Hobby Box Break #2 – Topps 2014 Update

After opening all of the packs from my first 2015 box I was craving more.

Three Stars Sportcards had a special on the 2014 Update box – $40. I didn’t have any of the cards and that seemed like a good price point for me to hopefully get a near complete set as well as some cool inserts.

This is my box. My box is amazing. Give it a lick. Mmm. It tastes just like . . .

This is my box. My box is amazing. Give it a lick. Mmm. It tastes just like . . .

I think the key card from this set was the Jacob DeGrom RC. I opened one regular and one gold.

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Lot of gold all-stars. Too bad none of them are players I collect.

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Shiny.

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Heh. Tim McGarver buyback.

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Some more inserts of players I don’t collect. Who wants them?

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I can’t say Power Players without saying it like The Power Rangers theme song.

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Rookie inserts.

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Lots of Yankees in the Diecuts. Who wants them? They always demolish my Twins in the playoffs.

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Nice looking card, but, yet again, I don’t collect Miggidy Cabriggitty.

And here’s the highlight of the box –

Jose Abreu 1/1 Platinum 2014 Topps Update #100

Jose Abreu 1/1 Platinum 2014 Topps Update #100

I collect for the fun of it and don’t really care about making a profit. But, I don’t collect Abreu and since this was just a checklist I didn’t think it was cool enough to hang onto and I was sure someone out there would love it.

I threw it up on ebay with the hope of maybe making the $40 I spent on the box. With one hour to go in the auction, it was up to $46.16! I sent my wife an excited text and hoped that it might go for over $50.

With ten seconds left I watched the price jump to $59 then $90 then $111 then END. Final sale price – $149.14.

Awesome sauce.

So now I have a nice Paypal balance to get some more of my missing Topps sets and Diamond Kings.

Final Tally-

298 – base (330)

56 – inserts

1- game-used jersey

2- doubles(Wow!)

1- 1/1 platinum

358 total cards

Let me know if you’d like to trade for any of the cards I pictured in this post and thanks for reading!

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4 thoughts on “Hobby Box Break #2 – Topps 2014 Update

  1. Great pull!

    I’m with you on not caring about making a profit on cards – however, it’s great to be able to pull a card like that and then sell it. I usually do exactly what you do – and try to put it back into my collection!

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  2. Pingback: Hobby Box Break #15 – 2015 Gypsy Queen | addiction as therapy

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