bunch of Cowboys cards in it (future trade post). Irony. And I had sent of Redskins to get them. Bonus Irony.
But my email account was gone. Ugh. Turns out when I moved, they cancelled the old account and created a new account. So I called to have the old email address added to the new account. No problem they said. In 24-72 hours.
So I've been without email access for two days. I stopped on the way home to grab a couple of school lunch supplies. And threw a rack pack of Update in my basket. (You know where this is going right?)
Out of the 29 base cards in the pack, 13 were dupes <slaps head> and 9 of those 13 were my third copy of the card. Still have less than 1/3 of the set though.
But then this card came out.
So I guess it wasn't all bad. Even though Trout will be overused in every product possible by Topps, I still like pulling Trout cards. I still have a Trout PC, even if I have absolutely no chance of collecting even a small fraction of the Trouts out there.
Oh, and I had to call support again to get the email address working. Seems it had been transferred to the new account, but it still wasn't working when I got home. So if anybody sent me an email in the last two days and it bounced back, I'm back in business now.
I guess my question is - Am I being stupid for ripping packs? Maybe I'm harkening back to the mid-late 80's. If you wanted cards, you ripped packs. Wax pack, rack packs, cello packs. I like ripping packs. But I don't remember this level of bad luck with dupes.