Saturday, July 16, 2011

Do we Dare To Tear? Help us decide what to do with our 2010 11 Panini Zenith Hockey Box Topper.

We've told you about Panini's Hat Trick of Hockey releases.  Number two in the series is here, 2010-11 Panini Zenith Hockey.  One of the really fun aspects of this box is a 5 X 7 Box Topper card, the return of Dare To Tear.   Here is what we pulled.
It's big... no?   To give you an idea of just how big this card is, here is a size comparison with the base cards.
 So inside this Jeremy Roenick Dare To Tear card is another regular size card that you won't find anywhere else.   It could be an Epix card, a Donruss Elite Rookie card or a National Treasure card.  But to get to the card you have to tear into the Roenick.

To tear or not?   We are going to let you decide.
Use the poll to vote and then use the comments to tell us what you would do and why.  We will leave this open for a few days to let everyone cast their vote.  Then we will reveal the rest of the box break along with the results of the rip if we are dared by enough of you.

UPDATE- Poll is closed.  Here are the final results.

Yes!  I Double Dog Dare You!  - 84.21%
No! That would be barbaric! - 15.79%

Friday, July 15, 2011

2011 Topps Rising Rookies Football, another All About Cards SPEED-break™

For Topps, 2011 Rising Rookies NFL Trading Cards is their first football release this year.   It’s a really nice mix of returning star players and the incoming rookie class. 

SPOILER – One of our autos is #/25, a really nice hit.

Here is our video box break.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

2011 Topps Baseball Series 2, another All About Cards SPEED-break™

Topps continues their 60th Anniversary Celebration with Baseball Series 2.   We ripped into a 36 pack hobby box.   Here is our video box break.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hey Check Out My Cards, what kind of Mickey Mouse operation are you running?

Most of you are probably aware of Check Out My Cards.  I've used the site often to pick up some great deals on singles.  It's also a good gauge of how real world prices are trending on cards.  Though, from a casual check last night, things may be a bit off in some instances.  At the start of my search for some baseball cards I noticed this on the first page.
This was supposed to be a listing in highest price order.  I couldn't understand why the $2.50 2010 Topps Update Atlanta Braves Mickey Mouse All-Stars was listed ahead of the 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy Babe Ruth Cut Auto Front, Don Mattingly & Derek Jeter Auto Back card with an asking price of $11,000.  So I clicked on the Mickey Mouse card and here is what I found.
One of these things is not like the others.
Which one is different?  Do you know?
Can you tell me which thing is not like the others?
And I'll tell you if it is so.

OK, so for the price of 45 Ruth/Mattingly/Jeter autos you can have your very own Atlanta Braves Mickey Mouse All-Star.  Of course you could pay $2.99 but keep in mind, you get what you pay for, so clearly the last one is 166,666 and 2/3 times better than the cheap one.

So, of course, I thought the $500,000 might have been a computer glitch until I looked at the front page again and saw this.
For the same price as the most expensive Mickey, (not Mantle) you can own a 2009 Bowman Sterling WBC Relics Black Refractors of Kosuke Fukudome.   By the way, there were only 25 of these made so this just might be the steal of the century.  Upon further inpsection I noticed something else.

The astute seller of this card is "ziggyz129" who is also the seller offering the Atlanta Braves Mickey Mouse card for the same price.

This poses a real dilemma for those who can only spend a half a million dollars.  Which card do you get?

I wonder if Ziggy is willing to negotiate.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Complete List of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Autograph Cards

We gave you the complete list of Non-Baseball autographs in 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter, so how about the complete list of BASEBALL autographs?   Sound reasonable.   Here is our list.

Adrian Gonzalez
Albert Pujols
Andres Torres
Angel Pagan
Aroldis Chapman
Brent Morel
Brett Wallace
CC Sabathia
Chase Utley
Chone Figgins
Chris Sale
Daniel Hudson
David DeJesus
Freddy Sanchez
Gio Gonzalez
Jason Heyward
Jose Bautista
Josh Hamilton
Josh Johnson
Joe Mauer
Jose Tabata
Miguel Cabrera
Michael Morse
Nelson Cruz
Randy Wells
Roy Halladay
Sergio Mitre
Starlin Castro
Ubaldo Jimenez