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Posted: May 6, 2015 by topher in General
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And now, a video of our cat making baseball cards…

Blaster Buster: 2016 Bowman

Posted: April 27, 2016 by topher in Bowman
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First of all, before I even talk about anything else, I just want to acknowledge the image posted above. That is a screenshot of the confirmation page of our donation to V-DAY from the 2016 Topps Museum Collection charity case break. We raised $300. That brings our total lifetime amount to over $6000 raised for various charities! You guys freakin’ rule, you know that? AWESOME!

The break was a very fun time, especially with a healthy LQ back on board to give me her usual good dose of shit like she loves to do and to provide her eagle-eyed card sorting. Of course, sorting 250 cards shouldn’t be too challenging. To her credit, though, she was also working at the same time. Props to my wife. Love ya!

We pulled some monster hits, as you might expect from a full case of Museum Collection. Believe it or not, this case actually yielded my very first ever Bryce Harper autograph. Now if only I could land a Byron Buxton and maybe even a Kris Bryant.

We also pulled an unusual card that I posted about yesterday. It’s the Buster Posey base card. I have yet to find any more information on this card to see if this was a one-off whoopsie or if all of Buster’s Museum base cards are like this. Check it out…

My guess is that they’re all like that, but if not, that card is definitely a keeper!

Let’s take a look at what we pulled. Here are a few of my favorites from the break…

As for the other hits…

A’s
Vogt relic /50

ANGELS
Pujols quad relic /75

ASTROS
Springer auto /5
Kuechel dual relic sticker auto /225

BLUE JAYS
Donaldson quad relic /99

BRAVES
Glavine auto /75
Freeman quad relic /99
Miller dual relic sticker auto /225

CARDINALS
Molina quad relic /99
Carpenter auto /199

CUBS
Hammel auto /299

D-BACKS
Bradley relic /50

DODGERS
Greinke relic /10
Puig relic /35
Grandal relic /50
Kershaw/Greinke/Gonzalez/Puig quad relic /75
Fernando Valenzuela auto /75

GIANTS
Posey quad relic /75
Pence/Posey/Bumgarner/Cain quad relic /99

MARINERS
Edgar Martinez auto /99
Taijuan Walker auto /199
Cano relic /50
Cano dual relic sticker auto /25

MARLINS
Ichiro quad relic /75
Gordon dual relic sticker auto /299

METS
Wheeler relic /35
Granderson relic /35
Piazza quad relic /75
Conforto triple relic sticker auto /99
Harvey quad relic /99
Matz dual relic sticker auto /399
Plawecki dual relic sticker auto /399

ORIOLES
Machado quad relic /25

PIRATES
Melancon relic /35

RANGERS
Palmeiro auto /75

RED SOX
Henry Owens triple relic sticker auto /299
Pedroia auto /75

REDS
Larkin auto /50

ROCKIES
Gray auto /150

ROYALS
Holland relic /50

TIGERS
J.D. Martinez relic /50

YANKEES
Refsnyder triple relic sticker auto /299
Slade Heathcott dual relic sticker auto /399
Sabathia relic /35

This really was an incredible break, and if you want to see the rest of the great hits we pulled and see/hear just how much fun we have during these breaks, I encourage you to check out the full replay video provided below. Thank you so much to those who were part of the break and helped us raise $300 for such a great cause. To me, you guys are the best part of this hobby!

As I was sifting through and organizing the base cards from last night’s Museum Collection charity case break, I noticed something strange about the only Buster Posey base card that was pulled. I searched Google, eBay, and a few forums to see if anyone else came across something like this. Are all of Posey’s 2016 Museum cards like this, or is Nick F. the new proud owner of an eBay 1/1?

Whether you’re part of the break or not, you won’t want to miss out on one of my favorite breaks of each year—Topps Museum Collection! We’ll be shredding into a case of 2016 Museum later tonight at 5pm C, complete with sorter extraordinaire Literal Quirk. We’ll also be donating 10% of each team spot price to VDAY, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. So, come on back at 5pm C and watch the break live as it happens, or stop by later on and catch the replay!