Community Break Box #4: 2003 Fleer Avant

And now we come to box #4, putting us slightly over the half-way mark.  I may not be able to post the next tomorrow, but this could hold you over for a while.  Here’s the video for 2003 Fleer Avant.

How’d we do?
If you haven’t watched the video yet, I’d say go ahead and watch the video and then tell me how good we did.  These cards look great.  They’re sturdy.  They have a nice texture to them.  I’d be happy with the way this box turned out even without that beast of a hit.  I still don’t know if an autograph was guaranteed or not, since the box doesn’t say one way or the other, but even if it was and we got everything we were supposed to, I don’t think the magnitude could have been predicted.

I wish the scan could properly capture the awesomeness of that Hall of Frame card in all it's raised glory.

I didn’t realize it until after the video, but there is actually only “parallel” in the set and that’s the black and white version #/199 you see in the top row.  The Green Matsui is a rookie card and all of those are numbered /699.  The cream colored Reggie is a retired player which are all numbered to 799.  So, that Nolan is actually the B&W version of what normally would be a /799 card.


To think, I thought this was going to be the best hit in the box

I think A-Rod may be a vampire.  He appears in the front slide, but not in the back slide.  Hmmmm, maybe that’s where his powers come from. Not steroids, but human blood.  Look at that Super Bowl tape again.  What was Cameron Diaz really feeding him?

A card that will put your kid through college

I wanted to shout about this card from the start of the posts.  On Mystique, I wanted to say “..and a very nice Will Claaaaaahhhhhh, I PULLED A JETER AUTO!!!!”  But I didn’t.  I was able to keep it bottled inside.  I know you guys aren’t nearly as excited about this since it’s not finding it’s way into any of your piles, but I’m ecstatic.

Proof the loop-de-loops on the front are the Captain's

It could only be better if it were his jersey number.  I guess this would be a good time to mention that since the Yankees weren’t paid for, this card is up for trade.  I will warn you, however, that it will take a massive offer to make me give it up at this point.  If no one blows me away with something, my plan is to eventually sell this on ebay and use that money to buy a couple decent Maddux autos, since I think I can get a good chunk of change for this sucker.  Either that or pay for my recent car repairs (although my tax return covered most of that).

Have we now seen the best of the best from this break?  Well, we still have 3 boxes left, and it’s all subjective.  I was able to keep this a secret, so I’m not going to say anything else.  You’ll just have to sit tight and see for yourselves.

Team breakdown so far:
Anaheim Angels – Base: 12 –Inserts/Parallels: 2 –Hits: 0
Arizona Diamondbacks – Alec– Base: 18 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
Atlanta Braves – Colbey– Base: 15 –Inserts/Parallels: 5 –Hits: 1
Baltimore Orioles – beardy– Base: 17 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 1
Boston Red Sox – TJ– Base: 18 –Inserts/Parallels: 2 –Hits: 0
Chicago Cubs – Jon– Base: 16 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 1
Chicago White Sox – Base: 12 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 2
Cincinnati Reds – Damon– Base: 18 –Inserts/Parallels: 2 –Hits: 2
Cleveland Indians – One Out Away– Base: 20 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 0
Colorado Rockies – hiflew– Base: 17 –Inserts/Parallels: 2 –Hits: 0
Detroit Tigers – Grand Cards– Base: 11 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 0
Florida Marlins – Base: 15 –Inserts/Parallels: 2 –Hits: 0
Houston Astros – Base: 19 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
Kansas City Royals – Base: 13 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 0
Los Angeles Dodgers – Night Owl– Base: 21 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
Milwaukee Brewers – Base: 12 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
Minnesota Twins – Base: 20 –Inserts/Parallels: 3 –Hits: 0
Montreal Expos – Trader Cracks– Base: 15 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 0
New York Mets – The Sandlot– Base: 15 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
New York Yankees – Base: 28 –Inserts/Parallels: 2 –Hits: 1
Oakland Athletics – Nathan– Base: 19 –Inserts/Parallels: 2 –Hits: 0
Philadelphia Phillies – Dan’s Other World– Base: 19 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
Pittsburgh Pirates – Base: 10 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
San Diego Padres – Base: 8 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
San Francisco Giants – This Card is Cool– Base: 20 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 0
Seattle Mariners – Beardy– Base: 22 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 0
St. Louis Cardinals – Mojo– Base: 12 –Inserts/Parallels: 3 –Hits: 0
Tampa Bay Devil Rays – Base: 9 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 0
Texas Rangers – Play at the Plate– Base: 17 –Inserts/Parallels: 1 –Hits: 1
Toronto Blue Jays – Things Are Funner Here– Base: 12 –Inserts/Parallels: 0 –Hits: 0

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