As you probably all know, the majority of boxes I break are from the 1990’s and early 2000’s and are broken specifically for this blog. However, every once in a while I get the urge to bust something (fairly) new so I recently placed an order with Chris of The Hobby Box aka chri5784, one of Youtube’s most prolific box breakers. I ordered a box of the brand new 2008-09 SP Authentic Hockey, a box of 2007 UD Masterpieces Baseball and a tin of 2007 Sweet Spot Classic. These were busted on video for all to see, and here it is…
Nearly hitting the 11-minute mark, the video is a little long so here’s a summary of what was pulled:
2007 UD Masterpieces Baseball:
Box Topper: Billy Butler
Green Border: Roberto Clemente, Travis Hafner, Tom Glavine, Albert Pujols, and one last one who I want to say is Josh Beckett (wasn’t called out by Chris)
Black Border /99: Ty Cobb
Blue Border /50: Howie Kendrick
Captured on Canvas Jerseys: Hank Blalock, J.J. Hardy, Jake Peavy
Stroke of Genius Autograph: Carlos Quentin
2008-09 SP Authentic Hockey:
Limited Parallel /100: Johan Franzen
Notables /999: Marian Gaborik, Mike Bossy, Daniel Briere, Evgeni Malkin
Holo F/X: Vincent Lecavalier, Marc-Andre Fleury
Future Watch /999: Nathan Gerbe, Tom Sestito
Future Watch AUTOGRAPHS /999: Brian Lee, Zach Bogosian
Sign of the Times Autograph: Jakub Voracek
Future Watch Limited Autographed Patch /100: Alex Pietrangelo
2007 UD Sweet Spot Classic Baseball:
Manufactured Lettermen /25: Ernie Banks “N” (this replaced the two base cards)
Game-used Jerseys: Eddie Murray, Tony Oliva
Leather Signatures Blue Ink /25: NOLAN RYAN
Overall, I was very pleased with the breaks. Everything will be available for trade with the exception of the Ryan autograph. As always, thanks for looking and good luck with your own breaks!
It’s time to put this box to rest. Here are the final six packs of the 2002 SP Authentic box.
FOR THE RANGERS (Brad): a Future Watch Travis Hughes (0264/1999)
FOR THE BRAVES (Brian): a Greg Maddux jersey
We have another hit for the Braves. Unfortunately, they badly miscut the jersey on this card. Still, you can’t go wrong with Maddux.
Two boxes down, one to go. Our final box, the “mystery” box, is bound to supply us with some star hits. I’ll break that later this afternoon/evening and will hold the random drawing for the surprise I mentioned before. Thanks to everyone who’s been keeping up with this so far!
Let’s keep this thing going. Here’s the third quarter of our 2002 SP Authentic box.
FOR THE BRAVES (Brian): a Prospects Signature card of Steve Torrealba
Finally, a hit for the Braves! Enjoy it Brian.
FOR THE ATHLETICS (Ted): a Future USA Watch Landon Powell (1771/1999)
FOR THE WHITE SOX (Adam): a Future Watch Kyle Kane (0767/1999)
Powell is currently in the Oakland Athletics’ farm system so that card will go to Ted. Adam picks up another card with this Kyle Kane Future Watch card.
Ken Griffey, Jr.
FOR THE INDIANS (MMosley): a Future USA Watch Michael Aubrey (0957/1999)
Aubrey is currently in the Cleveland organization so this card goes to MMosley. We’re currently halfway through this box. There’s still a game-used and an autograph somewhere here. Good luck everyone!
Here is box 2 of our Old School Group Break, 2002 SP Authentic. Hopefully, this box will spread the hits out a little more than Leaf Certified did. Let’s get started.
FOR THE PIRATES (Brad): a Future Watch Mike Gonzalez (0556/1999)
Yes, the same Mike Gonzalez who saved 14 games for the Braves last season.
FOR THE TWINS (Slette): a Future Watch Kevin Frederick autograph (884/999)
One hit down, two to go, plus the Team USA cards. Hopefully, we can keep spreading the hits around.