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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July 2010 Topps Allen and Ginter 2 Box Group Break

Atlanta Sports Cards

One not numbered mini

Here are the hits

Here are the videos and the randomizer

2010 Ginter Randomizer

Here is the list for the card that needed to be randomed.

There were 30 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1.28. Boston Red Sox - Red Bird (paid)

2.20. Milwaukee Brewers - Thorzul (paid)

3.18. Chicago White Sox - White Sox Cards (paid)

4.27. Cincinnati Reds - Alex (paid)

5.7. Kansas City Royals - Darkship (paid)

6.21. Chicago Cubs - Tunguska (paid)

7.5. Pittsburgh Pirates - Open

8.11. Cleveland Indians ���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½ Mother (paid through July)

9.26. Colorado Rockies - Brooklyn (paid)

10.14. Seattle Mariners - Grant (paid through July)

11.10. Washington Nationals/Expos/Senators - CS (paid)

12.16. Tampa Bay Rays ���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½ Paul (paid)

13.9. San Francisco Giants - The Stark (paid)

14.3. Arizona Diamondbacks - Open

15.4. Philadelphia Phillies - Arfmax (paid)

16.24. Minnesota Twins - Stephane (paid)

17.17. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Open

18.19. Toronto Blue Jays - King (paid)

19.12. Florida Marlins - PopStartled (paid through July)

20.2. Oakland Athletics - Open

21.15. New York Mets ���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½ D Rauer BA Benny filling in this

22.1. Atlanta Braves - Captain Canuck (paid)

23.29. San Diego Padres - MK (paid)

24.30. Houston Astros - Houston collector (paid)

25.13. St. Louis Cardinals ���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½ Red Bird (paid through August)

26.6. Texas Rangers - Play at the Plate (paid)

27.8. Baltimore Orioles - Beardy (paid)

28.25. New York Yankees - HEB (paid)

29.22. Detroit Tigers - Roof God (paid)

30.23. Los Angeles Dodgers - GCRL (paid through August)

Timestamp: 2010-06-30 22:04:15 UTC

2010 Upper Deck SPX Football ***Update***

***Update*** UpperDeckSports @iamjoecollector Like it was in 2009, labels and then Shadowbox cards will be hard-signed.

As I said the other day..Intriguing

I had my doubts if UD could pull this off, but I like the cards a lot.  The question is whether the autos are on card?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Strasburg v. Heyward - Centering, Beating a Dead Horse edition

Heyward got a 10 centering, no problem with that.  Edges 9.  No problem with that either because I can't tell, but the stras edges have a noticeable flaw the right and bottom both show fraying or just edge funk.  My point is that the Heyward is the superior looking card yet grades a half point lower?

Stras got a 9

2010 Ginter has hit Ebay

Singles Galore

Releases and my comments

First up, Ginter.  If you haven't bought yet, give it 6 months

06/30/2010 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Hobby Box

Non-Sport stuff is probably your best flip right now
06/30/2010 Harry Potter Heroes and Villains Trading Cards Box (Artbox)

Curious how many Star Trek and Star Wars products they can put out
06/30/2010 Star Trek The Quotable Star Trek Movie Trading Cards Box

Should be a $60 product like Football is these days
07/06/2010 2009/10 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey Hobby Box

More of the same from Panini
07/07/2010 2009/10 Panini Court Kings Basketball Hobby Box

Just let Score die already
07/07/2010 2010 Score Football Box

Even more of the same from Panini
07/14/2010 2009/10 Panini Crown Royale Basketball Hobby Box

Never did understand this product
07/15/2010 2010 Sport Kings Series D Box

I'll be very interested to see this product
07/21/2010 2010 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Basketball Box

This will need to be 100X as exciting as the actual draft to go anywhere
07/21/2010 2010/11 Upper Deck Draft Edition Basketball Hobby Box

Again, best flip out there these days
07/21/2010 Lost Archives Trading Cards (Rittenhouse) - Box

Topps Tribute to Foil Stickers
07/22/2010 2010 Topps Tribute Baseball Hobby Box

Even more more of the same
07/28/2010 2010 Panini Classics Football Hobby Box

07/28/2010 2010 WNBA Basketball Set - Rittenhouse

Hopefully Hockey will keep UD alive
08/03/2010 2010/11 Upper Deck Victory Hockey Box

Please Panini, do right by this
08/04/2010 2009/10 Panini National Treasures Basketball Hobby Box

Topps is at least giving it a go with this
08/04/2010 2010 Topps Attax Football Starter Box

 08/10/2010 2009/10 O-Pee-Chee OPC Premier Hockey Hobby Box

I have no interest in this product
08/10/2010 2010 Upper Deck NCAA Sweet Spot Football Hobby Box

If Topps is smart they will randomly insert Stras Autos
08/11/2010 2010 Topps Baseball Factory Set - Hobby

Even More more more of the same
08/18/2010 2009/10 Panini Hall of Fame Basketball Hobby Box

Really panini?
08/18/2010 2010 Panini Rookies & Stars Football Hobby Box

Flipping opinion still stands
08/18/2010 Heroes Archives Trading Cards (Rittenhouse) - Box

Flip 10 cases at a time if you have the cash
08/24/2010 2009/10 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey Hobby Box

08/25/2010 2010 Topps Football Hobby Box

FLip the Jumbos
08/25/2010 2010 Topps Football Jumbo HTA 6 Box Case

Please no
08/25/2010 2010 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Hobby Box

2010 Ginter take 2
09/01/2010 2010 Topps T-206 Baseball Hobby Box

The lackluster hits keep on coming
09/08/2010 2010 Panini Threads Football Hobby Box

Platinum stickers?
09/15/2010 2010 Topps Platinum Football Hobby Box

Break even flip, but if you get into a nice Tebow case you will be rich
09/23/2010 2010 Topps Finest Football Hobby Box

09/30/2010 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box

Keep plugging away UD
10/05/2010 2010 Upper Deck North Carolina Basketball Box

More Tebowness
10/10/2010 2010 Topps Chrome Football Hobby Box

More Stras, hopefully he is at least 10-5 by then
10/13/2010 2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Box

10/19/2010 2010 Upper Deck SPx Football Hobby Box

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Strasburg Centering a Graded Comparison

For your Discussion Needs

Centering: 8.5

Centering: 9

Centering: 8.5

Centering: 9.5

Centering: 9

For your Comparison: This was given a 9

What say you?

Group Break Change

The price of the Nationals has raised to Tier 2 Levels

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

July Box Break

Ginter is supposed to be released on June 30.  The boxes should be delivered by July 5th.  The Bowman Chrome and Ultimate will be busted by the 1st, but the ginter and Jumbo Topps will be done when they arrive.  I am getting those from Atlanta Sports Cards.

2009 Panini Rookies and Stars has returned

as 2010 Panini Rookies and Stars

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Box Break Suggestions

With the lack of products on the market, I am looking or alternatives. Anything you guys want to have as part of the monthly breaks?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Joy of a Complete Set - 2008 Masterpieces Baseball Red Parallel Set

Man, I started this set a long time ago.  Basically I spent a year and a half on this thing and it finally came down to the Evan Longoria.  It arrived yesterday.

To put this set into a bit of perspective.  120 cards per set.  These fall 1 per box.  16 boxes per case.  If you didn't get 1 double, it would take just under 7 cases to complete the set.  The Masterpieces Football Patch set I put together is 60 cards.  2 per case.  30 cases to complete the set without getting a double. 

Somehow this set was more difficult.  Just a bunch more cards to get.  As far as the number of sets.  These cards are not numbered.  You get roughly 7 blue /125, 5 brown /100 and 2 green /75 in a case and as I said 16 of these per case.  Which puts these at approximately 285 sets.  Maybe a few more, maybe a few less.  I'm not sure how ofte these are pulled out of retail in relation to the other parallels to see if those ratios hold.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Oddly enough I have never seen one of these before - Overproduction era edition

a 1991 Fleer Ultra Football Factory Set.  This was at the height of my collecting too.  Crazy.

A's, Twins, dbacks, Pirates, Rangers, Royals, and Angels available

Last call to hold on to your team for July Box Break

Must be paid by 5pm today to hold your spot. If not, your team will be opened up.

July Baseball and Hockey Breaks are now open

1 2010 Topps Series 2 Jumbo
1 2009 Ultimate Baseball
2 2010 Ginter
1 2000 Bowman Chrome

1. Atlanta Braves - Captain Canuck (paid)
2. Oakland Athletics - Open
3. Arizona Diamondbacks - Open
4. Philadelphia Phillies - Arfmax (paid)
5. Pittsburgh Pirates - Open
6. Texas Rangers - Play at the Plate (paid)
7. Kansas City Royals - Darkship (paid)
8. Baltimore Orioles - Beardy (paid)
9. San Francisco Giants - The Stark (paid)
10. Washington Nationals/Expos/Senators - CS (paid)
11. Cleveland Indians – Mother (paid through July)
12. Florida Marlins - PopStartled (paid through July)
13. St. Louis Cardinals – Red Bird (paid through August)
14. Seattle Mariners - Grant (paid through July)
15. New York Mets – D Rauer BA Benny filling in this and next month (Paid august)
16. Tampa Bay Rays – Paul (paid)
17. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Open
18. Chicago White Sox - White Sox Cards (paid)
19. Toronto Blue Jays - King (paid)
20. Milwaukee Brewers - Thorzul (paid)
21. Chicago Cubs - Tunguska (paid)
22. Detroit Tigers - Roof God (paid)
23. Los Angeles Dodgers - GCRL (paid through August)
24. Minnesota Twins - Stephane (paid)
25. New York Yankees - HEB (paid)
26. Colorado Rockies - Brooklyn (paid)
27. Cincinnati Reds - Alex (paid)
28. Boston Red Sox - Red Bird (paid)
29. San Diego Padres - MK (paid)
30. Houston Astros - Houston collector (paid)

Here is how the breaks are going to change:

First, There will be 1 baseball Monthly Break.
Each participant will be able to pick their team.
Each person that participated in the original Group Break gets first dibs on any 1 team they would like.
I will then open it up and you can get multiple teams after a couple days of them being open.
The budget will be increased to $540
The high end boxes will be video
The low end boxes will not be done on video.
The tiered pricing Structure will still be in effect.
Feel free to rotate persons i.e. Beardy and Dgreene on the Orioles.
The cost will be static, I will adjust the product to meet the prices at the time I order.
Payment will be due the 15th before the break. For example, if the break is scheduled for May 1st. Payment is due April 15th. No exceptions. None. Zero. Hate to be such a hard ass about this but, its the way its got to be.

Expect the following high end: Exquisite, Ultimate, Prime Cuts, Tribute, Pristine, Premier.

The low end will be a variety of newer boxes.

Comments? or Questions? 438 24%

(6)Any team newer than 1980 shall be in Tier 3 $13.75

(8)Any team newer than 1961 shall be in Tier 2 $16.75

(16) Any team older than 1961 shall be in Tier 1 $20.50


Second team or break discount: 1.00
Third team or break: 1.50
Fourth Break and thereafter discount 2.00

American League
East Baltimore Orioles 1901
Boston Red Sox 1901
New York Yankees 1901
Tampa Bay Rays 1998
Toronto Blue Jays 1977
Chicago White Sox 1901
Cleveland Indians 1901
Detroit Tigers Detroit 1901
Kansas City Royals 1969
Minnesota Twins 1901
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1961
Oakland Athletics 1901
Seattle Mariners 1977
Texas Rangers 1961

National League
Atlanta Braves 1871
Florida Marlins 1993
New York Mets 1962
Philadelphia Phillies 1883
Washington Nationals 1969 - Will be Considered Tier 2
Chicago Cubs 1870
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati 1890
Houston Astros 1962
Milwaukee Brewers 1969
Pittsburgh Pirates 1882
St. Louis Cardinals 1882
West Arizona Diamondbacks 1998
Colorado Rockies 1993
Los Angeles Dodgers 1890
San Diego Padres 1969
San Francisco Giants 1883

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A's, Padres, and Dbacks available

and did anyone else get damaged cards like Pop Startled? Has this been an issue for anyone else in any other months?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

F@&*ing Strasburg

So 2010 Ginter cases went from $915 presell to $1200+.  Good god people, what are Strasburgs going to be inserted at, 1:2000 packs or 1:4-5 cases.

Supply and demand people.  So check this out.  Up and until the slew of Topps products hit the market there has been nothing but Bowman to tide us over for 2010 as far as Stras autos.  Check out what is in the pipe:


Configuration: 12 boxes per case. 24 packs per box. 8 cards per pack.
Release Date: Wed, June 30 2010.
Our Price: $1209.95

Configuration: 12 sets per case. 660 cards + one 5ct bonus pack per set.
Release Date: Wed, July 21 2010.

Configuration: 12 boxes per case. 24 packs per box. 4 cards per pack.
Release Date: Wed, September 29 2010.
Our price: $954.95

Configuration: 10 boxes per case. 20 packs per box. 9 cards per pack.
Release Date: Wed, September 1 2010
Our price: $899.95

Configuration: 8/4 boxes per case. 6 packs per box. 5 cards per pack.
Release Date: Wed, July 21 2010.
8 box case: $2255.95
4 box case: $1129.95


Configuration: 18/9 display boxes per case*. 2 mini boxes per display box. 1 pack per mini box. 6 cards per pack.
*Two 9-box inner cases per master case.
Release Date: Wed, August 25 2010
18 box case: $3569.95
9 box case: $1789.95

With all these products coming out and the resulting strasburg autos that will be released, these ridiculous prices will drop as we keep moving to the new hot thing.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bug Cards are Live...well dead..but in my hand

These are regular sized cards

The reference card for thickness is a Masterpieces Football Patch that is 120pt or so.