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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
It pays to Play
I'm not adverse to a little gambling here or there. I do love to play poker, blackjack, and craps. And lets be honest the way trading card products are made these days it might as well be a form of legalized gambling. But for my money, just under 50 cents to be exact, I like to dabble in the no purchase necessary, or NPN, offers that trading card companies are forced to provide, especially for the higher end products. I have no idea how many index cards I've sent to Topps and Panini over the years, but it's usually send it and forget it and I don't win. But every now and then I get a surprise package in the mail. I've never been lucky enough to snag an auto or relic, but I have gotten a couple decent parallels and inserts over the years.
Well last Friday I was surprised to find an envelope from Topps in my mail box. And inside was a nice Museum Collection purple base parallel of Astros rookie phenom Yulieski Gurriel numbered to just 99. Not too shabby way to end the week.