(11-15-2012 05:23 AM)JMarchand1981 Wrote: Is the Criner auto of any type of color or is it a base auto? I would say the Dez Sepia was the best hobby pull(lots of Cowboys fans in the world). IMO the blasters could have been worse...but they could have been better. It looks like the rack packs were pretty good to you.
MY question is about the Hightower Black refractor. Is it FT by any chance?
(11-15-2012 08:26 AM)bselje Wrote: I kind of like the rack pack return for you. But if you are looking for autos - you will definitely get one in hobby and you could spend $500 in retail and not get one (not likely - just sayin...)
But its hard to complain about the ROI on blasters or rack packs if you take the auto guarantee out of the equation. Just my opinion of course.
I've bought 3 blasters with no autos, but a nice bunch of rookies, parallels and inserts. (Similar to yours) I will buy a box of hobby, just to take a shot at a good auto but I will probably end up with a Criner type pull - lol.
One question though - on the sticker auto from the rack pack - does anyone know if there are sticker autos AND on card autos for the same players? In other words, are all of the rookie autos in retail or are their on card versions of the same player in hobby?
(11-15-2012 12:33 PM)chevy man 22 Wrote: Yeah I don't believe in the one is a better value than the other. The bottom line is hits are random and will be different from box to box and pack to pack. So because you hit one bad box and a few good retail packs doesn't really mean the bad box isn't the better value overall.
(11-15-2012 12:37 PM)Magnifico21 Wrote: I'd be interested in the Dez sepia if it's for trade?
(11-15-2012 12:36 PM)crazyforkinsler5 Wrote: If you want an auto that you will sell for $5 then buy the Hobby box. But if you're looking for more value, it looks like the rack packs or blaster boxes delivered more in value. You got more inserts, refractors and all. The only you didn't get is an auto.
With the exception of Griffin and Luck, most base autos from this stuff won't sell for more than $10-$12 in my opinion.
I have never bought a hobby box of Topps Chrome and have been putting sets together every year since 2007 through blasters and rack packs, trading away any doubles I get.