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LOTR: Evolution - Hobby Edition (Topps)

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March 13, 2006, 03:30 PM
Silverback
LOTR: Evolution - Hobby Edition (Topps)
Real nice! Thumb Up Thumb Up

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March 13, 2006, 04:30 PM
Beav
I have a question if you could help me. Is there a difference between buying from an online store (like a cardtalk advertiser) and buying from the 'bay? I was thinking in terms of rarer sketch card distribution - say if a dealer cracked a case and within the first couple of boxes he pulled a Kayanan(sp?), an then put the rest of the boxes up for auction. Is there then less of a likelyhood that there might be another one in the case? I guess I am likening the situation to that of an advertised "X" number per case thing. I will probably only buy one case so I want to give my $$ to a slick dealer who may have already scored a great card.
March 13, 2006, 04:37 PM
tialessa
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Originally posted by Beav:
I have a question if you could help me. Is there a difference between buying from an online store (like a cardtalk advertiser) and buying from the 'bay? I was thinking in terms of rarer sketch card distribution - say if a dealer cracked a case and within the first couple of boxes he pulled a Kayanan(sp?), an then put the rest of the boxes up for auction. Is there then less of a likelyhood that there might be another one in the case? I guess I am likening the situation to that of an advertised "X" number per case thing. I will probably only buy one case so I want to give my $$ to a slick dealer who may have already scored a great card.

I've seen lots of box breakdowns here and on another forum along with several case breakdowns. A couple of folks broke a box or two & pulled a Kayanan, while many have broken a case or more and have not.

Unlike some other company releases where you can assume "Rare card A" is one per case, one per two cases, etc. after looking at breakdowns this Topps release doesn't appear to be like that. I'd personally buy from an advertiser over ebay, but that's my personal preference. The most important this is to MAKE SURE you get a hobby release if you want a sketch. Retail boxes have costumes (memorabilia cards).

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March 13, 2006, 04:54 PM
Over_Worked_Mom
A friend of mine got 2 boxes that he just can't bring himself to open, so he's sending them to me. SEND ME GOOD VIBES end of the week - I need good karma come Friday or so when the boxes arrive Smile
March 13, 2006, 05:00 PM
H_Toser
quote:
Originally posted by Over_Worked_Mom:
A friend of mine got 2 boxes that he just can't bring himself to open, so he's sending them to me. SEND ME GOOD VIBES end of the week - I need good karma come Friday or so when the boxes arrive Smile


Um, either that....or there's always April 8. Big Grin
March 13, 2006, 05:36 PM
Over_Worked_Mom
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK


I will not wait that long. I will purchase a special box at the Philly show. Or is that your evil plan - to drive me insane by forcing me to keep an UNOPENED BOX with SKETCHES in my house for a MONTH -- UNOPENED??????!?!?!??!?

I would have thought you'd want to keep me sane, at least till the charity event was over *sniff* ...

Smile
March 13, 2006, 07:57 PM
make-mine-marvel
(2) more boxes - 3 sketches

(got shorted 1 blue evolution card, oh well)







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March 13, 2006, 08:06 PM
tialessa
Holy cow! What a gorgeous Mitchell sketch!

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March 13, 2006, 09:28 PM
tsmeltzer
OK... I broke down and got two boxes, and my first 3 sketch cards - one Shum (Arwen? #267), one Mitchell (Gandalf, very light), and a Sohn (a BEAUTIFUL Gimli)... here is the Gimli:



I am VERY pleased with the sketch cards, and I have some extra inserts I will be adding to my trade list tomorrow.

Tim

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March 13, 2006, 11:10 PM
spidergoblin
Great looking Gimli Tim Dance

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March 13, 2006, 11:12 PM
spidergoblin
quote:
Originally posted by gimli:
OK my second case is now open and here you have my 15 sketches i pulled

i love opening these boxes they are so much fun


A verrryyy nice breakdown,congrats Thumb Up

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March 14, 2006, 04:39 AM
Kilika808
Okay, I couldn't help myself, and busted another case's worth. (Yes, my wallet hates me.)

Only the sketches (in random order)...

Howard Shum - Gandalf
Randy Martinez - Shelob


James Hodgkins - Gandalf
Paul Gutierrez - Cobra Soldier from G.I. Joe Wink


Otis Frampton - Nazgul
Tom Mandrake - Gandalf


Joseph Booth - Gimli
Christian Dalla Vecchia - Orc


Scott Erwert - Aragorn


Grant Gould - Witch King
Thomas Hodges - Lurtz


Renae De Liz - Gollum
Robert Teranishi - Frodo


Brian Rood - Legolas
Jeff Zapata - Boromir



Wow... what a case! This stuff is just too much fun. I gotta stop myself before I go for a third...
March 14, 2006, 12:11 PM
make-mine-marvel
ZAPATA - cool
& I like the Tom Hodges most of all -

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March 14, 2006, 12:20 PM
tialessa
Love that Boromir - that's fantastic!

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March 14, 2006, 12:59 PM
gimli
only 4 boxes today



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March 14, 2006, 07:35 PM
make-mine-marvel
ONE more box -
hate to say it -
but probably my LAST -

This time it yielded TWO sketches -
Self portraits of me & my wife -





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March 14, 2006, 08:38 PM
ztaylork
Just cracked another case, not too bad, I will just post a few of my favorites to save on space. Really like the Aragorn, can't tell if that is a sword or an arrow, maybe miss cat can shed some light on that. Smile



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March 14, 2006, 09:52 PM
Mike Lindegarde
Just thought I'd share what I found in my four boxes. I pulled seven sketch cards, so I can't complain. I got 7 of the 10 stain glass window cards and the following sketch cards:



I was kind of hoping to get a colored sketch card, so I'm more than willing to trade multiple sketch cards for one sketch card. You can see most of my sketch cards here: http://eng.utoledo.edu/~mlindega/sketchs/sketch_cards.html if you're interested.
March 14, 2006, 09:59 PM
ztaylork
Well my parents just called me with their case break (they arene't really good with a scanner, but they pulled this card:





So I decided to crack another case, as we got these two cases from the same place and they had the same number on the side (and the same number as my other Kayanan case) and here is what it yielded: ( I like to call it the Dan Parsons case Smile and the other card Smile




If anyone needs me to rub there cases for them, I feel like my magic is running hot!!, as I complete the ritual before any big release!!! Smile (for any Artemis fans)

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March 14, 2006, 11:04 PM
spidergoblin
Eek
O U T S T A N D I N G....

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Bernie...

If you would like to view my want/have lists,then go to my trading site at the following.
SpiderGoblins Trading Site

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"it traps,it kills,it eats....that's what a good spider does"
Alice Cooper