Saturday, September 26, 2020

Group Break Results - 2004 Fleer Classic Clippings & 1996 Topps Gilt Edge football


This week's Affordable Group Break was a blast! We opened a hobby box of 2004 Fleer Classic Clippings, a product I was really looking forward too. While I hadn't opened any of this product before, I had a feeling it would be fun...and I think the box lived up to my expectations.



The all horizontal set feels pretty classy in hand. The front of the card isn't slathered with UV gloss, a nice change for the time period. The photo of the player however does have a sheen. I forgot to scan the back of a base card, but in the spirit of previous Fleer sets like Box Score, the card back features the players stats (as well as their teammates) from a single game.



1st Edition is a parallel set where each card is serially numbered to /150. The silver ink is replaced with gold ink, a small 1st Edition logo is added to the card's front.


Press Clippings mimic the cover of a magazine (or supermarket tabloid as one participant pointed out), complete with faux UPC code in the corner.



Classic Clippings feature an embedded box score. In this case this box score is from Ripken's debut game on 08/10/01, serially numbered to /750. I don't know if the embedded box score paper is authentic or just manufactured for this set. Regardless this is an awesome card and one I wish I was adding to my collection.



One of the hits the box promised was this Jersey Rack Blue serially numbered to /225. Dontrelle Willis, Kerry Wood and Curt Schilling...3 great pitchers that never gain a lot of hobby love (well, maybe you could argue Wood had a good following).



The best card of the box had to be this Ivan Rodriguez Jersey Rack Autograph /149. Pudge was the only Tigers player in the base set so I thought it was pretty cool that this card was pulled. Ben Morris essentially paid $2 for this beautiful card...not too bad!

Next up we broke an unusual box of Topps football...1996 Gilt Edge. If you never heard of it, don't feel too bad as neither have I or many of the participants in the break had much exposure to the set.


Apparently the name Gilt Edge referred to the technology used as the edges of these cards are either "gold" or "platinum". When these cards are all stacked up and looked at from the side, it looks a lot like a book as the edges of the cards sparkle.

This Tim Brown card is one of the one per pack Platinum parallels. It's hard to tell in my scan, but the logo and name are printed in silver foil versions gold on the base cards.


The only insert set was Definitive Edge. These cards feature a silver foil front...which look so-so scanned, but great in hand.

Overall this was another great way to spend my Friday night. I appreciate everyone who participated and I look forward to the next break. Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, September 21, 2020

Affordable Group Break - 2004 Fleer Classic Clippings

** UPDATE 06/24/20 - Prices lowered for remaining teams **


This break will feature 2004 Fleer Classic Clippings (Hobby). 18 packs / 5 cards per pack. Box should yield 1 autograph, 1 game-used memorabilia card and 1 serially numbered card. Prices listed beside each team. All cards ship. Stacking applies so the price does not include shipping. If you have questions on how this works please let me know. We'll break this box Live on my YouTube channel on Friday, 09/25/20 at 10 PM eastern. 

To claim your team(s) please comment with your request and submit your payment at that time. If you haven't participated in one of my breaks, please email me (flywheels@yahoo.com) your name & mailing address. Please send your payment as Friends & Familyhttp://paypal.me/flywheels86


Anaheim Angels $2 - Chad Pacey PAID
Arizona Diamondbacks $2 - Chad Pacey PAID
Atlanta Braves - Colbey PAID
Baltimore Orioles $4 - Denny Wagner PAID
Boston Red Sox $4 - Ben Morris PAID
Chicago Cubs $5 - Ben Martin PAID
Chicago White Sox $5 - Chad Pacey PAID
Cincinnati Reds $5 - Chris Reed PAID
Cleveland Indians $1 - Jennifer Peebles PAID
Colorado Rockies $3 - John Donovan PAID
Detroit Tigers $2 - Ben Morris PAID
Florida Marlins $1 - Ben Martin PAID
Houston Astros $4 - Denny Wagner PAID
Kansas City Royals $2 - Jason McQuitty PAID
Los Angeles Dodgers $4 - John Donovan PAID
Milwaukee Brewers $3 - Mark Eisenman PAID
Minnesota Twins $3 - Base Card Hero PAID
Montreal Expos $3 - Jennifer Peebles PAID
New York Mets $4 - Hal Sauceman PAID
New York Yankees $6 - Jennifer Peebles PAID
Oakland Athletics $1 - John Donovan PAID
Philadelphia Phillies $2 - Dan Horton PAID
Pittsburgh Pirates $2 - Wade Fisher PAID
San Diego Padres $1 - Joey Nigro PAID
San Francisco Giants $3 - Brandon Bronzan PAID
Seattle Mariners $2 - Ben Martin PAID
St. Louis Cardinals $4 - Chad Pacey PAID
Tampa Bay Rays $1 - John Donovan PAID
Texas Rangers $1 - Ben Martin PAID
Toronto Blue Jays $3 - karsal PAID




Affordable Group Break - 1996 Topps Gilt Edge football

** UPDATE 06/24/20 - Prices lowered for remaining teams **

 

This break will feature a hobby box of 1996 Topps Gilt Edge football. 20 packs / 9 cards per pack. Each pack includes a Platinum Gilt Edge parallel card. Prices are listed by each team. All cards ship. Stacking applies so the price does not include shipping. If you have questions on his this works please let me know. We'll break this box live on my YouTube channel (youtube.com/flywheels) on Friday, 09/25/20 at 10 PM eastern.

To claim your team(s) please comment with your request and submit your payment at that time. If you haven't participated in one of my breaks, please email me (flywheels@yahoo.com) your name & mailing address. Please send your payment as Friends & Family: paypal.me/flywheels86


Arizona Cardinals $1
Atlanta Falcons $2 - Jennifer Peebles PAID
Buffalo Bills $2 - Jennifer Peebles PAID
Carolina Panthers - Colbey PAID
Cincinnati Bengals $1
Dallas Cowboys $4 - Spiegel83 PAID
Denver Broncos $2 - Jennifer Peebles PAID
Detroit Lions $3 - Ben Morris PAID 
Green Bay Packers $4 - Trevor P
Houston Oilers $3 - Denny Wagner PAID
Indianapolis Colts $1 - Ben Morris PAID
Kansas City Chiefs $4 - Jason McQuitty PAID
Miami Dolphins $2 - John Donovan PAID
Minnesota Vikings $3 - Base Card Hero PAID
New England Patriots $1 - Ben Martin PAID
New Orleans Saints $1 - Base Card Hero PAID
Oakland Raiders $2 - Jennifer Peebles PAID
Philadelphia Eagles $1 - Base Card Hero PAID
Pittsburgh Steelers $3 - Wade Fisher PAID
San Diego Chargers $1 - John Donovan PAID
San Francisco 49ers $5 - Hal Sauceman PAID
Seattle Seahawks $1 - John Donovan PAID
St. Louis Rams $1 - Base Card Hero PAID
Washington Redskins $1 - Base Card Hero PAID



Platinum parallel

Definitive Edge

Pack Break: 2018 Pokemon X/Y Fates Collide



About the only thing you can find in the card section around my area is Pokemon...and now it seems that the inventory of these Booster packs is starting to get thinner and thinner. While recently traveling for work I stopped by a Walmart and I found this lone X/Y Fates Collide Booster pack. I remembered I had a few dollars left on an old Visa gift card so I grabbed the pack as I had an urge to rip a pack of something.


If my girls ever accompany me to my local hobby shop I usually let them sort through the sea of monster boxes and pick out a handful of Pokemon cards. I recognized Minccino in my pack as one of those characters they like because they think it's cute. Pretty sure this is one they have picked out in the past. I know nothing about this Pokemon as I don't recall coming across it in any of the video games.


Both of these are Uncommon cards going by the small diamond icon in the lower corner by the card number. When you're not playing the game Trainer cards aren't all that exciting to pull. 


A holofoil Trainer card? That's new to me as I didn't know these type of cards had holofoil versions.


I guess holofoil cards fall one per pack? It's been so long since I've opened a pack of Pokemon cards that I honestly don't know. This holofoil is one of those where the foil encompasses the entire front of the card, not just the artwork section. Really cool looking in hand.

My thoughts? Meh, it was kind of fun. I still find it hard to believe that Pokemon cards have kept their popularity all this time. I do give Wizards of the Coast a thumbs up for reinventing the brand to keep it fresh. The cards look great and there is a small part of me that wouldn't mind learning how to play the game...after all I'm sure my girls have enough cards to build two decks!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Affordable Mini Break - 2017-18 & 2018-19 Upper Deck Hockey

** UPDATE 09/21/20 - Breaking TONIGHT at 9 PM EST. **


This mini break will feature one (1) blaster of 2017-18 Upper Deck hockey and four (4) fat packs of 2018-19 Upper Deck hockey. There will be 15 total slots at $4 per slot with a format of pick 1 team with the other team randomly assigned. All cards ship. Price does not include shipping as stacking applies. As the host, I will be keeping the Hurricanes so they will not be in the mix. Once the break is full, I'll randomly assign the remaining 15 teams to all participants in the order they sign up. Results will be posted afterwards. I will allow trading of teams for a select amount of time before we break live on YouTube. If the break fills up quickly, we'll break in our normal Friday night timeslot of 10 PM Eastern, otherwise the time of the break is TBD. Payment by PayPal (Friends & Family please). Submit your payment upon claiming a slot. paypal.me/flywheels86


Anaheim Ducks - Ben Morris PAID

Arizona Coyotes - Denny Wagner PAID

Boston Bruins - Roy Galloway PAID

Buffalo Sabres - Ben Martin PAID

Calgary Flames - Roy Galloway PAID

Chicago Blackhawks - Ben Martin PAID

Colorado Avalanche - Denny Wagner PAID

Columbus Blue Jackets - Matt Pederson PAID

Dallas Stars - John Donovan PAID

Detroit Red Wings - Paul Dionne PAID

Edmonton Oilers - John Donovan PAID

Florida Panthers - Base Card Hero PAID

Los Angeles Kings - Paul Dionne PAID

Minnesota Wild - Base Card Hero PAID

Montreal Canadiens - Roy Galloway PAID

Nashville Predators - Andrew Rein PAID

New Jersey Devils - @CardpocalypseNC PAID

New York Islanders - Denny Wagner PAID

New York Rangers - Robert Mitchell PAID

Ottawa Senators - Ben Morris PAID

Philadelphia Flyers - Paul Chamberlain PAID

Pittsburgh Penguins - Matt Pederson PAID

San Jose Sharks - Roy Galloway PAID

St. Louis Blues - Denny Wagner PAID

Tampa Bay Lightning - Andrew Rein PAID

Toronto Maple Leafs - Robert Mitchell PAID

Vancouver Canucks - Denny Wagner PAID

Vegas Golden Knights - @CardboardpocalypseNC PAID

Washington Capitals - Denny Wagner PAID

Winnipeg Jets - Paul Chamberlain PAID

Trading is now open! Feel free to propose your trade offers here on this post in the comment section. Once both parties have agreed on a trade, I'll update the list.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Affordable Group Break - 1995 Skybox E-Motion

** UPDATE 09/21/20 - Breaking TONIGHT at 9 PM EST. **

** UPDATE 09/17/20 - The break is now FULL! ** 

This break will feature a box of 1995 Skybox E-Motion. The box has 36 packs with 8 cards per pack. Prices are listed by each team. All cards ship. Stacking applies so the price does not include shipping. If you have questions how how this works please let me know. We'll break this box live on my YouTube channel (youtube.com/flywheels) on Friday, 09/18/20 at 10 PM Eastern.

To claim your team(s) please comment with your request and submit your payment at that time. If you haven't participated in one of my breaks before, please email me (flywheels@yahoo.com) your name & mailing address. Please submit your payment as Friends & Family: paypal.me/flywheels86


Atlanta Braves $3 - Andrew Rein PAID

Baltimore Orioles - Colbey PAID

Boston Red Sox $2 - Denny Wagner PAID

California Angels $1 - Paul Dionne PAID

Chicago Cubs $2 - Ben Martin PAID

Chicago White Sox - Colbey PAID

Cincinnati Reds $2 - Chris Reed PAID

Cleveland Indians $3 - Todd Burlingame PAID

Colorado Rockies $1 - Paul Dionne PAID

Detroit Tigers $2 - Ben Morris PAID

Florida Marlins $2 - Ben Martin PAID

Houston Astros $3 - Denny Wagner PAID

Kansas City Royals $1 - Jason McQuitty PAID

Los Angeles Dodgers $3 - Joey Nigro PAID

Milwaukee Brewers $1 - Paul Dionne PAID

Minnesota Twins $2 - Base Card Hero PAID

Montreal Expos $2 - Jennifer Peebles PAID

New York Mets $1 - Paul Dionne PAID

New York Yankees $3 - Hal Sauceman PAID

Oakland Athletics $3 - Ben Martin PAID

Philadelphia Phillies $1 - Paul Dionne PAID

Pittsburgh Pirates $1 - Paul Dionne PAID

San Diego Padres $3 - Ben Martin PAID

San Francisco Giants $2 - Andrew Rein PAID

Seattle Mariners $4 - Ben Morris PAID

St. Louis Cardinals $1 - Kerry Biggs PAID

Texas Rangers $1 - Paul Dionne PAID

Toronto Blue Jays $1 - Paul Dionne PAID


Affordable Group Break - 2003 Upper Deck UD Patch Collection

** UPDATE 09/21/20 - Breaking TONIGHT at 9 PM EST. **

** UPDATE 09/17/20 - Prices lowered on remaining teams ** 

This break will feature a hobby box of 2003 Upper Deck UD Patch Collection. The box should yield 3 patch cards. Prices are listed by each team. All cards ship. Stacking applies so the price does not include shipping. If you have questions on his this works please let me know. We'll break this box live on my YouTube channel (youtube.com/flywheels) on Friday, 09/18/20 at 10 PM eastern.

To claim your team(s) please comment with your request and submit your payment at that time. If you haven't participated in one of my breaks, please email me (flywheels@yahoo.com) your name & mailing address. Please send your payment as Friends & Family: paypal.me/flywheels86


Arizona Cardinals $4 - Spiegel83 PAID

Atlanta Falcons $3 - Jennifer Peebles PAID

Baltimore Ravens $2

Buffalo Bills $2 - Jennifer Peebles PAID

Carolina Panthers - Colbey PAID

Chicago Bears $3 - Ben Martin PAID

Cincinnati Bengals $2 - John Donovan PAID

Cleveland Browns $2 - John Donovan PAID

Dallas Cowboys $3 - Hal Sauceman PAID

Denver Broncos $3 - Lobo Solitario PAID

Detroit Lions $3 - Ben Morris PAID

Green Bay Packers $4 - Trevor P PAID

Houston Texans $4 - Matt Pederson PAID

Indianapolis Colts $5 - Hal Sauceman PAID

Jacksonville Jaguars $1

Kansas City Chiefs $3 - Jason McQuitty PAID

Miami Dolphins $2

Minnesota Vikings $3 - Matt Pederson PAID

New England Patriots $4 - Denny Wagner PAID

New Orleans Saints $2

New York Giants $2 - John Donovan PAID

New York Jets $4 - Ben Martin PAID

Oakland Raiders $3 - Hal Sauceman PAID

Philadelphia Eagles $2 - Kerry Biggs

Pittsburgh Steelers $4 - Todd Burlingame PAID

San Diego Chargers - Colbey PAID

San Francisco 49ers $4 - Hal Sauceman PAID

Seattle Seahawks $3 - Jennifer Peebles PAID

St. Louis Rams - Colbey PAID

Tampa Bay Buccaneers $1

Tennessee Titans $3 - Denny Wagner PAID

Washington Redskins $1