2010 Topps Prime Football Rip Party Results

Yesterday evening my local card shop, Sports Zone Memorabilia, held a rip party for 2010 Topps Prime Football.  I had a really great time a got some good stuff.  My three teams this time were the Raiders, Eagles, and Dolphins.  I scored a few hits, including a Jared Odrick autograph #’ed/25 and a Tebow/Cooper/Hernandez Triple Jersey #’ed/199.  I also won a free box of 2009 Bowman Chrome Baseball for being the first person to pull a Brett Favre card.







Inside The 2010 Panini Certified Football Rip Party

Last night I attended my second rip party this year at Sports Zone Memorabilia.  This time it was sponsored by Panini and we opened 2010 Certified Football.  Everyone was randomly given two teams, and you got to keep all the cards associated with those teams.  I got the Jets and Cowboys which had some of the better hits.  I think for the price of one box, I got some great stuff.  Take a look.


All the cards.  Check out that Cardinals patch.


Panini supplied a ton of great prizes!  Everyone got a Panini T-shirt.


Rip Party Results: 2010 Topps Update Series Baseball

Last night I attended my very first rip party at my local card shop, Sports Zone Memorabilia.  We each got to bust a box of 2010 Topps Update Series Baseball.  Everyone picked three teams at random, and you got to keep all the cards associated with those teams.  I got the Reds, Rockies, and Indians.  Each hobby box guarantees at least (1) autograph or (1) relic.  I ended up with (2) relics since (2) Reds relics were pulled – Scott Rolen and Joey Votto.  You also got to keep any Million Card Giveaway codes pulled too.  I didn’t win any prizes, but it was a lot of fun and I’d do it again.

Check out some of the photos.


Thats a lot of cards!!!


Thanks to Topps for supplying some great prizes


Group Shot

The next Rip Party will be sponsored by Panini and is scheduled for Saturday, November 20.  It will be for 2010 Panini Certified Football.

Card of the Day: Rip Repulski 1957 Topps #245


Topps Treasury Basketball Money Rip Cards

If you look at the product info sheet on the Topps website, you will see that Topps created “Money Rip Cards” in their brand new 2008-2009 Topps Treasury basketball card product.  If your lucky enough to pull a money rip card, their could be $20.00 to $1,000 inside.  To the person who pulls out the $1,000 bill, if you check out eBay for $1,000 bills you will find that a $1,000 bill is worth a lot more than face value.  If you want to get the most out of it, I would sell it.  Not unless you collect coins and paper money and want to keep it for your personal collection.  

Pinnacle Zenith Dare to Tear

Last night I was reading a book by Dr. James Beckett called “Collecting Baseball and other Sports Cards”, and while reading the history of hockey cards I came across a list of top cards.  One that stood out to me came from a pack of 1997-1998 Pinnacle Zenith Dare to Tear, which was the first product to feature “cards within cards”.  I remember this product so well because back when it came out I subscribed to Tuff Stuff and sometimes they would include promo cards in the magazine.  One month I got a promo card of Joe Sakic from this set and within the card was an Eric Lindros normal sized card.  I wonder if this is where Topps got their idea for the “rip card”?  I miss Pinnacle and Zenith.  They had some of the coolest insert cards ever made for the hobby.


2008 Allen & Ginter Rip Card Update – WATCH OUT!

You may remember my post about rip cards and how people use flashlights to see whats inside.  Well, the 2008 version of Allen & Ginter doesn’t use the triangle foil stickers on the back of the mini autographs, but the flashlight trick still works.  I found this video of a collector finding out what was inside their rip card.  My original post is still very important, I just wanted to inform you that there is no foil sticker to see on the 2008 mini autographs that could be inside.  Apparently now you can see everything thats inside, not just whether its an autograph or not.  PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN BUYING THESE CARDS!!!!!!  Most likely they have been searched.

RIP: Bobby Murcer 1946 – 2008


RIP: Bobby Murcer 1946 – 2008

ALERT!!! Topps Allen & Ginter Rip Card Buyers

Topps recently released one of its most favored products of the year, Allen & Ginter.  One of the reasons this product is so popular is because collectors are on the hunt for “rip cards” that are seeded one per 12 box case.  If you are thinking of buying a Topps Allen & Ginter rip card off of eBay or somewhere else to rip open once you receive it, I would be very careful.  People who have pulled these cards out have figured out a way to see what is inside of the card without even opening it.  These people take a flashlight and place it behind the rip card and then they can see if there is a valuable card inside or not.  Most of the valuable cards inside have a small hologram on the back of the mini card, and once that flashlight shines on the rip card you can see through to tell if one of those holograms is on the back of the mini card or not.  If you are going to buy a rip card from someone I would be careful, because that rip card could have been searched already and the seller knows that there is nothing really worth a lot inside without telling you.  I think it’s fine if you want to buy one from someone and you plan not to open it.   The only way that I think your safe opening your rip card is if you pull it out of a factory sealed box or pack.  This information goes for all rip cards from 2006 to 2008.  Below are two pictures of how people search the rip cards.  I found these pictures on eBay when “rip cards” were new to the hobby.  Some seller was trying to show potential buyers that there was a valuable mini card inside because of the triangle hologram.