Two Point Conversion #1 — 2014 Topps Series One Jumbos

I decided to create a new category to my blog called “Two Point Conversion”. What is it you may ask? This is simply a breakdown of what I open from TWO boxes of a Topps product and my attempt to CONVERT these two boxes into vintage cards I need for my lifelong Topps master set collection. You will see how much I paid for the two boxes along with how much I sold the cards pulled from the boxes. None of the cards will wind up in my personal collection (except one base set to continue my Topps run).

AMOUNT SPENT: This time around I spent $179.90 from Blowout Cards. The product was due out on Wednesday, January 29th and I received mine on Monday, February 3rd. If you buy a case from them, you will receive it on Wednesday as they drop ship the package. If you order boxes, it takes a little longer because the cases are shipped to Blowout, then they open the cases and ship individual boxes from the cases.
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CARDS PULLED:
Here is a list of the cards I pulled from Box #1 --

Base cards -- I was one card away from a set as card #263 was missing.
Gold cards -- 34-195-248-265-299
Red Foil -- 48-80-110-130-135-140-180-211-262-319
Camo -- #52 Jim Adduci 77/99
Black -- #232 Chris Owings 44/63
Power Players -- 48 Max Scherzer, 57 Justin Upton, 68 Torii Hunter
Upper Class -- 7-16-24-27-30-32-33-41-45-47
The Future Is Now -- 4-7-7-9-16-18-24-25-25-27
1989 Minis -- 26-31-34-40-43
Topps All-Rookie Cup Team -- 3-10
Before They Were Great -- 10-14
50 Years of the Draft -- 1-3-10
Topps 75 Originals -- 1961 #235 Camilio Pascual, 1977 #393 John Lowenstein
Trajectory Game Used Jersey Card -- Salavador Perez
Trajectory Autograph Card -- Andre Rienzo
Silver Class Ring Manufactured Relic Card -- Babe Ruth
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Here is a list of the cards I pulled from Box #2 --

Base cards -- I was two cards away from a set as card #263 and #288 were missing.
Gold cards -- 12-39-72-83-113
Red Foil -- 2-24-54-76-78-109-138-165-217-282 (Got a Manny Machado which was nice)
Black -- #277 Mike Leake 05/63
Power Players -- 19 Matt Adams, 61 Joey Votto, 105 Carlos Ruiz
Upper Class -- 1-9-10-20-26-31-32-34-40-43
The Future Is Now -- 4-5-9-12-13-16-21-22-28-30
1989 Minis -- 5-13-21-30-38
Topps All-Rookie Cup Team -- 2-7-8
Before They Were Great -- 3-5-9
50 Years of the Draft -- 2-8
Topps 75 Originals -- 1971 #302 Phil Gagliano, 1976 #430 Jose Cardenal
The Future Is Now Game Used Jersey Card -- Manny Machado 57/99
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Trajectory Autograph Card -- Paul Goldschmidt
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Silver Class Ring Manufactured Relic Card -- Derek Jeter
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CARDS TRADED/SOLD/KEPT:

Silver Class Ring Manufactured Relic Card --
Babe Ruth $15

The Future Is Now Game Used Jersey Card --
Manny Machado 57/99 $15

Trajectory Autograph Card --
Paul Goldschmidt $15

Silver Class Ring Manufactured Relic Card --
Derek Jeter $15

2014 Topps Series One Set --
$25 (keeping)

2014 Topps Series One Set --
$19.81

2014 Topps Gold lot of 10 cards --
$3.30

2014 Topps Red Foil lot of 20 cards --
$4.31

2014 Topps #52 Jim Adduci CAMO 77/99 --
$4.80

2014 Topps #277 Mike Leake BLACK 05/63 --
$6.27

2014 Topps #232 Chris Owings BLACK 44/63 --
$6.49

2014 Topps Power Players lot of 6 cards --
$5.57

2014 Topps Upper Class lot of 20 cards --
$6.71

2014 Topps The Future Is Now lot of 20 cards --
$3.76

2014 Topps 1989 Mini lot of 10 cards --
$7.01

2014 Topps All-Rookie Cup Team lot of 4 cards --
$0.99

2014 Topps Before They Were Great lot of 5 cards --
$7.75

2014 Topps 50 Years of the Draft lot of 5 cards --
$0.99

2014 Topps 75th Anniversary lot of 4 cards --
$4.92

2014 Topps Trajectory Game-Used Relic card of Salvador Perez --
$2.75

2014 Topps Trajectory Autograph Andre Rienzo --
$1.79

VINTAGE TRADED FOR/BOUGHT:
After opening both jumbo boxes, I have done the following:

Received the three cards I needed to complete two base sets

Sold all cards except for one base set for $147.22. Also, I gave all my triplicates to my son.

With the money from the sales, I purchased the following cards for my 1958 Topps set:

1958 Topps #270 Warren Spahn (Book Value: $60) PAID: $21
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1958 Topps #25 Don Drysdale (Book Value: $100) PAID: $21
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1958 Topps #482 Ernie Banks All Star (Book Value: $40) PAID: $16
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1958 Topps #285 Frank Robinson (Book Value: $100) PAID: $29
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1958 Topps #324 Hoyt Wilhelm (Book Value: $25) PAID: $9
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1958 Topps #424 Larry Doby (Book Value: $25) PAID: $8.50
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1958 Topps #40 George Kell (Book Value: $30) PAID: $9.50
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1958 Topps #230 Richie Ashburn (Book Value: $40) PAID: $13.50
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1958 Topps #90 Robin Roberts (Book Value: $30) PAID: $17.50
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SUMMARY OF CONVERSION:

2014 Topps Ser. 1 Jumbos (2) - $179.90
Cards Sold - $147.22
Base set for private collection - $25.00
Net profit/loss - $7.68 loss
1958 Topps bought - 9 HOFers $145.00
Money leftover - $2.22

This was a lot of fun to be able to open two jumbo boxes, sell the cards, and buy cards needed for my 1958 set. To have only a $7.68 loss is actually really good and is much better than average. The cards I bought all are in at least EX or better condition. Some of the scans might not do these cards justice. To be able to convert two jumbo boxes of Topps Series One into NINE quality 1958 Topps HALL OF FAMERS, with a book value of $450.00, made this Two Point Conversion a touchdown in my book. Don't you think?



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