I have been extremely lucky in pulling goodies out of Gypsy Queen retail packs. I mean, an autograph and a relic card in the same rack pack? (and a mini sepia too) That's just ridiculous. I haven't quite reached that level of success in a rack pack again, but in one of 'em I did get this:
Yep, Stan the Man bat card in a retail rack. Framed, even. GOTTA love the frames. I think Topps sells 50% more product in any given set when there are framed cards in the set. Even cheesy unnecessary sets like 2010 Topps206. Framed cards are just that cool. So is Stan the Man, who is probably one of the most underrated SuperDuperStars out there. Cy Young? Got an award named after him. So does Jackie and Hank. Babe Ruth has a candy bar named after him (don't give me facts, my grandfather insisted it was named after Babe) and so does Reggie and The Kid.
Stan Musial has no award named after him. Why? Because no one else is THE MAN.
Stan Musial has no candy bar named after him. Why? Because no candy bar is as sweet as his swing.
Stan Musial has won the Presidential Medal of Freedom! Why? For saving the world from an invasion of communist bug-eyed aliens from the planet Skylar with one mighty swing of his bat. Or something like that. It was pretty awesome, that's all I know. Do you have a Presidential Medal of Freedom? Then shut up. Stan is more awesome than you. He won the World Series three times which is two more times than that Albert character has.
So I'm extremely happy with this. Stan in a rack pack! How is this possible! I figured at this point that I had completely used up all my luck with rack packs and went for a blaster instead. Guess what was inside.
FREAKING DOUBLES. What are the odds. About 1:56 for Framed Relic Group A according to the wrapper. Anyone know who's in Group A? No one will give me an empty hobby box because of that stupid redemption gimmick so I really don't know.
So how is this even possible?
A) Retail Queen is frikken loaded. (see: 2008 Mayo)
B) Dayf is a lucky bastige
C) Both A and B
D) Topps Spies are planting goodies in my path so I'll give their crummy product free advertising
So yes, I have pulled two Stan The Man framed relic cards before I have pulled my first Jason Heyward base card. Probability is weird.