Yup, I'm implying exactly what the title of this post says. I, well we, were ripped off. Unless of course I'm overlooking something super awesome in my pack of Allen and Ginter cards that was gifted to me by a friend.
Here's the deal, I got the pack as a gift, but I'd still enjoy it if Topps played by the rules, so to speak:
So here's my main issue. 8 Picture Cards. Packs with a framed insert contain 7 cards.
I implore you to show me where it says "Random packs to contain only 6 cards".
And just in case you're thinking about picking up some hobby packs at your local hobby shop, and you're also thinking "wow, that was a fluke!" . . . guess again. All three packs, purchased from the same hobby box at a local card shop contained only six cards. 2 packs contained 5 base cards and one mini, and then there was my pack:
That's Equestrian Champion Will Simpson and Archie Bunker #228
Next up was Negro League All Star Art Pennington #97
Followed by everyone's favorite Padre Rookie, Edwin Moreno #120. If you're counting along at home that's 3 cards thus far.
The fourth card finally pays dividends for me, CC Sabathia Baseball Highlights #AGHS20. CC you'll always be a Brewer in my heart. Thanks for the ride last year.
No one could match the next card I pulled. A mother fsk'n Dominique Wilkins Slam Dunk Champion card #346. I really loved 80s basketball.
And finally, my 6th card of the 8 I was promised, leaving two cards to be named later in this deal on Topps' side, was Nick Markakis [American] National Pride #NP34
Now I'm off to see who else is experiencing this rob-job from Topps.