Product: 2013-14 Hoops Target blaster
Break Date: November 11, 2013
Hit Breakdown: No guaranteed hits
Summary: With 24 cards left to completing the 2013-14 Hoops set, tried my luck at a blaster from Target. After opening all 11 packs, still need 24 cards.
Each pack included a red Target-exclusive parallel, which was nice. There red looks really good on teams with a red color scheme, so the red Derrick Rose that came out is really nice.
There are also inserts that are retail-exclusive, it seems. I didn't pull any Above the Rim cards out of the jumbo box, and two came out of this blaster (Paul George and JR Smith). The insert set has really nice through-the-backboard photography, although the cards are a tad over-Photoshopped.
The SP Heat Champions card, #301 in the set, doesn't seem to be too short-printed; pulled one out of the Jumbo box and one out of this blaster.
Overall, if you pull the right red parallel, you may get your money's worth...the red Victor Oladipo RC may end up being a really nice card if he turns out to be as good as projected.
Grade for the product: B+
Grade for the break: B
What we pulled:
Miami Heat Champions short print #301
Red Target Parallel: Victor Oladipo (RC), Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Bosh, Carrick Felix (RC), Andre Roberson (RC), Andrei Kirilenko, Kevin Martin, Erik Murphy (RC), Ryan Kelly (RC), Dion Waiters
Gold Parallel: Andre Iguodala
Above the Rim: Paul George, JR Smith
Action Shots: Jimmy Butler, Larry Sanders
Board Members: Nikola Vucevic, Tim Duncan
Courtside: Bradley Beal
Dreams: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Basketball Hall of Fame: Isiah Thomas
Class Action: Kevin Garnett
Spark Plugs: Kevin Martin