OK, I will try to keep the story short. I sat down with my Junior web developer today for a meeting on our current projected and after a short while I realized what was missing, lunch. So I suggested we do the development meeting over tacos. In the car our conversation turned to hobbies, so on our way to the "business lunch meeting" we decided to head to a near by Comic and Card shop that she knew about. It was perfect in the fact that she was a comic fan, and I of course love my cards.
While there I noticed that the packs were VERY reasonable which, me being on a budget, is not always a good thing. For under 9 bucks though, I picked up 3 Hobby Packs, a 2010 Topps, a 2007 Topps U&H, and a 2008 Allen & Ginter.
The 2010 Pack yielded my first three Duplicate cards of the year. Three Packs in and I already have three dups. One of them was Pat Neshek so it wasn't so bad. Now I have something offer him when I send him a TTM attempt.
I purchased the 2007 Pack in hopes of getting a First Couples card. Apparently they are one in six. Fortunately I did pick up one. I got Margaret Zachary Taylor. Not to bad so far.
The last pack. 2008 Allen & Ginter Hobby. I bought it because it was half the price of what the hobby store near home charges. I figured I could use the doubles in case some TTM attempt didn't return. As per my habit, I pulled the cards out and looked at side of the stack for a dark thick card indicating a auto or a relic. No such luck, Oh well wasn't expecting anything. The only thing I saw was a light thick card which I assumed was a state card. It wasn't.