2020/21 Upper Deck NHL Star Rookies Box Set Hockey Hobby Box Break

The fifth and final box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was the 2020/21 Upper Deck NHL Star Rookies Hockey Box Set.

Every box contains the same 25-card set of rookies. Randomly inserted, and quite difficult to pull are autographs. Another big thanks to Upper Deck as all of these boxes were really fun to open.

Here is what I pulled:

25-Card Set:

  • Alexis Lafrenière #1
  • Connor McMichael #2
  • Olli Juolevi #3
  • Nick Robertson #4
  • Liam Foudy #5
  • Timothy Liljegren #6
  • Ty Dellandrea #7
  • Gabe Vilardi #8
  • Josh Norris #9
  • Philipp Kurashev #10
  • Arthur Kaliyev #11
  • Thomas Harley #12
  • Ty Smith #13
  • Dylan Cozens #14
  • K’Andre Miller #15
  • Peyton Krebs #16
  • Victor Soderstrom #17
  • Nils Hoglander #18
  • Ian Mitchell #19
  • Cal Foote #20
  • Bowen Byram #21
  • Alexander Romanov #22
  • Tim Stützle #23
  • Ilya Sorokin #24
  • Kirill Kaprizov #25

2020 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Hobby Box Break

The fourth box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was a box of 2020 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions.

Inside each box you’ll find (20) packs. On average you should find (3) hits per box. Hits from a box of Goodwin Champions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Autographs, relics, stamps, currency, etc…

Here is what I pulled:

Relics:

  • Jasson Dominguez Memorabilia – Baseball – E – 1:42
  • Historic United States Currency Relics – 1905 Indian Head Cent – E – 1:987

3-D Lenticulars Splash of Color:

  • Stevie Wisz #122 – Tier 1 – 1:34

Parallels:

  • Vince Russo Splash of Color #131
  • Jamie Dwyer Splash of Color #106
  • Erica Hosseini Splash of Color #109
  • Jhenny Andrade Splash of Color #113
  • Scarface Splash of Color #146
  • James Holzhaur Mini Goudey Wood Lumberjack

Inserts:

  • Nick Lucena Goudey
  • Christian Coleman Goudey
  • Theo Maledon Goudey
  • Wayne Gretzky Goudey
  • Megan Rapinoe Goudey

Mini Inserts:

  • Brendan Bayliss Goudey
  • Casey Mize Goudey

Base Minis:

  • Jinh Yufrey #54 (Horizontal)
  • Timothy Weah #65 (Horizontal)
  • Darius Garland #10

Notable Base:

  • Casey Mize #7
  • Jasson Dominguez #95 (Horizontal)
  • Jasson Dominguez #45
  • Wander Franco #30
  • Wander Franco #80 (Horizontal)
  • Joe Burrow #41
  • Joe Burrow #91 (Horizontal)
  • Deni Avdija #93 (Horizontal)
  • Jaime Munguia #68 (Horizontal)
  • Deni Avddija #43
  • Timothy Weah #65 (Horizontal)
  • Jaime Munguia #18
  • Bianca Andreescu #27
  • Bianca Andreescu #77 (Horizontal)
  • Theo Maledon #2
  • R.J. Hampton #97 (Horizontal)
  • Rose Lavelle #28
  • Rose Lavelle #78 (Horizontal)
  • R.J. Hampton #47
  • Timothy Weah #15
  • Wayne Gretzky #40
  • Wayne Gretzky #90 (Horizontal)
  • Michael Jordan #51 (Horizontal)
  • LeBron James #100 (Horizontal)

2020/21 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey Hobby Box Break

The third box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was a box of 2020/21 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey.

Inside each box you’ll find (6) packs. (1) autograph, and (1) additional autograph or relic should be found.

Here is what I pulled:

Relic:

  • Sam Reinhart Base Red Foil Jersey

Auto/Relic:

  • Ty Dellandrea Rookie Renditions Gold Spectrum Patch Auto #’ed/49

Parallels:

  • Gustav Lindstrom Rookie Super Stage Blue Foil #’ed/499
  • Connor McMichael Rookie Renditions Blue Foil #’ed/399
  • Ty Dellandrea Rookie Renditions Red Foil #’ed/799
  • Morgan Geekie Base Rookie Premieres Uncommon Level 2 #’ed/499

Inserts:

  • Timothy Liljegren Rookie Renditions
  • Shane Bower Rookie Renditions
  • Ryan McLeod Rookie Renditions
  • Gabe Vilardi Rookie Renditions
  • Liam Foudy Rookie Super Stage
  • Gage Quinney Rookie Super Stage

2020/21 Upper Deck SPx Hockey Hobby Box Break

The second box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was a box of 2020/21 Upper Deck SPx Hockey.

Inside each box you’ll find (4) packs with (1) card per pack.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto/Relic:

  • Martin Kaut Rookie Jersey Auto #’ed/375

Relic:

  • Shane Bowers Rookie Jersey

Insert:

  • Thomas Harley Finite Rookies

Base:

  • William Karlsson #’ed/299

2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition Hockey Hobby Box Break

The first box I decided to break from my Upper Deck Random Acts Of Kindness Package was a box of 2020/21 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition Hockey.

Inside each box there is (1) pack of (6) cards. You should find (4) hits per box. Turns out the base cards are serial numbered to the player’s jersey number. This actually makes some of the base cards rarer than the parallels.

The Sedin base, and Duchene Banner Relic look really cool.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Kieffer Bellows Authentic Rookies Base Blue Auto

Relics:

  • John Klingberg Base Silver Jersey Relic
  • Matt Duchene 2020 NHL Winter Classic Banner Year Relic
  • Patrick Kane 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Fabrics Relic

Parallel:

  • Lucas Carlsson Authentic Rookies Blue Burst #’ed/199

Base:

  • Henrik Sedin Legends #’ed/33

2020 Topps Brooklyn Collection Baseball Box Break

I passed on Brooklyn Collection last year, but I decided to pull the trigger on a box this time around.

Very nice looking cards. Each box comes with (7) cards – (3) base, (2) parallels, and (2) on-card autographs. Its a good mixture of rookies, current stars, and Hall of Famers. Of all the players on the checklist, Mike Schmidt stands out the most. He hasn’t had a new Topps autographed card for a long time.

Brooklyn Collection is an online-exclusive product only available to Topps 582 Montgomery Club members.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos:

  • Kris Bryant #’ed/25
  • Steve Carlton Purple Parallel #’ed/10

Parallels:

  • Bo Bichette RC Blue #’ed/40
  • Derek Jeter Black #’ed/75

Base:

  • Jose Altuve #46
  • Francisco Lindor #24
  • Babe Ruth #31

2020 Topps Rip Baseball Box Break

These online-exclusive products from Topps are really fun to open. As a member of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club I never pass them up.

2020 Topps Rip Baseball arrives with (1) pack per box. Each pack contains (4) Rip Cards. Inside each Rip Card is an exclusive mini base card, exclusive mini image variation base card, or exclusive mini autograph card.

Deciding to tear open that Rip Card is a big decision. Unless it is someone like Mike Trout, if the card is #’ed/99 I’d rip it.

Here is what I pulled:

Rip Cards:

  • Mike Trout Purple Parallel #’ed/25
  • Juan Gonzalez Black Parallel #’ed/50
  • Larry Doby Base #’ed/99
  • A.J. Puk RC Base #’ed/99

I decided to rip the A.J. Puk and Larry Doby cards. Inside I discovered the following:

  • Robin Yount Mini Image Variation #18
  • Barry Larkin Mini Image Variation #5

I consider myself fairly lucky for pulling the Juan Gonzalez Black Parallel #’ed/50, and extremely lucky for finding the Mike Trout Purple Parallel #’ed/25. I won’t be ripping those any time soon. I’m not going to push my luck.

2020 Topps Allen & Ginter X Baseball Box Break

Allen & Ginter X. Sounds like a secret government organization that specializes in tracking the hot dog eating habits of panda bears. But its not. Instead, Allen & Ginter X is the online-exclusive, black background, parallel version of the regular Allen & Ginter product.

Honestly, I bought this box as a Topps 582 Montgomery Club member just to flip. I had it up for sale for a couple of weeks and never received a single reasonable offer. So I took it as a sign from the card gods to rip it.

I’m very satisfied with what I got. Quite solid.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Courtney Hansen Silver Frame Gold Ink Mini #’ed/5

Parallel:

  • Keston Hiura Red Mini #’ed/5

Short Prints:

  • Gary Sheffield #331
  • Bob Feller #330
  • Trevor Hoffman #321
  • Juan Gonzalez #315
  • Sparky Anderson #346
  • Ryan Howard #329
  • Phil Rizzuto #308
  • Andruw Jones #318
  • Jack Morris #343
  • Dwight Gooden Mini #314

Notable Rookie:

  • Luis Robert #256

(3) 2020 Topps Archives Snapshots Baseball Box Break

One of the best benefits of being a member of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club is having the ability to pre-order certain online-exclusive products. This past week 2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire Baseball popped-up for pre-order and I missed out on it. Topps usually sends out an e-mail 24 hours ahead of the sale, but this time it only went out 4 hours prior. By the time I saw the e-mail the pre-order window had closed. Flipping these exclusive products on the secondary market is really fun. At $300/box 2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire Baseball to me was a bit expensive. As of right now, boxes are currently selling for $425 on the secondary market. That’s a flip, but nothing big after the fees. Its possible prices could go up. But I’m not that upset that I missed out.

As I mentioned before, flipping these products is what I usually do. But I decided to go the other route when it came to 2020 Topps Archives Snapshots Baseball. With the ability to buy three boxes at $25/box I chose to rip them open. Selling them sealed wouldn’t have been a major flip anyway.

Take a look at what I pulled. This was a cheap fun rip with a lot of on-card autograph goodness.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos:

  • Ed Kranepool
  • Matt Beaty
  • Yordan Alvarez RC

Parallels:

  • Kyle Lewis RC Black & White
  • Hunter Harvey RC Black & White
  • Shohei Ohtani Black & White
  • Willie Mays Walkoff Wires Color Image #’ed/25

Inserts:

  • Jose Canseco Walkoff Wires
  • Bo Bichette RC Walkoff Wires

Notable Base:

  • (2) Dustin May RC
  • Luis Robert RC
  • Bryce Harper
  • (2) Fernando Tatis Jr.
  • Bo Bichette RC
  • Mike Trout
  • Mike Schmidt
  • Gavin Lux RC

2020 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Box Break

Topps National Baseball Card Day took place on Saturday, August 8.  I’ve been wanting to visit my local card shop Sports Zone Toys & Comics for awhile, and saw this as a good opportunity.  Just for walking in the door I received a Pete Alonso promo card.

I dove right into the high-end stuff and decided to bust a box of 2020 Topps Museum Collection Baseball.  A master box comes with (4) packs, each containing a hit.  Products configured like this have always appealed to me.  I don’t need a lot of base cards.

It was a solid box in my opinion.  A purchase of $10 or more got me a promo pack of 2020 Topps National Baseball Card Day cards.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Sean Murphy Archival Autographs #’ed/299
  • Kyle Hendricks Archival Autographs #’ed/299

Auto/Relics

  • Marcell Ozuna Single Player Signature Swatches Triple Relic Auto #’ed/299
  • Aaron Nola Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Auto #’ed/15

Parallels

  • Javier Baez Ruby #’ed/50
  • Cal Ripken Jr. Amethyst #’ed/99
  • Manny Machado Copper
  • Nolan Arenado Copper

Base

  • Bo Bichette
  • Ted Williams
  • Gleyber Torres
  • Miguel Cabrera
  • Trea Turner
  • Mark McGwire
  • Anthony Rendon
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Ozzie Smith
  • Trevor Story
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Shohei Ohtani

2020 Topps National Baseball Card Day Pack

  • Bryce Harper
  • Yusei Kikuchi
  • Buster Posey
  • Manny Machado
  • Josh Bell
  • Pete Alonso