Saturday, August 12, 2017

Box Breaks: 4 Boxes of 2017 Topps Chrome Hobby Baseball

 
So originally I was strictly going to stick to retail for Chrome because the boxes were crazy high (like $150 for hobby and $250 for jumbo). There was no way I was going to pay those prices. Topps, however decided to sell some on their website on day for $80 a pop (they sold out QUICKLY) and I jumped at that price and picked up 4 boxes. Hoping it goes better than my retail break which was pretty mediocre. Here we go!

Box #1

Cody Bellinger RC


Refractors (1:3)

Jose Bautista
Ben Zobrist
Stephen Piscotty
Jason Kipnis
Eduardo Rodriguez
Yadier Molina
Aledmys Diaz
Melky Cabrera


Prism Refractor (1:6)

Jharel Cotton
Brian Dozier
Steven Matz
Masahiro Tanaka

1987 Topps (1:6)
George Springer
Yoan Moncada
Aaron Judge
Danny Duffy

Future Stars (1:8)
Nomar Mazara
Willson Contreras
Francisco Lindor

Freshman Flash (1:12)
Manny Margot
Hunter Renfroe


Bowman Then & Now (1:24)

Jose Altuve

Negative Refractor (1:38)
Jake Thompson


Purple Refractor (1:51)

DJ LeMahieu

Award Winners (1:288)
Carlos Correa

Rookie Autographs (1:18)
AARON JUDGE
Bruce Maxwell

Box #2

Aaron Judge RC
Andrew Benintendi RC

Refractor (1:3)
Joe Mauer
Adam Wainwright
Dustin Pedroia
Gregory Polanco
Aroldis Chapman
Matt Olson
Eric Hosmer
Brandon Drury


Prism Refractor (1:6)

Noah Syndergaard
Bryce Harper
Giancarlo Stanton
Brandon Crawford

1987 Topps (1:6)
Kris Bryant
David Dahl (geez, my 4th one lol)
Dansby Swanson
Orlando Arcia

Future Stars (1:8)
Corey Seager
Michael Fulmer
Noah Syndergaard

Freshman Flash (1:12)
Andrew Benintendi
Alex Reyes


Bowman Then & Now (1:24)

Jacob DeGrom

Negative Refractor (1:38)
Anthony Rizzo


Rookie Autographs (1:18)

Braden Shipley


Purple Refractor (1:51)

Manny Machado (#89/299)

Rookie Refractor Autographs (1:103)
Ryon Healy (#346/499)

Box 3

Refractor (1:3)
Steven Matz
David Ortiz
Jharel Cotton
Khris Davis
Ian Desmond
Starlin Castro
Braden Shipley
Masahiro Tanaka


Prism Refractor (1:6)

Dustin Pedroia
Evan Longoria
Brandon Drury
Adam Wainwright

1987 Topps (1:6)
Corey Seager
Carlos Correa
Masahiro Tanaka
Alex Bregman

Future Stars (1:8)
Addison Russell
Trea Turner
Trevor Story

Freshman Flash (1:12)
Tyler Glasnow
Luke Weaver


Bowman Then & Now (1:24)

Robinson Cano


Purple Refractor (1:51)

Joe Musgrove (#188/299)

Blue Refractor (1:101)
Odubel Herrera (#19/150)


Rookie Autographs (1:18)

Brett Phillips


Rookie Autographs Purple Refractor (1:205)

Raimel Tapia (#148/250)

Box #4

Cody Bellinger RC

Refractors (1:3)
Rougned Odor
Nick Castellanos
Jose Abreu
Evan Longoria
Kenley Jansen
Chad Pinder
Andrew Toles
Jason Heyward

Prizm Refractor (1:6)
Corey Seager
Gregory Polanco
Joey Votto
Matt Holliday



1987 Topps (1:6)
Andrew Benintendi
Jake Arrieta
Addison Russell
Anthony Rizzo

Future Stars (1:8)
Julio Urias
Gary Sanchez
Lucas Giolito

Freshman Flash (1:12)
Yoan Moncada
Tyler Austin


Bowman Then & Now (1:24)

Mike Trout

Negative Refractor (1:38)
Matt Holliday

Photo Variation (1:143)
Trea Turner

Green Refractor (1:153)
Paul Goldschmidt (#56/99)

Rookie Autographs (1:18)
Pat Valaika
Carlos Asuaje

Overall Thoughts: Well, even though it seems like it's getting less of a monster pull by the day, as of today the Judge Chrome Auto rookie is my best pull of the year! It came out of Box #1 nonetheless. I really hope he breaks out of this slump, not so much from a selling standpoint, because I'd like to keep it, but it would terrible for this whole summer of fun to be all for nothing. Judge and Bellinger have driven baseball cards to crazy heights and I'm really hoping Judge isn't some flash in the pan who just got hot for half a season. It's the whole reason I got into baseball cards big time this season, to chase Judge and this is by far the best Judge I've pulled to date. So besides the Judge, I thought pulling a case insert of Carlos Correa was nice (don't understand why these  cards don't sell for much at all..you get one a case and it's of a young superstar who has a pretty solid hobby following yet these things sell for $1-$5..in the 90's a 1:288 insert card would have been a super huge pull). Also the Ryon Healy refractor seemed like a solid pull (again, despite having a pretty good season, Healy's got really no hobby love, I'll keep it in the PC rather than sell it for like 4 dollars). I got another photo variation, this time of Trea Turner. The refractor parallels weren't that great and the rest of the autos were pretty bland. I was glad to pull a couple of Bellinger rookie cards (one for the PC since the Bellinger I pulled in retail was severely damaged). The Judge definitely saved this break thankfully. All in all a fun break, and after seeing the product schedule the rest of the year, I believe this will do it for me when it comes to breaking baseball product. Here's pics of the hits.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Top 5 Pulls of 2017 
#1 2017 Topps Chrome Aaron Judge Autograph RC
#2- 2016 Donruss Optic Superfractor Cam Newton (#1/1)
#3- 2017 Bowman Platinum Platinum Cuts Gleyber Torres Autograph (#14/25)  
#4- 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter X Mini Silver Framed Chris Fehn Silver Ink Autograph
#5- 2017 Topps Tier Prodigious Patches Platinum Eric Hosmer (#1/1)

 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Box Breaks: 2017 Topps Chrome Retail Display

 
So just like Bowman Platinum, when I found out Topps Chrome was coming up for retail, I sent my Dad to go and wipe em out last Friday.  A retail display is 6 Value Packs, 4 Blasters, and two mega boxes with each configuration having their own exclusive refractors (Value Packs have Pink Refractors, Blasters have Sepia Refractors, and Mega Boxes have X-Fractors). I thought this was going to be my only shot at Topps Chrome because of the high prices, but Topps actually had Chrome Hobby boxes at $80 a box for a limited time so I picked up 4 of those, which I will be breaking this weekend. So this is the retail portion of my Chrome break, which i have been breaking throughout the week. Here's how I did.

Value Packs

Notable Base RC's
Andrew Benintendi
Dansby Sawnson
Alex Bregman

1987 Topps Baseball (1:3)
Dansby Swanson
Danny Duffy
David Dahl X 2
Aaron Judge
Buster Posey
Yoan Moncada

Refractor (1:3)
Jose Bautista
Kris Bryant
Michael Fulmer
Addison Russell
Jake Thompson

Prism Refractor (1:6)
Eric Hosmer
Willson Contreras
Kenley Jansen
Nomar Mazara
Matt Olsen


Freshmen Flash (1:12)

Jose DeLeon

Then & Now (1:24)
Corey Seager

Purple Refractor (1:51)
Joe Mauer (#47/299)

Pink Refractors
Zack Grienke X2
Jake Arrieta X2
Julio Urias
Anthony Rendon X2
Robinson Cano X2
Noah Syndergaard
Brandon Crawford
Miguel Cabrera
Seth Lugo
David Price X2
Christian Arroyo
Jesse Winker
Rick Porcello
Wil Myers
Ender Inciarte
Matt Carpenter
Xander Bogaerts
Eugenio Suarez
Corey Kluber
Dansby Swanson
Giancarlo Stanton
Yasiel Puig
Jorge Alfaro
J.T. Realmuto
Hunter Renfroe

Rookie Autograph Refractor (1:360)
Pat Valaika (#290/499)

Blaster #1

Notable Base Rookies
Andrew Benintendi


Refractors (1:4)

Wil Myers
Javier Baez

1987 Topps Insert (1:4)
Jake Arrieta
Masahiro Tanaka


Prism Refractor (1:7)

Josh Bell


Future Stars (1:7)

Steven Matz

Freshman Flash (1:14)
Cody Bellinger

Purple Refractor (1:51)
Christian Arroyo (#217/299)


Sepia Refractors
Tyler Austin
Michael Fulmer
Andrew Miller
Matt Strahm



Blaster #2


Notable Base Rookies
Alex Bregman


Refractors (1:4)

Albert Pujols
Brandon Belt


1987 Topps (1:4)

Luke Weaver
Noah Syndergaard

Prism Refractor (1:7)
Nolan Arenado


Future Stars (1:7)

Nomar Mazara


Negative Refractor (1:38)

Adam Jones


Sepia Refractors

Brett Gardner
Trey Mancini
Chris Sale
Kyle Seager




Blaster #3


Notable Base Rookies
David Dahl


Refractors (1:4)

Andrew McCutchen
Mookie Betts

1987 Topps (1:4)
Carlos Correa
Nolan Arenado

Prism Refractor (1:7)
Reynaldo Lopez

Future Stars (1:7)
Francisco Lindor

Freshman Flash (1:14)
Aaron Judge

Sepia Refractors
Jacob Degrom
Hunter Dozier
Adrian Beltre
Kyle Hendricks

Blaster #4

Aaron Judge RC

Refractors (1:4)
Odubel Herrera
Ender Inciarte

1987 Topps (1:4)
Alex Bregman
Corey Seager

Prizm (1:7)
Adrian Gonzalez

Future Stars (1:7)
Kenta Maeda


Bowman Then & Now (1:14)

Joe Panik

Autographs (1:82)
German Marquez


Green Refractor Auto (1:182)

Joe Musgrove (#25/99)

Sepia Refractors
Adrian Beltre
Max Scherzer
Salvador Perez
Jose DeLeon

Mega Box #1

Cody Bellinger RC (but it's totally damaged, big crease on back and a bad corner to boot)
Yoan Moncada RC

Refractor (1:4)
Kenta Maeda
Max Scherzer
Josh Bell

Topps 1987 (1:10)
Kris Bryant

Prism Refractor (1:10)
Dan Vogelbach

Future Stars (1:10)
Julio Urias


Freshman Flash (1:10)

Cody Bellinger

Then & Now (1:20)
Jacob DeGrom


Base Image Variation (1:143)

Trey Mancini



X-Fractors

Zach Britton
Matt Olson
Hunter Renfroe
Jason Kipnis
Josh Donaldson
Gavin Cecchini
Joc Pederson
Robert Gsellman
Johnny Cueto
Jake Arrieta

Mega Box #2


Refractor (1:4)
Billy Hamilton
Andrew Miller
Adrian Gonzalez

Topps 1987 (1:10)
David Dahl

Prism Refractor (1:10)
Max Kepler

Future Stars (1:10)
Trevor Story


Freshman Flash (1:10)

Aaron Judge


Gold Refractor (1:303)

Tyler Naquin

Rookie Autograph (1:100)
David Paulino



X-Fractors

Mookie Betts
Paul Goldschmidt
Trey Mancini
Michael Fulmer
George Springer
Odubel Herrera
Tyler Austin
Kyle Hendricks
Lorenzo Cain
Ryan Schimpf

Overall Thoughts: Pretty much your basically run of the mill retail break. Nothing too exciting. I pulled at least one auto out of each retail format, but the names aren't great in the least with the best being a Joe Musgrove green parallel numbered to 99. The best card I pulled in my opinion was the Trey Mancini Photo Variation. The Bellinger with damage is HUGELY disappointing. I'm not going to go through all the trouble of sending it back with a explanation letter, copies of the receipt and packs, and upc code and wait 4 weeks for a replacement because I'm just too lazy to do that over a $10 card. Still sucks though, and I had heard stories about retail breaks with tons of damage cards so my story isn't new. Pulled 2 copies of Bellinger and Judge in the Freshman Flash insert which is cool. Got a Judge base card as well. Wish my gold parallel was of a better player and wish I got some better names out of the exclusive refractors. Still a fun rip for the price. Hope I hit something bigger in my hobby boxes though. Here's pics of the cards.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Top 5 Pulls of 2017 
#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Superfractor Cam Newton (#1/1)
#2- 2017 Bowman Platinum Platinum Cuts Gleyber Torres Autograph (#14/25)  
#3- 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter X Mini Silver Framed Chris Fehn Silver Ink Autograph
#4- 2017 Topps Tier Prodigious Patches Platinum Eric Hosmer (#1/1)
#5- 2017 Bowman Platinum Autographs Gleyber Torres Green Parallel (#16/75) 


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Box Breaks: 4 Boxes of 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter X

 
So like last year, Topps produced an online version of their Allen & Ginter product called Ginter X and sold it online only. Unlike last year there, thanks to Aaron Judge and a cut in production, this stuff started out as a kind of a low key release but collectors quickly caught on how rare the product was and everything sold out within 3 days. I was able to pick up 4 boxes (wish I would've gotten more) and from the breaks I've seen this stuff is pretty damn loaded. Even if the autographs you pull are lackluster, the exclusive mini red parallels numbered to 5 (which fall in pretty much every other box) and silver 1/1 parallels can be enough to carry a box. Not to mention base Judge rookies alone. The initial price of a box was $70, but I'm sure as word spread, if you see these for sale on EBay, there's going to be a big time markup. So was this a better offering than original Ginter? Here's what I got

Box 1

Aaron Judge RC


Mini's

Jayson Stark
Rod Carew
Marcus Stroman
Troy Tulowitzki
Andres Galarraga
Justin Verlander
Lance McCullers
Harriet Tubman
Ben Smith
Billy Hamilton
Raimel Tapia
Matt Olson



SP's (1:2)

Braden Shipley
Justin Turner
Drew Pomeranz
Corey Dickerson
Seung-Hwan Oh
Trey Mancini
Tim Raines
Brian McCann
Stephen Vogt


World's Dudes Mini (1:13)

Park Avenue Dude
Farmhand Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Jitterbug Dance


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

Robert Heller

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Orion

Silver Framed Mini Autograph (1:18)
Chris Fehn



Red Mini (1:24)

Jacoby Jones (#3/5)


Box #2


Aaron Judge RC

Mini's
Jake Thompson
Brandon Finnegan
Jose Peraza
Marcus Semien
Omar Vizquel
Miguel Sano
Ian Snell
Bobby Abreu
Andrew McCutchen
Jose Reyes
Henry Owens
Mark Melancon
Jharel Cotton

SP's (1:2)
Willie McCovey
Raimel Tapia
Adam Eaton
Ty Blach
Whitey Ford
Lance McCullers
German Marquez
Jon Lester
Matt Strahm


World's Dudes Mini (1:13)

Irish Golfer Dude
Chef Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Bavarian Polka Dance

Required Reading Mini (1:50)
The Prince

No Number Mini Parallel (1:85)
Starling Marte

Silver Framed Mini Autograph (1:18)
Paul Finebaum

Box #3

Aaron Judge RC (So Far 3 for 3)

Mini's
Bo Jackson
Carl Yastrzemski
Aaron Sanchez
Mark McGwire
Hisashi Iwakuma
Stephen Piscotty
Zach Britton
Frank Thomas
Jake Arrieta
Kyle Hendricks
Brett Gardner
Josh Bell
Adam Eaton


SP's (1:2)
Bartolo Colon
German Marquez
Raimel Tapia
Yangervis Solarte
Marcell Ozuna
Jordan Zimmerman
Willie McCovey
Ty Blach
Dallas Keuchel



World's Dudes Mini (1:13)

Polo Dude
German Cyclist Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Bavarian Polka Dance

Required Reading Mini (1:50)
The Prince


Red Mini (1:24)

Yu Darvish (#1/5)

Silver Framed Mini Autograph (1:18)
Luke Weaver

Box #4

Aaron Judge RC (Went 4-4!)

Mini's
Alex Reyes
Yadier Molina
Ollie Schniederjans
Jacoby Ellsbury
William Shatner
Jacoby Jones
Odubel Herrera
Lou Gehrig
Jeff Bagwell
Hunter Pence
Kenley Jansen
Trevor Story
Carlos Rodon

SP's (1:2)
Bartolo Colon
Marcell Ozuna
Dallas Keuchel
Lance McCullers
Raimel Tapia
Jon Lester
Willie McCovey
Ty Blach


World's Dudes Mini (1:13)

Scout Dude
Circus Clown Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Ballet Dance

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Cygnus

Framed Printing Plate (1:1,045)
Andrew McCutchen Magenta (#1/1)


Red Mini (1:24)

Andrew Miller (#5/5)

Silver Framed Mini Autograph (1:18)
Jacob DeGrom Redemption

Overall Thoughts: First all of all, I LOVE the look of the set. The Black background really makes the cards stand out and I really like this over the plain ol' white background from regular Ginter. While I'm not a Slipknot fan, I know enough to know that this Chris Fehn Auto was definitely a great pull. The last few have sold in $125-$180 range so that's not a bad pull at all! Collation was terrible...BUT for once it worked in my favor. I pulled a Judge base rookie in all 4 boxes! The other autographs aren't thrilling, but I think I still pull at least $20 pop for them (so combine that with a Judge a box and you get most of your money back right there). I pulled 3 Reds, and two of them were average, but pulling the Yu was cool! Also pulled yet another 1/1 plate this time of McCutchen. If you bought in at the initial offering price, you really can't lose on this product seems like. I also prefer this because it's a more streamlined version of A&G, so the only carryover inserts are the mini's (which are the same mini's you can pull in A&G). The parallel mini's are all black and I pulled a few pretty good names there too. Collation Issues aside, this was really fun and I enjoyed each box! Here's pics of the noteworthy cards I pulled.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Top 5 Pulls of 2017 
#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Superfractor Cam Newton (#1/1)
#2- 2017 Bowman Platinum Platinum Cuts Gleyber Torres Autograph (#14/25)  
#3- 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter X Mini Silver Framed Chris Fehn Silver Ink Autograph
#4- 2017 Topps Tier Prodigious Patches Platinum Eric Hosmer (#1/1)
#5- 2017 Bowman Platinum Autographs Gleyber Torres Green Parallel (#16/75)  


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Box Breaks: 6 Boxes of 2017 Allen & Ginter Hobby Baseball

 
So last year, I dabbled in a couple of blasters of this product and hit a relic. This year? Well with every baseball product scorching hot, I purchased 6 total boxes. I got 3 from Blowout and 3 from the Baseball Card King. I paid around $90 a box for these, so luckily I didn't pay the $115-$120 they are going for now. I know it's a quirky product, but it seemed like it would be a fun rip. How did I do? Here's the lonnnnnng breakdown

Box 1


Boxloader Topper

Noah Syndergaard

Mini's
Brandon Belt
Alex Reyes
Max Scherzer
Vince Velasquez
David Dahl
Gary Sanchez
Trees In India
Aledmys Diaz
Robbie Ray



Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Jonathan Villar
Noah Syndergaard
Daniel Murphy
Rougned Odor
Ichiro

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Jacoby Jones
Sean Manaea
Jacoby Ellsbury

Mini SP's (1:13)
Jonathan Lucroy
Danny Salazar

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Concession Dude
Park Avenue Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Cossack Dance


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Orion

SP's (1:2)
Gary Carter
Martin Prado
Willie Stargell
Carlos Martinez
Justin Turner
Tim Raines
Drew Pomeranz
Brian McCann
Trey Mancini
Braden Shipley
Seung-Hwan Oh
Stephen Vogt

What A Day (1:2)
Ty Cobb
Greg Maddux
George Brett
Adrian Beltre
Giancarlo Stanton
Cal Ripken Jr.
Mike Piazza
Anthony Rizzo
Justin Verlander
Javier Baez
Hank Aaron
Roger Maris


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Wahoo/Plastic Skirted Lures
Northern Pike/Large Spinner
Grouper/Diving Plugs
Largemouth Bass/Soft Plastic Worm
Dorado/Large Popper

World's Fair (1:5)
The Atomium
Monorail
Ferris Wheel
Sunsphere
The Great Wharf

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1984 Topps Wayne Gross Bronze
1968 Topps Larry Haney Silver (Oldest Buyback I've pulled now)
1987 Topps Tom Seaver Bronze
1984 Topps Jim Essian Blue


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Battle Of Guilford Court House
Surrender of General Burgoyne

Group A Relics (1:24)
Jameson Taillon

Group B Relics (1:24)
Masahiro Tanaka


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Bradley Zimmer

Box 2

Boxloader Topper
Kris Bryant


Mini's
Amir Garrett
Matt Wieters
Peter Rosenberg
Jonathan Villar
Garrett McNamara
Randal Grichuk
Ryon Healy
Luis Severino

Mini SP (1:13)
Marcell Ozuna



Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Orlando Arcia
Matt Harvey
Michael Fulmer
Nolan Arenado
Adrian Beltre

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Jay Glazer
Rod Carew
Yasmany Tomas

Mini Black Border SP (1:130)
Ty Blach

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Gardener Dude
Irish Golfer Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Irish Dance


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

Howard Thurston


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

Moby Dick

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Ursa Minor

SP's (1:2)
Mark Melancon
Logan Forsythe
J.J. Hardy
Jonathan Lucroy
Martin Prado
Carlos Martinez
Willie Stargell
Seth Lugo
Tim Raines
Brian McCann
Gary Carter
Justin Turner

What A Day (1:2)
Clayton Kershaw
Kyle Schwarer
Jose Altuve
Matt Kemp
Corey Kluber
Troy Tulowitzki
Chris Sale
Ichiro
Chipper Jones
David Ortiz
Don Mattingly

World's Fair (1:5)
Statue of Liberty
The Atomium
X-Ray Machine
Ferris Wheel
Monorail


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Rainbow Trout/Spoon
Spotted Sea Trout/Twitchbait
Wahoo/Plastic Skirted Lures
Northern Pike/Large Spinner
Grouper/Diving Plugs


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Battle Of Long Island
Battle Of Guilford Court House

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1989 Topps Dave Martinez Bronze
1999 Topps Roberto Hernandez Gold
1984 Topps Lenn Sakata Bronze
2006 Topps Ryan Madson Silver

Group A Relic (1:24)
Joe Manganiello

Group B Relic (1:24)
Robinson Cano


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Adam Duvall

Box 3

Boxloader Topper
Corey Seager

Mini's
Noah Syndergaard
Jacoby Ellsbury
Daniel Murphy
Felix Hernandez
Kenta Maeda
Didi Gregorius
Ben Zobrist
Brandon Finnegan
Aroldis Chapman
Albert Pujols


Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Joc Pederson
Yasiel Puig
Starling Marte
Yu Darvish

Mini A&G Back SP (1:65)
Matt Moore

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Luis Severino
Robbie Ray

Mini SP (1:13)
Matt Moore
Dallas Keuchel

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Chef Dude
German Cyclist Dude


Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Whirling Dervish Dance


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

The Count Of Monte Cristo

No Number Mini (1:85)
Hank Aaron

SP's (1:2)
Stephen Vogt
Drew Pomeranz
Braden Shipley
Seung-Hwan Oh
Corey Dickerson
Trey Mancini
Jeff Bagwell
Kanley Jansen
Reynaldo Lopez
Jeff Hoffman
Matt Moore
Joe Mauer


What A Day (1:2)

David Price
David Wright
Gary Sanchez
Jacob DeGrom
Mookie Betts
Noah Syndergaard
Buster Posey
Carlos Correa
Freddie Freeman
Xander Bogaerts
Andrew McCutchen
Carlos Gonzalez

World's Fair (1:5)
The Great Wharf
Sunsphere
Facsimile Machine
Unisphere


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Largemouth Bass/Soft Plastic Worm
Dorado/Large Popper
Walleye/Spinner
Giant Trevally/Stickbaits
Bass/Hula Popper

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1987 Topps Bob Kearney Bronze
1987 Topps Charles Hudson Blue
1988 Topps Jim Gott Bronze
1999 Topps Bobby Howry Silver


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Surrender of General Burgoyne
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Cowpens

Group A Relic (1:24)
Giancarlo Stanton

Group B Relic (1:24)
Addison Russell

Framed Mini Relic (1:105)
Masahiro Tanaka

Box 4


Box Loader Topper

Giancarlo Stanton


Mini's

Trea Turner
Kris Bryant
Ken Rosenthal
Gerrit Cole
Ian Kinsler
Derek Jeter
Pedro Martinez
Joe Mangiello


Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Yulieski Gurriel
Brandon Phillips
David Wright
Andrew McCutchen
Chris Davis
Alex Bregman


Mini Black Border (1:10)
Roman Quinn
Stephen A. Smith

Mini SP (1:13)
Danny Salazar

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Russian Peddler Dude
Scholar Dude
Barber Dude


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

Pamela Colman Smith


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

Walden

Mini Black Border SP (1:130)
Hanley Ramriez

Brooklyn Back Mini (1:170)
Brian Dozier (#7/25)




SP's (1:2)

Matt Moore
Jeff Bagwell
Kanley Jansen
Corey Dickerson
Matt Strahm
Jeff Hoffman
Joe Mauer
Reynaldo Lopez
Lance McCullers
Adam Eaton
Whitey Ford
Jon Lester

What A Day (1:2)
Matt Kemp
Sandy Koufax
Randy Johnson
Bo Jackson
Ichiro
Clayton Kershaw
Kyle Schwarber
Jose Altuve
Byron Buxton
Corey Kluber
Troy Tulowitzki
Chris Sale


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Tarpon/Twitchbait
Yellowfish Tuna/Plastic Skirted Trolling Lure
Bluegill/Spoon
Rainbow Trout/Spoon
Spotted Sea Trout/Twitchbait

World's Fair (1:5)
Conical Pendulum Clock
Space Needle
Telephone
Life Savers Parachute Jump
Statue Of The Republic

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1999 Topps Pat Hentgen Silver
2006 Topps Alfredo Amezaga Bronze
1990 Topps Jeff Reardon Bronze
1991 Topps Lance Dickson Silver


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Surrender of General Burgoyne
Battle of Trenton


Group A Relics (1:24)

Felix Hernandez

Group B Relics (1:24)
Masahiro Tanaka


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Jose DeLeon

Box 5


Boxloader Topper

Gary Sanchez

Mini's
Sonny Gray
Tyler Glasnow
Elvis Andrus
Nolan Ryan
Bryce Harper
Matt Kemp
D.J. LeMahieu
Bobby Abreu



Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Kyle Seager
Curtis Granderson
Dellin Betances
Frank Thomas
Christian Yelich

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Tyler Naquin
Miguel Cotto
Krazy George

Mini SP (1:13)
Drew Pomeranz
Brian McCann

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Gardener Dude
Irish Golfer Dude

Bust A Move Mini (1:20)
Waltz Dance

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Cygnus


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

War and Peace

Mini A&G Back SP (1:65)
Lance McCullers

SP (1:2)
Jon Lester
Lance McCullers
Raimel Tapia
German Marquez
Willie McCovey
Dallas Keuchel
Marcell Ozuna
Ty Blach
Bartolo Colon
Yangervis Solarte
Jordan Zimmerman

What A Day (1:2)
Derek Jeter
Adam Jones
Jake Arrieta
Jose Bautista
Corey Seager
Dustin Pedroia
Joey Votto
Roger Clemens
Kenta Maeda
Babe Ruth
Roberto Clemente
Johnny Bench

World's Fair (1:5)
The Telephone
Statue of the Republic
Westinghouse Tower
Biosphere
Habitat 67


Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Rainbow Trout & Spoon
Northern Pike/Large Spinner
Grouper/Diving Plugs
Wahoo/Plastic Skirted Lures

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1989 Topps Danny Darwin Bronze
1988 Topps Pat Clements Silver
2006 Topps J.B. Thurmond Bronze
1984 Topps Scott Sanderson Silver


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Quebec

Relics Group A (1:24)
Dan Jennings

Relics Group B (1:24)
Matt Carpenter


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Ollie Schniederjans

Box 6

Boxloader Topper
Clayton Kershaw

Foil Hot Box!

Notable Base Foils
Max Scherzer
David Wright
Dan Vogelbach SP
Derek Jeter
George Brett
Pedro Martinez
Yoenis Cespedes
Brandon Crawford SP
Randy Johnson
Reggie Jackson
Brooks Robinson
Dave Winfield
William Shatner
Nolan Ryan
Robinson Cano
Harmon Killebrew SP
Danny Salazar SP
Johnny Bench
Dustin Pedroia
Ichiro
J.J. Hardy SP
Jonathan Lucroy SP
Cole Hamels
Manny Machado
Jackie Robinson
Hank Aaron
John Smoltz
Ted Williams
Adrian Beltre
Mark Melancon SP
Joey Votto
David Price
Logan Forsythe SP
Paul Goldschmidt
Rod Carew
Francisco Lindor
Buster Posey
Andrew McCutchen
Willie Stargell SP
Carlos Martinez SP
Mike Piazza
Omar Vizquel
Freddie Freeman
Ty Cobb
Seth Lugo SP
Stephen Strasburg
Rickey Henderson
Nolan Arenado
Martin Prado SP
Honus Wagner


Mini's
Ian Kinsler
Ollie Schniederjans
Trea Turner
Andrew Miller
Kris Bryant
Pedro Martinez
Jose Reyes
Derek Jeter
Mark Trumbo
Gerrit Cole


Mini A&G Back (1:5)

Wil Myers
Curtis Granderson
Dexter Fowler
Kyle Seager
Dellin Betances

Mini Black Border (1:10)
Chad Pinder
Laurie Hernandez


Mini SP (1:13)

Braden Shipley

World's Dudes Mini (1:13)
Scottish Dude
Chilean Sailor Dude


Magicians & Illusionists Mini (1:34)

P.T. Selbit


Required Reading Mini (1:50)

Jane Erye

Constellations Mini (1:50)
Leo

Mini A&G Back SP (1:65)
Jon Lester


What A Day (1:2)
Mike Trout
Ken Griffey Jr.
Honus Wagner
Eric Homser
Bryce Harper
Robinson Cano
Jackie Robinson
Albert Pujols
Brooks Robinson
Pedro Martinez
John Smoltz
Lou Gehrig



Sport Fish & Fishing Lures (1:5)

Wahoo/Plastic Skirted Lures
Grouper/Diving Plugs
Largemouth Bass/Soft Plastic Worm
Dorado/Large Popper

World's Fair (1:5)
Unisphere
Diesel Engine
Solar Generator
Space Needle
Conical Pendulum Clock


Revolutionary Battles (1:10)

Battle Of Chesapeake
Battle Of Lexington
Battle of Princeton

Rediscover Topps Buybacks (1:6)
1991 Topps Jerry Browne Bronze
1988 Topps Terry Pendleton Silver
1978 Topps Ed Figueroa Bronze
1984 Topps Dusty Baker Silver

Relics Group A (1:24)
Yoenis Cespedes


Relics Group B (1:24)

Alex Bregman


Framed Mini Autograph (1:65)

Robert Gsellman

Jose Canseco Framed Magenta Printing Plate (#1/1)

Overall Thoughts: Well...that was exhausting. The cards are cool and unique, but I'm not going to lie...basically 3 boxes into it, I was getting pretty bored. You get 3 hits a box, and you're basically guaranteed that 2 of those hits are going to be a plain jersey relic swatch. This is basically a set builder's kind of set, so the majority of non baseball cards (there is only one non parallel baseball insert set and that is only a 1:2 pack set) are pretty much not worth much on the secondary market. Pulling Fish cards, dance cards, Revolutionary War cards don't really get ya pumped much (though I did get a chuckle out of the "World's Dudes" Insert cards), though I know, I'm not complaining, it's what Ginter is all about. I pulled 5 autos, but none of them are top names, and only one was a non baseball player (a golfer I've never heard of). Pulled a one rare mini, but it was Brian Dozier. Also, expect a TON of repeats if you buy multiple boxes (I know this is common sense, but still, after a couple boxes it gets really repetitive). Ironically with 6 boxes, I didn't pull not ONE Aaron Judge base rookie card. I know that I got my boxes from 2 different places, but you would think I'd get at the very least one, they aren't shortprinted or anything. The break fizzed out for me in boxes 4-5 and only picked up because I got a Foil hot box as my Box #6 which are one a case. It basically made every base card  I pulled "new" again which was fun. I also got 4 hits instead of the usual 3, and pulled a Jose Canseco 1/1 Printing Plate, which I quickly sold to a Canseco Super Collector I know on Blowout Cards. I doubt I'll do this much of this product again in the following years, but it was a moderately fun break. Again, if you didn't get this during presell, it's not something I'd go out of my way and buy. I actually ordered 4 boxes of the Allen & Ginter limited version of this product, Allen & Ginter X. It's already sold out and part of me just wants to go ahead and either hold and flip it or flip as soon as I get it. Haven't decided yet. Anyway, after I try to get some Topps Chrome through retail, I'm probably done with baseball. Here's pics of the cards


 
These are what the Foil Hot Box Cards Look Like

 
 
 
 
 
Box Toppers that are 1 per pack
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top 5 Pulls of 2017 
#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Superfractor Cam Newton (#1/1)
#2- 2017 Bowman Platinum Platinum Cuts Gleyber Torres Autograph (#14/25)  
#3- 2017 Topps Tier Prodigious Patches Platinum Eric Hosmer (#1/1)
#4- 2017 Bowman Platinum Autographs Gleyber Torres Green Parallel (#16/75)  
#5- 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Framed Magenta Printing Plates Jose Canseco (#1/1)