Monday, May 30, 2011

What I'm up to, and a Recap of Some Recent Box Breaks

Please be sure to follow the blog so that you can stay updated with the exciting box breaks and keep up with the great deals I've found!

I actually have a couple breaks (Bowman, Topps) that I can still post before I hold off on spending for a while, but first, I'm trying to compose a uniform review format that I can use for any product. While I'm trying to find a suitable scale, be sure to check out the posts from this week!
I got some pretty cool and inexpensive jerseys and autos from the card show, let me know what you think!
This kickoff edition blaster is still in stock for $25 and is an awesome product to bust. $25 for four rookie on-card autographs is unmatchable!
People have been pretty interested in this box break, and I definitely got a nice surprise in the second box. I also strongly recommend this product because $15 nets you an autographed 8 x 10 and 2-3 autograph cards!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Back from the Card Show! Thoughts about my lot?

Just got back from the card show!
All for $2-3
Ike Davis Bowman Sterling Rookie
PC: Torry Holt 2008 Leaf Certified Red Mirror #34/100
Rob Gronkowski Initial Steps Jersey #5/99
PC: Mardy Gilyard Topps Platinum Rookie Refractor
Sean Weatherspoon 2010 Panini Rookies and Stars Auto #45/299
PC: Gerald McCoy Sage Hit Authentic Autograph #63/250
Javon Ringer SPX Auto Jersey #57/549

Let me know what you guys think. I love the design of the Javon Ringer!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Blowout Cards Weekend Deals

Check out the Blowout Cards Weekend Deals!
Just in time for Bowman Fever, there are pretty good deals on 2008 and 2011 Bowman!

2010 Press Pass Portrait Edition Break! 8 Autographs!

Purchased: $25 at Atlanta Sports Cards, awesome shipping and service!
Here is the video break:

This product is unbelievably awesome. 4 Rookie On-Card Autos a box for $25?! Also, you get 5 packs of retail portrait edition. You have got to pick some of these up! This product satisfies hit searchers, low-end collectors, and pretty much anyone else. Even if you prefer high-end cards, the autographs are great for collecting!

I failed in searching for Bradford other than one basic parallel, but I got some of my favorite players anyways.
Here are the autographs!

The awesome thing is that all of these players are/will likely be major contributers with the exception of Dezmon Briscoe, Anthony Dixon, and maybe Gerhart. I am a Stanford fan though so it was awesome to hit a numbered signature!

The base cards are pretty much useless and the inserts weren't too interesting. The only difference between the parallel insert and the regular cards is that the name of the player is in a blue reflective font as opposed to silver. Even the autograph cards are very thin and flimsy, and I was disappointed that the picture on the Gerhart was blurry. The simple appearance of these cards has a benefit though because it really feels hand signed. Sometimes really fancy sticker autos seem manufactured, but these cards are clean and simple.

Do yourself a favor and get one of these boxes! They are lots of fun and you have a chance at pulling some great rookie signatures!

F**k was about to buy some Brandon Crawford autos today...

Decided to wait and the price went up from around $10 to $90 for a Bowman auto... Let's Go Giants Though!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2 Boxes of 2005 Just Minors Dual Autographs Break and Review! Awesome Dual Auto!

Video Break:
Purchased: $15 from Dave and Adam's Card World a dacardworld exclusive!
Each box contains an autographed 8 x 10 Autographed Photo and 2 packs of Just Autographs 2005. Each pack contains an autograph card. There is also a 1:6 chance for an additional dual autograph card numbered to 10 or 25, and I hit one. The top portraits are of Hanley Ramirez, Mark Teixeira, Carl Crawford, AJ Burnett, Joe Mauer, Tim Hudson, Grady Sizemore, Miguel Cabrera, and Alfonso Soriano.

When you first see this product, you might glance over it. A minor league product for $15? who would want that anyways? Then, read the description and see that you will receive 3 autographs per box and start dreaming about pulling an awesome 8 x 10. That's the process I went through when I purchased two boxes of 2005 Just Minors Dual Autographs.

The contents of my first box are so miserable they don't deserve to be posted. Each autograph was of a player who had retired.

The second box, however, contained an awesome surprise, a Ryan Braun Chuck James Dual Auto #2/25!

I also got a pretty cool portrait #27/50, but the player is retired and never really made it to the Majors. 

I was really excited to see this Braun auto after receiving a Braun rookie Auto from my 2007 SP Rookie Edition Break which you can check out here.

Just Minors is all about the autographs. The bases are literally some of the worst cards I have ever seen because they are cheap and plain. This product is simple: buy a box for $15, get 3 autographs, and test your luck. You could end up with lots of terrible minor leaguers but you could also strike gold. The cheap price point allows you to gamble on multiple boxes and hopefully pull 1/2 valuable autos. A minor league autographed picture or numbered autograph card for a superstar for $15 is an unbelievable deal, and I strongly encourage you to try your luck at a few boxes.

Contest over at Baseball Cards Rule

"Contest is for a 2008 UD Premier Remnants quad jersey piece serial numbered to 50. You can have a total of 3 entries. You have to be a member of my blog to enter. Just leave a comment on the contest post on Baseball Cards Rules blog, join our Facebook page, or promote this contest on your blog. Make sure to mention the last two in your comment. Contest ends June 3rd. Good luck."

Link is !

Good Luck to Everyone!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2007 SP Rookie Edition Break and Review: Awesome Product and Nice Hit!

First product on the blog with a strong recommendation! Check out the break!

Mailday - Chris Long Auto and a few Boxes!

Comment here with what break you want to see first! The 2007 SP Rookie Edition break will be up soon and it contained a nice surprise!

Dave and Adam's Card World's 3 Days of Insane Deals: Day 2

Ok today, we'll try a different format because lots of the deals are really small. I'll only post interesting deals.

I'd recommend all four of these deals and actually, I'll have breaks up of 2005 Just Minors and 2007 SP Rookie Edition this week. I actually got something pretty interesting from the rookie edition that I'll post today that should cover the price of the box.

EDIT: Watch out guys, the crossed out prices aren't necessarily the normal price. The 2007 SP Rookie Edition sold out quickly probably because it said the crossed out price was $71. The normal price was actually $25.

Monday, May 23, 2011

NOW LIVE! Dave and Adam's Card World's 3 Days of Insane Deals

First Deal:  2011 Topps Heritage Baseball Hobby Box  $84.95 $74.95
Meh deal, but the cards are cool.

Second Deal: 2009 Topps Sterling Baseball Hobby Box $179.95 $159.95
Out of the cheap card collecting price range, not an incredible deal.

Third Deal: 2010/11 Upper Deck North Carolina Basketball Hobby Box $41.95 $33.95
If you're a UNC Fan or if you've been looking for this box, why not. 

Fourth Deal: 2010 Upper Deck NCAA Sweet Spot Football Hobby Box $65.95 $54.95


2010/11 Panini Threads Basketball Blaster 20-Box Case 

$180.00 $109.95  

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dave and Adam's Card World's 3 Days of Insane Deals: Deals are Live!

At Dave and Adam's Card World, they are having 3 Days of Insane Deals with hourly deals that they say will sell out. The deals start at 7 AM EST, so I will not be able to update each deal because I live on the West Coast. Also, I will be occupied from 3-9 PM PST on Monday but I will be available to update for the rest of the week. After 7 AM, visit the site to see my thoughts on the hourly deals over at Remember to use the coupon code 248-52c6 for $5 off $50 or more until 7/31/11. Also, a few boxes and a single will be arriving tomorrow so stay tuned.
EDIT: Looks like the timer reset so the deals will start at 1 pm PST.

Video Break for 2008 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Break Retail (and 2008 Upper Deck MVP)

Friday, May 20, 2011

2008 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Retail 24 Pack

Purchased: Retail 24 Pack Amazon through Charm City Cards, $39.99, Link
Retail Hit Chances: One Game-Used Memorabilia or Autograph Card Per Box, on Average

Hobby Box Price: Amazon through Georgetown Card Exchange, $129.99 Link
Hobby Box Hit Chances: (4) Memorabilia or Autographed Cards Per Box, on Average

5/20/11 Hot Deals for the Weekend

Over at Dave and Adam's Card World, they are holding a 20th Anniversary Sale where "virtually every item is on sale" and spending $99 results in free UPS Ground Shipping. Unfortunately for me, I just placed a order there. Also, use the coupon code 248-52c6 for $5 off $50 or more until 7/31/11.

Atlanta Sports Cards has an interesting product on sale in the form of the 2010 Press Pass PE Kickoff Blaster Football Box. This box is hard to find/exclusive to a few stores? and was offered for $35. Right now, the box is $10 off and is offered for $25. I ordered two boxes today so follow if you're interested in the break. Each box contains four autographs including one exclusive autograph and five packs of Portraits Retail. For four on-card autographs and a chance to strike Bradford, Suh, Tebow, etc., this box is a great deal. Until I get my break up, check out Sensei322 and's break.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Hello everybody! Welcome to Cheap Card Collecting, a blog focused on collecting sports cards while on a budget. Instead of just buying singles, this blog will help you find the best boxes and packs that balance price with value. Please be patient as I fix up the site and feel free to offer suggestions!
Hope you enjoy!