#SM-JB - Josh Beckett - Ultimate Star Materials - The first Red Sox card that was pulled was this Josh Beckett jersey card. Nothing too flashy but I was psyched as this is the first Beckett relic card in my collection. Hopefully he can turn it around this year and return to 2007 form. The Sox are going to need that if they expect to keep pace with the Yankees this year.
#PM-JP - Jonathan Papelbon - America's Pastime (#'d 3/50) - Wow! I was beyond excited to see Dan reveal this card. I've got a couple of Papelbon jersey cards, but nothing even close to this. I love the design on the card and serial numbered to 50 is OK in my book. The best part about it has to be that three colored jersey piece though. It instantly became the best jersey card in my collection, but that didn't last long. I would've been satisfied with these two cards alone, but in the very last pack this appeared...Despite my initial worries I couldn't have been happier with how this break went. I made out pretty well, others made out better, some worse. All in all I thought the break was a huge success. I was pretty naive as this was my first break, but I think you really need to do an elite product like this. After all, isn't the point of a group break to get some cards you could never normally afford on your own? Not only that, but it worked out great that the number of total cards was limited, it kept the break from going on for too long. Not only that, but a product like this where almost every card is a "hit", had me at the edge of my seat for the entire break.
#UTM-FJ - Fergie Jenkins - Ultimate Team Materials (#'d 10/25) - I don't even know what to say about this one. What a great card! This is an actual patch as opposed to a jersey swatch, and it's the only patch in my collection so far. Not only that, but a Red Sox patch of a Cy Young winner and Hall of Famer to boot!
Dan, thank you so much for organizing this! The break was awesome, the videos were great, and I couldn't be happier with my cards. If you ever decide to try one of these again I am definitely in!