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Breaking Down the Playoffs - Breaking Sets and Boxes, Too!!!

Mickey Mantle, Aaron Judge, Derek Jeter, Mike Trout and others!

  • October 03, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

2013 Aaron Judge Bowman Box BreakPlay Ball!

There's nothing quite like the thrill of the Major League Baseball postseason.


The chill of the fall breeze in the evening takes us back to when we were young kids scrounging for loose change before hitting the corner store to buy as many packs of baseball cards as we could afford. Tonight, it is two American League Wild Card teams playing for the chance to either continue on to play the Boston Red Sox or go home until next spring. That was the case on Tuesday night (and early Wednesday morning on the East Coast) in the National League Wild Card Game when the Colorado Rockies sent the Chicago Cubs into hibernation for the winter.


Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton - Bowman Box Breaks

Given that "The 459" is in New Jersey, most of us in the Just Collect office are pulling for the New York Yankees and their two big boppers, Aaron Judge (whose 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft autograph rookie card worth $900 in PSA 10 can be found randomly inserted in this product) and Giancarlo Stanton (whose 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft autograph rookie card worth more than $500 in PSA 10 can be randomly inserted in this product) as they vie for their 28th World Series Championship.


2009 Bowman Draft Baseball Wax BoxMike Trout - 2009 Box Break

The thrill of the chase to get to the World Series for players is probably akin to finding a great rookie card. In fact, winning in the playoffs would probably be like a collector pulling Mike Trout's 2009 Bowman Chrome prospect autographed card, that has sold for more than $10,000 in PSA 10 and the Gold Refractor that is worth $100,000 or more, from a 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Box.


While Trout will have to wait until next season to get back on the diamond, finding that kind of rookie card is never out of season and if you're fortunate enough to find one, you may have found the MVP of your card collection. Trout has already won MVP awards in the American League and is a perrenial MVP of many Fantasy Leagues!


Mickey Mantle - 1952 Topps Set Break

Derek Jeter 1993 SP Pack Break1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle

Maybe getting a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card would be as iconic as recalling Derek Jeter dashing across the infield to make "The Flip." Who can forget that playoff moment against the A's with Jeter sprinting and getting an errant relay to Jorge Posada to tag out Jeremy Giambi just before he reached home plate.


Derek Jeter - 1993 SP Pack Break

Whether Mantle or Jeter, Vintage Breaks offers spots in two separate breaks. The first break contains the coveted Mickey Mantle card worth $20,000 in an SGC 50 and is part of our first-ever 1952 Topps baseball set break. Spots for this break can be purchased here. Derek Jeter may be found in the 1993 Upper Deck SP Box Break. Derek Jeter's SP rookie card, which has sold for close to $100,000 in PSA 10 condition, is randomly inserted in packs which you can purchase spots in here.

Mookie Betts and Clayton Kershaw

Whether you're cheering on Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox or if you're crossing your fingers that Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers can get redemption for falling one game short in last year's Fall Classic, it is October Baseball, and it's a fun time to be both a fan and a collector.

We are Buying!

Just Collect and Vintage Breaks is always buying collections of sports cards, both professionally graded and ungraded, as well as pre-1981 and high-end modern factory unopened packs, boxes and cases, including 1986-1988 Fleer Basketball, 1981-1986 Topps Football, 1993 Topps Finest and Upper Deck SP Baseball and others.

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