14 February 2016

Breaking it Down 30: A Few More Hits from TeamBreaks.com

I got a few more hits from the box breaks on TeamBreaks.com recently, picking up some UFC and WWE cards for my collection. Through these breaks and a little help from eBay I was able to complete my 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed base set, which is a pretty decent high-end card set. Some of the big names are missing, but that is probably due to licensing/legal issues/public opinion stuff. I continue to be pretty lucky with pulling hits from these Undisputed breaks, but all I ever get are Divas. Each break spot gets you five specific hits from the list and I usually have a pretty good mix of male and female wrestlers on my list, but I just keep hitting the women pulling Diva cards. They sell/trade pretty well, though, so I can't complain too much. This time around I got a Natalya base autograph. Her signature is pretty nice, and includes a little heart inscription which I guess is perfect for today's commercial holiday. I'm not trying to be mean, but this is the first thing I thought of when I saw this card:

I guess I'm just jealous that I can't be as beautiful as Mario Lopez. Sorry about the poor image quality on that. I built it using Word and Snipping Tool as there isn't much in the way of photo editing software on the machine I'm using right now. I bought the base slot in this box as well and added a few new cards toward my set, but I didn't scan them here.

Another product opened during this particular night's breaks was 2015 Topps UFC Knockout, and I was able to grab a hit from that box for one of the fighters I drew. This is a Knockout Autographed Relic card of Glover Teixeira and it's numbered # 50 / 99.

It's not a bad hit to look at, although I think the sticker autograph blends in a lot better in the scan than it does in-hand. The latest product is 2015 Topps UFC Chronicles. I haven't seen it in person yet but it tries to alleviate the appearance of the stickers by surrounding them with a little frame, kind of like we've seen in the recent Topps Supreme Baseball releases.

I actually got this final hit in a previous break, but since I'd made my purchases for that break entirely with break credit I had him hold the card until I actually spent some real money to get into a break. I'm not in the business of actively trying to bankrupt the folks who entertain me. It's a base autograph of Michael Chiesa from 2015 Topps UFC Champions. I'm not really a Chiesa fan but it's a decent enough card, especially since it was won with break credit.

That's my latest bunch of UFC and WWE hits from TeamBreaks.com. Now that I've put together the WWE Undisputed set and the UFC Champions set I may slow down a bit with the breaks, although they are cheap enough that it makes for a good evening of fun once a week.


  1. Lol. At first, I was like "wow"... that woman is "hot". But after seeing Mario... it killed the mood.

    1. Once you see it, you can't unsee it. I could think of worse things than being considered as hot as Mario Lopez.