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

The Box – 2018 Diamond Kings

Bought From – Early Fathers Day Gift

Packs Per Box – 6 + 1 Bonus 3 card Pack

Cards Per Pack –5

Price – FREE (Gift)

Notable Base – Andrew Benintendi, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Max Scherzer, Frank Thomas, Mickey Mantle, Aaron Judge

Rookie Cards – Luiz Gohara, JP Crawford, Max Fried, Greg Allen, Walker Buehler, Dominic Smith

Inserts – (9)

SP (2) – David Ortiz, Jackie Robinson

Name Var (0) –

Aurora (1) – Francisco Lindor

Artist’s Proof Gold (1) – Walker Buehler (RC) 54/99

Past and Present (1) – Gonzalez/Bellinger

Gallery of Stars (1) – Justin Turner

Portraits (1) – Ted Williams

Trophy Club (1) – Josh Donaldson

The 500 (1) – Frank Thomas

Bonus Pack – Max Fried (Red Artist Proof), Tony Lazzeri (Blue Border), Micky Mantle

Auto/Game Used – None

 

The Box – 2018 Diamond Kings

Bought From – Mejier

Packs Per Box – 6 + 1 Bonus 3 card Pack

Cards Per Pack –5

Price – $21.99

Notable Base – Chris Sale, Carl Erskine, Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander

Rookie Cards – Dillon Peters, Nick Williams, Tomas Nido (SP), Lucas Sims, Anthony Banda, Tyler Wade, Luiz Gohara, JP Crawford

Inserts – (8)

SP (1) – Tomas Nido

Name Var (1) – The Sultan of Swat

Aurora (1) – Pujols

Past and Present (1) – Biggio/Altuve

Gallery of Stars (1) – Miguel Cabrera

Portraits (1) – Honus Wagner

Trophy Club (1) – Bryce Harper

The 500 (1) – Pujols

Bonus Pack – Carlos Carrea (Red Artist Proof), Joe DiMaggio (Blue Border), Micky Mantle

Auto/Game Used – None

Was able to check out one of the newer shows this last weekend, Da Region Sports Card & Collectibles Expo held at The Villa Cesare Hall in Schererville. It was the second Expo to be held there, the last one was back in March and show promoter and owner of Forever Young Sports Cards Mitch LaRock looks to bring the Expo back every few months.

There was a good amount of dealers, and I believe as this show continues that number will get even bigger. A few other perks for collectors, this show was free and still gave away some nice door prizes at the end of the day. It was also nice to have autograph guest Chris Zorich. He was signing items for $25. Not sure what the autograph show budget is but it be nice to keep bringing in Region stars to sign… Ron Kittle, Hal Morris, Glen Robinson III, etc…  Keep an eye out on our Indiana Card Show Schedule when we here of the next Expo we’ll post it.

The Box – 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Blaster Box

Bought From – Mejier

Packs Per Box – 7 Packs + 1 Pack of Exclusive Parallel Cards

Cards Per Pack – 6

Price – $21.99

Notable Base – Kershaw, Clemens

Inserts – (4)

Bazooka Back (1) – Byron Buxton

Tarot of the Diamond (1) – Francisco Lindor (The Joker)

GQ Logo Swap (1) – Marcus Stroman

Base SP (1) – Roger Clemens

Auto/Game Used – (0)

 

The Box – 2018 Donruss Baseball 

Bought From – Chicagoland Sports Cards

Packs Per Box – 24 Packs

Cards Per Pack – 8

Price – $70

Notable Base – Kershaw, Judge, Benintendi, Bryant. Abreu

Inserts/Variations – (61)

Mothers Day (1) – Andrew Benintendi  (2/25)

Blank Back (2) – Aaron Judge, Juan Marichal

State Line (2) – Jacob DeGrom (129/239), Aaron Altherr (356/444),

Foundations (1) – Jose Ramirez (126/249)

Mound Marvels (1) – Clayton Kershaw (7/999)

American Pride (1) – Braden Shewmake (439/999)

Dominator (1) – Joey Votto (240/349)

Teal (1) – Kyle Seager (144/199)

Nickname, B&W, Picture Var, etc  (51)

Auto/Game Used – (4)

Signature Series (2) – Brandon Woodruff, Chris Flexen

Promising Pros GU (1) – Brian Ellington

Retro 1984 GU (1) – Luis Severino

 

Just announced was a Wrapper Redemption for this product. Collectors must mail in 24 wrappers and they will receive a special 2018 Donruss Baseball pack that contains three special cards. Wrappers can be mailed to the address below.

Panini America
2018 Donruss Baseball Wrapper Redemption
5325 FAA Boulevard, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75061

 

The Box – 2018 Topps Heritage Blaster Box

Bought From – Mejier

Packs Per Box – 8

Cards Per Pack – 9

Price – $21.99

Notable Base – Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge

Inserts – (3)

Heritage Chrome – (1) Starlin Castro 148/999

New Age Performers – (1) Cody Bellinger

Deckle Edge – (1) Rhys Hoskins (RC)

SP’s – (3) #428 Cain, #438 Boyd, #499 Perdomo

Auto/Game Used – (0)