Them’s The (Box) Breaks – Coming This Week

Are you ready for some box breaks?

Are you sick of trade posts?

If you answered yes to either of those two questions, then you’ll be happy to know that we will be busting open some boxes very very shortly here on “the Gum.”  This upcoming onslaught is one of the reasons I’ve been trying to clear the docket of all those trades, because these will be time consuming in the best possible way.

First up, we’re ripping an entire case of 2011 Topps Finest Baseball.  I know the girls from A Cardboard Problem are doing their group break, but if you missed out on that OR didn’t want to pay the entry fee for the whole team, OR if you didn’t get the parallels/hits you hoped for, you can hopefully find something you want with us.  We bought this for the business, so it’ll be a “For Sale” break and the accompanying list will follow a day or two after, however we like to let people that watch the breaks with us get first crack at anything they see.  I gotta tell you.  I’m feeling lucky on this one.

We’re going to break this in a similar fashion as our Bowman Platinum near-case.  One box will be our standard Masterpiece Theater-or-Jon’s Couch format that you’ve come to know and love.  The rest will be live on ustream with the standard only-seeing-our-hands-and-the-cards format that you’ve come to expect and be indifferent towards.


(and that’s a big IF) the case is delivered tomorrow, we’ll be breaking it tomorrow night.  Let’s say around 8pm CST or so?  We’ll keep you posted on twitter if you’re following us there, and hopefully remember to throw up a quick post here with the link.  Otherwise, assume Thursday night as a backup.

Also, we’ve been promising it for months, but we finally got our act together and actually purchased the box we’re using for our FREE GROUP BREAK.  I won’t tell you what it is yet, but expect that announcement and those sign ups to begin soon.  Watch this space, because it will be completely free to you, as long as you get your comment in before everyone else.

And if that isn’t enough, I also purchased the boxes I want to use for my All-Topps Community Break.  This one won’t be free, but it will be massive and hopefully cheap for the size.  I still need to work out the details, but we’re talking 11 boxes covering 10 products throughout 8 years (1996-2005).  I’m very, very excited for this break.  Once I get details and pricing all figured, sign-ups will begin on that.  I plan to rip boxes near the end of the month.

This blog will see plenty of non-trade post activity this month and next (since the Community Break will inevitably spill over into November), so tell your friends they can stop avoiding us now.  We’re (mostly) good again!

Ready…. (Box) BREAK!

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