Of course you have. We all have. That's the nature of modern wax busting. Well one of my recent experiences of that nature involved a retail gravity box containing 48 packs of 2010 Topps Series 2. Yes, I know, a few of you are already laughing and saying "NMC you idiot!" On the somewhat positive side the box was only $24 so at 50 cents a pack it wasn't terrible. But it was still overpriced.
I thought with 48 packs that surely I would get at least some crappy relic card of long reliever for the Astros. But nope, no hits whatsoever. The 48 packs were full of fire starter base and crappily designed inserts. The few good cards to come out of the box were these Copper Parallels that I previously knew nothing about. They must have been a retail exclusive and maybe a gravity box exclusive because they're numbered to just 399 which is quite low for a parallel that is only like 1:8 packs.
This Ozzie Smith Legends SP Variation that came out of one of the last packs made a valiant effort to save the box. But alas this box was one of the worst card purchases I've made even despite the price.
Have I learned my lesson? Probably not. I'm sure I'll make more ill advised purchases like this in the future. What can I say?
Hello. My name is Andrew and I am a wax ripaholic.