Saturday, October 15, 2016

REVIEW:2016 Topps Five Star Baseball+GIVEAWAY

Topps Five Star is a product is a product I haven't ever had the chance to open before. I have picked up singles, but never a box.

So let's see my rip of one. You gotta read on!


Boxes of 2016 Topps Five Star baseball run roughly $125 and each box comes with one pack with two cards. Each card will be a signed on-card autograph. So it's a high-end gamble for sure.
The base autographs such as this Sonny Gray I pulled, actually it's a parallel but a base card version, feature rookies, veterans and retired MLB players. The Sonny Gray I pulled is a Rainbow Parallel that's numbered to 25.

Other parallels in the base Five Star autographs to find are....
  • Gold Parallel/50
  • Emerald Parallel/5
  • Five Star Parallel numbered 1/1
My second pull of the box, the better of the two is a Golden Graphs Purple Parallel numbered to 25 of Nomah. This is a beautiful card. The gold signature is so snazzy.

Other parallels are...
  • Blue Parallel #'d to 20
  • Green Parallel #'d to 15
  • Gold Parallel #'d to 10
  • Orange Parallel #'d to 5
  • Red Parallel #'d 1/1
Other autographs not found in my box are...
Silver Signatures are signed in silver instead of the gold.  These just like the gold come with parallels of:
  • Purple Parallel #'d to 25
  • Blue Parallel #'d to 20
  • Green Parallel #'d to 15
  • Gold Parallel #'d to 10
  • Orange Parallel #'d to 5
  • Red Parallel #'d 1/1
Cut Signatures has the best players of all-time and are all numbered 1/1.

Five Star Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch Autographs is 50 MLB players featuring an MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch and an autograph. Every card is #'d 1/1. I have seen these in previews and they are eye catchy to say the least. Just follow the link I will provide later on.

Five Star Autographed Jumbo Patches is a premier list up to 25 MLB players with each card featuring a Jumbo Jersey Patch piece and an autograph. No card will be #'d higher than 25 and comes with the following parallels,
  • Gold Parallel - #'d to 10
  • Rainbow Parallel - #'d to 5
  • Five Star Parallel - #'d 1/1
Heart of a Champion: is new to Five Star, these are autographs  signed by MLB players who have had memorable Postseason performances and no card will be #'d higher than 25. They also come with Inscription Parallels that are #'d 1/1.

If you are interested, I have put the checklist for the product HERE.

Also, if you are interested, here is a gallery of some of the other pulls you can find, HERE.

Overall, a bit of a tough break for the price. The Sonny Gray seems to go for $10-$20 on eBay and the Nomar goes for roughly $30. Not quite the $125 the box costs. I have seen worse breaks and I have seen better ones and even great ones. Believe me, before I do these reviews, I do tons of research before I post them as reviews can sometimes take me up to 2 hours. I want to have you guys informed as much as I can.

The big positives from this are the cards are beautiful, they are 100% signed on-card and the checklist has some big names on it. If you are a roll the dice type of collector and like to gamble, why not take a swing and try for a hit here. The cards really are stunning. However, if you are more of the bunting type, it's probably best to only get singles or buy into a box break as you just never know what you will get. Once again, it's that way with any product you open and even more so with the higher-end stuff.
GIVEAWAY TIME!
The above card or cards will be featured in a future Topps promo I will be putting together that I am very excited about. Stay tuned for those details soon.
So for today, you are entering to win this...

RANDOM UNCLAIMED TOPPS PRIZE. IT'S EITHER AN AUTOGRAPH OR A JERSEY CARD! I really don't know, they are pre-packed up to ship.

Earlier this week I showed you my BLUE PARALLEL pulls from the box of 2016 Topps Heritage Baseball Minors that's numbered to 99. Keep this in mind when reading below...
RULES:
  1. Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review and to host this/these nice giveaways with. Follow them on all social media sites and visit their site, HERE, as well.
  2. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  3. Random winner will be chosen after 7 randoms
  4. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  5. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling me ONE PRO AND ONE CON OF THE PRODUCT.
  6. Also, take a guess on what the number out of 99 is on the Pujols blue. Such as 55/99. The person with the closest or correct guess without going over wins the auto! In this contest, you control if you win or lose!
  7. YOU CAN ENTER DAILY WITH A NEW GUESS. Yes, tell me your guessed number if you so choose!
  8. You must AT LEAST do steps 5 and 6 to be entered. 7 is optional.
  9. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  10. Contest starts today, ends on October 22nd 2016. Winner will be announced in a separate post on  October 23rd 2016
  11. Don't forget to thank the above sponsor of this contest and I won't mind a thank you as well :)
Good luck to all that enter and thanks for reading!

46 comments:

  1. Beautiful Nomar!

    I neared first hand recently how Five Star can be a dangerous product. :(

    I'll guess 84.

    Thanks for yet another contest!

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  2. Awesome of Topps to provide such a nice product for you to review! Pro is the design and the on card autos. Con is the cost and the gamble. I'm going to guess 36/99.

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  3. Thanks for a great review and contest.

    I like that all the autos are on-card. They look good, too.

    The con is the gamble. I'm not a gambler.

    I'll guess 41.

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  4. There are some amazing cards hidden in this product
    The con us you only get 2 cards and for the price I've seen some boxes where ppl aren't even getting back $10 in value

    I'll guess 55lol

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  5. This is a high-risk, high-reward type of product. There are some beautiful on-card autos to be had here. However, in order to keep the price point where it is, there are going not to be some scrubs. That can hurt if you pull two scrubs in a box. This was a decent box though. I'll guess 66/99.

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  6. Those Golden Graphs are pretty sweet cards, I am on the hunt for an Edgar Martinez copy.

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  7. Thanks to Topps for the sneak peak.
    I guess I didn't realize Five Star was all autographs. Has it always been that way?
    Pro: I love the on card autos and especially those Golden Graphs. Just beautiful.
    Con: I'm a collector on a budget and picking up singles of the guys I collect is still more than what is outlined in my budget.
    Again, thanks for the break. I'll guess #17.

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  8. Pro This product is a solid product I like it very much.

    Con the price for how many cards are in a box especially with someone on a tight budget.

    77/99

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  9. Pro Awesome looking card

    Co Slightly expensive

    68/99

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  10. Thanks Topps ad SCC to add to my above comment thanks

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  11. Thanks for the review and Topps for the box:

    Pro- all on card autos
    Con- terrible ROI, checklist has players who have no business being in this product. And as always, Topps redemptions are terrible.

    I'll guess 15/99.

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  12. Pro great cards.
    Con 2 cards per box

    29/99

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  13. Pro - On card autos
    Con - with only 2 cards you might not get your money back
    21/99

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  14. Pro Could have a gigantic hit
    Con $125 for a box of cards that only has two cards in it

    1/99

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  15. Great review , On card autos are a definite plus , but with only 2 per that is a downfall..
    I'll guess 33/99

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  16. Thanks for the contest!

    Pro: Autograph list variety...Pele and Vin Scully?
    Con: Price. Way too much of a gamble for me.

    I'll guess 44 / 99

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  17. Pro: Top quality product
    Con: Huge gamble. Can never afford that price.

    My guess is 67/99

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  18. Pro is the on card Autos and the Gold sig autos.

    Con to pricey for my wallet
    77/99
    @JGfan24ever

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  19. Pro is on card signing
    Con with so little cards in the pack high risk/high reward I guess?

    I will guess 47/99 and thanks for the chance
    @TheRealDpan

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