Sports Card News, Reviews, and Box Breaks

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.

Exquisite Box Breaks!

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

2007 Exquisite Football is hot off the presses. In case you didn’t know, Exquisite Football is like the Rolls Royce of football products. Since I can’t afford to buy a box myself, I figured the least I could do is compile a list of the breaks on youtube so you can see what it’s all about. If you see a card you like, check the eBay links. They might be up for sale right now.

chri5784 - 1, 2
chri5784’s eBay Auctions

meng5 - 1

speedlegg - 1
speedlegg’s eBay Auctions

swjedi2000 - 1, 2, 3
swjedi2000’s eBay Auctions

rookiesandpros - 1, 2

maggettefan - 1, 2, 3, 4
maggettefan’s eBay Auctions

Mainlyrookies - 1, 2
Mainlyrookies’ eBay Auctions

bigvick1077 - 1, 2
bigvick1077’s eBay Auctions

marcelbilak - 1, 2
marcelbilak’s eBay Auctions

Updated 3/18/08:

WhacksPacks - 1

BoxBREAKING - 1

jandjsportscard - 1, 2

A-Rod Triple Patch from the WBC

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Just picked this up this 2006 Exquisite Alex Rodriguez Triple Patch #’d 17/25 for my personal collection. The patches are from A-Rod’s World Baseball Classic Jersey. Sick sick sick flag patch in the middle:

Alex Rodriguez 2006 Exquisite Patch

Expecting some more pickups this weekend so check back!

As far as letter patches go, this is one of my favorites

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Brodeur182 from the Bench turned up this “letter” patch. I’ve definitely never seen one of these before:

Apostrophe Patch

It ended up selling for $100.03!!! Now I’m not too familiar with Terry O’Reilly, but I’m pretty sure his other letter patches aren’t selling for that much. Must be lots of Irishmen wanting to spell out their last names that drove up the price.

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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Alex Rodriguez SP RC

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

From time to time I’m going to post some of the cards from my personal collection so you guys can see what I’m into. I’m a big Yankees fan, so we’ll start it off with my favorite player, Alex Rodriguez, Mr. April himself.

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1994 SP - His best “true” rookie card and condition sensitive. 1,027 graded BGS 9 out of 9,971 submissions.

I have another raw version of this card and it actually looks like its in better condition than the BGS 9. When I get enough cards together I’m going to send it in to be graded.