Friday, June 16, 2017

Old School Box Break: 99-00 UD Encore

 So here's my most recent Old School Box Break. A box of 99-00 UD Encore. The 99-00 season was one of my favorite seasons ever thanks to Vinsanity. Vince Carter was on FIRE this season and it was the year of his EPIC dunk contest. I also remember really loving this draft class with Elton Brand, Steve Francis, and Shawn Marion leading the way. Decided to take a shot at this since there's always that super slim shot of MJ autographs or memorabilia. The odds are super long but I felt it was worth the gamble.

Basic Set Info
99-00 UD Encore
15 Packs Per Box
6 Cards Per Pack
120 Card Set
30 Rookies Numbered to 1,999

Electric Currents (1:3)
Electric Currents Encore F/X Cards (# to 150)
Jamboree (1:6)
Future Charge (1:6)
Upper Realm (1:6)
Upper Realm Encore F/X (# to 150)
High Definition (1:15)
MJ A Higher Power (1:90)
UD Game Jersey F/X (1:300)
UD Game Jersey F/X Autograph (# to player's jersey)
Michael Jordan Master Collection Redemption Card (1:525,000)
MJ's Final Floor Level 1 Card (1:2500)
MJ's Final Floor Level 2 Signed (# to 23)
MJ's Final Floor Level 3 (1 of 1)

Let's get to it!

Electric Currents (1:3)
Paul Pierce
Shareef Abdur Rahim
Keith Van Horn
Michael Finley
Derek Anderson

Future Charge (1:6)
William Avery
Andre Miller

Upper Realm (1:6)
Vince Carter
Karl Malone
Shaquille O'Neal

Jamboree (1:6)

Karl Malone
Grant Hill
Jason Kidd

High Definition (1:15)
Paul Pierce

Trajan Langdon (#1173/1999)
Evan Eschmeyer (#1708/1999)

Overall Thoughts: Yikes..there's no way to spin this...even by 99-00 standards this was pretty brutal. There's plenty of inserts but they are all at easy odds so nothing really worthwhile there. The rookies were beyond brutal. I was hoping for at least one semi decent pull. I know Game Jerseys are impossible at the time, but I was hoping for at least a F/X Parallel, a MJ Higher Power insert..just something extra. Instead, it was a pretty by the numbers box break. Oh well, win some lose some! Here's some pics


Top 5 Pulls of 2017

#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Gold Vinyl Cam Newton 1/1
#2- 16-17 Donruss Optic Jaylen Brown Rookie Signatures
#3- 16-17 Donruss Optic Larry Bird The Champ Is Here Gold Holo (#4/10)
#4- 2016 Donruss Optic Derrick Henry Rated Rookie Autograph (#43/150)
#5- 2016 Donruss Optic Kenneth Dixon Rated Rookie Holo Autograph   Redemption (# to 99)


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