Live Box Break Reminder + Bonus!

The 2008 Donruss Threads baseball box is due to arrive later today, and I will be busting it at 7pm east/6pm central/etc/so forth on justin.tv, so be there or kindly be square.  This is definitely a more interesting box than the ’09 Upper Deck A Piece of Sh**story, and let’s hope it’s better much much better too.  I mean seriously, Upper Deck… Gigli??  Even if was fairly enjoyable, mine had to be the worst box ever.  And what’s up with the missing hit?

Edit: I have yet to fall asleep, it’s closing in 40 hours since I’ve had any decent sleep, so there is a good chance I’m not going to be ready to cast by 7pm est/6pm cst.  I’ll let ya know for sure later..

Edit #2: Woke up just in time to hear the Threads baseball box and Playoff football bonus packs arrive at my door.  Those UPS dudes are STEALTH.  Still haven’t managed to see one, no matter how fast I get to the door.  They’re like… ninja tooth fairies or something.  Okay, back to sleep.  Will post when the break is gonna happen when I wake up.  Laters.. 🙂

Edit #3: I’m awake again, so I guess this thintg’s gonna happen tonight.  Gimme about 40 minutes to finish waking up and get a little food in and get everything set up.  That means I’ll be on at just after 9pm est.  Seeya then!

Edit #4: Going live right now.  Check out the break at the link above.

Edit #5: Threads kicked all kinds of ass!  I had a blast with this one, even though my only hit of a legend was a Dale Murphy jersey (a good card, but definitely weak considering the players available).  I ended up with one more than the promised four hits though, and the regular inserts were suh-weet, and where I got most of my most favorite pulls! 😀

Full reviews of this and A Piece of History with plenty of scans to come sometime this month hopefully.  Scans of the Playoffs Bonus Packs as well.  Also some scans of the blaster and repack from the other day too.

One more note, does anyone remember that post from Field of Cards with all the Joe Morgan cards that use the same picture?  Well, another one was discovered, lol.  But it’s still a hella cool card.

On that note, I’m done for tonight.  See y’all soon!

Now then, let’s make this post worth our while. Not that it wasn’t, but eh..  It’s time for an old school (ie no pictures) blaster break post.  This is 2009 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects and it comes to us from Target.  I was just hoping to grab a couple fat packs in hopes of pulling a Purple Refractor and mayhaps an autograph since they are pretty easy pulls from them, something like 1:11 according to the break on A Pack to be Named Later.  They had none though, and no regular loose packs either.  All they had was just this one lone blaster of DP&P (I looked fairly thoroughly, so I’m pretty sure this was it).  So after much some waffling, I bought it.  And after the way my night went, I am so glad I did.  Here’s what I got:

Pack 1

BDP 4 Trevor Cahill A’s RC

BDP24 Jeff Stevens Cubs RC- Keeper! (I have no idea who dis dude is though… same goes for almost everyone in this thing though.)

BDPP49 Buddy Baumann Royals 1st Yr Chrome

BDPP50 Thomas Berryhill Braves 1st Yr Chrome

BDPP51 Darrell Ceciliani Mets 1st Yr

BDPP13 Seth Schwindenhammer Red Sox 1st Yr- Too many letters in last name!  I haven’t slept enough for this!!

BDPP22 Ben Paulsen Rockies 1st Yr Gold- Either make ’em thick or lose this crap parallel immediately plz.

Checklist

Pack 2

BDP43 Brent Leach Dodgers RC- Night Owl?

BDP3 Trevor Bell Angels RC

BDPP32 Jeff Decker 1st Yr Chrome

BDP40 Fu-Te Ni Tigers Chrome RC

BDPP9 Anthony Morris Nats 1st Yr

BDPP44 David Holmberg White Sox 1st Yr

BDPP65 Daniel Mahoney Marlins 1st Yr Gold

Pack 3

BDP39 Ryan Sadowski Giants RC

BDP21 Chris Tillman O’s RC- Beardy?

BDP16 Bud Norris Astros RC Chrome

BDPW31 Chipper Jones WBC Purple Refractor!- Ooh, nice.  A player I know!  And these purples be pretty slick.  Very very nice card.  Purple Refractors come two per blaster, it even proclaims “New!  Look for 2 Purple Refractors inside!” on three sides of the blaster.  Keeper, btw (on account of being WBC).

BDPP4 Virgil Hill Cards 1st Yr

BDPP41 Jonathan Meyer Astros 1st Yr

BDP11 JD Martin Nats RC Gold

Pack 4

BDP35 Jarrett Hoffpauir Cards RC- Micah’s distant cousin, according to the back of the card.

BDP19 Ryan Perry Tigers RC

BDPP68 Victor Black Pirates 1st Yr Chrome- Anyone?

BDPP54 Tyler Townsend O’s 1st Yr Chrome- Beardman again?

BDPP73 Mark Fleury Reds 1st Yr

BDPP8 Jobduan Morales Marlins 1st Yr

BDPP30 Cory Burns Indians 1st Yr Gold- Seriously, these gold parallels suck.

Pack 5

BDP8 Rusty Ryal D’Backs RC

BDP41 Casey McGehee Brewers RC

BDPP37 Andrew Bellatti Rays 1st Yr Chrome- Wow, this dude was born on 8/5/1991?  Anyone else feeling a little old right now? 😦

BDP55 Fernando Martinez Mets RC Chrome

BDPP69 Dallas Keuchel Astros 1st Yr

BDPP58 Robert Shields Mets 1st Yr

BDPP52 Derek McCallum Twins 1st Yr Gold

Pack 6

BDP53 Vin Mazzaro A’s RC

BDP40 Fu-Te Ni Tigers RC

BDPP61 Ryan Goins Blue Jays 1st Yr Chrome- Second dude from Dallas Baptist in the blaster.  Can you guess the other?

BDPP34 Brandt Walker Astros 1st Yr Chrome- Getting Astros at a rate usually reserved for Yankees!

BDPP20 Jamie Johnson Tigers 1st Yr

BDPP10 Telvin Nash Astros 1st Yr- See??

BDP6 Wyatt Toregas Indians RC Gold

Pack 7

BDP16 Bud Norris Astros RC- lol, now it’s just getting silly.  I haven’t even pulled a Yankee yet.

BDP55 Fernando Martinez Mets RC

BDP Kyle Blanks Padres RC Chrome

BDPW10 Chunhua Dong WBC Purple Refractor- Nice! I pulled China’s third string catcher for the ’09 World Baseball Classic (he was only 18 then, so it’s better than it sounds).  It may just be the lack of sleep talking, but I kinda want to collect the entire 35 card WBC part of the set in Purple Refractor form now that I have two of them.  Needless to say, this be a keeper!

BDPP7 Michael Belfiore D’Backs 1st Yr

BDPP14 Patrick Lehman Nats 1st Yr

BDPP46 David Hale Braves 1st Yr Gold- Like the pic, but border is fail.

This is it, the last pack is coming up.  Are you excited?  I hope so!

Pack 8

BDP50 Kyle Blanks Padres RC

BPA-MM Michael Moustakas Royals 1st Yr AUTOGRAPH- Yeeeeah!  I was good with the purples, but hitting an autograph made my fairly crappy night and current lack of sleep worth it.  It’s a sticker auto, and I won’t defend that, but these base autos fall 1:23 packs in regular sized RETAIL packs, so I won’t be complaining about it much.  Interesting (debateably) is that Buster Posey is in this bunch, and not the much harder Chrome autos (1:130 packs).  I hear he’s not too bad.

BDP44 Diory Hernandez Braves RC Chrome

BDPW31 Chipper Jones WBC Refractor- Keeper!  W00t, beat the odds twice in one pack!  Regular refractors fall 1:11 packs.  It’s almost as if this box was meant for me (as was the football repack box from Walmart that will require scans to go through).

BDPP64 Egan Smith Blue Jays 1st Yr

BDPP56 Ryan Jackson Cards 1st Yr

BDPP62 Chase Austin Marlins 1st Yr Gold- No Yankees!

Sorry to Marie and Sooz, and proof that it is possible to get no Yankees, in a blaster at least, for Yankee-hatin’ Yankee magnet Night Owl.

I’ll get scans up eventually maybe.  I guess these are for trade, but like a wiki walk gone bad, I’m in way over my head on trades at the moment, so it could be awhile before I get to it.  In the meantime, I’m gonna go… to… sleep.  I’ve slept two or so of the last 33-ish hours, so yeah.  Night-night, blogamaniacs.

Purple Refractors are made of win…

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Victory By Default #2

The bootay has arrived!  If you remember, I won a contest at the end of September that was put on by Mario from Wax Heaven.  Well, not so much won, as was just quite possibly the only one who participated (I think that’s how I got that wrestling recapper job last fall too…).  Anyway, the winnings by default are here!  We’ve got 8 autographs (including one dual auto), 10 jerseys (including one Hall of Famer and one Patch), some much needed distraction, and some sensible advice.

The distraction and advice are from and in regards to my would-be romantic entanglement.  Thank you Mario, every bit of both is MUCH-appreciated.

Now then, without further ado, here is the glorious prize that nearly doubles my autograph and game used collections!

Autos First, cuz the jerseys are better.

2007 Bowman Heritage Brad Lincoln Signs
of Greatness AUTOGRAPH #SG-BL… Smile!

2007 Topps Chrome Joaquin Arias RC
AUTOGRAPH #346

2007 Topps Co-Signers Matt Albers/Chris
Iannetta DUAL AUTOGRAPH #CS-AI

2008 SPx Emilio Bonifacio RC AUTOGRAPH
#102

2008 SPx Bronson Sardinha RC AUTOGRAPH
#127

2008 SPx Rob Johnson RC AUTOGRAPH #138

2008 Topps Co-Signers Bronson Sardinha
RC AUTOGRAPH No.108

2008 Topps Co-Signers Arthur Abraham
(Boxer) Solo Sigs AUTOGRAPH… He’s got an excellent record at least.

I really have no idea if any of these guys are any good or not.  Arias shows some promise, looking at Baseball-Reference.  And I’ve heard of Bonifacio at least.

Now for the Jerseys…

2003 Donruss Studio Lance Berkman Big
League Challenge JERSEY #BLC-4… I’m seriously considering trying to track down this set.  I really liked the Pujols Pants card I recently traded to Boxbusters, and I straight up LOVED the Big League Challenge. This card is also somewhat fabled, as it features a unique blue Berkman jersey swatch that your not likely to find anywhere else.  It has also been passed between bloggers twice before in trades, and may be again if I decide not to go after the set.

2004 Leaf Certified Materials Roy
Oswalt Mirror White JERSEY no’d 058/100 #166… Mirror White is pretty… *drools*

2005 Bowman Jesus Cota Futures Game
Gear JERSEY

2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic DON
SUTTON
Classic Materials JERSEY… Don Sutton as an Astro.  This card will go nicely with in my Hall of Fame Hits binder page, with my ’05 Donruss Champions Frank Robinson swatch of something, Donruss Americana 2 Willie Mays swatch of something, and beat up 2002 Diamond Kings Roberto Clemente Gold Parallel #’d to /100.

2007 SPx Justin Verlander Winning
Materials JERSEY #’d 015/199

2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Mark
Mulder PANTS

2007 Upper Deck MLB Artifacts Michael
Young Divisional Artifacts JERSEY

2007 Upper Deck Spectrum Khalil Greene
Spectrum Swatches #’d 154/199

2008 SPx Kenji Johjima Winning
Materials PATCH #’d 10/40… This was the reason I entered in the first place.  I loves me some patches, and this is a nice one.  I’m expecting a bounce-back year for Johjima-san (is that the right title to use there?  I’ll have to ask Yuta…).  I think he can be a top 10 or so catcher again.

2008 Upper Deck Spectrum Jacque Jones
Retrospectrum Swatches JERSEY… One for the Cubs Collection, even though he is depicted as a Twin, and is unfortunately hardly remembered and even then not thought highly of as a Cub, despite being solid both years he was with the team.

Pretty nice lot eh?  A little Astros-centric with the extras for my Cubby blue bleedin’ heart, but all of them are bonafied superstars and/or Hall of Famers, and that Mirror White is soooo shiny *@_@*, so I’m down with that.  I love the lot Mario.  Thank you so much for everything.  You’ve been a good friend to me, and I will try to return the favor in the future, just as soon as I have something to offer back.

As for this lot, I’m for sure only keeping Sutton, Kenji, Jacque, the boxer (for novelty’s sake), and maybe Berkman for my Personal Collection, so it might just be coming time for BTHE to hold it’s first ever contest *inadvertantly sponsored by Mario*.  Assuming anyone in the Sports Card Blogosphere actually regularly reads my nonsense, of course.  If nothing else, please inquire if you want/need/will die without any of the cards I’m not keeping.  We’ll see if we can’t work something out. 😉