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2013 Panini Pinnacle Baseball – Product Review

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Panini America

Product: 2013 Panini Pinnacle Baseball

PRICE: $60.00/box

A card collecting brand that made its mark in the 90’s is back with the release of this years product from Panini America.

Watch Jaxson’s break and review above and I will get the details together below!

Thanks,

Ryan

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 8 cards per pack
  • 24 packs per box
  • 23 Inserts
  • 2 Artist’s Proofs
  • 3 Museum Collection
  • 2 Autograph cards

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2017 Bowman Platinum Baseball Collectors Box – Product Review

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Bowman Platinum Baseball Collectors Box

PRICE: $70.00/box

Topps built up the excitement for this release on July 5th. This was a Walmart exclusive release and the date of release, myself and other collectors scurried around our respective towns searching for the product.

I struck out on the 5th, but on the 6th, I was successful in finding 2 Collectors Boxes which guaranteed two autos per box, and 4 blaster boxes. I had hopes of busting one Collectors box and listing the rest on ebay. As a matter of fact that is exactly what I did. Check out the video of the break here, I tried Periscope this time on my @r9tee twitter handle.

I did have fun busting the product. As expected, the cards are foil cards, with some colored parallels. I had fun catching the little differences in the cards, with prospect names in black, rookie and vet names in white, then looking at the inserts and all that fun stuff. Of course I was chasing Judge and Bellinger and although I didn’t get an auto of either, I did hit some base cards and they did well on ebay. Which was cool.

I will be listing what I pulled and hope to come close to breaking even.

I hope that you have a chance to bust the product yourself and enjoy the chase, after all, it is a great part of the hobby.

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HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 5 cards per pack
  • 20 packs per box
  • 2 Autograph cards

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2017 Topps Inception Baseball – Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Topps Inception Baseball

PRICE: $70.00/box

What a great design and feel to a set, I have been a fan of the Inception product and wish the market would share my opinion on this set but when it comes to grading, it can be a tough set to really love. I mean love… ha.

The set isn’t really deep unless you try to collect all of the color parallels, the base set is just 100 cards in all. I don’t have unlimited funds but this may be a cool base set to put together. With the rise in prices for Aaron Judge rookies, I think I may end up paying more than I would like for his stuff but… well, we shall see if I can make it happen.

The cardstock, something I am big on, is nice and feels high-end. as for the design, I think it looks like Topps Magic just before it stopped being produced (I miss that set TOPPS).

I enjoyed the break, too bad I didn’t catch it all on video, but the recap, I hope you enjoyed that.

If you can stomach the price on this stuff, I think you should give the set a shot, if you do, let me know in the comments below, how you did!

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HOBBY CONFIGURATION
Inception Baseball delivers Autographs and Autograph Relic Cards of this year’s most collectible and promising rookies and young stars, right at the start of the 2017 MLB® season.

    • 7 cards per pack
    • 1 packs per box
    • 16 boxes per case
    • 1 Autograph or 1 Autograph Relic or Patch Card!

THE DETAILS and THE ODDS

BASE CARDS
A checklist offering 100 total cards representing the very best MLB ® superstars, with a focus on the young,up-and-coming players of the game.

BASE CARD PARALLELS
All 100 subjects will have the following parallels

Green Parallel – #’d
Purple Parallel – #’d to 150
Magenta Parallel – #’d to 99
Red Parallel – #’d to 75
Orange Parallel – #’d to 50
Blue Parallel – #’d to 25
Inception Parallel – #’d 1/1
Printing Plates – #’d 1/1

AUTOGRAPH CARDS
BASE ROOKIE & EMERGING STAR AUTOGRAPHS: Featuring up to 50 players to collect, showcasing 2017 MLB ® Rookies and rising stars of the game. Autographs will be signed directly on each card.

Magenta Parallel – #’d to 99
Red Parallel – #’d to 75
Orange Parallel – #’d to 50
Blue Parallel – #’d to 25
Inception Parallel – #’d 1/1

INCEPTION SILVER SIGNINGS: Rookies and young superstars sign directly on-card with silver pens. These cards will fall 1 per case! Base version will be seq #’d.
Gold Parallel – #’d
Gold Inscription Parallel – #’d 1/1

INCEPTION LEGENDARY DEBUT AUTOGRAPHS: Turn back the clock to when these MLB ® superstars first arrived in the big leagues! Autographs will be signed directly on each card. The base version will be seq #’d.

Orange Parallel – #’d to 10
Blue Parallel – #’d to 5
Inception Parallel – #’d 1/1

AUTOGRAPH RELIC AND AUTOGRAPH PATCH CARDS

INCEPTION AUTOGRAPH RELIC CARDS: Up to 40 subjects to collect featuring 2017 rookies and the hottest young stars of the game. Each card will include the player’s autograph and a large jersey piece. These cards will fall 4 per case. Base version will be seq #’d.

Magenta Parallel – #’d – Featuring Jersey Patch Relics!
Red Parallel – #’d – Featuring Jersey Patch Relics!
Orange Parallel – #’d – Featuring Jersey Patch Relics!
Blue Parallel – #’d – Utilizing jersey buttons!
Inception Parallel – #’d 1/1 – Utilizing the Majestic jersey logo!

INCEPTION AUTOGRAPHED JUMBO PATCH CARDS: Up to 25 subjects to collect featuring 2017 rookies and the hottest young stars of the game. Each card will include the player’s autograph and a jumbo jersey patch piece. These cards will fall 1 per case. Base version will be seq #’d.

Orange Parallel – #’d
Blue Parallel – #’d
Inception Parallel – #’d 1/1

AUTOGRAPH PATCH CARDS

TEAM LOGO PATCH BOOK CARDS: Up to 20 different book cards to collect! Each book will highlight a player image and an autograph on the left panel and a jumbo team logo patch on the right panel. Card will be seq #’d to 2.

LETTER PATCH BOOK CARDS: Up to 20 different book cards to collect! Each book will highlight a player image and an autograph on the left panel and a jumbo letter patch from a jersey
nameplate on the right panel. Card will be seq #’d to 2.

LAUNDRY TAG BOOK CARDS: Up to 20 different book cards to collect! Each book will highlight a player image and an autograph on the left panel and a jersey laundry tag on the right panel. Card will be seq #’d to 2.

AUTOGRAPH MLB® SILHOUETTED BATTER LOGO PATCH BOOK CARDS: Up to 10 different book cards to collect! Each book will highlight a player image and an autograph on the left panel and an MLB® Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch on the right panel. Card will be seq #’d 1/1.

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2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball – Product Review

 

Jaxson’s Box Opening & Review

Ryan’s Box Opening & Review

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball

PRICE: $70.00/box

The flagship Topps baseball product is always a fun rip for me. It brings back a lot of memories of riding to the card/comic book shop in Waipahu. My buddies and I went to the shop mostly to play for free on the Mrs. Pacman pinball machine, then to checkout the cutie behind the counter and then… to open some packs of baseball cards. The big chase for me opening newer packs were hometown boys, Sid Fernandez and Ron Darling. Outside of those guys I was always looking for Don Mattingly… Gonna need a minute or ten to remember the fun times…

Alright, now that I am done reminiscing, this set is an update to Series 1. I know collectors are saying, “duh.” I had to say it. So you could find some players who were traded in different unis in this set.

I am a big fan of the first pitch insert set and I try my best as I mentioned in the video, to collect the entire set. For the last two years, I can say, I gave it a good go, but never completed them. Something I definitely need to check off my list.

As Topps always does, the designs are safe and solid. I don’t know how much farther you can really take a design without impacting the space dedicated to a photo of the player. I think one of the drawbacks I have found with this set, I had a hard time picking out the parallels, after the video, I found a black parallel and I am still searching through to see if I can find any photo variations or shortprints.

Oh and I am going to put this out there as text, I would love to see a military “Coming Home” set that features photos of families embracing their soldiers as they meet at the ballpark. I would love to see a set like this. I am guessing I may have missed it and Topps has already done this, but there is an idea for them. I hope to see it in the future with the flagship Topps sets.

Overall, I gave this a LOVE rating. Mostly for nostalgia. I can’t hate on this set. I will always be a fan.

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TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 2 SHOWCASES THE BIGGEST STARS OF TODAY AND CAPTURES THE MOST REMARKABLE MOMENTS AND MILESTONES FROM BASEBALL HISTORY!
AS THE MIDSUMMER CLASSIC™ APPROACHES, TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 2 CELEBRATES THE GREATEST MLB® ALL-STARS OF ALL TIME AND PAYS TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S PASTIME WITH MLB® FOURTH OF JULY INSERTS, AUTOGRAPHS AND RELIC CARDS.

HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 10 cards per pack
  • 36 packs per box
  • 12 boxes per case
  • 1 Autograph or Relic per box
  • 1 Silver Continuity Packs with each hobby box purchase*
    *I am unsure how long this will last. These packs include refractors, some numbered using the Chrome technology.

THE DETAILS and THE ODDS

BASE CARDS

  • Base Code – ends in #3535
  • Variation Code – ends in #3587

A checklist offering 350 total cards, showcasing the biggest superstars, hottest young players and rookies in the game!

  • Gold Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 2017.
  • Rainbow Foil Parallel – Inserted 1:10 packs
  • Vintage Stock Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 99.
  • Black Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 66. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY
  • Mother’s day hot Pink Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 50.
  • Father’s day Powder Blue Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 50.
  • Memorial day Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 25.
  • Clear Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10. HOBBY ONLY
  • Negative Parallel – LIMITED. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1
  • Printing Plates – Sequentially numbered 1/1
TOPPS SALUTE
These insert cards commemorate mid-season events with special photography, highlighting customized MLB® uniforms and the hottest stars in the game! Look for themed cards celebrating rookies, Spring Training™, curtain call moments, vintage uniforms and the greatest legends of MLB®. Inserted 1:4 packs
  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 25.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

Recapping some of the greatest moments from Baseball history such as rookie debuts, pitching performances, home run records and walk-off wins. Inserted 1:8 packs

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MILESTONES

Celebrating milestone achievements from the 2016 MLB® season such as David “Big Papi” Ortiz passing Ted Williams’ HR total and Albert Pujols joining the 600 HR club! Inserted 1:8 packs

FIRST PITCH

A tribute to the pop culture icons that threw out the ceremonial first pitch during the 2016 MLB® season. Inserted 1:8 packs

NATIONAL ANTHEM

A tribute to the artists that sang the National Anthem. Inserted 1:8 packs

1987 TOPPS BASEBALL – ROOKIE & ALL-STAR EDITION

The 1987 set is one of the most recognizable designs of all time with its wood-grain border and clean look. We celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this iconic design with an expansive trading card set showcasing MLB® All-Star Game® players from the past 30 years, as well as 2017 MLB® rookies. Inserted 1:4 packs

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 25.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

TOPPS REVERENCE AUTOGRAPH PATCH CARDS
Presenting a new, high-end, on-card autograph patch card exclusive to 2017 Topps Baseball. Sequentially numbered to 25 HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY
MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MATERIAL AUTOGRAPH CARDS
Highlighting impact players from MLB® teams.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS AUTOGRAPH RELIC CARDS
Recapping some of the greatest moments from Baseball history. Base cards will be sequentially numbered.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MILESTONES AUTOGRAPH RELIC CARDS
Celebrating milestone achievements from the 2016 MLB® season. Base cards will be sequentially numbered.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

TOPPS SALUTE AUTOGRAPH CARDS

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS AUTOGRAPH CARDS

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MILESTONES AUTOGRAPH CARDS

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

1987 TOPPS BASEBALL – ROOKIE & ALL-STAR EDITION AUTOGRAPH CARDS
Including on-card and sticker autographs from All-Star caliber players and must-have rookies in the game.

  • Maple wood Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 25 or less.
  • Ash wood Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Birch wood Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MATERIAL CARDS
Highlighting impact players from each MLB® team.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS RELIC CARDS
Sequentially numbered.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MAJOR LEAGUE ™ MILESTONE RELIC CARDS
Sequentially numbered.

  • Red Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 10 or less.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

IN THE NAME RELICS
Sequentially numbered 1/1. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY

CUT SIGNATURES
Sequentially numbered 1/1.

MLB ®ALL-STAR GAME ® LOGO PATCH CARDS
Highlighting the greatest players who participated in MLB® All-Star Game® exhibitions throughout history. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY

  • Gold Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 99.
  • Black Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 50.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

INDEPENDENCE DAY TEAM LOGO PATCH CARDS
Featuring the best players from each MLB® team with action photography from the 2016 MLB® Independence Day games. HOBBY & HOBBY JUMBO ONLY

  • Gold Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 99.
  • Black Parallel – Sequentially numbered to 50.
  • Platinum Parallel – Sequentially numbered 1/1.

REDISCOVER TOPPS
2017 Topps Baseball Series 2 Hobby Continuity Program

Exclusive silver packs for Hobby customers with 2017 Topps Baseball Series 2 Purchase

Hobby customers awarded:

  • 1 pack for every Hobby Box
  • 2 packs for every Jumbo Box

Silver packs include MLB ® veterans, rookies and retired greats in the iconic 1987 Topps Baseball design – all in Exclusive Chrome Technology!
Numbered autographs and parallels included in select packs

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