Archive for the Box / Pack Break Category

Just when I vowed to stop buying blasters …

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , on August 8, 2014 by Cardboard Icons

So, upon returning from The National this week I basically told myself to stop buying blasters. Many of them could be found discounted at crazy levels at the show in Cleveland. Besides the odds are way longer than what they are in hobby.

Well, as I was out buying necessities for the house I found a card aisle with fresh blasters. The fiend in me told me to buy one of the Bowman Platinum, the stuff that case breakers were opening on the case break pavilion.

If you follow me on Twitter you already know how I did. If you don’t, take a look at this:

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And there was another Abreu in the box, the die cut version. Incredible blaster.

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2014 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Box Break (Bat Barrel pulled)

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Cardboard Icons

Decided to go high-end today and bust a box of 2014 Topps Museum Collection. Pulled a sweet 1/1 Joey Votto Bat Name Plate card. Here’s the pack-by-pack breakdown. Four packs, 5 cards in each.

Pack 1

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Pack 2

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Pack 3

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Pack 4

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Here are the overall odds:

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Five-Pack 2014 Donruss Baseball break + Box Topper

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by Cardboard Icons

Hit one of the local shops yesterday and was lucky enough to be there right when they opened a fresh box of 2014 Donruss Baseball.  I actually intended to buy a box last week, but changed my mind this week after I essentially spent my Donruss box money on a pack of 2012 Panini Signature Series that wound up yielding a Mike Trout auto /25.

I digress. The employee agreed to sell me the box topper, and so I picked five packs to go along with it.  With each box containing two autographs and a game-used relic card, I’d say I did fairly well in my packs.  Here’s the loot:

Box Topper:

IMG_6935Stephen Strasburg Jumbo Diamond Kings.

Pack :1

IMG_6941Colby Rasmus, Roberto Alomar, Adam Dunn, Jason Kipnis auto, Travis d’Arnaud Rated Rookie, Ryan Zimmerman, Kiroki Kiroda, and Matt Harvey.

 

Pack 2:

IMG_6940Gerardo Parra, Curtis Granderson, Aroldis Chapman, Don Mattingly Press Proof /99, Andrew McCutchen, Ichiro, Yan Gomes RC, Josh Dolandson.

Pack 3:

IMG_6939Jean Segura, Chris Sale, Stephen Strasburg, Mike Trout Breakout Hitters insert, Buster Posey, Hisashi Iwakuma, Felix Hernandez, Zack Wheeler

Pack 4:

IMG_6938Jay Bruce, Wei-Yin Chen, Adrian Gonzalez, James Paxton Rated Rookie, Tim Lincecum, Alfonso Soriano, Chase Headley, Hiroki Kuroda

Pack 5:

IMG_6937Ian Kinsler, Josh Hamilton, Jose Fernandez, Edwin Encarnacion Game Gear Relic, Roy Halladay Hall Worthy, Robinson Cano, Hyun-Jin Ryu RC, Carl Crawford, Zack Greinke

Video Break: 2012 Panini Signature Series Baseball — Big Pull

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Cardboard Icons

I don’t do this very often.  I don’t buy a lot of “high-end” products to begin with, and my history of recording box/pack breaks hasn’t exactly been all that successful. BUT this time was different.  This one comes from Stevens Creek Sports Cards, in San Jose, California. Good times. Enjoy.

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Blaster (x4) and Hobby Box results. RIP CARD video

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , on August 7, 2013 by Cardboard Icons

Happy Allen & Ginter Day.  Enjoy the condensed version of the results.

 

Video Breaks: 2x Discount 2012 Bowman Chrome Blasters; 1x 2013 Topps Heritage Blaster

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2013 by Cardboard Icons

Enjoy; watch them in order.

“Live” reveal of 1992 Score Ser. 2 pack with a “Franchise” (auto) insert.

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by Cardboard Icons

On Wednesday I made a quick run to my local card shop and picked up another 1992 Score Ser. 2 box in search of the super rare ‘Franchise” insert cards, hopefully one that is signed.  Well, as the title of this post suggests … I got one!  Check out the “live” reveal …

In case you missed the other one I pulled, check out this one I pulled five months ago …

And here are what the autographs look like, I own all three single-signed cards:

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