Inaugural CollectorCrate Unboxing


I would like to thank CollectorCrate for sending over one of their inaugural boxes for me to break open.  CollectorCrate is a new business that for a monthly fee will send you a box of sports related items each month.  I did a write-up about them a few weeks ago.

They sent over a bronze level baseball box for me to bust.  This would normally cost $29.99.  It was jam-packed with stuff.  Take a look!

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  • (1) Pittsburgh Pirates decal
  • (1) Chicago White Sox mini pennant
  • (1) Mini foam finger
  • (1) Arizona Diamondbacks plastic baseball
  • (1) Big League gumball
  • (1) Mike Wright 2012 Bowman Platinum Auto
  • (1) Matt Kemp 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Jersey
  • (1) 2013 Topps Mini pack
  • (1) 1993 Bowman pack
  • (1) 2007 Upper Deck Future Stars pack
  • (1) 2009 Upper Deck Series 2 pack
  • (1) 2014 Topps Series 1 pack
  • (1) 2012 Topps Series 2 pack
  • (1) 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition pack
  • (1) 2010 Upper Deck Series 1 pack
  • (1) 2013 Topps MLB Chipz pack
  • (1) 2014 Topps Chrome pack
  • (1) 2014 Topps Heritage pack

If CollectorCrate really takes off (and I hope they do) I would like to see some exclusive merchandise being made for these boxes.  Sorta like what we see companies doing with Loot Crate.


“Pin-Up” of the Week: Philadelphia Phillies 2004 Spring Training Inaugural Season Bright House Field Pin


Spring training is back!!!  It won’t be long until the Phillies have their 2012 home opener.  This week they lost Raul Ibanez to the Yankees.  I wish he wouldn’t have left, because Ibanez was a fan favorite.  Someone else will have to take over his spot in the outfield now.  The Phillies have a few options since I think they were anticipating Ibanez leaving.  Laynce Nix, Scott Podsednik, and even Dominic Brown have a shot at the position.  I think Brown will start the year in Triple-A even though he has made it clear that’s not where he wants to be.

This pin marks the Phillies inaugural spring training season at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL which opened in 2004.  It can be found for around $10.00.

Flashback Product of the Week: 1991 DC Cosmic Cards Inaugural Edition

“In brightest day, in blackest night,

No evil shall escape my sight

Let those who worship evil’s might,

Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!”

This Friday Green Lantern hits theaters and I’m really looking forward to seeing it.  Green Lantern is one of those iconic comic book characters that dominates the DC Universe.

This week’s Flashback Product comes from 1991 and was the Inaugural Edition of DC Cosmic Cards.  Each box contains 36 packs and collectors can look for all their favorite heroes.  The 90’s was filled with all kinds of fancy high-gloss, refractor, serial numbered comic book cards, but these are nothing like that.  Collectors can look for randomly inserted holograms, but other than that your gonna get classic comic book art –  nothing fancy.  Sealed boxes can easily be found for under $20.00.  The set consists of 180 cards.


Flashback Product of the Week: 2001 Topps XFL Inaugural Series

The XFL may have been the brainchild of Vince McMahon, but it is one of the biggest sports flops in history.  Taking on rejects of the NFL and giving them very few rules to follow didn’t turn out quite the way they had hoped.  That didn’t stop Topps from making a product featuring some of these nuts.  2001 Topps XFL Inaugural Series contains 24 packs, and collectors can look for one relic card per box on average.  About every other box contains an autograph too.  The only cool thing about the XFL were the nicknames on the back of the player’s jersey.  Anyone remember Rod “He Hate Me” Smart?