Saturday, June 11, 2011

Our share of the case break from A Cardboard Problem

So we told you about the case breaks going on at A Cardboard Problem and the great opportunity to get in on them.  The Jumbos have been opened and all the hits from their two case breaks are up on their site.  So if you want to see what kind of hits a case can yield, use these links, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, to check out the complete results for yourself.  You can also follow this link to see the full, unedited videos of the Blog Case Break and the Facebook Case Break.

We bought 2 teams from their Facebook Case Break, the Baltimore Orioles and the San Francisco Giants at $24 each.  Here is what we got.

Let us start with the Orioles.

A Cal Ripken Jr Leather Nameplate

Mark Reynolds Sparkle Card

Eddie Murray Legends SP

Michael Gonzalez Gold Border Card #/2011

 Justin Duchscherer and Zach Britton Platinum Diamond Anniversary Cards

 2 Frank Robinson, 2 Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer and Cal Ripken Jr. 
Kimball Champions

 Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray 60 Years of Topps

And, of course, we got a case worth, probably between 5 and 7 full team sets plus singles, of Orioles base cards.   Now lets look at the Giants.

Andres Torres Topps 60 Autograph

Juan Marichal Black Leather Nameplate #/99

 Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey, Madison Baumgardner and Matt Cain 
Gold Border Cards #/2011

 Mel Ott, Willie McCovey and Juan Marichal Kimball Champions

Buster Posey Diamond Stars

 Mel Ott Topps 60

 2 Christy Mathewson and 2 Mel Ott Before There Was Topps

3 Tim Lincecum - Brian Wilson and a Buster Posey - Naftali Feliz Diamond Duos

2 Orlando Cepeda, 2 Gaylord Perry and a Buster Posey 60 Years of Topps

And a case worth, probably between 5 and 7 full team sets plus singles, of Giants base cards.

Thanks to the Card Bandits for taking on the task of this break.  If you don't already, you should be making A Cardboard Problem a part of you daily read. It's a great site.

So what do you think of our results?   Let us know in the comments below.

Check Out the Contest at The Chronicles of Fuji

A lot of you come here, to All About Cards, for the cool contests we run.   Some of you only come here for the contests.  Make sure you check out this contest, not here, but over at a different blog call The Chronicles of Fuji.   Its they're second annual contest and 10 people will walk away with a prize.

Here is the link to the contest. The Chronicles of Fuji Contest.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Find the Double Sparkles in 2011 Topps Series 2 Baseball Cards and claim your amazing prize!

Double Rainbows are extremely popular, why not Double Sparkles?  

As you know from our First Day of Release Blaster Box Break, 2011 Topps Series 2 is live.   

We told you about the first sparkle cards, short prints with tiny sparkles on various locations of a player's card found in Series 1.  For Series 2, Topps is still doing the sparkles but has brought it to a whole new level with ultra short prints of Jayson Heyward, Tim Lincecum and Evan Longoria Double Sparkle cards.  

In addition there is a bounty for the first person to obtain all three and send in a photo of them and the cards.   The prize is a certified autographed bat signed by Robinson Cano, Andre Ethier, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin, Justin Moreau, Hanley Ramirez, BJ Upton, Justin Verlander, David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman.

There will also be runner up prizes for those who find double sparkles but don't win the grand prize.

For more details visit Topps' Facebook page at

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More insanely sick hockey cards from Panini for 2010-11 Dominion Hockey

We've been finding it hard to contain our excitement about the upcoming releases from Panini.   Today's Sneak Peek images of Dominion Hockey are just adding fuel to the fire.  This is just a taste.   For more Dominion and a look at some Zenith Hockey head over to The Knight's Lance.