Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hobby Break 'Em: 2013 Upper Deck Canada Hockey 2 Pack Break

I heard a lot of great things about this product and seen some great pulls as well. So I decided, hey, why not pick up a couple of packs and see what this is all about!

In every pack of Upper Deck Canada hockey, you will find 5 cards. 1 of those cards being a base card Sp.  Each pack will cost you about $3.99 depending on where you buy. You can find some pretty nice autograph cards of stars like Sidney Crosby that are randomly inserted into hobby packs.

Now I didn't hit any autographs, but here is what I did get:

Pack One brought the following:
Upper Deck's amazing photography shines again on these base cards

Sp of Alexandre Burrows

Pack 2 had the following:

Best card I think in the two packs, an Sp of  Nazem Kadri

Overall, nothing to exciting as no hits were found, but what was exciting ,was the photography that Upper Deck used. They definitely know how to capture the game and your attention.

As always, your thoughts are welcomed and would like to hear what you think of this product.

Featured NY Yankees Card

Derek Jeter
Panini Hometown Heroes 2013
Card #92

Hobby Topic

Another post in our new series Hobby Topics. This is not so much a post for us to comment about or give our opinions on, this is your chance to let your voice be heard on a variety of topics in the hobby. We are leaving the floor open to you! So comment away! But please no language and keep your answer clean as we do have a younger following as well.

Today's Topic will be about Redemption Cards

I know there should be some serious feedback about this topic. How do companies fix redemption card problems in your opinion? Which companies are best at turnaround time? Which are worse? How many redemptions are you currently waiting on?

Let's hear your thoughts!

NOTE: All comments will be hidden due to the ongoing contest. I will get them published on here ASAP when you comment. So leave those thoughts!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Whats In The Mailbox?

A few days ago I was approached by a fan who had a card that he wanted to know if I was interested in or if I knew of someone who would be.

Now usually I am not one for trading. For one, I like to keep what I got and hate to lose pieces. For two, since my PC is so wide open, it would have to be something overly tempting for me to jump. For three, trust is the biggest factor of all. If you approach me about a trade and I don't know you, I will most likely not trade with you.

However, when Jonathan Hoffman asked me if I was interested in this card:

I couldn't turn that down. Jonathan fit the bill for all three of my rules above as well. So we made the trade. He is a huge Frank Thomas collector so I mailed him a good handful for his PC and he mailed me this David Wilson 2012 Topps Triple Threads Gold Parallel #'d to 25. It was a great trade and one that fit both of our collections.

I would like to give Jonathan a huge thanks for the trade and if you know him on Twitter and haven't traded with him, you should. Great trader and ships fast. 

As always thoughts on my mail days are always welcomed.

Results from the latest Jammin JDcards Box Break

In the latest round of Jammin JDcard breaks, they broke Elite Series basketball 2012-2013, Totally Certified Football 2013 and Select Football 2013. Once again, nice results and the Select football had some goooolllddd show up.

Now onto the results:

Elite Series Basketball 2012-2013

D Rose 44/99
Eric Gordon 83/90
Kemba Walker 17/85

Now onto the Totally Certified Football 2013:

Christian Ponder 98/99
Ryan Mathews 98/99
Bjoern Werner 388/499
Ryan Mathews 245/299
Tyler Wilson 28/99
Champ Bailey 081/299
Jordan Cameron Redemption /299 

 And finally onto the Select Football 2013 results that proved to be GOLDEN:

Nick Kasa 120/499
Jack Doyle 249/499
Ryan Nassib 078/399
And now time for some gooooooolllddd!
Jerome Bettis 03/10
If you like what you see here and haven't yet given Jammin JDcards breaks a try, please do. Good prices, great shipping time and customer service and big hits waiting to happen. You can find out what breaks are next right HERE. Good luck if you give them a try and let me know what you hit!

Hobby Break 'Em: 2010 Topps UFC Hobby Pack

Once in awhile it's nice to dive into another sport just to try it out. Now UFC isn't something I watch nor do I truly collect the cards, but I find part of the hobby fun is to dive in and give other sports a try.

In a pack of 2010 Topps UFC you will find 8 cards per pack and usually runs about $2.99 a pack. You will find 6 base cards, sometimes 7 and one gold parallel (or other colored parallel) that's thick, similar to how Bowman used to put gold parallels into their baseball products, per pack.

Thick as gold! Other than the thickness and slight touch of gold this is no different than a base card. I do like the fact that Topps included these in the product. Makes it harder for those pack searchers!!

I really liked this insert and it's of Chuck Lidell, can't go wrong there!
Overall, not a bad break. The Lidell was a sweet hit. And it was very well designed. 

As always comments are welcomed!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sport Card Collectors Super Bowl 48 Contest

Welcome to Sport Card Collectors Super Bowl 48 Contest! As with most of the contests I hold on here, it will involve a challenge as the deciding factor on who wins.

Before telling you how to enter, I will inform you of your prizes:

1 Blue Binder, ! 100 Ct box of 9 Pocket sheets and a package of Card Sleeves made possible by our friends at BCW Supplies! Make sure to go and thank them for their generosity!!

Russell Wilson inserts, autograph of Denver DT Marcus Thomas, Player Of The Day card of Peyton Manning and a Topps Chrome X-Factor of Richard Sherman

4 gold parallel numbered to 2011 rookie inserts of Cameron Heyward, Rob Housler, Ryan Kerrigan and Corey Luigit.

Now onto the rules on how to enter....

1. You MUST BE A U.S. Resident to enter. Sorry, shipping reasons.
2. Pick the winner of Super Bowl 48
3. Pick the total score for Super Bowl 48 WITHOUT GOING OVER
4. As a Tie Breaker, pick Super Bowl MVP
5. Second Tie Breaker, pick how many yards Peyton Manning will throw for

The person who picks the winner and score WITHOUT going over and tiebreakers (if needed) wins.

So your answers should look like this:
Peyton Manning

Your entries are due by February 2nd 2014 by 6:00 pm e.t.

By not following all of the rules, your entry will not count. 

Note:all entries will be hidden until after the contest

If you are new to this blog, PLEASE make sure you follow on Twitter, Facebook, subscribe to it, or become a member. Just make sure you check in on when the winner is announced. Winners have 7 days to claim their prize after announcement. So many prizes have been lost from newbies entering then never coming back. Not to mention, all of the sports card information, reviews and other contests you might miss out on as well in the future! Make sure to keep in contact!

Good luck to everyone who enters! And if you want my opinion on the Super Bowl, I have Denver winning (sorry Seahawk fans) 27-17.

Featured NY Giants Card

Tiki Barber
Pinnacle Inside 1997 (RC)
Card # 121

What's In The Mail Box?

With a perfect pick score in the Division Round of the NFL playoffs, I was a lucky recipient of a FREE REAL BIG Fathead of my choice from Fathead on Twitter.

If you don't know what a Fathead is, its a durable lifelike vinyl wall reusable stick 'em. They come in different sizes, teams, players, and some are cut outs and some are murals.

With such a huge selection, it was hard to choose. Then I stumbled upon this 6 ft tall and 4 ft wide mural. A Super Bowl moment that sticks out in my mind. Right after the Giants had gotten a safety on Tom Brady in Super Bowl 46, they drove down the field and scored this touchdown on a slant pass that should have been picked off by Jerod Mayo who was out of position and luckily he was. This was the one I wanted to display. Especially when those Patriot fans come over.

A REAL BIG thanks goes out to Fathead for providing this awesome mail day. This will make my wall look tremendous for many years to come!

As always, thoughts are welcomed on this mail day.

Upper Deck Card Of The Week: 2008-2009 Sp Authentic Colton Gillies

Brand: Sp Authentic
Card Number:155
Card Type: Rookie Card #'d

Monday, January 20, 2014


"Caught it!"

Product: 2011 Topps
Card #: 319

Let's hear your CAPTION THIS for this card! (keep it clean, no language too!)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Featured NY Giants Card

Lawrence Taylor
Upper Deck Goodwin Champions 2012
Card # 10

Hobby Break 'Em: 2011 Topps Football Jumbo Box

I got a box of 2011 Topps Jumbo Football as a late Christmas present from dacardworld. I was hoping for the same kind of mojo that I had with my other Christmas breaks. However, that kind of mojo wasn't found here, but honestly that wasn't really the ultimate goal when I had put this on my Christmas list. I really wanted to load up on some rookies from this class and think I did a good job of that.

Here is how the box break went. There were 50 cards per pack. 10 packs per box. So 500 cards to dig through. Also 3 of those cards were hits. For under $70 there was some value to be found.

TONS of Base cards in a box.
There were about 30 per pack

Rookies anybody? These are jumbo packs meaning there is about 10 rookies in a pack. Many doubles..but I am not complaining. Especially when they are top WR's AJ Green and Randall Cobb.


Insert heavy! At least a good combination of ten in every pack.

Really like these rookie patches! Some sweet swatches such as this one can be found one per box!

This wasn't the BEST auto I could find

Not pictured is another Lion auto that was a redemption for Titus Young. Once again, not a great one. 

By far the best pull of the box was the patch card and the tons of rookies. 

Let me know your thoughts on this break and if it's something that you have broken.