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(06-20-2012 01:46 AM)jeep1991 Wrote: UD Black, bring it back!
(06-20-2012 03:17 AM)tristanrules Wrote: Its time for Panini to leave the hobby
(06-20-2012 07:55 AM)chasescardcave Wrote: upper deck lost all contracts with players, so they're closing their doors. sadly, that means no more UD black
(06-20-2012 11:32 AM)arod1973 Wrote: i dont think UD will let Lebron go unless they finally go bankrupt...
i dont mind either since I dont have so see more Heat cards than there already are..
(06-19-2012 07:09 PM)farnam14 Wrote: Monopolies ruin products.
(06-20-2012 05:06 PM)jpleazme805 Wrote: they have ruined the basketball card industry!!
the NBS should of known better. Stern is greedy & others involved in licenses of NBA cards should of known better.
Panini raises their prices of packs/boxes, because UD was raising theirs. They know US collectors will buy anything, because we are hungry for the next best pull or card to add to our PC.
Panini manuplicates the sports card industry by having a ton of Kobe & Durant autos (also other star players).. all low serial numbers, so it creates a false demand of product, to increase value of their cards.... but it's not working.. You can pick up a Kobe auto for under a $100... when they used to be around $150-250 or more.. Durant's Panini autos have also dropped in price.
I would love to get a Lebron auto in a Panini product, but I'd much rather have one of the other two companies come back to producing awesome NBA cards... I want 1 of the 2...
don't really care of it is UD or TOPPS.. but there needs to be COMPETITION amongst NBA Card Manufacturers...
"MONOPOLIES SHOULD BE ILLEGAL"
(06-21-2012 04:25 PM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: I agree with the "watered down" remark, it doesn't actually bother me. I don't collect for my PC to have a high value, and I don't bust for ROI (though I'm happy when there's a good ROI of course). It's kind of good for common collector who wants a Kobe/Durant AU and has $125 to spend. Do they want to buy a box of cards and chance getting it, or just go out and buy one on eBay or elsewhere? There are some people out there who only really want one card of a player and they are satisfied, they may not (don't know how this could be) like busting product, maybe they lack the gambler gene.