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2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (Contests closed)
07-28-2011, 12:07 AM (This post was last modified: 07-28-2011 12:27 AM by pyweed.)
Post: #41
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (first contest closed)
Case #1, Box #7

Green prospect refractor /599: Kyle Russell
Blue prospect refractor /199: Cody Scarpetta
Autos: Jean Segura, Jameson Taillon
Auto relic /1166: Adam Rosales

Grade: F+
Comments: I think I’ve filled my quota of Adam Rosales now. Another problem with the unnumbered veteran & rookie refractors: the gold cards are awfully hard to tell apart from the base. Lots of flipping back and forth against the light.
Case #1, Box #8

Green prospect refractor /599: Jake Marisnick
Gold prospect refractor /50: Jake Skole
Auto: Rashun Dixon
Green auto /399: Kyle Parker
Green auto relic /199: Robinson Tejeda

Grade: D-
Comments: I’m starting to get good at distinguishing between F, F+, D-, and D. Not a skill I was looking forward to developing.
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07-28-2011, 01:16 AM
Post: #42
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (first contest closed)
Case #1, Box #9

Green prospect refractor /599: Keon Broxton
Blue prospect refractor /199: Julio Teheran
USA auto redemption
Autos: Randall Delgado, Shelby Miller
Auto relic /1166: Jesse Crain

Grade: C
Comments: The USA auto and the Miller auto help me get an average return on investment.
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07-28-2011, 01:42 AM
Post: #43
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (first contest closed)
Wow, I bet that Castro/Byrd is sweet! I really want that

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Collecting Reds and A's (especially Joey Votto, Bronson Arroyo, and Josh Reddick)
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07-28-2011, 03:05 AM
Post: #44
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (first contest closed)
Dam thought about picking dos santos just because his name was funny.
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07-28-2011, 08:00 AM
Post: #45
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (first contest closed)
(07-28-2011 01:16 AM)pyweed Wrote:  Case #1, Box #9

Green prospect refractor /599: Keon Broxton
Blue prospect refractor /199: Julio Teheran
USA auto redemption
Autos: Randall Delgado, Shelby Miller
Auto relic /1166: Jesse Crain

Grade: C
Comments: The USA auto and the Miller auto help me get an average return on investment.

Come on good luck... Sorry to say that the usa is only going for 25 avg on the bay...
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07-28-2011, 09:04 AM
Post: #46
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (first contest closed)
WOW, I was planning on picking up a couple boxes of Platinum this weekend but I don't like what I am seeing! LOL
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07-28-2011, 09:17 AM (This post was last modified: 07-28-2011 10:07 AM by pyweed.)
Post: #47
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (first contest closed)
(07-28-2011 09:04 AM)dheadt Wrote:  WOW, I was planning on picking up a couple boxes of Platinum this weekend but I don't like what I am seeing! LOL

I hear you. This is one of the reasons I like to bust and grade publicly. A lot of the information we get about products comes from people who bust and then only post when they hit something amazing. It's totally understandable, but it's not too helpful to get only good news about a product. Secondly, you really do need multiple cases of break to understand a product. Some are rotten all the way through (2008 Bowman Chrome football), some are consistently solid (I'd put 2010 Bowman Platinum in this category), and most are highly variable from box to box. A key question is whether the big hits balance out the bad boxes, which you can't really determine with a small sample.

So far I'm hoping that the hits will balance things out a bit, but I admit not being optimistic.
(07-28-2011 08:00 AM)wampier Wrote:  Come on good luck... Sorry to say that the usa is only going for 25 avg on the bay...

Agreed. I was using a back of the hand estimate of $28, but that may be optimistic.
BTW, in case you didn't know, there's a lot of anger about the disconnect between the preliminary checklist and the actual product.
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Case #1, Box #10

Green prospect refractors /599: Chun-Hsiu Chen, Drew Pomeranz
Auto: Joe Benson
Green auto /399: Adam Warren
Auto relic redemption: Trevor Bell
Dual auto: Gary Sanchez/Jesus Montero

Grade: C
Comments: Wow, these relics are killing me. Nice dual auto.
Case #1, Box #11

Green prospect refractors /599: Marcel Ozuna, Manny Banuelos
Autos: Dickie Joe Thon, Cutter Dykstra
Auto relic: Jake McGee

Grade: F+
Comments: Could be worse, but not much. De Los Santos appears to be the contest card. Go Brad Penny!
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07-28-2011, 10:26 AM (This post was last modified: 07-28-2011 10:47 AM by pyweed.)
Post: #48
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (first contest closed)
Case #1, Box #12

Green prospect refractor /599: Jarrod Parker
Blue prospect refractor /199: Matt Lipka
Auto: Hayden Simpson
Gold auto redemption: Matt Harvey
Auto relic /1166: Evan Meek

Grade: D
Comments: Nice Harvey. I’m up to 8 redemptions now. Okay, De Los Santos is the official contest card, so tiebreak determines the winner. 32 contestants are still alive, with predictions for Brad Penny’s pitch count ranging from 50 to 106. Good luck! I’ll be back later today with the second contest.

Case #1 Summary 744

Autos:
Hayden Simpson
Dickie Joe Thon
Cutter Dykstra
Brandon Guyer
Delino DeShields
Mike Foltynewicz
Tyler Skaggs
Jean Segura
Jameson Taillon
Rashun Dixon
Miguel De Los Santos
Kyle Parker
Joe Benson
Randall Delgado
Shelby Miller
Matt Harvey (2)

Emerald autos /399:
Kyle Parker
Dickie Joe Thon
Adam Warren
Rashun Dixon

Gold auto /50:
Matt Harvey

Ruby Auto /10:
Miguel De Los Santos

Auto relics /1166:
Evan Meek
Jake McGee
Robinson Tejeda
Ozzie Martinez
Adam Rosales (2)
Jesse Crain (2)
Brett Cecil
Trevor Bell

Green auto relics /199:
Evan Meek
Robinson Tejeda

USA autos (2)

Dual auto relics /89:
Gary Sanchez/Jesus Montero
Starlin Castro/Marlon Byrd


Grade: D
Comments:There’s little question that this case did not give me anywhere close to the value I expected considering my outlay. The boxes were basically worth about $62 each, compared to the $92 I paid. None of the 12 boxes gave me good value, and only three of the 12 could be graded C. It’s possible that I’ll get some hits in future cases that will mitigate the loss, but it’s likelier that the pain will continue.
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07-28-2011, 11:51 AM
Post: #49
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (Contest #2 now live)
Case #5, Box #5, Rockies over Padres....5-3
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07-28-2011, 11:58 AM
Post: #50
RE: 2011 Bowman Platinum 5 case break and contest thread (Contest #2 now live)
Case #3, Box #8, Rockies 16-9

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