Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday Verse

Galatians 6:2


New International Version

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Box Break: 2021 Topps WWE Chrome (Hobby)


First off let me apologize for the lack luster photo quality...I ripped this box while working from home on the couch while I had WWE Crown Jewel playing in the background.

The much anticipated WWE Topps Chrome set is finally out and boy does it not disappoint. Back for it's second year, the hobby box configuration is 24 packs with 4 cards per pack. Refractors once again all 1:1 packs with on card autograph cards falling two per box.



The design is pretty simple overall. I'm glad Topps went with a "less is more" type approach...not that 2020's design was bad. Where I believe this set shines is the photo selection of the wrestlers. There were some really bad photos last year (see Peyton Royce for instance), however this year it's much better. 

The above images are a sample of the one per pack Refractors pulled from the box. While it's odd seeing cards of talent that are no longer with the promotion, I do like the overall checklist. Once again, wrestlers from the different brands, Raw, Smackdown and NXT are represented.


If you like to chase the rainbow the you'll be happy to hear that a smattering of colored Refractor parallels exist, such as this Aqua Refractor numbered to 150.


Image Variations make their return again and feature the Refractor finish. I actually pulled 4 of these variations, though the one of Erik (Viking Raiders) eluded my attention when I was ripping and sorting.


Cruiserweight Greats I read was a retail exclusive insert set, yet here I pulled an Angel Garza. I like the theme, but I hate that the set is 10 cards. When will card companies wise up and start making sets in odd numbers like 9 or 18 so they fit better into 9 pocket pages?!


5 Timers Club has a good theme in which it features wrestlers that have held a title 5 times or more. The back of the card features a small write up of the title/belt that was held on multiple occasions.


The In Your House die-cut inserts are probably my favorite. Parallels exist as well, though I wish the /99 Green version I pulled was the regular base version as I'm chasing the set and one colored card will trigger my OCD!


The main draw for most I imagine is the fact that two on card autos are guaranteed in each box. I happened to get two autos from the base set, but there are also autos of the 5 Timers Club. Like with most of the inserts, colored parallels exist. This Green parallel of Drew McIntyre is numbered 72/99. The base autos are numbered out of /199, with this Mustafa Ali being 163/199.

Topps has done a great job with this product. I hate that it was delayed as many times as it was, but delays are just something that we've all come to expect with the current landscape of the world what it is. Boxes are still hovering around $100/box which considering what Chrome baseball is going for, this is a steal! Like with last year, I hope to build both the base and Refractor sets. I uploaded my wants and needs to TCDB.com earlier today hoping to eventually find some trading partners. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Affordable Group Break: 2021 Bowman Platinum

** UPDATE 10/19/21 - BREAK IS FULL! **

 

This break will feature a retail box of  2021 Bowman Platinum. Box should yield two autos. 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, 10/22/21 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


Arizona Diamondbacks $3 - Adam McKenzie PAID
Atlanta Braves - Colbey PAID
Baltimore Orioles $3 - Adam McKenzie PAID
Boston Red Sox $5 - Shane Salmonson PAID
Chicago Cubs $4 - Ben Martin PAID
Chicago White Sox $5 - Victor Negron PAID
Cincinnati Reds $3 - Diego Torres PAID
Cleveland Indians $4 - Diego Torres PAID
Colorado Rockies $3 - John Donovan PAID
Detroit Tigers $4 - Paul Dionne PAID
Houston Astros $4 - Ben Morris PAID
Kansas City Royals $3 - Joe Greever PAID
Los Angeles Angels $6 - Chad Butler  PAID
Los Angeles Dodgers $5 - Diego Torres PAID
Miami Marlins $4 - Adam McKenzie PAID
Milwaukee Brewers $3 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Minnesota Twins $4 - Diego Torres PAID
New York Mets $3 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
New York Yankees $6 - Hal Saucement (via Joseph Inzirillo) PAID
Oakland Athletics $3 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Philadelphia Phillies $5 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Pittsburgh Pirates $3 - Zachary Chakan PAID
San Diego Padres $6 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
San Francisco Giants $3 - Denny Wagner PAID
Seattle Mariners $4 - Adam McKenzie PAID
St. Louis Cardinals $4 - Patrick W Ayers PAID
Tampa Bay Rays $2 - John Donovan PAID
Texas Rangers $4 - Diego Torres PAID
Toronto Blue Jays $4 - Denny Wagner PAID
Washington Nationals $4 - Chad Butler PAID


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday Verse

 

Zephaniah 3:17


New International Version


The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Monday, October 11, 2021

Affordable Mini Break: 2021 Topps Chrome (Retail)

** UPDATE 10/15/21 - Break is FULL! **


This break will feature four hanger boxes of 2021 Topps Chrome. 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, 10/15/21 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


Arizona Diamondbacks $4 - Adam McKenzie PAID
Atlanta Braves - Colbey PAID
Baltimore Orioles $3 - Diego Torres PAID
Boston Red Sox $7 - Chad Butler PAID
Chicago Cubs $5 - Ben Martin PAID
Chicago White Sox $6 - Chad Butler PAID
Cincinnati Reds $3 - Diego Torres PAID
Cleveland Indians $3 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Colorado Rockies $4 - John Donovan PAID
Detroit Tigers $5 - Paul Dionne PAID
Houston Astros $5 - Denny Wagner PAID
Kansas City Royals - Colbey PAID
Los Angeles Angels $6 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Los Angeles Dodgers $6 - Michael Spiegel PAID
Miami Marlins $6 - Adam McKenzie PAID
Milwaukee Brewers $3 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Minnesota Twins $3 - Ben Morris PAID
New York Mets $5 - Brett Pasternack PAID
New York Yankees $6 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Oakland Athletics $3 - Chad Butler PAID
Philadelphia Phillies $6 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Pittsburgh Pirates $5 - Zachary Chakan PAID
San Diego Padres $4 - Diego Torres PAID
San Francisco Giants $4 - Denny Wagner PAID
Seattle Mariners $4 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
St. Louis Cardinals $5 - Kerry Biggs PAID
Tampa Bay Rays $3 - Victor Torres PAID
Texas Rangers $3 - Diego Torres PAID
Toronto Blue Jays $6 - Denny Wagner PAID
Washington Nationals $5 - Ben Morris PAID

Affordable Group Break:1997 Pacific Prism Invincible (Hobby)

** UPDATE 10/15/21 - Break is FULL! **

This break will feature a hobby box of 1997 Pacific Prism Invincible. 36 packs / 3 cards per packPrices 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, 10/15/21 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 $3 - Diego Torres PAID
Atlanta Braves $5 - Hal Sauceman PAID
Baltimore Orioles $5 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Boston Red Sox $5 - Shane Salmonson PAID
Chicago Cubs $5 - Ben Martin PAID
Chicago White Sox $5 - Chad Pacey PAID
Cincinnati Reds $3 - Diego Torres PAID
Cleveland Indians $3 - Shane Salmonson PAID
Colorado Rockies $4 - John Donovan PAID
Detroit Tigers $4 - Paul Dionne PAID
Florida Marlins $4 - Ben Martin PAID
Houston Astros $4 - Andrew Rein PAID
Kansas City Royals $3 - Ben Morris PAID
Los Angeles Dodgers $4 - Shane Salmonson PAID
Milwaukee Brewers $3 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Minnesota Twins $3 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Montreal Expos - $4 - Adam McKenzie PAID
New York Mets $3 - Victor Torres PAID
New York Yankees $6 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
Oakland Athletics $3 - Victor Torres PAID
Philadelphia Phillies $3 - Diego Torres PAID
Pittsburgh Pirates $4 - Zachary Chakan PAID
San Diego Padres $5 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
San Francisco Giants $3 - Diego Torres PAID
Seattle Mariners $6 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID
St. Louis Cardinals $6 (I'll offer $1 discount for any Brian Jordan cards pulled) - Kerry Biggs PAID
Texas Rangers $5 - Ben Morris PAID
Toronto Blue Jays $3 - Joseph Inzirillo PAID


Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sunday Verse

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.