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Friday, January 4, 2019

Wrap Up Time

The AREA 40 megabreak has now come to a close. I must say it was more of a daunting task than I imagined but still a ton of fun!  Hundreds and hundreds of packs later and we have ended up with 351 hits.  Kudos to our winner Adam Sanders who almost nailed it on the head!

Sorting is now complete and packaging is next. I hope to start mailing next week.  I thought a good way to wrap this up might be to share some of the best hits and where they are headed.  Everyone that signed up will receive a package and I'm proud of that!  Buckle up for the top 15 imho that are headed into the blogosphere!

 A double header of hit king autos. Rose 1 is heading to GTT and the HOF is bound for Corky
 A beautiful May's that is going to Ryan G
 Jedi Jeff scores the Lopez
 Dickey will be found with the Lost Collector
 This tennis gem will be served up to Tim B
 Rock and Roll all night...Paul is going to Night Owl and Gene is bound for Raz
 Might belongs to James L
 Oh Chloe. She didnt quite make my cut so Daily Dimwit scores this one
 Gavin scores the Cubbies plate
 Gregory is grooving with this relic
 Brandon L scores the triple relic via random
 Gavin take at seat at the bar. The Herman is yours
 AJ scores the RIVERA. I almost kept him but had other cards to keep
 The final card I decided to release is now going to GCRL
A stunning Lange is now the property of Jafronius

Now to finish this off...here are the cards I decided to keep

 This relic from AHS was just too cool
 Sorry AJ but had to keep this beauty
 Couldn't let this tennis quad go
 Thought the Ham was pretty swell
 A truly non negotiable keep BROTHER
 Had to keep Handsome Harley
 No Ali in boxing but I liked this quad
 Shes not leaving Hazel Green
 The King
This may be my favorite of the whole break. A super long shot of one of my childhood favorites!

I'll save my goodbyes for the final post once I have everything in the mail! HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. Incredible stuff! Thanks again for everything, Wes!

  2. Wow, that was a great stuff (esp. that Sharapova auto!) Congrats to Adam for winning the contest. I can't wait to see what everyone will receive from this mega-break. Truly appreciate all your hard work and generosity!

  3. That looks like a heck of a break. I don't blame you for keeping the cards you did. Congrats to Adam for winning the contest, couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

  4. Whoa! I can't believe I won! Thanks for sharing those hits Wes and thanks for all your contributions over the years.

  5. Wow, those are some really stunning cards!

  6. This is awesome and so incredibly generous. Can't argue with keeping the Gehrig! What a remarkable card!

    And thank you so much for the Yankees - the Dickey and Rivera are awesome. Very excited for both heading my way, and they will both have a permanent place in my collection.

  7. Over the top Wes. Gotta say. Love the Harley Race. Well done. Very generous

  8. Those HOF plaque cuts are pretty sweet. Cant say it enough, super generous and nice of you Wes.

  9. Those are some amazing pulls! That had to be so much fun!

  10. I know I missed the deadline but expect something coming your way...

  11. Lots of cool stuff there, and that's just a small percentage of it!

  12. That Mia Hamm is really cool - my dad flew with her dad in the Air Force...

  13. Wow, that's a lot of sorting and packaging! I just finished a multi-send contest and it can't even come close to this! Fine job. And fine Sharapova auto!

  14. Those are some pulls. That Harley Race is a REALLY well signed card. And just gorgeous.

  15. This is probably the most epic break that any of us will see in our lifetime. Congrats on pulling so many sweet cards and for including so many people in on this. Glad you found some keepers. Hope you have a great 2019.

  16. Wowza. Those are some epic pulls there. That Sharapova is sweet! So is the Hogan/Beefcake. I think my favorite is that Jackie Robinson jersey card. Love the photo that Topps chose. Happy New Year to you too! I'll save my goodbye for your final post.

  17. Thank you for doing this break, you pulled some amazing cards.

  18. I won something? YES! Was there a contest? I never knew about one.

  19. So many awesome cards. Great job powering through. The Harley Race, Sharapova, and Mia Hamm are definitely keepers. Great fun for everyone for sure. Thanks!

  20. An epic finale for an epic break! Gehrig, The King, and Jackie Robinson?!?! I would love to see a pic of the stacks of cards being donated!

  21. Those are some amazing and beautiful hits. I'm sure all those getting cards will be staggered. Bravo!

  22. god bless you and thank you for the time& work which you put into the break.

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