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I pulled a 2013 Bowman Draft Black 1/1 … And it’s damaged

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by Cardboard Icons

Dropped by my local card shop today — Southbay Sports Cards in Sunnyvale, Calif. — to pick up the new Beckett Baseball and a few packs of Bowman Draft. The unthinkable happened — I actually pulled a black parallel serial numbered 1/1. It was an awesome pull considering I only bought six packs. The scarce — hell, the Unique — card is of White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, a 17th round selection this year. But there is a downside to this story … The card came out if the pack with a smashed corner. I didn’t say dinged– I said smashed. Sad part is this damage happened at the packing factory; this pack came from a sealed box that was opened just minutes before my purchase… And it was the only card in the pack that wasn’t mint. I’m not going to go all irate and call out Topps. I’ll contact them about my options, but I just wanted to share this story since I know the product gets broken heavily, some of you track the 1/1’s, and it was an experience worth documenting.

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2009 Bowman Draft Baseball retail packs loaded?

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

So I tried to stay away from 2009 Bowman Draft as I’ve been bitten in the ass way too many times by draft products. But after hearing that the retail version of this product seemed to be loaded, how could I resist. PLUS, those pretty purple refractors caught my eye. Yes, I called a baseball card pretty. Sue me.

Anyway, so basically I go to Target yesterday and there is a single Bowman Draft rack pack sitting on the shelf. I bought it. In the single pack I pulled TWO autographs.

That then prompted me to buy a blaster, which did not yield an autograph but had FOUR pretty purple refractors. Yes, I said pretty again.

Did I get extremely lucky or are these packs really loaded?

As an aside, I am sick of seeing World Baseball Classic cards — also one of the reasons I stayed away from Bowman Draft — but I do not mind pulling cards of these two guys.

Pack Break: 2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects w/ Chrome

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

bdpppacksStopped by one of my local shops (Stevens Creek Sports Cards) today to pick up the new Beckett and some boxes for my sets. I also wound up buying three packs of 2008 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects as well. Keep reading to see the break. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Evan Longoria

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

For some reason or another, third base prospects have come in bunches over the last two and a half decades. And in this hobby of baseball cards the Hot Corner has been a hotbed for collectors and investors alike. You had groupings like Mark McGwire, Greg Jefferies and Matt Williams; then Scott Rolen, Troy Glaus and Eric Chavez; and now we’ve got Ryan Zimmerman, Alex Gordon, Ryan Braun, and Evan Longoria. There were some other up-and-comers mixed in there. Some studs like David Wright; solid ball players like Travis Fryman. And then some guys who had tons of interest, but eventually just disappeared — Chris Sabo (Note: He is a three-time all-star and world champion. Crazy, huh?) The reason this comes to mind today is because Longoria is one of the hottest players in the game right now. Continue reading