Sunday, July 1, 2018

Affordable group break results to start off July

Last month, Cardboard Collections held another Affordable Group Break. I joined and purchased the Yankees, of course. I was also assigned the Rockies as my random second team.

The boxes consisted of 2002 Upper Deck Diamond Collection and 2003 Upper Deck Forty Man. I gotta say, the results of the Forty Man were a lot of fun, and I'd love to see another set like this. It was essentially the same thing as Topps Total.

Part of why it's fun is because you get cards of guys like this:

It also landed me a Tino Martinez, which I wasn't expecting at all given he was a Cardinal during the time of these card issues.
The 2002 Diamond Collection cards are ones I don't recognize. Not sure I've ever seen these:
As for the Rockies, not much to write home about.
And while not part of the break, this was included too. Can't go wrong here!

Thanks for another great break, Colbey!


  1. I like that Dante Grand Slammers card, that's a nice throw-in. Glad you picked up a new Tino. And the 40-man/Total concept was good one. Hopefully Topps will do something like that in the near future.

  2. I agree with Chris. I would also like to see a 40-man/Total concept revisited by Topps.

  3. Agree with both of you. Would be a great set to have back in the game.