Friday, June 24, 2011

Awesome Mailday! Receiving the Coolest Card I own and the Creepiest one also!

Hi everyone, here is the video:

For $20, I picked up two lots of Tyson Chandler Autos and GU! I thought he was one of the major keys to the mavs winning the title!
Here are the autos:
and the newest coolest card I own is that Upper Deck Glass auto in the top right corner. As the name suggests, the card is clear and is made of "glass" (really plastic I think I can't really tell). The card is unbelievably cool.

Here are the Jerseys:

Some really nice patches!

I also received some team lots for the A's, Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, and Rams from Jaybarkerfan that I will be posting soon. The cards look awesome, but I had to notice one problem in the form of this card:..
First of all, this isn't a ram, but that's not the problem. Those pants/boxers/swim trunks are some of the most obnoxious pants I have ever seen. This set of portraits gets even stranger by the way. In all seriousness, I'm looking forward to digging into the lots!
My weekend:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

GSNHOF Trade Bait Draft 2

I'm the Cleveland Cavaliers of the blogging community because I hold the #1 pick in the GSNHOF Trade Bait Draft, so go over there and support the draft!

Getting Ready for the NBA Draft: A 2009 Certified Blaster!

We all make excuses to go to target or walmart to pick up cards, but this time, I was making an Amazon purchase and decided, why not throw in a blaster. The addiction has reached a new level. Anyways, I thought I'd give a $20 2009 certified blaster a try because of the upcoming NBA draft. The blasters have a numbered hit and two numbered inserts. Each blaster also includes a retail exclusive certified potential insert.
Here is the break:  

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Check Out Emerald City Diamond Gems!

Recently, I posted a video that contained some of the cards I received from a Topps Series 2 Jumbo Case Break from A Cardboard Problem. Unfortunately or fortunately, I don't have much use for 5 team sets of the Mariners. Luckily, I found that Mariner1 from Emerald City Diamond Gems was searching for the set. If you want to see scans of the whole team set and most of the inserts, check out his post here!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Beautiful PC addition and a 2010 Topps Chrome Break

First of all, here is a beautiful addition to the Rams PC:

2006 Playoff  #64 Torry Holt autograph #2/5

The card and sticker is silver with a refractor finish and looks much better in real life. The scan does the card no justice. Nothing like picking up a beautiful PC auto of a great player numbered out of 5 for only $10!

At the card shop, I picked up the last six packs of Topps Chrome.
I'm a huge fan of the design of both the inserts and the base cards.
Here is the video break:

I'm a big fan of the LT chrome rookie. It's an awesome looking card and who cares if rookie cards aren't valuable and reprints are common? This card makes me feel like the little kid who opens an old pack and finds a rookie of his favorite player.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rising Rookies, Topps Chrome, and Jeremy Lin/Dirk Nowitzki Mailday

Hey everyone, busted a few hobby packs of Rising Rookies, one pack of chrome, and got two cool cards from eBay.
Here's the video:

Here are the two mailday cards!

Nothing like a jumbo jersey of the NBA Finals MVP. I'm starting a Lin PC, but unfortunately, the Lin is too  thick for this sleeve and toploader and has some dings on the corners.

Complete list of rookies and inserts after the jump!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mailday! A Cardboard Problem, BA Benny's, and Kim Clijsters!

Check out the video! Thanks to A Cardboard Problem and BA Benny's! If you like the Mariners, feel free to contact me because I don't need 5 team sets!
And to celebrate the mavs, you have got to watch Flula's videos about the Finals. Funniest videos ever.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Trade Bait Part #1: Inserts!

Hi everyone, sorry that there haven't been any box breaks recently, some PC stuff and box breaks are coming.

Here are most of the inserts I have for trade.
 These are 5 orange retail exclusive refractors from Topps 2010 value boxes.
TOTT #25 Warren Moon 47/50, TOTT #70 Santan Moss 16/25, #90 MVP Gold Script Al Jefferson 76/100, CA-12 Tony Gonzalez 186/250, Refractor #19 Curtis Martin, and #244 Mike Aviles Diamond parallel.

Purple Refractor #37 Jorge Posada /599, #110 Aroldis Chapman Gold Rookie /2011, #159 Brandon Webb refractor, #102 Jake Peavy x-fractor, #86 Chase Utley X-fractor

Always looking for Rams, Mavericks, Warriors, San Francsico Giants and A's!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Who Needs Retail Anyways? Lots of Deals around the Blogosphere!

This weekend, there are tons of group breaks, bloggers looking to sell, and contests.
I've already posted two contests:
Enter the contest at This Card is Cool at this link!
Enter the contest at Buckeye State's Trading Post at this link!

Here are some more!
Crinkly Wrappers is giving away a card from each Topps set from 1952-2011 in their contest!
Clear Cut Cards' contest is over here and features a really cool custom card set!
San Jose Fuji also has a contest!

Cards from the Quarry is looking to fill a group break!

I'm participating in something really cool, GSNHOF's 2nd Trade Bait Draft!
9 bloggers will get to pick cards from SpastikMooss' trade bait in a draft format. 
Please take a look at his cards for me and tell me if you find anything interesting!

Jaybarker fan is selling team lots for NFL and MLB cards so check his blog out! I picked up lots for the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Rams!

The blogosphere is awesome!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Topps Magic Pack #2

Same drill as last post, answers at the bottom.
#72 Deion Branch
Deion has held bowling and flag football tournaments to raise money for what cause?
Nice picture of the space needle on the back.

 Jerome Harrison #153
What nickname did Jerome earn at Washington State because he "disappeared" on long runs?

His body looks kind of contorted in the picture.

# MM-13 Fred Jackson

Commemorates the first ever 1,000 rushing and 1,000 kickoff return yards season.

# 163 Matt Leinart
Besides Leinart, which other Heisman Trophy winner did Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif., produce?

Weird seeing him in the Texans uniform. On the back, for his fact, they had to go back to 2006 when he led the Cardinals to a 27-21 win over Seattle.

#174 Adrian Peterson
Peterson's non-stop energy as a child plus his hard work at football, earned him what nickname?

Nice looking action shot, like the expression on his face.

#36 Kellen Clemens mini #18/50
Kellen is a sixth-generation member of his family to be in what profession?
Always nice to get a numbered card, but this card has an identical non-numbered version which confuses me.

1. Meningitis research
2. "Ghost"
3. John Huarte (1964)
4. "All Day" [I prefer AD to AP.]
5. Cattle Ranching

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Topps Magic Pack #1

Hi everyone, I'm saving up a bit right now for a next big hobby purchase, so I'm going to slow my buying down with this pack a day series. Today we have a pack from Topps Magic because the cards are fun to look at and have (sometimes) interesting trivia! The answers will be at the bottom.

#129 Ben Tate
Who were the only two RBs with a faster 40 time than Ben's 4.43 at the 2010 NFL Combine?
#63 Ed Reed Mini
At what position did Ed take all-district accolades as a high school baseball player?

#181 Matt Forté
Matt's father, Gene, served as captain of which Louisiana college's football team?
#4 Fred Jackson
Fred paced what NFL Europa squad with 731 rushing yards in 2006

#113 Jordy Nelson
With 55 NFL career receptions, Nelson ranks ninth among players born in Kansas. Who is first?

#119 Steve Young, Short Print
Three of the 21 QBs to have passed for 33,000 yards were with the Buccaneers in spring 1987. Name them.

1. C.J. Spiller and Jahvid Best
2. Pitcher
3. Tulane
4. Rhein Fire
5. Barry Sanders (325)
6. Young, Vinny Testaverde, and Steve DeBerg

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2010 Topps Value Box--Strasburg!

Stopped by Target, and they had the 2010 best of chrome boxes for $10 off (probably because of the year and how the million card giveaway codes don't work anymore).

If you haven't seen them they look like this: (picture "borrowed" from My Cardboard Mistress)
The box contains: 5 exclusive orange refractors, 5 packs of 2010 Bowman Chrome, 5 packs of 2010 Topps Chrome, and a Bowman Platinum Hobby Pack. (also two million card giveaway codes but they are expired).
Here are the prospects and two x-fractors I received.
From Left to Right, Wil Meyers, Jake Peavy X-fractor, Chase Utley X-fractor, Taylor Sinclair, Mike McCoy, Austin Jackson, Carlos Pimentel, Tony Wolters, Chris Masters. I look up the prospects, but since I'm mainly a football fan, I'd love any opinions you have!

Here are the Orange exclusive refractors and a Josh Donaldson Prospect. Sorry for the poor scans.

Here are the hits of the box: Jorge Posada #37 Purple Refractor # 197/599, Stephen Strasburg #212 Rookie, Scott McGough Team USA refractor # 240/999.

This product is cheap and lots of fun to open! If it's discounted at your local retailer, give it a try! Otherwise, take a look at the 2011 Diamond Value Boxes!
Of course when I recorded the break the battery ran out as soon as I saw the Strasburg.

Friday, June 3, 2011

6/3/11 Weekend Deals a plenty!

For this weekend, I sure hope you like sales on baseball!
Here are some highlights and be sure to follow for more deals and breaks in the future!
Check out all the deals here and tell me if there's anything else.
2008 Topps Series 1 Baseball Hobby Box                                                            
2008 Topps Series 1 Baseball Hobby Box
$27.99  $21.95
Save: $6.04 off

2009 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Box
2009 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Box
$52.95  $45.95
Save: $7.00 off

Here's something interesting. I figure if you buy this lot you can stop yourself from buying anything for a while, but you better like basketball. There may not be a lot of interesting hits, but Blake Griffin rookies are pretty popular.
2009/10 Panini Prestige Basketball Blaster 20 Box Lot
2009/10 Panini Prestige Basketball Blaster 20 Box Lot
$169.95  $119.00
Save: $50.95 off

These cards look pretty nice:
2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Baseball Hobby Box
2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Baseball Hobby Box
$53.99  $39.95
Save: $14.04 off

Here are some deals from Dave and Adam's Card World!

    Image for 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Hobby Box

  • $95.95 $82.95

Considering the popularity of Bowman and A and G, these are probably the best prices you're going to get. However, I'd probably go with a hobby box instead of the retail.

Over at Atlanta Sports Cards, the Kickoff Edition blaster with 4 autographs is still on sale! Check out my break here. Four on-card rookie autographs for $25 can't be beat!

2010 Press Pass PE Kickoff Blaster Football Box

2010 Press Pass PE Kickoff Blaster Football Box
Manufacturer: Press Pass

Price: $34.99  $24.99
Save: $10.00 off

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bowman 2010 Draft Picks and Prospects Blaster and a 2011 Topps Rack Pack Break

Last week I fell into the Bowman craze, but my Target only had 2010 Draft Picks and Prospects and a 2011 Topps Rack Pack.

This will be just a quick recap and summary and not a full review since all I bought was a blaster and a rack pack.

Images and the video after the jump!

Contests over at Autographed Cards, the Diamond King, and Play at the Plate

There's a college world series contest over at Autographed Cards, so go on over there and take a shot!
The Diamond King also has a contest running over at his blog!
Another contest is running over at Play at the Plate!
Be sure to follow those blogs and support them!