To make the proverbial long story short, a few days before the purchase I had found out that in the town that is the closest to me (about 10 miles), has a printing shop that also doubles as an unpublicized card shop. Why it's not advertised as such, I have no idea.
Having been here for a year or so at the time, I had been under the impression that there wasn't anything even close to a card shop anywhere near here, and it was only by a fluke that I even found out about it's existence in the first place. And of course after I found out about it, I had to go check it out. Which I did, bought a few "junk wax" boxes ($8 apiece) to satisfy my urge to open something, as well as a few really well priced 3200 ct boxes.The guy who owns and runs the card shop side of things is nice enough, although he does seem to be behind in the times when it comes to a lot of the pricing, especially on vintage stuff. I can't fault him too much though as that does seem to be pretty common with the few remaining brick and mortar sellers.
Over the years, especially during the 90's, I have pulled some pretty awesome things. But those were things, no matter how high the odds, that were at least supposed to potentially be in those packs. I'm fairly certain though, that what was gotten from my box of Pro Set wasn't supposed to be in there.
Over the next couple of days I felt a bit like little Pete in The Adventures of Pete & Pete episode "Inspector 34", where after years of getting new underwear with the "Inspected by 34" card in the packages, Pete decides to find out who Inspector 34 is. Unlike Pete though, I didn't have any luck finding my inspector 34.
I had so many questions, such as: Who is "DC"? What time did shift 1 take place? Where were did "DC" cut these? How did this slip end up in a sealed plastic pack?
Without any answers, I even started getting desperate enough, that I actually though about opening a thread on the Blowout cards forum in an attempt to find out anything. I've mentioned it before, but I really dislike the forums on that site, so that would've been a worst case scenario. Thankfully though, like most things, all it probably took was a combination of me putting it somewhere out of sight, and/ or encountering a shiny object... and just like that, it's forgotten.
I would be most curious to know if anyone has any thoughts or ideas regarding this bit of paper. If no information is gained from this post, I guess I'm going to have to breakdown and try asking for assistance from all the Pro Set aficionados lurking on the dreaded Blowout forums.
Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page