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2. Tweet to either one explaining why you want a certain autograph we pulled
3. Comment on this article with how much money you saved by getting one of these free from us after searching for the autograph on eBay.
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As long as an auto hasn’t been claimed and you are legitimately a fan of the player or his new NFL team we’ll ship the auto out to you ASAP. Here is what we pulled from the new 2012 Sage Autographed box containing 14 packs with an Autograph in each box. We’ll also send you base of your favorite players if you would like. Thanks for checking in!
As promised here is our break of 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1. It was as awesome as we had hoped for. Let’s get the break and review started.
The UD Canvas cards that fall 1:6 packs are very nice looking in person and the stock is awesome. Hockey Heroes are a nice idea but the design is really boring and could have been spruced up with a less busy look and the same stock as the canvas. EA Ultimate Team cards are cool if you’re into video games…sort of. All World Team is another weak looking insert you get tossed into your box for “added value”. Overall the inserts are saved by the Canvas cards but not entirely. 7/10
We’d love to write about Exclusives and High Gloss but we didn’t pull any. Rest assured they are a nice addition as always. It was slightly dissapointing to not get an Exclusives as it seems like every other box we have seen opened resulted in one despite the 1:48 odds they are listed at. 10/10
Falling two per box we hit two. They were both lame, plain jersey cards. To make it less lovable we hit our favorite team of the St. Louis Blues (Chris Stewart) but of course it had a maroon Avalanche swatch on it. While we didn’t hit an autograph the design of them is downright hideous anyway. The checklist is pretty weak as well. The jersey card swatches are very tiny but the design is solid despite it’s typical UD look. 6/10
Rookies (Young Guns)
At 1:4 packs you know you’re going to land six Young Guns in a box. This year’s checklist is particularly solid for Young Guns with about a dozen players getting $15 or more for their RC. You can also hit a Young Gun Canvas Parallel at a rate of 1:48 packs. We did not hit one of those however we did do well with our Young Guns.
We did VERY well on this break. Our first hockey box break EVER!
Next we got a lot of retros (72 Total), I’ve only got the scan of this one from the Blues I have kept out for my PC. No blank backs in either box. You can also see a Marquee Legends
Then we have the 10-11 Rookie Update Cards 1:9, we hit 8 as we should have. In this scan you also have Trophy Winners which were one per box.
Now for the giveaway! All you need to do is like our page on Facebook (see the link in the sidebar) and then send us a message via Facebook with what team you collect and we’ll send you every card we pulled of that team with the exception of the St. Louis Blues and the Autographs that were pulled. If you don’t want to do that you can also send us $2 paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org with the team you want and we’ll ship you everything we pulled of that team. Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more breaks. This was a blast!
There have certainly been much worse boxes broken of this product. The main source of my dissapointment was the lack of colored refractors.
Here is what I pulled:
Autograph: Yasmani Grandal, C, Reds
Refractors: Eric Young Jr. RC, Jameson Taillon Prospect, Gary Brown Prospect
Base Bowman Parallels: Daniel Nava Blue /399
Not a single international, my only numbered card was the Nava. Not an exciting bust to say the least. All of the base and inserts will be added to the list of cards my readers can request for free HERE.
There are plenty of autographs I would have liked less than Grandal and I’ve always been a Hurricane fan so this doesn’t hurt to bad to pull a $10-15 autograph from an $80 box. I would have been happier with this.
I was rather disappointed when I discovered he has a chrome autograph in the exact same set. Usually Topps waits at least one more set release to screw over the value of their base chromes, apparently not in 2010.
I had never heard of Gary Brown until the night before my break when people were going off about him on Twitter. That made it a bit cooler to pull this card but I must say the bitterness of not even pulling a veteran colored or xfractor was a bummer. The different colors are the entire reason I open this product. I’m not a big case buster so I won’t be putting together 20 count lots of chrome RC’s to sell so most of the value from these types of breaks is lost on me. Also I was extra bummed to find out he has an autograph in the same set just like Taillon. The value of a chrome and it’s many parallels is sinking quickly with most players having RC Autographs.
Anyway, I did my part on this one by breaking baseball which I don’t normally do. On to hockey, which product should I break?
Got a nice price on this box but it still wasn’t worth it. I was hoping for a Rookie Premiere autograph of course.
Jumbo Odds: 2 Autos and 1 Relic
I recieved: 2 Autos and 1 Relic
9 Topps Gold Parallels /2010
I didn’t do so well on these. Two Joseph Addai’s and two checklists. Ouch. Would have loved a black, platinum or printing plate obviously.
Tons of inserts. These packs are ridiculously thick. It is hard to resist flipping to the middle where all of the inserts are every time I open one.
That’s it! Didn’t get any better parallels or any of the Variation SP RC’s unfortunately.
There is a lot of awesome stuff to be pulled from this product but I didn’t really get much of a taste. Makes me want to do a master set of it though that’s for sure! The autograph checklist is massive. Just look at the 75th anniversart Draft Autograph set:
|75DAA-JM Joe Montana
75DAA-RL Ray Lewis
75DAA-TB Tom Brady
75DAA-SB Sam Bradford
75DAA-JR Jerry Rice
75DAA-RM Randy Moss
75DAA-AP Adrian Peterson
75DAA-CP C.J Spiller
75DAA-MS Mark Sanchez
75DAA-BS Barry Sanders
75DAA-LT LaDainian Tomlinson
75DAA-TT Tim Tebow
75DAA-PW Patrick Willis
75DAA-DT Demaryius Thomas
75DAA-PM Peyton Manning
75DAA-BM Brandon Marshall
75DAA-CW Carnell Williams
75DAA-GS Gale Sayers
75DAA-JC Jimmy Clausen
75DAA-DM Dan Marino
75DAA-SS Steve Smith
75DAA-BC Brian Cushing
75DAA-VY Vince Young
75DAA-MR Matt Ryan
75DAA-BF Brett Favre
|75DAA-JCH Jamaal Charles
75DAA-RR Ray Rice
75DAA-RW Reggie Wayne
75DAA-JE John Elway
75DAA-ES Emmitt Smith
75DAA-ML Matt Leinart
75DAA-FG Frank Gore
75DAA-EM Eli Manning
75DAA-GT Golden Tate
75DAA-TB Terry Bradshaw
75DAA-DJ DeSean Jackson
75DAA-JB Jahvid Best
75DAA-PR Philip Rivers
75DAA-DB Dez Bryant
75DAA-TA Troy Aikman
75DAA-DW DeAngelo Williams
75DAA-TD Tony Dorsett
75DAA-RMA Ryan Mathews
75DAA-SJ Steven Jackson
75DAA-ED Eric Dickerson
75DAA-SG Shonn Greene
75DAA-PH Percy Harvin
75DAA-CM Colt McCoy
75DAA-JBR Jim Brown
75DAA-BW Brian Westbrook