Saturday, January 31, 2009
Epic Fail: The Great '09 Topps Hunt
So, spurred on by nasty blogosphere rumors that Topps '09 is, in fact, live, several days ahead of time, I got out of bed early after a late night, chugged some coffee, braved 10 degree cold and drove the couple minutes it takes to get me to get to the WalMart and Target right down the road with the intent of scooping the internet's first '09 Topps video break for my blog. This was going to be Card Junkie's finest hour. What did I find? Lots of Steeler merchandise. And lots of "Super Bowl-type food products" such as chips, frozen pizza, appetizers, soda, and all the usual stuff prominently displayed with big signs. But after bobbing and weaving my way like Fast Willie Parker through all the Super Bowl "stuff" and cashiers sporting pink Polamalu jerseys, the only thing I was able to push across the goal line to paydirt at the checkstand was this.*sigh* You got it. No '09 Topps to be found. Kinda disappointing. But at least I'm not the only one who lives near a Target that is actually following the street dates. So I figured I might as well try to finish off my U&H. I should have a vid of this pack up by tonight and if I feel froggy I may continue the great '09 Topps safari tomorrow. Or I might just say screw it, bask in the glow of my Steelers all day long and wait 'till '09 Topps actually drops. At my Target. And by the way, '09 Topps is live in certain areas, here's proof and more proof.