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1996 SPX baseball scans available

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , on October 24, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

96SPXCommGriffeyScans of my 1996 SPX Baseball box break are now available in my Photobucket account. I apologize for the quality — some look better than the others. My scanner needs to be worked on, I have a line that runs through the platen glass. Boo. Anyway, if you missed the break, you can watch it here.

VIDEO Box Break: 1996 SPX Baseball

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

About a week ago I wrote about my love for the original SPX cards. Not the junk that UD passes off these days as SPX or simply X, but the original stuff: the die-cut cards with the holoview technology, the one-card per pack, hit-or-miss product that collectors loved back in the mid 90s. Well, no less than two days after writing about it, I bought a box of 1996 baseball on ebay for about $36. I decided to do my first ever video break. I’ll scan the cards and post them later this week when I’ve got more time.

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A little background about the video. I’m using a Web site called Qik. Some of you may be familiar with it, but some media-type folks like myself are using this site for multimedia stuff because you can stream video … live. No editing and uploading to YouTube. I mean L-I-V-E, as if you can watch me rip packs or break a box as I do it. Baring a few seconds lag time, the site is pretty good for a low-budget multimedia video. In the future I’ll try to give advance notice here, but if you’re on Twitter, it’s even easier to get the word out that way. That is what I did on Wednesday when this box arrived. You can follow me at www.twitter.com/cardboardicons. Also, my future videos will be posted at HERE.

Check out Qik if you’re interested. Basically you can use your smart phone (I’m using a Samsung BlackJack II) to all this stuff, no need for high-quality video cameras unless your shooting other types of movies. Oh, and the site is free. Enjoy.

2009 Topps Heritage Blaster Break

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2009toppsheritageallstarchaseutleyAs noted earlier this week, my time has been stretched thin, but alas here are the results of a recent 2009 Topps Heritage blaster break: Continue reading

LIVE! BOX BREAK: 2003 Topps Gallery HALL OF FAME EDITION (AUTO HIT!)

Posted in Box / Pack Break, Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

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Well, it looks like I’ll have time to bust this box after all. I’ve invited my wife to sit here and open packs with me. Maybe, just maybe, we can pull another monster card like the Wade Boggs auto relic I snagged just minutes ago in my 2003 Topps Gallery box. 20 Packs, 5 cards per box. Relics fall 1: 9 packs

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LIVE! Box Break: 2003 Topps Gallery Baseball (MAJOR HIT!!!!)

Posted in Box / Pack Break, Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

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Well, I may not get to my Hall of Fame Edition box today as I am starting to run short on time. Here is a live break of 2003 Topps Gallery. 20 packs per box, 5 cards per pack. Each box features TWO relics and a currency coin card box topper. Enjoy:

UPDATE: Major Hit in Pack ELEVEN:

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Decision 2009: Three Topps Gallery Boxes

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

OK, so the other day I wrote about scoring a deal on three factory sealed hobby boxes of Topps Gallery for about $60, or about $20 per box. And in my post I posed the question to the readers: What would you do with the 2002 and 2003 boxes. I want to say I am shocked, but I guess I really am not. After a whopping 14 votes — hey, that’s a lot for this little blog — 12 readers decided it’s best for me to open all three boxes instead of selling two of them to recoup the costs.

Well, given that my wife got a new car yesterday, and I received two awesome packages that I already wrote about today, I think luck is on my side. Translation: I’m going to rip all three boxes!

I’ll start with the 2002 box, then go with the 2003 box and then rip my favorite, the 2003 Hall of Fame Edition.

Oh by the way …

This will be

a

live break!

The festivities will begin momentarily. (in a separate post)

Box Break: 2008 UD Sweet Spot Retail Tin

Posted in Box / Pack Break with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

sweetspottinI heard these hit the market last week, so when I stumbled upon a tin tonight at Target, I decided to take a shot. It was packaged so nicely that I honestly felt like I was buying a high-end product at a retail price. Was I right? Look at the contents and you tell me … Continue reading