Celebrity Breaks – Gary Vaynerchuk

In this week's Celebrity Break, we highlight entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.

Gary Vee is a HUGE card collector. When Gary opens packs of cards, he opens PACKS OF CARDS. Gary sat down with Vintage Breaks owner, Leighton Sheldon, to open big-time packs of 1972 Topps basketball (possible Dr. J rookie card), 1980 Topps basketball (possible Larry Bird and Magic Johnson rookie), 1986 Fleer basketball (possible Michael Jordan rookie), and unbelievably, a sealed pouch of 1910 Polar Bear tobacco. Yes, tobacco! Check out the insane reason why and what happened to Gary when he opened the goods!

Gary Vee is the CEO of Vaynermedia and among his passions is opening packs of cards like you. When your net worth is $160 million, you can buy into some serious breaks, too. Gary invited Leighton of Vintage Breaks to his office to open packs that could hold rookie cards of Dr. J, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and even a pack of First Edition 1985 Garbage Pail Kids. THIS WEEK, a PSA 10 Garbage Pail Kid Adam Bomb just sold for $7,643! The creme de la creme of the day was a sealed pouch of 1910 Polar Bear tobacco. Long before companies like Topps put their sports cards in wax packs with a stick of gum, tobacco companies placed baseball cards in their products. You may be familiar with the most expensive baseball card of all time: the T206 Honus Wagner. Every card from the famous T206 set was placed inside tobacco pouches of various brands like Sweet Caporal Cigarettes or Piedmont Cigarettes. Gary was about to open one of those pouches – a Polar Bear tobacco pouch that could hold a baseball card that hadn’t seen the light of day in over a century! Could Gary pull a very valuable card like a Ty Cobb?! We have the full video for you:

When Gary fell out of his chair! Imagine if he pulled a pack-fresh Ty Cobb from that tobacco pack? Forget falling out of the chair; Gary may have run through his office wall. 

Gary has been known to jump into card breaks! You can see him in a 2003 Topps Chrome Black Refractor set break. You never know if a celebrity is in on your break! If you have a remarkable story, we’d love to hear it here at Card Breaks.