(10-10-2011 10:38 PM)dbacks08 Wrote: Value schmalue. Rip the darn thing. I don't know how anyone's curiosity doesn't get the best of them. I'd rip that card immediately with no second thought to how much I could flip it for on Ebay.
But then, my philosophy for my cards is that I am a collector, not a profiteer.
(10-11-2011 12:32 AM)dbacks08 Wrote: <-------- Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. I'm very much a purist when it comes to collecting. This whole secondary market business with Ebay, while nice because I've found a few cards on there to add to my collection, has destroyed a lot of what I found fun about collecting as a kid. I still find my own brand of fun, but trying to collect a set nowadays is next to impossible because of people who buy up gazillions of boxes just for "hits" and trash the rest. It jacks up prices, and makes it hard to find other people who don't want to trade my few autographed and relic cards for insert cards or base.
I'd still rip it. Inherently, I'd be way more curious about what the mini is inside the rip card than the potential profit I could make to buy another box if I sold the thing on Ebay. I wasn't intending to be harsh toward you, just throwing out my two cents.
(10-11-2011 11:22 AM)imnotded Wrote: I didnt take it personally at all. And believe me, I am really curious as to what could be inside. But, I love to break boxes and selling it unripped gets me another opportunity to do that.