Category Archives: Box Break

2016 Gypsy Queen Box Break

We opened a box of Gypsy Queen live on YouTube a while ago and it is well past due that we recap the hits that we pulled from the box!

Two serially numbered purple minis out of 250

A red bordered mini numbered 3 out of 5! It is a shame that the corner got dinged in transit.

Hey, it is a relic from Mr. October! Man that green is bright.

A framed mini relic with a nice stitched seam down the middle for the hated Yankees!

This was a popular pull in the chat room, John was lucky enough to have the Dodgers in the break and I know that it is going to a good home!

Our first Red Sox autograph pull for Lucas! It is not Ortiz but it still made him very happy to have a Red Sox player pulled.

Want to watch the entire break? You are in luck, just watch the video below!

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2016 Topps Opening Day Box Break

My son Lucas and I finally found time to open up the box of Opening Day 2016 that I bought on Wednesday and it was a solid box, maybe a few inserts better the statistically expected.

One of our favorite insert sets every year is the SuperStar Celebrations and this year continued the streak of great photography!


We pulled two Opening Day Stars from the box including Bryant.


You cannot have Opening Day with the Mascots!


These are the opening day foil with the date of Opening Day printed above the logo. I thought that these would be numbered out of 2016 but they were not.


It is a shame that the bubble blowing inserts are one per box, I would like to grab them all!


I really like the idea of the Striking Distance inserts, they give us something to look for during the season. i may put all the cards into sheets and as they hit the milestones remove the cards so we can track it through the season.


The Alternate Reality inserts feature teams alternate uniforms but I think the photos could have been chosen better to show off the uniforms.


Everyone likes the power hitter, right? I would rather have had this insert series feature them either doing their homer trot or crossing home.


Finally we pulled one of the printing plates which are inserts 1/3,000 odd packs, a nice little treat!


Opening Day continues to be a fun break for very little money and should be a great way to get people into the hobby. If you are interested in watching the video break of this box you can watch it here:

Topps 2016 Baseball Hobby Box Break #1

Baseball season is officially here with Spring Training beginning and the release of Topps Baseball series one! This year we did things a little differently, we did a group break of the box and we broke it live on YouTube! Let me tell you, being live is a whole different thing, with comments coming in with viewers, unexpected technical difficulties and more it was crazy and fun!

Our second Topps Archives 2013 box break





We opened up our second (at last) hobby box of Topps Baseball Archives and made a small video about the hits we pulled. I was really hoping for an Axl Rose autograph but I wound up with nothing from the Heavy Metal insert set which is a shame. After these two boxes I have a complete set of base cards and about a third of the SP cards so I think I am just about done buying this product except for the odd pack here and there.

I really enjoyed this box, some of the inserts are pretty damn amazing but I will let you see what we pulled in the video below, do not want to spoil it for you.

Topps Baseball Archives 2013 Box Break

I have made no secret of the fact that the 2012 Topps Archives set is what got me back into the hobby, it was a fun throw back to my childhood with some modern touches like autographs and inserts. The new 2013 set was released last week and I splurged on TWO sealed hobby boxes to break with my seven year old son Lucas. The poor little guy had two teeth pulled today at the dentist so as a reward for being super good during the process we broke the first box and got some good stuff.


Topps Opening Day Blaster Box Break

I treated my seven year old son to a blaster box of Topps Opening Day 1013 Baseball cards as a little treat (along with some regular baseball packs) and he had a great time opening them all.


Some of the insert cards that he pulled include his favorite “Ballpark Fun” that show players getting hit with shaving cream pies and receiving a Gatorade shower. Lucas finds these silly cards to be pretty awesome and I cannot help but agree.


Some of the other “hits” were the Play Hard cards, which feature photos better then the regular cards, and a couple more mascot cards. One place where my son and my opinion differ are the 3D cards; he thinks they are merely alright while I think that they are awesome. The 3D cards and the minis are my favorite inserts from the regular line of Topps baseball and really get my interest when I see one in a pack.

I got a fully box of Opening Day cards off EBay for a really good price and hope to have it on Wednesday to break with Lucas. I know the odds are super long but I would live to pull an autographed mascot card, that would be something else!