Archive for the ‘Topps Allen & Ginter’ Category

ToppsNothings better than when the collector can go straight to the source to get some of those card questions answered, and with all the big dogs in Chicago this last week, that’s just what collectors did. Topps hosted a Q&A with collectors on Saturday, talking about the NFL, NBA, and customer service. The most interesting thing to come out of this is the following  comments Topps made,  That seeing an insert card numbered to a certain level doesn’t mean that many cards have been distributed. For a full write up on this and the Q&A session check out the story on Sports Collectors Daily.

Another question asked of Topps at their booth on Friday was about the “Code Breaker” autograph cards that were Crawfordfound in packs. This Brandon Crawford (Right) was pulled out of a blaster box from WalMart and shown to the staff at the Topps booth, but no one seem to be able to answer anything about it, matter of fact, 3 different people came over and looked at it and didn’t say a word and walked away.

 

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)

If you wonder into your local Walmart you’ll find these 2010 Topps Baseball Value boxes. Each box contains (1) Exclusive Chrome Refractor cards, (6) packs of Topps series 2, (1) A&G Hooby packs, and (1) Million Card Giveaway Code Card.

Here’s the Box Break Breakdown

(1) Cal Ripken Jr Chrome Refractor Card

(1) Topps Code Card – 1989 Topps George Brett

(1) A&G –  Giant Panda Mini

(6) Topps Packs

Pack 1

Ronny Paulino (Gold), Jake Peavy (Turkey Red)

Pack 2

Walter Johnson (History of World Series)

Pack 3

Austin Jackson (Gold), Million Card Giveaway Code – 1979  Alan Trammell

Pack 4

Eddie Murphy (CMT), Brad Lincoln (AUTO)

Pack 5

Felix Hernandez (PP)

Pack 6

Jim Bunning (CMT)

A Stephen Strasburg Topps Timeline.

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Blaster Box Break

$19.99 – 8 Packs – 6 Crads per pack

Pack 1

CC Sabathia – Day in History

Pack 2

Gordon Beckham

Francisco Vasquez De Coronado (MINI)

Hamilton – Day in History

Pack 3

Broxton & Granderson – Day in History

Pack 4

worlds Biggest skyscraper (MINI)

Pack 5

Matt LaPorta (MINI A&G Back)

Pack 6

Peavy & Bruce – Day in History

Condor (MINI)

Pack 7

Ian Stewart (MINI Black)

Pack 8

Damon and Tulowitzki  (Baseball Sketches)

Jason Kubel (MINI A&G Back)

Spinosaurus (MINI)

For a card that is rumored to be #99 or lower, how does 29 (at the time of writing this) 2010 Topps Tribute Relic Auto Redemption cards of Stephen Strasburg all show up on ebay?  It seems that these cards would be harder to pull than what we were all chasing with Allen & Ginter. Stay tune, something is going on here….