10 March 2016

Breaking It Down 31: Some Good Stuff from TeamBreaks.com

We made some changes to our budget and I haven't been able to participate in the breaks over at TeamBreaks.com for a couple of weeks now, but I still have some scans of cards I got from breaks I participated in previously.


This first one didn't come directly from a box break. It came from one of the randoms after the breaks were done. I won the top prize, which was promised to be a pretty good UFC or WWE hit. When the package arrived my prize was this Finn Balor NXT In Line autograph from 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed. It's a pretty cool card but not something I was particularly interested in, so it went up on eBay. I got a decent price for it, although not quite as high as I hoped. Still, in the end I had a few dollars in my Paypal account that weren't there before.


This Paige VanZant Victorious Debut Commemorative Medallion did come from a box break. These things are a case hit out of 2015 Topps UFC Chronicles, so this was a pretty good item to snag for my spot in the break. There are plenty of other things I want more than this, though, so it went up on eBay as well. It sold right about at the price I thought it would. After eBay, Paypal, and the USPS all took their cut I had a little bit of credit left over in my Paypal account to cover some other stuff that will probably show up in a post at some point if it hasn't already.


This last card is the odd duck, as it really isn't good enough to be worth the effort of listing it on eBay. It's doomed to languish with all the other unwanted relics and autos in the back of some 5000-count card box because the cost of shipping it somewhere is more than it's worth. It's a 2012 Topps UFC Finest Jumbo Finest Threads relic card of Frankie Edgar, featuring a big blue swatch of t-shirt.

UFC 196 was pretty nuts, with Holly Holm and Conor McGregor both getting submitted in the big matches of the night. I thought especially the fight between McGregor and Diaz was entertaining, as they were exchanging some nice solid punches all through the early going. The fight results were pretty disappointing from the UFC's point of view, as McGregor and Holm are worth less with these defeats on their records and the losses muddy the waters as far as matchups going forward.

7 comments:

  1. I'm not a wrestling fan at all; but, I have to say, that Balor dude looks more like a Star Wars background character than a wrestler!

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    1. I don't know if he always wears the body paint in the ring. He models his paint after various comic book characters, and his Wikipedia page says he collects LEGO and reads comics. The paint in the photo on this card sure looks a lot like the comic character Venom.

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    1. They are pretty cool. I wouldn't have minded keeping those top two, but I wanted other things more.

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  3. Tony took the words right off of my keyboard. Balor could be a Darth Maul's cousin. Didn't get to see either of the fights, but watched the highlights. That McGregor and Diaz bout seemed awesome. I like McGregor and his cockiness... but I was glad to see Diaz submit him... since he's from the Bay Area.

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    1. There is at least one picture out there of Balor painted up to look like Darth Maul.

      I am interested to see which fights get made next for all the UFC 196 participants.

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  4. Can't believe the medallion is a case hit. A Manu relic as a case hit seems like a kick to the nuts. Hope you were able to turn it for something good.

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