A few days ago, I managed to find some Gypsy Queen at my local Target and picked me up a blaster box. I got the typical base cards, a Babe Ruth SP and a few inserts, along with an autographed card of 2010 AL ROY Neftali Feliz.
Now I will NEVER complain about finding autographed cards, jersey cards, or any card rarities. Since my LCS mostly sells singles and has few unopened packs, I am stuck busting wax almost exclusively from my neighborhood Target and Wal-Mart stores.
This year, I've noticed that my luck has been incredibly good when it comes to Topps. In 2010, my only retail hit was a Peak Performance jersey card of Brooklyn Dodgers hall-of-famer Roy Campanella.
In 2011, I found that Feliz auto in a blaster and a David DeJesus Gypsy Queen auto in a rack pack. From Topps Series 1, I pulled a Torii Hunter relic from a Series 1/Heritage value box, and from Heritage, I pulled a David Wright jersey card out of a blaster, and an incredible Frank Robinson/Mike Stanton dual auto/relic from a value box.
Has anyone else noticed a higher concentration of retail hits or have I just been INCREDIBLY fortunate? Again, I'm NOT complaining at all, but I've never been lucky in this hobby and was wondering if anyone else has had a recent run of luck.