Anyways this afternoon I made myself do something productive and decided it was time to finally crack open the two Stranger Things blaster boxes I purchase a few weeks ago from Target.
Normally I wouldn't spend my money on products like this... but Stranger Things does a great job of connecting me to my childhood, so I decided to pick up these boxes and do some old school set building.
After thirty minutes of busting open packs and sorting the cards as I went along here's a look at how my office floor looked:
Actually this is actually more than two blasters worth of cardboard. Ryan over at Japanese Sumo Wrestling Cards and Menko hooked me up with two extra packs and some singles to get the ball rolling.
There are 100 cards in the base set. I pulled 75 different cards from my two blasters and found two more from the cards Ryan sent me. That leaves me needing 23 cards left:
Collation wasn't exactly this product's strong point. I probably have 40 to 50 doubles laying around. On the other hand, I had really good luck in regards to the three insert sets.
I pulled 16 out of the 20 character stickers with zero doubles. Can't complain about that. The other sticker set features scenes from the television show:
I pulled 4 out of the 10 stickers from the two blasters, plus I pulled another one from one of Ryan's packs.
The third and final insert set are these character cards:
I managed to pull 6 out of the 20 character cards. At this rate, I'd need to buy 5 more blaster boxes with perfect collation to complete this set. It's probably just cheaper for me to find singles online or pick up a complete set on eBay.
I'm not sure how I'll proceed from here on out. I don't see myself buying anymore blasters unless they're highly discounted. There's at least one non-sport vendor at the Serramonte Mall Card Show. Maybe he'll have singles for sale.
Until then, I'm gonna throw these into a binder and put it on a shelf. If anyone needs singles hit me up in the next week or so. After that... I'm taking them to work and handing them out to my students.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!
P.S. Thank you Ryan for helping me out with the stack of singles and the two packs! The extra sticker I pulled was #19 Benny Hammond. Let me know if you need it for your set.