Card of the Day: Andrew Luck 2012 Topps Platinum Xfractor #150

Card of the Day: Donavan Tate 2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects Refractors #24

’18 Topps Premier League Platinum Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to hudsonfan15 on being the lucky winner of the Grzegorz Krychowiak 2018 Topps Premier League Platinum Auto.  Once hudsonfan15 sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

’18 Topps Premier League Platinum Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Grzegorz Krychowiak 2018 Topps Premier League Platinum Auto.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, October 26, 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!!!

’18 Topps Premier League Platinum Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Jimmy Bayless on being the lucky winner of the Christian Atsu 2018 Topps Premier League Platinum Match-Worn Shirt Relic.  Once Jimmy Bayless sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

’18 Topps Premier League Platinum Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Christian Atsu 2018 Topps Premier League Platinum Match-Worn Shirt Relic.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 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!!!

Oakland A’s ’18 Bowman Platinum Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Matt Martel on being the lucky winner of the Nick Allen 2018 Bowman Platinum Top Prospects Auto.  Once Matt Martel sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Oakland A’s ’18 Bowman Platinum Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Nick Allen 2018 Bowman Platinum Top Prospects Auto.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Saturday, August 11, 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!!!

2018 Bowman Platinum Baseball Collector’s Box Break & Review

Earlier this week I opened a blaster box of 2018 Bowman Platinum.  At the time of that writing, Walmart’s website still had some blasters for sale.  Checking right now, they have nothing.  I was able to get my paws on a Collector’s Box though.

If you’re going for the ultimate 2018 Bowman Platinum experience, opening a Collector’s Box is the best way to go.  Remember, this product is exclusive to Walmart.  Hobby shops and online dealers couldn’t get it.  Unless they went to their local Walmart, cleaned the shelves, and resold what they bought.  Ripping into a Collector’s Box is equal to what a traditional hobby box would be.  Of the three formats this product comes in (Blasters, Fat Packs, and Collector’s Boxes), the Collector’s Box is the only one that guarantees (2) autographs.  Its also the only place you can pull Orange parallels #’ed/25.  A Collector’s Box runs about $80, and inside you should find (20) packs.

As I mentioned when opening my blaster, the base set consists of (100) cards.  There are also (100) Top Prospects.  Each has the following parallels: Ice (Blaster), Sky Blue (Fat Pack), Purple #’ed/250, Blue #’ed/150, Green #’ed/99, Orange #’ed/25 (Collector’s Box), Red #’ed/10, and Foilfractor #’ed/1.

Ten players have photo variations: Kris Bryant, Rafael Devers, Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Francisco Lindor, Aaron Judge, and Bryce Harper.  These are easy to spot as the pictures are much different compared to the base.  If using the CMP codes is easier, base cards end in #264 and photo variations end in #303.  Reds pitching prospect Hunter Greene has (10) Short Prints that on the surface look just like base.  The card number on these all start with the letters “HG”.

Relics can be found, but are difficult to pull.  Platinum Rookie Auto Pieces fall 1:374 packs, and Platinum Patches come 1:4,706 packs.  The Platinum Patches remind me of Triple Threads.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Nick Allen
  • MJ Melendez

Parallels

  • Heliot Ramos Purple #’ed/250
  • Paul DeJong Purple #’ed/250

Inserts

  • Colton Welker Platinum Presence
  • Keston Hura Platinum Presence
  • Gleyber Torres Prismatic Prodigies
  • Tony Santillan Prismatic Prodigies
  • Eloy Jimenez Prismatic Prodigies
  • Jon Duplantier Prismatic Prodigies
  • Tyler Mahle Rookie Revelations
  • Harrison Bader Rookie Revelations
  • Walker Buehler Rookie Revelations
  • Miguel Andujar Rookie Revelations

Card of the Day: Enyel De Los Santos 2018 Bowman Platinum #46