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Monday, May 31, 2010

Hockey Break Randomizer

Trade at will. Trading ends June 1 at Noon. If you want to buy a team I have or trade for it, let me know. Here is the Champs Checklist. Here is the OPC Premier Checklist.


1.14. IAMJC Ducks
2.9. Dogfacedgremlin (paid) Avalanche
3.8. Dogfacedgremlin (paid) Kings
4.11. Gritz76 (paid) Thrashers to Hamiltonian
5.13. IAMJC Jackets
6.2. Old school box breaks (paid) Penguins
7.12. IAMJC Wild
8.12. IAMJC Stars
9.1. The Hamiltonian (paid)Lightning
10.5. HEB (paid) Islanders
11.1. The Hamiltonian (paid) Flames
12.4. Amlsportscards (paid) Canucks
13.10. Red Bird (paid) Panthers
14.7. Captain Canuck (paid) Flyers to IAMJC
15.3. Stephane (paid) Canadiens
16.15. IAMJC Capitals to the Gremlin - No Ovechkin, No Ovechkin!
17.9. Dogfacedgremlin (paid) Coyotes
18.3. Stephane (paid) Bruins to Captain
19.10. Red Bird (paid) Senators
20.11. Gritz76 (paid) Sharks
21.7. Captain Canuck (paid) Rangers to Stephane
22.14. IAMJC Predators
23.4. Amlsportscards (paid) Sabres
24.15. IAMJC Blues
25.13. IAMJC Devils - to Captain to OldSchool
26.2. Old school box breaks (paid) Blackhawks to captain
27.6. The Hamiltonian (paid)Hurricanes to Gritz
28.8. Dogfacedgremlin (paid) Oilers to IAMJC Come on Gretzky, Kurri, Messier, Fuhr!
29.5. HEB (paid) Leafs to Hamiltonian
30.6. The Hamiltonian (paid) Red Wings to HEB

June 2007 Exquisite Box Break - Brought to you by Atlanta Sports Cards

Atlanta Sports Cards

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The dual card goes to the Giants.

So I'm watching the Rockies and Giants - Mitch is all growed up



2008/09 OPC Premier and 4 Boxes 2009/10 Champs Hockey Group Break - Canadia people welcome

Ok, taking another swing at this
If I can get enough interest, I will do this monthly or do it monthly where people can pick their teams. I know there are a lot of hockey people out there, so comment away.
$32.50 per slot
4 boxes 2009/10 Champs Hockey
1 Box 2008/09 OPC Premier
Paypal Stusigpi@hotmail.com
Each slot is 2 random teams
Randomized on Random.org (video)
Break will occur on June 1 or thereabouts
Any non sport or multi team card will be randomed off.

1. The Hamiltonian (paid)
2. Old school box breaks (paid)
3. Stephane (paid)
4. Amlsportscards (paid)
5. HEB (paid)
6. The Hamiltonian (paid)
7. Captain Canuck (paid)
8. Dogfacedgremlin (paid)
9. Dogfacedgremlin (paid)
10. Red Bird (paid)
11. Gritz76 (paid)
12. IAMJC
13. IAMJC
14. IAMJC
15. IAMJC

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Now this is a sketch card

It looks cool.  Got $300, here you go.

Panini Platinum or just Panini Part 10

Yup same set over and over and over and over again.  Yup, there will be some cool autos, jerseys and patches.

Regular
Platinum

Although this could be their Topps Chrome so i can't fault them too much yet. Although, as all my friends know as always, I have a theory.

I mentor law students, some do very well and some really struggle.  The ones that struggle just come up way short on points and usually there are too many essay questions to answer.  Additionally they aren't strong writers so there are other reasons too.  Here is my theory.  The first 5-8 points are really easy to get on any given question, sqeezing those last 2-5 is difficult. So if they are getting 7 on 4 questions instead of 5 on 8 questions they are really hurting themselves.  So, if Panini makes 10 proucts and is always guaranteed those first sales due to it being a new product, it is probably more profitable than just making 5 products and trying to really squeeze out those last few sales.

Some auctions make me laugh

This is one of them.  Dude, the man won't have $15 bucks in 20 years.  Let alone be worth it.  By the way I have 5 of these and usually get them for $6-7 shipped and as low as $4 shipped.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Hockey Break

Trading has been pretty brisk thus far, but frankly I have a lot of teams 8 because I came up 4 slots short of filling it.  If you have a favorite team and you see it belongs to IAMJC  and you want to buy it, let me know, even if you aren't taking part currently.  I normally don't do this, but I want to get people involved.  Teams I own:

Ducks
Jackets
Wild
Starz
Predators
Blues

I want to keep the Oilers and the Flyers

Masterpieces Wantlist

Football Wantlist

Checklist Time Warps Rookies

Captured on Canvas Jerseys
16 Demarcus Ware
19 Devin Hester
51 Matt Ryan
57 Ryan Grant

Black
Complete

Red /199 need 2 of 86
33 James Hardy
60 Malcolm Kelly

Blue /150 need 2 of 86
46 - Joe Montana
88 - Walter Payton

Brown /99 need 7 of 86
2 - Adrian Peterson
3 - David Tyree
34 - Franco Harris
36 - Dexter Jackson
42 - Jamaal Charles
47 - Joe Namath
88 - Walter Payton

Green /75 need 23 of 105
3,5,8,9,19,20,32,43,44,46,47,57,64,68,85,87,88,89,101,103,105,106,107

Light Blue /50
2,4,9,10,13,16,18,19,24,32,33,34,37,38,39,42,44,48,50,51,53,58,60,62,64,67,69,73,76,78,79,80,83,84,86,88,91,92,93,95,96,97,102,104,106,107,110

green /50
1,2,3,4,5,7,10,12,13,15,16,21,25,28,34,37,38,39,42,44,45,46,48,49,50,52,54,59,60,63,65,68,70,71,75,76,78,80,81,88,91,93,95,96,97,99,101,103,107,108,109,110

2008 Masterpieces Baseball Color Parallel Want list
Checklist SP checklist

Black
Complete

Red
Complete

Blue /125 95 of 120
7,9,21,23,26,45,52,59,79,80,82,86,88,94,99,102,115,

Brown /100 81 of 120
6,7,9,10,16,17,18,19,29,30,32,39,47,48,52,59,60,63,64,73,75,76,80,91,92,94,96,98,99,102,103,112,117,

Green /75 71 of 120
1,2,3,4,7,8,10,11,12,14,19,22,24,27,29,34,39,43,44,47,52,53,54,56,62,64,67,68,69,75,76,79,81,83,87,88,92,94,98,101,102,106,109,112,114,119,120

Blue /50
2,3,4,7,8,11,12,13,15,16,17,19,23,25,31,32,36,37,39,40,41,44,45,46,48,49,50,52,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,70,71,73,77,79,83,87,88,92,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101,102,104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,113,114,115,118,119,120

2007 Masterpieces Baseball
Green Linen
Complete

Green Windsor
Complete

Serious Black /99
1,2,10,12,17,22,24,25,26,29,30,31,35,37,38,39,40,42,44,45,46,49,53,54,55,58,65,67,68,72,82,85,86,88

Black Linen /99
2,6,8,9,10,12,13,17,26,28,30,35,37,38,41,42,45,46,50,53,58,61,64,65,69,70,71,72,74,80,82,85,86,89,90

Blue Linen /75
1,2,6,10,12,15,17,25,29,30,31,32,39,40,41,42,43,45,46,47,52,53,55,59,68,69,72,74,76,77,79,82,83,86,87

Pinot /75
1,8,10,14,17,20,22,26,27,29,30,33,36,38,41,42,43,45,46,47,48,49,53,54,55,5867,6871,72,73,76,78,80,82

Hades /50
1,6,8,10,12,13,16,17,19,20,22,24,25,26,27,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,40,41,42,43,45, 46,47,49,52,53,54,55,56,61,62,65,69,74,75,76,77,78,82,85,87,89

Blue Steel /50
2,5,8,10,11,12,13,14,16,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,26,27,29,30,31,32,33,35,36,38,39,40,42,43,45,46,49,50,52,53,54,55,58,59,61,62,65,68,69,70,71,72,73,79,81,82,83,84,86,87,88

Rusted /50
1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11,13,15,17,19,222,23,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,34,38,39,40,42,44,46,49,52,53,54,55,56,59,62,65,67,68,69,70,71,72,74,76,77,78,79,80,82,83,84,86,87,88,89

Monthly Breaks will be up on the first, they are done

and they were ok.

Warning: This is a graphic picture, Ok I'm not kidding. Don't click on this link unless you want the pic to come up right away.

Warning Warning Warning

This is a bullfighter that was gored.  I found the pic on MSNBC.  You have to click to the jump to see it.  The guy is currently still alive.  This is sports related, bullfighting, although cruel and in my opinion idiotic, is still considered a sport.

Help a Brother Out - Stadium Club First Day Production

Scott writes:

As of 5/29/2010, I need only 1 card to complete the 1993 Topps Stadium Club First Day Production Set. I am looking for #557 Don Mattingly and am willing to pay full book value for it. If anyone comes across one, please email me at mtnman661@comcast.net By the way, I have heard of only 2 complete sets since I have been collecting the cards. I also am just about done with the Football and Basketball sets as well. Scott

Friday, May 28, 2010

2009 Ultimate Box Break - June

Here it is
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The Way I Prospect

Prospecting is a funny funny business. Most people, although they wont admit it, lose a bunch of money doing it. Rarely do people load up on $10 cards and end up selling them for $50 or so. Here's what I do. I find second and third year players that have shown some promise and see if I can find cheap cards. Many of you wont be impressd by this card but its a tough damn pull and I picked it up for less than the price of a pack $3.50.

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Blue Xfractor /50. Its not an auto, nor a jersey, nor a patch, but a rare card of a guy that has shown some talent.

2009 Ultimate Box Break - June

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So are you Hockey guys and girls paying and...

there are still 4 slots, 32.50 for 1 and 1.50 off on your second one.

Paypal to stusigpi@hotmail.com  I am waiting for the last few to pay before I pay for the boxes.

Find the break here.  The break is happening even if I can't fill the last 4 spots.  I want to do this monthly so I figure that when people see the break they will want to join the next month.

Btw, I am not illiterate these days.  I type too fast for Twitter, Blogger and facebook and each respective page doesn't pick up everything I type, so it appears I cannot spell.

National Treasures Basketball

Hobby Release Date: August 4, 2010
Hobby Configuration: 8 Cards, 1 Pack, 4 Boxes
Hobby Pack SRP: $400.00

Box Break:
Six Autographs/Memorabilia Cards

One Common seq #ed to 99
One Legend/Rookies/Parallels or Insert


Case Break:
One or more of the following; Kobe Bryant autograph, Bill Russell autograph,


Magic Johnson autograph, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar autograph, Oscar Robertson autograph, Larry Bird autograph, Jerry West autograph, Tyreke Evans autograph, Brandon Jennings autograph, Stephen Curry autograph, George Mikan material card, Souvenir Cut signature, Pen Pals, Signature Combo, Signature Trios, Signature Quads, NBA Logoman, NBA Logoman Combo , NBA Logoman signature, Laundry Tag NBA Logoman, Laundry Tag NBA Logoman signature, Laundry Tag Team Logo, Laundry Tag Team Logo signature





These are apparently quads that are front and back.  The nice think about this product is the checklist should be great in that a lot of these guys have not appeared in other products. Please be on card!

These cards are called Tag Team yet the patch is just labeled prime.  Companies need to start labeling these as logo and tags instead of just patch or prime.  Breaks will be interesting at the least.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

July Hockey Break

I am in the process of ordering the June Hockey Break boxes as soon as everyone that signed up pays. I am planning on doing a break next month too. The break will consist of 1 2009/10 OPC Premier Box and 1 box 2008/09 Masterpieces Legends and 1 box 2009/10 In The Game Between the Pipes Hockey.  Price will be $28 a person. Comment if interested and with product requests. Payment wouldn't be due until June 15.

Pay it up for the hockey break

Paypal to stusigpi@hotmail.com

still time to join or pick up a second slot. Receive a $1.50 discount on the second slot when paid at the same time.

Monday, May 24, 2010

4 Hockey Spots Left

Find it here.

Really, not 5 more people like hockey?

Because it doesn't get much better than my Hockey Break.  Either way the break is going forward.  i will  pick up the remaining slots and I will not take the Penguins.  In other words, when I do the randomizer if I end up with the penguins I will rerandomize the teams. So if you have been holding back from joining because you dont want to pointlessly sign up, fear no more.

Why Event Used Is still a good investment

Although I question the long term vability of sticker autos due to the availability of on card autos for most everyone, I am starting to come around on event used items. Here's why

It occured to me during the rookie premier this week how big and similarly well known in the hobby this even is. We all know the story that the players put on some helmets, toss some balls, wear some pants and jerseys sign boxes and boxes of cards and sheets and sheets of stickers. Excuse me while I digress a bit.

One of the reasons we collect is that it reminds us of a particular year. Collecting is, in my opinion, purely for nostalgia reasons and thus tying a particular player card and set to a year in our life is the whole damn point. Name a year and I can tell you where I bought my packs. Finding as many 86 Topps Eric Davis cards as I could. Good times indeed, and I wouldn't trade a minute of it...Although I would have bought some of those 86-87 fleer basketball packs I came across. We all knew the fresh faced rookies of 87, McGwire, Bo, Rafeal, Greg, BJ Surhoff and others.

Which brings us back to Event Used/Game Used. Game used is special. Used in an actual game, we don't know which one. How many of us remember the disaster that was SPX. Griffey as a Mariner, pictured in a White Sox Uniform with a Reds Swatch. The good news is we know what year that piece is from, oh wait we have no idea. The fact is we have no idea whether the item was actually game used but Richard McWilliams says so....

On to the Event used issue, here is why i think this premier stuff will hold value. We know when almost to the day it was worn or supposed to be worn. We know they were rookies when the wore it. I would much rather have an event used piece of jersey or patch from a true rookie even than a nameless game. Don't get me wrong the second year cards of the big rookies are sweet because we know the jersey piece was worn during their rookie year or at the very least is an event used from the premier. Hence if I am a huge Donnie Avery fan, I am going to be looking for rookie type stuff and that exactly what rookie premier event used stuff is. Even though there is a lot of event used stuff out there it gets used up eventually. Thus I believe demand for the rookie premier items and there isnt so much of it that it becomes worthless unless the rookie turns out to be shit. Its not like the stuff is manu patch crap.

BTW, I have lifted some photos that Topps took at the premier.



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Shipley is my Wes Welker Play alike award winner
Tebow asks himself two questions: 1. Which lame scripture can I put on these. 2. How much are these going to be worth?



































Sign those sticker whomever you are

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Why Fantasy anything other than Football sucks

and FB is lurking around the suckage pool.

In full disclosure I was just kicked out of a baseball league. Ne explanation but the only thing that I can figure out is that I wasn't "active enough".  I don't even think I was in last place. First I was innundated with so many lame trade requests that I stopped responding.  Why did I stop responding?  Because the same 3 guys were offering me a marginal infielder and a marginal middle reliever for close to franchise level players.  Ok, first 2 players are not better than 1.  Second, maybe I like the player you are trying to get.  I am under no obligation to trade anything to you nor tell you what I would like in response the more requests you make does not make me more likely to trade.  Many of us bloggers deal with this when we bust boxes.  Some dude with 5 packs worth of commons wants us to check out his bucket to see if there is anything we want.   The other reason I may not have been active enough is that I didn't drop and add 3-5 players a day.  Frankly if you have the time to do this you aren't getting laid nearly enough.  At least in football you have tuesday wednesday and most of thursday to get your roster set.

I get that fantasy baseball isn't supposed to be realistic, but why must we turn over our entire team to be competitive?  Yes I have done very well in leagues.  Held first place in a hockey league wire to wire until the playoffs.  Played for the title in a couple baseball leagues and football as well but I am not going to do the aforementioned add drop every day.  Leagues should limit the number roster moves to a more realistic 2-4 per week.  Picked up Heyward or Castro after he went off, dropped him by Thursday for a few days and then picked them back up the following Monday and then dropped for good after that.  Enough about that

Here's the deal, college based teams suck.  There are never enough players, nor teams to support such a thing.  There are a few teams that kick ass and other than those 2-4 you have no shot of winning.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

June Monthly Box Busters

Payment due May 15th, Box Break will occur June 1st. If Payment not received then you lose your spot.

Paypal to Stusigpi@hotmail.com

June:
2 2010 Chicle
1 2009 Ultimate Baseball
1 2007 Exquisite

July:
1 2010 Bowman Jumbo
1 2010 Topps Series 2 Jumbo
1 2009 Ultimate Baseball
1 2007 Exquisite Baseball

1. Atlanta Braves - Dayf (paid)
2. Oakland Athletics - Open
3. Arizona Diamondbacks - Open
4. Philadelphia Phillies - Arfmax (paid)
5. Pittsburgh Pirates - KB (paid)
6. Texas Rangers - Play at the Plate (paid)
7. Kansas City Royals - Darkship (paid)
8. Baltimore Orioles - AMLsportscards (paid)
9. San Francisco Giants - The Stark (paid)
10. Washington Nationals/Expos/Senators - Red Bird (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 (paid)
16. Tampa Bay Rays – Paul (paid)
17. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - RWH (paid)
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)
24. Minnesota Twins - bSteph (paid)
25. New York Yankees - HEB (paid)
26. Colorado Rockies - Brooklyn (paid)
27. Cincinnati Reds - Alex (paid)
28. Boston Red Sox - AdamE (paid)
29. San Diego Padres - open
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 including the Nationals are 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

ONLY IF YOU PAY AT THE SAME TIME FOR ALL OF THE BREAKS.

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 3
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

Check this out

As the man says, Kobe's face is priceless.  I didn't notice it until the article pointed out his face.  BTW, when the talking is going on maybe it can be settled this way.  Whose career would you rather have: Kobe or LeBron?  Who do you think is more likely to get a title in he next three years? Not counting is year because kobe is on that trophy like fat kid on a cupcake.

athletics-padres-dbacks-astros and 5 Hockey slots left

Just pick em up, you'll be glad you did.

Friday, May 14, 2010

2009/10 Panini Hall of Fame

This set looks cool
(07/28/10 Release)
1 Pack per Box. 11 Cards per Pack. ·Box Break: 2 Autographs, 1 Memorabilia card, 1 Common Black border, and 7 Others·Case Break: Dream Team Marks of Fame (numbered to 49 or less), Famed Cuts - Cut Signatures from 16 Hall of Fame Legends·Famed Signatures: On-card autographs of Hall of Famers·Hall of Fame Monikers: Autograph displaying a legendary player with his/her nickname·Dream Team Game Threads: Material cards featuring regular and prime swatches from actual game-used 1992 US Men's Olympic jerseys






 

6 spots left in Hockey Break OPC Premier and Champs.

Yeah what he said.

Crazy eyes much?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A's available

A's are available in the monthly breaks, if you already have a team, you get a $2 discount on the a's.  If you have already paid for your team I will refund your payment so you can pay together.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Timeless Treasures Basketball Live and.....ooooo

Not so good. From a collectors standpoint the cards look nice, not a bad price point, but singles only kids.  From a box breaker's perspective you could sink $500 into 5 boxes and get $150 in return or conversely you could have picked up the cards you wanted for half that.

Here is an 8 box break, 5 boxes and of course forum idiots are yammering about sick cards and nasty patches and the like. The problem being is that, as much as I would love to pull Kobe, he is a $100-$150 auto these days and all over the place thanks to Panini.  Kobe is there guy and I appreciate Panini making so many of them for us collectors, but it certainly devalues the auto.  As I posted some time ago in a "Where do we go from here", Prime cuts for baseball and Exquisite in Basketball and Football has killed the high end market in the sense that you can't get much bigger and better.  Its like a junkie, after a while the hits just don't get it done.  Same thing with Timeless Treasures, been there done that.  At least the boxes are cheaper than Exquisite.

Timeless Treasures sells for $92 a box so make your own decision on that. Other than that, this looks like a save your money product. As one person put it "its sweet shot" which is very true. Pick this product up when it hits $70 a box.  Don't get me wrong these are nice cards and I would like to pick a lot of them up, but not at the price they want.  There are some nice patches available and jerseys of retired guys that we haven't seen before or are not produced often like Mikan:


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Its prospecting season

and I have taken a timeless work and ruined it

Hold fast your paypal
For if the batting average dies
Your prospect is a Wash
That cannot hit a line drive.
Hold fast your paypal
For when arms go
The quarter box is a barren field
As valuable as yellow snow.

Friday, May 7, 2010

American Group Break Cards

They are mailed tonight, so you should see them no later than Wednesday of next week. Its a day later than I wanted, but I work full time + so whatever.

Good News on Wax Prices

Prices are coming down on a lot of products. Good deals to be had. If you want my recommendation, let me know.

2009 Topps Heritage High # Series Baseball Hobby Box - $40.95
2009 Topps T206 100th Anniversary Edition Baseball Hobby Box - $62.95
2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Baseball Hobby Box - $31.95
2009 UD Philadelphia FB Hobby Box - $37.95
2009 UD Ultimate Collection Football Hobby Box - $69.90
2008 UD Icons FB Hobby Box - $69.95
2006 UD Exquisite Football Hobby 3 Box Case - $869.95

Thursday, May 6, 2010

9 spots left in Hockey Break OPC Premier and Champs.

Find the Break here.

Topps Football Feedback

Topps wants feedback, here it goes:

1.What products from our previous Topps football lines would you like to see us continue or bring back?

Base, Chrome, Finest, Mayo (with On-Card autos)

2.What new products or ideas would you like to see?

New products - Thats easy - An SPA knock off with 1 RPA and 1 regular auto or jersey per box with true patch parallel numbered to 50 75 or 100. 200 card set with 40 SP's. Autos are on card, no foil board, no letter autos that look like junk.

Redemptions for auto helmets, balls, jerseys, game tickets, Framed Auto Picture of rookie class from rookie premier.

3.Which 2010 NFL Rookies would you like to see us sign to autograph deals?

Exclusive deals..none. You are going to get a lot of Tebow answers, but frankly the top 2 QB's, WR's, and RB's. Other than that you know the guys that were drafted too low. Golden Tate, Ed Dixon...etc. No OL's, DL, etc. These are a waste of cardboard and ink.

4.Regarding our products calendar, which releases would you like to see early in the season, late, etc?

Topps Base and Chrome, then Finest midway, Mayo and un named SPA knockoff late.

5.Are there any NFL-related themes, anniversaries, celebrations, etc. you’d like to see featured in our 2010 products?

Superbowl, HOF, and Pro Bowl.

BTW, see my article here for the greatest insert set ever.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Canadia Group Break Cards Mailed

Americans will be mailed tomorrow.

Hockey Blogs, Group Breaks, and Box Breaks

Is there anyone out there that has a Hockey Blog?

Are there people out there that do Hockey Group Breaks

Is there anyone out there that does Hockey box breaks regularly?

If so please comment and let me know.

As some of you may know, I have collected Hockey for like forevers, well since 1990. I don't post about it much because of the interest level, but I am trying to change that. I'm feeling it these days.

The other thing is that I know of fieldlevelview gets some hockey product to break, but, and this is not a knock on Jason at all, his knowledge of hockey, he admits is not what it is in comparison to baseball. Are there other blogs that are sponsored by Panini and/or Upper Deck Hockey?

Paying for group breaks

Just a not, feel free to pay as many months in advance as you want to. To answer Fatheritchers question. Yes you get a $1 discount for every month you pay in advance.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fake Serial Numbering Favre Style?

See here

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and then here is a real 1/1 Platinum 2004 Donruss Classics
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Seems to me the 1/1 is in the wrong spot on the Favre. What say you?

Monthly Group Break Million Card Giveaway Results

1 Milwaukee Brewers Checklist Card 1983
Milwaukee Brewers Checklist Card / / Milwaukee Brewers
Card Number: 321
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1 Howie Reed 1971
Howie Reed / Pitcher / Montreal Expos
Card Number: 398
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1 California Angels Checklist Card 1983
California Angels Checklist Card / / California Angels
Card Number: 651
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1 Vic Davalillo 1971
Vic Davalillo / Outfield / St. Louis Cardinals
Card Number: 4
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1 Tony Perez 1982
Tony Perez / First Base / Boston Red Sox
Card Number: 255
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1 Bud Harrelson 1967
Bud Harrelson / Shortstop / New York Mets
Card Number: 306
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1 Roger Repoz 1970
Roger Repoz / Outfield / California Angels
Card Number: 397
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1 Bob Tolan 1971
Bob Tolan / Outfield / Cincinnati Reds
Card Number: 190
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1 Joe Keough 1971
Joe Keough / Outfield / Kansas City Royals
Card Number: 451
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1 Ray Washburn 1963
Ray Washburn / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals
Card Number: 206
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