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Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 06-21-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By mkal411
Thanks guys, but no luck... nothing even worthy...

Thanks guys, but no luck... nothing even worthy of scanning.

Here's the damage:

Double diamond red parallel #'d /3000 - McGriff, Galarraga, Brian Jordan, Magglio
Diamond Debut double diamond...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 06-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By mkal411
1 Box of 1999 Upper Deck Black Diamond

I found a box of 1999 Upper Deck Black Diamond on eBay and will be breaking it tonight. I did a little bit of research and it looks like I should expect to hit some number of insert/parallel cards...
Forum: BASEBALL 06-19-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By mkal411
I'm reviving this thread because I pulled 2...

I'm reviving this thread because I pulled 2 copies of Ronald Acuna's red paper 70th parallel out of retail packs thinking I hit a couple big $ cards... only to be disappointed when checking out...
Forum: BASEBALL 11-13-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By mkal411
My First Complete Print Run - 1/2 and 2/2

Didn't know these "Number 2" or "Derek Jeter" refractors existed in 2015 Panini Prizm until about 6 or 8 months ago.

Picked up #1/2, the raw copy, back then. Was happy enough to land even one of...
Forum: BASKETBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 10-19-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By mkal411
Thanks! Will post an update tonight as to whether...

Thanks! Will post an update tonight as to whether the trunk method was better or worse than the freezer method

I bought a hobby box. I normally try to avoid retail boxes because the odds are...
Forum: BASKETBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 10-19-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By mkal411
Thanks! I'm 6 packs in now and 90+% of the cards...

Thanks! I'm 6 packs in now and 90+% of the cards have severe surface damage even though I'm doing my best to separate them carefully.

On the bright side, only 1 insert so far (Stackhouse) and no...
Forum: BASKETBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 10-18-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By mkal411
1 box of 1996-97 Fleer - My 1st Basketball Break

Hey guys,

I have never broken a box of basketball product before (I normally only break baseball), but I picked up a box of 1996-97 Fleer on eBay for $20+ shipping.

From looking at past sales,...
Forum: BASEBALL 10-04-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 4,946
Posted By mkal411
I feel like the Jays were getting more calls on...

I feel like the Jays were getting more calls on the black than the O's
Forum: BASEBALL 10-03-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,012
Posted By mkal411
Be careful what you wish for... 2010, 2012, 2014,...

Be careful what you wish for... 2010, 2012, 2014, ____


I'm biased, but I'm surprised no one mentioned the guy I PC. In the 2014 World Series, he batted .444 and would have won the World Series...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-24-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mkal411
Would be funny to see what their response letter...

Would be funny to see what their response letter would say :)




I'm going to try the freezer idea with the next product that has sticking issues.

1998 Leaf:
Noteworthy Curtain Calls Base...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-24-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mkal411
Thanks guys. Out of the whole box, the Ichiro RC...

Thanks guys. Out of the whole box, the Ichiro RC had some of the worst surface damage of any of the cards that were stuck together.

2002 Donruss:
Season Stat Line base parallel #'d /276 - Cal...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-24-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mkal411
2001 Topps Series 2: Base Ichiro RC x1 (surface...

2001 Topps Series 2:
Base Ichiro RC x1 (surface damaged)
Topps 50th Gold Parallel #'d /2001 (1:14) - Jeff Abbott, Bruce Aven
'Noteworthy' insert (1:8) - Mike Schmidt, Yogi Berra, Nolan Ryan,...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-24-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mkal411
2004 Fleer Platinum: ^Interesting that this box...

2004 Fleer Platinum:
^Interesting that this box had both regular 'wax' packs and jumbo packs... never seen that before

Platinum Finish Base Parallel #'d /100 (1:15) - Jim Thome
Big Signs (1:9...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-24-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mkal411
2002 Topps Gallery: Noteworthy RC - Joe Mauer ...

2002 Topps Gallery:
Noteworthy RC - Joe Mauer
Topps Gallery Heritage (1:12) - Carl Yastremzski, Ken Griffey, Jr. :)!
Autos/Relics - 0 :(

2 for 2 on hitting Griffey inserts :), onto the 2004...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-24-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mkal411
Will do Gocubs, hit a Griffey insert in the first...

Will do Gocubs, hit a Griffey insert in the first box :)

1999 Topps Chrome Series 2:
All Etch (1:6) - Randy Johnson, Canseco, Sosa, Ruben Mateo
Base Refractor (1:12) - Troy Glaus, Roger Clemens...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 09-24-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mkal411
Not Your Average Break: A 10-box tour of the '90s and early 2000s

Hey guys,

I've posted a couple similar threads in the past where I ripped a handful of boxes from the late '90s and early 2000s, mostly for nostalgia (a bit for hopes of hitting a lottery ticket)....
Forum: BASEBALL 09-13-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By mkal411
I bid $125 on a 2008 BC (2nd Year) Hunter Pence...

I bid $125 on a 2008 BC (2nd Year) Hunter Pence Red Ref #'d /5 and lost :(

Most other Red Refs and Supers Blowout had listed were going for $20 or less with semi-stars generally in the $30-$40...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-28-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By mkal411
The Trouts may all be long gone, but these aren't half bad...

After mostly ignoring good advice over the years to sell when there's max hype (other than selling 6 Tanaka '09 BC WBC base chromes as a lot for $120 when he was called up), I decided to take a look...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 07-12-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By mkal411
Who were the '11 Topps Update Hope Diamond and...

Who were the '11 Topps Update Hope Diamond and Black parallels?

What were the hits from the '10 Draft?
Forum: BASEBALL 06-15-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,761
Posted By mkal411
Although you can hit the Mike Trout RC in the...

Although you can hit the Mike Trout RC in the Update packs, the Update packs are retail (not hobby). The single Bowman Chrome pack is hobby.

I mention that because the odds that you hit a Mike...
Forum: BASEBALL 05-03-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,301
Posted By mkal411
That card has been opened up, fake patches have...

That card has been opened up, fake patches have been inserted, and the card was then glued back together. I say that with 100% certainty. I'm not saying probstein did it, but someone did at some...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-28-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mkal411
Thanks, definitely had fun and enjoyed seeing...

Thanks, definitely had fun and enjoyed seeing lots of inserts I'd never seen before! Box breakdowns and scans added for the '99 Bowman Chrome S1, '01 Topps Gold Label and '06 Finest below. Also,...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-23-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mkal411
1999 Skybox Thunder x2: Unleashed (1:6 packs) -...

1999 Skybox Thunder x2:
Unleashed (1:6 packs) - Calvin Pickering x2, Ben Grieve x2, Juan Encarnacion x2, Carlos Beltran, Adrian Beltre, Richie Sexson, Travis Lee, Troy Glaus, Jeremy Giambi...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-23-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mkal411
1999 Fleer Ultra: The Book On (1:6 packs) -...

1999 Fleer Ultra:
The Book On (1:6 packs) - Travis Lee, Kerry Wood, Bonds, Ripken, McGwire
World Premiere (1:18 packs) - Scott Elarton
Damage, Inc. (1:72 packs) - Chipper :)
Notable gold...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-23-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mkal411
Looking forward to opening the Gold label, never...

Looking forward to opening the Gold label, never broke a box of it before :)



Thanks! Yeah, the nostalgia factor is a big part of it for me.

1999 Upper Deck MVP:
Swing Time (1:6 packs) -...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-23-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mkal411
1998 Fleer Tradition Series 2: Mickey Mantle...

1998 Fleer Tradition Series 2:
Mickey Mantle Memorable Moments Insert (1:51 packs) x1
In the Clutch Inserts (1:20 packs) - Frank Thomas, Chipper Jones
^Love the design of these

1999 Upper Deck...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-21-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mkal411
Thanks, will do! I hear you, but isn't...

Thanks, will do!



I hear you, but isn't that part of the reason why some of us decide to break older wax?

I'm also interested in the inserts since I think the design was so much better back...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-21-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mkal411
Not Your Average Break: Late '90s and Early/Mid-2000s Edition

Hey guys,

I picked up a variety of late '90s and early/mid-2000s boxes on eBay recently and plan to open some of them each weekend. The reason for the post now is to ask for info from the forum in...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-03-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By mkal411
PM sent Thanks! Have yet to open any...

PM sent



Thanks! Have yet to open any 2016 Heritage retail, but tempted to as I keep seeing tons of it on the shelves and people keep posting monster hits from blasters, etc.
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-03-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By mkal411
Thanks! Probably the best card I have hit out of...

Thanks! Probably the best card I have hit out of a box :)

Now I need to go back through all of the base cards to check for any action SPs, color swaps, errors and throwbacks I may have missed.
...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-02-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By mkal411
Thanks! Funny thing is, I have been in Target a...

Thanks! Funny thing is, I have been in Target a few times and passed on the dozens of blasters I kept seeing even though everyone has been posting huge retail hits.

Even that last LCS had tons of...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-02-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By mkal411
2016 Topps Heritage x3 - 3rd Time's the Charm!

Went to the first LCS today. Should have been open according to the hours on the door, but the owner wasn't there.

Went to the second LCS. Only reasonably new, reasonably priced boxes they had...
Forum: BASEBALL 04-01-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By mkal411
You got me :doh:

You got me :doh:
Forum: BASEBALL 03-30-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,927
Posted By mkal411
17 total, 5 1/3 innings pitched

17 total, 5 1/3 innings pitched
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 03-21-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,114
Posted By mkal411
Even though I didn't hit any big time cards, I'm...

Even though I didn't hit any big time cards, I'm hooked :)



Thanks!



John - Thanks, it was a very fun break!
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 03-21-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,114
Posted By mkal411
Not Your Average Break: 1 Box of 2008 Upper Deck Heroes

Hey guys,

After reading many posts over the years about how much fun it is to rip 2008 UD Heroes, I decided to pick up a box on eBay a few days ago and will be opening it tonight.

Let me know...
Forum: BASEBALL 12-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 61,498
Posted By mkal411
Update made, apologies for the delay. Thanks...

Update made, apologies for the delay. Thanks damonj!

Major update to include all relevant 2015 products pending.
Forum: BASEBALL BOX & CASE BREAKS 12-17-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,994
Posted By mkal411
Great case! 1/1, Nomar, Omar, Big Cat and some...

Great case! 1/1, Nomar, Omar, Big Cat and some other solid hits. All going up on eBay?
Forum: Completed/Closed Group Case Breaks 11-30-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,017
Posted By mkal411
Cards received, thanks!

Cards received, thanks!
Forum: BASEBALL 11-17-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,492
Posted By mkal411
8 for me. GL everyone!

8 for me. GL everyone!
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