Another week and another Affordable Group Break is in the books!! This one started off on the wrong foot as I overslept, causing the break to start about 30 minutes late. Earlier in the evening I had mowed the lawn and between that and staying up late and getting up early (now that my wife & girls are back to school) I feel it took a toll on me and I crashed Friday evening after dinner. Ironically enough once I did get live I had the most viewers I think I've had since I took to breaking on YouTube. Toss in some nice hits and it made for yet another successful break.
This time around we broke a hobby box (or tin) of 2005 Fleer Platinum. This was the last year of the Platinum set and it was handled pretty nicely in my opinion. It's not cheap these days, but I kept scouring the 'net until I found a good deal as this was a product that I really wanted to feature.
Rookies in this set were short printed and each were serially numbered to /1000. One of the parallel sets, Platinum Finish were each serially numbered to /199. This Edwin Encarnacion is a mish mash of the two.
We also landed a super nice Griffey Jr. Platinum Finish parallel. Think of these as the equivalent to the Platinum Medallion parallels found in Fleer Ultra of the time.
The Diamond Dominators inserts in retail were printed on your standard cardstock, however the hobby versions were printed on metal! When I first pulled this card I was bummed as I have a rather hefty Tim Hudson PC and didn't have this card and the A's were claimed by another individual in the break. I was still groggy from oversleeping and as a result I didn't even notice that the card did in fact go to my Braves! Others in the live chat had to point that out to me. *facepalm*
I normally don't prefer as the host to get some of the better cards, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about pulling this card.