Saturday, November 17, 2012

1 Case Archives, 1 Box 5 Star, 4 Heritage High Number Sets....

We definitely wanted to open some 5 star, but like to open something with volume when breaking high end products. Archives had treated us very nicely when it was released, so we decided on that it its current price point. The Heritage sets happened to come in on the same day, so it made for a nice break.

We'll start with the Heritage sets. Obviously we were hoping for a better autograph out of the group, but the main thing we wanted was the Harper base. From a value standpoint I was able to sell 3 sets presale for $85, and will keep one for myself along with the Harper. The autographs are bringing some nice value, so I really enjoyed these, wish I bought more.

Next, we'll look at the Archives case. Our first case of this product this year we hit a toploader, about 5 autographs we kept in our collection, Harper SP, and a Darvish autograph. We weren't as lucky this time, but got a master set, 6 base sets, and some cool autographs of people we liked growing up. The base cards in this product are really cool, so for the current price not too bad. Of this we'll keep the Howard, Bautista plate, and maybe some others.

Last on the list is 5 star baseball. While we're most likely finished with the top two products, we'll definitely be getting more of this. Believe it or not, this is the first Chipper Jones autograph we've hit, so that's definitely staying with us. We'll also keep the HOFer Al Kaline, and possibly the David Wright. The others are sure to hit eBay. 

As always we appreciate the look, and will post more breaks when we have them!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

2 Cases '07 Ultimate Baseball, 1 Box '12 Topps Museum

This was a really fun break, which we got at a great price. The first case was a little rough, but the 2nd case more than made up for it. We hit the Gwynn, Jones, Jeter, Morris, Hamilton, Tulo, Upton, and Headley all in the 2nd case. The Schmidt and Zimmerman we actually picked up from another customer at the fantastic store. The redemptions are of Al Kaline (2), Joba Chamberlain, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. We'll send these 4 redemptions to UD along with 2 others in hopes of receiving redemptions with their new program. 

The museum collection break was fun, but value was lacking at it's current price. The Young patch auto looks great in person.

Thanks for the look!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 Topps Finest Case....WOW!!!!

We wanted another product to break with Topps Update, so we decided to give Finest a shot after some good reviews. Let's just say we're happy we did!

BOOM!!!!!! What a PC Hit. Thanks for the look!!!!!

2012 Topps Update Case...

Here are the hits, this was a very fun break! The Harper SP and Mattingly GU were the two main hits. The Kiner auto was a nice hit, and really like the All-Star jerseys.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

3 Box Birthday Break....

Today is my brother Greg's birthday, and Friday was mine. So we decided to open a couple of random boxes in between our case schedule. We decided on Finest '12, Topps Chrome '10, and Prime Cuts '11.

We'll lead off with the Topps Chrome 10'. Not the greatest, but a fun break. The Ellsbury looks really cool in person, and it was nice to get another Strasburg base.

Next was the box of 12' Finest. We really did well with this one. The Moore looks great in person, and we'll hold onto the Bauer at least until he is a consistent big leaguer next year.

Finally was a box of '11 Prime Cuts. This box was tailor made for us. Frank Thomas was our favorite player growing up, and Enos "Country" Slaughter is from our hometown. We had the pleasure of meeting/speaking with him multiple times. No one on earth was more familar with his stats than he was, and he had stories for days about his playing career including the famous "mad dash". 

Overall we were very pleased, as always thanks for the look.

We'll be breaking a case of update and most likely finest in a couple of weeks.

Monday, August 27, 2012

3 Boxes 2011 Prime Cuts....

Really like this product, we'll be getting more if it stays at its current price point. The Yankees quad auto and Kershaw #/5 look awesome in person!

2008 Upperdeck Masterpieces Case...

Picked up this case from Blowout Cards, this was an extremely fun break! Got a lot of #'d parallels that we'll be keeping in our binders, I really love the design and look of these cards. Unfortunately we hit a Youk patch auto #/25 redemption, hopefully UD comes through for us. Really like the look of the patch cards. Look for some of these on eBay, ask about any that you like!