Oakland A’s ’19 Topps Tier One Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Alec Petrelak on being the lucky winner of the Franklin Barreto 2019 Topps Tier One Talent Auto #’ed/299.  Once Alec Petrelak sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Oakland A’s ’19 Topps Tier One Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Franklin Barreto 2019 Topps Tier One Talent Auto #’ed/299.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 31, 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!!!

2019 Topps Tier One Baseball Box Break & Review

Why mess with a winning formula?  Topps Tier One has and probably always will be a quick-thrill break.  Some people enjoy ripping pack after pack, while others want to go straight to the hits.  Trust me.  This one goes right to the good stuff.

Packaged inside every box is one pack.  Inside that pack you should find three cards – (2) autographs, and (1) relic.  I’ve noticed that some breakers have been known to get lucky and pull an additional fourth hit.  Its not something that happens all of the time, but a possibility.

The major elements that draw collectors to this brand so much are the vast majority of on-card autographs and jumbo patches.  To be fair, there are some sticker signatures in here like when it comes to the Autographed Tier One Relics.  But for the most part, on-card autographs are what you’re going to pull.

Cards that you can find include Tier One Autographs, Break Out Autographs, Mystery Break Out Autographs Redemption, Clear One Autographs, Clear One Dual Autographs, Prime Performers Autographs, Tier One Talent Autographs, Dual Autographs, Triple Autographs, Cut Signatures, Autographed Tier One Relics, Dual Autographed Tier One Relic Books, Autographed Prodigious Patches, Autographed Tier One All-Star Patches, Autographed Tier One Bat Knobs, Autographed Tier One Limited Lumber, Autographed Tier One Uniform Button Relics, Signature Tools Autographs Relics, Cut Signature Relics, Tier One Relics, Tier One Legends Relics, Prodigious Patches, Tier One All-Star Patches, Tier One Bat Knobs, Tier One Limited Lumber, and Tier One Uniform Button Relics.

As a Phillies fan, I’d like to see the Chase Utley Bat Knob Relic.  Those Bat Knob and Limited Lumber bat barrel cards have always been eye catchers.  Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has a nice big signature that stands out on these cards too.

Making your money back and/or striking it rich should never be your #1 goal when opening modern day boxes of cards.  Have fun!  If a box is too expensive, pickup some singles for your collection.

Complete Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Andruw Jones Tier One Talent Auto #’ed/299
  • Franklin Barreto Tier One Talent Auto #’ed/299

Relic

  • Alex Rodriguez Tier One Legends Relic #’ed/175

’18 Topps UFC Knockout Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Dustin Poirier 2018 Topps UFC Knockout Tier One Relic Purple Parallel #’ed/25.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 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!!!

Diamondbacks ’18 Topps Tier One Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Jesse Bookout on being the lucky winner of the Jake Lamb 2018 Topps Tier One Talent Auto #’ed/245.  Once Jesse Bookout sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Diamondbacks ’18 Topps Tier One Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Jake Lamb 2018 Topps Tier One Talent Auto #’ed/245.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 29, 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!!!

Royals ’18 Topps Tier One Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Brett Alan on being the lucky winner of the Salvador Perez 2018 Topps Tier One Relic #’ed/335.  Once Brett Alan sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Royals ’18 Topps Tier One Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Salvador Perez 2018 Topps Tier One Relic #’ed/335.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 8, 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 Topps Tier One Baseball Box Break & Review

Its summertime!!!  Baseball is in full swing.  My Phillies are performing much better than last year, but they’re still sitting in third place in the NL East.  For a brief moment they held the top spot, but then quickly dropped back down.  Between the Phillies, Nationals, and Braves first place is up for grabs.  Who knows?  The Marlins could end up winning the whole thing.

During the summer is when I break the most boxes.  This is when a lot of the good stuff comes out.  Sure, during the winter and spring we have products like Series 1Gypsy Queen, and even Tribute, but the products that come out in the summer and fall are my favorites.

The first heavy hitter product of the summer to come from Topps is Tier One.  Tier One is not for the casual collector looking to break a box on a whim.  Its a high risk product.  For around $140 inside each box you should find (2) autographs and (1) relic.  No base set here folks.  100% hits.  Mr. Ohtani only has one type of autograph in Tier One.  All redemptions that come from the Break Out portion of the product.  If he had more in here, I have a feeling boxes would be selling for even higher.

Topps did a nice job with some of the upgraded designs compared to last year’s Tier One.  I really like a lot of the ways they incorporated baseball seams into the cards.  The checkerboard pattern on many of the cards grabs my eye too.  One of the best updates is to the Clear One Autographs.  These are printed on clear acetate and numbered to (10) or less.  Last year these autographs were confined to a clear box.  For 2018, Topps designed them to look as if they’re signed onto the side of a clear baseball.  Way better!

Like pretty much every product released today, its a gamble buying a box with the hopes of pulling something big to get your money back.  Too many products are bashed because of this way of thinking.  If you think a product is too expensive to break alone, pickup some singles of your favorite players on the secondary market.  People need to stop crying and spreading negativity just because they spun the wheel and the marker didn’t land on the right number.  There are lots of ways to enjoy this hobby.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Jake Lamb Tier One Talent #’ed/245
  • Marwin Gonzalez Prime Performers Redemption

Relic

  • Salvador Perez Tier One Relic #’ed/335

Cardinals ’17 Topps Tier One Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Superduperman99 on being the lucky winner of the Luke Weaver 2017 Topps Tier One Relic #’ed/331.  Once Superduperman99 sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!