2018-19 Fleer Hanes Michael Jordan 30th Anniversary Pack Break – Auto Pulled?

The most important decision of your life…

Nope.  No autograph here.  Falling at a rate of 1:108,625 packs, I really didn’t have a chance anyway.  It makes me wonder if anyone will pull one of the ten Michael Jordan autographs.  You have to think that lots of people are just throwing these packs away.  I hope at least one autograph surfaces.

The local Walmart here in Selinsgrove, PA had one Hanes product left that came with a pack of Michael Jordan cards.  It was a package of (7) t-shirts housing a red pack.  A complete base set consists of (50) cards with Red and Blue Foil parallels.  All-Star inserts which have Gold Foil parallels are also possible to pull.  Once I actually got my hands on them, I was surprised to see how thick the cards are.  I was expecting them to be thin and cheap.  Terrific marketing campaign.

Here’s what I got:

Base

Parallels

Insert

(3) 2018 Leaf Holiday Bonus Pack Break

As I mentioned yesterday, purchasing a box of 2018 Leaf Valiant Football from Atlanta Sports Cards qualified me for (3) 2018 Leaf Holiday Bonus Packs.  Inside each pack is (1) autograph, relic, or printing plate.  Some of the cards are specially made for these packs.  Others are just old inventory they want to get rid of.

During the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention I pulled out this Babe Ruth/Shohei Ohtani dual relic #’ed 1/1 from a box of 2018 Leaf In The Game Used Sports.  It wouldn’t surprise me if the printing plates used to make that card end up in these packs someday.

Here is what I pulled:

  • Johnny Manziel 2018 Leaf Happy Holidays Auto
  • Mario Lemieux/Jaromir Jagr 2017-18 Leaf In The Game Used Hockey Dynamic Duos Black Printing Plate #’ed 1/1
  • Shinobu Asagoe 2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Relic #’ed/500

(2) 2018 NSCC Topps Wrapper Redemption Pack Break

Upon taking my box of Museum Collection to the Topps booth during the 2018 National, I received (2) wrapper redemption packs in return.  Inside each pack are (4) exclusive Bowman Chrome cards.  Parallels and autographs could also be found.  Although I didn’t get any autographs, I did pull two nice parallels.  Take a look!

If you weren’t able to attend, be sure to checkout my Day #1Day #2, and Day #3 coverage.

Parallels

  • Michael Kopech Red Refractor #’ed/5
  • Walker Buehler RC Orange Refractor #’ed/25

Base

  • Rhys Hoskins RC
  • Shohei Ohtani RC
  • Joey Votto
  • Nick Senzel
  • Noah Syndergaard
  • Bryce Harper

4-Pack Break – 2017 Leaf Holiday Bonus Pack

When I purchased my box of 2017 Leaf Metal Draft Football from Atlanta Sports Cards, I received (4) 2017 Leaf Holiday Bonus Packs.  According to Leaf’s CEO Brian Gray, these were given to distributors based on 2017 purchases.  Inside each pack is an autograph, relic, or printing plate from a wide range of Leaf products.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Miles Plumlee 2012 Leaf Basketball
  • David Levin 2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey Purple Parallel #’ed/15

Printing Plates

  • 2017 Leaf Q The Superlative Six – Joe Greene/Lawrence Taylor/Bruce Smith/Reggie White/Howie Long/Richard Dent – Yellow Plate #’ed 1/1
  • 2016 Leaf Lumber Kings Hockey 50 Goal Club – Rick Vaive – Magenta Plate #’ed 1/1

TeenyMates WWE Series 1 Collector Tin Break & Review

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The folks over at TeenyMates have seen great success with their packaged tin products.  Two years ago, they released their first tin that contained NFL wide receivers.  It was produced in small quantities, and the price shot through the roof.  Today that tin can still be found for about $50 sealed.  They’ve calmed down a bit.  At one time they were selling close to $100.

Licensing is key when it comes to these little guys.  TeenyMates tried their own line of figures called TeenyFreaks.  But I don’t think they got the response from collectors like they had hoped, because we never saw them again.

One of their newest fully licensed products deals with the WWE.  The WWE Series 1 tin comes with (4) packs of figures, display stand, and an exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Macho Man figure.  Series 1 consists of (28) figures, plus (4) rare ones – Glow-in-the-Dark Undertaker (1:64 packs), Crystal Clear John Cena (1:128 packs), Alternate Macho Man (1:256 packs), and The Rock Metallic Gold (1:512 packs).  Judging by completed sales, the Alternate Macho Man figure seems to be the most popular.

Outside of their TeenyFreaks line, this is the only other set where each figure has to look different.  When it comes to MLB, NFL, NBA, or NHL the teams change, but the figures are basically the same.  Down the line it would be cool to see some individualized TeenyMates figures for other sports.  That probably would involve the Players Association approval though.  Professional wrestlers also have very distinct facial features which can easily be incorporated into such a tiny figure.  Other athletes might be more difficult to bring to life in such a small form since their uniforms and faces look similar.

Here is what I pulled from my tin:

  • (1) Bray Wyatt
  • (1) Sting
  • (1) Ultimate Warrior
  • (1) Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • (1) Kane
  • (1) Dean Ambrose
  • (1) Seth Rollins
  • (1) Dolph Ziggler
  • (1) Macho Man Randy Savage Glow-in-the-Dark

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Mad Lids Review + 4-Pack Break

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Party Animal Toys makes all kinds of neat sports related stuff.  When I first heard of them, they were only making Lil’ Teammates figures.  In addition to Lil’ Teammates figures, now they make TeenyMates, Lil’ Troops, and a new product called Mad Lids.

Mad Lids are exactly what they look like – tiny collectible hats.  Right now they’re only available for NFL teams, but I have a feeling it won’t be long until we see them cross over into other sports.  The hats themselves are down right exact miniature versions of the real thing.  You’ll even notice they include the New Era logo on the side.  If you look closely, you can even see small bumps on the hats to give them that authentic feel.

Unlike their other toys, Mad Lids do require some assembly.  The base, stand, and hat all need to be snapped together.  I found this to be quite simple.  The base contains a hexagon shaped hole in which the round stand gets placed into.  On the base, there is a blank area for a team sticker.  This seemed to be the most difficult part for me.  Getting those stickers on straight can be hard.

In addition to all (32) NFL teams, they’ve included (4) rare lids to keep an eye out for – Glow-In-The-Dark (1:64 packs), NFL Line Judge Cap (1:124 packs), Camouflage Cap (1:190 packs), and Metallic Gold (1:400 packs).  Chase pieces like this have been known to command serious money on the secondary market.

Here is what I found in my (4) packs:

  • (2) Cardinals
  • (2) Ravens
  • Jaguars
  • Patriots
  • Chargers
  • Steelers

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3-Pack MLB TeenyMates Break

Got my hands on a couple packs of the new MLB TeenyMates.  Below is what I pulled.  These little guys are awesome!

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