Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Feature: Man at the Shop With Submarine Shane

Most of you are familiar with Submarine Shane from his work with Mario over on Wax Heaven, and now he will have a similar place here on SCU. For those of you who havent seen his previous exploits, Shane loves breaking boxes, and busts just about every product that is released. He has offered his reports as an informative look into what people actually get when they go to the shop and bust wax off the shelf.

This past week, he was able to visit his local shop with the hopes of busting some of the new products, coming away with two high dollar breaks. For the first one, although he is a professed triple threads hater, he said he bought two boxes to try his luck and see what he could pull. He had some nice luck with one of his boxes, but the other had the normal triple threads content. In his words, "I opened those and wasn’t too impressed."

Here are the scans:


In terms of normal Triple Threads ideals, the Stafford is a good pull, but even in this case, I wouldnt touch it with someone else's ten foot pole. As I said before, spelling out "Prime" in diecut windows is absolutely the dumbest thing I have ever seen. When the "I" is the same size as the player picture, and the card looks like that, I cant believe people actually like this product. The other cards are the typical two dollar hits you usually get from a box, and overall, Shane took a bath on these boxes.

Shane also revisited an old favorite, 2006 National Treasures, with the hopes of leaving with something more than a story.

Here are the results:


The Theismann/Riggins card is probably the best pull, though the Roethlisberger logo /10 is a good one too. I would say this is a pretty below average box, though some of the cards like the Montana /25 are ones that I wouldnt mind having. Nothing spectacular, but at least its better looking than the Topps abortion from above.

Shane describes his day as, "I think it would be safe to say that I should have opened the Treasures first and forgot about the Triple Threads," and I wholeheartedly agree. Obviously.

Check back periodically, as I believe this is a pretty important service Shane is providing to the readers here at the site. Instead of relying on adver-breaks from companies that send their boxes out, here are actual breaks from boxes people buy every day.

Thanks again to Shane for offering to do this.


  1. Wow that was quick.

    Submarine Shane.


  2. Man, Triple Thread and NT are just night and day. Class vs. Crass.

    Be good to see Submarine Shane stuff again too.

  3. As a University of GA grad, I'd love to have that triple threads Stafford, Moreno, Massaquoi. Nice card.