Alright! I caved! I caved, I caved, I caved!!!!
I am weak and I know it!
But I just had to open a box of In The Game's newest product, Captain-C.
I made the mistake of going to the local card store last weekend to buy one-touch cases for my newest Linden additions. In the display...
I asked if he had any other boxes. "Nope".
So I hummed and haaaaaad and eventually said "Let's do it".
I was having a mild case of buyer's remorse just ripping the plastic wrap off the box. But I just had to give it a go myself.
Here are the goods.
Two Habs.....not bad.
The Brad Marsh would be considered one of the iffy hits in the box. Not much in the way of wow on that one.
I didn't realize Teemu was so old. Wood stick? Plain wood color? Nice of ITG to match it up with a white jersey swatch. Ouch.
And a couple of gorgeous patches.
This card is already spoken for and I was essentially able to pay for the box with it.
Of course, I made the mistake of thinking that when I was in the store.
I bet you know what I did next..........
Yup. I bought the last box. What's the rule? Never leave the last pack in the box?
I never learn.
Not bad though.
Ted Lindsay. Very nice auto, but you see way too many of those out there these days.
Still odd seeing a goalie in an all-captains product.
And the big hit.....
I highly doubt I'll come anywhere close to getting my money back on this box.
When.....oh when will I learn.
At the end of the day, I gotta say that I enjoyed this break. I like how ITG added a base card element to this release. You get the thrill of the 'hits' but still get the excitement of building a base set.
Driving home, I was thinking of how many Linden cards I could have bought if I had invested differently.
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