Here are the results from a randomly selected box I recently opened …
2008 TRISTAR TNA Cross the Line wrestling cards (retail blaster box)
Suggested Retail Price: $20
Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 25
Cards in this box: 25
Base set completion: 23 of 100 (23 percent)
Insert/short-print cards found: 1
— Autograph (one per box) — 1. No. C-JL Jay Lethal
Notes: This latest retail release of TNA cards includes 25 cards per box, down from 35 in the initial release, but the mission in these boxes is the same. It’s all about the autograph. This box didn’t deliver one of TNA’s biggest stars in Jay Lethal, but it deliver one with an amusing schtick. Lethal, known as Black Machismo, delivers a pretty cheesy, yet mildly entertaining, impression of Randy “Macho Man” Savage. … To see the results of a hobby box break, click here.
Box Grade: * out of *****
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at email@example.com.