Card of the Day – Topps Black Refractor

I think anyone who has ever read this blog knows that despite who the sponsor is, there is nothing greater in my eyes than a Topps Refractor. It doesn’t matter who it is but if it’s shiny and comes from some Chrome or Finest release, I am all over it like Chris Olds on a donut.

The problem I have with Refractors, especially more rare versions like Black & Gold is that 9/10 times I pull a no-name guy. Rod Stewart once sang ‘Some Guys Have All the Luck’ and judging from some recent YouTube video box breaks, he was right.

YouTube user Jawdy’s Basement is one of the very few guys who busts boxes more than half of the time on YouTube. Lately, YouTube has been unwatchable because out of the 100+ users who I subscribe to all of them post daily videos of absolutely worthless crap.

“Join my group break”, “These Cards are on Ebay” and so much more that drives me absolutely nuts. I go to YouTube to watch box breaks and it seems barely anyone is doing them these days. Thankfully, Jawdy’s Basement is full of them and in one video he pulled this beautiful 2008 Topps Heritage Dan Uggla Black Refractor #’d to 59. It took a little work but we eventually agreed on a trade and there are currently a bunch of serial numbered Phillies on the way to join his and his son’s collection.

He’s one of the very few YouTube users I would recommend to watch, unless you enjoy watching poorly-taped videos of people recording what they have for trade/sale and or the ten “1/1” mail day cards they received. You should definitely check out his videos as it’s always guaranteed fun for fans of video box breaks.

5 thoughts on “Card of the Day – Topps Black Refractor

  1. ive heard rumors about my giants and your marlins making a trade. Jonathan sanchez p and maybe one more prospect either cantu or uggla. i think you would be happy with sanchez and we really need some lumber

  2. I agree – Jawdy’s video box breaks with his son are awesome – maybe my favorite YouTube box breaks to watch!

  3. What I like about Jawdy’s Basement videos is the camera angle. It feels like you are seeing pack breaks from you own personal perspective.

  4. That would be terrible in my opinion if Uggla went to the Giants in my opinion though it would be Marlins style, but JOHNNYMAC Uggla isn’t really a prospect, but Mario nice card and I like how the black on the uniform of the uniform and hat look good with the black border, sharp card.

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