Breakdown Of My First Pack Of Game Of Thrones Cards

Posted: July 23, 2014 in Baseball, Game of thrones, Uncategorized
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I came across these gems yesterday at a 5 Below and obviously had to pick up a pack.  There aren’t many marriages better than baseball cards and Game of Thrones.

***Spoilers Below If You Haven’t Watched All Of Season 4 Of Game Of Thrones***

First impressions:  They have the weathered look of Fleer baseball cards but the smell of Fleer Ultra.  If you don’t know what Fleer Ultra smelled like, you never had a childhood or were born after 2000.  There are no inserts in the series, which really sucks.  Having inserts odds and turning baseball cards into a legalized form of gambling for kids was the greatest trick the devil ever pulled.  5 cards per pack is a pretty big rip off, but if you buy anything at a 5 Below, you feel like you are getting a bargain.

Pack Breakdown:

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Shae: The first card up was Shae.  Used to be worth something, but this is basically a throwaway card now.

Baseball Card Comparison: 2014 Topps Derek Jeter. Duh.  Both are old whores that are having their careers end this year.

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Roslin Frey: Oh boy, a Roslin Frey rookie card!  I need to get a Beckett immediately to see how much this is worth.  I need to take my Shaquille O’Neal card out of it’s screw case immediately.  Just kidding, this is crap.

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Baseball Card Comparison: Daisuke Matsuzaka rookie card. Meh as meh could be.

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Podrick Payne: A tier 3 or 4 character with a great, alliterative name that will always be remembered fondly.  And is also a legend for something very manly.

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Baseball Card Comparison: Tony Tarasco. This only makes sense if you have heard the urban legend involving Tony Tarasco and the duct tape on his leg.

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Missandei: Criminally underrated on a show full of “talent”.  Showed off her 5 tool skills in the last episode near the water with Grey Worm.

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Baseball Card Comparison: Gregory Polanco Autographed Rookie Card.  I love the shit out of Missandei and Gregory Polanco.

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Tyrion Lannister: It’s always a great feeling when the last card you get is the best in the pack.  A rough season for Tyrion all around, but you have to believe he will bounce back.

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Baseball Card Comparison: 2014 Justin Verlander Card. Both fan favorites are struggling this year.  Whether or not it is due to the old phrase “women weaken legs” remains to be seen.

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Overall Score: 6.5/10.  Could have been much better, could have been much worse.  The entertainment cards game is just as shitty as I remember.

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