Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Final Bonus Pack of the Group Break: Let's Make it a Rack Pack, Shall We?!

The group break has been a lot of fun - but now it's time to draw it to a close.  This morning, we take a look at the video break for the final bonus pack of the break - a rack pack of 1987 Topps.

In addition to all the 2014 Stadium Club cards, all the Chipz, and all the bonus pack cards, I am also throwing in a bunch of single cards from my personal collection in order to make sure that everyone walks away with a decent sized stack of cards.

I know that group breaks have an element of a gamble to them (and some of you definitely hit the proverbial jackpot with the two boxes we opened), I also know that walking away from a group break with nothing is a big bummer.  It's my hope that everyone will be happy, even if the group break gods didn't smile upon you this time around.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 Topps Stadium Club Group Break: CASE HIT ALERT (on Video)!

Here's the video for the mini box I posted about yesterday.

More group break goodies to come in the near future!

Group Break Bonus Pack #6!

I have two more Bonus Packs for the group break - here's one of them to enjoy before we return to the final two mini boxes out of the 2014 Stadium Club box.

Keep it here for more group break goodies in the near future!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Topps Stadium Club Group Break: Hobby Box #2 - Mini Box #1 (CASE HIT!)

It's (finally) time to dig into the second (of two) 2014 Topps Stadium Club group break boxes.  Since each hobby box contains three mini packs, this should be the third-to-final group break post!

Box #2 - Mini Box #1:

C.J. Cron - Angels

Elvis Andrus - Rangers
Sandy Koufax - Dodgers
Bob Feller - Indians
Joe DiMaggio - Yankees
Carl Crawford - Dodgers
Michael Choice - Rangers
Carlos Gomez - Brewers
R.A. Dickey - Blue Jays
Willie Mays - Giants
Andrelton Simmons - Braves
Greg Maddux - Braves
Tony Cingrani - Reds
Mark Trumbo - Diamondbacks
Matt Cain - Giants

Duke Snider - Dodgers
Adam Wainwright - Cardinals
Carlos Beltran - Yankees
Justin Verlander - Tigers
Matt Carpenter - Cardinals
Ian Desmond - Nationals
Shelby Miller - Cardinals
Sonny Gray - Athletics

Starling Marte - Pirates
Julio Teheran - Braves
Johnny Cueto - Reds

Field Access:  Willie Mays - Giants

We pulled this exact card in the first box too...unfortunately, this isn't the only duplicate (not by a long shot).

Legends Die-Cut:  Ken Griffey Jr. - Mariners

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card - too bad Griffey isn't pictured as a Red so that I could keep it for myself!  I hope Junior Junkie is happy with the pull though.  The Legends Die-Cuts are seeded 1:3 mini boxes or 1 per hobby box making this a nice box hit for the Mariners!

Illuminator Die-Cut:  Jose Abreu - White Sox

WOW!!!  This Illuminator Die-Cut is seeded 1:36 mini boxes which means 1:12 hobby boxes which makes it a CASE HIT for the White Sox!  A huge congrats to JediJeff who claimed Chicago - and probably just landed himself one of if not THE best card in the break!  The two I found that had sold on eBay already each went for almost the price of the entire hobby box ($79.99 for one and $71.00 for the other)!

SCA-JSA:  Jarrod Saltalamacchia - Marlins

Bad news here for most of us in the break - we got our second Salty autograph...  This one is slightly different in that Jarrod added his number to this signature but it's the same card otherwise.  That's now three Marlins autographs out of the four autos we have opened...

Overall, this box was a huge success given the case hit (plus the great Griffey die-cut).  Even the Salty auto, despite being the second of the break, was nice with the number inscription added.  Two more mini boxes remain, let's see if we can luck out and get something else cool!

Trade Stack 62: A New House for Me, A New Trade Stack for You!

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update:  10/21/14

I'm officially moved into my new residence (side note:  Need my new address - send me an email).  As such, I can now officially commence with card trading again.  I already have a group break up and running, now let's get the Trade Stack up and running too.  Today, we begin the 62nd different Trade Stack in the series - and the rules remain the same as they were back with Trade Stack #1.  You get all the cards in the current Trade Stack in exchange for at least ONE card off of my want list.

Now that the rules have been refreshed, let's see what's on tap for Stack #62.  In honor of the Royals making the World Series for the first time since the 1980s, I figured it would be a good idea to begin the newest Trade Stack with a representative from Kansas City.  Enjoy!

If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  

2008 Upper Deck Goudey:
88.  Billy Butler - Royals

Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!

Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 11:  1 card by Patrick
Stack 12:  5 cards by Matt B.
Stack 13:  4 cards by Steve G.
Stack 14:  3 cards by ShaneK
Stack 15:  7 cards by Ryan G
Stack 16:  1 card by longlivethewho
Stack 17:  4 cards by hiflew
Stack 18:  4 cards by Potch
Stack 19:  2 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 20:  5 cards by by Play at the Plate
Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 34:  1 card by Potch
Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
Stack 36:  11 cards by Kev 
Stack 37:  6 cards by Tunguska
Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 40:  1 card by Kyle4KC
Stack 41:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 42:  1 card by AdamE
Stack 43:  1 card by madding
Stack 44:  10 cards by Commishbob
Stack 45:  1 (almost complete) puzzle by Baseball Dad
Stack 46:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  ?? by ??