If there is one thing that box breaks have proven to all of us it is that there is no shortage of people who collect baseball cards but have no idea how to make videos.
Most are painful to watch. 90 seconds in and I’m ready to see what time the Andy Griffith rerun starts. I don’t need to see you open every pack like it’s a gift from Babe Ruth himself. Get in, get out and make me a laugh along the way.
I suppose we can’t expect everyone to know video editing.
We can’t expect them to know anything about real entertainment value or handle the role of "talent".
But it’s a painful experience just about every time out.
That’s why I was encouraged to see what Andrew Long and his associates have done. I actually watched the whole thing. It’s a nice mix of dorkiness and humor and they spent some time on it.
The only really unwatchable part is when they pull off the Johnny Oates cut autograph. The poor man died a young death from cancer and Upper Deck chops off half of his signature to make the card.
RIP, Johnny.You’re a good man who deserved better.
Oh, and if you’re wanting to buy a box after you watch the video, here’s a link to 2009 Legendary Cuts on eBay