2003 Topps 205 Box Break: The Conclusion
December 7th, 2009 by slangon

So the 2003 Topps 205 Hobby Box is offically broken. So what’s the scoop? How’d I do? Out of 150 base cards I ended up with 124 of them, or 83% of the base set. Of course, personally, when I’m trying to complete a set, I don’t discriminate against mini’s or other parallels. So if […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: The Finale
December 5th, 2009 by slangon

Here’s our final push to get this sucker done. I apologize in advance for all the terrible scans. I never realized how careless you get when you’re scanning 1,000 cards at one time. Anyway, here we go. Pack 15: #22 Mike Scioscia #45 Brian Jordan #21 Bobby Cox A couple of years ago, Bobby Broke […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: Packs 13-14
December 4th, 2009 by slangon

I didn’t have a whole bunch of time to scan this morning, so you’ll be getting two packs instead of four. But that’s two more than none. Pack 13 – #46 Rafael Palmeiro #119 Edgar Martinez #110 Nomar Garciapara w/o Gold Trim Nomarrrr! I used to really like Nomar. Then he sort of fizzled out […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: Packs 9-12
December 1st, 2009 by slangon

On we march. Pack 9 – #37 Ron Gardenhire One weird thing that I noticed, there’s only 5 managers cards in this set. There’s Gardenhire, Torre, LaRussa, Bob Brenley and Bobby Cox. Now, in the 2002 season, all 5 of their teams won their divisions. But, there’s 6 divisions in baseball? What happened to Oakland? […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: Packs 5-8
November 28th, 2009 by slangon

On we go. Pack 5 – #55 Johnny Damon Geez. These cards are so old, Johnny Damon had short hair and no beard. #47 Vernon Wells #25 Shawn Green Damn this dude looks a lot younger here than I remember him looking when he was on the Mets. I guess being on the Mets adds […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: Packs 1-4
November 27th, 2009 by slangon

Now we’re getting to the good stuff – the cards. Pack 1 – #24 Luis Gonzalez #41 Manny Ramirez Whaaaat? Who the hell is this guy on Manny Ramirez’ card? Security! Seriously folks, in my mind 2003 is not that long ago, but looking at these cards, I feel like it’s 20 years ago. I […]

2003 Topps 205 Box Break: The Package
November 24th, 2009 by slangon

So like I said, I’m excited about this box break so I’m going to try and drag it out for a bit. I haven’t busted anything yet. I’m going to start out with the packaging. It’s a pretty great box, first off. A retro set based on an old-time tobacco product, so they boxed it […]

eBay Score: The Box o’ Cards Edition
November 23rd, 2009 by slangon

I had been keeping my eye on this particular item for a couple of days and was lucky enough to snipe some fool in the last 30 seconds or so and win myself this: Yes folks. That is a factory sealed hobby box of 2003 Topps 205, acquired cheaply, I might add. I had picked […]