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The Box – Gems of the Game 1 Graded Card

Bought From – Meijer

Card Per Box – 1

Price – $12.99

Card – 2018 Panini MJH Exclusive Kareem Hunt – BCCG 10

The Box – 2021 Skybox Metal Universe Champions Retail

Bought From – Target

Packs Per Box – 5

Cards Per Pack – 7

Price – $29.99

Pack 1 – Trevor Lawrence #60, LeBron James #S-50, Teofimo Lopez #FF47 (Copper), Ken Griffey Jr #ACA-12, Trey Lance #105, Chloe Kim #FF17, Colby Stenson #59

Pack 2 – Seth Avett #29, Mike Mancias #53, Mojave King #RB29, Corey Kispert #86, Mojave King #FF41, Wilman Diaz #4, Elliot Sloan #67

Pack 3 – DeVonta Smith #15, Mac Jones #127 (Copper), LeBron James #IN-32, Jaylen Waddle #FF37, Naomi Osaka #125, Derek Trucks #14, Rob Pannell #42

Pack 4 – Nate Robinson #34, Gabi Butler #56, Carlos Alocen #54 (Copper), Jonathen Kuminga #110, Allen Iverson #10, Shith Theegala #52, LeBron James #S-50

Pack 5 – Paige Spiranac #24, Najee Harris #FF23 (Copper), Mac Jones #BF-13, BJ Boston #148, Carlos Alocen #FF4, Wu You #6, Jalen Jackson #74

Collectors were back in Fishers, Indiana on Friday and Saturday for the J&J All-Stars Midwest Monster Sportscards Show. This was the 2nd go, for the Monster, as the last show was held over the summer, and there is talk already for a Midwest Monster 3, to be held sometime next year. Thanks to all the collectors, dealers, and friends that we got to hang out with this weekend…. Till the next one #MidwestMonster3

The Box – 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition – Lite

Bought From – Indy Card Exchange

Packs Per Box – 16

Cards Per Pack – 4

Price – $70

Pack 1 – Tommy Pham, Bucky Dent, Byron Buxton, Marwin Goodwin

Pack 2 – Mike Clevinger, Jordan Yamamoto, Franklyn Kilome (RC), Mark Mulder (B&W)

Pack 3 – Joe Carter, Dante Bichette, Zack Burdi (RC), Luis Alexander-Basabe (RC)

Pack 4 – Ron Santo, Aramis Ramirez, Khris Davis, Alex Vesia (Refractor)

Pack 5 – Rhys Hoskins, Randy Arozarena, Lewin Diaz (RC), Tommy John

Pack 6 – Willie McCovey, Matthew Boyd, Raisel Iglesias, Luis Aparicio (B&W)

Pack 7 – Spencer Turnbull, Jonathan Stiever (RC), Bryce Harper, Chris Sale

Pack 8 – Adam Eaton, Reggie Jackson, Taylor Rogers, Jack Morris (Refractor)

Pack 9 – Justin Dunn (Aqua Wave), Frankie Montas, Tony Perez, Victor Robles,

Pack 10 – Eric Hosmer, Bob Feller, Zac Gallen, Dwight Gooden (B&W)

Pack 11 – Rick Ferrell, Jim Rice, Dominic Smith, Jackie Bradley Jr

Pack 12 – Jared Weaver, Triston McKenzie (RC), Kevin Kiermaier, Nate Pearson (RC Refractor)

Pack 13 – Wil Smith, Jake Odorizzi, Shawn Green, Kwang-Hyun Kim

Pack 14 – Kris Bryant, Yadier Molina, Marcus Semien, Monte Harrison (B&W RC)

Pack 15 – Ken Giles, Eduardo Rodriguez, Brandon Woodruff, Charlies Morton (Red Atomic 38/100)

Pack 16 – Max Muncy, Anthony Rendon, Darryl Strawberry, Johnny Cueto (Refractor)

GOOD

We’ll start with the Good, and that goes to Dave & Adam’s Card World for the launch of their new series called “Cards Matter” According to D&A, “This initiative was created to bring positivity to hobby members dealing with adversity in some way, and to show the support that surrounds them in this great community.” Check out the first episode below which tells Jimmy Freiberg Jr story.

THE BAD

The Bad goes to the awesome dealer, that was set up last week at a local show. He had a case of cards and some singles, along with a few boxes that had signs on them that said, “All cards $2, unless marked” I spent some time going through the boxes, not much I was looking for and grabbed 2 cards that were not marked. So according to his sign, thats $4. So I show him the cards I was buying and he goes $5. So I look at the toploaders back and front just to make sure I didnt miss something and I looked at his sign again. He points to one of the cards and goes, “Thats one $3” Now mind you before the hate mail, the $1 didnt mean a thing to me, but the point of the sign does. You wanna change prices on your cards, its your table go right ahead, but dont put signs up advertising one price and then changing them when a collector goes to buy, thats complete horse shit.

THE UGLY

The value box is not for everyone, some collectors like to spend hours searching boxes looking for deals, sometimes you find some and sometimes you dont. So I’m at this guys table, and he has two four boxes set up of $1 cards and some decent stuff in it for the asking price of a $1. So I’m half way through one of the boxes and this collector, (we’ll call him that) come over looks through about half of a row in the box, calls the dealer over and goes, “I think I’m wasting my time here, did you plant any big prize cards in your boxes?” For what he had in there, alot of it was pretty good deals for $1, but I guess everybody is looking for the Big Score handed to them…

As great as this hobby is, there is a handful of just bad “collectors” “Dealers” and downright “crooks” Check out the latest video of The Hype from Mojobreak Media, as they talk about Card Scams to avoid in 2022. Dan, Doug, and C-Rad does a great job this week talking about things from fake autographs to shady retail.

Opening Day!!!!

Posted: February 16, 2022 in Uncategorized
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Well kinda, at least for us Baseball card collectors, as Wednesday is the release of 2022 Topps Series 1. We’ll be breaking this product this week and will post a Topps Series 1 Gallery later this week. As for a checklist, and much more on what we can expect from this product, click over to Cardboard Connection.

Update…. Was able to break a jumbo box, blaster, and a few packs. Enjoy the 2022 Topps Gallery

Its been a few days since the news broke via twitter that Panini’s Tracy Hackler was on the move, but the where and why was not known. Tuesday night all those questions were answered as Hackler joined Hobby Hotline Overtime hosted by Val of NascardRadio and also joined by Ryan (Breakout Cards) and Brody The Kid to talk about the new opportunity and role that he has taken on with Kentucky Roadshow Shops, including answering questions from collectors and discussing how much did Fanatics play in his role to leave Panini.

Check out the full show of Hobby Hotline Overtime by clicking here. and click here to check out Kentucky Roadshow web site.

National Hobby Shop Day is back again, GTS Distribution is the sponsor of this years event. NHSD was drawn up to fill the slow weeks between Black Friday and Christmas. GTS’s Rob Bertrand says 150 Hobby Shops will take part and collectors that stop by their local shop on Saturday will be treated to packs, giveaway prizes, free food, and great deals.

Check out Beckett Live as Eric Norton talked with Rob Bertrand about National Hobby Shop Day.

The Box – 2020-21 Illusions

Bought From – Meijer

Packs Per Box – 6 Packs per box

Cards Per Pack – 6 cards per pack

Price – $34.99

Notable Base – LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo

Rookie Cards – (10) Udoka Azubuike, Paul Reed, Immanuel Quickley, Aleksej Pokusevski, Theo Maledon, Zeke Nnaji, Desmond Bane, Tyrese Haliburton, Isaiah Joe, Tre Jones

Inserts – (6)

Career Lineage (1) – Shaq

Amazing (1) – De’Aaron Fox

Rookie Reflections (1) – Malachi Flynn / Fred VanVleet

Emerald Parallels (3) – Immanuel Quickley, Julius Randle, Joel Embiid

Auto/Game Used – (0)