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Barry Zito Makes Music, Ponders The Secret Of Life

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Barry Zito announced his retirement from baseball October 19, 2015.
Now he is pitching us some music:

Box Break: Kemps Winter Snowmen Limited Edition Ice Cream

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The snowman seemed cute on the outside of the box, but I opened it to find a dang snowman nightmare waiting for me! He tasted okie-dokie though. I eat them hat first.


Box Break: A & W Root Beer Pop Tarts

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I opened one box of A & W Root Beer flavored Pop Tarts. The pop tarts come 8 to a box. I did not eat all 8 because they are gross.


Randy Johnson 2009 Upper Deck X Baseball Printing Plate 1/1 X3 Black Print Plate Xponential

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My latest addition to the printing plate collection

2009 Upper Deck X Baseball RANDY JOHNSON printing plate 1/1 for the color black.

I left the sticker and tape on for the picture, twas how the card came to me in the mail, too lazy to switch over to new toploader before picture taking.



I used to buy these Upper Deck cards off the discount shelf at a K-mart, so when a Randy Johnson 1/1 in a Giants uniform and as one of the Xponential variations ala X3 came up for cheapo-ish, had to have it. Fun!




Target Store 2016 Topps MEGA BOX Break: Cubs

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I bought and opened one of the above boxes of 2016 Topps Mega Box from Target. I think this is the Target exclusive version of the Mega Box product giving you 5 packs of 2016 Topps Update and 2 Packs of Update Chrome(a 50 card set). Wal-mart has their own sort of Mega box or Holiday box, whatever they want to call them coming out too. I think the Wal-mart one might cost more and has a relic or autograph guaranteed and some cards with snowflakes on the front of them, snowflake as in the graphic art, not actual snowflakes, the logistics of packing real snowflakes into a pack of cards would be a nightmare in terms of cooling systems and price point.

My box of 2016 Topps Mega Box did not contain anything too exciting.

The best two cards were a Update Chrome Rookie Card of Kyle Schwarber and one of Albert Almore. The Cubs are sort of "in" right now due to the World Series and what-not.


And for the fun of it, here is a regular Update card of Bryce Harper in his Padres style All-S…

Jose Berrios RC 2016 Triple Threads Magenta Printing Plate 1/1

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2016 Topps Triple Threads RC Print Plate 1/1 for the color Magenta



This was a random purchase due to the price being decent and me itching to get a card-any-card! I thought it might look cool next to the Jose Berrios autograph that I pulled out of a pack of Tribute.


There Are High-End Boxes Of Baseball Cards and Then There Are Transcendent

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2016 Topps Transcendent Baseball cards were announced this past week by Topps. They have an announced run of 65 box set cases and the early price being touted for such a thing, around-about $27,000.00!

Here is the possible case, er box, er briefcase? Luggage break? Case? Case/box-box?


If you splurge on Topps Transcendant you're getting:
1/1 Kris Bryant autograph
a 1/1 autograph of someone, probably not Kris Bryant
1/1 Oversized cut signature autograph
A sketch card
49 Topps Transcendent autographed cards
A 65 card set of Sketch reproductions (Huh?)
A 50 card 2016 Topps Transcendent Base Card set (serial numbered out of /65)
Also you get a Special Event Invitation where there will be a special guest. (Who? What? Where? When?)


It says that 2016 Topps Transcendent is a baseball card prodcut, but on the supposed autograph checklist I see Pele and Daisy Ridley, as well as Tupac and Audrey Hepburn being among the Cut Auto list.

That would be something if the special event is a brunch wi…

Hunter Pence Wins The Halloween Costume Contest

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Hunter Pence and his fiancee Alexis Cozomboldis dressed up as Napolean Dynamite and Pedro for Halloween 2016. It's too good n funny not to share as many times as possible across the Internet.