2022 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph/Relic/High-End Risk Takers

Museum Collection has and most likely will always be about the hits. Yes. There is a base set that consists of (100) cards. Parallels include Copper, Sapphire #’ed/150, Amethyst #’ed/99, Ruby #’ed/50, and Emerald #’ed 1/1. Bobby Witt Jr., Spencer Torkelson, and Julio Rodriguez all have rookie cards in here.

Found inside each master hobby box are (4) mini-boxes. Each mini-box contains (1) hit, (1)autograph parallel, and a few base cards. You are SUPPOSE to find (1) on-card autograph, (1) autographed relic, (1) relic, and (1) quad relic card per box. As you can see I did not find any autographs or quad relic. The patches I pulled are decent, especially that Brewers card, but with a price tag of almost $400/box its a hard pill to swallow when zero autographs are found. I watched Luft Brothers Trading open a box of Museum Collection, and the Cal Ripken Jr. autograph they pulled is missing the signature. The quality control could have been a bit better here.

Outside of my main hits I was satisfied with the rookies and parallels I pulled. We’ve seen Wander Franco cards cool down, but its still good to find one of his rookies. Not only did I find base rookies of George Kirby and Alek Thomas, but this box also had the Ruby parallels of each too.

Like a lot of high-end products it might be more affordable for some collectors to purchase singles of their favorite players on the secondary market. I’d suggest group breaking with your specific player and/or team, but with all of the scandals surrounding that part of the hobby right now I wouldn’t even get near a group breaker. With the downturn in sports card prices, shrinking profit margins, and more direct sales to customers it doesn’t surprise me that group breakers are resorting to shady practices in an attempt to survive.

Overall it was a fun break. But it would have been nice to find a few autographs.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Relics:

  • Christian Yelich/Corbin Burnes Dual Meaningful Material Copper Patch #’ed/35
  • Logan Webb Meaningful Material Relic #’ed/50
  • J.D. Martinez Meaningful Material Copper Patch #’ed/35
  • Cody Bellinger Meaningful Material Gold Patch #’ed/25

Parallels:

  • George Kirby RC Ruby #’ed/50
  • Alex Thomas RC Ruby #’ed/50
  • Aaron Judge Copper #48
  • Justin Verlander Copper #74

Insert:

  • Pete Alonso Canvas Collection Reprints #CCR-10

Base:

  • Bryson Stott RC #25
  • Wander Franco RC #59
  • Alek Thomas RC #62
  • Jarren Duran RC #43
  • Brandon Marsh RC #10
  • George Kirby RC #23
  • Randy Johnson #81
  • Carl Yastrzemski #45
  • Frank Thomas #22
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #85
  • Greg Maddux #30

Card of the Day: Trish Stratus 2001 Fleer WWF The Ultimate Diva Collection #8

Card of the Day: 1993 Front Row Converse The Gold Collection Grandmama #1

Cardinals ’22 Topps Heritage Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Yadier Molina 2022 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Yankees ’22 Topps Heritage Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Gerrit Cole 2022 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 6, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Card of the Day: Jeff Blake 1996 Pinnacle Trophy Collection #7

2021 Topps Museum Collection Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph/Relic/High-End Hits

For those of you who are risk-taking, hit-focused box breakers, the Museum Collection brand is right up your alley. This hobby-exclusive product contains (4) mini-boxes per master box. Each mini-box contains a hit.

The base set consists of (100) cards. Parallels include Copper, Sapphire #’ed/150, Amethyst #’ed/99, Ruby #’ed/50, and Emerald #’ed 1/1.

Autographs include Archival Autographs, Atelier Autographed Book, Museum Framed Autographs, Superstar Showpieces, Dual On-Card Autographs, Triple On-Card Autographs, and Canvas Collection Original Player Autographs.

Autograph Relics include Single-Player Signature Swatches Dual Relic Autographs, Single-Player Signature Swatches Triple Relic Autographs, Autographed Jumbo Lumber Bat Relics, Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Autographs, Momentous Material Dual Jumbo Patch Autograph Book, Museum Framed Autograph Patch, and Museum Framed Dual Autograph Patch Book.

Relics include Meaningful Materials Relics, Dual Meaningful Material Relics, Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Relics, Museum Memorabilia, Jumbo Lumber Bat Nameplate Relics, Single-Player Primary Pieces Quad Relics, Single-Player Primary Pieces Quad Relics, and Four-Player Primary Pieces Quad Relics.

Inserts include Canvas Collection Reprints, Canvas Collection Originals, and Canvas Collection Originals Shaped Sketch.

Atelier Autographed Books are new for 2021, and came out nice. These contain two large photos of that player’s home stadium. As a Phillies fan I’d like to see what the Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins books look like. FYI – the word “atelier” means a workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto/Relic:

  • Joey Gallo Single-Player Signature Swatches Dual Relic/Auto #’ed/249

Auto:

  • Trevor Bauer Archival Autographs #’ed/200

Relics:

  • Kyle Seager Meaningful Materials Relics Copper #’ed/35
  • Charlie Blackmon Single-Player Primary Pieces Quad Relics Copper #’ed/75

Parallels:

  • Ken Griffey Jr. Copper
  • Andrew McCutchen Copper
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. Copper
  • Jose Ramirez Sapphire #’ed/150

Insert:

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Canvas Collection Reprints

Base:

  • Buster Posey #51
  • Xander Bogaerts #31
  • Clayton Kershaw #38
  • Robin Yount #16
  • Randy Arozarena #87
  • Jacob deGrom #25
  • Max Scherzer #72
  • Ron Santo #9
  • Rickey Henderson #43
  • Brady Singer RC #94
  • Alec Bohm RC #75

2020/21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Wildman on being the lucky winner of the Marco Verratti 2020/21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Archival Autographs Sapphire Parallel Auto #’ed/75. Once Wildman sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

2020/21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Marco Verratti 2020/21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Archival Autographs Sapphire Parallel Auto #’ed/75. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 4, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2020/21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Soccer Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: UEFA Fans/Autograph/Relic/Risk Takers

Look what I got my hands on. Its a box of 2020/21 Topps UEFA Champions League Museum Collection Soccer. This is by far the most expensive box of cards I’ve ever opened. Boxes are currently listed for $525.

Quite the quick and expensive break. Inside each box you’ll find (1) pack. Each pack contains (8) cards – (3) base, (2) parallels, (1) autograph, (1) autograph/relic, and (1) relic.

The base set consists of (75) cards. Parallels include Copper #’ed/99, Sapphire #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Ruby #’ed/25, and Emerald #’ed 1/1.

Autographs include Archival Autographs, Archival Dual Autographs, Framed Autographs, and Lore of the League Autographs.

Autograph/Relics include Museum Autograph Relics, Museum Autograph Jumbo Relics, Museum Framed Autograph Patch, and Single Player Triple Relics Autographs.

Relics include Meaningful Material Single Relics, Momentous Material Jumbo Relics, Momentous Material Prime Patch Relics, Single Player Triple Relics, and Triple Player Team Crest Relics.

If you’ve opened this product before, the 2020/21 version should feel familiar. At $525 you’re taking a massive risk. However, if you pull one of those major hits it will pay off immensely. Like a lot of high-end products, busting by the case or joining a group break may yield better results.

With rookies such as Eduardo Camavinga, Pedri, and Edouard Mendy it gets me really excited for 2020/21 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League Sapphire Edition.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Marco Verratti Archival Autographs Sapphire #’ed/75

Auto/Relic:

  • Joshua Kimmich Museum Autograph Relic #’ed/75

Relic:

  • Timo Werner Momentous Material Jumbo Relic Gold #’ed/50

Parallels:

  • André Onana Gold #’ed/50
  • Tyler Adams Copper #’ed/99

Base:

  • Serge Gnabry #74
  • Achraf Hakimi #11
  • Paulo Dybala #12