Monday, June 28, 2010

Daily Update

Sorry for the lack of posting, everyone. I have no internet access due to remodeling so I have no computer access. I wish this post could be somewhat longer, but it's going to have to be a brief one. I'll leave by saying the Beckett recently did a break of 2010 Topps Allen and Ginter, and it looks very promising. The Red Sox regained sole posession of 2nd place in the AL East, and 1st in the Wild Card. You can see up to the minute updates on my Ultimate Red Sox Gadget. Also, a new member is going to be added to the blogroll very soon, and he is just as big of a card collector as me, so the blog will be a lot more active. That's all for now.
Keep Breakin'

Monday, June 21, 2010

Daily Update

Hey, everyone. Sorry I've been away for a while. But, as usual, I'm back in business. The Red Sox remain only a game back of the Yankees for first place in the AL East, which is great news. They've been playing the best I've seen them play in a long, long time, sweeping Arizona and Los Angeles in 2 consecutive series. Recently, I got 4 hobby packs of 2010 Topps Series 2. These four packs all had to be hall-of-fame material. I pulled a Jason Heyward RC, A Million Card Giveaway Redemption, Several CYMTO's (Including a Cal Ripkin Jr. Original Back), a Topps 2020 Ryan Howard, some Legendary Lineage, a World Series History card, and to top it all off, a Nate McLouth Turkey Red. The fact that these awesome pulls came from just four packs is nothing short of a miracle, considering the fact that Topps is not known as one to come through in the clutch, if you know what I mean. The only bummer about these otherwise stellar breaks is that this was the card I got from MCG:
Basically, this player had 2 or so good years in the majors, the rest ethier being sub-par or injury plagued, before fading into the dusk never to be seen again, like many others before him. The last thing I wasnt taking up space in my card sanctuary is this, being exhibit A. But, overall, these packs easily get an A+ grade. Series 2 is a good product that has a loaded mix of rookies and veterans among boundles inserts and parallels with good overall collectability and bang-for-your-buck.

I'll scan the break soon enough and post them up here, at least by Wednesday night.
That's it for now. Thanks for reading another edition of Daily Update.

Keep Breakin'

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Blog Host

Hey everyone. Well, everything here is going to basically stay the same as before, but it's going to be a lot better and more advanced.

A week or so ago, I broke 2 packs of Chicle and listed the results. Well, I got some scans hot off the printer of the highlights.

Sorry, the scan is little choppy. The cards are listed from left to right.

Row 1: Jackie Robinson, Johan Santana, Mike Cameron

Row 2: Rick Porcello, Nolan Ryan, Gordan Beckham

I really like the design of these cards, and I like the fact that they pay attention to little details, such as the sunglasses on Gordan Beckham’s head, or the dirt on Rick Porcello’s uniform. Little details like that really stand out in the overall quality of the cards. When I first heard about Topps marketing Chicle as a baseball product, I thought it wouldn’t work out as well as it did for football collectors because the baseball card market already has so many painted or “olde-tyme” sets such as Heritage, Allen & Ginter, or 206. But, to my surprise, it’s done very well.

Right now, I’m saving up for a card splurge where I’m hoping to pre-order 2010 Topps Triple Threads, buy a bunch (not buying a lot) of Red Sox singles off of the ‘bay (likely Pedroia patches or autos, Youkilis Patches or autos, etc) or maybe even a box of 2010 Finest. I’ve only got $50 so far, but birthday money’s still trickling in.

Tomorrow I’ll have a new player of the week up. I’ll be highlighting Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester.

Red Sox Card of the Day: 2003 Bowman Draft Kevin Youkilis (RC)

I got this one a while back this year at my local hobby shop in the “Current Red Sox Stars” box. I got it for $2.50, a steal compared to the $4.00 Book Value.

In other news, Topps announced that rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg will be included in the 2010 Topps Factory Set with a gimm….er….unofficial rookie card. As gimmicky as it might be, I might want to get a hold of a box anyways for the other rookies and exclusive team-oriented 4 card pack, of which I’d buy the Red Sox.

That’s it for now. Check in for tomorrow’s player of the week segment highlighting Jon Lester!

Keep Breakin’