2010-2011 Donruss Basketball Video Box Break, Review & Contest

Get your Nikes on and Booms Shakalaka’d, because we’ve got a massive multi-post here. Our good friends at Panini sent us a box break and review for our blogstituents and we are happy to oblige. Take a peek below at our video break, read on for our full review or totally blow past all that […]

2010-2011 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball Review

Now that the cards have all been packed up and shipped out to the winners of our One Year Anniversary Contest (not to be confused with the other 3-4 contests we’ve held lately), it’s time to take a closer look and actually review this high end product.

Sure, we got the box (er, tin) for […]

Any Royals Uniform Experts Out There?

I’ve been scanning eBay with some regularity looking for cards to add to my Royals On-Card Auto Collection and, to my surprise, I’m finding that I really dig the 2010 Topps Triple Threads cards that they managed to get on-card autos for. Of course, the area in which to sign is rather small, but that’s […]

2010 Panini Century Collection Box Break, Review and Contest Results

Another of the three products that our new best friends at Panini sent us to open and review. This one is the oddest of the bunch by far and probably the farthest removed from what we at The Gum would purchase for our personal collections which makes it an extra special treat. It was a […]

Pack Lottery Mailing Update

Just giving everyone another update. All of these packages went out Wednesday:

AdamE bd Captain Canuck Cynical Buddha Dawg Bones (both contests) Dion’s IP Autos Only Jason C Jason Cline Madding Matt H. (both contests) Nachos Grande Night Owl Play at the Plate Rhubarb Runner San Jose Fuji Steve D The Daily Dimwit Tom

If […]

State of the NPN (Self) Address(ed) (Envelope)

My second foray into card collecting came in the midst of a dangerous era in the card world. It’s an oft-discussed, but rarely box-breaked era full of ridiculous parallels, nearly unlimited amounts of “limited” relics and the birth of the Dread Sticker Auto.

The time was, of course, the mid-2000s.

In 2003, I graduated from […]

2010 Panini Century Collection Contest – COMPLETED!

Thanks everyone for your entries and participation! The contest is now closed, but check out the results and review here!

I know, I know it’s been contest central over here for like a month and a half. But when Panini sends us some cards to review, we can’t help but go a little crazy.

This […]

Contest Updates – Ours and All About Cards’!

Hey everybody,

I just wanted to check in and let you all know that I’m working to get all the Pack Lottery prizes out the door this week. I’ve emailed the majority of you if A) I need your address still or B) I didn’t have enough cards in my boxes to fill your specific […]

1st Anniversary Contest Winner

First of all, Jon and I were both overwhelmed at the outpouring of support and congratulations and whatnots on the announcement of our 1st anniversary! It’s been a blast so far and we can’t wait to see what the new year brings.

Second of all, we announced that there would be a contest to give […]

Andy’s Belated Christmas Card Haul

Unlike Jon, I managed to score one card-related gift this Christmas!

From Jon.

Don’t worry, I got him something too and next time we’re at his place and not bustin’ mad stax o’ wax, we’ll be bustin’ some killer helicopter dunks in NBA Jam for Wii, which I ostensibly got for him but let’s be […]