Hope everyone is doing well. I was half-tempted to put "Retail" in all caps and include exclamation points and such because here's a pack of Stadium Club found in a Target gravity feeder a couple of weeks ago.
I walked into Target a few minutes before closing time on a whim to see if I could get lucky. Lo and behold, there was 1 blaster box and 3 packs in the feeder. I bought he blaster box and the pack you all will see here and left the other 2 packs, hopefully paying it forward for a non-"card bro" to get the next day.
I usually don't get the retail packs, opting for the fat packs and the blaster boxes. 3 bucks for 5 cards usually doesn't impress me, but because virus, desperate times. Here's what I got:
#299 - Randy Arozarena (RC)
Randy did pretty well in limited action this year, and had a good night last night to put the Rays one win away from knocking off the Yanks.
#36 - Aristides Aquino (RC)
After a big 2019, Aquino was a letdown in 2020 as he couldn't crack the Reds' outfield. Too bad for me as well since I had him on my fantasy team.
#247 - Gerrit Cole (Chrome Refractor)You should be able to see a little green towards the top of the card as well as by his leg. If I read it right, the Chrome Refractors come 1 in 96 packs, so that's cool.
#BRB-7 - Fernando Tatis Jr. (Bash & Burn)
The Bash & Burn subset comes 1 in 8 packs. Nice callback to the old subset, but too bad it isn't die cut.
#192 - Hank Aaron
And the pack ends with a little class.
Here's a couple card backs:
Stadium Club rarely disappoints and this year is no exception.
Yesterday morning, as I was leaving the Target I work at, I came across the card vendor restocking the barren card aisle. There were 4 "card bros" respectfully keeping their distance but nonetheless waiting for the vendor to finish. One of the 4 grabbed 4 hanger boxes of (I believe) Donruss Football and left; my store has signs in the aisle limiting the purchases to 4. I had errands to run before going to bed so I couldn't wait around as well; I also wanted to make sure the "card bros" were sticking to the 4 pack / box limit. I plan to run in after the store opens to see if anything's left...wish me luck!
Thanks for reading!