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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Video Box Break - - 2001-02 Pacific Private Stock Titanium Hobby

The National is over and what a fun time it was.  I got to see lots of cool stuff, meet a lot of fun and interesting people, pick up some stuff I didn't think I would, and of course, add to my box break inventory.

All the times I have been on Atlanta Sports Cards website, filling up my cart with all sorts of boxes from an age where collecting was the farthest thing from my mind, and I never once actually completed my order.  I don't know why.  I just didn't.  Seeing that they were actually at the National show, I didn't think for one minute that they would have any of what I wanted.  Well I was wrong.  They had everything, and then some.

I've been a little burned out on new product (that's not to say I didn't get any) so I wanted to boost my collection a bit with early 00's stuff, namely 2000-01 through 2004-05.  The first box I purchased was 2001-02 Pacific Private Stock Titanium.

Not the best year for cards but the Titanium set had such a limited print run of rookie cards, that they all carry a pretty high demand and dollar value. Plus, this was a premium set at the time with only 6 packs and a "hit" in every pack. That hit is a dual sided GU jersey card of various teammates around the league.  There is also usually an insert card in each pack as well consisting of a Premier Date parallel, Hobby parallel, All Star, Rookie Team, Saturday Knights, or 3-Star Selection.

I decided to try my hand at another Video Box Break just because I am a glutton for punishment and really have no idea what I am doing.  So maybe the practice will help.  Check it out if you need to waste 12 minutes of your life on something.


9 comments:

  1. Love the break, I actually was torn between that box and the 06-07 BAP box. In the end I am happy with my choice, but it would have been cool to rip a Kovy rc too.

    I love the text and the rips at poor Sal. I guess I will have to step to the plate and butcher a few names myself or at least prove I can pronounce them.

    I think you missed pointing out your Lindros with the Rangers is considered POST concussion!

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  2. That wasn't necessarily a crack on Sal. I did a number on a few players back when I did my Blaster Box Break of Black Diamond...Steve Shutt in particular. But it's all in good fun though. We can't all be French-Canadien with perfect pronunciation. Watch some of the Beckett box breaks of hockey. Those guys have absolutely no clue.

    You're right, Lindros was post/pre/during concussion when he was in NY. Just imagine how his stats would have been without his health problems. Same scenario as Super Mario.

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  3. True enough, I just thought it was Sal because we did give him some unfair "ribbing" for his pack breaks. I see some of those online stores doing box breaks and it hurts my ears when they screw up Yzerman.

    True, Lindros would have been a HOF'er for sure had he been able to have a couple more injury free seasons.

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  4. I like that you don't let the details (like the year) get in the way of a good box break! It makes it more real.

    Is the next break going to be the case of 2005-2006 The Cup you picked up at the show? Can't wait for that one. Crosby can be a tricky one to pronounce.

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  5. Love the Skillet! Btw, I remember busting a box of this stuff like eight years ago and the best hit I got was a Fleury/Lindros dual patch card.

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  6. Nick, you are a funny guy. But you are wrong. I picked up 3 cases of The Cup. But because of your lack of faith in my abilities, I will instead burn the cards in a ritualistic sacrifice to the cardboard gods.

    Paul, the Fleury/Lindros patch would have been sweet. It's like the polar opposites of players on one card, a giant and a midget.

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  7. We all know you pulled multiple Ovechkin's and couldn't let yourself be seen in video celebrating without having your Pittsburgh loyalty called into question.

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  8. Ok, now dems fightin' words.

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  9. I'm not much of a fighter, so to make up for it I'm sending you an email with all the Champ's doubles I pulled from my blaster craziness at the National. I have 7 more Green and 6 more Red on top of the list I already sent and still have to go through the minis.

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