Random Review: That Wrestling Crate +

January 26, 2017 § Leave a comment

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Did my first live video. I’ll work on my charisma for you, and make an effort to include some giveaways when I do these in the future.
I started off with a redemption mailday from Topps. Followed by the unboxing of http://www.thatwrestlingclub.com/ That starts around the 5 minute mark of the video.Crate is  compliments of https://www.facebook.com/Tmptofwrestling/

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Random Review: Black Friday 2016

November 30, 2016 § Leave a comment

I got lucky this Black Friday and a friend gave me a couple of Black Friday packs. Let’s see what I got:

Pack 1:

Pack 2:

I was given the option of taking football packs or multi sport packs. The last thing that I wanted was another event used football card so I grabbed the multi sport. The packs don’t say the odds but I know that while it might seem like everyone pulled a relic from their packs, that is far from the case. I am not sure about the design of the base cards, then again Topps 16 baseball showed us how to do a winter design. Overall though, I can’t complain.
I want to give a shout out to the people who are not hoarding their Black Friday and Cyber Monday packs. Those that are, and it appears that there is a lot of them, need to grow up and realize that they are killing the hobby.

Random Review: Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball

November 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

This is a review for a game. I do not like video games. I strive to be productive, so when a game breaks past my wall, it must be pretty good. Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball by Wolverine Studios is one of my all time favorite games that I have ever played. I am sharing this with you because it is a game that I know a lot of you have the potential to enjoy. I can’t tell you how many nights I lay down with the laptop to relax and fall asleep playing this game because it mellows me out after a hard day.

So what is it? A simple game where you play General Manager and/or coach of a a basketball team. Simple is the key word of this game. It is simple, straightforward and clean.

An awesome feature is that you can go back and play historically. I personally like the option of expansion. I am currently trying to create a dynasty with my expansion Grizzlies team. You can also redo the 1984 and send Michael Jordan to your team. Feel that is too easy, then how about randomizing the potential of players when you play historically so Michael Jordan has the chance to play like A.C. Green; never thought that I would ever juxtapose those two together.

Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball is the perfect option for those that want to play a basketball game without all the jazzy graphics. It doesn’t take a ton of computer space and runs pretty smoothly. The best part is, if you have a technical issue with the game after you buy it, support is readily available. The game is small enough that you will get that kind of hands on care. Heck, they even want to know if you have a technical issue so they can fix it for the next update. I love that type of care; and did I mention that the guy in charge of doing that is a card collector.

Obviously I love the game. I have played many versions of it and I feel that it has turned me into a better fan. I love it so much that I want one of you to enjoy it. After this post is published, look for a Twitter contest that will end Monday night, November 28th. I personally suggest buying the game right now, as it is on a Black Friday sale price at http://www.wolverinestudios.com/ 

Random Review: 2010 TNA Blaster Boxes

November 14, 2016 § 1 Comment

Over the past five weeks, I’ve been gradually buying out a local Wal-Mart’s stock of TNA’s 2010 release. They had the boxes on sale for five bucks. I was watching TNA every week when this came out, and am still an avid wrestling fan.
How was I able to buy them over a few weeks: the kicker was that they weren’t labeled as such. I have been super good with money the past few months, and splurged thanks to this time period. I was thinking that I would at least hit something decent with the amount of boxes that I bought. There were many wrestlers inserted and I was bound to hit at least one that would redeem my spending. Perhaps a Sting, Hogan, Flair. Okay if that is dreaming big, how about a Styles, Angle, Foley, Dudley Boys, or Samoa Joe? Xavier Woods autograph used to go for $3, I would take his from his TNA days as Consequences Creed. After all I basically bought a case. Instead I was severely disappointed.Thankfully, I pulled a Joe, a while ago in when I did PackRip.com – Random Review: WWE Undisputed from PackRip.com.

So let’s show you why I was disappointed:
11 boxes for $5 – 1 autograph per box with 24 cards in a box.

It was a 90 card set, with cards 91-100 being hobby exclusives. In 11 boxes, I got only 1 full set. 1 full set. Do you realize how many random duplicates that leaves me? Misery pack giveaways are going to be full of Hogan cards now. Even if this was from 2 cases, that is horrible of Tristar who put out this crap, to do.


Let’s take a time out from the negativity to acknowledge that TNA does have some great wrestling, and has been a part of many wrestlers storied careers. Their storylines may have sucked in 2010, but the talent was there. Just look at where guys like AJ Styles, Young Bucks/Generation Me, and Xavier Woods/Consequences Creed are today. There is no reason why a company like this should have ever been on the brink of collapse like they are this year. I hope that the company gets their act together because they have given us some great wrestling, and awesome card sets. This is just a sample of what they have put out in their short history.

Autographs starting from the top right to left, and so forth: SoCal Val, Jay Lethal, Shannon Moore x 2, Christy Hemme, Desmond Wolfe, Jesse Neal, Abyss, Amazing Red, Orlando Jordan.

The first autograph I pulled was Shannon Moore and I thought “Cool, I can live with this. Decent wrestler, it can only get better from here.” Then I pulled the same card in my second box and realized that I made a mistake.
Of these cards, 2 are PC worthy and 9 I can live without. My PC worthy cards are veteran turned wrestler Jesse Neal, and the man who showed that it is okay to be yourself Orlando Jordan. Jay Lethal is kicking butt in Ring of Honor but, are the rest of these people doing anything relevant? I haven’t heard Jesse Neal’s name since TNA released him.

Random Review: Pack Rip Trade Feature

September 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

I finally got my first trade on PackRip.com. I somehow pulled off a 3 for 3 trade. Considering the cards, it was minor in the grand scheme of things but still awesome.

Trade details:

2014 PANINI CERTIFIED MIRROR RED TYLER GAFFNEY RC numbered to 249
2014 PANINI CERTIFIED CERTIFIED POTENTIAL TYLER GAFFNEY numbered to 99
2016 TOPPS WWE UNDISPUTED SHEAMUS

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2012-13 PANINI CRUSADE CRUSADE CHRIS BOSH
2012-13 PANINI CRUSADE QUEST MATERIALS ANDERSON VAREJAO
2016 TOPPS WWE UNDISPUTED HIGH CHIEF PETER MAIVIA

I got two Panthers cards to add to my PC in Gaffney while giving up a jersey and insert card that I didn’t want. I was also able to swap out a WWE card that I didn’t want for one that I did. Again minor trade but it shows why PackRip.com is awesome. I turned the 3 non PC cards I had in the site into 3 PC cards. It is a perfect scenario in my book. I also want to note that I could view the new cards instantly once the trade was accepted as there wasn’t a wait for them to be moved to my profile.

There is also another aspect that I think is awesome, and one that I wish was in my fantasy leagues: a trade block list. This can be found in your profile.

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Random Review: WWE Undisputed from PackRip.com

September 10, 2016 § 1 Comment

I have gone into three shops locally looking for a single pack of WWE Undisputed. It is a product that I have coveted since I saw a few reviews of it. I saw that PackRip.com had it but sat on it for too long and it sold out, that is until I asked if they were planning on restocking it. To my surprise, I got an alert a few hours later saying that they put some up. A huge selling point that hobby shops have left is that they are personal. Well guess what, after that Twitter exchange with PackRip.com, I had similar feelings to the ones I have when my guy at the card shop shows me something he knows that I would like. Did I schmooze them enough, right there? Well I meant it. It was something I genuinely appreciated. I have one more minor perk I liked for a paragraph after the pictures of my pack. WWE Undisputed guarantees a hit in every pack with 8 of the 10 from each box being an autograph.

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Thankfully, I didn’t hit a non autograph. The autograph is cut off but I hit a Samoa Joe autograph. Honestly I am ecstatic. I don’t care if he never gets called up the main roster, he is a great wrestler who has main evented in every promotion he touched. I also hit a numbered Big Boss Man card.

Now for the second thing I like about PackRip.com. This is minor but I like how you can go back to the packs and see what was in each pack you bought. It’s a minor perk but one that you will never get in real life unless you keep the cards loosely in an opened pack.

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I do have a confession. The real reason why it took so long to post is because I am dying the review their trade feature. My trade name is ‘pandanwh.’ I will consider any offer.

Random Review: Pack Rip #2 & Panini Crusade

August 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

My second foray into PackRip.com sees me going beyond the trial packs and actually testing out a product. I didn’t count how many offerings the site had, but I would be willing to be that it was probably close to a dozen or two dozen. My goals for this crusade was to open a pack that delivered on quality and had a video. I was looking for several things in the video: how long it was, if you saw the cards well, and if the pack opener talked at all. My main critique about breakers is that they linger when they open packs. Dude, just open the pack; we aren’t paying you by the hour.
I chose two packs of Panini Crusade Basketball from 2012-13 for $19.50. I am very familiar with this product, as my favorite hobby shop always has it in stock.  I was excited because I have been told of the hits that I have come out of the product. Like Certified, it has a hit per pack.

The video came up instantly after my purchase. It looks small in the screenshot, but it is clearly designed to be maximized for full screen use. The video was short and sweet, last a little over a minute. This is a not insignificant point to me and a major plus in my book. Still a little longer than I would take to open a pack but not much.

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My hits sucked but that is not the fault of PackRip.com. The redemption was hard to read on the video but the person opening the pack was very clear in who it was. Another selling point is that you don’t have to watch the video if you don’t want to. You can just click the ‘Click to reveal your hits’ button.

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Expect another post or two about PackRip.com. I am leaning towards doing a giveaway when I finish off my spending spree on the site, so sign up with them we can do some trading.

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