Grade the Break - 2018 Mixer #1

It's been awhile since we did a mixer, this seemed like a perfect time since we were in between some products. We chose to break a hobby box of Topps Chrome, Topps Finest (2 Mini Boxes), Topps Fire, and a Clearly Authentic. This is just going to be some highlights of the break for the most part rather than breaking down each box. We rec'd an extra relic in the Topps Fire, and an extra Auto in the Topps Chrome. It was the best Mixer break I have ever been apart of to be honest. We got some real nice hits in this one. Enjoy! Our Best Card BOOOOOM! Out of Topps Chrome Other Hit Highlights Vieira Topps Chrome Blue Wave RC Auto Brian Dozier Topps Finest Green Wave Auto Niko Goodrum Auto from Clea

Grade the Break - 2018 Bowman High Tek #1

"Bowman High Tek is so hot right now" and our break was no different. This was the Bowman version of High Tek (Topps version comes out soon). This one is the same High Tek design that they are known for, but with the focus on prospects and rookies. The Topps version still features rookies, but also add in stars and veterans. High Tek is know for the acetate see-through cards, with the different pattern parallels. The cards are beautiful in person. PROS * Prospects and Rookies * High Quality Card and Design * On-card autos * Sharp Parallels featured lots of color and numbered cards CONS * Limited Inserts (could be a PRO to some collectors) * Only 10 cards per box * Card surface can scratch ea

Grade the Break - 2018 Panini Chronicles #2

We did another Chronicles break, this time we did Random teams. Though it delivered a lot of great hits, still lots of teams that were not represented well in this product. It contains cards from 15 different Panini sets. It's really cool getting such a wide variety of cards in one box. Some of the sets include Phoenix, Illusions, Score, Select, Spectra, and Studio are just some. There is a base Chronicles set as well. You will also find stuff from Donruss, Optic, and Prizm. This product has come along way from the debut in 2017. These boxes features 3 autos and 1 relic per box. The Chronicles boxes also feature a lot of numbered cards to watch out for. PROS * Assortment of subsets (full lis

Grade the Break - 2018 Topps Fire - Target Exclusive

One of my favorite products from last year was actually the first release of Topps Fire. It is a set exclusive to Target at first and will trickle through the channel down the road. This was based of the insert set from the flagship Topps product. This was a fun open last year. It features rookies, legends, stars, parallels with numbering, autos, and relics. The box only features one auto and one relic but it's affordable with lots of cards to open. This year nothing really changed as far as the layout of the set. There are different inserts added to this years set but really everything is very similar. PROS * Colorful and fun card design (some may not like the design) * Top Rookies: Soto, A

Grade the Break - 2018 Unparalleled - Our 1st NFL Break

The Card Swap ripped open some Football boxes! Our first NFL break was two boxes of 2018 Unparalleled. This was exciting to rip a licensed non-Topps product. I was not let down with the quality of card because this set was beautiful and really popped for me! It kind of reminded me of High Tek in baseball, simply because of the different patterns to look for. I think it's cool how Panini puts the parallel name right on the back of the card for easy detection. You will see how lopsided the PROS v CONS list are below. This was a complete break in my opinion. PROS * Beautiful Card Design and Quality * Top Rookies in NFL Uniforms * Sharp Parallels, including #'s versions (Flight, Shine, Astral (/

Grade the Break - 2018 Panini Chronicles

Panini Chronicles is back for 2018, and people really liked the product. It contains cards from 15 different Panini sets. It's really cool getting such a wide variety of cards in one box. Some of the sets include Phoenix, Illusions, Score, Select, Spectra, and Studio are just some. There is a base Chronicles set as well. You will also find stuff from Donruss, Optic, and Prizm. This product has come along way from the debut in 2017. These boxes features 3 autos and 1 relic per box. The Chronicles boxes also feature a lot of numbered cards to watch out for. PROS * Assortment of subsets (full list below) * Top Rookies: Tons of Ohtani! Andujar, Albies, Acuna, Robles, and more! * Inserts and Numb

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