Sports Card News, Reviews, and Box Breaks

07-08 UD Black Basketball Box Breaks

Friday, March 28th, 2008

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

Cross-Sport Dual Autos

Friday, March 21st, 2008

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.

Superman wins the Slam Dunk Contest

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Dwight Howard won the Slam Dunk contest over the weekend, bringing some much needed freshness to the contest which has been weak over the last few years. This kid is a MONSTER.

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Of course with the added attention, Dwight Howard cards have seen a bump in price over the weekend. Its no secret that Howard is one of the most talented young players in the NBA, and at the young age of 22, I think his best years are still ahead of him.

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Birth of a Premier Stitchings Patch

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

In 2007, Upper Deck introduced a set of manufactured patch cards in UD Premier Baseball. The Premier Stitchings set was also included in UD Premier Football and will return in 2008 UD Premier Baseball and 07-08 Premier Basketball.

Von Glitschka, a graphic designer and illustrator, designed the Premier Stitchings patches for Upper Deck. Check out his homepage and his art blog. He does some really neat stuff, including the logos for Orbit Gum (which I chew constantly).

Here’s how Von went about designing a Kevin Durant patch for 07-08 Premier Basketball.

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