30 March 2008

As I Promised. . .


As promised I finally got all of my relics and autos scanned. For the sake of space I will put up some of my favorites and create an album that you can find at

Wax Breaker's Full Collection

If anyone is at all interested I am always open to trade. Leave me a comment and I'll get back to you asap. I can assure you that the dust and scratches come from the scanner and top loader. All the cards are placed in top loaders when i pull them.

Lets start things off with my #1 favorite.
Anyone who can grow this kind of beard is my hero. . .

The Rookie Autos I pulled out of Moments and Milestones:

MLB Stars:

Papi going yard like always.

Jeter being Jeter.

Nice Mini Jerseys:

Well that about wraps it up for today. Enjoy the scans. A special thanks to my friend J.C.F. for helping me with scanning and picasa.


22 March 2008

Topps needs a new printer


Its days like today where i wish i video taped box breaks. I went down to my local hobby shop to grab a hobby box of Topps 08 series 1. At 40 bones there was no way i could turn it down.

I broke the first pack to find that the last 3 cards were missing all of the silver foil writing. As I broke the rest of the box it turned out that ever pack had 2-3 cards like this. Some of the cards even have silver ink spooed all over them. What the %$*# Topps?

I'm not sure whether to be happy or upset. On one hand I could be looking at 100 "error cards" that could have some value. On the other i could be looking at 100 worthless cards with foil spoo on them.

If anyone has come across this or tell me what to do with all of them, please leave some comments.

On the upside i got some gold borders that I needed and some of the inserts im missing


Topps Jumbo Box Break Pack 2

Another day another jumbo pack,

Base Cards: 1, 5, 11, 16, 23, 25, 36, 37, 51, 59, 67, 68, 70, 87, 102, 131, 141, 157, 175, 188, 196, 205, 214, 237, 246, 253, 257, 264, 266, 274, 276, 284, 285, 286, 288, 293, 324.

Gold Foil: #53 (Hank Blalock) and #183(Paul Byrd)

All-Star Rookie Team: Todd Helton AR44 WOOOHOOO looks so weird without the goatee

Home Run History: MHR504

Year in Review: YR56 Jeremy Accardo

OWN THE GAME: OTG24 Brad Penny

Trading Card History: TCH23 Chien-Ming Wang

Campaign 2008: Barack Obama

Mantle Story: MMS52

-Till Easter

21 March 2008

Topps Jumbo Box Break

*Sigh of Relief*

After a short break from baseball cards due to a hard bit of lacrosse, I grabbed a jumbo box to share.

Pack One:

Base Cards-9, 20, 32, 53, 65, 95, 99, 105, 109, 111, 123, 126, 129, 134, 150, 163, 183, 202, 207, 212, 216, 217, 245, 256, 269, 281, 263, 290, 291, 300, 302, 307, 314, 322, 323, 326, 329.

Gold Foil Parallel: 194(Chad Billingsley), and 291(Eugeno Velez)

Gold Numbered to 2008: Jason Michaels 1748/2008

Campaign: John McCain

Year in Review: John Smoltz YR54

Own the Game: Ryan Howard OTG14

Trading Card History: Alfonso Soriano TCH21 (one of my favorites)

Mickey Mantle Home Run History: MHR502

All Star Rookie Team: Kenny Lofton (one i need for my set)
woo this is gonna take longer than i thought....
I think ill space this break over 10 days


08 March 2008

Oh no Topps Heritage and a nice M&M box

Wha Wha What,

After hearing about the latest from Topps Heritage, I don't know if i even want to finish the set. I counted my heritage yesterday and found that i was 110 cards short from the set(with a couple of Sp's but oh well). Then i come to find out that there are 2 variation cards that are near impossible to get(Johan Santana, and John Smoltz) OY. Now I have to decide if I want to break a couple more boxes and try to get lucky or pay about as much for one card as an entire box. Hmmm decisions, decisions.

On a lighter note, I got the itch for some moments and milestones 08 so I went and picked up a box. I was pretty impressed with the design. Most of the cards have a picture of the player and a faded version of it behind them. The box also "guarantees" 2 autos per box but I have seen people get burned before. In addition every card is numbered from 150, 25, 10, and 1/1.

Price tag on the box was 100.00, which i was able to get knocked down to 90 because i buy all my cards from the same shop. What a steal woohoo for perks. Aside from the great price the cards inside the box were better than i thought.

3 autos(2 rookies), and a Ryan Howard 1/1 (filthy) and of course the usual 5 or so rockies cards to add to my collection.

I know I've promised scans in the past but this week of lacrosse has been very time consuming. I'll try to get some up here in the next week.

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