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(12-27-2013 09:43 PM)DrMitchJ Wrote: I've got a question:
The 2013 set with the Babe Ruth silk card ... Has anyone opened theirs! Were the 5 card rookie exclusives any good? Is there a list of who you'd get in the factory box?
(12-28-2013 01:44 PM)jtysver1 Wrote: I don't think base sets have enough value to keep sealed. At most they go between 50-100 all the way back to 1980 or so and rarely go up in value. If there are valuable cards in the set, you generally can sell or trade those if you want and get your value back from the set. But if that's what you want, collect those separately. If you are buying the set to have a complete set, then it doesn't matter whether you open it or not. Its not like people are going to be beating down your door to buy sealed sets off of you.
If you are a dealer and plan on buying 15-20 sealed sets to re-sell, then by all means keep them sealed. But if you are the collector, open them. If you bought the set to hand off to someone else or trade or sell, then don't open it. It all depends on why you collect what you collect.