(11-15-2012 08:11 AM)yankeeman5002 Wrote: I really appreciate the suggestions. I know all too well the "thrill" of buying low end boxes and sharing them with my brother. All I buy anymore is Score football. Let me repeat...Score football.
Lowest of the low. But to me, that's fun. So there's my calling.
But there's literally NO value in low end products anymore, which in the past, at least there was a little to be had.
(11-15-2012 08:44 AM)ceocards Wrote: To get maximum enjoyment out of the hobby, refocus from a dollars and cents value to a "how much enjoyment do I get for my dollar" value. From that perspective, I don't know that there is a better hobby value than Score football. For a buck a pack, you're guaranteed a rookie, some sort of insert, a few base cards, and a chance (albeit slim) of a pull. THAT is worth a buck to me.
(11-15-2012 09:43 AM)yankeeman5002 Wrote: I really do understand what you are saying. Congrats on the Blackmon and Polamalu, by the way. I'm from Pittsburgh. Go Stillers!
It's worth a buck to me too. Absolutely. But maybe the point I am trying to get at is that as products like Score start to depreciate in value as products like Five Star get ever more popular, there will be the question..."Why do we even need Score?"...from card companies.
It seems like Topps is getting more and more high end (obviously), which will lead to them depending on high end collectors and investors more and more. And I am not a card shop owner.
I'm afraid, that's all. This isn't as much a personal post as it is an inquiry into where the hobby is heading.
(11-15-2012 10:03 AM)jaredhuizenga Wrote: Journalist right here ... if you ever want to be able to afford anything but base Topps or Score run - don't walk - to the registrar's office and change your major. I kid (sort of).
(11-15-2012 07:37 AM)rmpaq5 Wrote: Other ways to find the "random fun" are reputable dutch style auctions on the bay. Not to sound like a commercial for someone else but if you contact jacobystealshome I'm sure he can put you in contact with one of these dealers
(11-15-2012 08:11 AM)yankeeman5002 Wrote: I think Topps is trying to empty the pockets of its collectors and leave them with the least amount of value. There's really no other explanation I can think of...
(11-15-2012 08:44 AM)ceocards Wrote: 2. I disagree that there are no 'hits' in low end stuff...