December 14, 2009

Birthday Loot: 2009 Unique Hobby Box Break & Mr. Cano

My brother (read: poor unsuspecting, had no choice in the matter brother) bought me a hobby box of 2009 Topps Unique and a Cano card for my birthday. First we will go over the Unique box of crap. I would have scanned one of the better cards I got but it seems as though I lost it somewhere in this abyss of cardboard, go f-in figure. It was a Francisco Cervelli RC, serial numbered to who the hell remembers. At any rate, I opened this box on my birthday with much anticipation and excitement. Sooz called me and I opened them on the phone since I thought it was going to be a really cool box to open. Not so much. I don't have anything good to say, so as the saying goes, I will say nothing at all. Here are the "hits" if you could even call them that.




yawn.

zzzzzz....
Thank God I got something in these inserts that I actually like.



Great news for the Hamiltonian who will eventually end up with this.

I have a knack for finding Ichiro cards, too bad I don't want them.

And this P.O.S. was in the second to last pack. Talk about a HUGE let down after waiting 21 packs of crap only to unveil CRAPOLA! Viola. I'm sure someone out there will give me a pack of fruit stripes gum for this, actually maybe just a stick of it, maybe even an ABC piece.

I should have listened to my brother and just picked one other card instead of picking a box of potential air. Thank God I bought this card off eBay for him to give me. He more or less had no choice in either of the gifts he bought, I bought them and he gave me the money. Makes his life easier and I get what I want. In my defense though, I picked this card up at a STEAL! It was less than $30 delivered, and if you look at what they have been going for that's ridiculous.

2009 Topps Triple Threads Robinson Cano dual gu auto 1/9

I seriously love these Triple Threads cards of Cano. The Robbie is still my favorite because it was the first one I saw and it is just awesome looking. It worked out that I didn't win the first couple of those because I like the way the swatches are on the one Sooz (outbid me on-- see yesterdays story) bought for me.

11 comments:

  1. Holy crap, those Unique hits were horrifying. I almost bought a box at the hobby shop today; thank god I didn't. Yikes.

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  2. After seeing a couple of box breaks of Topps Unique, I don't see why anyone would spend $100+ on a box!

    However, the black base cards, from what I can tell, are very well designed. They might be the best looking base card I've seen in a long time (maybe ever).

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  3. I'd take the Ichiro off your hands, but I don't have any Cano...

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  4. If you have any Pujols or Adam Lind cards we can talk.... =)

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  5. Is there a Ryan Church card in every box?! Seriously, I've seen a ton of breaks that had a Church autograph... weird. I'm tempted to try a few packs of these from my shop, but I like 'em less and less with each break I see.

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  6. I like the base cards of Topps Unique a lot. In person they are even better looking.

    But the price point does not match what this product has to offer.

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  7. If that box was $50 I'd be happy with it but had double that what a load of crap.

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  8. A guy at the local card show this weekend had what looked like three boxes worth of Unique singles... no decent hits to speak of.

    In the hour or so that I was there, nobody was touching the unopened product except for some of the dealers who were buying it to bust. One got a case hit - a Yovanni Gallardo jumbo patch card. Yawn.

    The base cards and the Unique Unis inserts are nice, but the product costs too much.

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  9. I think I like the Unique Unis inserts more than anything else in this product, base and hits included.

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  10. Is the Longoria Unique Unis available for trade? Not sure since its was under the inserts you said you actually liked.

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