Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chrome Box Break with Chavez Ravining

As a Brewers fan -- and after all of my complaining about how Topps ignores Milwaukee -- I should definitely know better than to sign up for any box breaks of any kind. I really should. It's not like suddenly a pack full of Brewers refractors numbered to 10 are going to show up in one Brewers hot box of some kind.

And then, even if that did happen, I probably would end up with the Yankees in that box break.

Alex at Chavez Ravining announced a break of four boxes of Topps Chrome earlier this summer. I decided to join in the break in hopes of getting a complete Brewers team set out of the stack and to get a hit or two -- you know, something fun. As part of Alex's break, I also got the Phillies.

So, of course, the two X-Fractors and one on-card auto that I got were from the Phillies.  
Indeed, it was an Ethan Martin hot box, with a Chase Utley X-Fractor thrown in. Are there any Phillies Phans who would like to send me Brewers for these?

The Brewers that Alex pulled were not terribly inspiring. Now, I didn't help myself with my impatience in buying some Chrome at my last card show, but it turned out to be a good idea. In fact, the only real insert of any kind for the Brewers was this one:

I know it's been 25 years since that design hit cards, and Topps has been fixated on bringing back the days when everyone could buy a pack of Topps -- I mean, literally, they printed enough packs for every man, woman, and child on the planet to have their own.

Anyway, enough old jokes.  Alex felt bad for my lack of quality in the box break, so he was kind enough to throw in some other Brewers as well.

Mini Insert!


Mini Black Border!
Alex definitely made the break worth it for me with these add-ins. I mean, I still got the entire Brewers team set from Topps Chrome -- I just didn't get anything else. 

Alex, thanks for running the box break and for kicking in a bit extra over and above the cards from the break. I definitely appreciate those cards. I do need to send you some cards soon!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Kind of the same deal with Pirates. This year it is Polanco or bust. Fun to support the blog breaks either way.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the cards. The box break was a blast, too bad you couldn't get some better cards out of it. Thanks again!