Hobby Oddities: 2004 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Executive Collection – Mouse Pad

In 2004 Upper Deck wanted to decorate your office in synthetic leather. It was all part of their Tiger Woods Executive Collection.

Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of the Tiger Woods Executive Collection. That’s ok. Most people have probably totally forgotten about it.

According to Upper Deck’s 2004 Holiday catalog:

“The Tiger Woods Executive Collection by Upper Deck combines elegant office products with one of the greatest golfers in history. Each product combines dual-toned synthetic leather with textured feel, a classic black-and-white image of Tiger, and a facsimile (replica) signature. Each item is further distinguished by an embossed golf ball and Upper Deck logo located on the front.”

Items in this collection include a portfolio, desktop business card holder, pocket business card holder, pen & pencil holder, and two styles of mouse pads (rounded & square).

I don’t believe any of these items sold very well. A mouse pad recently popped-up in it’s original package with a T.J. Maxx price tag on it.

Upper Deck’s catalogs had some odd stuff in them.

Card of the Day: Terry Bradshaw 1997 Pacific Crown Collection #405

Product Highlight: 2005 Upper Deck Mini Jersey Collection Football

You’ve got to give Upper Deck credit for creativity on this one.

Packaged inside each box of 2005 Upper Deck Mini Jersey Collection Football you will find (18) packs. Each pack contains (3) cards, and (1) Replica Jersey. There are (20) Replica White Jerseys, (10) Replica Dark Jerseys, and (9) Replica Jerseys Autographs to collect.

Autographs include:

  • Andrew Walter
  • Charlie Frye
  • Carlos Rogers
  • David Greene
  • Dan Orlovsky
  • Fred Gibson (Redemption)
  • Kyle Orton
  • Roddy White
  • Vernand Morency

The base set consists of (100) cards. Three subsets make up the base set – Regular Cards (#1-70), Jersey Generations (#71-85), and 2004 Season Review (#86-100). No parallels, inserts, relics, or autographs. The only autographs that you can pull are on the Replica Jerseys.

It doesn’t surprise me that this product flopped. Finding a way to store and display these Mini Replica Jerseys has always been it’s downfall. Football boxes are quite expensive mainly due to the Aaron Rodgers RC.

Upper Deck also made Mini Jersey Collection sets for the MLB and NHL. You will find NBA Mini Jerseys, but those were not issued as a standalone set. Blaster boxes of 2007-08 Upper Deck Basketball each contained a Mini Jersey.

Hobby Box
Aaron Rodgers RC #72
Tom Brady Replica Jerseys Dark
Tom Brady Replica Jerseys White
Kyle Orton Replica Jerseys Auto
Kyle Orton Replica Jerseys Auto Certificate Of Authenticity

2022 Topps Brooklyn Collection Baseball Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph

Typically reserved for members of the 582 Montgomery Club to buy, 2022 Topps Brooklyn Collection Baseball went straight to the general public for sale.

The initial price of a box was $149.99. Due to the popularity of this year’s product prices have shot up to around $270 as of right now.

(50) cards make up the base set. Subjects include current stars, rookies, and retired/Hall of Famers. Parallels include Chartreuse #’ed/99 (1:2), Black #’ed/75 (1:2), Gold #’ed/50 (1:3), Blue #’ed/40 (1:4), Orange #’ed/25 (1:6), Purple #’ed/15 (1:10), Red #’ed/5 (1:29), and Platinum #’ed 1/1 (1:139).

Each base card has a Bush Terminal Die-Cut Variation. These are serial numbered to 36 copies, and have a Platinum parallel limited to just 1.

Bush Terminal is a nod to Topps’ original location in Brooklyn, NY. I found an old newspaper article written about when they moved in.

Every box comes with (7) cards – (2) autographs, (2) parallels, and (3) base.

(71) autograph subjects are on the checklist. Base autographs vary in serial numbering. Autograph parallels include Black #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Blue #’ed/30, Orange #’ed/20 (1:6), Purple #’ed/10 (1:11), Red #’ed/5 (1:21), and Platinum #’ed 1/1 (1:105). It should be noted that Hunter Greene, Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper, and Mike Trout autographs were issued as redemption cards.

With the small checklist and parallel structure it can be calculated that around 7,000 total boxes have been produced. That’s not a lot.

Once these boxes began to arrive collectors quickly realized that Topps loaded them up. Some people have found (3) autographs in their box.

Great small checklist. On-card autographs. Low print run. Thick card stock. Quick rip. This is my favorite type of product configuration to open.

I’d say that my box was fairly solid when compared to some of the other breaks I’ve seen. The CC Sabathia autograph, and Steven Kwan rookie are my best hits.


Here is what I pulled:


  • CC Sabathia Orange #’ed/20
  • Aaron Ashby RC #’ed/99


  • Heliot Ramos RC Black #’ed/75
  • Steven Kwan RC Blue #’ed/40


  • Gabriel Arias RC #36
  • Wander Franco RC #37
  • Jackie Robinson #35

Card of the Day: 1989 Marvel – Ho Ho Ho – Todd McFarlane Collection #26

Red Sox ’22 Topps Museum Collection Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Neil on being the lucky winner of the J.D. Martinez 2022 Topps Museum Collection Meaningful Material Copper Parallel Patch Relic #’ed/35. Once Neil sends me his mailing address I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Red Sox ’22 Topps Museum Collection Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a J.D. Martinez 2022 Topps Museum Collection Meaningful Material Copper Parallel Patch Relic #’ed/35. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 4, 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!!!

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.


Here is what I pulled:


  • 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


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


  • Pete Alonso Canvas Collection Reprints #CCR-10


  • 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