Box Busters: Random 2012 Topps baseball products at the hobby shop

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Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds visited Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday to see what was being ripped (to go with some footage from awhile back).

What will be found inside the packs? Watch and find out …


  1. cybertrenz02
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Chris, sweet pull on the Aaron….pulled one myself back in 2001 out of a topps blaster from k-mart…it was the golden anniversary of his….congrats

  2. bill johnson
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    those are some sweet pulls chris. i never get that lucky when i buy packs. i do gotta say that topps tribute is my fav product right now.

  3. Michael Chase
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Man some of these cars would look great even on a classic cars showroom floor.

  4. Tom Waldron
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Wow looks like Beckett pays you well…lol.
    Very nice Chris was that a Ricky Hendrson card also how about a recap on those sweet pulls. If i’m in the Beckett area I’m going to that card shop very nice I’m not that lucky here in Roanoke 1 card shop and lots of Walmarts …oh well love to see the hits ….thats why I’m going to the National in Baltimore in word -VARIETY.
    Thanks Tom w

  5. chrisolds
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    None of those rips were mine.

  6. carboardcaleb
    Posted April 6, 2012 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    So good to see Nick’s getting some love.

  7. Don Whalen
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    I have a question concerning Topps Heritage 2012 cards. I was wondering what the abbreviations for some special cards mean…I am new to this and would appreciate anyone’s input…The abbreviations are: WM,CS,TAR,BW,AND ERR VAR. I would like to know what these mean and what to look for…Thank You in advance.

  8. chrisolds
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    WM = walmart blue border
    CS = Color Swap
    TAR = Target red border
    ERR = Error
    VAR = Variation.

    There is a guide to all of the Heritage variations in the next issue of Beckett Baseball. Albert Pujols on the cover. Should arrive later this month.

  9. Tom Waldron
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Chris Keep up the the Ripping retail vids love them. Great info and I’m always looking for older stuff to rip thats why Im looking forward to the National this year.
    Only problem is i’ve seen a lot of sticking with older cards is this a matter of glossy finish or the way it’s been stored or both? Also is there a way to unstick these cards I have a couple boxes of Tigers 1st year the box sets and his card is on bottom but a lot of them are stuck together.

  10. chrisolds
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Tom: That’s a problem with some cards in the past. Sometimes, the products just don’t age well. Sometimes, it depends on where they were stored. If they are really stuck together, I have tried the snap-crackle-pop where you essentially take a stack and stiffly bend (but not bend) until they pop apart. sometimes it works, sometimes cards come apart with surface damage.

  11. Don Whalen
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Thanks Chris…but you failed to tell me what BW means.

  12. chrisolds
    Posted April 13, 2012 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    What card is that attached to?

    BW is likely for the image swaps, which have the black and white image as the main image on the card.

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