Friday, February 3, 2012

2011 Topps Supreme Football NFL Trading Cards Box Break Recap And Review

Topps Supreme Football is a product that continues to live up to its name.  With striking design, a great veteran checklist and deep rookie class, 2011 Topps Supreme Football will keep most high-end collectors very happy.   But if you can swing it, this is a product that excels when it is purchased by the case.

Topps Supreme falls firmly into our ultra premium cards category.  Each box contains 8 4 cards, 2 base cards numbered to 429, 1 base parallel and 1 hit that can be an autograph, autograph relic or relic card.

Here are the cards we pulled from the box.

 Von Miller, front and back, Austin Pettis

 Jerry Rice violet parallel #/75

Christian Ponder Auto Dual Relic numbered 07/15
(As astute readers pointed out to me because I didn't catch it, this is an eBay 1/1)

Overall Look
I have to admit, I like the look of this year’s cards over the design of last year, even though those cards were great looking too.  Pardon the pun but the stone background gives these cards weight and helps make the gold accents pop.  All of the numbering and lettering is attractive and easy to read.  The gradated background behind the sticker auto makes it look great. The coloring for the base parallels work very well.

Quality and Variety of Players
There is a nice mix here of Rookies to Veterans to Retired Stars.  Hits in the product lean more towards the Premiere Rookie Class but there is still the opportunity to pull some major hits from the proven stars of the game.

Thrill Seeking Fulfillment and Experience
It is four cards so it doesn’t take long to determine what you think of your box.  While the ride is short, it is exciting.  This is a good entry point for high-end collectors before they dive into the deep waters of a product like 5 Star.

Buyers Remorse or Speculator's Delight
Supreme is in line with expectations for Ultra Premium boxes across the entire run.  As Ultra Premium boxes go, Supreme is on the less expensive side so you can still temper your commitment.  But the best bet is to look towards cases of Supreme. With 5 out of the 16 boxes contained in a case, your hit will be a relic card, but the other 11 boxes should make up for that as 4 of those hits will be Autographed Relics, 4 will be Auto Rookies, 1 will be a multi player Autograph, 1 will be a single autograph and then there will be 1 more of any of the previously mentioned autographs.   Case purchases should provide a high level of satisfaction.

4 1/2 out of 5

In 2011 Topps Supreme Football you’ll find ultra premium small boxes with big potential.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2011 Topps Supreme Football Video Box Break

One box, four cards with lots of potential.  That's 2011 Topps Supreme in a nutshell.   The front end checklist took almost as long as it took to open the box.

Check out this 2 minute video to see which cards we pulled.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 TCSP Diamond Cuts Baseball Box Break Recap And Contest Winner Announcement

So here are scans of the cards that were pulled from our box.

Peace Bridge Stamp Card
 A 13 cent stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Peace Bridge that was issued on August 4, 1977.

Carl Erskine Fan Favorites Cut Auto 1/1
 With a Won-Loss record of 122-78, this right-handed pitcher spent his entire career with the Dodgers, both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, from 1948 to 1959.

Which leads us to our contest.

The correct answer to the first team and decade of debut of the cut auto is “Dodgers – 1940’s” and someone guessed that!  I am so happy we have a winner!

The winner of the prize which is a Cut Auto limited to /5 or less is Greg Zakwin, who is know to bloggers and on the TSCP site as “Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle.” 

Big congratulations.  Send us an email so we can put you in contact with the folks at Tri City Sports PL and you can make arrangements to get your prize from them.   Make sure to let us know who’s cut auto they send you.

2012 TCSP Diamond Cuts Baseball Video Box Break

Here is the video of our box break of 2012 Tri City Sports PL Diamond Cuts Baseball.  TCSP provided the box for us to open and ran a contest in conjunction with the opening of the box.

Spoiler Alert - someone won the contest which makes us very happy.

Who won?  You will have to check the video out to see which cut auto we pulled.  The winner is the person who guessed the player's first team and decade the player debuted.

A recap and official winner announcement will follow.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 Topps Baseball Series 1 Golden Giveaway Details

Here are the details on the Golden Giveaway, the program that replaces last year’s Diamond Giveaway.

In every 6th pack of 2012 Topps Baseball Series 1 will have a Golden Giveaway Code card and every code unlocks a chance to win prizes.  The codes unlock cards and digital coins, which seems like a replacement for the rings in the Diamond Giveaway.

Here is what you will be chasing.

100 different Golden Moments Die Cut Chrome Cards featuring 100 different players and their greatest Golden Moments.  There will be parallels in gold  numbered to 99 and One-of-One Truly Golden Moments Die Cut Chrome Cards embedded with a real piece of gold.

One of One Gold Base Set Parallel which is a parallel of this year’s base set embedded with a real piece of gold.

Digital Gold Coins.  90 in all, 30 Team Coins, 30 Player Coins and 30 Retired Players coins. The more unique coins you unlocked the more prizes you can win. Unlock ten unique coins and you automatically qualify for a chance to win a Ken Griffey Jr. autographed gold coin card.  Unlock 30 team coins, 30 player coins or 30 retired player coins and you instantly win a Willie Mays autographed gold coin card.

Monday, January 30, 2012

More Golden Elements To 2012 Topps Baseball Series 1 Revealed

We’ve established that the 2012 Topps Baseball Series 1’s theme is gold.  We have the Gold Rush wrapper redemption program, Gold Tickets and 14K Solid Golden Greats cards in the mix as of big pulls.

The golden theme extends to the cards too. There will be 3 gold themed relic sets.

Starting at the top left of the picture above are Golden Retired Rings cards.  These cards showcase different tops of golden rings manufactured specifically for each retired player and engraved with that player’s jersey number.  Besides the Don Mattingly there will be Cal Ripken, Jr., Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays and more.

To the right of that are golden World Series Champion Pin cards which include a specially designed World Series Pin embedded into the card.  There will be 20 different cards in all with players like Tim Lincecum, Lou Gehrig, Sandy Koufax and more.

Below that are Golden Great Coin cards that feature 15 different legends of the game with an actual coin embedded into the player’s card.  These limited pieces are sequentially numbered to the player’s jersey number and include Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Jackie Robinson, amongst others.

The card to the left of that is the previously mentioned Albert Pujols SP in his Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim uniform.

Tomorrow details about the last piece of the golden puzzle, the Golden Giveaway, will be revealed.