Saturday, September 10, 2016

Box Breaks: 2 Boxes of 2015 Topps Five Star Baseball

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So this was the 2nd part of my purchase with the Paypal Funds I had from selling stuff from Ebay. I know the gamble, 2 on card autos a box for $90, but thought it would be worth a shot. Here's what I got.

Box 1
Jon Lester Autograph
Mark Grace Silver Signatures Autograph (#5/25)

Box 2
Mark Grace Autograph
Bernie Williams Autograph (#5/25)

Overall Thoughts: here's the problem. On its surface, the players don't suck so it doesn't seem that brutal. Unfortunately though for the price point it is. These probably don't even cover the cost of one box much less come close to two. The cards themselves, great looking. Simple, clean and on card. I especially love the Silver Signature autos. My only complaint is..I buy two boxes, you only get two cards a box, and I pull Mark Grace twice. Granted, it's two different cards, but still what a letdown. I'd rank this up there with Luxe and Preferred as poor return on investment, but it wasn't as expensive as those two at least. I need to stick to lower end boxes (which I've already told myself a million times, yet can't stay away) because honestly the bulk of my better pulls have come from those. I wouldn't recommend buying boxes, but the cards are nice and if you have a certain player you're looking for, singles is the way to go. Here's the cards

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Top 5 Pulls of 2016
#1- 2016 Topps Tribute Superfractor Autograph Alex Gordon (#1/1)
#2- 2015-16 Panini Prizms Rookie Signatures Silver Prizms Kristaps Porzingis (#25/25)
#3- 2016 Topps Tribute Milestone Relic Game Used Ball Kris Bryant (#5/10)
#4-2016 Donruss Signature Marks Gold Terry Bradshaw (#1/5)
   #5-15-16 Limited Gold Spotlight Dual Signatures Kristaps Porzingis/Jerian   Grant (#8/10)