Sunday, August 16, 2009

A day I'll never forget (Part 6)

Hey guys Drew back here, and this is the final part of our mini-series, What did I win???


So, my dad & I walked by a free raffle thing to win a Joba Chamberlain auto baseball which would be given away at 3:00. There were 3 raffles going on that day, it was 1:15 at the time, 15 minutes after the last raffle should have been chosen. But it wasn't and we didn't know it. We needed to see Dave Parker and Cecil Fielder still, so we headed over there. On our way there we heard on the announcements "Drew M. has won a box of 2009 Topps Heritage, please report to the front to get it!" My dad & I were psyched, but we were in line to see the guys and if we didn't get the box immedietely it would be given to someone else. Well, they gave it away, and we didn't hear about it, so after we met the players we went back for the prize, and the guy told us "We had to give it away earlier, but I'll give you a $50 gift card for any one vendor for today only. So I knew what to do: bust a box!

So we went back to the vender I bought packs from earlier, and I checked out the boxes. They had mostly just 2009 stuff but the packs spanned the last couple years. I decided to get a box of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter! (no Gint-A-Cuffs this time) I got it for a total of $25, the best deal you can get on that stuff. There starting price was only $75 too, a better price than Blowout Cards! So when we got home, Joemama and I broke the box, here's the recap:

Base Cards: 119/300 (39%) 67 DOUBLES FROM LAST BOX!!!
Short Prints: 12/50 (24%)
Base Mini Cards: 9/300 (less than 3 %) No SP's
A&G Back Mini Cards: 8/300 (2.6 %)
Mini Black Borders: 3/300 (around 1%) Phil Coke RC, Clayton Kershaw, Hunter Pence
World's Biggest Hoaxes, Hoodwinks & Bamboozles: 2/20 (10%) Anna Anderson, Ferdinand Demara
National Heroes Mini: 2/40 (5%) George Washington, Haile Selassie I
Brian Kong Sketch Cards: 4/25 (16%) Yankees Final Game, K-Rod, Ichiro, David Wright
National Pride: 24/75 (32%) 1 Double from 2 Combined Boxes (NP41)
Crack the Code Cards: 2/100 (2%) Jake Peavy, Andrew Miller

Bob Crowley "Survivor" Champion Relic
Carlos Beltran Jersey
Nate McLouth Relic

Overall Opinions: Well this box was kind of a let down but I still can't complain for the price I got it for. The 3 hits were all decent, although I'm pretty sure the Crowley is a short printed relic. The Beltran & McLouth are definitely up for trade and the Crowley I will trade for a Yankee or something but other than that I will probably keep it, not because I care for Survivor at all but because it's different, and thats what this product is all about! No matter what this is always a fun break, good or bad, you'll still get some beautiful cards and some strange and interesting, even humorous cards! If you are looking to have 30 minutes of fun (if you're slow like me with box breaks) get this stuff. Right now, it's my product of the year. Although I didn't get a good box, I still have it graded the same way, A. This box break deserves a B, so that is what this box gets!

Well, I had a great time at this card show. I appreciate all the comments and feedback, and I can't wait to go back! Sometime tomorrow I'll have my Allen & Ginter wantlist posted, so I can dump away those 67 doubles! See Ya later!

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