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Yes!!! National Baseball Card Day is back for 2017, August 12th to be exact. Reports from Topps and MLB claim that NBCD will be bigger and better this year. Collectors be on the look out at the end of July for more info, the full checklist will be released at the 2017 National held in Chicago.

As in years before card stores will be handing out free packs with additional packs available to collectors who make purchases. This years promotion will also have a tie in with MLB stadiums. Leading up to August 12th, be on the look out when you head to the ballpark, every stadium will be giving out packs at some point during the season.

Hobby Shops looking to take part in the promotion can sign up at the Topps website.

You gotta check out Eli’s reaction to his latest sticker hit…. Priceless….

 

 

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)

2012 Topps Preview

Posted: October 26, 2011 in 2012 Topps Baseball, Topps

2011 Topps Update has just hit the shelfs and the World Series isn’t even over yet, but it’s never to early to take a look at next years Topps Baseball release.

The Topps Legends site finally went live this week, and opened to mix reviews from collectors. Unlike the Topps Diamond baseball codes where you always got a card and then a “dig” to get a ring, the Legends site is slightly different. Collectors can uncover a special die-cut Super Bowl Legends card or one of the three types of digital items; Super Bowl coins, Super Bowl jerseys or digital rings.

I had 10 cards here’s a look at what I was able to unlock.

1) Lions Ring

2) Roger Staubach Ring

3) Joe Namath Card (Right)

4) Baltimore Colts – Super Bowl V

5) Kansas City Chiefs – Super Bowl IV

6) Washington Redskins – Super Bowl XXVI

7)New Orleans Saints – Super Bowl XLIV

8 ) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Super Bowl XXXVII

9)Rams Ring

10) New England Patriots – Super Bowl XXXVIII