Back at the tail-end of 2020, I placed an order on everyone's favorite Online Dime Box. One of the items that I purchased was this fifty card, multi-sport mystery box:
Well... three hundred sixty-four days after receiving the mystery box in the mail... I finally opened it up. Before I show off the contents, let's talk price. The BASEBALLCARDSTORE.CA sold these for $5 each and promise a random assortment of fifty trading cards which obviously breaks down to 10¢ per card.
Let's see if this is something you might be interested in. I figured I'd show off my five favorite cards, but before I do... here's a look at the other forty-five:
As promised, there's a lot of variety in the box. There were baseball, basketball, football, hockey, racing, golf, and Olympic cards included in my box. There was even a certified hockey autograph thrown in.
I was pretty impressed with the variety in regards to older and newer products. One might expect a box filled with Junk Wax Era cards, but this box includes a few cards from each of the past four decades.
In addition to the autograph, there were a few inserts and parallels tossed into this box as well. That Alcantara in the #9 spot is a very shiny Prizm parallel and the Wayne Gretzky in the #1 spot is some kind of National Hockey Card Day giveaway.
If you're were looking for a breakdown by sport, here are the numbers:
Baseball: 21 Cards
Basketball: 6 Cards
Football: 6 Cards
Hockey: 10 Cards
Racing: 4 Cards
Golf: 1 Card
Olympic: 2 Cards
And rounding out this post, here are my five favorites in no particular order from this fifty card mystery box:
1992 Score #800
There was a time when Manny was one of the most entertaining players in baseball. Unfortunately... not everyone liked the guy. Me? I loved watching Manny being Manny.
1980 Topps #280
Oldest Card in the Box ✔
San Diego Padre ✔
Hall of Famer ✔
Well Cropped Action Shot ✔
1991 Impel US Olympicards Hall of Fame #62
Any card that commemorates one of the greatest moments in United States Winter Olympic history... is a winner in my book.
1990-91 OPC Central Red Army #19R
I couldn't stand Sergei Fedorov back in the 90's. But now that he's no longer lighting the lamp against the Sharks, I can sit back and appreciate this rookie year insert.
2019 Topps Update #US189
Ohtani? Oh heck yeah. I'll happily add a new card of his to my collection whenever I can.
What about you?
Any cards from this fifty pack catch your eye?
Would you consider purchasing one of these fifty card mystery boxes?
Unfortunately... they are currently sold out. But if they ever restock these, I'll probably toss another one into the shopping cart.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!