It didn't take long for word to spread on the hobby's next big thing and it didn't take me long to look into it. This new and brilliant idea is called CollectorCrate. CollectorCrate is a subscription service offering a surprise mystery box of sports cards delivered to your door every month. There are currently three levels and three sports (NFL,MLB, NBA) to buy from and here they are:
GUARANTEED TO INCLUDE:
10 Random Packs (Low-Mid End)
1 Random Game Used Card
1 Random Autographed Card
10 Random Packs (Mid End)
2 Random Game Used Cards
2 Random Autographed Cards
10 Random Packs (Mid-High End)
3 Random Game Used Cards
3 Random Autographed Cards
I think this is a really neat concept so I really wanted to see what the next big thing is all about.
So today, I am breaking a Silver level football CollectorCrate. Tomorrow I will be doing a Gold. I will admit right off that it was really fun to open to see what was inside.
Silver sticker found on the side marking it as a silver level
When you open the box...
The card packs. These are just as important and as much fun as the bubble wrap. Man, do I love that stuff!
Besides the card packs and hits you get in a box, you also get some bonus items.
I got a Foam Finger, Small pro figure, a Dolphins dog tag, and something I found really cool, a table top football piece. Never seen one. That will save me a lot of time on folding paper.
And the final bonus items are a Cowboys small pennant (ugh) and a Seahawks decal
Now onto the bubble wrapped items. Hobby packs! Great stuff and great variety of years as well. These are actually my favorite brands.
Mystery envelopes were in the bubble wrap as well with the random hits inside..let's open these up first!!
The first envelope had two Jersey cards. Love the Strahan. What are the odds that the two jersey cards I pulled are the two teams playing tomorrow?
The second envelope had two autographs. A combination of decent tight ends.
Now onto the pack hits, inserts and rookies.
Bridgewater rookie from Finest
BOOM! Sweet looking card and pull here from Topps Prime!
I think the fact that I pulled a hit in a pack shows also that they don't feel out the packs giving you straight up garbage either. So not only do you have a chance at getting possible big hits from the packs, but I also believe the quality of packs you receive are worth it as well. I mean, who doesn't love Chrome? I must also point out the fact that these are delivered straight to your house so you are not paying gas to go pick up some stuff. These are also great for those of us who don't have a hobby shop nearby but want to open some hobby. Finally, it's a mail day. Who doesn't love a mail day? Especially one that's guaranteed monthly.
In conclusion, I recommend trying out CollectorCrate. You can check out their website and more about them right HERE . I think this really could be the hobbies next big thing and I can't wait to see more from them.
********** HEADS UP**********
It seems as if Collector Crate no longer exists.
Please hesitate at this moment from ordering from them even though their
site seems live. They are not responding to customers via email,
Twitter, Facebook and by phone. I will keep this post up so you can see
what they were once about. If any further details come to light, I will
update this post again with new information. As always, I try to keep
you informed on what is going on in the hobby.