Tonight I stopped at Best Buy after signing some papers that completed the refinancing of my house. (This bad economy is actually pretty great!) We had to exchange a movie that the wife got me for Christmas that I already had. This means, of course, that it was time to pick out something new. That something turned out to be a Blu-Ray of Crank for him and a Carrie Underwood CD for her. When we got to the checkout line, I couldn't believe what I saw...
Cards! At Best Buy!
At first I thought it might have been a small section displaying only the Yu-gi-Poke-Shaman-Oh! type dealy-o, but I was dead wrong. To the left stood several varieties of fat pack along with goat feed dispensers of single packs. I'm kinda sorta working on the 2008 Heroes set, so I grabbed a couple.
The best cards in the two packs all turned out to be Yankees. Take a look.
I also got a coupon in each pack for a blaster from Target. I wish I could time travel back to the pre-Halloween days of 2008, but alas, where we're going, we do need roads.
Enough about the cards, how about a big pat on the back for a big box electronics store (one with almost no competition any longer) for thrusting collectible cardstuffs upon the masses. Let's hop this is the first in a long timeline of events in which cards are reintroduced to the general public. My top five predictions...
5. Auto body shops include a hobby box with any new and original window glass ordered direct from the Nissan factory.
4. Police Athletic Leagues across the country run a "Guns for Cards" promotion.
3. Starbucks produces a 30-card set paralleling the Topps base set, complete with siren logo in corner.
2. Upper Deck blaster box the fifth thing thrown in with every purchase of a ShamWow!
1. Baseball cards become available at small, independently-owned drugstores. (Wait, that last one'll never, ever happen. Not in a million years.)