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2013 National Treasures Football – Will You Roll the Dice?

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When you get into a Super-High End product such as National Treasures (i.e. $450+ a box) you have to weigh your odds in breaking a box/case. With a configuration of 1 pack per box that holds 8 total cards you are into each card at about $55+ per card. A steep price for a blind open. 
So the question is with 2013 being a softer NFL Rookie crop, to me, that makes the risk a significantly higher since you tend to get a RC auto or two per box.

What are your thoughts? Does the potential RC pull deter you from opening National Treasures this year?

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
NT RC SIG- ON CARD Current Star Signatures includes Jumbo Prime Booklets, Notable Nicknames and Colossal Jersey #s

 

 

 

 

NT Cut Auto 50- HOF 50th Anniversary Material Cards & Signature Materials Cards features NFL legends.

BOX BREAK

Each Box contains two base cards, rookie and/or legends (#’d/99 or less), three autographs (#’d/99 or less) and three memorabilia cards (#’d/99 or less)

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In The Game ITG StickWork Hockey Only 2500 Boxes Produced

It takes a LOT for me to venture outside of my comfort zone from the big three (Baseball, Basketball & Football) to get excited about breaking down a product. In The Game Stickwork Hockey has definitely captured my attention with their ambitious product release due to hit shelves in late February 2014.

game-used-stickWith a limited Print run of 2500 boxes and each box containing 3 Game Used Stick inserts already holstered in Magnetic holders my expectations are to pull some very unique items.

The Game-Used Stick insert features past, present and future hockey stars. Each player is featured in 19 silver versions and one gold version. Some of the players featured are Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman, Raymond Bourque, Evgeny Malkin, Trevor Linden, Joe Sakic, Mark Messier and Brian Leetch to name a few.

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The Vintage Game-Used Stick insert set is so exquisite, I thought I would show you two of them, Doug Harvey and Terry Sawchuk. These cards are part of hockey’s history and are limited to nine silver versions and one goldversion. Others in this insert set include Frank Brimsek, Jacques Plante, Maurice Richard, Bill Mosienko, Tim Horton and Ted Kennedy to name a few.

 

goalie-paddle-imageSome of the most colorful players in the game use some of the most colorful  sticks. The Goalie Game-Used Stick insert includes Goalie Game-Used Sticks and Goalie Paddles The Goalie Game-Used Stick and Goalie Game-Used Paddle checklists are impressive including Arturs Irbe, Carey Price, Jimmy Howard, Kari Lehtonen, Mike Richter, Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Richard Brodeur, Patrick Roy and John Vanbiesbrouck to name a few.

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In The Game brought the Lumbergraphs concept to the hobby and this product takes it to another level.

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An insert set that is made up of 1/1′s from the players’ names on their stick shafts or “handles”. The list of cards in this insert set is mouth watering, especially for the player collector.

So keep an eye out for the video break and product review we will be doing in late February…Home Plate takes it to the Ice!

2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball – July 2014 Release

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2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball

 

 

 

So I just put in my pre-order to break some 2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball….curious what everyone thinks of this product? How do you collect prospect heavy sets….try to complete the set? Put away prospects you predict will break-out? I always feel products like these in baseball require a long-term vision of buy and hold….Thoughts?

Hobby boxes Guarantee (2) Autographed Prospect Refractor Cards and (1) Refractor Autographed Prospect Relic Card in Every Box – featuring larger-than-life prospects from the 2014 Draft Class! Look for New! Platinum Cut Autographed Refractor Relics and New! Toolsy Die-Cut Insert Cards; as well as a total of (18) Different Hobby Only Autograph, Autograph Relic, Bat Plate Relic & Parallel Cards!

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BOX HITS:
(2) Autographed Prospect Refractor Cards
(1) Refractor Autographed Relic Card

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

Autographed Prospect Cards – including:
- Refractor Parallels – #’d to 399, 199, 50 & 25
- Refractor Parallels – #’d to 10, 5 & 1 of 1- All Hobby Only!
- Printing Plates – #’d 1 of 1 – Hobby Only!

Purely Platinum Autos – #’d 1 of 1 – Hobby Only!
Dual Autos – seq #’d to 25
Triple Autos – seq #’d to 10
Hexagraphs Book Card Autos – seq #’d to 5 – Hobby Only!

Bowman Black Autos – seq #’d to 25 – Hobby Only!
- New! Violet Parallel – #’d to 10 – Hobby Only!
Retro 90 Bowman Auto
New! 1989 “Bowman is Back” Black Refractor Auto – #’d to 25 – Hobby Only!
Top Prospect Die-Cut Autos – #’d to 5
New! Autographed Platinum Cut Relic Cards – #’d to 49
Cutting Edge Die-Cut Autos – vets & Rookies #’d to 25
Cutting Edge Die-Cut Relics – vets & Rookies #’d to 50
Prospect Bat Plate Relics – #’d 1 of 1 – Hobby Only!

Autographed Relic & Autographed Jumbo Relic Cards
- Refractor Parallels – #’d to 199, 50 & 25
- Refractor Parallels – #’d to 5 & 1 of 1- All Hobby Only!
- Printing Plates – #’d 1 of 1 – Hobby Only!

Insert Sets include:
- New! Toolsy Die-Cut Inserts – new unique die-cuts representing 5 Tool Die cuton-field abilities – 6 different to collect!
- Cutting Edge Stars – die-cut cards featuring top vets & rookies
- Top Prospects – die-cut #’d to 25
- New! 1989 “Bowman is Back” Silver Diamond Refractor – Hobby Only!
- Arizona Fall League Contest Insert
- Arizona Fall League All-Stars Redemption Program

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Veterans & Rookie Stars – including Gold, Blue Sapphire & Ruby Parallels; & Printing Plates – #’d 1 of 1 – Hobby Only!
Prospects (100) – including:
- Refractor & X-Fractor
- Color Refractors #’d to 399, 199, 50 & 25
- New! Orange Refractor #’d to 10 & Atomic Refractor #’d to 10 – both Hobby Only!
- Super-Fractor – #’d 1 of 1 – Hobby Only!
- Printing Plates – #’d 1 of 1 – Hobby Only!

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION:
Configuration: 12 boxes/20 packs/5 cards* * Each pack contains (5) 2014 Bowman Platinum Baseball Cards

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball – Case Break Coming Soon – February

Excited about the upcoming Case Break of 2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball coming in February!
Excited about the upcoming Case Break of 2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball coming in February!

Really excited about our upcoming Panini Gold Standard Basketball Case Break coming in February – we will offer a full product review as well as video link when the product arrives.

2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Case break - Coming in February!
2013-14 Panini Gold Standard Case break – Coming in February!

13/14 Panini Gold Standard Basketball features (4) Autograph Cards (…including Rookie Autos) and (1) Memorabilia Card inEvery Box! Content includes (8) Autograph Insert Sets, (3) Memorabilia Insert Sets, (90) Metal Cards & (50) Sold Gold 14-Karat Gold Cards. There is a stacked checklist of golden autograph & memorabilia opportunities – including phenomenal Rookieperformers like Michael Carter-Williams & Victor Oladipo; plus a275-Card Base Set that includes the return of the popular Short Printed Base-Set Uniform Variation Cards.

BOX BREAK:
(4) Autograph Cards (…including Rookie Autographs)
(1) Memorabilia Card

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

DwadegoldFeaturing (8) Different Autograph Insert Sets, including: – (4) Brand New Autographs Sets all #’d to 299 or less
- Rookie Autographs from the top players selected in the 2013 NBA Draft, including Michael Carter-Williams & Victor Oladipo
- Rookie Jersey Autographs – return of one of the most sought after RC’s
- Ring Bearers – featuring the top NBA Champion’s Autographs #’d to 99 or less

Featuring (3) Memorabilia Sets, including:
- Bullion Brand Logos – returns with Super-Prime memorabilia from the league’s top players, #’d to 2 or less
- Black Gold Threads

Insert Sets include:

14K Solid Gold Cards (50) – look for these precious metals printed on real 14 Karat Gold, – #’d 1 of 1

Finals MVPs – relive the NBA’s finest Finals performances – #’d to 20 or less

Metal Cards (90)

KloveGoldBase Set (275)

Short Prints (25) – base-set variations featuring players wearing the jerseys of every team they’ve played for.

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION:

Configuration: (10) boxes/(1) pack*/(10) cards * Every pack includes (4) Autograph Cards and (1) Memorabilia Card

2013-14 Panini Titanium Basketball – Box Break Coming Soon (February)

2013-14 Panini Titanium Basketball product review coming soon!
2013-14 Panini Titanium Basketball product review coming soon!

Stay tuned as at the end of February we will be breaking some boxes and offering a full product review of 2013-14 Panini Titanium Basketball.

2013-14 Titanium Basketball Guarantees (2) Autograph and (3) Memorabilia Cards Per Box (one Hit Per Pack)! Titanium features(4) On-Card Autograph Sets, including: Reserve Signatures, Metallic Marks, & Enshrinement Ink; and (5) Memorabilia Sets, including: Game Gear Duals, Titanic Threads Jumbo, & Double-Double Jerseys. Collectors will also find Rookie Cards #’d to the player’s jersey number, draft year & draft position, as well as a 1 of 1 Platinum Parallel for every card in the set!

EVERY PACK INCLUDES:
(1) Autograph or Memorabilia Card

EVERY BOX INCLUDES:
(2) Autograph Cards (…at least)
(3) Memorabilia Cards

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

Titanium GSW(2) Autograph Cards Per Box, including:
- Reserve Signatures – on-card autographs from stars of yesterday & today
- Metallic Marks – on-card autographs from the NBA’s most dynamic players
- Enshrinement Ink – on-card signatures from NBA Hall of Famers
- Electric Endorsements – honoring the game’s biggest stars

Titanium Pippen(3) Memorabilia Cards Per Box, including:
- Game Gear Duals – dual-memorabilia team combos – Titanic Threads Jumbo – featuring some of Panini America’s nicest swatches
- Double-Double Jerseys – with Prime Parallels #’d to 25 or less

Rookie Cards - #’d to the player’s jersey number, draft year & draft position

Insert Cards:
- Find numerous short-printed inserts #’d to 199 or less – including Conductors, Atomic Numbers, Luster and Strength

Platinum Parallel - #’d 1 of 1 – produced for every card in the set!

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION:

16 boxes/5 packs/4 cards
*(2) 8bx inners per case