Browsing through my YouTube subscriptions, I noticed @MTGZuby had a pack opening video for CardZoom Dual Land Grab Bags. I had already heard about them from the CardZoom YouTube channel but after seeing Zubys video I figured why the hell not drop a few bucks and take a chance.
I went over to eBay and picked up 4 packs at $5 each and free shipping. From the CardZoom eBay sale:
The packs were sent quickly, but I waited a few days to open so I could do a pack opening on YouTube as well. Unfortunately the video turned out pretty shitty (I'm still learning) so I decided to do a blog entry here instead.
My first pack was:
Full art Island from Zendikar - $0.80
Deranged Outcast - $0.10
Isochron Scepter - $2.25
Full art Island from Zendikar - $0.20
Sanctifier of Souls - $0.08
Defiler of Souls - $1.25
Foil Mountain from Innistrad - $0.71
Touch of the Eternal - $0.08
Lightning Angel - $0.26
Full art Forest from Zendikar - $0.20
Gaze of Granite - $0.15
Dauntless Escort (foil) - $2.02
Spent on 4 packs: $20
Card value: $4.68
I usually don't buy grab bags, especially when the sellers mysteriously send high value cards to YouTubers to open on camera. After watching the CardZoom video, I felt like it was legit and I wanted to help support him. With grab bags you are gambling and hoping for the best. So even though I'm in the hole $15 I received what was advertised and that is the chance you take. Because of that, I can't complain. It's like putting $20 in a slot machine and hoping a Dual Land pops out. All in all I'm fine with the purchase. I'm not sure if I'll pull the lever again and cross my fingers, maybe a pack or two more just because the anticipation can be exciting. (addict)
If you are the type to spend a few bucks and take a chance, then I'd recommend it. If you aren't the gambling type and prefer sealed product, then this probably isn't for you.