Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My First Box Break (Sort Of): Leaf 2015 Autographed Baseball Edition

It's been quite a while since my last few posts, and I've been trying to fill up my September tab with at least a couple of posts before the month is over. In case you were worried, I can assure you that you did not miss much. September has always been a tough month when it comes to autographs, and this year there was an added kicker. Aside from school starting up and having to deal with homework, AP classes, etc., there was also a new addition to my family (I'm now officially an uncle). With that being said, there are a few things that I could post about, but I figured that this would be the most informative and interesting read.

 
For the second straight year (at least to my knowledge), Leaf released it's "Autographed Baseball Edition" boxes. They are available at Target for $40 each and includes one random autographed baseball. Now who that baseball is actually autographed by is sort of a crap-shoot. I've seen boxes with baseball signed by Ken Shamrock (yes, the wrestler) to Frank Thomas or Ivan Rodriguez. Some of the baseballs pulled are worth $40 on a good day, however I came across the final box at my local Target and decided to give it a shot. Here was the end result:


I ended up pulling a Boog Powell autographed baseball with "70 AL MVP". Powell was a 4x All-Star and, obviously, the American League MVP in 1970. He is also a member of the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame. Considering that Powell is 74 years old and likely never coming out west again, I was more than happy with the pull.


Each ball also comes with a Leaf COA and matching hologram.


If you happen to have some extra bucks lying around then I would suggest seeing if your local Target has a box left. I can't tell you exactly who or what to expect, but I've seen some people end up with Pudge, Thomas, Tony LaRussa, Bruce Bochy, Pete Rose, Jose Canseco, Wade Boggs, Jim Palmer, and even some old team autographed baseballs from the 1980's. It's sort of like going to a casino and playing $40 worth of slots, except you are guaranteed to come away with something in this case. If you've already bought a box or go out and buy one after reading this, make sure to comment who you got. I'm curious if there are any names that I have not heard of yet. Hopefully a few of you found this post interesting. Thanks for reading.  

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on pulling a Powell. Normally I wouldn't risk my $40 on one of these boxes, but after you used the "slots" example... I might give it a try. I go to Vegas a few times each year and hang out with my mom playing the "slots" and I rarely walk away with anything to show for it.

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    1. Thanks Fuji. I realized afterwards that the slots example is a bit ironic considering that I'm too young to even play any. But I thought that it was fairly relatable.

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  2. Purchased one today, got a ball signed Lance Parrish '84 WS Champs

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  4. Pulled a Steve Carlton couple days after you posted this.

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    1. One of the better names that I have heard of. Congrats.

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