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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Case Breaks: Master Case of 16-17 Revolution Basketball

 
So I rarely break cases. In fact, I've only done it once with 2016 Strata baseball. My reasoning for trying this particular case? At around $40 a box, I felt the risk was minimal for the chance at something pretty good. The big chase card in Revolution are Galactic parallels. They come 1 per master case. If you hit the right one, you could be looking at some major money (a Brandon Ingram sold for like $1400, can't imagine what a Ben Simmons would go for). Now obviously the odds of pulling a Galactic of a big money player are slim, but I also felt that with the numerous parallels you get, and the 4 autographs per case (You only get 4 autographs, and 2 will be from the  super weak rookie class, but you also get 2 autographs from the loaded vet checklist which is small enough that I would be happy with the majority of the players in it). I thought it would be a fun "cheap" break so to speak (which is really isn't because a Master Case has 16 boxes lol). So I took the plunge and used some of the money I had off a big sale I made to purchase a case. How did it go? Here are the results.

Box 1

Rookies
Brandon Ingram
Skal Labissiere
Patrick McCaw
Georgios Papagiannis

Infinite
Stephen Zimmerman
James Harden

Astro
Kristaps Porzingis
Malik Beasley RC
Marc Gasol
Isaiah Whitehead RC

Fractal
A.J. Hammons RC

Rookie Revolution
Buddy Hield
Jakob Poeltl

Star Gazing
Stephen Curry


By The Numbers

Stephen Curry

Sunburst
Kemba Walker (#6/75)

Box 2

Rookies
Dragon Bender
Deyonta Davis
Michael Gbinije
Demetrius Jackson

Star Gazing
Carmelo Anthony

Rookie Revolution
Henry Ellenson

By The Numbers
Ricky Rubio

Revolutionaries
Karl Malone

Astro
Buddy Hield RC
Aaron Gordon
Mindaugas Kuzminskas RC
Rajon Rondo

Infinite
Marquese Chriss RC
Monta Ellis

Fractal
Cheick Diallo RC

Cosmic
John Wall (#97/100) 

Box 3

Rookies
Patrick McCaw
Georgios Papgiannis
Pascal Siakam
Taurean Prince


Rookie Revolution

Malachi Richardson
Brice Johnson

By The Numbers
DeMarcus Cousins

Star Gazing
Stephen Curry

Astro
Kristaps Porzingis
Jaylen Brown RC
Darren Collison
Henry Ellenson RC


Infinite

Karl Anthony Towns
DeAndre Bembry RC


Fractal

Tyreke Evans

Futura
DeMar DeRozan (#13/25)


Box 4


Rookies
Georges Niang
Damian Jones
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
Willy Hernangomez


Rookie Revolution

Ben Simmons
Buddy Hield

Star Gazing
Chris Paul

By The Numbers
Andre Drummond

Astro
Malcolm Brogdon RC
Chris Paul
Evan Fournier
Wade Baldwin IV RC


Infinite

Thon Maker RC
Aaron Gordon

Fractal
Jeremy Lin


Sunburst

Blake Griffin (#59/75)

Box 5

Rookies
Jamal Murray
Wade Baldwin IV
Malcolm Brogdon
Caris LaVert

Rookie Revolution
Buddy Hield
Jakob Poeltl

By The Numbers
DeMarcus Cousins

Star Gazing
DeMar DeRozan

Astro
A.J. Hammons
Kemba Walker
Cheick Diallo
Kawhi Leonard


Infinite

J.J. Redick
Demetrius Jackson


Fractal

Marcin Gortat


Cosmic

Zach Randolph (#2/100)

Rookie Autographs

Jakob Poeltl

and..

DEJOUNTE MURRAY GALACTIC RC

Box 6

Rookies
Ben Simmons
Joel Bolomboy
Ivica Zubac
Denzel Valentine

Rookie Revolution
Skal Labissiere
Brice Johnson


By The Numbers

Russell Westbrook

Star Gazing
Karl Anthony Towns

Astro
Andrew Wiggins
Jrue Holiday
Brice Johnson RC
A.J. Hammons RC

Infinite
James Harden
Joel Bolomboy RC


Fractal

Mike Conley

Revolutionaries Cosmic
Magic Johnson (#46/100)

Box 7


Rookies

Stephen Zimmerman
Diamond Stone
Domantas Sabonis
DeAndre Bembry

Rookie Revolution

Domantas Sabonis

By The Numbers
DeMarcus Cousins

Star Gazing
DeAndre Jordan

Revolutionaries
Karl Malone


Astro

Dario Saric RC
Isaiah Whitehead RC
Nikola Mirotic
Giannis Antetokounmpo

Infinite
Malcolm Brogdon RC
Derrick Rose

Fractal
Hassan Whiteside


Star Gazing Cosmic

Anthony Davis (#55/100)

Box 8

Rookies
Ben Simmons
Tomas Satoransky
Ron Baker
Denzel Valentine

Rookie Revolution
Buddy Hield
Ben Simmons

By The Numbers
DeMarcus Cousins

Star Gazing
Kevin Durant

Astro
Jake Layman RC
Jabari Parker
Dejounte Murray RC
Jimmy Butler


Infinite

Pascal Siakam RC
James Harden

Fractal
DeAndre Bembry RC


Cosmic

Brandon Knight (#14/100)

Rookie Autographs
Kris Dunn

Box 9

Rookies

Tyler Ulis
Taurean Prince
Paul Zipser
Pascal Siakam

Rookie Revolution
Wade Baldwin IV
Caris LeVert


By The Numbers

Stephen Curry


Star Gazing

John Wall

Astro
Pascal Siakam RC
Jeremy Lin
Taurean Prince RC
Jimmy Butler

Infinite
Denzel Valentine RC
Victor Olidipo

Fractal
Malik Beasley


Cosmic

Derrick Favors (#28/100)


Box 10

Rookies
Caris LeVert
Jamal Murray
Brice Johnson
Wade Baldwin IV

Rookie Revolution
Jamal Murray
Thon Maker

Star Gazing
Demar DeRozan


By The Numbers

Chris Paul

Astro
Jordan Clarkson
Buddy Hield RC
Henry Ellenson
Chris Paul

Infinite
Dario Saric RC
Monta Ellis

Fractal
Jared Sullinger

Sunburst
Andre Drummond (#65/75)  

Box 11

Rookies
DeAndre Bembry
Stephen Zimmerman
Diamond Stone
Domantas Sabonis

Rookie Revolution
DeAndre Bembry
Timothe Lawawu-Cabarrot


Star Gazing

Kevin Durant

By The Numbers
LeBron James

Astro
Chinanu Onuahu RC
Jared Sullinger
Kenneth Faried
Thon Maker RC

Infinite
DeAngelo Russell
Dragan Bender RC

Fractal
Eric Bledsoe

Sunburst
Andrew Wiggins (#72/75)

Box 12

Rookies
Ron Baker
Dejounte Murray
Tomas Satoransky
Ben Simmons

Rookie Revolution
Marquese Chriss
Denzel Valentine

By The Numbers
Rajon Rondo

Star Gazing
Chris Paul

Astro
Kevin Durant
Georges Niang RC
Marshall Plumlee RC
Dirk Nowitzki

Infinite
Brandon Ingram RC
Harrison Barnes

Fractal
DeMar DeRozan


By The Numbers Cosmic

Russell Westbrook (#86/100)

Box 13

Rookies
Chianu Onuaku
Jakob Poeltl
Thon Maker
Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Rookie Revolution
Henry Ellenson
Denzel Valentine

Star Gazing
Stephen Curry

By The Numbers
Stephen Curry

Astro
Mindaugas Kuzminskas RC
Thon Maker RC
Tristan Thompson
LeBron James

Infinite
DeAndre Jordan
Marquese Chriss RC

Fractal
Dwight Howard

Cosmic
Dejounte Murray RC (#82/100)

Rookie Autographs
Juan Hernangomez

Box 14

Rookies
Wade Baldwin IV
Willy Hernangomez
Kris Dunn
Malcolm Brogdon

Rookie Revolution
Wade Baldwin IV
Caris LeVert

By The Numbers
Stephen Curry

Star Gazing
Klay Thompson

Astro
Isaish Thomas
Henry Ellenson RC
Derrick Favors
Jaylen Brown RC

Infinite
Hassan Whiteside
Demetrius Jackson RC

Fractal
Chandler Parsons


Sunburst

Jared Sullinger (#26/75)

Autographs
Kyrie Irving

Box 15

Rookies
Kay Felder
Stephen Zimmerman
DeAndre Bembry
Marquese Chriss

Rookie Revolution
Dejounte Murray
Pascal Siakam

Star Gazing
Paul George


Revolutionaries

Larry Bird

Astro
Skal Labissiere RC
C.J. McCollum
Brandon Ingram RC
Darren Collison


Infinite

Mindaugas Kuzminskas RC
DeMar Derozan

Fractal
Klay Thompson

Cosmic
Marshall Plumlee (#31/100)

Box 16

Rookies
Diamond Stone
Domantas Sabonis
Chinanu Onuaku
Jakob Poeltl


Rookie Revolution

Dragan Bender
Brandon Ingram

By The Numbers
DeMarcus Cousins (5th one)

Star Gazing
James Harden

Astro
Marquese Chriss RC
Marc Gasol
Kristaps Porzingis
Kay Fielder RC

Infinite
Derrick Rose
Buddy Hield RC

Sunburst
C.J. McCollum (#12/75)

Fractal
Brandon Ingram RC

Overall Thoughts: TERRIBLE. Sometimes I swear, Panini loves to make sure people who purchase their products get the worst stuff POSSIBLE becuase they know we always come back for more. Only one serial numbered card to 25 out of the entire break. 3 Rookie Autos and this is what I'm talking about, there should be an even split in a master case of 2 vets and 2 rookies, that's why the odds are differentiated on the pack! It makes you seem like you get one of each, instead I get 3 rookies for the WORST rookie class in recent memory). Not one Ben Simmons parallel, Not one Showstoppers insert (packs odds are 1:64..thought I'd pull 2..or at least 1, but nope nothing) and terrible collation (5 of the same DeMarcus Cousins insert). This is a small 100 card base card (150 including the sort of SP'd rookies that you get 4 per box) and I don't even think I completed one base set, though I pulled 7 cards of some players. The only saving grace was that the Galactic I Pulled was one of the best rookies of the class (still isn't saying much) but even with that it was still a bloodbath. I dunno why I thought this would be a good idea, but like I said I thought that at the very least the Galactics and a couple of Vet autos and maybe some nice parallels would make this a worthwhile break. Dead wrong. One of the worst breaks I've ever had and that's WITH pulling a card that makes my Top 5! Here's pics of the some of the cards.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Top 5 Pulls of 2017 
#1 2017 Topps Chrome Aaron Judge Autograph RC
#2 2016-17 Panini Revolution Galactics DeJounte Murray RC
#3- 2016 Donruss Optic Superfractor Cam Newton (#1/1) 
#4- 2017 Bowman Platinum Platinum Cuts Gleyber Torres Autograph (#14/25)  
#5- 2017 Topps Tier Prodigious Patches Platinum Eric Hosmer (#1/1)


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mailday Time!

Time to show off my most recent pickups from Ebay!

1998-99 Topps Chrome Dirk Nowitzki RC PSA 9

A card that I've never owned before, even in raw form. I love Chrome and though I wish I could pick up a refractor easily, (they go for big bucks) I'll settle for the base Chrome for now.

16-17 Panini Noir Jumbo Materials Karl Anthony Towns (#14/25)

This is one of the cards where the pic simply doesn't do it justice. This card is BEAUTIFUL in hand. Everything about it works, the design, the large patch. Such a great looking card. Don't have too many KAT cards in my collection but this is probably my favorite one now.

1997 Flair Showcase Hot Hands Emmitt Smith BGS 9

To me 90's football inserts don't nearly the love as their baseball and basketball counterparts. For example this Hot Hands insert seems like the football version of the Hot Shots insert in basketball which stars in that set go for pretty good money? This Emmitt? 7 bucks shipped. Pretty cool card for a pretty great price!

2017 Topps Definitive Carlos Correa Mother's Day Patch (#24/30)

 I really love Topps Definitive and I'd love to add more cards from this product in the future. This basically has everything going for it. A large jumbo patch (seems to be the letter A to me) from a special event game (Mother's Day) and it's also MLB authenticated. My favorite relics are those that are tied back to actual games, that way you know in THEORY, your relic card is legit. I don't understand why Topps and Panini can't do this to ALL of their relic cards. Just a cool looking card.

2017 Immaculate Dual Patches Albert Pujols/Mike Trout (#10/10)

I know I know..no logos, but this combo was too good to pass up and I really like how the  card looks itself. Panini's non licensed baseball products may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I don't mind them all that much.

2017 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs Peach Andrew Benintendi BGS 9 (#29/150)

There's just something about retro designs and up and coming rookies that draws me in. This is such a cool looking card and I wanted to get at least one Benny auto into my collection. For me, I couldn't have asked for a better one. Being a peach parallel doesn't hurt one bit!

Topps Definitive Craig Biggio/Jose Altuve Dual Relic/Auto (#28/35)

I saw this and made it a point to win it. How can you go wrong? Biggio is one of the Astros biggest icons and Altuve is currently a front runner for MVP honors this season as the Astros try to make their 2nd ever World Series and win their 1st. On Card Autographs of both guys, a nice design, definitely up there as one of my favorite pickups of the year.




Monday, September 11, 2017

Group Break Hits: 2017 Topps Definitive Random Hits

So I NEVER do Group Breaks. I did one last year from 15-16 Flawless and it was a draft break, but I didn't like my pick so I ended up selling it. When I saw the cards in Topps Definitive, I thought they looked super nice! Now I'm not going to spend $1000 bucks or so on one box so I decided to bite the bullet and take a couple of slots in a Random Hit group break that Layton Sports Cards was doing. I think I did pretty well! Here's what I got





A Randy Johnson Auto and a Victor Martinez Helmet logo #1/1!! Very Happy with the hits. I've already redeemed the Randy Johnson for the PC, but I'm not a Tigers fan so I'm looking to move the V-Mart even though it really is a sweet looking card!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Game Used Pickup: Jose Altuve Game Used HR Jersey!

It's been a long while since I've added anything to my game used collection. I still look, but for the most part cards has regained my hobby focus. I saw this Altuve gamer on Ebay and it instantly caught my eye. It was not only MLB Authenticated, but was a jersey matched to July 29th, 2016, where Altuve homered against Detroit. I have quite a few game used bats and jerseys in my collection but this only my first game used home run jersey! Altuve's had a terrific season and is a main contender for MVP this year so it makes it that much more of a sweet pickup! Without further ado, here's my newest pickup!





Saturday, September 2, 2017

Recent Pickups!

It's been a long while since I've done a Pickups post, since I spent most the last couple of months busting tons of baseball. Now that the dust has settled, I got back on the EBay train and picked a few cards to add to the collection. Here they are!

2017 Topps Chrome Aaron Judge Sepia Refractor RC

I knowwww the Aaron Judge train has derailed in record setting pace, but I still think he'll be a good player, maybe not Babe Ruth, but still solid. I just really like the look of the Sepia refractors and it's a  card I was hoping to pull myself. I overpaid, but regardless, I still love the look of this card.


2017 Topps Chrome Alex Bregman Purple Refractor Autograph RC (#62/250)

I'm a horrible talent evaluator  when it comes to baseball (Chip Canon anyone) so there's a good chance this will be one of those "can't believe I paid this much" purchases but I really like the Astros young nucleus of hitters and this Bregman Auto Chrome Refractor (which I LOVE) costs me less than $50. I'm a sucker for Topps Chrome so I was happy to win it!


2017 Topps Heritage Autographs Bret Hart (#7/99)

Yep a little wrestling to add to my collection. I've been wanting to add a Bret Hart auto to my collection for YEARS and they aren't expensive, but just never got around to it until now. I targeted this one because I LOVE the 87 Topps Design, it's on card, and he signed it with his "Hitman" nickname. A great looking card of "The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best That Ever Will Be"

2017 Topps Undisputed Autographs Brock Lesnar (#34/99)

Another solid auto to add to my wrestling collection. I was surprisingly pleased that Brock Lesnar's autographs don't go tooo high (well I know that this is a sticker auto but still). This is a cool looking auto card from the highest end WWE product, Undisputed. It's rare that I add two wrestling cards, but Brock and Bret are definitely no brainers.

1996-97 Topps Chrome Michael Jordan PSA 9

Another card I've wanted to own for a long time. Finally won one at what I think is a great price. The 96-97 Chrome set is the most iconic sets of the 90's and definitely all time. Definitely excited to add the Chrome base of MJ to my collection.


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)