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post Dec 6 2007, 06:04 PM
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Let's try something different...

I have $250 to spend on unopened boxes and I want your input on which boxes to buy. The boxes can be from any sport and any year.

Now, here's the key point...

The goal is to maximize the return on this purchase and keep this going as long as possible. In other words, I'm going to buy $250 worth of boxes, open the boxes and then sell the cards (except for whatever goes into my personal collection). Then, we'll see how much is available to spend on the next group of boxes. Will the amount go up or go down? That might just depend on how well the boxes are selected! wink.gif

So, here's your chance to spend my money! Please provide your list of boxes to purchase with the $250 along with explanations as to why you believe each box would be a wise use of the available money.

Let's have some fun with this and see what we learn (good or bad) along the way!

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Cool idea, Bob! I'll leave the recommendations to box experts with a little more 2007 hobby-box experience than me.


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I have a real nice gem mint cardboard box for ya and i will only charge 230 lmk it use to be pc but ill move it for ya =)




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QUOTE(ffman @ Dec 6 2007, 06:07 PM)
Cool idea, Bob!  I'll leave the recommendations to box experts with a little more 2007 hobby-box experience than me.
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It will be interesting to see the different approaches that are taken. For example, some will likely suggest multiple products while others will likely suggest one high-end box. Some will likely suggest products they "like" while others will provide eBay sales data to support their suggestions. The different ideas are what should make this fun!

Of course, opening the boxes via LIVE video will be part of this and then related discussions on where and how to sell various cards.

Lots and lots of things are involved with this one!

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On the surface, certain things would be easier to know. However, are they?

For example, what sells best - baseball, basketball, football, hockey or racing? unsure.gif

By the way, as many of you know from hanging out here, many of the things related to this concept are not along the lines of my normal process. I open boxes for fun - and only fun - and end up keeping cards for years and years. The idea of opening boxes and immediately selling the cards might take a little time for me to get used to. laugh.gif

However, there's certainly others within the hobby that take this approach and take it often. So, I'm hoping this will be a learning experience as well - just not sure what we're going to learn yet. unsure.gif laugh.gif

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Or if you can still find them

3 tins of Sweet Spot classic!

or maybe some Hockey sweet spot tins!


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Are you referring to football for both as well as 2007 for both?

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Steve,

Are these your suggestions of products for consideration?

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2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Baseball Hobby Tin/Box $89.99

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2007 Upper Deck SP Rookie Threads Football Hobby Box $223.99

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Sounds pretty cool Bob!

Here are my ideas

2006 Fleer Flair Showcase
Price 38.99
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2 Game Used and 1 Auto per box on average, and Upper Deck has some pretty nice autos in there. You could also pull a Rookie Nameplate.

2005 Bowman's Best X2
Price: 47.99 X 2 = 95.98
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Total Price: 248.95

My thinking is buy some less expensive products to maximize your chance for getting a big pull and paying for your boxes.

Or if you are feeling more riskier you could just buy 2 boxes of SP Authentic Football at 118.99 for $237.98. The patch autos sell really well!!!

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Thanks for the input, Bill. Based on your enthusiasm for football cards, I'm going to assume that all of the products are football. tongue.gif

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You GOTTA get some basketball in there somewhere.


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2007 BDP next week!!!



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Bob, you need to get some 2007 Leaf Limited Football! wink.gif


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OK here goes nothin!!!!

2 Boxes of DK see DK breaks for proof!
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QUOTE(Hallsgator @ Dec 6 2007, 07:02 PM)
2007 BDP next week!!!
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If Bob can wait 3 years to sell the cards that's a great idea! laugh.gif


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Not even close to being true. BDP cards sell hot right out of the gate. I bet he could make more money of one box off of BDP than any other box in the same price range.



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You should be able to get this for less than $250:
2007/08 Topps Echelon Basketball HOBBY Box

Greg Oden auto RC are selling on ebay well over $200
Plus other autos are selling for $100

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Stay away from Echelon, I think EVERY Oden auto has been pulled already tongue.gif


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QUOTE(Kmart6nets @ Dec 6 2007, 06:57 PM)
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