Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Help For Buying 2011 and 2012 Codebreakers (How to Spot a Fraud Tips)

Hello all.  Frank here.  As some of you who follow my Twitter account now, there has been a recent problem with a Codebreaker Auto on Ebay not being the one we won in the contest. 

Specifically this listing for a Bryce Harper Ginter Codebreaker Auto is troublesome because:

1.  I won the Bryce Harper Codebreaker Auto
2.  I  still have the original, sent from Topps, in my possession.
3.  The autograph on the Ebay-Harper doesn't match the Auto that was posted on this blog months ago. (Notice the B on Ebay goes way up over the printed name, and the H is much more squished-whereas the one that was won has neither. Also the B is closed on my card, not on the Ebay one).

The Harper is a particularly poor choice given I am a Nationals fan, and really will hopefully never find myself wanting (or having) to sell the card.  It's a high ticket item, but it is also one I can assure is not going to be available. Please Read On...

Codebreaker Sold-Unsold List


This is a list of the 2011 and 2012 Codebreakers that we've won and whether we have sold them or not.  You can read more about why we would make this post here.  Currently just Frank's cards are listed.  This list will be updated with more info when it becomes available and when .

Do a quick Contrl + F search for the name you are looking for (as this is long). 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2012 CodeBreaker Set Draft!

Just like last year, we were handed a very good problem to have: having to split up our 2012 CodeBreaker Set. This year, the set was a bit too big to sit down all at once, and so  G and I took to doing our draft over the long three day weekend.  I know, poor us, right?

Anyway, since it was just the two of us, we actually didn't just go right down the list taking one pick after the other.  It's fairly well known that I am (and have been) a huge Washington Nationals fan, and so G suggested I take all the Nats cards off the top-including the coveted Harper rookie Auto.  To keep things fair, G took cards of comparable worth (I appreciate him not taking the opportunity to gauge me by stocking up on Hall of Famers), followed by a little more splitting up of cards we thought went well together.  This might make more sense if you see the list though, so here we go!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

An early anniversary gift: the 2012 Codebreaker set

As we're getting close to the 1 year mark of cracking the 2011 Ginter Code, I got a very pleasant surprise yesterday. I'll let the video speak for itself.

I don't think there is much more to add, except that the cards look awesome in person. LOVE the cream finish for the frame, I think it goes very well with the card itself.

Now, some of you who have been following the Codebreaker set story will probably notice that we still have a few 2011 names pending, and that some of the 2012 are also missing. We are in contact with Topps to sort the matter, and things should be resolved quickly.

Next, the 2012 Ginter Code Draft!!