Saturday, December 14, 2013

2013 Bowman Sterling Football Trading Cards Box Break Recap And Review

Sterling is the top of the Bowman line, providing the biggest “High Risk, High Reward” offering. For 2013 Bowman Sterling Football the single most important element that can spread that risk would be a strong rookie class.  While is was obvious this year would not come close to the past 2 years, there is still some emerging talent, but this does become a prospectors year.  The one large drawback is the lack of editing of the checklist.  For a high end, hit dependent product like this with a release date in November to include hits from a player like Ryan Swope, who unfortunately retired from the NFL back in July, just 2 months after he was drafted, is unacceptable.  While I understand production timetables make it difficult to change directions midstream, but at premium prices the task of editing these kinds of situations from the release should happen.  Otherwise this is a solid set of cards and if the pitfalls can be avoided, collectors should be happy with their hits.

Bowman Sterling Football comes in at the high end of our premium cards category because of the number of hits in each box.  Each hobby box contains 6- 5 card pack.  Each box should yield a box topper bonus Rookie Patch card, 2 Auto Relics, 4 Autographs and 6 Jumbo Relic Cards.

Here are some of the cards we pulled.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 Topps Baseball Update Series Trading Cards Box Break Recap And Review

Full of late trades, mid-season rookies and All-Star selections, 2013 Topps Baseball Update Series is the final act of this year’s flagship product.  This set includes a wide variety of inserts, continuing this year’s theme of “the Chase” along with continuations from sets from Series 1 and 2 and all new inserts, plus short print photo variations and cards dedicated to “Boston Strong.”

For the purposes of review, we classify Update Series as trading cards.  You can find Update Series in a wide variety of configurations in both retail and hobby.  We opened a hobby box that contained 36 – 10 card packs with a promise of 1 autograph or 1 relic card per box.

Here are some of the cards we pulled.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Starting Monday Topps Presents 12 Days Of Holiday Giveaways

Getting into the holiday spirit, Topps will launch 12 Days of Giveaways.  They will be giving collectors a chance to win 2013 Topps boxes such as Tier One BB,  Finest BB, Bowman Inception, Bowman Platinum, Bowman Chrome, Gypsy Queen, Allen & Ginter, Topps Chrome Football,  Topps Football,  complete sets and more.  Also, collectors can win autographed cards, relic cards, autograph bats, and other memorabilia.

Topps will be giving away AT LEAST 12 prizes a DAY for 12 Days! There will be plenty of chances for collectors to win something.  To win, all you need to do is follow Topps on Twitter @toppscards (you can use this link to get there) and look for the announcements on how to win gifts every day!

It all starts Monday December 9th and runs every day until Friday December 20th!  So make sure you are following Topps on their twitter account so you do not miss out!

Good luck to all!