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Flurry
My fiance's father has always just bought a few packs of baseball cards at a time from walmart or target. He's never gotten anything really good.

I was thinking about buying him a baseball hobby box $200.00 or less. I would like to see him get some good hits, auto's and what not, just some cool cards.

What hobby box do you think I should get where he has the best chance for a lot of good exciting cards?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
ffman
Anytime you buy a hobby box you are taking a risk. You could buy a $500 box that promises high-end hits and only come out with a fraction of what you paid.

That said, here are a few possibilities for 2012 products. The prices are from Dave and Adam's Card World (www.dacardworld.com)

2012 Topps Allen and Ginter - $77.95

Many collectors love these for the minis. 24 packs per box, 1 mini per pack. Each box guarantees three hits - either game-used, autographs, or rip cards. Typically, you'll get three GU - but the autographs are typically nice if you hit one.

http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/20...eball-hobby-box

2012 Topps Archive - $77.95

A throwback to older Topps sets. Base cards and inserts are set in vintage Topps designs. You get 2 on-card Fan Favorites autographs per box. Bryce Harper also has a short-printed RC in the set that is a tough pull.

http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/20...eball-hobby-box

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen - $95.95

GQ is similar to Allen and Ginter - it is reminiscent of a product from the late 1800s and includes 1 mini card per pack. Each box offers 2 autograph and 2 game-used cards.

http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/20...eball-hobby-box

I would also give the following product consideration for the price.

2012 Leaf The Living Legend: Pete Rose - $17.95

Each box contains 10 packs of base cards and 1 guaranteed Pete Rose autograph. The autograph will either be an autographed card or a redemption card for a piece of autographed memorabilia.

http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/20...eball-hobby-box

$18 for a Pete Rose autograph? Sign me up!
aceecards
try this.

try a box of Ginter Id recommend 2010

and a box of jumbo bowman 2012

that way you get a nice mix
Flurry
Thank you both very much!!
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