Other deals includes a $2.50 blaster box! I've seen some of the best blaster box deals of all-time during the month of April 2015. Showcased below are a list of those deals -- that includes shipping and handling charges. Single Boxes 2011 Upper Deck University of Texas Blaster Box - $2.50 2011-12 NBA Hoops Blaster Box - $5.51 2011-12 Score Hockey Blaster Box - $3.51 2012 Score Football Blaster Box - $5.50 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Blaster Box - $4.34 2013 Panini Prestige Football Blaster Box - $5.50 2013-14 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey Blaster Box - $5.50 Same Product Lots 8x 2012 Topps Football Blaster Box - $56.98 2x 2014 Panini Absolute Football Blaster Box - $34.49 Mixed Lots 4 box Lot - $28.22: 2012-13 NBA Hoops Blaster Box 2012-13 Panini Basketball Blaster Box 2012-13 Panini Prestige Basketball Blaster Box 2012-13 Panini Threads Basketball Blaster Box 5 box Lot - $41.00: 2x 2013 Panini Triple Play Baseball Hobby Box 2014 Goodwin Champions Blaster Box 2014 Topps Chrome Football Value Box 2014 Topps Strata Football Value Box 17 box lot - $115: 2008 Upper Deck Football Heroes Football Blaster Box 2x 2009 Donruss Elite Football Blaster Box 2x 2009 Playoff Prestige Football Blaster Box 2x 2010 Panini Epix Football Blaster Box 2010 Score Football Blaster Box 2011 Panini Gridiron Gear Football Blaster Box 2011 Panini Prestige Football Blaster Box 2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Football Blaster Box 2x 2011 Upper Deck Football Blaster Box 2x 2011 Upper Deck The University of Oklahoma Blaster Box 2012 Score Football Blaster Box 2013 Press Pass Football Blaster Box My favorite deal that's showcased in this article is that mega 17 box lot that sold for only $115 (approximately $6.77 per box). Question: What is your favorite deal that's showcased in this article?
Home of the cool looking foil inserts. I'm excited to open up these two packs of 2013-14 Panini Pinnacle Basketball from my FairField Basketball Value Box, because the foil insert cards in this series are cool looking. I paid approximately $2.36 for these two packs, which contains 8 cards in each pack. From what I've seen there's 1-4 insert cards in each retail pack. Pack 1 Base Cards 18 - Sergey Karasev [RC] Karasey was the youngest player on Russia's bronze medal squad at the 2012 Summer Olympics. 75 - Damian Lillard 126 - Kendrick Perkins 168 - David West 242 - C.J. Miles Insert Cards Behind the Numbers 1 - Tim Duncan Duncan choose his brother-in-law, Rock Lowery's number as his own. Red Artists Proof 9 - Erik Murphy Murphy played for three teams (Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz and Austin Spurs) during 2013 to 2014. The Naturals Die-Cuts 3 - Blake Griffin (serial numbered 47/99) I didn't expect to pull a serial numbered foil die-cut from these packs! Griffin is one of four NBA players who unanimously won a Rookie of the Year award. The only other NBA players who won that award unanimously are Damian Lillard (2013), David Robinson (1990), and Ralph Sampson (1984). Pack 2 Base Cards 32 - Nerlens Noel [RC] Noel is known for his hi-top fade hairstyle. 89 - Drik Nowitzki 140 - John Lucas III 183 - Dwight Howard 299 - Rick Barry Insert Cards Scoring Kings 15 - Alex English English was a top 10 scorer for 9 straight years in the 1980s. Red Artists Proof 67 - Anthony Davis Before joining the New Orleans Pelicans, Davis won a men's basketball Gold medal during at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Museum Collection 68 - Tony Allen Allen was named the league's best perimeter defender before the 2012-13 season by a survey of 30 general managers. Well that was a successful break, because I managed to pull two Artists Proof cards, and one numbered foil die-cut card.
Thick pack alert. This is the first pack from my FairField Basketball Value Box that I opened because the pack is thicker than normal. I'll either pull a decoy or a Materials card. I paid approximately $1.18 for this pack which contains 10 cards (11 cards if I pull a Materials card). That $1.18 will be well spent if I pull a hit. Base Cards 40 - Tim Buncan 46 - Landry Fields 55 - Manu Gindbili 88 - Ty Lawson 97 - Kevin Martin 111 - Chris Paul 133 - Ekpe Udoh 138 - David West 214 - Damian Lillard [RC] Lillard averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.1 rebounds during his rookie year with the Portland Trail Blazers, and was named the unanimous Rookie of the Year. The only other NBA players who won the Rookie of the Year award unanimously are Blake Griffin (2011), David Robinson (1990), and Ralph Sampson (1984). Insert Cards Hardcourt Heroes 4 - Kobe Bryant Bryant had one of his best seasons during the 2011-12 season, when he was 33 years old. Decoy I'm angry because... the back of my decoy card is scratched. I'm planning on contacting Panini support to demand a mint decoy card.
For the lowest price on the market. Hobby boxes of 2012 Panini Americana Heroes & Legends is on sale for $34.95 (plus shipping) on dacardworld.com; alternatively, you can purchase that product on their dacardworld eBay store for $43.95 (including shipping). You can expect to pull 3 memorabilia or autograph cards per hobby box. You can also expect to pull 9 inserts and 1 parallel card. Hot cards in that series includes: 1 of 1 Historical Cuts featuring: Jim Thorpe; Jesse Owens; Babe Didrikson Zaharias; Gerald Ford; John Glenn; Jack Dempsey; Margaret duPont. USA Medals cards featuring real pieces of gold (#/1), silver (#/5) or bronze (#/10). Dwight D. Eisenhower Historical Signature Materials #/4. Historical Items featuring: Bill Clinton; George H. W. Bush.
FairField lures me with Prizm bait. I purchased a sweet looking FairField Basketball value box with 10 packs for $11.80. I purchased that box because I could see that it contains 4 packs of 2013-14 Panini Prizm, and 2 packs of 2013-14 Panini Pinnacle. Listed below is a teaser of my findings in that box. Packs 2012-13 Panini Prestige Basketball Retail Pack This pack is thick. Did I pull a decoy or a Materials card? 2012-13 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball Retail Pack I pulled a Board Members insert in this pack. 2013-14 Panini Basketball Retail Blaster Pack [x2] I pulled a Blake Griffin Bird's Eye View insert card from one of these packs. 2013-14 Panini Pinnacle Basketball Retail Pack [x2] I pulled a die-cut and two Red Artists Proof cards from these packs. 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball Retail Pack [x4] I pulled two Target exclusive Red Prizms from these packs. I'll post a detailed break of the standard retail packs over the course of the next week; in the meantime, check out the statistics of my value box: 10 retail packs: 2 blaster packs, 8 standard packs. 67 cards: 52 base cards, 15 insert cards (1 serial numbered card). Overall I paid approximately $0.18 per card, which is a fantastic price considering I pulled a solid amount of sellable inserts.
Be prepared to be confused. Konami's new business strategy has left fans confused. Really confused. Really, really confused. Really, really, really confused. First Konami parted ways with Hideo Kojima -- their top video game developer; and now they've canceled Silent Hills -- their most anticipated game! It's as if their new business strategy is "[lose as much money as possible]." Things have gotten so bad for Konami financially -- they delisted itself from the New York Stock Exchange on April 24, 2015. Konami clearly needs new leaders... but unfortunately for fans (like myself) I just don't see that happening anytime soon. In the meantime, I'll simply sign bigger checks to other publishers. Question: What should Konami do to improve their video game division?