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What is "Open That Box" day?

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February 25, 2009, 02:37 PM
What is "Open That Box" day?
Open That Box is a promotion running in the Apr/May '09 issue of Non-Sport Update. On one day, NSU Card Talk members and collectors from around the globe can come to a special area of Card Talk and all share the experience of opening a box of trading cards, all on the same day. This is the third year for the event.

What is Open That Box! day?
Let’s face it -- trading cards were meant to be seen, held, read, discussed, and traded; not kept in a box gathering dust. Open that box! day is Non-Sport Update magazine's specially created day when collectors will open a box of trading cards and share their experience with the community at large.

How Do I Participate?
On April 4, we invite you to open a box of cards. Pull that special box out of the back of your closet or purchase a new box from your favorite retailer.

Open the box and come to the special forum here on Non-Sport Update's Card Talk web forum to tell the card collecting community what you got. Try and make this a more meaningful experience by opening your box with a friend or family member. Tell us about that, as well as why you chose this box and why this one means more to you then others. And hey, if you get an extra set, use the NSU Card Talk trading forum to trade with other collectors who are doing the same thing today.

Some of your comments from Open That Box! day '09 may make it to a future article in NSU so remember what you post in the OTB submission thread is fair game. Smile We hope this day will be fun for all who participate.

Other ways you can participate–
You may also take part in Open That Box! day by e-mailing your comments to us at Or by fax (717-238-3220) or mail (NSU, PO Box 5858, Harrisburg, PA 17110).

We hope to get a lot of new submissions from this (from collectors new to Card Talk and maybe from some of you who haven't posted in a while). Additionally, I hope that all of you "regulars" will help support this as well.

February 25, 2009, 03:04 PM
I've got my box already, I may even go for two! Big Grin

"The problem, I'm told, is more than medical."
February 25, 2009, 04:12 PM
I have a box on its way to me... I suppose if I put it away and don't think about it for 5 weeks I can hold out. Razz

Anne Welles - "You've got to climb Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls."

February 25, 2009, 05:36 PM
My boxes are waiting ...

Any airsofters out there ?
February 26, 2009, 02:18 PM
I have a box on order, Hopfully I can leave it unopened until the day.

"No time like the present to change the future"
February 27, 2009, 07:45 AM
I'm in with two boxes and possibly a third if my Bond Archives case gets here in time. Thanks for doing this again! Always a good time!!!
February 27, 2009, 10:39 PM
Hmmmmm. What to open. I guess I'll have to pick a few boxes up for bigkitty and I.Big Grin


February 27, 2009, 11:10 PM
Ooooh...I've got quite a few boxes to choose from!


Reasonable doubt for reasonable people!
February 28, 2009, 07:50 AM
I'm not allowed to take part in this as in order to get a box i would have to open the WolfieWallet which is very dangerous to my health. Big Grin

Come, it is time for you to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man.
February 28, 2009, 04:53 PM
Looking forward to OTB Day 2009. Got a couple of boxes of the new Breygent release coming soon, so I will have to hold off on one of these until April 4. NOT gonna be an easy thing to do!

Also, a big thank you to Harris and the NSU staff for not doing this on tax day (April 15), so those of us in the tax/accounting world can participate without worrying about work!
February 28, 2009, 05:42 PM
I have two older boxes that I picked up cheaply at last November's Memorabilia specifically for OTBD09 - Pepsi Around the World and Mortal Kombat - and in addition to reporting on my pulls here, I will be opening one of them (which one to be confirmed on the day!) for a special pack-by-pack episode of the podcast!
Au Res.,

Sometimes, one pack is not enough...
Twitter: @ukcardcast
February 28, 2009, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by wolfie:
I'm not allowed to take part in this as in order to get a box i would have to open the WolfieWallet which is very dangerous to my health. Big Grin

Is that your way of asking for a donation? Razz

I'm a burning effigy of everything I used to be. Robbie Williams
My Sketch Collection
March 01, 2009, 12:25 PM
Only if you are offering. Big Grin

Come, it is time for you to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man.
March 01, 2009, 01:02 PM
Thanks to trading I now have a box of Fantastic Four Archives for OTB2009. Can't wait for it Big Grin

March 01, 2009, 10:54 PM
Darth Vader Fan
It's great to see that the date for OTBD 2009 has been set and we're only about a month away Thumb Up

I will have to pick up a box or two. Hopefully Dexter will be out by then Big Grin
March 03, 2009, 09:58 AM
Arvin Sloane
I've got a box of Heroes Season 1 and Bond in Motion shipping to me as we speak. I'll sacrifice both of those to the "Open That Box" gods on the appropriate day.
March 03, 2009, 02:16 PM
Just gotten an email, my box has been shipped. Clap

Now to wait for it to arrive and not open it. Big Grin

"No time like the present to change the future"
March 04, 2009, 12:28 PM
I've already saved a few boxes a couple of months ago for this brillant day Smile
March 04, 2009, 05:06 PM
Only a month left,better get my box sourced Big Grin

I find your lack of faith...disturbing
March 04, 2009, 07:47 PM
I have one box on the way and two 4-pack boxes of Disney Treasures in the closet. I originally had three boxes, but the need to open packs got the better of me. Roll Eyes