Now that the end of the month is here, it's time to take a look at the good, bad, and ugly:
I managed to knock off a bunch of cards from a variety of sets on my want list, especially 2009 Topps, 2009 Allen & Ginter, 1991 Score, and 2008 Topps Heritage. I also received a smattering of cards from other sets throughout the month.
I busted a total of one hobby box (2008 Topps Heritage High Series), a five 2009 Heritage High Series blasters (three here and two more here), and a tin of 2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot (more on that in a moment).
Throughout all of that, the best pull of the month was easy - this Robin Roberts relic card out of the 2008 Topps Heritage High Series box.
I still haven't found a single pack of 2010 Topps available for purchase at any nearby big box store. I finally broke down and purchased a jumbo box of 2010 Topps from Atlanta Sports Cards - I've never dealt with Atlanta Sports Cards so I'm hopeful everything will work out nicely. Through the month of January, I've accumulated a measly three 2010 Topps cards, all thanks to Sooz in a trade this month.
And finally, the ugly.
It wasn't a terribly ugly month, but the 2009 Upper Deck Sweet Spot tin from Target took the "honors." The whole thing was a piece of poo, saved only because I was able to trade away a few of the cards for things I actually wanted.
The only other "ugly" for the month was the Bipping epidemic that has plagued blog-land (is that better than blogosphere, I fear it isn't). I got hit once...and I have a sneaking suspicion that the Bippings are quite over with...
So there you have it, the good, bad, and ugly for January 2010. See you in February!