Monday, September 1, 2014

What's in a Case Box 8 (4 more to go!)

The plan is to finish out the four boxes we have left in the case today. Considering this break has lasted since Wednesday (when I got the case) I would say we've stretched it pretty far. I do not have time to open cards tomorrow due to work and a fantasy draft (my last one for the year!)

Onto the insides of box 8!

Hit 2 nice Trout's in this box. It was nice to see a blue refractor and a base refractor. The Kershaw Xfractor came in the same pack as a Kershaw base card. It was a Kershaw hot pack! 


The Almonte is a refractor auto. It's the first double auto of the break (have a base from earlier). I was happy to get a Ventura auto. I think he's going to be a real good player. Kid can really pitch!

Thanks for reading (stay tuned for the exciting 4 post conclusion then summary!)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

What's in a Case 2nd half begins! (Box 7)

We've hit the over halfway mark of the 288 packs sitting in my living room. It has been an eye opening and inspirational journey (kind of running out of descriptive words).

Let's get to it!

The first gold refractor of the break! They are really sharp looking cards this year (and most years to be honest) I have a sepia set in 2012, if I had the funds I would love to chase a gold set one year it would look great in a binder all together. Also, hit the first sepia refractor of the break! One of my personal favorite refractor colors. This one is of rookie Solarte formerly of the Yankees, now Padres.

The 2 autos are just base, but happy to hit the Schoop. He's one of the guys I'd want among some other names I haven't seen (Taveras, Abreu). The Dean Anna.. not sure.. any interest Lost collector in adding it to our future trade?

Thanks for reading!

What's in a Case halfway mark! (Rarest hit of the break!)

We have officially reached the halfway point of my favorite (only?) series of the year that I post on my blog. I am excited to finally hit something rarer then the black auto! Although any color auto is nice, I'm not complaining about something else cool!

While my Fiance was sorting she found that the pictures didn't match! Check out the Starlin Castro photo variation! One in 1400 packs!

Starlin Castro looking cold at Wrigley in April most likely. I've been to Cubs and White Sox games in April and its usually in the 30 degree range. People from Chicago can attest to that (I lived there for 2 years but I am not from there)

A nice Chapman black refractor! Always nice to hit a good name. I like most guys that throw 100 MPH's, who doesn't? A nice Tanaka Refractor RC! Hope his elbow heals well and he comes back. I am not a Yankee fan but I am a fan of expanding baseball and he was good for the game. 

Finally hit a Met auto that I can trade over to Home Run Apple. I like Jose Ramirez's sig. It was like he wanted to use the entire card if they would let him!

Thanks for reading, 6 more to go!

What's in a Case Box 5!

Almost halfway there! I do enjoy opening these at a slower pace because its really my only big big purchase of the year. (Definitely my only case unless I hit the lottery) This year isn't nearly as colorful as last year so Topps must have produced more.

Onto the cards!

 A few dodgers in this box. I like cheering for Ryu but its mostly because I like Street Fighter. He's the best in that game! Machado needs to stop injuring his knee. Kid's got talent just needs to stay on the field.

The Stefan Romero is a refractor auto! Always nice to see a non base auto! The JR Murphy is a Yankee.. so someone must want it? Right? Onto the next box later today!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

What's in a Case Box 4!

Now if I had more money I would do what's in a case series for every kind out there! When I hit the lottery and open my own non profit baseball card store you can count on it! Still waiting to hit that Abreu superfractor that will pay for my wedding!

Onto the cards!

Hit a Phillies Ethan Martin Black refractor. That's nice, goes straight into the PC. I'm thinking of going after the Topps Shelf insert set. They are nice. The 1989 reprints are nice too but they'll most likely be up for trade. I don't feel the need to go after all of them. Some big name base refractors Harper and Kershaw! 

The Jimmy Nelson is a refractor out of 499. The Erik Johnson is the base auto (Erik Johnson hot box! (hit a blue refractor above) The rarest card according to pack odds is still the Black auto of Odor, hopefully that will change in the near future!

Thanks for reading!

Friday, August 29, 2014

What's in a Case Box 3!

Onto more breaking fun! Had a lot of comments on the last post, much appreciated! I'm always up for trading at the end (seeing as how most of the boxes are still sealed so I have no idea what's in them) (Hopefully 4 or 5 superfractors)

Onto Box 3!

Some more color! Yay! Topps eliminated the Pink refractor and camo from this year's rainbow. Every year I try and collect the Ryan Howard rainbow (if you find the super let me know!) so 2 less colors is ok with me. The pink's were difficult to find last year (numbered out of 5) The lowest this year is atomic out of 10. (Already have a Howard on the way!) The Red Sox guy is Will Middlebrooks if you can't read the name. I like Billy Hamilton's game this year. He's up over 50 steals and could easily reach 60 or 70 by the end of the year. He had a real rough April so I'm glad he bounced back. 

Another color auto! Nice to see, Mr Tommy Medica. The Pinto is a base version but one of the better pictures I've seen. No big Rangers in this box sorry guys!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for Box 4 probably a bit later!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Whats in a Case Part 2!!!

Thanks for the comments so far! Mr Judson will be happy with this next box, hopefully we can work out a deal!

It definitely improved on Box 2! None of the base cards have been sorted so I'm not sure of the collation yet. I'm a bit tired so lets get to it!

A Ryan Howard base card! A color refractor of Michael Cuddyer the first of the break! A nice Miggy Topps Shelf insert. 

Rarest card so far! Rougned Odor black refractor auto! Numbered out of 100. He's a 20 year old player on the Rangers so lots of future left.

Onto box 3 tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!