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Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - djohn - 12-01-2012 07:49 PM

See my previous post regarding details about all the boxes I bought during Black Friday shopping. I started with opening some football boxes and moved to basketball. I figured I would do some baseball boxes tonight.
Box 1: 2006 Upper Deck Future Stars
Purple (#'d/1799): Mark Teixeira, Todd Helton, Jake Peavy, Jeff Kent, Scott Kazmir
Green (#'d/499): Lance Berkman
Red (#'d/299): Derrek Lee, Randy Johnson
Black (#'d/50): Chase Utley
World Future Stars Purple (#'d/1799): Pedro Luis Lazo, Yadel Marti
World Future Stars Blue (#'d/99):Dicky Gonzalez
Autographs: Jason Bergmann, Alay Soler, Matt Capps, Josh Rupe, Martin Prado (Expired Redemption)
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I really like this product and have opened many boxes. However this might be my last one, as I seem to have gotten the same group of autographs in almost every box, plus the expired redemption cards are a big turn off.

Box 2: 2008 TriStar Projections High Series
Green Parallel: Neil Walker (14/50)
Yellow Parallel: James Simmons (07/25)
Reflectives Green: Zolio Almonte (50/50)
Reflectives Yellow: Alcides Escobar (22/25)
Autographs: Blake Beavan
Autographs Green: Matt Mangini (41/50)
Autographs Reflectives Green: Justin Masterson (05/50), Prilys Cuello (25/50)
Printing Plate: Joshua Donaldson (Yellow) (1 of 1)
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This is a box that I love to bust whenever they go on sale. I will definitely be buying more in the future.
Box 3: 2008 TriStar Prospects Plus
Green Parallel: Brett Marshall (44/50), College Teammates: Pedro Alvarez/Ryan Flaherty (49/50)
Green Parallel Die Cut: Boston Future Stars: Jonathan Hee/Bryan Peterson/Tyler Yockey (17/50)
Gold Parallel Die Cut: Eric Hosmer (07/25)
PROtential Game Used Jersey: Justin Smoak (020/199)
Farm Hands Autographs: Niko Vasquez, Xavier Avery, Brett Hunter
Fram Hands Autographs Green: Buster Posey (16/50)
Printing Plate Farm Hands Autograph: Mike Montgomery (Yellow) (1 of 1)
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WOW! That was a fun box. I was excited when I hit the Eric Hosmer parallel, but the Posey Autograph was incredible, plus another printing plate and this one was autographed. I think I am going to stick with breaking baseball for the rest of the night.


RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - djohn - 12-01-2012 09:14 PM

Box 4: 2010 Topps Update Retail
RCs: 32 total including Starlin Castro
Steven Strasburg #661
Gold Parallel (#'d/2010): Jon Link, Josh Johnson, Albert Pujols/Ryan Braun
Attack Code Cards: 24 total including Derek Jeter
More Tales of the Game: 4 total including Babe Ruth
Legendary Lineage: S.Carlton/J.Lester, H.Greenberg/I.Davis, M.Cabrera/M.Stanton
Peak Performance: 4 total including Starlin Castro
Turkey Red: 7 total including Starlin Castro
Vintage Legends Collection: Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner, Jimmie Foxx, Roy Campanella, Christy Mathewson, Reggie Jackson, Tom Seaver
Cards Your Mom Threw Out: 9 total including Derek Jeter, Nolan Ryan, Mickey Mantle
Cards Your Mom Threw Out Original Back: Ian Kinsler, Chipper Jones


RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - nyyankeesfan28 - 12-02-2012 10:21 AM

Nice pulls, especially boxes 2 and 3!


RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - Aaron98 - 12-02-2012 06:08 PM

Nice stuff, if the Berkman Green is available please check me.


RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - djohn - 12-02-2012 06:30 PM

(12-02-2012 06:08 PM)Aaron98 Wrote:  Nice stuff, if the Berkman Green is available please check me.
Sure, I will check this evening.


RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - djohn - 12-02-2012 09:50 PM

I started breaking the six 2012 Topps Series 2 blaster boxes. I will be listing each box here, but only the highlights.
1st box: This box had 2 special patch packs 1 for the Historical Stitches and one for the Retired Number card, there were only 9 other packs including 1 of the blue bordered parallels.
Historical Stitches: Gary Carter (YES! I was hoping to get this for my PC)
Retired Number Patch: Reggie Jackson
Base: Mike Trout, Yu Darvish
Gold Sparkle: Justin Verlander
Gold Futures: Stephen Strasburg
Gold Standard: Cal Ripken Jr, Lou Gehrig

2nd box:
Retired Number Patch: Nolan Ryan
Blue Bordered: Prince Fielder
Golden Moments: Stephen Strasburg
Cut Above: Albert Pujols

3rd box:
Base: Yoenis Cespedes
Gold Sparkle: Johan Santana, Carlos Beltran
Retired Number Patch: Carlton Fisk
Golden Moments: Cal Ripken Jr
Career Day: Willie Mays
Gold Standard: Alex Rodriguez
Cut Above: Nolan Ryan

More to come later.
Ok, back to the rest of the blasters.
4th box:
Base: Albert Pujols
Historical Sitches: Alex Rodriguez
Mound Dominance: Nolan Ryan
Cut Above: Cal Ripken Jr
Career Day: Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays

5th box:
Retired Number Patch: Rickey Henderson
Base: Yeonis Cespedes RC
Blue Bordered: Brett Lawrie RC
Cut Above: Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax
Golden Moments: Willie Mays
Gold Standard: Joe DiMaggio

6th box:
Historical Stitches: Ichiro
Cut Above: Sandy Koufax

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RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - djohn - 12-02-2012 11:27 PM

I opened the 6 boxes of Leaf Pete Rose Living Legend and got the following autographs. I haven't opened the packs yet as they are all base cards.
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RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - akuz19 - 12-03-2012 07:36 AM

If any of your Tristars are for trade, I'd be interested....mostly in the Posey


RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - djohn - 12-03-2012 07:52 AM

(12-03-2012 07:36 AM)akuz19 Wrote:  If any of your Tristars are for trade, I'd be interested....mostly in the Posey
I haven't decided yet if I want to trade any of them, but the Posey and the printing plates definitely won't be for trade.


RE: Black Friday Buying Spree - Baseball breaks - djohn - 12-03-2012 10:30 AM

(12-03-2012 08:18 AM)Ziveus101 Wrote:  Wow that box of '08 Tristar is insane.

Just goes to show that the products Tristar put out in 2008 were the best Wink.
I agree. The 2008 TriStar boxes are loaded with lots of big names. Last time I busted a box I pulled a Clayton Kershaw autograph.