Super Bowl XLVII Promo Pack Break

Last week I took advantage of Panini’s Super Bowl XLVII promotion they had going over on  In order to get one of these promo packs you had to purchase a 2012 football product worth $60.00 or more.  Luckily I was able to get in on the deal by picking up a retail box of 2012 Absolute before they sold out.  This weekend I plan to break the Absolute box, but I couldn’t wait to open my promo pack.

Inside was a Joe Greene autograph #’ed/25.  There really isn’t a bad pack when it comes to this promo.  Each pack has an autograph of a veteran or popular 2012 rookie numbered to 25 or less.


VOTC Busts Those Black Friday Packs

Rob from VOTC was the lucky winner of those (4) Panini Black Friday packs Sports Card Info gave away last week.  Here is what he pulled:


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  • Steven Stamkos #8
  • Alexander Ovechkin #9
  • Dylan Bundy RC #12
  • Albert Pujols #15
  • Sam Bradford #SB
  • Colt McCoy #SB
  • (2) Roy Helu, Jr Elite RC #’ed/999

No autographs or relics, but that’s the roll of the dice.  Thanks again to everyone that participated.  That was Sports Card Info’s most active contest ever.

2011 Topps Marquee – 2 Pack Break


  • Brett Anderson Acclaimed Impressions Auto 3-Color Patch/Jersey/Jersey #’ed/350
  • Jason Heyward Titanic Threads Jersey #’ed/99
Serial #’ed Parallels
  • Brett Anderson blue #’ed/299
  • Lou Gehrig blue #’ed/299
The high-end “hits” from this product look amazing.  Too bad the majority of collectors will hit the low-end stuff though.  I say increase the content and decrease the print run.  Eliminate a lot of those boring and plain “hits” we’ve seen for years.  Take a look at Leaf.  They’re doing it right.


You have to admit this is one good looking base card.  Just by looking at that picture you know the ball is still traveling.

2011 Leaf Metal Draft Football Box Break + A Few ’11 UD Packs

I had the urge to break something open today, so I wondered down to my local card shop – Sports Zone Memorabilia, and tried a box of 2011 Leaf Metal Draft Football and a few packs of 2011 Upper Deck Football.
2011 Leaf Metal Draft Football
  • Christian Ponder Auto
  • Jordan Todman Auto
  • A.J. Green Auto
  • Roy Helu Auto #’ed 36/50
(4) Packs of 2011 Upper Deck Football
  • Kendall Hunter 1991 Upper Deck #20A-142
  • Ryan Williams 1991 Upper Deck #20A-173
  • Armon Binns 1991 Upper Deck #20A-61
  • Julio Jones Star Rookie #195
  • Davon House Star Rookie #157
  • Marcell Dareus Star Rookie #178
  • A.J. Green Saturday In Action #SIA-15
  • Ryan Mallett Historical Programs #HP-24
  • DeMarco Murray Class of 2010 #CO-20
  • Tim Brown Class of 1987 #CO-1

2010 Bowman Sterling Baseball – 2 Pack Break


  • Corban Joseph
  • John Ely RC
  • Shelby Miller
  • Brian Matusz RC Black Refractor #’ed/25


  • Henry Owens Jersey
  • Albert Almora Jersey


  • Christian Lopes / Francisco Lindor Gold Refractor Dual Auto #’ed/50
  • Chris Sale Auto
  • Chance Ruffin Auto
  • Zach Lee Auto
  • Peter Tago Refractor Auto #’ed/199 – serial number is in silver versus gold like the others

2 Pack Break – 2010 Bowman Sterling Football

Who loves Sean Canfield?????

Great Day At The Card Shop

I had some gift cards left over from graduation, so I took a trip over to one of my local hobby shops today, Sports Zone Memorabilia.  I purchased two packs of ’09 Bowman Sterling Baseball and the last box of ’09 Triple Threads Football.  Jason, the shop owner, said that the case of Triple Threads hasn’t been that great, but he had a good feeling about this final box.  Man was he right…………..

(2) packs of ’09 Bowman Sterling Baseball:

  • George Kottaras RC
  • Petey Paramore Prospect
  • Gerardo Parra Gold Ref RC #’ed/50
  • Rashun Dixon Prospect Ref #’ed/199
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu Jersey
  • Hung-Wen Chen Jersey Ref #’ed/199
  • Dinesh Patel Prospect Auto
  • Pat Venditte Prospect Auto
  • Scott Campbell Prospect Ref Auto #’ed/199
  • Gordon Beckham RC Auto

’09 Triple Threads Football Box:

  • Peyton Manning Triple Jersey Auto #’ed 7/15
  • Urlacher/Hawk/Curry Triple Jersey #’ed 11/25
  • Steve Smith #’ed/25
  • Michael Turner #’ed/249
  • Santonio Holmes #’ed/149
  • Reggie Wayne #’ed/99

’09 Bowman Sterling Football Pack Break


I’m feeling generous today, so I’ll give this pack 3.5 hot dogs out of 5 🙂  This one was a lot better than my last pack of Sterling I opened a few months ago.  Sterling is usually a good product and not too expensive considering how many hits you get in a single pack.

’08 SP Authentic & ’09 Topps Breaks from Wal-Mart

Just A Few Pack Breaks

I know I could have put both in the same video, but I did it this way just for YouTube.