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2017 Topps High Tek Baseball – Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Topps High Tek Baseball

PRICE: $130/box

High Tek has never been a fun product for me to open as I get lost looking at the patterns and trying to figure out if I have something rare or not. On the flip side, some of the patterns are cool no matter what and if one of my favorite players is on it then who cares about value, it will just be a stinkin’ cool card to own.

I do like the upping of 40 cards per pack with 2 on card autos and if you hit a redemption card, it is for a bonus auto.

The thing I noticed and I always look for with acetate cards is scuffing from the printing process. I found a couple during the video. I am hopeful that the ones I might flip on ebay don’t have roller marks…

At any rate, it was a fun break for me because of the fat pack and the promise of so many cards. Some great patterns and a great baseball season have made collecting very fun!

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2017-18 Upper Deck Series One Hockey – Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Upper Deck

Product: 2017-18 Upper Deck Series One Hockey

PRICE: $75/box

As per the usual, the cards are the same thickness. Also, as expected the big chase is the Young Gun set. There is a promise of 6 Young Guns per box, regular or canvas. I did get the prescribed amount. Did I hit a huge one? I can’t say. I know Nico Hischier is in this and being the top pick, I am sure he will rule the nest as far as sales go.

I really like the canvas cards, my favorite ones by far, the photos are awesome and the treatment of them is something I enjoy. The colors are amped up a bit and look like a painting.

There are also the high gloss and exclusives that people look for we did hit one in the video above. I think these are all a part of the chase and one of the many fun reasons to open this product.

I hope you enjoy your experience opening this product!

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2017 Topps Archive Signatures – Post Season – Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Topps Archive Signature Series Post Season Baseball

PRICE: $40/box

I watched quite of few breaks of this stuff. Along with the big sell sheet hits, there are definitely some stretches for names in this product. In fact, I didn’t know the player I pulled an auto of in the video above.

That doesn’t really mean much. LOL.

What I do like about this product is having the opportunity to pull autos of a player I do know and remember and that the cards are already in a one touch and I can put it right into my PC.

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2017 Topps Triple Threads Baseball – Product Review

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Topps

Product: 2017 Topps Triple Threads Baseball

PRICE: $195/box

I can’t keep up with all the releases, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do a review right?

I was able to get into a break and do a few personal boxes of my favorite baseball product year to year. What do I like about this product? I love the thick stock, the slight changes to the design, the chase for huge deca books, white whales, and triple relic autos.

The design was kicked up a notch this year with more of that holofoil base cards with some colored parallels, like emerald, sapphire, amber, onyx, gold, wood, ruby, and white whale

I also love the books and fun great patches. Mind you there are still some “napkins” as John would say from Sports Card Investors. That would be the only real disappointing this about this set.

If the price were to drop I think this set would have more legs and command great money after the first few weeks of release. It was followed rather quickly by Bowman Chrome and the market just deflated. That and the product did have a lot of redemptions. So much so, when you saw one you knew you were likely to land a huge hit… that isn’t true everytime but a lot of the decabooks were redemptions.

Here is a picture of a couple hits that were crazy.

2 of the 4 possible White Whales of Mike Trout.

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HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 18 box master case
  • 9 boxes per inner
  • 2 mini boxes per master box
    • 1 Auto Triple Relic #’d to 99 or less
    • 1 Triple Relic Card #’d to 36 or less
    • 1 Auto Rookie Card or Auto Jumbo Relic Card #’d to 99 or less
    • Jumbo Relic Card #’d to 36 or less

 

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2016-17 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball – Product Review

 

THE REVIEW

Manufacturer: Panini

Product: 2016-17 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball

PRICE: $??/box

Jaxson and I want to send a shoutout and thank you to @GeDannyS for this hobby box. Jaxson and I shared the opening, I know I should have let Jaxson do it all, but I had to get in on the fun. #BadDad

We both liked all of the insert sets and that you receive them in each pack. Jaxson is a fan of the Old School Colors and after thinking about it, I am too. The card stock is rather thin but the designs highlighted by some foil, cracked ice, or other parallel is really nice.

We hope you enjoy the video review and thanks for stopping by.

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HOBBY CONFIGURATION

  • 8 cards per pack
  • 24 packs per box
  • 12 boxes per case
  • 5 autographs
  • 24 class reunion
  • 24 college connections
  • 24 game day tickets
  • 24 school colors

THE DETAILS

  • The iconic Contenders brand hits the hardwood for its second season giving the Contenders ticket treatment to the 2016-17 NBA rookies and NBA veterans! College Tickets once again is highlighted by the top draft picks from this year’s NBA Draft Class.
  • Find all of your favorite current NBA stars in their college uniforms in Season Tickets! Season Cracked Ice Ticket are sequentially #’d/23 with Printing Plate versions numbered to 1!
  • Alumni Ink: This 20-card insert delivers autographs from college and NBA all-time greats, including Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal!
  • Look for signed and unsigned versions of insert cards, including School Colors, Old School Colors and Collegiate Connections!
  • International Tickets returns and features the top foreign-born players from the 2016 NBA Draft. Autographed parallel versions are sequentially numbered from 99 to 1!