Monday, February 10, 2014

3 Jumbo Boxes of 2014 Topps Dodgers Break Number One

I reentered the hobby last year and as I was getting my feet wet I saw that there were auctions for team breaks within each product that was released. The problem was that it was mostly high end material and with Puig lighting up the hobby all the breaks were way too pricey for me to enter. Some reached over $100. I told myself someday. Well 2014 rolls around and the new Topps set was just released and I wanted to get in on the action. Right out the gate the auctions were too pricey for my taste but I bid my time and finally I found a seller that had a great history and for a reasonable price I landed a place in a half case break for my beloved Dodgers.

As a foot note I ended up buying another case break entry from the same seller for the Dodgers as this shipment was coming to me. Can you say a little addicted? For the cost of my entry and the eBay sale of the cards I won I surely came out on top if I ever need to recoup my money. On to the cards.

Well with 1500ish cards within the 3 boxes it was to be expected that I should have a few team sets when all was said and done. 

Surprisingly with only one copy of the League Leaders card on the right I only have one complete team set of the Dodgers. Go figure. All extra cards are up for trade.

First insert. Nice thickish card of Sandy before he was great.

Both The Future is Now inserts of Puig.
The card on the left I already had thanks to Nathan of Big 44 Sports Cards trading it to me just prior to these box breaks as seen HERE so it also is available for trade.

One of the two Ryu The Future is Now inserts

Sandy Upper Class insert

The first box hit is a relic card of the newly retired Michael Young. 
Considering it's gray I'm curious if it really is a Dodger uniform and not a Ranger or Phillie one.
I'm going with its not a Dodger one.

Second box hit is an autograph of Bill Buckner

Third box hit is of new Twin Nolasco.
I purchased this card a couple weeks prior so this card will be contested out next week.

My one and only SP of the boxes and it's a great photo variation of Hanley Ramirez.

Fourth box hit.
Rookie Class Ring insert of Jackie Robinson.
It's the none numbered version but still. A great, thick card of the former Dodger

... and to finish it off the fifth box hit in the form of another Rookie Class Ring insert.
This one is of the original great Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax.

So that completes my first ever box break and in my eyes I scored big time. Out of 3 boxes there are 9 hits and I scored more than half of them. Granted they were not the ultra limited ones but great cards none the less. I have one more package of box break cards coming this week but it was not as good as this one. For my first experience in the eBay box break auctions it was fun to watch and see what I won. A new addicting hobby.


  1. Nice! I've been meaning to join a case break, as well. Now, I feel like I have to do it.

    1. Kind of addicting when you get this much of a good thing. Other boxes not has good, hit wise, but still. I'm going to stick to jumbos though, bowman or topps, just seems you get more bang for your buck

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    1. Half case at that
      Though my next half case was not as good but still worth it.