Sometimes you kill the break. Sometimes the break kills you. Technically, I didn't kill either one of these breaks, but I'll let you be the judge about which one I got the most bang for my buck.
I'll start off by saying I've been in multiple breaks with both these guys and I'll continue to do so. Breaks are fun and these are two good guys to break a box or 10 with, so long as you don't take my Rangers (unless you do and I end up with the Twins.)
First up is Colbey from Cardboard Collections. He busted 3 boxes of Marquee recently and knowing how much that stuff was going for, I jumped at a chance for some Rangers from a set I knew I would never bust myself. The buy-in was $38 for two teams, one of your choice and one random team from the unclaimed teams.
I ended up with a Lone Star pairing of my Rangers and the Houston Astros. We'll start off with my Astros from the break.
There you have it...zero Astros. Not exactly a great start, but never fear, I'm here for the Rangers anyway.
I got a Josh Hamilton base card.
I also got a Nolan Ryan blue parallel, #3/299.
That's it. $38 for two cards. That's a non-winning lottery ticket right there. That is far and away the least productive break I've ever been a part of and that is just the way it goes sometimes. You pays your money, you takes your chances. This is no way turns me off of Colbey's breaks because he's got one going right now where the first box had a Rangers hit and parallel.
Next up was a break by Sam over at The Daily Dimwit. He was busting a case of 2006 UD Artifacts. The Rangers were already taken, so hoping for some Mauer Mojo, I picked up the Twins. It was $30, but as you may already know, Sam throws in lots of bonus boxes or blasters. The best card I got came out of a bonus box of 2007 Masterpieces.
That is a very nice on-card auto of Torii Hunter. I also got a couple of Scott Baker jersey cards (I know, right!!!!) and a healthy stack of base Joe Mauer cards from about 4 different products. So, that's $30 for one Hunter auto, a couple of meh relics and some base cards. I guess that's another example of the break getting me, but it was better than the Marquee break. David, aka rhubarbrunner, has dibs on the Hunter and other Twins if he wants them because he might have a few Rangers for me.
When's the next break?