I personally love it when a 1/1 is found in a Beckett Box Busters box and “outrage” erupts from a seemingly always agitated few.
Because the 1/1 is nowhere close to being what it used to be.
Ever wonder how many 1/1s have been made?
Well, I looked up last year’s total — just for baseball.
It will surprise you. Find out how many were made after the jump …
How many of those were found in Box Busters videos? Fewer than five. How many were found by you, personally? (If you even bother to open wax.)
Even better, after doing more digging, it seems that there are nearly 340,000 1/1 cards listed in the Beckett database — just for baseball.
Frankly, I’ve seen many more impressive cards found by others — cards rarer, cards more expensive — out of many a collectors’ boxes. (Even boxes provided to other outlets free by card companies, too, but we’ll not dwell on that.)
Oh, and the card above? As always, the notable pulls will go into collectors’ hands. Look for details on how you can win that card in Beckett Baseball No. 56 … coming soon.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.