Earthquakes ’19 Topps MLS Jumbo Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Nick M on being the lucky winner of the Danny Hoesen 2019 Topps Major League Soccer Jumbo Relic #’ed/220.  Once Nick M sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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Earthquakes ’19 Topps MLS Jumbo Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Danny Hoesen 2019 Topps Major League Soccer Jumbo Relic #’ed/220.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 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.
  • 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!!!

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Jumbo Box Break & Review

Every great trilogy has a beginning, middle, and end.  Bowman Draft is the final piece of the prospecting puzzle.  This is the first place to get those cards of newly drafted prospects.  Trust me.  Collectors and investors were chomping at the bit to get their hands on them.  Cards from the core three prospecting sets – BowmanBowman Chrome, and Bowman Draft traditionally hold the most value.

Everyone wants to get in early on that prospect who they think will turn into the next Mike Trout.  Can you blame them?  The Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Chrome Superfractor Auto #’ed 1/1 sold last year for a whopping $400k.  That’s a ton for a modern day baseball card.

It certainly didn’t take long for an eye catching sale to come out of the 2018 version of Bowman Draft.  From the looks of it, the Nolan Gorman Superfractor Auto sold for $15k.  Hopefully the transaction goes through, and the buyer/seller don’t have a falling out.  Talk about a lot of money for a card of a guy who was drafted #19 last summer, and has played less than 100 professional games.  From an investment standpoint I think its a bit nuts.  There are a lot more unproven prospects than Mike Trout superstars.  Just because he had 17 home runs in 63 games last year doesn’t mean he’ll be able to keep that going.  Single A ball is not the same as the majors.  Then again, who am I to say what people should or shouldn’t spend their money on?  As you can see, prospecting is very much alive and well.

2018 Bowman Draft comes in two different formats – Jumbo and Super Jumbo.  A Jumbo box contains (3) autographs, whereas a Super Jumbo box has (5).  The base set contains (200) cards, and has the following parallels: Sky Blue #’ed/499, Purple #’ed/250, Blue #’ed/150, Green #’ed/99, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, Black #’ed/1, and Printing Plates #’ed/1.

Each base card has a Chrome counterpart with these parallels: Refractor, Asia Refractor, Sparkles Refractor, Sky Blue Refractor #’ed/402, Purple Refractor #’ed/250, Blue Refractor #’ed/150, Green Refractor #’ed/99, Gold Refractor #’ed/50, Orange Refractor #’ed/25, Red Refractor #’ed/5, Superfractor #’ed/1, and Printing Plates #’ed/1.

(14) cards have image variations.  These are quite easy to spot.  Each image variation has a Chrome, refractor-like finish, and the CMP code on the back will end in #0916.  Half of these image variations have autographed versions #’ed/99.

The Chrome Draft Pick Autographs are the real meat and potatoes when it comes to this brand.  This is where you’re guaranteed autographs will come from anyway.  At least most of the time.  The Bowman Sterling inserts are back which have a nice clean look.  What really stands out to me are the cards celebrating the 20th anniversary of 1998 Bowman.  I fondly remember the original 1998 Bowman because that’s where my Jimmy Rollins rookie is from.  A buyback autograph of that card would’ve been nice.  The 20th anniversary set features young prospects on the old design.  Those vertical autographs came out well.

I’m from Selinsgrove, PA.  One of the Cardinals 2018 draft picks, Nick Dunn, is from Sunbury, PA which is right across the river from me.  Its always fun to see a local person get cards.  He was a round 5 pick, 153rd overall.  I saw him play for the State College Spikes this past summer.  Bowman Draft has base and Chrome cards of him with all of the accompanying parallels.  No autographs yet.

Complete Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Ryan Weathers Chrome Draft Pick Auto Redemption
  • Owen White Chrome Draft Pick Auto
  • Kody Clemens Chrome Draft Pick Green Refractor Auto #’ed/99

Parallels

  • Korey Holland Purple #’ed/250
  • Adam Hill Sky Blue #’ed/499
  • Nick Schnell Sky Blue #’ed/499
  • Jameson Hannah Chrome Sparkles Refractor
  • Pavin Smith Chrome Purple Refractor #’ed/250
  • Jeremiah Jackson Chrome Sky Blue Refractor #’ed/402
  • Matt Vierling Chrome Sky Blue Refractor #’ed/402
  • Ethan Hankins Chrome Refractor
  • Jesus Luzardo Chrome Refractor
  • Ryan Weathers Chrome Refractor
  • Lenny Torres Chrome Refractor
  • Daniel Lynch Chrome Refractor
  • Jackson Kowar Chrome Refractor
  • Drevian Williams-Nelson Chrome Refractor
  • Taylor Trammell Chrome Refractor
  • Kody Clemens Chrome Refractor
  • Mitch Keller Chrome Refractor
  • (2) Keston Hiura Chrome Refractor
  • Tyler Frank Chrome Refractor
  • Jordyn Adams Chrome Refractor
  • Kevon Jackson Chrome Refractor
  • Sean Guilbe Chrome Refractor
  • Adrian Morejon Chrome Refractor
  • Adam Wolf Chrome Refractor
  • Mitchell White Chrome Refractor
  • Matthew Liberatore Chrome Refractor
  • Grayson Rodriguez Chrome Refractor
  • Braydon Fisher Chrome Refractor
  • Nico Hoerner Chrome Refractor
  • Andres Gimenez Chrome Refractor

Inserts

  • Ryan Weathers Bowman Sterling
  • Alec Bohm 1998 Bowman 20th Anniversary
  • Jonathan India 1998 Bowman 20th Anniversary
  • Cole Winn/Matthew Liberatore Recommended Viewing
  • Anthony Seigler/Noah Naylor Recommended Viewing
  • Nolan Gorman/Triston Casas Recommended Viewing
  • Simeon Woods-Richardson/Braxton Ashcraft Recommended Viewing
  • Logan Gilbert/Josh Stowers Franchise Futures
  • Ryan Weathers/Xavier Edwards Franchise Futures
  • Brady Singer/Jackson Kowar Franchise Futures
  • Jonathan India/Mike Siani Franchise Futures

Padres ’18 Topps Triple Threads Jumbo Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to dawgpaws on being the lucky winner of the Wil Myers 2018 Topps Triple Threads Single Jumbo Relic Silver Parallel #’ed/27.  Once dawgpaws sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Padres ’18 Topps Triple Threads Jumbo Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Wil Myers 2018 Topps Triple Threads Single Jumbo Relic Silver Parallel #’ed/27.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 8:00 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.
  • 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!!!

Marlins ’18 Topps Triple Threads Auto Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Justin Bour 2018 Topps Triple Threads Autograph Single Jumbo Relic #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 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.
  • 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!!!

2017 Bowman Draft Baseball Jumbo Box Break & Review

With the release of Bowman Draft, baseball products are coming to a close for 2017.  Bowman’s Best is technically the last Topps baseball set of the year.  Between the four major prospecting sets – BowmanBowman ChromeBowman Draft, and Bowman’s Best, the seeds of a new prospecting class have been planted.  The next Mickey Mantle or Aaron Judge could be starring at you right now, and you wouldn’t even know it.

Of them all, Bowman Draft is most likely my favorite with Bowman’s Best coming in at a close second.  What makes Bowman Draft fun for me is that it has the first licensed cards of newly drafted players in their MLB uniforms.  Speculation is at it’s highest as many of these guys haven’t had the opportunity to truly prove themselves when it comes to the world of professional baseball.  High speculation combined with unproven talent can have collectors spending big bucks on young players.  Especially when it comes to their autographed and/or low numbered parallels.

2017 Bowman Draft consists of a (200) card base set.  Each base Bowman card has a Chrome counterpart.  Everything has parallels out the wazoo.  Variations offer something fun to look for.  Unlike some other products, the variations found in here are easy to find.  Not only do variations have alternate images, but they come with facsimile signatures.  So browsing through that big stack of cards looking for a facsimile signature should be a breeze.  Some of them actually have real autographs and keep the alternate image.  Those are serial numbered to (99) copies.

Inserts are plentiful and come with their share of parallels and autographs.  This is the only place you’re going to find veteran content.  These come in the form of MLB Draft History cards.  Wade Boggs, Ryne Sandberg, Randy Johnson, Roy Halladay, Rickey Henderson, Jim Thome, Derek Jeter, Carlton Fisk, Barry Larkin, and Andy Pettitte are included.  Parallels are Refractor #’ed/250, Gold Refractor #’ed/50, Red Refractor #’ed/5, and Superfractor #’ed/1.  Pettitte, Jeter, Henderson, Johnson, and Sandberg have autographs.

I am very satisfied with my break.  The checklist is solid and not that full of prospects from previous years.  Hard to beat a (1) per case autograph and an Orange Refractor autograph.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Nate Pearson Bowman Chrome Draft Orange Refractor Auto #’ed/25
  • Trevor Rogers Bowman Chrome Draft Class Of 2017 Auto #’ed/250
  • Quentin Holmes Bowman Chrome Draft Auto

Case hit!!!

Parallels

  • Alex Lange Green Paper Parallel #’ed/99
  • Anderson Tejeda Silver Paper Parallel #’ed/499
  • Scott Hurst Silver Paper Parallel #’ed/499
  • Corbin Martin Purple Refractor #’ed/250
  • Adonis Medina Blue Refractor #’ed/150
  • Kramer Robertson Sky Blue Refractor #’ed/399
  • Alex Scherff Sky Blue Refractor #’ed/399
  • Drew Ellis Refractor
  • Buddy Reed Refractor
  • Hans Crouse Refractor
  • Kyle Lewis Refractor
  • Pavin Smith Refractor
  • Delvin Perez Refractor
  • Ricardo De La Torre Refractor
  • Gavin Lux Refractor
  • Blayne Enlow Refractor
  • Nick Solak Refractor
  • Tanner Houck Refractor
  • Daniel Tillo Refractor
  • James Marinan Refractor
  • Gleyber Torres Refractor
  • Will Gaddis Refractor
  • T.J. Zeuch Refractor
  • Nate Pearson Refractor
  • Nick Raquet Refractor
  • Conner Uselton Refractor
  • Dylan Cease Refractor
  • Cash Case Refractor
  • Will Craig Refractor
  • Royce Lewis Refractor
  • Jahmai Jones Refractor

Inserts

  • Randy Johnson MLB Draft History
  • Ryne Sandberg MLB Draft History
  • Mickey Moniak Bowman Defining Moments
  • Brendan McKay Bowman Defining Moments
  • Gleyber Torres Bowman Defining Moments
  • Jake Burger Bowman Defining Moments
  • J.B. Bukauskas/Corbin Martin Recommended Viewing
  • Shane Baz/Steven Jennings Recommended Viewing
  • Royce Lewis/Brent Rooker Recommended Viewing
  • Adam Haseley/Spencer Howard Recommended Viewing