The Box – Mega Mystery Power Box

Bought From – Meijer

Packs Per Box – 7

Price – $29.99

(2) 2007 Topps Packs (6 Cards)

(2) Bonus Packs – 2008 (6 Cards)

(1) 2019 Topps Sticker Pack (4 Sticker Cards)

(1) 2021 Stadium Club Pack (5 Cards)

(1) Authentic Jersey & Cards Set (1 Card)

Overall, I would stay away from this product. The packs are nothing but junk, and not worth the $29.99. The Mantle card did add some value to this box, but Im not sure that every box has a Mantle in it.


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 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 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)

The Box – 2021 Topps Heritage High Number Blaster

Bought From – Meijer

Packs Per Box – 8 Packs

Cards Per Pack – 9 cards per pack

Price – $24.99

Notable Base – Bryant, Croneworth, Correa,

Inserts – (2)

Now and Then (1) – Albert Pujols,

Rookie of the Year (1) – Kyle Lewis (Light Blue)

Auto/Game Used – (0)

The Chicago Sports Spectacular in Rosemont, Illinois is always worth a trip, but this year if your a Indianapolis Colts fan, then you may want to clear your calendar for November 20th-21st. This show always has a big lineup of athletes that sign, and every once in awhile you may get a Colt here and there but this November 19-21st show there will be 14 Indianapolis Colts in town and signing, including some bigger names that you don’t see that often. Names, dates and times are below (Times are Central Time Zone) you’ll have to check the website by clicking here for pricing and ticket info.

Peyton Manning 12-2 Sat

Marvin Harrison 10:30-11:30 Sat

Brandon Stokely 10:30-11:30 Sat

Reggie Wayne 1:30-2:30 Sat

Dominic Rhodes 11-12 Sat

Gary Brackett 11:30-12:30 Sat

Antoine Bethea 1-2 Sat

Kelvin Hayden 12:30-1:30 Sat

Edgerrin James 12:30-1:30 Sun

Dwight Freeney 2-3 Sun

Robert Mathis 12:30-1:30 Sun

Jeff Saturday 1:30-2:30 Sun

Dallas Clark 1-2 Sun

Mike Doss 3-4 Sun

The Box – 2021 Prestige Football

Bought From – Meijer

Packs Per Box – 8

Cards Per Pack – 8

Price – $34.99

Notable Base – Russell Wilson, Christian McCafrey, Tyreek Hill

Rookie Cards – Javian Hawkins, Jaelon Darden, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Seth Williams, Kelvin Joseph, Micah Parsons, Anthony Schwartz, Eric Stokes

Inserts – (9)

Living Legends (1) – Warren Sapp 19/249

Xtra Point (2) – Deshaun Watson, Joseph Ossai, Austin Hooper

Season Greetings (1) – Jaylen Waddle

Any Given Sunday (1) – Jalen Hurts

Drip (1) – Joe Burrow

Highlight Reel (1) – Patrick Mahomes

Time Stamped (1) – Tyreek Hill

Power House (1) – Roquan Smith

Auto/Game Used – None