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Not a Story About My Story Or Trevor Story...

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But first... Part One of a completely unrelated Story...

Watching Colorado Rockies games over the last two seasons, I've been exposed to just about every bad pun, or play on words involving the word "Story", and our shortstop, Trevor Story. None of them are particularly witty or even good. Anyone resorting to that tired cliche comes off as very hack-ish...


But that's another Story!
While this Story is not about Story, or even the Rockies, I'm using Story to hint at another Story that I'm not going to tell here either...

I've just returned from almost two weeks in Minnesota. As a vacation, it was just fine. We had a good time and met up with a buncha people and family that we haven't seen in a while...

The problem with came in the return home...

Due to two separate and unrelated events involving a blown tire, and a surprise severed deer carcass, the drive from Coon Rapids, MN to Englewood, CO, took 77 hours...

That drive is usually 15 hours at most...
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2017 Topps Update - The Two Pack Challenge

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Knowing that 2017 Topps Update hit retail shelves in the past week or so, I planned on zipping into the WalMarts for my usual two pack sample. For my first purchase of any new card release, I like to buy at least two packs. One to familiarize myself with the product, and a second to try and feel better after the initial disappointment...


Amidst a sea of Panini NFL Football and Basketball, I found Aaron Judge (Wow am I getting sick of him!) staring at the restrooms. Once again, the ratio of Baseball vs Football and Basketball is completely out of whack. The Walmarts had only a small quantity of Topps Update, available in Blaster and Jumbo pack form...

The weigh in affects the call:
Blaster Boxes contain 10 packs of 10 cards each, plus one special card exclusive to retail blasters. A total of 101 cards for $19.97.

Jumbo Packs (or Hanger Boxes or whatever you want to call them) are $9.97 for 72 cards.

Yeah, that math makes it a no brainer...

Let's see how this worked out. And what I …