Here's to another 10 million views. The CardsInfinity.com YouTube channel recently logged their 40 millionth view. That channel is followed by 25,513 subscribers and features trading card breaks from a wide variety of hobby boxes. The most watched video on that channel which launched on March 5, 2007 is a 20 box break of 2006 National Treasures with over 272,000 views, as featured below:
I found a hobby box in disguise as a retail box. Back in 2011 I found three hits in a single retail box of 2011 Topps American Pie! I purchased each of those four packs for $2.94 each. Normally, you'd need to purchase a hobby box of that series to find that many hits. Unlike 2011 Panini Americana, there's not many hits that I'm interested in collecting from the 2011 Topps American Pie series. I'm mostly interested in collecting relic pieces from monuments and locations, and hit cards featuring the following people: George W. Bush Walt Disney Sarah McLachlan Richard Nixon Marilyn Monroe Vincent Pastore Mickey Rooney Elizabeth Taylor Wilmer Valderrama John Wayne Henry Winkler Let's see if I was lucky enough to pull one of those hits. APR-33 - Vincent Pastore (retail odds 1:20) I pulled one of my most wanted relic cards from this series! Pastore is best known for his portrayal of Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero on the HBO's series The Sopranos. If I had my way, his character wouldn't have been ****** *** in the ****** ******. APA-29 - Don McLean (retail odds 1:99) McLean has received 40 gold and platinum albums worldwide. He's best known for his 1972 hit "American Pie." HSLP-21-D - Marlon Brando (serial number 25/25 | retail odds 1:123) This patch card was "specially created for 2011 Topps American Pie." I scored all of those hits for only $8.82 -- while hobby boxes with the same amount of hits was selling for as much as $144!
Collectors takes low class remarks seriously. Eric Ebron who plays for the Detroit Lions as a tight end, lashed out at some detractors on social media websites with some low class remarks, including the one below: Why Are There So Many Haters On Social Media. It Behoves Me That You Can Talk About Someone Successful From A Computer At Your Mom's Crib — Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) April 13, 2015 Ebron trading card prices plummeted following those remarks. Things have gotten to bad -- I've seen autographed relic cards for that player failing to sell for $5! I personally can't sell my 2014 Topps Prime Football PP-EE Eric Ebron card for $1.98 on COMC.com. That's a low blow considering I paid $7.97 for that card via a hobby hot pack. At this rate, I might need to list that card for $0.75 so that I don't need to pay any monthly storage fees.
These deals are selling fast. GoHastings.com are shipping select light weight trading card products for only $0.96 each for a limited time. Here's just a few of those products: 2010 Topps Series 2 Baseball Jumbo Pack - $1.63 (list price $4.99). 2011 Topps Chrome Baseball Value Pack - $3.13 (list price $8.99) 2013 Bowman Baseball Jumbo Pack - $1.49 (list price $5.99). 2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball Jumbo Pack - $1.49 (list price $2.99). 2013 Panini Prizm Football Value Box - $11.75 (list price $19.99). 2013 Topps Chrome Football Value Box - $11.75 (list price $19.99). 2013 Topps Magic Football Value Box - $11.75 (list price $19.99). 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Jumbo Pack - $1.56 (list price $4.99). Click here to find out if those deals are still active.
Brace yourself for a boring break... I purchased one retail pack of 2006-07 Upper Deck MVP Hockey for $1.52 because I like to waste my money on products that's very hard to sell. The back of this pack doesn't even list the possible inserts that I could potentially pull; with that said, the only inserts that I know of are the numbered Gold Scripts and Super Scripts parallel sets. Base Cards 36 - Maxim Afinogenov 55 - Andrew Ladd 132 - Alexander Frolov I miss watching this guy in L.A. Kings games. Who knows, he might return to the Kings like he did before. 146 - Brian Rolston Rolston established a single-season club record with a career-high 79 points for the Minnesota Wild in the 2005-06 season. 149 - Kim Johnson 160 - Sheldon Souray Souray was the only Montreal Canadiens player to have notched at least 30 points and 100 penalty minutes in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. 241 - Vesa Toskala 284 - Daniel Sedin 352 - Ryan Caldwell [RC] Caldwell played a whopping 4 games for the NHL since the 2005-06 season. I still feel ripped off despite pulling a bonus card.
A Dallas Cowboys Tools of the Trade card, please. I purchased one 2014 Panini Absolute Football retail hot pack for $5.68 in my quest to pull a Tools of the Trade card. Please note that I'm only covering the insert cards from that pack. Base Cards 21 - Michael Floyd 26 - Jordy Nelson 27 - Arian Foster 33 - Greg Jennings 34 - Toby Gerhart 41 - Doug Martin 50 - Nick Foles 146 - Bishop Sankey [RC] Insert Cards Retail Red Spectrum 12 - Reggie Wayne Wayne caught his 1,000th reception in the 2013 season. He followed that by becoming the ninth receiver in NFL history to record 14,000 receiving yards. Rookie Jersey Collection PR - Paul Richardson Richardson underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL during his rookie 2014 season. He's expected to start the 2015 season on the PUP list. My quest to pull a Tools of the Trade card from a retail pack continues...