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

Red Sox ’21 Topps Heritage Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Xander Bogaerts 2021 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Game-Used Memorabilia Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Saturday, April 17, 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!!!

Product Highlight: 2006 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Baseball

A lot has changed for Upper Deck since 2006.  The company that revolutionized the industry with it’s first set in 1989 no longer makes licensed baseball cards.  Today they stick with their NHL, various entertainment properties, and memorabilia products.  They still make some of the best looking cards in the hobby. Later this year they plan to release some new golf products. Something we haven’t seen much of since 2014 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Golf.

Upper Deck didn’t issue 2006 Exquisite Collection Baseball as a standalone product.  Instead they inserted mystery redemption cards within five of their other sets.  The products you could pull one of these redemption cards out of includes UD2, Ovation, Legendary Cuts, SPx, and Fleer Tradition. Your best chance at pulling one was in a box of SPx (1:2 boxes).  The redemption cards have long since expired, but the cards which were redeemed still live on.

What did one of these mystery redemption cards guarantee you?  Collectors that redeemed them would most likely receive an autograph, relic, or autograph/relic numbered to no more than (65) copies.  Some lucky people received full-sized pieces of autographed memorabilia.  Upper Deck even threw in a meet and greet, custom Exquisite Baseball box, and a chance to win a free box of every Upper Deck/Fleer baseball product released in 2007.

It was a blast to pull one of these.  I got mine from a pack of SPx.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to sell the redemption or redeem it.  In the end, I couldn’t sell it thinking that someone might get a Babe Ruth Cut Signature.  After punching in the code, I got a really neat looking Manny Ramirez Exquisite Memorabilia/Maximum Patch #’ed/25.

When it comes to rookies, Justin Verlander and Cole Hamels are the most notable names that stick out today.

Card of the Day: Derek Jeter 2020 Topps Brooklyn Collection Red Parallel Auto

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

Card of the Day: Naomi Osaka 2020 Topps Transcendent Tennis Collection Auto

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