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The Box – 2017-18 Essentials Hanger Box

Bought From – Wal-Mart

Packs Per Box – 1

Cards Per Pack – 25

Price – $9.98

Notable Base – Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Rookie Cards – Lonzo Ball, Daniel Theis, Antonio Blakeney, Caleb Swanigan, Semi Ojeleye

Inserts – (6)

Green Parallels (2) – Joel Embiid, Eric Bledsoe

Legends (2) – Hakeem Olajuwon, Jerry West

Stars (2) – Paul George, Anthony Davis

Auto/Game Used – 0

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2017-18 Prizm Basketball Blaster Box Break

6 Packs per box – 4 cards per pack

 

Pack 1 – Willie Cauley-Stein, Iman Shumpert, Dennis Smith Jr (Emergent), Mike D’Antoni

Pack 2 – Jamal Crawford, DeMarre Carroll, DJ Wilson (RC Prizm), Brandon Ingram

Pack 3 – Kevin Durant, Joe Ingles, John Wall (Fundamentals), Dwyane Wade

Pack 4 – Joel Embiid, Michael Malone, DaAndre Jordan (Green), Derrick White (RC)

Pack 5 – Solomon Hill, Ian Mahinmi (Prizm), Chinanu Onuaku, Kenneth Faried (Jersey)

Pack 6 – Erik Spoelstra, Jeremy Lin, Buddy Hield (Get Hyped), DeAndre Jordan

 

The blaster wasnt the greatest break, but I also was able to grab two of the Prizm Rakpacks, those had a much better outcome…

Now adays you hear and read more about hobby shops closing than opening but for collectors in the Noblesville area its just the opposite. Welcome to the downtown square, Bruno’s Shoebox located inside Moonshot Games at 50 N. 9th street in Noblesville. The shoebox mostly deals in vintage sports cards and memorabilia and if you think you may recognize the owner behind the counter, you probably do. Owner, Conrad Brunner has been a sports journalist for 40 years, covering the Pacers and Colts for the IndyStar and 1070 the Fan.

– Check out the recent story from FOX59

– Check out The Kent Sterling Show from the shop

The store is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 to 6.


It’s been awhile since I’ve cracked open a case, box, or even some packs lately. With the 2017 Topps Baseball just days away and plans to open a few jumbo boxes the wait will continue…. But not so fast, I have to break something before then!!! So here is a quick blaster break… Hoops style

2016-17 Donruss Basketball Blaster Box

10 Packs – 11 cards per pack

Pack 1 – Bobby Portis, Aaron Gordon, Jamal Crawford, JJ Barea, Zack Randolph, Andrew Wiggins, Eric Bledsoe, Chris McCullough (Orange), Taurean Prince RC, Jamal Murray (RC), Brandon Tugram RC

Pack 2 – Emmanuel Mudiay, Hassan Whiteside, Nikola Jokic, Aaron Harrison, LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, James Harden (All-Stars), Tyrone Wallace RC, Ben Bentil RC, Michael Gbinijr EC, Marquese Chriss (Rookie Jersey)

Pack 3 – Joel Embiid, Richard Jefferson, Jabari Parker, D’Angelo Russell, Al Horford, DeMar DeRozan, Jordan Clarkson, John Wall (Court Kings), Demetrius Jackson RC, Patrick McCaw RC, Tuica Zubac RC

Pack 4 – Andrew Bogut, Marc Gasol, Wilson Chandler, Wesley Matthews, Dwight Howard, Victor Oladipo, Bradley Beal, Manu Ginobili (Champ Is Here), Pascal Siakam RC, Malik Beasley RC, Domantas Sabonis RC

Pack 5 – Jeremy Lamb, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Markieff Morris, Mason Plumlee, Kevin Garnett, Blake Griffin (Elite Series), Buddy Hield RC, Ben Simmons RC, Chinanu Onuaku RC

Pack 6 – LeBron James, Bismack Biyombo, Rodney Hood, Rajon Rondo, Steve Adams, John Wall, Draymond Green, Pau Gasol (Elite Series), Stephen Limmerman RC, Tyler Ulis RC, Dejounte Murray RC

Pack 7 – JJ Redick, Kenneth Faried, Dennis Schroder, Jeff Teague, Alec Burks, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson (Court Kings), DeAndre Bembry RC, denzel Valentine RC, Marquese Chriss RC

Pack 8 – Kemba walker, Jahlil Okafor, Kristaps Porzingis, Khris Middleton, Julius Randle, Zach laVine, Devin Booker, Carmelo Anthony (Court Kings Press Proof 53/125), Jaylen Brown RC, Gary Payton II RC, Daniel Hamilton RC

Pack 9 – Chris McCullough, Goran Dragic, Marcus Smart, Brook Lopez, Kawhi Leonard, Trevor Ariza, Kyle Lowry, Isaiah Whitehead (Rookie Kings), Georges Niang RC, AJ Hammons RC, Diamond Stone RC

Pack 10 – Tyreke Evans, Willie Cauley-Stein, Kent Bazemore, Monta Ellis, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris, CJ McCollum, Clyde Drexler (Hall Kings), Cheick Diallo RC, Skal Labissiere RC, Caris LeVert RC

 

Below is what was a year long project, not a lot of money was put into it, but will have some fun ripping these 50 packs on Thursday. I haven’t decided yet if this will continue next year or not, but here’s a list of some of what was pulled.

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What 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 a 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, almost every box – blaster and hobby box that I open, I’m putting 1 pack aside and will open all the packs on Christmas. Below is the list of what the box holds.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX – 50 packs

3    2013 Topps Chrome Football – Knile Davis (Refractor RC), Andrew Luck, Manti Te’o (XFractor RC)

1     2012-13 Elite Basketball – Tim Duncan, Jeremy Lin (Craftsmen),

3     2013 Cooperstown Baseball – Tony Gwynn (Disc),

4    2013 Archives Baseball – Carlton Fisk (All Star), Yu Darvish, Paul Molitor (All-Star), Dwight Gooden (Gold 85/199)

1     2013-14 Prizm Basketball – Chris Mullin

1     2014 Topps Baseball – Yasiel Puig, Buster Posey (Blue)

3     2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball – Anthony Davis (The Naturals), LeBron James (Position Powers),

1     2013 Topps Magic Football – Joe Greene, Bo Jackson

1     2014 UD SP Golf – Mike Weir, Jack Nicklaus

1     2012 Topps Baseball – Randy wells (GOLD)

2     2014 Topps Heritage – Mike Trout

2     2014 Bowman Baseball – Bryce Harper

1     2013 Topps Archives Football – Tom Brady

1     2014 Prizm Baseball – Evan Longoria, Jedd Gyorko (Prizm), Reymond Fuentes (RC)

1     2013 Topps Chrome Baseball – Miguel Cabrera, Eury Perez (RC)

1     2014 Score Football – Sammy Watkins (RC)

1     2014 Allen & Ginter – Cal Ripken Jr, Yu Darvish (Pastimes)

1     2014 Goodwin Champions – Dan Marino,

1     2014 Rookie & Stars Football – Robert Griffin III, Jerick McKinnon (RC), Jadeveon Clowney (RC)

2     2014 Topps Prime Football – Andrew Luck, Jeremy Hill (Blue RC)

1     2014 Bowman Football – Kenny Stills (Diecut)

2     2013-14 Prizm Hockey – Sean Collins (RC)

1     2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey – Duncan Keith

1     2014-15 Prestige Basketball – Joel Embiid (Red Bonus Shots 61/199)Gordon Hayward (Franchise Favorites)

1     2014 Topps Valor Football – Marcus Allen, Bishop Sankey (RC)

1     2014-15 NBA Hoops – Kelly Olynyk (RC Remembrance Jersey), Magic Johnson (Fast Lane)

1     2014 Topps Update Baseball – Masahiro Tanaka (Power Players)

1     2012 SP Golf – Bill Haas (Rookie)

1     2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey – Taylor Hall / Tandems west (Foundation)

1     2012 Score Football – Jay Cutler

2     2013 Prizm Football – Quinton Patton (RC)

2     2012 Prestige Football – Lions Connections, Saints Connections, Nick Toon (RC)

1     2011 Prestige Football – Dexter McCluster (Rookie Review), Andy Dalton (RC)

1     2013 Strata Football – DeAndre Hopkins (RC)

1     2013 Topps Platinum Football – Reggie Wayne, Justin Hunter (RC Chrome)

000_00017 Packs – 10 Cards per pack – $29.99 Target Exclusive

 

Inserts:

Hardcourt Heroes (2) – Joe Johnson, Russell Westbrook

Franchise Favorites (3) – Kobe Bryant, Mike Conley, Anthony Davis

Prestige Connections (1) – Lillard/Porter

Prestigious Pioneers (1) – Pete Maravich

Bonus Shots Green (1) – James Young 96/99

Bonus Shots Red (1)  – Jamal Crawford 91/199

True Colors Jersey (1) – Mitch McGary 1/99000_0002

Rookie (7) – Elfrid Payton, Adreian Payne, Mitch McGary, PJ Hairston, Spencer Dinwiddie, Russ Smith, Jordan McRae

 

 

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.