(2) 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Box Break

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As promised, here are the full results from the two boxes of 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter I opened during the National.  I still have to go through (1) box of 2014 Elite Football, and (1) box of 2014 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Edition Golf.  I also still have to open my box of 2014 Topps Minis Baseball.

Take a look!

Box Toppers

  • Yasiel Puig #ORCBL-YP
  • Jose Abreu #BL-09

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Auto

  • Danielle Kang

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Relics

  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Matt Cain
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Michael Eisner

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Rip Card

  • Freddie Freeman #’ed/75

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Notable Minis

  • Sparky Anderson A & G Red Back #’ed/25
  • Hellen Keller A & G Back No #
  • Tony Cingrani Black #240
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu Black #306
  • Adam Eaton Black #221
  • Steve Cishek Black #250
  • Daniel Nava Black #192
  • Junior Lake Black #42
  • John L. Sullivan A & G Back #46
  • George Brett A & G Back #159
  • Jean Segura A & G Back #156
  • Ryan Zimmerman A & G Back #60
  • Felix Doubront A & G Back #49
  • Kevin Clancy A & G Back #267
  • Robin Yount A & G Back #205
  • Mark Roth A & G Back #211
  • Rickey Henderson A & G Back #253
  • Andre Dawson A & G Back #292
  • Edgar Degas Where Nature Ends #WNE-08
  • (2) Giotto di Bondone Where Nature Ends #WNE-21
  • (2) Jean Lafitte Outlaws, Bandits, And All-Around Ne’er Do Wells #OBA-09
  • American Alligator World’s Deadliest Predators #WDP-15
  • Wolverine World’s Deadliest Predators #WDP-19
  • Vitus Bering Into The Unknown #ITU-06
  • American Shorthair Little Lions #LL-03

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Notable Rookies

  • Masahiro Tanaka #235
  • Jose Abreu #269

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2-Pack NBA TeenyMates Break

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Pictured above is what I pulled from two packs of NBA TeenyMates.  Each pack contains two figures and two puzzle pieces.  I got the Bucks, Rockets, Trailblazers, and Bulls.  All common figures.  I have yet to pull any of the chase figures.

NBA TeenyMates are new for this year.  As with their other products, there are rare figures that you can pull – Glow-In-The-Dark, East, West, and Gold.  Each carry a premium on the secondary market.  They sure do make interesting conversation pieces.

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Card of the Day: Tommy Morrison 2011 Ringside Boxing – Round Two – Turkey Red #095

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2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy (2) Box X-Mas Break + Holiday Bonus Packs

Auto/Relics

  • Pete Rose Red Ink “Hit King 4256” #AB-16 Auto Bat #’ed/10
  • Pete Rose Red Ink “Hit King 4256” #AJ-21 Auto Jersey #’ed/10

Base

  • (2) Familiar Faces #48
  • Old Teammates #27
  • Press Interview (1978) #22
  • Foul Ball!? #19
  • Team Captain #5
  • Spring Training (1979) 31
  • Grounded #8
  • 1963 Rookie Of The Year #2
  • More Than Just Baseball #25

2012 Leaf Holiday Bonus Packs

  • Michael Kelly 2012 Leaf Metal Draft Auto
  • 2012 Leaf Ali: The Greatest Black Plate #’ed 1/1 #FW-16 – Un-Autographed Printing Plate From The Fight Worn Card Set

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2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy 2 Box Birthday Break

This product continues to be one of my favorites.  I received two boxes for my birthday today.

Autos

  • Pete Rose #A-16 Auto #’ed/30
  • Pete Rose #A-3 Auto #’ed/30
Base
  • 1970 Series #6
  • Talking To The Press #7
  • Batting Practice #17
  • Getting Ready To Play #33
  • Tied With Stan #40
  • Racing The Ball To Third #15
  • Old Teammates #27
  • Former Teammates #35
  • 1975 Sportsman Of The Year #13
  • Atlanta (1978) #23

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Christmas Break: 2 Boxes of 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy

Merry Christmas!!!  I got a couple boxes of my favorite product this year, 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy, for Christmas.  I absolutely love this product, and there really isn’t a bad box.  Each one is fun to open.  I’m really looking forward to some of Leaf’s 2012 products such as Golf Metal and Lombardi Legacy.  Next, I would like to see Leaf dedicate an entire product to the Phillies.  They could pull it off even without a MLB license.

Autos

  • Pete Rose #A-4 Blue Ink Auto #’ed 2/30
  • Pete Rose #A-18 Blue Ink Auto #’ed 26/30
Base
  • College Break #21
  • 1970 Series #6
  • Spring Training (1979) 31
  • Pete & Coach #36
  • The League’s Leading Batter #26
  • Los Angeles (1982) #46
  • Eighth Inning Grounder #39
  • Fual For A Big Game #24
  • Series Champions (1980) #34
  • Rained Out #29

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2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy – 2 Box Break & Review

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Leaf made use of some great photographs where airbrushing didn’t have to be done in order to avoid seeing the team name and/or logo.  Sure, there are some airbrushed photographs in the set, but its not that big of a deal.

On the reverse side of the base cards, Leaf made sure to put a nice description of the photograph that is on the front.  I think that’s extremely educational on their part and its not something every manufacturer would do.  Leaf took their time.

Leaf allowed Rose to use various ink colors while signing all these cards.  They look fantastic considering the area of the cards Rose signed are all white.  The white background makes all those signatures and inscriptions standout.  The autographs are all on-card too.

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I picked-up my two boxes for $85.00 each, but I’m fairly confident you can find them for cheaper.

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Each box contains an autograph of Pete Rose.  At the very least your “hit” will have an autograph without an inscription serial numbered to 30.  That’s not bad.  Collectors can look for low numbered autographs with rare inscriptions.  Be sure to check the base cards too.  You may have a reverse negative.  My two boxes contained the following:

Autos

  • Pete Rose #A-9 Red Ink Auto w/ “Hit King” inscription #’ed/10
  • Pete Rose #CHA-11 Green Ink Auto w/ “17x All Star” inscription #’ed/5

Base

  • Pete & Coach #36
  • Practice Makes Perfect #14
  • “The Hit King” #56
  • Pete Rose And “Harry” Pete Rose #4
  • 1985 Man of the Year #53
  • Grounded #8
  • Atlanta (1978) #23
  • One Heck Of A Try #38
  • 1970 Series #6
  • Baseball’s All-Time Hit King #54

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Overall, I give 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy 4.5 baseballs out of 5 (1=poor and 5=perfect).  Leaf did an excellent job with this product.  If I had it my way, I’d make this product of the year.  There are so many products out there based on the Yankees, Red Sox, and Cowboys.  Its nice to see a product based on something a little different.  Pete Rose is one of the most important baseball players in history.  He rightfully deserves his own product, and you can’t beat an autograph inside each box.  I could open boxes of this stuff all day.

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