Saturday, January 26, 2013

Random Card Of The Day: Rollie Fingers Sweet Spot Classic Memorabilia

I love getting classic or star player jersey pieces sometimes more than rookie ones since most rookies now-a-days are from premiers which means they just wear a jersey for a few minutes than take it off and these are from actual games these guys played in. And the classic ones are also sweet cause of the throwback feel and the fact its apart of baseball past.

Speaking of a card like this, what are your thoughts on baseball cards right now? Do we need another manufacturer? What about Upper Deck getting one? Let us know what you think in comments!!

Box Breakers: 2012-2013 Upper Deck and O-Pee-Chee Hockey 1 hobby pack each

Opened two hobby packs of Upper Deck hockey products. My first break of theirs this year. Here are my results. I gotta say, I do like the Upper Deck hockey. Amazing photography and the Young Guns are always a great find. Especially this season without any rookie cards. You gotta grab the early hockey releases when you can.




O-Pee-Chee




Not much to show. I was happy to pull a Young Gun. Other than that we didn't hit much. Will rate this break a:

3/5

Friday, January 25, 2013

Random Card Of The Day: Juan Duran Sp Signature Auto card

Whats up with us previewing future cards to giveaway...maybe a teaser...but yep..this is a future card to be given away of Reds prospect Juan Duran.

What were your thoughts on Upper Decks SP Baseball release last year?

Box Breakers: Prestige Football '11 Retail Packs-dacardworld break # 4

Got these packs as freebies when you buy over a certain amount at dacardworld. I have one more break to share after this one.

For freebies I won't argue with these results:


Base Cards
Rookie Cards fall 1 per pack


Nice looking Jersey card pulled in four packs..not bad
I have always been a fan of Prestige whether its retail or hobby. This break shows why.

I rate this break a:

4/5

Box Breakers: Score Football 2010 Blaster Box-dacardworld break # 3

When you find a blaster for under $5 how can you not buy it? The chance that something could be in there is temptation enough. Here are my results and as always..Score is the best bang for your buck!! And at dacardworld thats even more true!


Base Cards
Rookies
Glossy
Numbered Inserts....I miss Scorecards being numbered like this years
More inserts
Overall, I would rate this break a:

4.5/5

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Preview: Topps Baseball 2013

The fields may still be covered in snow, but most of us know baseball season is creeping upon us. And no one knows that more than Topps. As always, the first release of the 2013 Baseball card season there is a ton of excitement to see your favorite players with updated stats, photos, and the newest rookies.

 

I know I speak for many when I say the words..can't wait! Whether its winter or not, when the season is football season is done..its time for baseball and I usually give this product a run with retail. I don't usually put too much stock into it. 1, only one hit per box. 2. way too many inserts (the inserts are not worth what they used to be when you get three per pack). 3. hard to tell rookie cards in baseball. But on a retail end, its cheap and I usually do well in terms of return value.


 
 
Each hobby box breaks down as follows:
  • 36 Packs Per Box, 10 Cards Per Pack
  • (1) Autograph or Relic Card Per Box! 
 Most places will have this product for under $60 a box. And as always, if you bust some. Please share with us your hits and your break for others to see!

Favorite Card Thursday: David Wilson Rookies And Stars Crusade Patch

Even if you are not a Giants fan, you have gotta love this card. Nice swatch of patch. Very well designed as this was my favorite memorabilia design of the 2012 card season.

Any thoughts on this player or the card? Just comment below!

Box Breakers: Crown Royale Football Hanger Pack 2012

Wanted to give Crown Royale a go on release day but couldn't afford a hobby box or hobby pack so went with a rack pack. It was exciting to see Panini move Crown Royale to a retail product this year as well. Here is how a one rack pack would provide you!

Base Cards
Rookies

Inserts
Not too much excitement for these in terms of a rack pack. But the base cards still look nice and I do like the overall design.

Would rate this break:

3/5

Box Breakers: Topps Chrome Baseball 2011 Blaster-dacardworld break # 2

Got this blaster for around $10 from dacardworld as part of my gift certificate. They really do have great deals. The one thing that Topps Chrome always provides is value. You always seem to get what you pay for it no matter if its hobby, retail, one pack, or blaster. And with a chance at autos too its a nice overall value.

Rookie cards
Base Cards
Refractors...like the Strasburg

Inserts..Quentin is numbered
X factors and a purple refractor
Overall this is great value. With rookies and refractors you get your moneys worth and more!

I rate this break a :

5/5

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Panini releases images for Super Bowl 47 Cards

Here are images Panini released of special Super Bowl 47 cards that you can find at the game at the Panini America Booth during the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Experience.


Here Some of your AFC Champion (8 Cards in all)

Panini America SB XLVII Ravens 1   Panini America SB XLVII Ravens 2   Panini America SB XLVII Ravens 6

Here are some of the NFC Champion (8 Cards in all)

Panini America SB XLVII Niners 1  Panini America SB XLVII Niners 4   Panini America SB XLVII Niners 5

To see more of these..visit the Knights Lance blog of Panini America:
http://paniniamerica.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/the-drool-gallery-panini-america-previews-special-super-bowl-xlvii-promo-set/

Panini's Prizm Football: 5 shades of awesomeness

I don't know how the rest of you feel, but I am beyond excited for Panini's release of Prizm football. Having been a chromie my whole life, I have always been waiting for another company to come and try the chrome technology in their products. And Panini has done just that. And they seem to have not only made it so the cards don't bend, but have perfected the product in its entirety and possibly putting my once other favorite type of chrome to shame. Because if this product is as great as it seems and as great as the basketball release, it will do just that.

2012 Prizm Football Part One QC Gallery  (2)

They seem to keep teasing us with this product since Halloween breaking down its entire 5 color lineup. They are from left to right. Regular, Gold, Green and Red. You will find regular Prizms 3 per box and red ones one per box. The green are a retail only hit and the golds are hard finds numbered to just 10! They were very popular in the basketball release hitting the market and selling for some nice green. But I have a feeling the football release is going to be huge and outdo its basketball counterpart with much more to find in this product.

Panini America 2012 Prizm Football First Look (19)  Panini America 2012 Prizm Football Second Look (22)   Panini America 2012 Prizm Football Green Sheets (2)  Panini America 2012 Prizm Football Red Prizm Sheet (5)  

And this one being my favorite of the group the Finite Blacks that are 1/1's

 Panini America 2012 Prizm Football Finite Blacks (30)  

Its not just the parallels that are stunning either. The base cards are just as exciting and worth putting a set together of. With 20 packs per box and 6 cards per pack with one rookie per pack you might be able to put together the 300 card set after a few boxes. And don't tell me you won't at least rip a few.

Another thing that sets Prizm apart from the other chrome, is the fact that each hobby box comes with 2 autographs for about the same cost. How can this not be a winner? I give the Panini football card team a huge kudos for this product and I expect it to live up to its expectations.

Prizm football has a lot to offer and I am sure I am not the only one who is waiting for this to hit the market. I hope that if any of you get your hands onto some of this you will be willing to share your break with us to post on here. I know when I get some I will be.

And if you want more gallery and more photos of this soon to be hot release, you gotta visit the Knights Lance blog, the blog of Panini America. Just search for the words Prizm Football and you will have to keep yourself from drooling on your keyboard.

Box Breakers: Score Football 2012-dacardworld break #1

Got a gift certificate to dacardworld.com and wanted to take advantage of a New Years sale they were having.  And finding this box for under $25 was very ideal for me. A lot of cards. Rookies. Inserts. A chance at printing plates and autographs. Couldn't pass it up!

Base Cards
Rookie Cards...not showing is Andrew Luck among other greats. Rookies are one per pack
Rookie SP that seems to be falling one per box
Glossy Insets-one per pack
More inserts
Even more inserts. You get one of these per pack as well.
Sweet looking inserts
Auto hit in the box
With the amount of inserts, rookies, and cards in this box along with an auto hit and rookie sp hit. Can't go wrong with calling this the best bang for your buck and it was well spent!

This box break is a:

5/5

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Random Card Of The Day: Pinnacle Inside Cans 1997

Cards in a can you ask? Why yes... I know some people thought the innovations of the 90's were sometimes crazy and most didn't care for them. But what you gotta look at is the fact that this was a very popular era of collecting and one in which I joined the collecting world. This is an innovation I really enjoyed. I tried to chase down any of them I could find.

They did these cans for baseball (I have the set) , Football, WNBA. and hockey. The cans also came in gold parallel versions. The cards were unique inside with a variety of parallels and inserts. I wished some of the innovations like this would come back to now-a-days. The cans were only made in 1997-1998.

Fan Box Break: 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Blaster

Another Fan Box Break this time brought to us by Jammin JDcards! Broke some baseball... here are his results!

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Here is what Jammin JDcards has to say about this break:
2012 Gypsy Queen Baseball Blaster – This is a very fun product to break into. There are a handful of inserts, mini’s, variations and SP’s. The cards have a decent feel to them with the stock being a little thicker. I was very surprised to grab an auto out of the box. I give this a 6.5/10 for design, 7.5/10 for quality and 8/10 for value – pretty nice stuff.

What are your thoughts on his break?

Box Breakers: Rookies and Stars Football Hobby Box 2012

For the third time I busted a box of Rookies and Stars football and for the third time I am very happy with my results. If you haven't given this product a try, I strongly recommend you too. Its a very nicely designed product and the rookie jersey autos are very clean basic design that stands out.

Base Cards
Rookie Cards (there were ton including Eagles standout Bryce Brown!!)
Inserts
Longevity Inserts
Team Flag inserts
Jersey Card
Rookie Auto
Finally! My first David Wilson Auto! Only supposed to be one of these per box..lucked out!
In terms of cost and return on this box...I rate this break a :

5/5