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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Burbank Sportscards Story and Finds! Reply with quote

Iíve got a story to share. So, we all know (Iím assuming so at least) about Burbank Sportscards and their ďpricingĒ of cards. Iíve bought from them online since the early days of Beckett.com and found a lot of cards from them. Iíve over-paid on plenty and even managed to score a few for lower than what they had the cards listed for. I live about two hours north of Burbank but have never ventured south to go into the store in person.

Last year, my brother-in-law started getting curious about baseball cards after he started following the San Francisco Giants in 2014. So, I answered his questions about cards and collecting, even giving him a ďgeneralĒ rundown of the hobby and the changes itís undergone over recent years.

I told him about Burbank and he said we should go sometime. Well, for my birthday, he decided we should drive down and check out the shop. I admit I didnít know what to expect. I read some reviews online and there were some bad experiences shared. I braced myself.

I am happy to share that our experience was not only fun but worth the drive and we will be going again. We spent a couple of hours looking through the .50 boxes and below youíll find what I picked up. I only made it through a few of the boxes, so Iím excited to go back and see their updated inventory. The owner gave us a tour of the warehouse and was more than cordial and his staff was just as helpful.


1995-96 Collector's Choice Player's Club Michael Jordan & 1996-97 E-X2000 Star Date 2000 Jason Kidd


1997-98 SkyBox Premium Autographics Ervin Johnson & 1998-99 E-X Century Generation E-X Antawn Jamison


1998-99 UD Ionix Kinetix Antawn Jamison & 1998-99 SPx Finite Radiance Matt Harpring (#'d /1500)


1999-00 Upper Deck HoloGrFX AUSome Baron Davis & 1999-00 Metal Scoring Magnets Ray Allen


1999-00 SPx Richard Hamilton AU/2500 RC Ė Redemption & 2003-04 UD Glass Crystal Jamal Mashburn (#'d /100)


2004-05 Topps Luxury Box 300 Amare Stoudemire (#'d /300)


2007-08 Topps Letterman Refractors Gerald Wallace (#'d /99) & 2007-08 Topps Letterman Refractors Gilbert Arenas (#'d /99)

And the best find of the day!!!


2003-04 Fleer Focus Numbers Decade Cuttino Mobley (#'d /10)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice finds
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome stuff! I was going to buy some stuff off them but they only have one card I need.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool story, Adam! I would love to go through their warehouse as well and spend some time there, got several cards from blowout back in the day.

Thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blackcrow wrote:
very cool story, Adam! I would love to go through their warehouse as well and spend some time there, got several cards from blowout back in the day.

Thanks for sharing!


Thanks Jan. Happy to share. The warehouse is crazy and that's where they store all the cards they have listed online. They have two computers set up in the front of the store where you can search for cards, select what you want, and they'll go in the warehouse and grab them for you.
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99-00 Topps Gold Label All Classes (Gold, Black, Red) 272/900: 81%

Colossians 1:9-14
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/vaterstix/Anfernee%20Hardaway%20PC/

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good birthday? Sounds like a blast.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, you got all of those out of .50 boxes? Holy cow, that's incredible.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bdowden23 wrote:
Wait, you got all of those out of .50 boxes? Holy cow, that's incredible.


Sure did Very Happy

Already trying to plan another trip because there were more boxes to go through.
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99-00 Topps Gold Label All Classes (Gold, Black, Red) 272/900: 81%

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vaterstix wrote:
bdowden23 wrote:
Wait, you got all of those out of .50 boxes? Holy cow, that's incredible.


Sure did Very Happy

Already trying to plan another trip because there were more boxes to go through.


Keep me in mind for numbered Kukoc stuff. Especially for that price.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! Wish there was something like this in Australia, we're missing out here! lol
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kukocitb wrote:
vaterstix wrote:
bdowden23 wrote:
Wait, you got all of those out of .50 boxes? Holy cow, that's incredible.


Sure did Very Happy

Already trying to plan another trip because there were more boxes to go through.


Keep me in mind for numbered Kukoc stuff. Especially for that price.


Will do!
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99-00 Topps Gold Label All Classes (Gold, Black, Red) 272/900: 81%

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GarnettFan4Life wrote:
Very cool! Wish there was something like this in Australia, we're missing out here! lol


The Burbank shop is rare here in the states. I'm not aware of any other shops with so much inventory.
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99-00 Topps Gold Label All Classes (Gold, Black, Red) 272/900: 81%

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