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(10-22-2012 05:32 AM)uvaspina Wrote: I don't know the exact odds for pulling various cards, but they list them on the back of the boxes/packs. Traditionally, I believe, the odds of pulling a high-end (low numbered, auto, GU etc) were not as good in retail packs/boxes. Nowadays, I don't think the difference is as great (between retail and hobby). Of course, if you buy a hobby box, you're "guaranteed" to get the number of autos/GU/hits listed. I've seen a lot of guys pull some really nice stuff from retail. I think the consensus is, if you're going to spend a couple hundred bucks on boxes/packs, try buying jumbo or hobby boxes (rather than retail). Slightly cheaper per pack cost.
(10-22-2012 01:00 AM)montanadan Wrote: bought a few boxes of cards 19.99 at target. 2012 topps chrome, ud football, topps heritage. nothing special. is it harder to pull inserts from these retail boxes? can you buy hobby boxes at retail? been years since I bought cards...
(10-22-2012 06:19 AM)uvaspina Wrote: Also, be on the lookout for blasters (those $19.99 boxes you bought) that are on sale for 40%-50% off. You'll often see deals like that at Walmart (usually on the previous year's product). A price like that tempts me every time.