So I went to one of the two stores that are close by. If you don't know Paramus NJ, it has some of the bigger malls in NJ. The Garden State Plaza (I refuse to use the "Westfield" prefix), Paramus Park, Bergen Town Center, and The Fascist Center. Whoops, meant The Fashion Center.
The other thing Paramus has is duplicate stores. Just like you might have 2 Derek Jeter cards laying around. Paramus has duplicate stores, two Modell's, two Sports Authority, two Toys r Us, two Best Buys, two Old Navy. I'm sure there are others, just can't think of any at the moment. One of the reasons for this is that there are two major highways that intersect in Paramus. Route 17 runs North/South, and Route 4 runs East/West. The thinking behind the two stores, (all the ones I list have both a Route 17 and Route 4 store), is that most people travel only one of these two roads through Paramus. If you don't have a "presence" on each road, you are most likely missing out on sales. This doesn't hold true for me. I live in the adjacent town and I can travel either road, depends on what store is closer to home.
I used my 25% off to buy a blaster of 2012 Topps series 2. I have only purchased blasters and a few looseys for this series, no hobby at all. As I am only putting together one set, I'm trying to not buy so much.
But, something else caught my eye. Just like it did at Toys r Us earlier this year. Have a look
Once again, the bright yellow starburst in the upper left hand corner caught my eye. Being the inquisitive type, I had to try a pack. It didn't hurt that the cashier also took 25% off this pack. The coupon was only supposed to be good for one purchase and I used it on the blaster first.
So lets see what these Yankee Legends look like...
What the? A 1998 Jeter and a 1999 Posada. Posada isn't exactly a legend, and we've seen these card before, or have we? The cards appear a brighter than their originals. And the backs
Ahh Bach, I mean the backs. My guess is, that there is one card for each of the 27 World Series Championships. The 99 Posada is numbered YC25. So 2000 is 26 and 2009 would be 27.
Fronts are glossy, backs are matte. Another impossible subset to complete. I'll keep my eyes out for this
on the bay, etc. But I won't get my hopes up. Oh, btw, the copyright on the back is 2010. Anyone have any info on that, or is it another Topps screw up.
Lastly, look at the packs.
The packs are taped together, the Jeter and Posada were in between the packs. Never seen that before.
Well, that's all I have for now.
Wow, two posts within a week. I better go lay down.