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otis0220
Hey guys, looked for some deals during Black Friday etc. Couldn't find many spectacular ones but there were some good ones. I barely break anymore so this is my time to go crazy and this year I did lol. Here's what will go down. More stuff than last year. Last year nearly half of it was hobby but now it is more retail-oriented.

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Hope you liked the presentation lol. Also there will be 9 packs of 11/12 Victory. I'm going to open a few things up until Christmas just because of how much crap there is and some things will be more fun than others. Currently I am busting the NBA Hoops.
Cool_Hand_Flash
Looking good!
pwolantern
Good luck
aceecards
good luck

prepare for a ton of base
otis0220
Thanks guys. Oh yes acee I'm ready, I think. Couple of these will be made into sets etc. I'll have the NBA Hoops up shortly. I didn't want to break the only bball so soon but I had to tackle it right away.
otis0220
Ok here's the first break:

2012/13 NBA Hoops Retail Box

36 packs and 5 cards per.

Rookies

Quincy Acy, Harrison Barnes, Evan Fournier, Moe Harkless, Bernard James, Perry Jones III, Jeremy Lamb, Meyers Leonard and Damian Lillard.

Inserts

Action Photos Rondo, Westbrook

Board Members Greg Monroe

Courtside Dwight Howard, Wade

Draft Night Quincy Miller

Franchise Greats Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. J, Ewing, Shaq, Olajuwon, Isiah Thomas

Rookie Impact Josh Harrellson

Spark Plugs Avery Bradley, Joakim Noah

Parallels

Glossy Jerome Jordan

I didn't do much research on this product because I thought I knew it well enough. Has probably the largest base set out of all this year's bball products. Stated there were 100 rookies, including last year's rookies too. I expected maybe a 50/50 split for the past 2 years. Nope, 80 of them are last year. Only 20 rookies from a normal product is a little abysmal. I was wondering what was going on when through my first 10 packs, I hadn't seen one true rookie card. So if you are looking for more rookies, try Panini Prestige. It also appears there will be a regular Panini release in a couple months. To my surprise it only has a 150-base set compared to the larger set 3 years ago.

So pretty much these are the ratios for this kind of box:

Inserts- 1:2 packs (including the one parallel)
Rookies - 1:4 packs

Hope this review may be useful to some. Stay tuned to whatever's next.
northicehero99
That looks like a lot of boxes, good luck. Good review on the Hoops.
Beavers98
Good Luck..You have a nice assortment tp open.
otis0220
QUOTE(northicehero99 @ Dec 1 2012, 08:23 AM)
That looks like a lot of boxes, good luck.  Good review on the Hoops.
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Thanks Brian, appreciate that. Just want to help people so they know what to expect out of a product. I thought 30 bucks is just a bit much for this retail box. I was hoping it would be a little discounted during DA's sales.

QUOTE(Beavers98 @ Dec 1 2012, 08:42 AM)
Good Luck..You have a nice assortment tp open.
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Thanks Brandon. Wish I had at least another basketball but it's cool. Also thought it would be cool to add a late 90s football to this, stumbled upon it. The 'vintage' of the break haha.
otis0220
Up next is the 9 free packs I got of 2011/12 Victory Hockey. Rookie or insert in every pack.

Rookies

Todd Ford, Matt Frattin, Alex Stalock, Patrick Wiercioch

MVP Rookie

Joe Colborne

Inserts

MVP

Dany Heatley, Duncan Keith, Eric Staal

Game Breakers

Mikko Koivu, Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Sharp

Stars of the Game

Ryan Miller, Rick Nash

I have also been opening the 2010 UD Baseball little by little. So far I found a jersey card, didn't peek at it though.
GamerRoy
good luck gonna be fun opening all that
redwing40
Nice Christmas gifts!
otis0220
Next break is in:

2010 Upper Deck Baseball Retail Box

24 packs and 18 cards per. 1 jersey card per box.

Rookies

Michael Brantley, Bumgarner, Tyler Colvin, Wade Davis, Ian Desmond, Michael Dunn, Tyler Flowers, Ernesto Friere, Armando Gabino, Reid Gorecki, John Hester, Dusty Hughes, Chris Johnson, Brian Matusz, Daniel McCutchen, Chris Pettit, Kyle Phillips, Buster Posey, Cesar Ramos, Henry Rodriguez, Esmil Rogers, Drew Stubbs, Pedro Viola, Neil Walker

Inserts

Baseball Heroes

DiMaggio BH-1 and 7

Baseball Heroes 20th Anniversary

Hanley

Portraits

Nathan, Mariano Rivera, Votto, Michael Young

Pure Heat

Tulo x2 (yes, the same ones in one box lol), Verlander

Season Biography

Willy Aybar, Cano, Alexi Casilla, Ellsbury, Jody Gerut, Greinke, Vlad Guerrero, Ryan Howard, Kenshin Kawakami, Lincecum (16,96,147), Longoria, Casey McGehee, Rasmus, Ivan Rodriguez, Marc Rzepczynski, Joe Saunders (39, 163), Thome, Votto, Chris Young (OF), Zaun

Supreme - Green

Berkman, McCann, Yadier Molina (Blue), Mariano Rivera

Parallels

Andrus 27/99

Hits

UD Game Jersey - Jose Reyes

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This was a nice cheap break, got plenty of cards of guys I've never had. You can get all this for 12.95 at DA! Can get around 80% of the base set. Funny how I didn't find one Tape Measure Shots insert, while I had 2 from a few packs 2 years ago. Next break will be a football, not sure which but not the one from 98.
captkirk42
Some great stuff so far.
otis0220
Thanks Kirk.

Next up is:

2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Football Blaster

8 packs and 10 cards per. Rookie per pack.

Rookies

Anthony Castonzo, Richard Gordon, Dwayne Harris, Colin McCarthy, Stephen Paea, Mike Pouncey, Derek Sherrod, Julius Thomas

Inserts

Rookie Revolution Clyde Gates

Studio Rookies Stevan Ridley

Parallels

Gold Percy Harvin

Rookie - Longevity Ross Homan 031/249

I got this for 6.95 so pretty good value along with the other stuff.
otis0220
The next one is a small one. 2 packs of 09/10 UD Ice. Just base.

Vesa Toskala, Evgeni Nabokov, Paul Kariya, Kyle Okposo, Thomas Vanek, Patrik Elias, Carey Price, Patrik Berglund, Milan Hejduk, Zdeno Chara.

Also if you guys want to check my autograph thread in Show and Tell, I'm going to update it tomorrow. I did the Lakers today and some other things.
dd316
Good luck with the rest!

I still need the following Pete Rose base, if you get extras:

26
37
44

I have a bunch of extras to trade if you need any. smile.gif
otis0220
QUOTE(dd316 @ Dec 14 2012, 09:40 AM)
Good luck with the rest!

I still need the following Pete Rose base, if you get extras:

26
37
44

I have a bunch of extras to trade if you need any. smile.gif
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Thanks. And I'll let you know about it when I get to the Pete Rose break.
otis0220
Merry Christmas to you guys. Hope everyone has been enjoying themselves. My next break is:

2008/09 Victory Hockey "Hobby" Box

36 packs per box, 6 cards per; Rookies 1:2 packs, Inserts 1:2 packs

Rookies

Sami Lepisto, Tyler Plante, Cody McLeod, Jon Filewich, Pete Vandermeer, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Derick Brassard, Tim Ramholt, Pascal Pelletier, Alex Foster, Darren Helm, David Brine, Kyle Greentree, Joey Mormina, B.J. Crombeen, Teddy Purcell, Ryan Stone, Dan LaCosta

Inserts

Game Breakers

Dany Heatley, Marian Hossa, Kane, Kiprusoff, Lecavalier, Carey Price, Alexander Radulov, Mike Richards, Eric Staal

Stars of the Game

Brodeur, Jagr, Kovalchuk, Lundqvist, Markus Naslund, Spezza, St. Louis, Toews, Zetterberg

Parallels

Regular Gold (1:36) DiPietro
Rookie Gold (1:144) Clay Wilson

Nice cheap break. But the extras are plentiful from 08/09 Victory. 42, nearly 25% of the total cards. I don't know if this is classified as retail or hobby but that's plenty. But for like 10 bucks, maybe even less, can't complain. Also disappointed I only got 2 Sharks, fewest out of all the teams. Come check back for whatever I break next.
otis0220
Got a big break out of the way here.

2011 Score Football Rak Pak Box

12 packs, 52 cards per. Tons of value here. At least 6 RCs per pack (at least one glossy RC), 4-5 glossy base per pack, 4 inserts per pack. A glossy insert in every 2 packs.

Rookies

Not listing all...haha.

Notables: Amukamara, Denarius Moore, Mallett, Dalton, Lance Kendricks, Kendall Hunter, Leshoure, Titus Young, Jonathan Baldwin, Vincent Brown, Jacquizz Rodgers, Cecil Shorts, Marcell Dareus, A.J. Green, Bilal Powell, Daniel Thomas, Alex Green, Watt, Yates, Greg Little, Bruce Carter, Patrick Peterson, Delone Carter, Ponder, Torrey Smith, Locker, Vereen, Wilkerson, Aldon Smith, Greg McElroy, Julio Jones, Von Miller, Kaepernick, Ingram, Fairley, Hankerson, DeMarco Murray, Cam Newton

Inserts

Complete Players

Reggie Bush, Vernon Davis, Carson Palmer, Revis, Michael Turner, Vick, Reggie Wayne, DeAngelo Williams, Witten

Hot Rookies

Vincent Brown, Randall Cobb, Gabbert, Jamie Harper, Ingram, Jerrel Jernigan, Julio Jones, Taiwan Jones, Kaepernick, Leshoure, Locker, Mallett, Newton, Austin Pettis, Vereen

In The Zone

Dwayne Bowe, Sam Bradford, Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster, Josh Freeman, Harvin, Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Maclin, Mendenhall, Rivers, Schaub, Mike Wallace, DeMarcus Ware, Roddy White

Millennium Men

Brees, Gates, Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Urlacher, Hines Ward

Parallels

Base - Glossy 54 in total.

Rookies - Glossy

Akeem Ayers, Curtis Brown, Bruce Carter,Delone Carter, Kris Durham, Helu Jr., Davon House, Robert Housler, Kendall Hunter, Leshoure, Greg Little, Owen Marecic, Patrick Peterson, Brooks Reed, Aldon Smith, Wilkerson, D.J. Williams, Yates

Complete Players - Glossy

Felix Jones

Hot Rookies - Glossy

Delone Carter (Red Zone), Torrey Smith, Titus Young

In The Zone - Glossy

Cassel, Chad Johnson

Millennium Men - Glossy

McNabb

Gold Zone

Jonathan Stewart

Scorecard

Arrelious Benn

I actually pulled a Scorecard insert of Moss sometime ago in the couple packs I've actually bought. Got some nice RCs. After the last pack I saw that I was 1 base short of the set, Davone Bess! I couldn't believe it, hilarious. However I check my doubles and I had him in there...If I recall I did the same thing with 09/10 Panini BKB a year or 2 ago. I can't believe how I remember these things...Up next I might list a hockey one. Thanks for reading.
aceecards
lets get some biggies
otis0220
Let's hope Acee.

Next up...not much of an actual break. It is a set.

2010/11 Score Rookies and Traded Hockey Set

105 cards. 34 base, 65 RCs, 5 gold parallels, 1 RC autograph

Parallels

Commons - Gold

Taylor Hall and Derek Stepan

Hot Rookies - Gold

Patrice Cormier, Marcus Johansson, Timo Pielmeier

Hits

RC Auto

Hot Rookies Auto - Mattias Tedenby

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Up next to break....I have no idea, we'll find out.
otis0220
Hope you guys enjoyed your New Years. Up next...

2011/12 Score Hockey 36-Pack Box

36 packs and 7 cards per. Glossy parallel in each pack, Hot Rookies 1:2 packs. Maybe an auto per box?

Rookies

Drew Bagnall, Jonathon Blum, Lance Bouma, Justin DiBenedetto, Justin Faulk, Blake Geoffrion, Colin Greening, Ben Holmstrom, Mark Katic, Tomas Kubalik, John Moore, Aaron Palushaj, Paul Postma, Yann Sauve, Cam Talbot, Chris Vande Velde, Roman Wick, Andrey Zubarev

Inserts

First Goal Tomas Tatar

The Franchise Anze Kopitar

Making An Entrance

Marc-Andre Fluery, Kiprusoff, Ovechkin

Net Cam

Corey Crawford, James Reimer, Quick

Playoff Heroes

Alexandre Burrows, Ryan Kesler

Score B Ovechkin

Sudden Death

Bobby Ryan, Alexander Steen, Lubomir Visnovsky

Parallels

Notables: Andy Greene, Shawn Horcoff, Ryan Suter, Fleury, Olli Jokinen, Saku Koivu, Quick, Morrow, Duchene, Dustin Brown

Season Highlight

Shane Doan, Eric Fehr, Lanny McDonald

SC Playoffs Highlight Milan Lucic

Hits

Auto

Brad Staubitz

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Cool break for 12.95 I should say. Next break will be either football or the Pete Rose.
otis0220
Here's the next break:

2011 TriStar Obak Football 24-Pack Lot

24 packs and 5 cards per. T212 mini in every pack. This was a retail lot I found on DA for 9.99, you can still get it for that price at this moment. I only got around half of the base set, no SPs.

Parallels

There are only 24 of the T212 minis in the set, I thought each of the base would have their own mini. Got doubles of them too, lets just say I had 1:6 chance of finding a Kurt Warner mini.

Warner x4, Bronko Nagurski x3, John Cappelletti x3, Vince Lombardi x2, Bart Starr x2, Bo Jackson x2, Rocky Bleier x2, Walter Camp x2, Benny Friedman, Poe Brothers, Bear Bryant, JFK

If you are an extreme football enthusiast, you will love this set. I was hoping for more notable players but good stuff. Some cards in the set are Heisman, Lambeau and others that made trailblazing strides in football's early days. Also find some greats like Baugh, Unitas, Hornung, Sayers, Staubach, Bear Bryant, Bart Starr etc. I'm going for the set so my stuff is FT. But I don't want to trade for just 1 or 2 things.

I also checked out the Pete Rose product. Didn't look at the auto, it's in a toploader apart from the packs. Could be a base auto, could be a redemption for a signed item, have a feeling it's a regular auto.

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Up next I think will be the Panini Pinnacle hockey and then save the "old school" football (and I say old school loosely) last. I'm kind of looking forward to that one too, should be pretty fun.
otis0220
2010/11 Panini Pinnacle Hockey Hobby Box

24 packs and 8 cards per. 4 hits.

Rookies

Ice Breakers

Nino Neiderreiter, Brandon Pirri, Tyler Seguin, Alexander Vasyunov

Inserts

Tough Times

Andre Dupont, Willi Plett

Parallels

Rink Collection

Jeff Carter, Kurtis Foster, Cam Ward, Patrice Cormier RC

Artist Proof

Magnus Paajarvi RC

Saving Face - Rink Collection

Ondrej Pavelec

Hits

City Lights GU - Zach Bogosian 062/499
Threads - Vincent Lecavalier 289/499
Threads Prime - Ryan Miller 03/25

Also pulled a redemption card. City Lights Signatures #11 Ryan Malone. Expired 9/30/2012. I'll see what I can do about it.

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I have all the hits from the products saved, all of them are a surprise to me too. I will do an old school style break of them tomorrow or Weds night, I will update you guys. Last break remaining is 1998 UD Choice football. I opened one pack last night, I'll post it just for fun.

Herman Moore, Takeo Spikes RC, Doug Flutie, Jason Hanson, Darrell Green, Chad Brown, Cris Carter StarQuest, Mark Brunell StarQuest

Awesome going back in time here. There are at least 2 StarQuest inserts per pack. Maybe I can get a Peyton Manning or Randy Moss RC, who knows. Wish me luck with it.
northicehero99
Nice rookies in the Pinnacle with the AP-Paajarvi and the Sequin. Can't wait to hear what you pulled auto/gu from those boxes. Good luck, hope you got some big hits.
Cleveland Kiddo
Some decent breaks in there for most of it being retail!
And I like that 98 starquest fb product. thinking about picking up some myself.
otis0220
Thanks Brian & Cleveland.

OK last product of the break.

1998 Upper Deck Choice Football 22-pack Blaster Box

20 packs + 2 bonus packs, 8 cards per. 2 StarQuest inserts per pack. 1 oversized card per box.

Rookies

Rookie Class

Kevin Dyson x2, Curtis Enis, Chris Fuamatu-Ma'Afala, Jacquez Green x2, Vonnie Holliday, Peyton Manning, Randy Moss, Takeo Spikes, Fred Taylor, Grant Wistrom, Charles Woodson

Inserts

StarQuest*

Warren Moon, Rice, Jeff George, Favre, Seau, Cris Carter, Elway, Aikman, Steve Young, Kordell Stewart, Bledsoe, Dorsey Levens, Marino, Galloway, Antonio Freeman, Plummer, Dillon, Brunell, Rison, Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Antowain Smith, Herman Moore, Napoleon Kaufman, Bettis, Eddie George, Warrick Dunn, Terrell Davis

Missing only one from the set! SQ-29. Hilarious. Couple packs even had the same guy for both inserts...

StarQuest** Green (1:7)

Herman Moore, Moon

StarQuest*** Red (1:23)

Napoleon Kaufman

Mini Bobbing-Head (this is a card, not a figure)

Seau, Galloway, Kordell Stewart, Merton Hanks, Warren Sapp, Reggie White

Parallels

Choice Reserve (1:6)

Larry Centers, Curtis Conway, Brad Johnson

There were also cards part of the base set where fans sent in submissions of their own cards of a player, "draw your own card". Also I didn't know this but each box has a "box-bottom" card along with the 2 bonus packs. It's a 5x7 sized card. I liked mine, it was Trent Dilfer. Fun break. Did get some doubles but not many, and not even one Jet card. The 5x7 card was a nice surprise though.

Now for the rest of the hits...I said I would do it either tonight or tomorrow. I will give a heads-up later if I decide to do it tonight. Amazing how I've been able to keep from looking at them huh? Honestly it's not a challenge for me. So looks like there are 4 GU and 4 autos, 2 of them baseball and the rest hockey. Stay tuned.
otis0220
OK guys check back here in around 2 hours, I will check out my hits from the breaks. If I do it a little earlier or later, I will update you.
otis0220
OK guys I will be doing this at 9PM so try and be here by then.
otis0220
OK let me kick this off!
otis0220
First up, from 2010 UD baseball:

Jose Reyes UD Game Jersey

Won't complain about a Met!
otis0220
Next up, the RC auto from 10/11 Score Hockey Box Set:

Mattias Tedenby

I'll admit I did know it was a Devil from accidently seeing the logo on the back.
otis0220
Next one I believe is from 11/12 Score Hockey:

Brad Staubitz Auto

Never heard of the guy. Looks like a tough winger.
otis0220
This is from the Pete Rose product. Only question is if it's a card signature or item redemption.

It's not a redemption.

Pete Rose AU-15

Pictured as a Red.
otis0220
Now for the 10/11 Panini Pinnacle hits.
otis0220
Zach Bogosian

City Limits GU 062/499
otis0220
This one is a redemption:

City Lights Signatures

Card #11

I am looking it up right now...
otis0220
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Ryan Malone
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Expired on September 30th...
otis0220
For the 3rd hit:

Vincent Lecavalier GU - Threads 289/499
otis0220
And the final hit:

Nice, a patch. My first for hockey!

Ryan Miller - Threads 03/25

The patch is from their late 90s-mid 00s jerseys.

I'll get pics up of the hits by tomorrow.
otis0220
Here's the goods. Also adding pictures of the hits to each entry.

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northicehero99
Nice hits overall. Tedenby is pretty good and that Miller is sweet looking. I am sure you can find a Sabres fan interested in that. Thanks for sharing your break with us.
otis0220
Thanks alot Brian. I actually want to keep the Miller. It's my first patch I pulled for hockey.
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