View Full Version : Christmas Box Break-Contest Entry

08-05-2010, 10:21 AM
Hmm…… My best box break was on Christmas Day in 2009. I only got three presents that day, but one of them was a 2007 SP Legendary cuts hobby box. After I opened my nerf guns I decided to open the legendary cuts box. As most of you know this box comes with twelve packs with four cards per pack. You can find ON AVERAGE two signatures. I ripped open the box, and started opening the packs. The number one reason I wanted this hobby box was, because I liked the base cards. After I opened the seventh pack I started to get a little worried that I wouldn’t get my signature. The only memorabilia I had gotten, at the time, was a Bill Mazeroski jersey card. No worries though, I got my signature in the following pack.

When I began unwrapping the eighth pack of the box I knew I got a signature. I could feel and see the thick card in the pack. I got the base card that was previous to the autograph, and I began sliding the card sideways of the signature. The first thing I saw was it was numbered out of 100. The second thing I saw that the ballplayer’s first name was Joe. I was beginning to think that I was about to get a signature from the ‘Yankee Clipper’ himself, but that never happened. I revealed the card to my family only to find out the player’s name was Joe Sewell. I didn’t know who the guy was, but I was just happy that I got an autograph. The rest of the packs were just all base cards. I even got a Warren G. Harding (our 29th president) insert card numbered to 550. I wasn’t too thrilled about the auto just because I didn’t know who the guy was, but I was happy that I got a signature. It was actually the first signature or autograph I had ever gotten.

After we were finished opening our presents I went to my room to go on the computer to check who in the world this guy is!! When the page finally loaded I began reading his article. He played with the Yankees and Indians for 13 years; he won a World Series with each team, and he holds the record for the fewest strikeouts in a season, three. I was amazed at what this guy did throughout his career. Not to bad of a pull. Later on in the article I saw that he was in the Hall of Fame.
Although the card was worth $80 I still wasn’t satisfied with the card. Later on I traded him with the Bill Mazeroski card at my neighborhood sports shop Jersey’s Cards and Comics for a Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa dual bat card. Although he was a good player, and holds a record in the Major Leagues nobody knew who this guy was. Needless to say it probably was the best hobby box break I’ve ever opened.

https://www.sportscardforum.com/images/imported/2010/08/761.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Joe_Sewell.jpg)

08-06-2010, 04:39 PM