Now, I suppose that hearing me, a "pack searcher," call other people true Pack Searchers may be weird, so I want to take a moment to differentiate between what I do, and what true Pack Searchers do.
Yes, I "pack search." I will pick up packs. I may move cards around within the packs. I may feel them. I may give them a light flex test. But I do not, have not, and will not ever tear open a pack's wrapper to peek inside the pack.
2012 Topps Heritage
Found without ripping open packs in the store.
The difference between me and true Pack Searchers is those true Pack Searchers are quite literally, in the very basic meaning of the words, are truly searching the packs, and in some cases outright stealing cards. Again, me on the other hand, I "search" by feel, touch, weight, flex, and sometimes sight (if the pack wrapper is see-through). My methods are mostly indirect methods of searching. The pack wrappers always stay intact, and the packs are still purchasable by other people. Packs which these true Pack Searchers have searched are mutilated, ripped, and otherwise unfit for purchase by another consumer.
So yes, I do "pack search" but I don't pack search. People can rightfully hate me all they want for what I do, but at least I'm not destroying products or stealing products. Every single hit you've seen on this blog has been paid for with my money -- never stolen, and found using non-intrusive indirect search methods. No pack wrappers were harmed, ripped or opened during my "pack searches."