Retro Box Busters: 2007 Artifacts

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2007 Artifacts in this latest retro edition of Box Busters.

What will he find inside this box courtesy of Pittsburgh Sports? Watch and find out … Want to win a box? Watch and find out how …

(Need an Artifacts checklist or OPG? Click here.)


  1. Posted May 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I was always partial to the Antiquity Artifacts that year, although I only got my hands on one of them. I’m still searching for some of the others. The “Awesome Artifacts” were pretty neat too, but I’ve never seen more than a couple out in the wild. Fingers crossed!

    FROM MOD: Winner via random selection. You have been emailed.

  2. Matt DiBella
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Hey Chris. My favorite card in this set is the Derek jeter jersey auto. I’m trying to save up for one and when I get the money i will be so happy because he is my favorite player of all time. Thank you sommuch for the contest and I will be looking forward to maybe buying something from Once again thank you.

  3. Travis Heath
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cards in this product are the base cards overall. I think it is a great design and artifacts is the only product that comes close to this design.

  4. Geoff
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    My favorite cards in this set were the bat knobs, specifically the Griffey. Never saw one on the market. Maybe it’s in that box!

  5. Wayne Stearns
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card from that set was the Dice-K rookie card. Back in 2007 as a Red Sox fan, I was super excited to see that Gyro Ball being pitched at Fenway Park for my home town team. Well, 5 years later good old Dice-K is now struggling to regain his form in Single A ball as he recovers from injuries. Guess it really wasn’t as great a signing as I had hoped for! (Still better than John Lackey though….)

  6. Shaun
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card is the Nick Swisher card. That 2006 year was his greatest and it lead him to his point today playing for the Yankees. great pull over all Chris olds. I like the designs very artistic.

  7. David Johnson
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card from that set is actually the Matsuzaka RC. Even though he didn’t live up to the Japanese hype, chasing his cards in 2007 brings back a lot of fun memories and great times ripping through packs.

  8. Posted May 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card in the set is the first card you showed: Justin Verlander base card. At the time this product was released, he was 0-for-5 in 7 plate appearances for his career, with 5 plate appearances coming just two weeks before the release. So, he really only had 2 plate appearances when this product was printed. His base card features him in a batting helmet looking up as though the ball was hit quite a long way. He still only has 25 career plate appearances, so pictures of him batting or with a helmet are somewhat scarce.

  9. Posted May 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card from the product would be the Troy Tulowitzki Artifacts Autofacts auto:

    Tulo is a guy I love watching, and he played at the school I currently attend (Long Beach State), so I’m always happy to come across a card of the former Dirtbag. My Tulo collection is modest, but I always enjoy finding something to add to it, and his rookie cards in Artifacts are really well-done.

    Honorable mention to the Antiquity Artifacts Patches; there are some really sweet ones in the product. Kudos to UD on the Artifacts product as a whole.

    Thanks as always Chris.

  10. Matt Gilman
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Wow!! Really love these retro box busters. Glad you guys do these. And love the fact they are all over the board in years. Thats awesome.

    I really like the autofacts from these. But my favorite has to be the rare apparels. Wow! Some amazing cards. Just look at the Scott Rolen one I would die to have on this ebay auction link:

    Overall a great product. Very clean nice base design. Great looking hits.
    Thank you Beckett and Chris for the contest and way to go Pittsburgh Sports.

  11. Pete Irwin
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card would have to be the Chipper Jones. Why? Simply put. He is the 3rd greatest switch hitter of all time behind the great Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray. Enough said.

  12. Jesse
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    My favorite are the 1/1 jersey button patch auto cards!! They are amazing cards and a lot of them had the logo for the patch piece!! Just AMAZING cards!!!!

  13. Bobby
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I actually bought a box of this stuff, and my favorite card is the auto I pulled. Atrifacts jersey auto of Carl Crawford. I have been a fan of his for years and always wanted a Crawford auto. Thanks for the discount code.

  14. JmfnP
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    THANKS Chris!!! ALWAYS enjoy watching you bust a box open for us!!! THANKS Pittsburgh Sports for the interesting pick of ’07 Artifacts. They ALWAYS reminder me of almost an artifact with their crisp pictures that appeared inside what seemed to almost be an old picture frame!!!

    Most Favorite card (OWNED & PULLED) is HANDS DOWN … Frank Thomas Antiquity Artifacts … BORN AND RAISED in San Diego, CA … ChiSox fan since ’90 when I bought my 1st pack of cards – ’90 Upper Deck. STILL wish to this day that UD had included him that year!! OH WELL, guess that’s why I own PLENTY of his ’91 issues …

    Big Hurt fan ever since!!!!!

    THANKS Again Chris,

  15. Anthony
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    My favourite card in the set is the Ken Griffey Jr base card. He’s da man. Classy and awesome.

  16. graham
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card would have to been the one in that box that is ready to be opened after it is shipped to my house.

  17. Trey
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card in this is the Ken Griffey autofacts card. Griffey has the most beautiful autograph in the hobby, and the horizontal card gives more room for a crisp auto. Plus, he went a few years without having autographs, so these autos are more sought after. I’m biased because Griffey is my all time favorite. All the base cards in this are crisp as well

  18. Chris Wardner
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Pat Burrell Divisional Artifacts Auto tops my list. He a local guy that made it big in my city….and he showed up just in time to help the Giants : )

  19. Norman Carlisle
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    mine would be the jeter auto. but this set will be my favorite because it was this set that me and my son who’s in air force chased, whenever we saw a retail box we bought it. i remember when he was home on leave we went to every wal-mart and target in town. good times

  20. Chris j.
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card in this product was the auto-facts auto of cal ripken jr. I also love the bat knobs! Sweet product, hopefully I can win this hobby box!!!!

  21. Tom Waldron
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    My fav from this set if AWESOME Artifacts and Knobs. I wasn’t a fan of the way is was formatted though. More packs would be better and very nice Jeter auto in this product. The design has a regal look. Chris just as the last month’s Monthly Beckett had a lot of places to go and buy now I can add Pittsburg Sports. When you only have 1 card shop locally the net is always there .Thanks for the contest.

  22. Brian
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card is the Antiquity Artifacts Derek Jeter Game-Used card.I really like the action shot with the close up picture of that infectious Jeter smile.

  23. Michael Chase
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Seeing as how this is the first time I’ve seen cards from this set and David Wright is my favorite player. I’m going to go with the David Wright base card you showed in the video. I know my comment is not good enough to win the box but what the hey it was worth the few words I’ve typed here.

  24. Posted May 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card out of this is the Cal ripken Autofacts autograph and I pulled it myself, and the only is i cannot find the value of this riken card to this day !!

  25. Hunter Welch
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    My favorite card in this product is a 1 of 1 Dan Uggla button, mlb logo patch, and patch autograph. I like the card because he is one of my favorite players, and the card is one of the best looking cards i have saw in a while. But the product all around is very nice and upper deck should go back to something simular to the design of these cards, all in all great product.

    Check out my favorite card:

  26. Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Without a doubt any of the Cal Ripken memorabilia cards. I tried really hard to get a few back then but just didn’t have any luck. I always wanted something like the 2007 Artifacts Divisional Artifacts #CR Cal Ripken Jr. card. Anyway, I will never forget when he played the consecutive game that broke the record. Truly one of the greatest moments in baseball to see Cal run around the field.

  27. Josh Niere
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    I would have to say that my favorite card out of the set would have to be the Jim Edmonds Divisional Artifacts Jersey card. The reason is because he is one of my favorite players to ever put on a Cardinals uniform and because the card is amazing. I still wear the #15 on the back of my jersey on my baseball team. Go Cards!!

  28. Josh
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Favorite card has to be the Griffey bat knob. It’s too bad they only made 1, but that’s also what makes it so sweet. Would love to have one. This set has a great variety of relic inserts and any set that puts in bat knobs gets my vote. GRIFFEY!

  29. Trey Jones
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m not a huge Roger Clemens fan by any means but he did play a huge role in the Astros post-season success in 2005 so I really like his auto out of this set. It just looks awesome!

  30. kris reed
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    i love peralta card. i would love to add that card to my collection. i feel that card looks even better than this years gyspy queen auto* nice crisp design relic and auto fantastic card.

  31. Alvin E.
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    My favorite card is the Phillip Humber base card. After achieving such an amazing feat with his perfect game, it is great to look at one his rookie cards and think about what this man will eventually accomplish five years after the release of this product. I am sure this could be said for a lot of the rookies in the product whose careers have risen or fallen since these cards were first sold.

  32. Ryan Sutley
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    My favorite card from this set is the Ryan Zimmerman Awesome Artifacts Jumbo Jersey. I love the oversized jersey swatch plus the window for the jersey is pretty neat looking. Thanks for the contest!

  33. Posted May 2, 2012 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    Great break. Would love to win a box! Great breakdown of the product as well and loving the box busters retro edition! Seeing this break though makes you wish Upper Deck still had their MLB license. They produced some great cards back then. And this product was one of them. The base cards look great, the autographs are amazing and some of the memorabilia used in here is spectacular!! Thanks for the break Chris and Pittsburgh sports and hope to win!

  34. Dave Desabrais
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    With the exception of the Nick Swisher Card, I think my favorite card so far is the Ripken Awesome Artifacts card. But honestly, I enjoyed that whole set of cards. I had fun busting boxes. Thanks

  35. snappyjoe
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    what is up Chris!! thanks once again for the box break. my favorite about the break was the way the relic cards looked. auto or non, they caught my eye and stood out. the way the card was designed and how it shined when u held it up to the camera. thanks once again and as well for the code.

  36. Michael Marrufo
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 9:03 am | Permalink


    My Favorite card in this set was the Daisuke Matsuzaka. Can you please tell me what happened to him?

  37. Bill
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I’m a David Wright collector so I would have to say anything with him on it works for me.

  38. Robert Sellers
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    My favorite card from the box would have to be the chipper jones card. You only flashed it for a moment, think it was the last card in the box. Nothing special about it, but I am a huge chipper fan and have a pretty good collection of his cards. He has had a great career and i’m sad that it will be over soon. Love the design of the artifacts cards. Thanks and congrats to whomever wins.Maybe it will be me.

  39. Tommy Callaway
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I remember buying this product for the Dice-K rookie, a huge card in 07. But my favorites are the Antiquity artifact cards. Sweet!!!

  40. ryan stentiford
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    anything to do with david ortiz cause he is my top pc

  41. Don Sarver
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I loved these boxes, most of all i really loved how some mem cards had buttons on them but I could never pull one.

  42. Eric Urbanowski
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    My favorite type of cards would have to be the button cards. However, I was never able to pull one. Give me another chance Chris.

  43. Posted May 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I remember thinking K. Greene was going to be at SD for a long time, nice look to that card. I am from the Detroit area and do like the J. Peralta card. The Tigers have started out slow, that just means a BIG finish.

  44. Andy Price
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    My favorite card from this product is the Ken Griffey Jr. Autofacts Autograph. What other Griffey auto can you find for under $50? Not many. Its a nice looking card too.

  45. Wayne Stearns
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    When will you be announcing a winner of your contest for the box? Thanks!

  46. chrisolds
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Will be next day or two.

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