Sunday, May 31, 2009

Update 5/31/09

Hey guys, I'm a little behind right now but not for long. Last Wednesday, after my family saw the new movie, "Night At The Museum 2: Battle Of The Smithsonian" (which was a good movie), my dad took me over to the card shop and we bought some stuff. Before I put on that recap I want to say that my undiscovered brand old microphone is working and I am able to narrate my movies. Here is a video from Movie Maker I made recently:

PLEASE WATCH
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Thanks for looking, and see ya!
(By the way, the reason why Rocky's theme song was in both videos was because I watched it with my dad recently and downloaded it afterwards:)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I would watch out!

Scammers are everywhere, as well as for this card:



Please explain to me how THIS IS WORTH $30!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What the heck Upper Deck???

I thought I liked you!



OK, where is He!!!! They are talking about Michael Phelps so he might want to be ON THE CARD!!! How about something like this:




Also, check out this UD Series 2 box break by Wax Heaven! Come on UD!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cast Your Vote Today!

For the 2009 drewscards 4th Quarter School Year Ending Spectacular Poll on the sidebar!

Your choices:

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter
Release Date: 7/1/09
Product Info Here!



2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History
Product Info Here!



2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes
Product Info Here!
I already completed the base set though, so I don't know if I should get another one or not! Maybe I'll do a giveaway of the base cards to you guys!



2007 Upper Deck Elements
Product Info Here!



2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces
Product Info Here!



2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Signatures
Product Info Here!

So go vote and help me out with the decision! Thanks a lot and see ya!

Narrowing It Down

So, this is basically a Part 2 of last post. Here are the boxes I may possibly choose for the 4th Quarter Spectacular from the last 3 years:

2009 Topps Series 2
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter (after its release)
2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History
2008 Donruss Threads
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes
2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces
2007 Upper Deck Goudey
2007 Upper Deck Elements
2007 Topps Turkey Red
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic

So, I need to eliminate some for the poll. What will I choose? This is "drewscards" Idol!
OK maybe not, but anyway, 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter please come to the stage (fans cheer)! Welcome to the Top 6! 2007 Upper Deck Goudey, so long sucker! 2007 Topps Turkey Red, bye bye! 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot, see ya! 2007 Upper Deck Elements, welcome to the Top 6! Here's what it now looks like:

2009 Topps Series 2
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter (after its release)
2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History
2008 Donruss Threads
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes
2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces
2007 Upper Deck Elements
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic

Bold: Not chosen yet Normal: In to the Poll!

OK, more, more, more! 2007 Upper Sweet Spot Classic is in! 2008 UD Masterpieces is out! 2009 UD Piece of History is in! 2008 Donruss Threads is out! Here is another updated version:

2009 Topps Series 2
2009 Topps Allen & Ginter (after its release)
2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces
2007 Upper Deck Elements
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic

So, 2 of these will make it in, and one will stay in the card shop! One that will make it is 2007UD Masterpieces! The last one will be UD Baseball Heroes, which sends 09 Topps Series 2 home! Thanks for viewing drewscards Idol, and make sure to vote online on www.drewsbbcards.blogspot.com for your top 2 favorites!

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter (after its release)
2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces
2007 Upper Deck Elements
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic

Suggestions for 4th Quarter Spectacular

Hey guys, Drew back here with a question. What do you want me to break? I will certainly do group breaks when I get out of the house, but that will be a long while. So, for now, you'll just have to sit back and look at the cards I pull.

So, my point, is that the End of the School Year is coming and I don't know what to break! I will put a poll on the sidebar for it, because I am now assuming that you want me to continue the video highlights, so that will be there. I will probably choose one or two of the top boxes to break, but I may add my take into it as well. Please, if you vote on this poll, choose by your experience and luck with the product and don't pick the worst options unless you really like the product.

Alright, lets see, what to break, what to break. I know! I'll go over to Blowout Cards and do some process of elimination. The next baseball product to come out is 09 UD SP Legendary Cuts, and Allen & Ginter will be out around that time, but I'll break A&G some other time.

2009:
Topps Series 1: Too old, no
Topps Series 2: A possibility
UD Series 1: Too old, no
UD Series 2: I'll just get a blaster and I'll be fine, so no.
Heritage: Too much $ for 1 garbage hit, no
Goudey: No
Piece of History: Want to open one.
Bowman: No
Bowman Jumbo: Too much $
Finest: No
Tristar: No
UD First Edition: Cheap Set, no
Attax: Heck no
Spectrum: No
SPX: Nice but too much $

2008:
Maybes:
Donruss Threads: Possibly
Heroes: Maybe
Masterpieces: Maybe

2007:
Possibilities: Turkey Red, Elements, Goudey, Masterpieces, Sweet Spot, Sweet Spot Classic

Saturday, May 23, 2009

2009 Baseball Product Overall Reviews

Hey guys, Drew back here with my overall ratings of the 2009 Baseball Card Products. The ratings are out of 10 stars, ten being a fantastic product and 0 being a horrible one. Here we go:

2009 Baseball Cards


Topps Series 1- ******** 8 out of 10
Why: Topps really started the hobby year out great! The cards had WAY nicer photography than last year's horror flick they called the baseball card! Nice to see a simple but nice design on the cards as well! I like this product a lot, and the inserts are top-notch, with the Turkey Reds and the Legends of the Game inserts. The WBC Classic stuff is nice too, but one thing I don't like is do you notice what I notice? I constantly pull the same League Leaders cards in almost every pack I open!

Topps Heritage- *******7 out of 10
Why: This product I haven't gotten much of, but I've seen enough to say that this is a heck of a set collectors product! I really am not a set collector but the design is really nice and the inserts are well done. One thing I would have to say is that the prices are extremely high for something that won't pay you back, and they should lower the prices $25-$35 lower than the $90-$100 they sell it for, and that still won't pay it back. The "Clubhouse Collection" game used look terrible, and spending $100 on a box that pays for $25 total is not good, but it is nice, and many collectors would be happy to see the price lowered.



Topps Attax- ***** 5 out of 10
This isn't really a set for me. The games look pretty fun, way more fun than any Yugi-oh or Pokemon game out there, but it is cheap. The cards aren't thick or aren't glossy, so they feel like the Sports Illustrated Kids cards in the magazines. I've gotten one pack of this, and I have to say that the parallels are much nicer and Topps should make a set based on them. The code cards are pretty ugly as well.



Topps Finest- ****** 7 out of 10
Why: This grade would be better with a better rookie class. This year, the best player is David Price with Travis Snider in there as well, and after that, you're lef with garbage like Bobby Parnell or Phil Coke. The letter patch autographs are very nicely done, unlike last years Topps Letterman Football's letter patch autographs. The base cards are really nice, and I have seen some reall nice pulls out of this before! The parallels are the highlight of the boxes, and I really like the gold one! The cards are awfully expensive though with a slim chance at a sweet card, so unless you want to be this guy, I wouldn't risk buying this product.

Bowman (Including Jumbo)- ****** 6 out of 10
Why: Again, last year had a WAY better rookie class, and this year's weak one really effects cards. Hopefully, someone steps up like Travis Snider and we could have another big name rookie. Anyway, this product design is short, sweet, and is definitely similar to past Bowmans. The chrome cards look very nice as usual, and I can't wait for that individual product to come out, but for now, this will do.


Upper Deck (including 1st Edition)- ******** 8 out of 10
Why: This year's UD is starting to make a statement. It has hid behind Topps 09 Series 1 for a very long time, but I think they are even. Both have nice designs, the game used goes to UD, the parallels go to Topps, and they both have equal prices and results. The photography once again is great in this product, and I think it should deserve more. This years Starquests are nice, followed by the O-Pee-Chee Inserts, the Rivals inserts, the 20th Anniversary set, and many more reasons to collect this product!



Upper Deck Spectrum- **** 4 out of 10
Why: Purple Cards? Cheech Martin Autographs? End of story.



Upper Deck Piece of History- ******* 7 out of 10
Why: This product is very nice. The base card design is fantastic, and the historical moments are well selected. The inserts are extremely sharp, and I can't say anything bad because in 2 packs of it, I got a Victor Martinez Patch Card #ed/25! But, one thing I don't like about the set is the consistent shortage of hits and the price rising. I mean, I know we are going an economic crisis right now, but they could at least lower the price. If you say there are 4 hits per box, why aren't there 4 hits in ANY BOX! At least tell us the truth about this, like they would try to lure us into buying it! Other than that, the product is one of the best.

Upper Deck Goudey- ****** 6 out of 10
Why: Goudey 09 is very similar to 08 Goudey. The design is basically the same, but without Derek Jeter & ken Griffey Jr. says on the bottom. It is very plain this year though, and some of the photography is pretty bad. The game used aren't great, but the autographs look pretty good so far. I've gotten 4 hobby packs of this already, so I can say that the Heads Up Inserts are great, and same with the 4 in 1's. Next year, Goudey needs some work, if they have it by then.

Upper Deck SPX- ******* 7 out of 10
Why: SPX is quietly doing pretty good this year. I like the base cards a lot actually, somewhat 08 UD X like, but nicer. The game used cards are nice, and I love the Dimaggio Career Highlights inserts. The buyback on the top can always help, and I hear there are around 5 hits per box. Last year, one hit per pack had this product at a high price, and this year, the price went down a little and you get less. So, yeah, I like it.



This does not include Tristar Products and the new Topps Series 2 & UD Series 2

The winning percentage is out of 100 and is the chance I will buy it again...

2009 Card Overall Standings
Product, Winning Percentage, GB

1- 2009 Topps & 2009 Upper Deck - 100%, 0 Games Back
3- 2009 UD SPX 75% 2009 Topps Heritage 60%, 2009 UD Piece of History 100% are all one game back.
6- 2009 Bowman 80% & 2009 UD Goudey 100% are 2 games back.
8- 2009 Topps Attax 40% and 3 games back.
9- 2009 UD Spectrum 25% and 4 games back.

So there you have it, thanks for looking and I'm hoping there is a better 2nd half!

Also, I want to thank Matt F. from A Pack To Be Named Later for becoming my 4th subscriber. I really appreciate your subscription, and I hope you enjoy the blog! I will also add you to the blog list and subsribe to you too!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Un-important Mail, BoxBuster Raffle, & Another One!

Hey guys, quite a few things to say right now. I just got home from another game, and I'm pretty proud looking at my stats this year:

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB/HBP K BA OBP
33 14 1 2 0 5 3 2 .424 .515

My team isn't doing so well, but I'm having fun and I'm very proud of what I've accomplished!

Also, I want to wish BoxBusters a 2 day late birthday shoutout, and I am saying this not only because he's one of the best bloggers out there, but he had a nice birthday contest! All you needed to do was guess his birthday, and by saying quote in the contest rules blog entry, "Deadline to enter is May 20th", I guessed May 20th, got it right, and got into the drawing. Well, because us stupid Americans we are, barely anybody noticed this clue and not many people got it right. He threw in everyone, and did a random video. I happened to win the grand prize and got a free slot into his BoxBusters 2008 Playoff Prime Cuts IV Raffle, for a chance to win the box! For only $15, you can get a free slot to win a $200 + box for less than a blaster! Think about it, would you prefer a Hank Aaron autographed jersey card or a Kevin Millwood Game Used Pants? He only has 3 guys entered right now, and he needs guys to get in there. So, with my small fan attendence I've slowly rounded up, go sign up today!

Wax Heaven, hobby god as you may know him as, is reaching 1,000,000 visitors, and he actually recently did and currently he has 1,008,838 fans! He just finished a 5 part contest with a grand prize of a $50 DA Card World gift certificate! The 1st Contest was to win a 1/1 Ryan Howard Sketch Card from 2009 Topps, The 2nd Contest was to win a box of 08 Razor Letterman, The 3rd Contest was to win a 07 Bowman's Best Lincecum Auto, the 4th contest was to win either the Name That Ballplayer: The Ultimate “Whodunnit?” Quiz book or the 2009 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards 18th Edition DVD, and the 5th contest prize was to win a 2002 Bowman Chrome X fractor #/150! So, congrats Wax Heaven, and thanks for the contests! (I hope I win!!!)

I got some mail in today, just an 8 x 10 unsigned picture of Nick Swisher pitching to send out through the mail to him with, and it looks really nice, even better when Nick Swisher signs his name on it!

Lastly, I want to thank Waxaholic, another fantastic blogger, for subscribing to my blog. I hope you enjoy it and I really appreciate it. If you haven't already checked out his blog here is the link to Mr. Waxaholic's blog: http://waxaholic.blogspot.com/. It will be on the sidebar, and I will also subscribe to him!

Before I leave, I want all you Youtubers to check out my buddy's youtube account! He is always ready for more subscribers, and he has some pretty good videos on there. I will leave this link on the sidebar as well, so, check it out, and see ya! http://www.youtube.com/user/mattman2096

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Man, I wish I had hair Like this...



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360151452053

17, 500!!!!

09 Goudey & 09 Bowman

Hey guys, Drew back here after a post on my other blog and a trip to my hobby shop last Saturday! But 1st, I'm a happy man over here in New York, as the Yankees have won 7 in a row and A-Rod & Tex both hit home runs in 4 straight games! So, I went to the shop with Joemama, and I got some supplies, including one 4 row box to store cards and a binder to store with as well. The box is going to be for Yankees cards, and I'm surprised on how many I have!

So, I also picked up 1 random lot, and 1 Yankees mixed lot, and a trip to my vendor got me 75 cents worth of old Yankee farts. I also got the new Beckett magazine, the 1st one I've gotten since 2006! With help from Joemama, I also picked up 4 packs of the new Goudey & 4 packs of the new Bowman! So, here's the recap. By the way, with the recaps, I posted a poll to keep them or not. I don't know if you like them or not, but, here we go:

video

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mailday- Old Stuff

Hey Guys, got some mail in and got some nice stuff! The recap has it all, here you go:

video

This guy selling the cards is selling TONS of lots! Check this auction out! 100 Cards in Packs for $8.95 with FREE SHIPPING!
AUCTION

See Ya!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thanks a lot!

As you can see, I'm happy! I just was subscribed to by Dinged Corners, one of the best bloggers out there for card collecting! Thanks a lot for subscribing and enjoy my blogs! So, anyone else out there that feels like making a 12 year old's day, come over here and subscribe to me! Thanks again, and see ya!

Blog: Dinged Corners

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rip Card NEW IDEA NEVER DISCOVERED BY MANKIND!!!

WARNING: THIS HAS NOT BEEN TESTED YET!!! IF THE CARD HAPPENS TO BLOW UP, OR CATCH ON FIRE, REMEMBER I DID NOT TELL YOU ABOUT THIS!

Alright guys, I had a great idea recently about rip-cards. If you don't happen to have a flashlight with you, I have an idea! So, if you have a scanner with you, what you do is, you know how when you scan something a bright white light moves along the belt to scan the photo tray or whatever you want to call it. Well, I noticed that when the light moves along the card, you can see through it! So, I haven't tried it yet, because I don't have any unopened rip cards right now, but try scanning it and see the inside. Again, I'm not sure if it will work or not but still, try it! Thanks, and See ya!



Good rip-cards for sale
John Lackey
David Ortiz (same as mine)
3 Card Lot (Damon, Bedard, & C.Lee)
Albert Pujols (if you live on rich street!)
James Shields


2008 UD Baseball Heroes Review Part 2

Alright guys, time for the grading. Here we go:

2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes PRODUCT REVIEW

Design:
I love this design. It has a high end and low end kind of look. And now, I'm the master at these cards, since I recently completed the base set, and I love the collation of the rookies, veterans, and legends. The design at times looks like a cheap set, but also at times it looks really nice. It is one of my favorite 2008 card designs for baseball. Grade: A

Price:
The price is fantastic! Boxes can be found for about $60, but I bought my box for $52 from Blowout Cards during their weekend deals. For the amount of stuff you get, this is the perfect price. Some other equally good products from last year should drop to a price around this. Grade: A+
Hits:
I have seen horrible boxes of this before, but I've made out like a bandit so far! A Chipper Jones Patch Auto #ed/15, a Bob Gibson Relic, and a Carlos Beltran Patch! So, in this box, I was surprised to keep the streak going with Mike's Steve Carlton Jersey Auto #ed/10! I pulled a nice Bob Gibson/Jake Peavy dual game used #ed 1/50 as well, and the hits after that that we got are currently going for cheap on eBay. Although Mike's Rich Harden game used is numbered out of 200, one numbered out of 50 is going for $4 on ebay! My Kevin Kouzmanoff relic can be found for $1! So, I've been lucky, but I can't grade the hits real well because many boxes I have seen haven't had anything good. Grade: B

Overall:
This product is one of my faves. It has a great price and great results, similar to 2008 UD Piece of History! I like the cards as well, and the parallels blow me away, especially the red. So, if you want to see my 1st part of the review, here it is. I now have the whole set and I am real happy! I think this spectacular was the best one so far, with the Bowman's Best box, and this one, I was really happy with the results, and Mike is really happy with the Carlton. Overall Grade: A

Thanks for looking and see ya! By the way, I just sent out my Mussina TTM, and found so many more great addresses on sportscollectors.net, so I'll have more TTm's in the future, and some cool ones as well. I will also creat my own personalized card set, and maybe a cut signature set using my autographed index cards from future TTm's. Lastly, I have a great idea for finding out how to see the inside of a rip card from Allen & Ginter involving a scanner. So stay tuned for that stuff, and see ya!


Saturday, May 9, 2009

3rd Quarter Spectacular- Split with Sweeny

Hey guys, Drew back here, and I have a new favorite product. Mike & I split a box of 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes. For the 2nd Quarter Spectacular, I opened a box of this and had some good luck. Also, I pulled a sick card at Dragon's Den, one of my local stores in one pack! So, I already loved this product, but now I love it more! Here is the all new 2008 UD Baseball Heroes Box Break Review!



PRODUCT INFO:
24 Packs Per Box
8 Cards Per Pack
192 Cards Per Box
96 Cards Each In a Split
6 Yankee Stadium Legacy Inserts Per Box
A Numbered Parallel in every Pack without a YSL or Hit
3 Memorabilia Cards & 1 Autograph Per Box on Average
2 Autographed Memorabilia Cards Per 10 Box Case!
1 Yankee Stadium Legacy Game Used Relic Per Case
Chase Patch Autographs, Patches, and other great things!

MY BOX BREAK SPLIT HIT RESULTS
1 Game Used Blue Parallel Dual Relic #ed 1/50 of Bob Gibson/Jake Peavy!
1 Game Used Light Blue Relic #/200 of Kevin Kouzmanoff

MIKE'S BOX BREAK SPLIT HIT RESULTS
1 Game Used Relic #ed/200 of Rich Harden
1 Autographed Memorabilia Card #ed/10 of Steve Carlton! (yeah, that's the one!)

Serial Numbered Parallels
Yogi Berra #ed/399 Silver (MIKE)
Rod Carew #ed/299 Beige (MIKE)
Chin-Lung Hu RC #ed/99 Sea Green (MIKE)
Chris B. Young #ed/249 Red (MIKE)
Alfonso Soriano #ed/199 Blue (MIKE)
Omar Vizquel #ed/499 Green (MIKE)
Gary Sheffield #ed499 Green (MIKE)
Grady Sizemore #ed/399 Silver (ME)
Cole Hamels #ed/399 Silver (ME)
Pedro Martinez #ed/499 Green (ME)
Wade Boggs #ed/199 Blue (ME)
Ozzie Smith #ed/499 Green (ME)
Nolan Ryan/Greg Maddux/Randy Johnson #ed/199 Blue (ME)
Griffey Jr./Guerrero/Clemente/Dimaggio #ed/499 Green (ME)

Yankee Stadium Legacies
Roger Clemens #6247 (ME)
Andy Pettitte #6297 (ME)
John Wetteland #5647 (MIKE)
Derek Jeter #5672 (MIKE)
Mariano Rivera #6322 (MIKE)
Roger Clemens #6272 (MIKE)

So, we got a really good box! I love my Gibson Dual with Jake Peavy, but Mike got a sick hit to add to his collection! Anytime you pull a Steve Carlton autograph you have some good luck. As for our other hits, my Kevin Kouzmanoff Relic was horrible, and now I have 2 autographs, and 1 relic of him! Mike also got a Harden GU, which isn't great but not too bad. So, I will grade it soon, but for now I will finish with this...

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

New Blog!

Hey guys, Drew back here, and I'm excited. Not only is Mike coming over for the Split today of 08 UD Baseball Heroes, but I'm running a cool new blog. The url is www.numberonerecords.blogspot.com and it is called Today's Hits (remix feat dr. drew). Here is a copy of my 1st entry, explaining the blog. Enjoy!

Hey guys, I'm Drew, and I am running this blog, Today's Hits (remix feat dr. drew). I am going to make my own personal top 20 lists of songs and music videos, I will make album reviews song by song, and I will write about your favorites! Stay tuned, because I will load your minds with great songs, newer or a little older, and keep you on top my Ipod songs! These songs I will use are Pop, Pop Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Rap, and a little Rock/Alternative. So, I'll see you there!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

3rd Quarter Spectacular- 2007 Bowman's Best

Hey guys, Drew back here with a box break review. I recently got the boxes in after paying free shipping and getting the boxes after 3 days. So, Joemama and I busted a box of 2007 Bowman's Best and had very good results. We opened the box in the brand new drewscards Basement Studio, after being worked on all day! In the video, the 1st picture is of us in the studio! Here is the review:



PRODUCT INFO:
3 Mini Boxes Per Box
5 Packs per Mini Box
5 Cards Per Pack
75 Cards Per Box
15 Packs per Box
1 Prospect Autograph in every mini-box
1 Rookie Autograph in every mini-box
1 Veteran Autograph in every mini-box
9 Autographs Total!
2 A-Rod Road To 500 Inserts Per Box
A Numbered Parallel in every pack without a hit!

MY BOX BREAK RESULTS:
3 Prospect Autographs (David Huff, Emmanuel Burris, & Cameron Maybin- all not #ed)
3 Rookie Autographs (Kevin Kouzmanoff, Ryan Sweeney, & Alejandro De Aza) (Aza- Blue Parallel #ed/99)
1 Rookie Relic! (Daisuke Matsusaka Rookie Card Relic)
3 Veterans Autographs (Jeremy Hermida, Hanley Ramirez, & Erik Bedard)
2 A-Rod Road To 500 Inserts (#'s 409 & 420)
7 Serial Numbered Cards
1 A-Rod 500 Career Home Run Insert

You can see everything in this video...

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Talk About A Marlins Hot Box!

Product Review:

Design:
This is one of the best new card designed sets I own. The cards are unbelievably nice, and they fit the sticker autos in perfectly, so even they look good. I love the different color parallels, and I also like the prospect variations as well. The base cards are extremely thick, but I don't think that matters at all! Grade: A+

Price:
I would not have bought this product without Blowout's help. I bought the boxes on one of the weekend specials, and got it for $35 off! Talk about a great deal! I guess I paid up for what I bought with it, but if it was $35 more, I wouldn't have. Grade: B-
Discounted Price Grade: B+

Hits:
These hits are very nice. Finally I don't have to worry about relics, but then, I got one. It turns out that the only jersey card in the set is of Dice-K, and I got it. I'm wondering if it is from Japan or not, or maybe some stupid photo shoot. But, the Hanley is sweet, I really love the design of the blue parallel that they use, which I pulled one of Alejandro De Aza. The Hermida & Bedard autographs are nice too, but the crown jewels of the box is the autograph of Cameron Maybin, who isn't playing well this year, but is a big name prospect whose Bowmans Best Auto ranges from $15 to $40. Grade: A

Overall:
Overall, this box wasn't an A+, but it was around those lines. The Marlins are a good team to get young player autographs in, and I'm pleased. Hanley was rated #1 on Espn for fantasy in the pre-season, so I'm happy to have his autograph. As for Kevin Kouzmanoff (KKK Man), I don't want any more of him. I got some nice #ed cards too, especially the green parallels, and I again, was happy with the box. Overall Grade: A-

So guys, remember to tune for sometime in the next couple weeks for Mike & I to do our annual Split, this time of 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes. I will also post an idea of a rip card trick I thought of sometime soon as well. As for TTMs, I will soon send one out to Mr. Mike Mussina, and it would be sick to get this stuff signed! So, See Ya!




Upper Deck X Box Break Review

Hey guys, Drew back here, a couple boxes behind, but still from my dad I got a box of UD X 2008 fro getting braces, and this is the complete review. I will use a similar design to Wax Heaven and many other bloggers for box break reviews, so here we go:



UPPER DECK X HOBBY BOX AVERAGE PULLS
20 Packs Per Box
8 Cards Per Pack
160 Cards per box
2 Autographs per box on average!
5 Yankee Stadium Legacy Cards
1 X Ponential Insert Per Pack (Levels 1, 2 , 3, & 4, 4 being the rarest and on average pull 1 per box)
X Ponential Averages:
1 Level 4
2 Level 3's
Level 2 & 1 make up the rest of the packs.

MY BOX BREAK RESULTS

2 Autographs- Rich Thompson & Josh Newman
1 X Ponential Level 4- David Wright
2 X Ponential Level 3's- Torii Hunter & Manny Ramirez
5 Legacies- Lazzeri, Ruffing, DiMaggio, Dickey, & Lefty Gomez (comment to ask for #'s)

Product Review:

Design:
Well, everybody hated the design for this product, but they actually used really nice photography with the cards. For the price, no doubt it's a steal, even though it looks like a little kids product, I think it is pretty good. Grade: B

Price:
The price for this stuff is pretty good for what you are getting. Think of a $20 blaster box from Target, when you get 1 hit for that price, usually quite suckish. Well, for $15 more, you can get 2 autographs, which I would take over game used on any day. So, the price on Blowout is $34.99 right now, and on DA it is $43, and at a local hobby shop, probably around $50. Grade: A

Hits:
The hits in this product are somewhat confusing. In retail they use only game used, but in hobby they only use autographs. So, I'm not confused, but I certainly was. The hits I got were not that great, we could've done better, but they are both rookies and I'll give them a chance. (Josh Newman & Rich Thompson) Grade: C

Overall:I wasn't all that excited about the hits, but I do like the X Ponential inserts, and the YSL inserts are nice. The base design is cool, and I was able to complete the set, my 1st complete set, even though all I did was buy a box and get all of them. So, I'm happy with it. Overall Grade: B-





Braces Rewards!

Hey guys, Drew back here with something that happened last Tuesday. I got around 10,000 cards from my dad for getting braces. He got the huge lot for cheap off craigslist, and there is so much stuff in this huge box that videos can only explain...

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I got about 7 Manny rookies, a Jeter, a Thome, a Chipper, and more great rookies, and I'm now a master collector of 1992 and 1993 Topps. There are 2 football sets in there, but the rest is baseball. There is one box that has a lot of old cards from the 70's and 80's, so I'm very pleased. Here is a complete recap of that PLUS the 3 hobby packs he got me (Goudey 08, Spectrum 09, and UD 09) a mixed set from my local shop, and a hobby box of Upper Deck X. Check it out! (post on X will be made as soon as possible)

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Things are getting better!

Well guys, things are beginning to change. My computer problem is fixed, and I was able to get the videos on my camera on without any errors. Today I am going to Best Buy either to get the camera fixed or to get a new one with the warranty. As for baseball, I'm still slumping, but 2 games ago, I was 2 for 3 with a triple, single, and walk, but I got benched half of yesterdays game and struck out my only ab. So I will now be able to make more movies, edit stuff, and post stuff, because now all my stuff is backed up on an extra hard drive. See Ya!