Monday, April 9, 2012

Box Break - 2012 Topps "40% Extra Value" box

For the 2nd consecutive year Topps has released one of these Value Boxes with packs of their flagship series along w/ hobby packs of Heritage.  Priced at $14.99 you get five 8 card packs of 2012 Topps, 2 hobby packs of Heritage, 1 Gold Giveaway code card and one of 3 exclusive Chrome cards (Mantle, Mays or Griffey Jr.).  Not a bad deal.  Here is what I ended up with:

The packs of Topps cards didn't yield anything all that exciting so I didn't want to bore everyone with useless scans.  I did get a 2nd Golden Giveaway card which yielded a Mark Texiera coin.  Everybody ooohhh with me.  Blah.

The two hobby packs of Heritage were much better.  I decided to stay away from Heritage for the most part this year for several reasons, so opening these two packs were kind of a treat for me.  Could care less if they were hobby or retail.

Pack #1 gave me a SP.  Not one of the limited color swapped cards (I still don't get that "gimmick"), but a SP none the less.

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#476 Prince Fielder

I'm not really a fan of Prince, but man is this a nice looking base card.  This design is really growing on me the more and more I look at it.

Pack #2 was even better.  Check it out...

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#ROA-AJ Adam Jones Autograph

It's rare that I get to pull autos from packs regardless of hobby or retail origin.  I know Adam isn't the biggest name out there, but it's still cool to pull an auto (on card auto at that) from a pack of cards.  Now the question is what to do with it?  There are only 2 on eBay as of this afternoon.  I'll give it a few days and see what people offer.  I haven't looked at the Heritage auto checklist, but you should know by now I'll trade it for any Tim Hudson auto I don't already have or just about any other Braves player.

I also got the one Chrome card I was hoping for...

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#MBC3 Ken Griffey Jr.

So do I try my hand with another Value Box or do I quit while I'm ahead of the game.  I think at this point I'll stop while the getting is good.  Go ahead and fire off an offer via the comments if you want that Adam Jones auto or the Prince Fielder SP.

8 comments:

  1. You can get anywhere from $18-$25 on ebay for the Adam Jones auto. Unless you think you can get that kind of trade value, I'd go ahead and cash in.

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    1. Depending on what Ryan H offers up I may take the card to eBay...

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  2. That's a sweet auto! Very nice pull.

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  3. Sweet Jonesy auto! I'm interested in trading for it. Email me if you'd be interested in letting it go in trade.

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  4. Always keep autos, its more part of the player than a relic or other mumbo jumbo, you'll never regret holding onto it.

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  5. i'm digging that junior card. nice pull !

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    1. I was hoping to get the Griffey card. All in all it was a great box.

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