Saturday, November 13, 2010

2010 Topps Baseball Update Series Jumbo HTA Box SPEED-break™

Just in time for... well... nothing really, (Let's face it, Baseball is a distant memory at this point, unless you're a Giants fan celebrating, or a Rangers fan licking your wounds) comes the 2010 Topps Baseball Update Series.  These baseball cards concentrate on the 2010 All-Star Game participants, the traded and the rookies.

We took a Jumbo HTA (Home Team Advantage) box and did a SPEED-break™ so you'll see all 500 cards in just under 11 minutes.  This video includes a breakdown of what you can find in this release and an extended look at the big hits of the box.

To date, this is the largest box we've ripped into using the SPEED-break™ method.  As usual, you feedback is valued and appreciated.

Friday, November 12, 2010

We have a winner! Watch us rip into the packs of free football cards to see what the prize contains.

I want to thank everyone who participated and made this another great contest for us here at All About Cards.  We had just about the same amount of hits on this contest as we did for our previous contest.  Considering our previous contest had a prize package that booked at over twenty times the value of this prize, having close to the same amount of hits says a lot about our participants.  You understood what we were going for here and we appreciate your involvement.  Thank you for catching on the spirit of this contest.

There will be future contests.  They'll have prize packages both big and small, but they'll only be as successful as the participation we get from you.  If this contest is any indication of what the future will bring, I have to say, it looks mighty good.

To find out what was inside the packs of Panini Threads, Epix and Rookies & Stars, and to find out who was selected the winner, please watch this informative video.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Last chance to enter our contest

In a mere 8 hours, we stop taking entries for our latest contest.  This is your last chance to get in on it so post your comments and good luck to all.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

There is still time to enter our contest.

You have one day left to enter our contest, but please remember, without a contest specific comment here on our blog, or on Facebook, or on our YouTube page or a tweet to us @AllAboutCards, you are not entered.  For full details to ensure that you are entered correctly, please us this link to read the rules.

Sneak peek at 2011 Topps Pro Debut Series 1 Baseball Cards

Topps just released this first look at the 2011 Topps Pro Debut Series 1 Baseball Cards release.  What do you think?

2010 Major League Baseball Collectors Edition of Monopoly released. Complaints of bias.

The newest edition of Monopoly, the 2010 Major League Baseball Collectors Edition, is available for purchase, just in time to add it to your holiday shopping list.  Instead of properties, you buy and own MLB teams.  The game pieces are World Series Trophy, Hot Dog, Hitter, Pitcher, Catcher's Mask, and a Ball in Glove.   Chance and Community Chest have been replaced with the American League and National League.  

The reason I'm writing about this is I noticed an article from The Orange County Register entitled "Angels Victims of Parker Brothers Bias"  complaining that the Angels were given the first spot on the board, normally Mediterranean Avenue, considered the worst spot because it has the lowest rent.  But after a quick look at the layout and a Wiki check to confirm my idea, it was clear this layout is completely fair. 

The teams are sorted in order of World Series wins. Then, when its a tie, its sorted by World Series appearances. In two instances, there was a tie after that. Those were sorted by which team has been in existence the least amount of time. This is why between the Jays and Marlins, both with 2 wins and appearances, the Marlins get the better spot, (Jays est 1977, Marlins est 1993) and between the D’Backs and Angels, both with 1 win and 1 appearance, the D’backs, est 1998, get the better space over the Angels, est 1961. But even the Angels space is not the worst. The eight teams who never won a World Series have to share the 4 train spots.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Changing The World One Entry at a Time

Our current contest, "Random Packs of Kindness" has been live for close to two weeks now.  I wanted to share BA Benny's entry to our contest in hopes it will inspire more of you to enter, which you can still do up until this Wednesday by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

"Today was the day that I did the good deed you wrote about in this post. Funny part is that I had completely forgotten about the contest until I found a note reminding me of it when I got home tonight. I, along with 3 of my co-workers, was working in a building on Queens Blvd along a very busy part of said roadway. This particular street is very wide and has had several pedestrian crossing deaths over the last few years. We were in front of a building preparing what we needed to pull a length of cable in the building from the basement to the roof when a kindly elderly woman approached me looking for directions to the local subway station. While the station was only a couple of blocks away it was on the other side of the very busy street and she was not the fastest of walkers and had some bags with her from a shopping trip so I figured the best and safest way to get her to the subway was to walk her myself. So now with bags in hand (and some good natured ribbing from my co-workers who I am sure would have done the same thing) I begin to lead this sweet old lady to her destination. It took 2 cycles of the traffic light for us to cross the street due to its width and her slowed pace plus another 15 minutes to go the 2 blocks but we finally got there. I finally led her down the stairs into the station and I wished her a good day as she went through the turnstile toward her train. To me it was no big deal to take a half hour out of my day to help this person and I would certainly hope that somebody would do the same for my mother before she passed away a year and a half ago. There you have it, my good deed for the day."