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    Million Card Rip Party...

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    Did anyone tune in? How was it?
    Buying '96 Select Certified Mirror Gold baseball...commons & stars. Let's see what ya got!

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    Topps had their own stream going on their site, but the parts I saw were talking heads going on and on about the set. Individual breakers were linked off that page so you had 25 individual streams. For what was intended to be a "celebratory" event it turned into a real slog quickly. I watched about 2 minutes of one stream. Just ripping, pulling out the insert, and tossing the rest on the pile. The BO boards followed it more closely, and they said it was a s-show. Topps gave the breakers no info or guides on the variations so lots of SPs/variants/parallels were missed. And since at least some breakers apparently weren't going to ship out the base cards from their breaks, they probably threw out on thousands in value. People said they were just going so fast, no energy, rarely pointing out anything interesting, and by halfway through the breakers only paused for a moment when they found a low-numbered parallel or auto. I guess it was just a race to rip a million cards, like there was a time limit. Not a "break" where each pack is studied and hits really scrutinized.
    Looking for 2011 Topps Marquee Museum autographs, rare Frank Thomases, and any Grady Sizemores I don't have

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    Sounds pretty crappy. It annoys me when I'm in a break and the breaker just flips through the base cards looking for an insert, handling the cards in a manner that could ding or bend corners, especially if I'm expecting to receive some of those base cards. It's even worse when they have dumb little phrases or sayings that they repeat when something good pops up in a pack. Might have to go find the videos and take a look for a bit.
    Buying '96 Select Certified Mirror Gold baseball...commons & stars. Let's see what ya got!

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    Alonso opened the ceremonial first pack...with his teeth....LOL


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    I am guessing that each person had to maintain some sort of quick pace to get though everything in a certain time frame, but I skipped around in this video and see that at least a couple guys would skip right to the center of the pack, where it seems all the inserts were placed. Really minimizes the collecting aspect and focuses on the gambling aspect.


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