Sunday, December 10, 2017

2017 Topps High Tek Baseball Cards Box Break

Check out our SPEED-break™of 2017 Topps High Tek Baseball cards.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

2017 Topps Gallery Baseball Cards Box Break SPEED-break™

Check out this SPEED-break of 2017 Topps Gallery Baseball Cards which can be found exclusively at Walmart.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 17, 2016

2016 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Cards Box Break and Review

This year’s release of Heritage is based on the cards of 1967 Topps Baseball.  If you collected the base set of this year’s Heritage, more than likely you will want to get in on 2016 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball. This continuation of the first release also works as a stand alone, but seems more in line for return collectors. 

The design was somewhat simple in its mimicry, but is still attractive so these cards look good. The biggest knock would the repetitive nature of the photography, but as an homage set, it works. The Clubhouse Collection relics are a little vanilla but as usual, the on card autos look fantastic.

Here are some of the cards we pulled from our hobby box.
Julio Urias Base, front and back
This late release has the advantage of several team updates.
These purple borders are plentiful and unnumbered.
These variation are more rare at #/567 and #/999 respectively.
On average, there is one of these Action Image variations per hobby box 
Inserts include Rookie Performers, Award Winners...
Now & Then and Combo Cards
This ad panel Box Topper is the most common box topper. Other toppers include 1967 Originals, punchboards, relics and autos.
This was our hit of the box. 

Thanks to Topps for providing this review box.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

2016 Topps Baseball Complete Set Box Recap and Review

Even if you open packs, having a completed base set in a clearly marked box is a great convenience. Since factory sets have been put together I have been collecting these. No inserts but a complete cardboard record of the history of baseball. As with prior years, the 2016 Topps Baseball Complete set will come in a variety of "flavors" with different incentives depending on where you look.

This set includes 5 numbered parallel cards of the base set numbered to 177 each and they can only be found within these containers. With this year's set consisting of 700 cards, simple math tells you there are just shy of 25,000 of these boxes available.  
They appear with a textured silver foiled finish on the front with numbering while the backs are identical in appearance to their base set counterparts.

 There is also a great complete set checklist on the bottom of the box, card 1 to 701. And before you start to question it, the number 7 card has been retired, most likely in honor of their long association with Mickey Mantle.

Review box provided by Topps.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 Topps Opening Day Box Break Recap and Review

When I was kid I looked forward to my Dad returning from work because most of the time he would bring home a pack of Topps Baseball cards for us to open together. While I thought I was getting some neat cardboard of my favorite players, looking back on it now I realize what I really got was time with my father. It was a bonding experience.

Now I’m a Dad. Cards have changed as much as I have from the time I was a child. Now there are multiple, complex and sometimes expensive releases and it seems as if kids concerns can get lost in the shuffle, especially the younger ones. But 2106 Topps Opening Day Baseball cards offer a great collecting experience for children while taking it easy on a parent’s budget, satisfying both which is not an easy task.