Sports Card News, Reviews, and Box Breaks

Archive for December, 2007

UD Black Box Breaks

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Here’s a list of live box breaks of 2007 UD Black Baseball on youtube:

1. maggettefan -

2. mainlyrookies -

3. chri5784 -

4. chr5784 -

5. jlsobe -

6. TheBackstopDOTnet-


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Truman, Taft, Eisenhower, Hoover

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I’m really into presidential cut autos, so when I find any on eBay I’ll post them here. Now if only I could afford one…

Harry Truman - 2007 Razor Poker

William H. Taft - 2006 Playoff National Treasures

Dwight D. Eisenhower - 2006 Topps Sterling

Herbert Hoover - 2007 Razor Poker

2007 Topps Sterling Analysis

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Here are some numbers on 2007 Topps Sterling Baseball. This is based on product info and checklists found in the Topps Sterling Sell Sheet. Now while the calculations that I came up with cannot be guaranteed to be 100% accurate, I am certain they are close enough to be useful for prospective buyers. This guide is for informational purposes only. So don’t blame me if you open 10 boxes based on this and get 10 Justin Morneau triple jersey cards…

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Ruth/Frazee dual cut autos

Friday, December 28th, 2007


Ranked #6 on Beckett’s list of the Century’s top cards. Harry Frazee was the owner of the Boston Redsox who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. Click on the pic to check out the auction. Buy-it-now is only $250,000, so sell your house and make an offer!

2007 Topps Sterling Checklist and Review

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Topps Sterling is back for its second year. Its similar to last year’s product in setup, but the checklist has been changed to include more of today’s active stars, along with HOFers.

Suggested Retail: $230
(You might find one for under $200 on eBay.)

If you are unfamiliar with how Topps Sterling is setup:

Case Details

  • 10 boxes per case
  • 1 Letter Patch card numbered to 1 (in a mystery pack)
  • 1 Relic/Auto/Parallel card numbered to 1
  • 1 Mickey Mantle Box
  • 1 Barry Bonds Box

Box Details

  • 5 cards per box (4 player cards + a single card mystery pack)
  • 1 Relic/Autograph numbered to 10 or less
  • 3 base cards numbered to 250
  • Mystery pack has 1 parallel base card numbered to 50 or less or a GU full letter patch numbered to 1.

2007 Topps Sterling Box

The boxes look like this and have a label with a player name on it. All four cards inside will be of that player. The mystery pack can have a card of any player.

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2007 Upper Deck Black Baseball Review

Friday, December 21st, 2007

2007 UD Black Baseball

Here’s the skinny on the just released 2007 Upper Deck Black Baseball:

Suggested Retail Price: $250 (I got mine for $210 as a pre-sell, including shipping. Seems like you can get much better prices now after the release)

2 packs per box

1 card per pack

Yep thats right… $125 per card!! The upside is that every card in the set is autographed and numbered to 99 or less, so you are guaranteed 2 low numbered autos per box. The down side is the checklist is pretty weak. This is definitely hit-or-miss with probably more misses than hits.

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