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Friday, February 15, 2019

Box Breaks: 3 Boxes of 2018 FOTL Select Football

 
So last weekend was the absolute WORST time I've ever had in breaking stuff since I've gotten back into collecting. I was so pissed off, I didn't bother to recap my horrible 3 box Prizm break that capped off the crappiest weekend of all time. It was so bad, I really did think about calling it quits again. I'll say it again, breaking boxes/cases is a risk..more times than not it's a money losing endeavor and I'm 100% fine with that. What I'm not fine with is total annihilation. I'll give you an example. My Revolution Hobby Case..I doubt I came to close to breaking even there, but I still pulled a Luka Doncic on card auto. At least I have SOMETHING to show for it. There should be 0 excuse for a case to NOT have some kind of case hit that at least salvages a little bit of your break. I got...NOTHING of the sort in the Optic break. When you literally break the worst Optic break you can break, it frustrates to the point of wanting to quit. It did wake me up and though and make me realize that I gotta stop throwing so much money out of the window. Does it mean I'm never breaking again? No..of course not..it does mean though I'm going to do my best to scale back. I'm not going to go after every product (like Crown Royale) out there. I'm going to stick with FOTL products (if I can get my hands on them) for sure, but I'm definitely cutting back down on my breaks. So this break, might be the last break of the month honestly. There's nothing on the horizon I'm interested in. It's FOTL..but it's Football. I haven't had a ton of success in FOTL Football wise, but this was going to be the only way to break Select at a decent price. I'm really hoping to break out my funk with this...so here goes nothing....


Notable Base Rookie Cards
Concourse
Baker Mayfield
Sony Michel
Calvin Ridley
Josh Rosen
Josh Allen (2)

Premier Level
Saquon Barkley

Field Level
Josh Rosen

Snapshots
Tom Brady
Tyreek Hill
Ezekiel Elliott
Kirk Cousins


Snapshots Silver Prizm

Derwin James

Sensations
Cooper Kupp
JuJu Smith-Schuster
James Connor

Sensations Tye Dye
Cooper Kupp (#20/25)


Rookie Selections

Saquon Barkley
Sony Michel

Rookie Selections Silver Prizm
Josh Rosen
Christian Kirk
Mason Rudolph

Rookie Selections Gold Prizm
Nick Chubb (#9/10)

Phenomenon
Calvin Ridley
Jalen Ramsey
Todd Gurley

Phenomenon Silver Prizm
DeShaun Watson
Rob Gronkowski


Concourse Silver Prizms

Sam Darnold RC
Rashaad Penny RC
Jordan Thomas RC
Lorenzo Carter RC
Antonio Callaway RC
Chase Edmonds RC
Phillip Lindsay RC
Deon Cain RC
Brennan Scarlett RC
Jessie Bates RC
Jimmy Garoppolo
Tom Brady
Carson Wentz
Derek Carr
Myles Garrett

Premier Level Silver Prizms
Phillip Lindsay RC
Rashaad Penny RC
Nyheim Hines RC
Marquez Valdes-Scantling RC
Keke Coutee RC
JuJu Smith-Schuseter
Matt Ryan
Ben Roethlisberger
Clay Matthews

Field Level Silver Prizms
Harrison Butker RC
Patrick Mahomes II
Pat McAfee
Demaryius Thomas
Xavier Rhodes
Joey Bosa


Premier Level Tri-Color Prizms

Christian Kirk RC (#165/199)
D.J. Chark RC (#65/199)
Alex Collins (#101/199)
Leonard Fournette (#76/199)

Field Level Tri-Color Prizms
Darious Leonard RC (#10/99)

Concourse Blue Prizm
Saquon Barkley RC (#151/175)
Anthony Miller RC (#78/175)
Ben Roethlisberger (#21/175)

Concourse Maroon Prizm
Brennan Scarlett RC (#79/99)
Nyheim Hines RC (#33/99)

Field Level Copper Prizm
James Washington RC (#60/75)
Cameron Jordan (#17/75)

Concourse Orange Prizm
Drew Brees (#18/49)

Orange Pulsar Prizm Concourse
Kenny Young RC (#5/9)

Orange Pulsar Prizm Field Level
SAM DARNOLD (#2/9)


Orange Pulsar Prizm Die Cut Field Level

Cam Newton (#7/9)

Select Swatches Silver Prizm
Sam Darnold (#21/99)
DeMarcus Lawrence (#100/194)


Select Swatches White Prizm

Chris Thompson (#32/75)

Rookie Signatures Silver Prizm
Leighton Vander Esch (#49/199)

Signature Prizm Blue
Joe Washington (#12/49)

Orange Pulsar Jumbo Materials RPA
Christian Kirk (#22/23)

Orange Pulsar Prime Selection RPA
Christian Kirk (#8/23)

Orange Pulsar Rookie Materials RPA
Jaleel Scott (#12/23)


XRC Prizm Redemption

RB5

XRC Mystery Autograph Tie-Dye Prizm Redemption
XRCAuto2

400 Panini Points


Overall Thoughts: MUCH....MUCH...MUCH...BETTER! I KILLED THIS BREAK!!! Man O man was this fun and the TOTAL opposite of last weekend. I pulled a ton of nice rookie parallels, some surprising (I already sold the Darius Leonard Tri-Color for $40, the Cam Newton for $45, and one of the Lindsay Rookie Prizms for $25). I got a nice Barkley Blue Prizm Parallel, a Nick Chubb Gold Insert Numbered to 10, a Leighton Vander Esch Silver Prizm Auto (he's a Cowboy, so that's PC) and so much more. Even with the Panini Points (at least its 400 points) and getting two different RPA's of the same rookie (Christian Kirk...hey it could be worse) and a 3rd bla one (Jaleel Scott) I still absolutely destroyed this break. The Darnold numbered to 9 is BIG time! Definitely a top 5 pull! The crazy thing. In a few more months this break might even be BETTER. I pulled a Mystery Autograph Redemption (Tie Dye Version to 25) for a player from this upcoming draft. If somehow that ends up being a QB (now I'm hoping the Giants trade up to get Dwayne Haskins) this could be a MONEY CARD! I really needed this after last week! Now this DOESN'T change my mind, it's not going to make think everything is OK and I can just go back and buy a ton of wax again, I still plan on scaling back...just happy I'm back on track! Here's pics of the cards!!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Top 5 Pulls of 2019
#1 2018-19 Optic Basketball Lebron James Purple Stars FOTL Exclusive Parallel (#5/13)
#2 2018-19 Prizm Basketball Robert Williams III Black Gold Prizm RC (#3/5)
#3 2018 Select Sam Darnold FOTL Neon Orange Pulsar Prizm RC (#2/9)
#4 2018 Contenders Football Nick Chubb FOTL Red Zone Auto Parallel
#5 2018-19 Optic Basketball Signature Series Gold Trae Young (#1/10)


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Box & Case Breaks: 3 Cello Boxes and 1 Hobby Case of 2018-19 Optic Basketball

Like I stated yesterday, last week I got a case of 18-19 Optic in, but also happened to get big time sick (still recovering, but better) so I stopped busting 8 boxes in. This week I happened to get 3 Cello Boxes of Optic Retail as well, so I'll combine both breaks into one post. First The Cello Boxes.



Notable Base Rookies Luka Doncic (2)
Jaren Jackson Jr. (4)
DeAndre Ayton (2)
Trae Young (3)
Kevin Knox (3)
Shai Gilgeious-Alexander (2)
Mo Bamba (2)
Michael Porter Jr. (2)
Collin Sexton (2)
Marvin Bagley III (2)


Express Lane

Harrison Barnes (2)
Gary Payton (2)
Devin Booker (2)
Isiah Thomas (2)
Tony Parker (2)
Lonzo Ball
Klay Thompson (2)
Stephen Curry
Ben Simmons
C.J. McCollum
Chris Paul
Jrue Holiday
Victor Oliadipo
Jimmy Butler
Russell Westbrook
Isaiah Thomas

Express Lane Purple Holo
Chris Paul (2)

Express Lane Pink Holo
Devin Booker (#15/25)

Winner Stays
Bill Russell (2)
Dennis Rodman
Scottie Pippen (2)
Kareem Abdul Jabbar (2)
Robert Horry (2)
Shaquille O'Neal
Tim Duncan
Magic Johnson
Kevin Durant
Robert Parish
Dirk Nowtizki
Dwyane Wade

Franchise Features
Dennis Smith Jr. (2)
Donovan Mitchell (2)
Russell Westbrook (2)
Kyle Lowry
Marc Gasol (3)
Kristaps Porzingis (2)
Anthony Davis (2)
Kevin Love (2)
Lou Williams (2)
LeBron James
Lauri Markkanen
Ben Simmons (2)
Aaron Gordon
Taurean Prince
Devin Booker
Andre Drummond

Franchise Features Silver Holo
Giannis Antetokounmpo

League Leaders
Stephen Curry (2)
James Harden (2)
Clint Capela
Anthony Davis
Russell Westbrook
Andre Drummond

Lock It Up
Anthony Davis
Karl Anthony-Towns (2)
Jimmy Butler (2)
Paul George
Chris Paul
Giannis Antetokounmpo


Fantasy Stars

Anthony Davis (2)
Karl Anthony Towns
James Harden

Fantasy Stars Pink Holo
Kevin Durant (#20/25)


Blue Velocity Holo

Jaren Jackson Jr. RC
DeAndre Ayton RC
Trae Young RC
Michael Porter Jr. RC
Marvin Bagley III RC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander RC (2)
Lonnie Walker IV RC (3)
Mo Bamba RC
Robert Williams III RC
Aaron Holiday RC
Josh Okogie RC
Jerome Robinson RC (2)
Alonzo Trier RC
Melvin Frazier Jr. RC
Omari Spellman RC
Keita Bates-Diop RC (2)
Gary Trent Jr. RC
Justin Jackson RC
Landry Shamet RC
Jacob Evans RC
Anfernee Simons RC
Elie Okobo RC
Svi Mykhailuk RC
Bruce Brown RC
Jaylen Brown
Lonzo Ball (2)
Jimmy Butler (2)
Trevor Ariza (2)
Aaron Gordon (2)
Al Horford (2)
Zach Randolph
Avery Bradley
Derrick Rose (2)
Ryan Anderson (2)
Andre Drummond
Markelle Fultz (2)
Klay Thompson (2)
TJ Warren
Dion Waiters
Andrew Wiggins
Ricky Rubio
Matthew Dellavedova
Devin Booker
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Nerlens Noel
Lauri Markkanen (2)
Zach Collins
Jrue Holiday
Ben Simmons
John Wall
Rajon Rondo
Jeff Green
Pau Gasol
James Johnson
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Josh Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Giannis Antetokounmpo (3)
Jonas Valanciunas (2)
Damian Lillard (2)
Victor Oladipo
Nikola Jokic
Mario Hezonja
Wesley Matthews
Eric Gordon
Marc Gasol
D.J. Augustin (2)
Otto Porter Jr.
Eric Bledsoe
Enes Kanter
Dirk Nowitzki
Kyle Korver
Malik Monk (2)
JR Smith
Dennis Smith Jr.
Karl Anthony Towns
George Hill
Zach LaVine
Joe Ingles
Jeremy Lin
Jarrett Allen
DeMar DeRozan
De'Aaron Fox
Gary Harris
Bradley Beal
Taurean Prince
Derrick Favors


Silver Holo

Lonnie Walker IV RC
Troy Brown Jr. RC
Grayson Allen RC
Rondae Hollis Jefferson
Jusuf Nurkic
Trevor Ariza
De'Aaron Fox

Purple Holo
Kevin Knox RC
Bruce Brown RC
Svi Mykhailiuk RC
Stephen Curry
Carmelo Anthony
DeAndre Jordan
Kemba Walker
George Hill
Marcin Gortat
Jamal Murray
Lou Williams

Checkerboard Holo
Jarrett Allen

Signature Series Silver Holo
Hamidou Diallo

150 Panini Points

Overall Thoughts: Yup..sucked. This was terrible. Even with the supposed "production cut" I managed to find 3 pretty mediocre boxes. Very Disappointed. Of course I get 150 Panini Points to add salt to the wound. Just gross. Here's pic of the "better cards" I guess you can say






And now on to the case..unfortunately I am already 8 boxes in and it's been pretty crappy overall (of course it has) I'm hoping to the last 4 boxes can make up for it.

Notable Base RC's Luka Doncic (5)
DeAndre Ayton (7)
Michael Porter Jr. (4)
Marvin Bagley III (2)
Collin Sexton (2)
Mo Bamba (3)
Jaren Jackson Jr. (3)
Shai Gilgeious-Alexander (3)
Trae Young (3)
Kevin Knox

All Stars
Karl Anthony Towns (2)
Victor Oladipo
Kyle Lowry (3)
Damian Lillard (3)
James Harden (2)
LeBron James (2)
Bradley Beal
Andre Drummond
DeMar DeRozan
Kemba Walker (2)
Russell Westbrook
Anthony Davis
Stephen Curry
Paul George
Kevin Durant
Anthony Davis

All Stars Silver Holo
Draymond Green
Giannis Antetokounmpo
DeMar DeRozan
Andre Drummond


All Stars Red Holo
Joel Embiid (#35/99)
Stephen Curry (#97/99)

All Stars Blue Holo
Paul George (#17/49)
Kyrie Irving (#26/49)

Retro Series
Pete Maravich
Drazen Petrovic (2)
Gary Payton (2)
Oscar Robertson (3)
Larry Bird (3)
Kevin Garnett (4)
Anfernee Hardaway (2)
Dennis Johnson
Allen Iverson (2)
Tim Duncan
Shaquille O'Neal
Stephon Marbury
Amare Stoudemire
Steve Nash (2)
Paul Pierce
Baron Davis (2)
John Stockton
Ray Allen
Grant Hill
Tracy McGrady
Wilt Chamberalin
Dennis Rodman

Retro Series Silver Holo
Kobe Bryant
Wilt Chamberlain
Amare Stoudemire
Oscar Robertson
Julius Erving
Stephon Marbury
Drazen Petrovic

Heart
Andrew Wiggins
Kobe Bryant (2)
James Harden (2)
Jimmy Butler (4)
Russell Westbrook (2)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (2)
LeBron James
Kevin Garnett
Rudy Gay
Dennis Rodman (2)
Donovan Mitchell
Kevin Durant
Paul Pierce
John Wall
Stephen Curry

Heart Silver Holo
Allen Iverson
Rudy Gay
James Harden
Draymond Green
Kevin Garnett
Russell Westbrook


Heart Red Holo



All Clear For Takeoff

Tracy McGrady
LeBron James
Russell Westbrook (3)
Dennis Smith Jr. (3)
Shawn Kemp
Dominique Wilkins (2)
Zach LaVine
Spud Webb
Donovan Mitchell (2)
Blake Griffin
Victor Oladipo
Larry Nance Jr.

All Clear For Takeoff Silver Holo
Larry Nance Jr.
LeBron James
Zach LaVine

Swishful Thinking
Paul George (2)
Kemba Walker (2)
Klay Thompson (2)
Steve Kerr (2)
Stephen Curry
Ray Allen
Larry Bird

Swishful Thinking Silver Holo
Reggie Miller
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson


Swishful Thinking Red Holo

James Harden (#34/99)

The Rookies
Luka Doncic
Marvin Bagley III (2)
DeAndre Ayton

The Rookies Silver Holo
Jaren Jackson Jr.

Silver Holo
Anfernee Simons RC
Landry Shamet RC
Khyri Thomas RC
Bruce Brown RC
Justin Jackson RC
Elie Okobo RC (2)
Svi Mykhailiuk RC
Aaron Holiday RC
Josh Okogie RC
Bruce Brown RC
Jacob Evans III RC
Dennis Schroeder
Brandon Ingram
J.R. Smith (2)
Aaron Gordon
Jeff Teague
Al Horford
Kyle Korver
Khris Middleton
Nicolas Batum
Taurean Prince
Derrick Favors
Tristan Thompson
Draymond Green
Otto Porter Jr. (2)
Dario Saric
DeAndre Jordan
Kemba Walker
Anthony Davis
Jarrett Allen
Goran Dragic
Dirk Nowitzki
Enes Kanter
Reggie Jackson
Kevin Durant
Karl Anthony Towns
JJ Redick
George Hill
LaMarcus Aldridge
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Evan Fournier
Rudy Gobert
John Collins
Evan Turner
Donovan Mitchell


Orange Holo

Mitchell Robinson RC (#41/199)
Chandler Hutchison RC (#149/199)
Jalen Brunson RC(#58/199) LOL EPIC TROLL JOB HERE A MAV BUT THE WRONG ONE OF COURSE
Khyri Thomas RC (#70/199)
Nikola Jokic (#91/199)
DeMar Derozan (#138/199)
Goran Dragic (#58/199)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (#87/199)
Tyreke Evans (#112/199)
Tyreke Evans (#148/199)
DeAndre Jordan (#13/199)
DeAndre Jordan (#34/199)
DeAndre Jordan (#123/199) (YES..3 DEANDRE JORDAN ORANGE..LOL)
DeMarre Carroll (#176/199)
Brandon Ingram (#83/199)
Kemba Walker (#2/199)

Lime Green Holo

Michael Porter Jr. RC (#87/149)
De'Anthony Melton RC (#103/149)
Svi Mykhailiuk RC (#56/149)
Klay Thompson (#75/149)
Otto Porter Jr. (#109/149)
Hassan Whiteside (#78/149)
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (#84/149)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (#32/149)
Mike Conley (#101/149)
J.R. Smith (#94/149)
Rudy Gay (#116/149)
Rajon Rondo (#114/149)

Red Holo
Jaren Jackson Jr. RC (#73/99)
Jaren Jackson Jr. RC (#75/99)
Wendell Carter Jr. RC (#23/99)
Josh Okogie RC (#78/99)
Dzanan Musa RC (#92/99)
Andre Drummond (#78/99)
Nicolas Batum (#79/99)
Tyreke Evans (#50/99)
Chris Paul (#80/99)
Lauri Markkanen (#15/99)

Pink Velocity Holo
Gary Harris (#64/79)
Steven Adams (#64/79)
Ryan Anderson (#4/79)
Avery Bradley (#74/79)
Luke Kennard (#6/79)
Devin Booker (#79/79)


Blue Holo

LeBron James (#1/49)
Kawhi Leonard (#37/49)
Steven Adams (#12/49)

Black Velocity Holo
Keita Bates-Diop RC (#24/39)
Dillon Brooks (#15/39)

Gold Holo
Trevor Ariza (#5/10) Of course it's of a crap vet

Rated Rookie Autographs
Marvin Bagley III
Collin Sexton
Shai Gilgeious-Alexander
Mo Bamba
Anfernee Simons
De'Anthony Melton
Aaron Holiday

Rookie Dominator Autographs
Landry Shamet Redemption

Hall Dominator Gold Autographs
Gail Goodrich (#4/10)

Signature Series
J.P. Macura (Seriously...WHO?!!?)
Dzanan Musa (Just beyond a joke)

Signature Seris Gold Vinyl
At this point this is the in the last box of the case and I'm thinking..well mayyyyyybe they gave me a HUGE card to make up for such a crap case

DARYL F'N MACON (#1/1) WHOOOOOO IS THISSSSSS?!?!!? AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA


I'm not even gonna show pictures..I'm just wanna finish the post and be done with it. This was LAUGHABLY BAD AND FUCK PANINI FOR THE WORST CASE OF OPTIC I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. SERIOUSLY..THIS WAS A CLOWN SHOW OF EPIC PROPORTIONS. I GOT 1 GOLD BASE CARD (FUCKING TREVOR ARIZA) I GOT ZERO DECENT SILVER ROOKIES..3 DEANDRE JORDAN ORANGE..AND THE TOPPER..A 1/1 OF SOME FUCK WHO WON'T SNIFF THE LEAGUE IN THE VERY LAST BOX I OPENED OF THIS SHIT and he's a rookie for the MAVS LIKE LUKA! AHAHAHHAAH YOU CAN'T WRITE IT....WHAT A FUCKING KICK TO THE NUTS. I'm beyond fucking pissed off. Panini should be ASHAMED for such a crappy ass case. I have nothing else to say...beyond fuming

Friday, February 8, 2019

January Mail Days

I've been SUPER sick the past week which halted my case break of 18-19 Optic Basketball. I still need to finish that, which I'm hoping to do this weekend as I'm feeling a bit better, but before I do that, I wanted to show off my January Mail Days. It's been a while since I've had a ton of pickups since I had been more focused on busting boxes for Cardfest at the end of last year, but to start off the year I picked up a few things. Here's what I got!


00-01 Ultimate Victory Championship Fabrics Julius Erving

If I happen to stumble upon a game used card from early 00's, I definitely try my best to add it to my collection. I won this for a mere $4.00 (free shipping since I won another card to go with it). An early issued Dr. J Jersey card. I can't believe a card like this can be had for under $5 but that's what happens when memorabilia cards have been basically killed as a collectible. Just a great card from a time mem cards meant something

17-18 Flawless Patches Clyde Drexler (#15/25)
 
Yes mem cards are basically dead, but patch cards still carry some weight, and Flawless patches are some of the nicest ones you can find. I got this Clyde The Glide Patch for $35.00 and it features a big nice patch from one of his Blazers jerseys.

2018-19 Prizm Luka Doncic Green Prizm RC

This was basically free since I used my Ebay Bucks to pick this up. I think Green Prizms are underrated, as they're retail only and probably have a print run way lower than than super popular Silver Prizms. I also think this border goes well with Luka because it's the Mavs Old School Jersey colors.

2018-19 Prizm Luka Doncic Silver Prizm

I overpaid, but I had to get one. I had a lot of money to play with after a bunch of sales so I splurged and picked up his most popular Prizm rookie. Yes, there are a ton, but regardless it's still one of the best Luka's to get. Very happy to add it to my collection!

2018 Optic Saquon Barkley Purple Stars Auto RC (#19/50)

I'm a sucker for Chrome On Card Autos and since I only have one other Saquon Auto (An auto I pulled out of Retail Panini, which is a sticker auto) I saw this sent a best offer and the seller accepted. These were the FOTL exclusive autos so basically for the price of a couple of boxes I snatched the Saquon.  Very nice card of the NFL's Rookie Of The Year

2017 Prizm Patrick Mahomes II Purple Cracked Ice Auto RC (#61/75)

I was going to get one eventually. Yes it's a sticker auto, but it's still a very nice rookie auto of the league's newest star and MVP of the 2018 season.

98-99 EX Century Allen Iverson Dunk N' Go Nuts

Been a while since I've added an old school insert, but I saw this and there was NO DOUBT I was winning it. It's one of my favorite insert sets ever. I have a Shaq, and now I have the A.I.!

and now my two favorite pickups of the month

2016 Topps Triple Threads Jumbo Patches Autograph Mike Piazza (#3/3)

HOLY CRAP IS THIS AMAZING! A letterman patch along with two nice multi color patches and an auto of Hall of Famer Mike Piazza! The auto is a sticker, but it actually works nice with this card. I don't have a lot of book cards, but this one was definitely worth it!

2009 Upper Deck Exquisite Legendary Signatures Barry Sanders/Emmitt Smith/Thurman Thomas (#13/15)

Yeah..I mean do I need to say anything? Look at this combo. The BEST trio of RB's in the 90's. Of course it's got my guy Emmitt and I've always wanted a multi auto card of him and Barry Sanders. You throw in HOF'er Thurman Thomas and this card is just unbelievably awesome. As far as football cards, I have a couple of cards that are more valuable than this one...but this one right here..is my new favorite football card in my collection.

I'm hoping to have the Optic Case Break post up sometime this weekend.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Box Breaks: 4 Boxes of 18-19 Optic FOTL Basketball

 
I wasn't going to end last night with that terrible awful Crown Royale Break, so I went ahead and opened up my 4 boxes of FOTL Optic which came in yesterday. Optic doesn't come out until the 30th so it's nice to be able to open this stuff earlier than the regular Hobby stuff (which I have a case of it coming in next week). Obvious the chase is Luka, especially the exclusive Purple Stars Parallel numbered to 13. So did this break redeem the Crown Royale Break? Here's what I got


Notable Base RC's Marvin Bagley III (2)
Collin Sexton (2)
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Mo Bamba
Michael Porter Jr.

All Stars
Kyle Lowry
Bradley Beal (2)
Damian Lillard (2)
Karl Anthony Towns

All Stars Silver Holo
Joel Embiid

All Stars Red Holo
Giannis Antetokounmpo (#81/99)

Retro Series
Oscar Robertson
Larry Bird (2)
Kevin Garnett
Tim Duncan (2)
Ray Allen (2)
Gary Payton
Drazen Petrovic

Retro Series Silver Holo
Ray Allen
Anfernee Hardaway
Charles Barkley
Tim Duncan

Heart
James Harden
Jimmy Butler
Giannis Antetkounmpo (2)
LeBron James (2)
Kobe Bryant
Andrew Wiggins


Heart Silver Holo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Heart Red Holo
John Wall (#84/99)

All Clear For Takeoff
Russell Westbrook
Dennis Smith Jr.
LeBron James

All Clear For Takeoff Silver Holo
Dominique Wilkins

Swishful Thinking
Kemba Walker
Steve Kerr (2)
Paul George

The Rookies
Luka Doncic (2)
Marvin Bagley III

The Rookies Silver Holo
Luka Doncic

Silver Holo
Kevin Knox RC
Mo Bamba RC
Jevon Carter RC
Chimezie Metu RC
Kyle Kuzma
Josuf Nurkic
Myles Turner
Danny Green
Robin Lopez
Kyrie Irving
Willie Cauley-Stein
Nikola Vucevic
John Wall
Mario Hezonja
Carmelo Anthony
Nikola Jokic


Orange Holo
Robert Williams III (#199/199)
Donte DiVincenzo RC (#40/199)
Denzel Valentine (#98/199)

Lime Green Holo
Aaron Holiday RC (#86/149)
LaMarcus Aldridge (#100/149)
Aaron Gordon (#22/149)
Gary Harris (#77/149)

Red Holo
Clint Capela (#46/99)
Jeff Green (#27/99)
DeMarcus Cousins (#91/99)

Pink Velocity
Landry Shamet RC (#27/79)
Markelle Fultz (#35/79)

Blue Holo
Otto Porter Jr. (#18/49)

Black Velocity
Svi Mykhailiuk RC (#38/39)
Jrue Holiday (#26/39)
Avery Bradley (#6/39)


Purple Stars Holo

LEBRON JAMES (#5/13)
Kawhi Leonard (#12/13)
Robert Williams III RC (#5/13)
Karl Anthony Towns (#1/13)


Rated Rookie Autographs

Shai Gilgeious-Alexander
DeVonte Graham
Isaac Bonga

Signature Series Gold
Trae Young (#10/10)

Overall Thoughts: So...was it enough to help stomach that putrid Crown Royale break? YES...yes it was! Despite a limited presence of Luka (just two regular inserts and a silver insert parallel, no base) this break was AWESOME! First of all the Purple Stars Parallel. Keep in mind, it's a 200 card base set, with 4 boxes, you're bound to probably hit a common or two. I knocked those OUT OF THE PARK. When you're WORST Purple Stars hit is Karl Anthony Towns, that's pretty damn solid. The Kawhi is a super nice card, and I love that Optic features in game action shots of players in their new teams, so it's cool to have Kawhi as a Raptor. Robert Williams...geez I can't get away from this dude! Although he's not a top tier rookie, he's definitely not the worst rookie you can get, but mannn that's the 3rd low numbered parallel I've pulled of him (The Revolution Lava numbered to 10, The Black Gold from Prizm numbered to 5 and now this). And the ultimate topper....the LEBRON. Considering Lebron doesn't have autos to chase anymore, his low numbered parallels are always going to be in a high demand as far current cards go. And this is perfect in so many aspects, first unlike Prizm (which admittedly parallels sell for a ton more) this card not only features LeBron in a Lakers Uniform, but it's a game action shot of him, not just a photoshoot. The purple also goes perfect with the Lakers color scheme. A Lakers Lebron Parallel numbered to a mere 13 copies? Yup..that's a MONSTER card and definitely worthy of the #1 pull of the year so far. To top it off..my last box had a Gold Auto of Trae Young..one of the more popular rookies of this year's class. Another Top 5 pull! What a total yin and yang of breaks last night..from the absolute worst to so far in this early year my absolute best break. Like I stated earlier, I do have a case of regular hobby coming in next week, so hopefully I'll see some better Lukas in there, but I am more than happy with the break I had of this last night! Pics of the cards

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Top 5 Pulls of 2019
#1 2018-19 Optic Basketball Lebron James Purple Stars FOTL Exclusive Parallel (#5/13)
#2 2018-19 Prizm Basketball Robert Williams III Black Gold Prizm RC (#3/5)
#3 2018 Contenders Football Nick Chubb FOTL Red Zone Auto Parallel
#4 2018-19 Optic Basketball Signature Series Gold Trae Young (#1/10)
#5 2018-19 Prizm Fast Break Marvin Bagley III Purple Prizm RC (#33/75)