Archive for February, 2009

2008 Topps Mayo Box Break

Posted: February 25, 2009 in Box Break, Football Cards

2008 Topps Mayo Box Break

8 Packs Per Box – 6 Cards per pack – $19.99

Pack 1

Braylon Edwards

Adam Carriker

David Gerrard

Larry Fitzgerald

Bobby Wade

Lofa Tatupu (mini)


Bernard Berrian

Steve Slaton

Tommie Harris

Kerry Collins

Matt Hasselbeck

Chicago Bears team card

Frank Gore (Mini Yale)


Marion Barber

Terrell Owens

Tarvaris Jackson

Chauncey Washington

Milton Hershey

David Gerrard (mini)


Mike Furrey

Ernest Wilford

Carolina Team card

Kevin Curtis

Drew Brees

Sterling Sharpe

Appomattox (mini)


Dan Marino

Dominic Rhodes

Michael Turner

Brian Dawkins

Marshawn Lynch

Derrick Ward (mini)


Jake Delhomme

Arthur Conan Doyle

Vernon Gholston

Justin McCareins

Ike Hillard

Malcolm Kelly (Auto)

Mario Manningham (mini)


Steve Smith

Deion Branch

Marcus Smith

DeSean Jackson

Grover Cleveland

Philip Rivers (mini)


Jerious Norwood

Steve Smith

New England Team card

Ben Watson

Felix Jones

Donnie Avery

Rudyard Kipling (mini)

Topps released the following press release on the shipping of their 2008 Topps Red Hot Rookies.

We are happy to announce that the Red Hot Rookie Draft Pick cards have been completed and will be shipped soon! 2008 TOPPS RED HOT ROOKIE DRAFT PICKS Base Draft Picks The following numbers will be sent shortly: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20.

Any autographed versions of the Red Hot Rookies will be completed within the next few weeks and sent to our fulfillment center. An announcement will be posted when those cards have been completed. As always, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team (By Phone: 800-489-9149, or by if you ever have any other questions, comments or suggestions. A customer service representative will be available to answer your questions between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm (EST), Monday through Friday. Sincerely, Topps Customer Service

Another 09 UD Box Break

Posted: February 19, 2009 in Uncategorized

10 Packs – 8 Cards per Pack – $19.99

Pack 1

Joba Chamberlain YSL

Pack 2

Alex Rodriguez YSL

Space Launch Historic First

Josh Hamilton Game Used

Pack 3

Alfonso Soriano “Star Quest” Blue Uncommon

Pack 4

Grady Sizemoe “SQ” Blue Uncommon

Yankee Team Leader AROD,Jeter, Mussina

Pack 5

Frank Thomas

Chase Utley (OPC)

Pack 6

Derrek Lee (OPC)

Pack 7

Jeff Samardzija

Derek Jeter YSL

Pack 8

Jorge Posada YSL

Pack 9

1992 Republican Convention (Bush)

Pack 10

Alex Rodriguez Team Checklist

Colton Cain USA




2009 Upper Deck Baseball

10 Packs – 8 Cards per box – $19.99

Pack 1

Carlos Quentin

Alex Gordon

Chipper Jones – Star Quest

Pack 2

Phillies Team Leader Howard,Hamels,Rollins

USA Jak Arrieta

Clayton Kershaw

Pack 3

Gorbachev World History

Rays Team Leaders – Pena,Iwamura, Upton

Pack 4

Hanley Ramirez – Star Quest Gold

Jim Thome Season Highlights

Pack 5

YSL Derek Jeter Game 6689

Pack 6

Paul Konerko

Jeff Samardzija

Bluejays Team Leaders – Halladay, Burnett,Rios

YSL Alex Rodriguez Game 6702

Pack 7

Ryan Braun Star Quest

Pack 8

USA Jacob Turner

Twins Team Leader Morneau,Mauer, Gomez

Pack 9

David Ortiz Star Quest Emerald Super Rare

Pack 10

Barack Obama Historic Firsts

Grady Sizemore Star Quest Gold Rare

CC Sabathia Game Used

Final Score    Scores are given best of 5 

Rookie Cards * 

Inserts  ***

Game Used/Auto ***   

Design ***

Price  **

Not a bad box for $20, a nice game used card, a couple nice Yankee cards and a Obama card. I like the Upper Deck design this year also, nice clear photos. I’m not a big fan of the Star Quest cards but for a retail box, not to bad

cardsFinally some good news about the hobby in the mainstream media. The INDY Star recently did a story on a local card shop, Four Sharp Corners, and owner TracyNeal (Left). Check out the story here

2009 Topps Box Break 2

Posted: February 10, 2009 in Uncategorized

2009-topps2009 Topps

36 Packs – 10 Cards per pack

292/330 Cards  89% completed

Ryan Garko Game Used

CC Sabathia – Yankees

Casey Blake  – Silk 34/50

Miguel Cabrera – Black 41/58

World Baseball Classic Redemption

 Topps Gold

Brian Stokes, Scott Lewis, Ron Gardenhire, Randy Johnson, Kelly Johnson

Ring of Honor

Lou Piniella, Tony La Russa, Johnny Podres, Mariano Rivera, Kevin Mitchell, Francisco Rodriguez 
Legends of the Game

Cal Ripken Jr, Babe Ruth, Bob Gibson, Roy Campanella, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb

Turkey Red

Garret Anderson, Nate McLouth, Hunter Pence, Cliff Lee, Tim Lincecum, Delmon Young, Tris speaker, Kelly Johnson, Jackie Robinson

Final Score    Scores are given best of 5 

Rookie Cards  **

Inserts  ***

Game Used/Auto *   

Design **

Price  **

2009 Topps Baseball SP’s

Posted: February 6, 2009 in Baseball Cards, Topps

After opening a couple of boxes of 2009 Topps baseball and finding a few varations cards I knew something was up. So today Topps has confirmed that 19 cards have two variations. Here’s the list that was posted on

 1 Babe Ruth New York Yankees

2 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers

10 Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals

30 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers

44 Barack Obama USA

60 Cy Young Cleveland Naps

66 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers

115 George Sisler St. Louis Browns

170 CC Sabathia New York Yankees

195 Christy Mathewson New York Giants

200 Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics

205 Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates

210 Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers

240 Mel Ott New York Giants

270 Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians

287 Walter Johnson Washington Senators

290 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees

305 Thurman Munson New York Yankees

320 Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals

2009-topps2009 Topps

36 Packs – 10 Cards per pack

293/330 Cards  89% completed

maybin-usedCameron Maybin Game Used



#195 Tim Lincecum

#195 Christy Mathewson

world-baseballWorld Baseball Classic Redemption

Topps Gold

Juan Pierre,David Newhan,Bud black,miguel Cabrera,Aubrey Huff

Ring of Honor

Luis Gonzalez, Gary Carter, Andy Pettitte, Jim Leyland, Albert Pujols, Roger Clemens

Legends of the Game

Cy Young,George Sisler,Lou Gehrig,Mel Ott,Jackie Robinson,Carl Yastrzemski

Turkey Red

Tim Lincecum,Jackie Robinson,Cliff Lee,Delmon Young,Kelly Johnson,Hunter Pence,Corey Hart,Nate Mclouth,Tris Speaker

Final Score    Scores are given best of 5 

Rookie Cards  **

Inserts  **

Game Used/Auto   *

Design **

Price  **

2009 Topps Tracker

Posted: February 5, 2009 in Baseball Cards, Topps


Over the last day I’ve tracked my UPS shipment from Buffalo, NY into Maumee, OH where it sat for a quick 30 min layover and as of 7:06 PM my boxes are now in Indianapolis, Indiana. I’ll be waiting for the UPS truck tomorrow, check back here late tomorrow night for a 2009 Box Break, and feel free to post what you’ve gotten in your 2009 Topps boxes, Good Luck.

Hobby In Trouble?

Posted: February 3, 2009 in General Card News

Burn out might be a better way of putting it. I started this blog to write some great stories about the hobby. I have the experience, the connections, and many more great outlets for hobby info plus more. But over the last few months, I just can’t get into it. It seems like the card compaines are a joke, Beckett’s web site has went no where but down since changing their site, the few card shops around here have closed, and just the money I dumped into this hobby has became a waste. I collect mostly to collect, but I do sell some to make alittle cash for more cards, but if it’s not signed or maybe game used, you can count on not making a thing. I think it’s time to step back and see if it’s really worth it.

Each year I always put the Topps set together, and I do have two boxes of 2009 Topps on their way, but after that I’m not sure what’s to come. Have fun collecting, until next time… I’m out