Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome Case Break

Just opened a 12 box case of 2010 Bowman Chrome. Couldn't help but think that the lack of x-fractors in the hobby box is really annoying, I mean I'm getting all these refractors that I can hardly tell are refractors, but no x-fractors? It just makes for a boring break, no color, no excitement. Pretty bland... I'd venture to guess that my results of the break are sort of typical, one really good card, and lots of mediocre cards. The fact I need to buy an entire case to ensure at least one good hit is pretty much why I've started going the route of purchasing cases instead of individual boxes.

Anyway, here's a bunch of the better stuff I ended up with...

2010 Bowman Chrome Mark Buehrle Orange Refractor #13/25

2010 Bowman Chrome A.J. Vanegas Blue Refractor #147/150

2010 Bowman Chrome Ryan Doumit Blue Refractor #109/150

2010 Bowman Chrome Carlos Pena Blue Refractor #133/150

2010 Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg (got 3 of these)

2010 Bowman Chrome Eduardo Nunez Blue Refractor #14/150

2010 Bowman Chrome Topps 100 Jason Heyward #899/999

2010 Bowman Chrome Jose Lopez Gold Refractor #33/50

2010 Bowman Chrome Ryan Wiegand Gold Refractor #41/50

2010 Bowman Chrome Wilken Ramirez Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Scooter Gennett Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Corban Joseph Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Carlos Peguero Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Jason Heyward Refractor

2010 Bowman Chrome Ryan Wheeler Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Juan Urbina Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Eury Perez Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Kyle Gibson Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Max Kepler Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Henry Owens Auto

2010 Bowman Chrome Kyle Seager Refractor Auto #358/500

2010 Bowman Chrome Liam Hendricks Gold Refractor Auto #3/50

2010 Bowman Chrome CHristian Montgomery/John Simms Dual Auto #171/500

2010 Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg Refractor Auto Redemption

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome

Seriously considering busting a case of 2010 Bowman Chrome here soon, so maybe check back here in the next couple weeks for that. But for today, I just picked up a box at the LCS and here's what I ended up with.

Dan Haren Orange Refractor #13/25

Jason Kipnis Auto

Brian Ragira Cyan Printing Plate 1/1

Friday, October 22, 2010

My UD 2009 Mystery Cuts Auto

After waiting for over a year, I finally received my 2009 mystery cuts redemption via FedEx today. These came one per case, so naturally a long wait, and rare case it should come with the expectation of some significant value from the cards. If you consider, case hits from items such as Goodwin Champions where you'd get one of the horse/butterfly cards that sell very well on the secondary market, at least $60 and up, and the hobby box of that was going for less then a box of legendary cuts. Well... Clearly they over produced the legendary cuts product in 2009, because there are very high numbered cards being sent out, and the company refuses to publish the final checklist. Had I known the value of the cuts they were going to produce (and by value, you've got to consider the hack/cut job on the card I got, it's all squiggly like a teenager cut it with an razor), then I would have sold my redemption when I first pulled it...

Anyway, here it is in all its glory... A Don Knotts cut auto #7/9. Secondary market price? Oh, I'd say $20 judging by the don knotts auto auction that just finished... Then again, there's hardly a single straight line on the card, and the (probably can't see it) gluey finger print smudges on the cut auto pic.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

2010 Topps Triple Thread pulls...

Picked up a box to 2010 Topps Triple Threads, here's what I pulled...

2010 Topps Triple Threads Vladimir Guerrero #708/1350

2010 Topps Triple Threads Mark Teixeira #1349/1350

2010 Topps Triple Threads Hunter Pence #465/1350

2010 Topps Triple Threads Brian McCann #511/525

2010 Topps Triple Threads Warren Spahn #45/240

2010 Topps Triple Threads Prince Fielder #73/240

2010 Topps Triple Threads Daniel McCutchen Auto triple relic #75/99

2010 Topps Triple Threads Miguel Cabrera, Justin Morneau, Kendry Morales, Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder 6 piece relic book #29/36

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weekend Pulls

A box of 2010 Topps Tribute and a box of 2009 Topps Sterling...

2009 Topps Sterling Eddie Murray Auto 8 piece relic book #1/10

2009 Topps Sterling Joe Mauer white #40/50

2009 Topps Sterling Duke Snider 4 piece relic #17/25

2009 Topps Tribute Justin Upton dual relic auto #15/99

2009 Topps Tribute Carl Yastrzemski relic #6/75

2009 Topps Tribute Tony LaRussa relic auto #45/50

2009 Topps Tribute Paul Molitor triple relic #52/99

2009 Topps Tribute Hanley Ramirez triple relic auto #76/99

2009 Topps Tribute Honus Wagner relic #23/50

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another 2010 Topps Tribute...

Benjamin Franklin said, "The only things certain in life are death and taxes." He clearly never opened a box of baseball cards. Baseball collectors know all too well, that most boxes you open will disappoint. This box of 2010 Topps Tribute was no exception.

2010 Topps Tribute Phil Rizzuto #14/75 (TR-PR)

2010 Topps Tribute Mariano Rivera #46/99 (TDR-MR)

2010 Topps Tribute Juan Marichal #17/50 (TR-JM)

2010 Topps Tribute Adam Jones #47/99 (TADR-AJ)

2010 Topps Tribute George Kell #10/75 (TADR-GK)

2010 Topps Tribute Andre Dawson #32/50 (TAR-AD)