Sports Card News, Reviews, and Box Breaks

The Topps Relic Room

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Here’s an interesting interview with a Topps Representative about the process of making a Relic Card. He takes you inside the Topps Relic Room where the Game Used relics that Topps uses to make cards are stored.

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The Topps Sterling Barry Bonds Jumbo Swatch Card with the hat logo seen in the video has turned up on eBay. Click the picture below to see the auction.
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I didn’t break this box. This box broke me.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Here’s my entry in the “Most Painful UD Black Box Break” contest:

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Ouch!

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Tristar Signa Cuts Football

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Typically, I try to stay away from some of the smaller card companies, but Tristar Signa Cuts caught my attention because supposedly you get a cut auto in each pack, of a Hall of Famer, Award Winner or Fan Favorite. The checklist actually looks pretty decent, with the big hit being a Jim Thorpe cut auto along with Vince Lombardi, Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson and more.

After doing a little research however, I have to say STAY AWAY from this product.

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Topps Sterling Box Breaks

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Here’s a list of the Topps Sterling Box Breaks on youtube:

bjhunpainting - 1, 2 , 3, 4
bjhunpainting’s eBay auctions including BIG HIT

jIsobe - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
jIsobe’s eBay auctions

chri5784 - 1 , 2
chri5784’s eBay auctions

TheBackstopDOTnet - 1, 2, 3, 4

Marcelbilak - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

maggettefan - 1, 2

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Donruss Americana Box Breaks

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

From what I’ve seen, Donruss Americana is pretty crappy… Lots of D-list celebrities. Basically, if you don’t get Bogart or Marilyn Monroe you won’t be happy.
This list of box breaks will be updated as I find more videos.

chri5784 - 1
chri5784’s eBay auctions

LetsGetCrackin - 1, 2

ncatcollectible - 1
ncatcollectible’s eBay auctions

mainlyrookies - 1
mainlyrookies eBay auctions

TheBackstopDOTnet - 1

emmitt22catch - 1

chiliwilly2 - 1

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 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=gNbCHPNcQzI

2. mainlyrookies - http://youtube.com/watch?v=hXNhuwHo8Tg

3. chri5784 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=ar16veLVqhY

4. chr5784 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=rTtA8Icu1JI

5. jlsobe - http://youtube.com/watch?v=QdRp-tU-5R0

6. TheBackstopDOTnet-http://youtube.com/watch?v=zIdTBx4prkM

7.TheBackstopDOTnet-http://youtube.com/watch?v=euuPhJXOcJw

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