Sunday, July 6, 2008

Building Our 1990 Topps Set - The Box Break

FINALLY! I didn’t think I was ever going to figure out how to get these things uploaded. I won’t waste much on the commentary as the videos speak for themselves. I will tell you that with every pack the gum seems to get more and more…enticing…lol… I really hope you guys enjoy these… This will be the last Father & Son post for awhile…

(I broke the video into three smaller pieces to make it easier to upload on my part and to view on your part. This should keep anyone interested in watching it from having to navigate through one long video.)

PART 1 of 3



PART 2 of 3



PART 3 of 3


8 comments:

Ben said...

July 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm e

Take my word for it, don’t try the gum.

I resisted temptation for two thirds of the box of ‘87 Topps I opened a month or so ago. Then it got the better of me. It still looked and smelled like it did back then, so why shouldn’t it still taste the same. The gum I got out of these packs was just as hard and crumbly as it was back in 1987.

Back then, with a little effort, the gum was still chewable. You had to crunch it up into jagged shards first and let it soak in your mouth. But once it softened it was ok. Let me tell you, 21 years later it’s not the same. Not the same at all.

Yes, it still crunched up into jagged shards… and then mushy, powder-y mush… and then I wanted to vomit.

Don’t try the gum.

Dave said...

July 6, 2008 at 6:49 pm e

Awesome! I’ve made it through two of the three videos. It’s great to see a 4-year old having so much fun opening packs of cards. His reactions are hilarious! I wonder if that’s how I was back in the day. I can’t wait to do this type of thing myself someday. Good luck winning the trip to 1991 spring training :)

jv said...

July 6, 2008 at 6:50 pm e

Ben that would have been a nice thing to know a couple of days ago. There should be a website dedicated to warning people about this.

This is by far one of the worst things I’ve ever put in my mouth…Don’t do it, not even for a laugh…

jv said...

July 6, 2008 at 6:55 pm e

We want the sweatshirt you get for mailing the stuff back in. Surely Topps has these lying around somewhere. Maybe someone from Topps is reading this and get one out in the mail to me…(hint hint Topps folks…)

Man, I’m just glad somebody liked the videos. All I wanted was for one person to say they enjoyed them. Knowing someone likes them made it worth the while…

But, don’t expect anymore anytime soon… I’ll wait till he’s just a tad older for another video box break…

Dave said...

July 6, 2008 at 9:08 pm e

OK, just finished watching the whole thing. I even got my wife to watch five minutes of it. She kept saying “aww” and “he’s so cute”, so good job. Now I want to go find my 1990 Topps cards in the attic. Very, very good stuff!

Dave said...

July 7, 2008 at 1:03 am e

Don’t know why, but this just came to me … my favorite part is when you talked about the Will Clark card and Connor asks, “did he die?” It’s funny to think about how a 4-year old’s brain works…

For anyone who hasn’t watched the videos yet, this classic moment occurs about one minute in to the second video.

Brian said...

July 7, 2008 at 11:12 pm e

good times…. something to save for later. A modern day version of old time home movies.

My wife videoed my two nine y/o daughters and I on a “box break”… but it was Scooby Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed, and Veronica Mars, Season 1.

not exactly chasing Frank Thomas no name….

Jeremiah said...

If you need any 1990 Topps to finish your set let me know, I have lots. Great video, whenever I open a box my 3 year old always helps me.