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36 Times Dope: YO! MTV Raps Box Break (Part V)

Posted in Yo! MTV RAPS Box Break with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

PACK FIVE

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The fifth installment of this 36-part series brings us a double shot of Vanilla. Word to your motha. Continue reading

36 Times Dope: “YO! MTV RAPS” Box Break (Part III)

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PACK THREE

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This is the third installment of a 36-part series highlighting the greatness, dopeness that is/was “YO! MTV RAPS” cards. The contents of Pack Three —  as well as some awesome rap videos — are within.

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36 Times Dope: The “YO! MTV Raps” Box Break (Part I)

Posted in Yo! MTV RAPS Box Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

111_0772For about a year I’ve had this wonderful little box of unopened cards sitting in the truck of my car. I found this box of 1991 Pro Set “Yo! MTV Raps:Update” at a thrift store for a whole $3 and had intended to resell it on eBay. But to my surprise, the boxes don’t sell for much; I would have barely make my money back.

So for 12 months it ripened in my trunk, until Super Bowl Sunday, 2009, when my wife and I went shopping with our daughter before the game. When I pulled the stroller from the trunk, I spotted the box again and entertained the idea of just busting the box for fun. After all, I’ve been waiting all weekend to open packs of 2009 Topps baseball (Wednesday, baby!), and opening some of this stuff might soothe my itch.

So, from now through the first two weeks of March, each day I will post the contents of one pack, in the end hopefully ending up with an entire set of worthless, but entertaining cards. Who knows, maybe I’ll even be the proud owner of one of the rare “Bonus Hologram” collectibles advertised on the box. But if these holograms were anything like the Lombardi Trophy holograms from the football Pro Set series, odds are I’ll be S.O.L.

And just for kicks, I’m going to keep a running tab of M.C. Hammer and Vanilla Ice cards.

Without further adieu, here is pack No. 1, which I decided to let my wife open. Continue reading