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2008 March Archive | The Card Blog
Sports Card News, Reviews, and Box Breaks

Archive for March, 2008

Alex Rodriguez Bowman Chrome Rainbow

Monday, March 31st, 2008

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This is probably as far as I’m going to get with my Alex Rodriguez 2007 Bowman Chrome Rainbow. The 1/1 Superfractor has already been pulled and sold on eBay, so it’s probably tucked away in someone else’s rainbow for all eternity. This actually only took me about 2 months to finish, which was a lot less time than I thought it would.

If you are a player collector, chasing the rainbow can be lots of fun, and completing it (almost) is quite satisfying. Now I need to find something else to hunt…

The Burger King!

Friday, March 28th, 2008

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If you want to see some box breaks with a twist, check out the Burger King’s box breaks. This guy busts box after box of high-end stuff and gets completely shafted every time, but he has a good sense of humor about it (with some naughty language).

Recently he put up a signed photo of himself on eBay to ease the pain of his latest Exquisite Box Break and it sold for $25!!!! I guess this guy has a real following of sympathetic viewers.

Burger King Autograph

It’s even numbered 1/1. Anyways, check out his vids for a good laugh and if you are feeling sorry for him paypal him some spare change.

07-08 UD Black Basketball Box Breaks

Friday, March 28th, 2008

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You know the drill. Here’s the 07-08 UD Black Basketball Video Box Breaks on youtube. List will be updated every so often.

I must say, I feel the urge to go out and get one of these boxes even though I got burned by UD Black Baseball. The Basketball version looks slightly better, even though its still loaded with no-name rookies and semi-scrubs.

Sportscardsraffles - 1

Chucklers - 1, 2 (Case Break, Not a great view on these)

FoxSportsCards - 1 (Mega hit, but redemption)

davidmaghe - 1

ZcoseSportsMarketing - 1, 2
ZcoseSportsMarketing’s eBay Auctions

mrnyceguy168 - 1 (Nyce hit!)

UntouchableSport - 1 (Pulled a card that I showcased in a different post)

Mainlyrookies - 1 (3 box break)
Mainlyrookies eBay Auctions (Most of the basketball has been sold)

emmitt22catch - 1 (Sweeeet Dual)

chri5784 - 1, 2, 3
chri5784 eBay Auctions

artyman60 - 1

Why must you be so ugly?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

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This card should be awesome, but instead its just ugly…

Brian Leonard Exquisite 1 of 1
Brian Leonard 2007 Exquisite Rare Materials Signatures 1/1

I collect high-end Brian Leonard Cards, but there is no way I would pay anything near the $549.99 BIN price for this card. The NFL Shield Patch and Laundry Tag are squished into the smallest possible window and the picture of Leonard makes him look like a some sort of chicken-legged dwarf.

Needless to say, I’m not a fan of the card design for this set. Seems like a waste of an NFL Shield to me.

I Call BS!!!! Beckett Exquisite Football Box Break

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

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Check out Beckett’s 2007 Exquisite Football Box Break. They bust two boxes and pull basically the two nicest cards in the entire checklist.

2007 UD Exquisite Football Break from Beckett Media LP on Vimeo.

I understand that UD wants to create buzz and show off their cooler cards, but is it really necessary to make it so blatant?? For those keeping track at home thats three 1 of 1’s, a quad patch auto, and a dual cut signature in two boxes…

Now Topps is also guilty of sending loaded boxes to Beckett to open on their box breaks. A while back they busted 2007 Topps Sterling Baseball and pulled a Joe Dimaggio Cut Auto.

Leave some hits for the collectors!!!!

Cross-Sport Dual Autos

Friday, March 21st, 2008

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UD Black Basketball was recently released and despite my bad experience with UD Black Baseball, I think its a really nice set.

There are a couple of dual autos in the set that I thought were interesting because they feature a rookie paired with a non-basketball player.

Here’s Kevin Durant and Vince Young, two guys from the University of Texas.

Kevin Durant Vince Young Dual

And Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks and Acie Law IV. Banks is the great-uncle of Law.

Ernie Banks Acie Law IV Dual

And another Cross-Sport Dual Auto I ran into recently: Shaq and A-Rod

Shaq A-Rod Dual

Being an A-Rod fan I thought this was an awesome card and I was interested in bidding but the price was just too high.