2014 National Sports Collector’s Convention — Contest!

July 13, 2014
Uncategorized

So, as a lot of you may know by now, I’m going to the 35th Annual National Sports Collector’s Convention in Cleveland.  Also, as a once-in-a-lifetime thing, I’m doing the Panini VIP package.  This means I’m going to be opening $7500 worth of Panini products as well as 500 silver redemption packs, however-many gold redemption packs (from the VIP party) and possibly a Panini Black Box. What does this mean for you?  Well, it means a contest.  With all of the product I’ll be opening (and sharing videos and pictures of!) there’s likely to be some big hits and some … Continue Reading


Field Level Review: 2013 Panini Rookies & Stars Football

Field Level Review:  2013 Panini Rookies & Stars Football
September 6, 2013
Box Breaks

Release Date: August 21, 2013 Price Point: $5 per pack or $83 per box at Blowout Cards. Product Loadout: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case. Hit Ratios:  Each box contains four auto or memorabilia cards, 24 rookies, 6 parallels, 2 Statistical Standouts, 2 Touchdown Club, 2 Game Plan, 2 Crusade, … Continue Reading


Topps’ Customer Disservice Woes: Can They Fix This?

August 5, 2013
Topps

As I sit here listening to the same five or six song clips on repeat while David Wright shills Topps, telling me that they sell everything, but that if I want baseball I’m out of luck anywhere else, I’m overcome with a sense of defeat and disgust.  While Topps was … Continue Reading


Field Level Box Break / Review: 2013 Topps Series One Baseball

Field Level Box Break / Review:  2013 Topps Series One Baseball
March 28, 2013
Baseball

First, I want to apologize to everyone.  I’ve been burned out and haven’t had any drive to write anything other than sitting on Twitter.  This tells me that I need to change up what I write about to keep it fresh.  For those of you waiting for the NFL POD … Continue Reading


Field Level Preview: 2013 Topps Series One Baseball

Field Level Preview:  2013 Topps Series One Baseball
January 29, 2013
Baseball

It’s 2013 and the retail stores are starting to get it in, so it must be time for 2013 Topps Series One Baseball.  Which, of course, it is as the product launches on hobby shelves tomorrow.  Topps has been very good about giving out a ton of information over the … Continue Reading


Field Level Box Break / Review: 2012 Topps Chrome Football

Field Level Box Break / Review:  2012 Topps Chrome Football
January 28, 2013
Box Breaks

Release Date: November 7, 2012 Price Point: $6 per pack or $125 per box at Blowout Cards. Product Loadout:  4 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case. Hit Ratios: 1 Autograph per box. Checklist Provided by Cardboard Connection:  2012 Topps Chrome Football Product Information: 220 card base set featuring 110 veterans and … Continue Reading


2012 Panini NFL Player of the Day Fantasy Football Final Results

January 23, 2013
Football

First off, I want to apologize to everyone, Panini included, for the delay.  Moving and everything else (work included) has sucked away a lot of my time.  However, it’s time to get cracking on this.  If you win, I’ll email you to get your address, as well, and I’ll probably … Continue Reading


In Memory of Richard McWilliam

January 7, 2013
Upper Deck

No matter what you may think of any controversy that has swirled around Upper Deck over the past 20 years or so, one thing must be admitted:  Richard McWilliam has done an absolute ton for our hobby.  I’m very sad to write today of his passing.  I’ve never met the … Continue Reading


Field Level Review: 2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball

Field Level Review:  2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball
December 13, 2012
Baseball

Release Date: October 17, 2012 Price Point: $5 per pack or $68 per box at Blowout Cards. Product Loadout:  4 cards per pack, 18 packs per box, 12 boxes per case. Hit Ratios: 1 Autograph per box. Checklist Provided by Cardboard Connection 2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Product Information: 220 card base set featuring 170 veterans and 50 rookies … Continue Reading


Field Level Review: 2012 Topps Update Baseball

Field Level Review:  2012 Topps Update Baseball
December 12, 2012
Baseball

Release Date: June 6, 2012 Price Point: $2 per pack or $54 per box at Blowout Cards. Product Loadout: 10 Cards Per Pack; 36 Packs Per Box, 12 Boxes Per Case Hit Ratios: 1 Autograph or Relic Card Per Box (Jumbo Box 1 Autograph and 2 Relic cards per box) Checklist Provided by Cardboard Connection 2012 Topps Update Baseball Product Information: 330 Card Base Set (US1-330) Blockbusters … Continue Reading


Field Level Review: 2012 Topps Prime Football

Field Level Review:  2012 Topps Prime Football
December 11, 2012
Box Breaks

Release Date: September 28, 2012 Price Point: $12 per pack or $110 per box at Blowout Cards. Product Loadout: 6 cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 12 boxes per case. Hit Ratios:  Each box contains two relic cards, one autograph card and one autographed relic card. Checklist Provided by Cardboard Connection 2012 Topps Prime Football … Continue Reading


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