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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Masterpieces and Philadelphia auctions

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Constant vigilance

Yeah yeah yeah, you have all heard it by now.  I go hard after my masterpieces sets.  I've screwed up and missed out on a few cards, but not many.  While at the Portland airport to pick up the wife I thought I would check out Check out my Cards.  I can't tell you how many times I check COMC per day, let's just say it's a lot.  I come up empty most of the time, but not today.  Today I found this:
Walter Metallic /50.  In fact, there were two of them for $10 each.  There are a lot of Walter fans out there.  He is much like Griffey, Ripken, Mattingly, Montana, Manning etc, his cards are always popular and always sell well.  His /34 silver Parallel went for $60 last time it was on ebay.  I picked one up as part of a lot for much less.  Anyway I jumped all over them just as the wife was getting her bags and I was in line in the car to get her.  I was able to put both in my shopping cart, hit the pay by Paypal, enter my password and click pay.  It was quite an achievement. 



What's wrong with this card

Cost me a whopping $2.99
hint..


and there may be 2 problems with that card.

Friday, May 27, 2011

2008 Masterpieces Football Case Break Number 4

Yup, this is the 4th sealed case I have busted along with probably 2 others of loose boxes:

Jerseys of note:
Why the Hester as "of note" It is hard as hell to pull like Demarcus Ware and Ryan Grant:
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Patches
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Red
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Blue
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Brown
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Green
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Blue
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Metallic
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Burgundy and Silver
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Autos
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Red Auto
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Redemption
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Called the Upper Deck line and they are honering the redemption because it is less than a year old.

So people wonder what is wrong with a particular product. Well, out of 3 case hits, the two patches and the Red auto Derek Anderson I would get about $20 max. Let's put it this way, to make these cases worth it, I need to be pulling a Montana, Marino, Barry Sanders, Namath et al, not a Derek Anderson red auto. yeah it is /10 but so are a lot of $2 cards.

Again, I enjoyed this case, but just like 07 and 08 baseball, they are only worth about $350-$400. For some reason prices have shot up for 08 Baseball and Football. No idea why, but I have noted that singles have declined an availability. BTW, I got 3 parallels I needed. Jake Long Silver, Mcnabb /50 and Jerome Simpson /50.

Here is what everything looked like after the lovin
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

2009 Upper Deck Philadelphia Case Break

I paid about 440 for this case and I'm not quite sure if the case is quite worth it...but I think it is.  Reasons: 1. I got a bunch of chicles for my set.  These cost $2-$3 each sometimes 2.  I got a bunch of rookies and legends for my set.  These are numbered 201-300.  These are tough, very tough to complete.  3.  I got 3 pretty good autos although I didn't get the two that I needed, nor did I expect to.  Anyway, here are the highliglights:

I got 8 free packs of 08-09 ITG Heroes and Prospects
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Here is the auto Topper:
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These toppers need to be thicker stock, the corners were a little soft on these throughout the case.

The Buybacks: Some decent cards here
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These are in pretty good condition for buybacks especially compared to Topps.

The Autos:
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The Chicle Mini Autos:
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Easy to see why this product failed and yes it did fail. For $70+ a box, pulling Quinten Jammer et al is a tough pull to swallow. Sure there is 1 decent auto per case, Manning was fine and 2 chicles are good but it just doesn't hold up to pulling a crap auto in 11 of 14 boxes. Sorry Rich Camarillo. Anyway, that is why panini shakes things up with a mix of multiple autos, jerseys and combinations thereof. When you are relegated to 1 auto and you know that is all you are going to ger, the thrill of the gamble is gone.

Here is what this product needed to do well...More star/legend/Hof autos. I'd rather pull a retired or HOF than a 4th tier veteran anyday and I can't imagine that some of those old timers are all that expensive to sign. Many of those guys need money bad. I don't say that Upper Deck should exploit them, but it becomes a win win. If some of those guys can sign 1000 autos at $15 an auto, that is a good income for some of them. Plus many of those guys are more than happy to sign.

This product needed patches, patch autos and jersey autos. This is a very plain Jane product and patches and autos could spice it up.

Serial numbered cards...There are none in this product. Cheap to produce, adds to the set building chase...just some thoughts.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Down to 2 - Masterpieces Green /75 Baseball

This set has been slow going in the past couple months.  Down to Ichiro and Eric Chavez.  I have seen 1 or 2 others.  Paid $25 shipped because of the other set builder out there.:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

From the Joe Collector Archives - 2007 Topps TX Pro Bowl Jerseys and Patches

I've recounted my collecting of "event" themed cards. All Stars, pro bowls etc. When Topps TX came out, it was a hit a minute product. Every pack had a hit. Prices have swung wildly for this product from day 1. These sit at $143 at Da Card World, but have been as low as $80. I remember because I almost, almost pulled the trigger on a case. I have no idea what the hell could have caused the increase in price. Be prepared to get about $30 worth of return as the singles market is terrible and it is a sticker auto product. Even the dual patches bring crap. Speaking of increased prices, some of the 06-09 products have shot up and there has been a significant decrease in singles showing up on ebay.  I've been told there is no connection.  My common sense tells me otherwise.

Anyway, I started buying these at $2 for Jerseys and not more than $10 for the /49 patches. Topps obviously made a bunch of this stuff as the probowl jerseys are /249. Anyway, some of the patches are player worn, some are game worn. The language around the swatch tells you which one it is..

Jerseys /249

Patches /49

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Upper Deck's Tribute to Van Halen Marvin Harrison Masterpieces 51/50

No Intro Needed
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It always seems to work out like this

Don't forget about the 2007 Upper Deck Premier Football Break.

I picked up another /50 Metallic for my Masterpieces Football sets:
Funny enough about these cards, people view them as an "sp" of an sp even though there are 50 of each card in this particular set.

The same seller also had this card, won it for a lousy 1.51.  See the back story here.  I chased this damn card and now I have gotten 4 in the last 3 weeks.


I also picked up the following card for $5 shipped last night:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Group Break? 2007 Upper Deck Premier Football

Slot Break or Team...I think Slot is best. There are 5 real hits per box. Basically you get 7 cards, 1 is a base card and 1 is a stupid premier stitching cards. So with 5 boxes with 5 cards that would be 25 hits making each slot $21.50, $20 additional.  Here is the Checklist.

Every slot is guaranteed a card. The randomization will be done on Ustream live and the break will follow immediately. The base cards and premier stitching cards will be given out randomly. So 10 people will get a base card or premier stitchings card.

Here is a group break I did of this a while ago.

Comment or email to join.  Paypal to stusigpi@hotmail.com  Please include your address and handle in your payment.

1. HEB
2, HEB
3, HEB
4, HEB
5, HEB
6, Rich R
7, Rich R
8, Rich R
9, Red Bird
10. Red Bird
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Configuration: 1 pack per box. 7 cards per pack.

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS
* Find a Premiere Rookie Autograph Jersey in every pack on average!
* Look for 2 additional autograph cards in every pack on average!
* Look for unique designs in the Premier Stitchings insert…one in every pack on average!
* Find 2 additional memorabilia cards in every pack on average!
* Look for Premier Remnants and Rare Remnant cards featuring unique die cuts for each cards!

PRODUCT BREAKDOWN
Autograph Cards - All serial numbered
* Premier Penmanship
* Premier Penmanship Parallel 1
* Premier Penmanship Parallel 2
* Noteworthy
* Preeminence
* Insignias
* Premier Impressions
* Noteworthy Parallel 1
* Preeminence Parallel 1
* Insignias Parallel 1
* Premier Impressions Parallel 1
* Noteworthy Parallel 2
* Preeminence Parallel 2
* Insignias Parallel 2
* Premier Impressions Parallel 2
* Premier Pairings
* Premier Trios
* Premier Foursomes
* Premier Six
* Premier Eight
* Premier Rookie Auto Materials Parallel 1
* Premier Rookie Auto Materials Parallel 2
* Premier Rookie Auto Materials Parallel 3
* Premier Rookie Auto Materials Patch Parallel 4
* Premier Rookie Auto Materials Logo Parallel 5
* Premier Stitchings Auto Parallel
* Premier Stitchings Cut Sig Parallel
* Premier Remnants 3 Auto Parallel
* Premier Remnants 4 Auto Parallel
* Premier Patches 2 Auto Parallel
* Premier Patches 3 Auto Parallel

Memorabilia, Parallels, and Insert Cards - All serial numbered
* Premier Stitchings
* Premier Stitchings Parallel 1
* Premier Stitchings Parallel 2
* Premier Stitchings Variation
* Premier Stitchings Variation Parallel 1
* Premier Stitchings Variation Parallel 2
* Premier Remnants 3
* Premier Remnants 4
* Premier Remnants 3 Parallel 1
* Premier Remnants 4 Parallel 1
* Premier Remnants 3 Parallel 2
* Premier Remnants 4 Parallel 2
* Premier Remnants 3 Parallel 3
* Premier Remnants 4 Parallel 3
* Rare Remnants Triple
* Rare Remnants Quad
* Rare Remnants Triple Parallel 1
* Rare Remnants Quad Parallel 1
* Rare Remnants Triple Parallel 2
* Rare Remnants Quad Parallel 2
* Rare Remnants Triple Parallel 3
* Rare Remnants Quad Parallel 3
* Premier Patches 2
* Premier Patches 3
* Premier Patches 2 Parallel 1
* Premier Patches 3 Parallel 1
* Premier Patches 2 Parallel 2
* Premier Patches 3 Parallel 2
* Premier Patches 2 Parallel 3
* Premier Patches 3 Parallel 3
* Rare Patches Dual
* Rare Patches Triple
* Rare Patches Dual Parallel 1
* Rare Patches Triple Parallel 1
* Rare Patches Dual Parallel 2
* Rare Patches Triple Parallel 2
* Rare Patches Dual Parallel 3
* Rare Patches Triple Parallel 3

Regular Cards and Rookies
* Regular Cards(100)
* Premier Rookie Autos - Serial numbered
* Premier Rookie Auto Materials - Serial numbered

A Case Break that isn't Masterpieces

On Wednesday I will be getting my case of 09 Philadelphia Football from Da Cardworld. No I didn't cheat on Atlanta Sports Cards, Josh doesn't have anymore. Anyway, 14 boxes. What are my chances of yanking a Stafford auto mini AND and Oher auto Mini. Why I will tell you. 23 cards in the set, assuming 2 per case. 1:23 to pull a particular card 1:529 cases would have this combination..roughly. There are some really low numbered veteran chicle autos that I didn't count and a couple of the minis are numbered out of less than 100 which would affect the odds. Of course if I get 4 out of a case like we did out of this group break, my odds are 1:264. 

Anyway, I ain't counting on it. I need about 60 chicle minis for the set..There are about 64 in a case. I need about 50 sp's 301-400 and 70 sp's 201-300. The 301-400 fall twice as often as the 201-300.

So the same rules apply, when done busting I am going to sell the base sets, any sp's, autos, jersey toppers, Chicles, buybacks etc. BTW here are the rest of my Masterpieces auctions.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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