I recently grabbed 2 boxes of the 2014 Topps Turkey Red Online Exclusive, and I don’t expect to hit the Golden Ticket or even walk away with some HUGE auto but I shouldn’t have to open the same pack twice, twice.

Box 1000_0001
Torii Hunter
Nick Swisher
Domonic Brown
Manny Machado
Giancarlo Stanton
Zack Greinke
Shelby Miller
Yu Darvish
Hisashi Iwakuma
CC Sabathia
Kevin Gausman Auto

Box 2
Torii Hunter
Nick Swisher
Domonic Brown
Manny Machado
Giancarlo Stanton
Zack Greinke
Shelby Miller
Mariano Rivera
Craig Kimbrel
Rvan Longoria
Onelki Garcia Auto

Michael Sam 2While Michael Sam is in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Combine, Press Pass Inc. is hard at work putting together the incoming 2014 Draft Class set and that will include autograph cards of Michael Sam.

Earlier this week Press Pass Inc. announced “in conjunction with the return of its Press Pass Football product line, the first on-cards autographs of the incoming 2014 draft class. Collectors will have the opportunity to receive a free autograph card of ground-breaking rookie, Michael Sam.”  The release goes on to say that each hobby box will contain 6 autos from players like Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles along with many others.

That’s great you say but how do you grab that Sam auto? According to Press Pass Inc. collectors can claim their free auto, by sending the Hobby Box UPC Code, along with a 3″ x 5″ card with their name and complete address along with email address to:

 Press Pass Rookie Football 2014 – Michael Sam

9805 NorthCross Center Ct, Suite H

Huntersville, NC 28078

Also found this little item for dealers to spend alittle more on this product.

Michael Sam 
 

2014 Topps

With temps around -10 to -15 here in the Midwest, 2014 Topps baseball couldn’t come at a better time. Hopefully this release in a few days will help warm things up. So until we are able to rip packs we’ll have to settle for just checking out the checklist. Here’s a link to the full 2014 checklist that Beckett has released.

Ball xmasWhat is Operations Open-A-Pack? Well it goes back to a few years ago, a fellow collector would not open any thing he bought from November till Christmas, and then he would open it all on Christmas Day. This would include Ebay buys, Blasters, and Hobby boxes, including an annual trip to the November Sun-Time Show. In one way a great idea tons of pack to rip open, right? But I could never walk out of that Sun-Time Show boxes, yes boxes in hand not to open anything for a month, no way no how. So I’m taking his idea and putting a spin on it. Starting back on January 1st, every box – blaster and hobby box that I open, I’m putting 1 pack aside and will open all the packs on Christmas. It’ll be interesting to see how many packs I end up with. Feel free to follow Operations Open-A-Pack by clicking here.  Also drop us a message if anyone else does anything like this, we’d be interested in hearing your way.

My Youtube Follows

Posted: January 24, 2014 in Baseball Cards, beckett, Hobby Shop
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With so much media out there for collectors to watch, listen, tweet and retweet here is a list of some of the guys I follow on Youtube.TV Some do breaks, some do mail days, and some just talk cards. If you have some time check some of these guys out.

Sports Collectors Daily

DominusInfinitus

RbiCru7

Sports Card Radio

Beckett National 30

Exchanger Card Breaks

Collectors Stuck Inside?

Posted: January 6, 2014 in Baseball Cards

While most of the Midwest is stuck in the house this week due to snow and cold weather, DPM wants to know what the hell are you doing??? Take the poll….

000_0004Yep, what is it and why can I buy it at my local retail store? That being said, Panini Retrospection Collection is one of the new blasters that you’ll be seeing on your local retail shelfs, but what makes this box different is the 5 packs that you get are HOBBY packs. Each box contains (2) 2012-13 Past & Present packs, (2) 2012-13 Elite, and (1) 2012-13 contenders all for $21.99.

I didn’t pull much of anything out of this box, I think a better buy, even with these being Hobby packs, would have been Topps Chrome football or even 2013-14 Hoops with autos falling about 1 a blaster. I give this new “Hobby” retail idea a pass.