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41butch
post Mar 12 2021, 01:08 AM
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Finally got to make this purchase. I got 1 Artifacts hobby, UD 1 Hobby, and 1 MVP Hobby

Started with Artifacts had 1 7pack blaster box from a couple weeks ago

20-21 Artifacts blaster 7 packs 5 cards per price tag $17.50

33 base cards
1 Rookie Redemption #181 Anaheim Ducks Jani Hakanpaa
1 Blue Sapphire #65 Joe Thornton 102/499

These boxes really offer nothing but base cards. Was lucky enough to pull a Redemption
card 1 in 60 packs

20-21 Artifacts Hobby 8 packs 4 cards per (only 3 cards in packs with a memorabila card)
30 cards total price tag $139.95 sad.gif

22 base cards
2 high numbered Stars #'s 102 Eric Staal 49/499, 106 John Carlson 48/499
1 high numbered Copper Stars #131 Claude Giroux 133/299
1 low numbered Autumn #94 Jean-Gabriel Pageau 58/75
1 Rookie Redemption #209 Vegas Golden Knights Dylan Coghlan /999
1 Materials Gold #42 Tuukka Rask 101/175 (1 yellow and 1 black
1 Rookie Materials Gold #169 Gabe Vilardi 281/599 (1 white and 1 silver
1 Materials Autographs Purple #105 Marc-Andre Fleury Double Patch 5/10
( 1 black and gold and 1 Black/gold/white/black jawdrop.gif


My son actually pulled this card in the first pack opened. Only card that made this break
worth the price tag. Box prices are unreal these days.

I hope to break my other boxes this weekend.
Thanks for the read.


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post Mar 14 2021, 12:17 AM
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Sheesh only one rookie in hobby? I just can't buy any Artifacts, no point. But lucky pull in the blaster and awesome Fleury hit.


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Nice box of Artifacts and nice pull on the blaster. Your hobby box was killer and lucky. I got in a 3 box break and watched two of the three boxes just have numbered cards as hits. Beyond that the prices are as you said unreal. At $140 for a hobby box, and seeing some boxes contain no hits, I just cannot see buying it, but it is selling out. That is the hobby right now, boxes that were $40 just over a year ago are now $125+. It is just crazy. UD hobby boxes that used to be $70 now are selling at $130 and up. I hope this trend ends, but not sure if it will. Might be time to stop collecting.



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It would be really hard to stop collecting, but will start being a little more specific on what I collect. Football and Basketball are even more nuts. Glad I have not been collecting those sports.
Prices are just nuts, but some of the older boxes I have shelved over the years mostly the Upper Deck have also seen a jump in value. Not that I intend on selling them. But I suppose I could be tempted.
I am pleased with my Artifacts break, but I have also been hearing about some damaged cards bad edges and corners saw a few of these in my base cards. Numbered and memorabilia cards looked good though.

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Nice box of Artifacts and nice pull on the blaster.  Your hobby box was killer and lucky.  I got in a 3 box break and watched two of the three boxes just have numbered cards as hits.  Beyond that the prices are as you said unreal.  At $140 for a hobby box, and seeing some boxes contain no hits, I just cannot see buying it, but it is selling out.  That is the hobby right now, boxes that were $40 just over a year ago are now $125+.  It is just crazy.  UD hobby boxes that used to be $70 now are selling at $130 and up.  I hope this trend ends, but not sure if it will.  Might be time to stop collecting.
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Yeah damages have gone up. In UDS1, I have two packs of Glossy OPC from tins where the foiling is missing. Then I was in a break of hobby case and got a random assortment of base cards and within that group I had about 10-15 missing foil as well. Luckily the larger portion were fine and all the hits were fine as far as the foil goes. I would imagine they probably cut back on their quality control people due to the pandemic? Not sure, but that is the only thing I can think of why cards are coming out like this. Also, I think the shippers are overworked and are being more careless with packages (tossing them around more than they used to since so busy).



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