Monday, April 16, 2018

2017 SCC Baseball Card Pre-sell

The last release of KBO cards came about last year with the 2016-17 Super Star Baseball Cards Black Edition put out by SMG. Since that time, SMG has stopped producing cards and a new company SCC has stepped in to take its place. Their cards will be releasing next week on April 24th. At 1st glance, it looks like they are going back to something similar to the original Super Star Baseball card releases in terms of cards per pack, packs per box and base card set size. The question remains what you will actually pull and how difficult it will be. Here is a look at what the site selling the cards shows in terms of cards.

20 packs per box and 7 cards per pack
View of the Cards

The total number of cards is 419 including all of the autos and other special cards. The actual base set will stand at 224 cards. There are also 50 rare cards, 22 rookie cards, 10 jersey cards, 50 limited cards, and 63 autographed cards.

The cards are retailing at 3,000 won per pack or 60,000 won per box. However, they are selling at 54,000 won per box on the site that I buy from. It is up a bit more than last year and last year you were pretty much guaranteed 2 autos per box. While it was fun pulling a lot of autos, most of them were pretty worthless in my opinion. It will be interesting to see how things turn out this year.

I purchased 4 boxes and hopefully, I can put together the complete base set out of that and pull a few nice hits. Check back soon to see how things turn out!

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen Blaster Box Break

I got in some blaster boxes of Gypsy Queen the other day. I love the product and I am trying to fill out the complete set this year. My plan was to buy a second hobby box of this stuff but the "Ohtani Effect" is in full swing with everything this year and the hobby boxes are now going for about $180 which is way too much in my opinion. I purchased one for $110 a month ago and decided to just go with some $20 blasters this time around.

You are never really guaranteed anything with a retail blaster but you can pull a few hits from time to time. You can take a look at a couple of the boxes that I opened in the videos. The 1st video was pretty standard and about what I expect from a retail blaster box, but the 2nd video held some nice surprises with a great rookie auto.

If you are interested in making any trades, just let me know and also let me know if you have anything that I may be needing to complete my set. You can check out what I have on the spreadsheet in this link. Anything with a "Y" means I have the card, "D" means I have duplicates, and "N" means I still need it. There are also some that say "P", "NP", and "LS." It means that I have these but they are just a variation/parallel of the base and I could still use the normal base. I have also included a list of the Fortune Teller and Tarot inserts here.

Thanks for reading and watching!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

2018 Topps Gypsy Queen - Hobby Box Break

I got a hobby box of 2018 Topps Gypsy Queen in the mail the other day. I had been looking forward to its release since back in January. The box that I got would rate somewhere in the middle in my opinion. It wasn't the best nor the worst in terms of the autos but there was one pull that kind of saved the box in my opinion which was a short print missing nameplate that is only found in 1:422 packs. You can take a look at what I pulled in the video upload.

So far Gypsy Queen is the only box that I have opened that I plan to pick up another box of. Mostly because I would like to complete the 300 card base set (not too concerned about the high number sp), the Fortune Teller subset and the Tarot of the Diamond subset. While another box won't guarantee that I will be able to complete the 300 card base set, it should get me relatively close and hopefully, I can make some trades to fill in any gaps. As for the 2 subsets, I will most likely be stuck with purchasing individual cards if I can't trade for the ones I will need. I also want another crack at an established player or big-name rookie auto and an Altuve or Correa box topper for the PC.

As of now, I don't have any base that I'm interested in trading away, but I should have some stuff when I buy another box. As for the logo swaps, missing nameplates, and such, I would probably trade most of it away since none of them are players I collect. If you saw anything you liked just let me know and maybe we can work a trade.

Thanks for watching and reading!