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Just a Heads Up…

Just so everyone knows, I’m still alive and got back from vacation ok. I arrived a couple days ago and am still adjusting to the time difference! The Fleer Rookies and Greats box did arrive while I was away and has been busted. I’m trying to post up the results right now, but my scanner isn’t cooperating and I have to go out for a bit. I’ll find a way to get the scans up before tomorrow and would like to once again thank everyone for participating and being patient.

-John

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Group Breakers READ

Alright guys, here’s the deal. In my last post, I stated that our Fleer Rookies and Greats box would be here by today and I would break it before I left tomorrow. I’ve been pretty busy running around and working the past few days and finally got around to checking my PO box for the first time since Wednesday. According to the tracking info online, the box was delivered Thursday morning. When I went to check my box today, it wasn’t there. Usually, I have a key waiting for me or a slip notifying me to pick it up at the counter, but there was NOTHING.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get this straightened out until I come back so please just bear with me guys (leaving tomorrow around noon, my time). This is the first time I’ve ever had this problem, and it came at the worst possible time. Argh!! I can’t tell you guys how pissed I am right now, but we’ll get this done. I appreciate everyone’s patience with our break.

Talk to you guys soon,
-John

OSGB 2: Box 7: 2004 Donruss World Series

Hey guys. Sorry this took so long for me to post! This is the second-to-last box in our break. The Fleer Rookies and Greats box is on its way here, but may not get here until Saturday (in which case I’ll have to bust it and recap it that night after work before hopping on the plane the following afternoon). Some of you may remember the one-per-pack Blue inserts I talked about in my original review of this product. While I did not scan them (there are 24 total), here’s a quick listing of those by team:

Blue Jays: 1
Braves: 3
Royals: 1
Marlins: 2
Athletics: 3
Orioles: 1
Angels: 2
Reds: 2
Yankees: 2
Diamondbacks: 3
Mets: 2
Phillies: 1
Tigers: 1

Now for the rest of the goods!


Holofoil 100 Roberto Alomar 020/100 (Diamondbacks – Chris Mays)
Holofoil 25 Mike Lieberthal 17/25 (Phillies – Dan)
Blue Holofoil 100 Darryl Strawberry 091/100 (Mets – Joe M.)


October Legends Cal Ripken, Jr. 180/500 (Orioles – Beardy)
October Heroes Marty Marion 103/500 (Cardinals – Dan)
MVP’s Mike Schmidt 0317/1000 (Phillies – Dan)
Legends of the Fall Reggie Jackson 134/500 (Yankees – Chuck)
Fans of the Game Gene Shalit (Dodgers – Night Owl)


Brad Penny bat 064/100 (Marlins – WickedOrtega)
Brandon Webb NL jersey 035/250 (Diamondbacks – Chris Mays)
Mark Buehrle jersey 39/56 (White Sox – Lonestarr)
Blue Dontrelle Willis jersey 031/103 (Marlins – WickedOrtega)
Playoff Souvenirs Mark Grace ball 015/100 (Diamondbacks – Chris Mays)
Legends of the Fall Reggie Jackson bat 013/100 (Yankees – Chuck)
EDIT: Jason Szuminski autograph (not pictured) 0663/1000 (Padres – oldschoolbreaks)

These boxes normally delivery 5 hits per box. We got a whopping 7! My favorite has to be the Mark Grace card which features a piece of ball used during Game 1 of the 2001 NLDS (Cards/DBacks). It was nice to see the Wicked One get on the board with some Marlins. Hopefully, we’ll see the love spread even more in our final box. Don’t give up guys.

OSGB 2: Box 6: 2004 Donruss Studio


Fans of the Game Steve Schirripa (Yankees – Chuck)
Fans of the Game Bode Miller (Red Sox – Shoebox Legends)
Rally Caps Mike Mussina 481/999 (Yankees – Chuck)
Rally Caps Joe Kennedy698/999 (Rockies – WickedOrtega)
Heritage Stan Musial 125/999 (Cardinals – Dan)
Spirit of the Game Roger Clemens 642/999 (Astros – darkship)


Studio Stars:
Mike Mussina (Yankees – Chuck)
Vladimir Guerrero (Angels – Play at the Plate)
Jim Thome (Phillies – Dan)
Jim Edmonds (Cardinals – Dan)
Ken Griffey, Jr. (Reds – Bud)
Edgar Martinez (Mariners – Bud)


Big League Challenge Rafael Palmeiro 364/999 (He’s not pictured in any uniform so technically, this doesn’t really belong to anyone. I will randomly throw this in someone’s package.)
Studio Proofs Platinum Ryne Sandberg 10/10! (Cubs – Shoebox Legends)


Spirit of the Game Derek Jeter jersey 185/200 (Yankees – Chuck)
Heroes of the Hall Steve Carlton jersey 134/200 (Phillies – Dan)
Private Signings J.D. Durbin autograph 134/250 (Twins – Lonestarr)

The Donruss WS box will be posted later this afternoon. Hopefully, box #8 will get here in a few days…

EDIT: Sorry guys, I will have to wait until tomorrow night to post the results.

OSGB 2: Box 5: 2002 Fleer Showcase


Avant Card SP Jason Giambi (Yankees – Chuck)
Avant Card SP Ichiro (Mariners – Bud)
Avant Card Legacy Rene Reyes 155/175 (Rockies – WickedOrtega)
Mark Teixeira SP 0329/1000 (Rangers – Play at the Plate)
Hank Blalock SP 0461/1500 (Rangers – Play at the Plate)
Legacy Aramis Ramirez 134/175 (Pirates – Chuck)


Baseball’s Best Rafael Palmeiro (Rangers – Play at the Plate)
Baseball’s Best Alex Rodriguez (Rangers – Play at the Plate)
Baseball’s Best Randy Johnson (Diamondbacks – Chris Mays)
Jeter Legacy Collection #17 0281/1000 (Yankees – Chuck)
Jeter Legacy Collection #18 0206/1000 (Yankees – Chuck)


Baseball’s Best Randy Johnson jersey (Diamondbacks – Chris Mays)
Baseball’s Best Luis Gonzalez jersey (Diamondbacks – Chris Mays)
Baseball’s Best Shawn Green jersey (Dodgers – Night Owl)
Sweet Sigs Lumber Ben Sheets autograph (Brewers – Peterson)

This box delivered 4 hits instead of the normal 3. The Avant Card shortprints might just be my favorite part of this product. I might have to order a box of this for myself one of these days.