Friday, January 11, 2013

2012 Press Pass Legends Racing Trading Cards Box Break Recap and Review

Legend is a somewhat overused term but 2012 Press Pass Legends Racing uses it effectively.  It is a history lesson of racing in a box. Press Pass finishes 2012 strong with Legends Racing, an amazing set of cards.

We classify 2012 Press Pass Legends Racing as premium cards.  Each hobby box contains 3 mini boxes.  Each mini box contains 6 – 5 card packs with one Autograph card and one Race-Used memorabilia card for a total of 6 hits per hobby box.

Here are some of the cards we pulled.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2012 Panini Playoff Prime Cuts Baseball Box Break Recap And Review

I have one question for you. 

Would you be willing to spend approximately $75 a card for a chance to pull a once in a lifetime kind of hit that includes memorabilia-laden cards of Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Dizzy Dean, Rogers Hornsby and Bill Dickey or autograph cards of Hall of Famers such as Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench, Stan Musial, Nolan Ryan, Yogi Berra, Frank Robinson, and Brooks Robinson?

How you answer that question is the best determination of whether 2012 Panini Playoff Prime Cuts Baseball is for you.  I can talk about the design, which I like, and checklist of players, which is literally too deep to fully cover, but with this box being the prime definition of our Ultra Premium Cards category, "High Risk, High Reward" for Collectors who understand that not every box will be a winner and are willing to take the chance to hit it big, there is no guess work, you are either willing to take a shot or not.

At 1 pack per box, 2 cards (sometimes 3) per pack, Playoff Prime Cuts Baseball can only fit into our Ultra Premium Cards category.

Here are the two cards we pulled.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Complete Results Of This Years National Baseball Hall Of Fame Balloting

For the first time since 1996 and only the 8th time since voting began in 1936, the Baseball Writers Association of America did not elect anyone to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Craig Biggio, in his first year of eligibility, came the closest to reaching the 75% ballot threshold needed, falling just 39 votes short of election, appearing on 388 out of the 569 ballots.  Jack Morris, the returning player with the highest vote total, was just behind Biggio with 385 votes.  Morris has been on the ballot for 14 years now and has one more year of eligibility. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2012 Topps Triple Threads Football Box Break Recap And Review

Last year Topps added an additional hit to each mini box of Triple Treads Football.  Those hits, called unity cards, are gone in 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football but the additional hit remains, each mini box still contains one autographed relic and one relic card.  The major changes have come from a design level, most noticeable on he base and parallel cards which have gone from full bleed photography to isolated players on faux slate backgrounds.  Triple Threads comes close to looking like Five Star minus some bordering flourishes which might please some collectors but starts to make the releases run together.  The thing that still sets Triple Threads apart is the iconic die cut sayings that overlay the relic pieces.

Topps Triple Threads Football fits into our premium cards category.  Each display box, which holds two mini boxes, contains a low numbered autographed triple relic and a low numbered triple relic card.  Each mini box contains 7 cards.

Here are all of the cards we pulled.