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36 Times Dope: Yo! MTV Raps Box Break (Part X)

Posted in 36 Times Dope, Yo! MTV RAPS Box Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

PACK TEN

36timesdopedoneJust when I was about to note the fact that we have not seen a single duplicate in the box, we hit a pack with 80 percent doubles. Nonetheless, there is still reason to discuss these cards as it gives us an opportunity to watch some awesome 90s rap videos. Also, one of these rappers is sporting a Zack Morris cell phone. Continue reading

36 Times Dope: Yo! MTV Raps Box Break (Part IX)

Posted in Yo! MTV RAPS Box Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

PACK NINE36timesdopedone

We’re now a quarter of the way through this box and today we get our first look at The Beastie Boys, also as an early look at Busta Rhymes riding on the handle bars of a bicycle. No joke.

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36 Times Dope: Yo! MTV Raps Box Break (Part VIII)

Posted in Yo! MTV RAPS Box Break with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

PACK EIGHT

36timesdopedoneOK, I’m about a day and a half behind schedule here. My goal was to post one pack every day, but life happens, ya know. You go to a car dealership at 2 in the afternoon, and next thing you know it’s 9 p.m. and you’re leaving with a new car. Anyway, here are the contents of Pack Eight. Hammer lives. Continue reading

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

Posted in Yo! MTV RAPS Box Break with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

PACK SIX

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The sixth installment of this 36-part series brings us the first appearance of the S1Ws, KRS-One and a group that has gained my respect, almost 20 years after their existence.

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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