Collector Crate. Similar to Loot Crate. You can subscribe and get monthly mystery boxes full of packs, sports figures, game used cards and autos. The company offers three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold, starting at $29.99, $69.99, and $99.99 respectively. The site is up and running right now and taking it's first orders. We'll have to see if prices come down. Loot crate is only $13 bucks a month and if you do a yearly subscription it's only $11, so if Collector Crate can get it's prices a little lower by working with the companies this might get really hot.
It'll be interesting to see what they pull out for the first boxes due later this month. I for one don't have the means to drop even thirty bucks right now, but for a few of you with a little more disposable income might be worth a look. Oh and you can get $5 off your first box with the Promo code 5OFFOCTOBERLAUNCH.
Update: Alright I ordered one. I'll do a box break down when I get it. CB
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Don't leave your guess on this post GO HERE to enter or click the link on the sidebar!! Hurry you have until Sunday Oct 5th, Noon Alaska time, 4pm EST.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Been a wild year in both leagues. My team spent 150 days in first place this year and didn't make the playoffs.
No change in the contest. Same rules apply. I just want you to tell me who's going to win the World Series. But of course more than one person might pick the right team, so we have to have some tie breaks. So for tie breakers I want you to tell me who the opponent is, how many games in the series, and total home runs hit during the series, both teams.
So your entry should look something like this
Detroit over St Louis, 5 games, 12 HRs.
Pretty straight forward right? So what will you win? Well I've been socking away great stuff all year The winner will receive a great prize package, plus I'll probably throw in a some cards from your favorite team. I'll post more on the prizes later after I dig them out.
But wait that's not all. I will be doing a door prize again just for entering everyone is in. And if you happen to have a blog and want to promote my contest you will receive an extra entry. The list will be entered into Random.com's list randomizer and randomized 3 times.
Alright well I have to leave town for one more work trip. I should be back by Oct 6th. I'm opening the contest from now till next Sunday noon Alaska time, 4pm on the East coast. That being said I know that there are still the one game wild cards and by Sunday there will already been two divisional playoff games, so you're more than welcome to wait till later in the week to make a guess.
Here are the teams to choose from.
Kansas City Royals
St Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
So get guessing. Don't forget to leave a link to your blog if you promoted the contest for your extra entry into the door prize.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Been slow here at Collector's Crack world headquarters. With work, working on the house, and working on the family, and the general malaise I feel for the card industry at the moment I haven't been that motivated or inspired to post. Sorry about that. I'm not sure if that will change much, at least for another month or so.
But I did post about ripping a couple packs of 2014 Topps Chrome baseball a while back. I ended up pulling an auto from the pack and Greg over at Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle commented that he'd like to trade for it. By Greg's count this is our 7th trade. You can read his end of the deal here.
First off the pad the trade Greg sent a smattering of random Brewers.
Rickie most likely will not be on the Brewers team next year, but he's been a pretty integral to the team since his rookie year in 2003.
Reguardless of what happens to Rickie next year it's great to add this auto to the collection.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Has it really been almost 2 years since I did a Top 100 post? Yep you can read my last one from November of 2012 here.
I don't know if I just got bored with the whole series or just ran out of cards I wanted on the list. But it's been awhile.
But with the recent addition of my newest Robin Yount auto I figure I'd add some more to the list, which stopped with #70.
Now remember I'm not listing cards in order of greatness or importance, no they're listed in order as I find them or acquire them. So just because this card is #71 in the series doesn't mean it would be #71 if I had to actually rank them.
So with out further ado here is card #71 in my Top 100 Cards in my Collection
2014 Topps Finest Robin Yount Finest Greats Autograph Xfractor #FGA-RY #d 046/149. Did I mention that the auto is on card?
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Topps Football is one of the three sets I'm putting together this year, along with Topps Baseball, including the update series, and Allen and Ginter.
If you're buying retail and looking to put a set together the hanger boxes really are your best bang for you buck. If your looking for more inserts I'd say the rack packs are the way to go. A hobby jumbo pack is running about $13 in my neck of the woods so paying $10 for 72 cards is a better deal than $13 for 50. But I digress....
I know that this year's Flagship set has been pretty well dissected already, but why not cut it up a little more?
I've seen a lot of hate for this year's design. I'll agree it's pretty busy, looks more like a Bowman design, but it could be worse. After sorting through my pack this is by far the best card I've seen in the set. You can argue, but you would be wrong. Just an awesome photo and like usual the photography is great throughout the set.
There are a ton of inserts that hasn't changed. What has changed is that Topps added 3 completely useless, pointless, and uncollectible inserts this year. OK maybe that's a little rough, but really...
These Play 60 Mentor cards have a little more collectability.
I have no words.
I'm glad to see the 1000 Yard Club and 4000 Yard Club inserts are back. They look much better than last year. I still think these would look great if Topps did something special with them. Chrome, acetate, something.
Topps also has two inserts Fantasy Football themed. I wonder why two?
But these Fantasy Strategies cards look good. As a matter of fact if you take away the background and put the field back there this wouldn't have been a bad base design.
Over all it's pretty par for the course for flagship football. True to formula. I'd probably have a few more nice things to say about it if there weren't 3 inserts that leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
I'm back and I figured why not try to get a post in before the month is over. I hate having that empty spot in my post history you know.
I ended up stopping in at Don's Sportcards to see what treasures he had dug up. He's currently helping sell off a big collection from a guy who use to own a card shop. Most of the stuff is from the late to mid 90's, but there always seem to be a few treasures buried in the stacks. But this isn't a post of what I found. I'm saving those for later.
While there I did pick up 3 packs of the new Topps Chrome Baseball. Chrome is one of those products you either really love or not. I'm probably in the not category. Don't get me wrong the cards look cool, but all the set really is is a paired down shiny version of the flagship. At least Topps doesn't insert Chrome cards in it's flagship product and then put out a whole separate chrome product like it does with Bowman. But that's a rant for another time. Lets see what I got.
Pack 1 was pretty uneventful. Except for the Puig.
Over all not to shabby when I pull one of the two autos per box. Still not my cup of tea, but always worth a few packs. Everything is up for trade.