12-09-2012, 02:26 AM #11
I would do Topps Chrome as well. I love those packs. Usually, you can pull some cool looking rookies and refractors. The refractors look so nice too.
12-09-2012, 09:45 AM #12
Are you looking for one set over the years? Or one set for every year? Topps Chrome is a solid choice, but 2001 is BEYOND a pain in the butt, and it leaves you without a Brady RC in 2000. Also, wax for these products is very high compared to the value for the complete set. It would take about $400 in wax to complete the 2012 Topps Chrome set, where it can be had for less than $40 on eBay.Over 3500 Marinos with 330+ memorabilia cards (98 of which are auto'd)
Marino Most Wanted:
1) 13 UD Nationals Infinite
12-10-2012, 09:39 AM #13
I was more thinking of starting this year and then working my way forward. I might try to go back and purchase some older sets or build some on my own, but 95% of the plan is to just start this year and move forward. I know it probably sounds weird, but since I only really started focusing on card collecting within the last few weeks, and I missed the release of Chrome this year, I would prefer not to collect Chrome for this year. I will have to limit myself to one of the sets that has not been released yet. I know that's a weird way to go about it.
12-10-2012, 01:29 PM #14
Chrome just came out in the last few weeks, its not like you missed it to be honest. One thing you could benefit from is that you can get boxes cheaper a few months after release. So if a box of Prestige comes out at $100, a few months later merchants are already trying to clear shelf space for the next wave of 10 products coming and will discount them 20%-25%. So in theory, you could just pick what product you like, start collecting something a few months old, get it on the cheap, buy a few boxes, then just fill any holes you have buy trading on here or buying them from your LCS or on a well known auction site. Just a thought...
12-11-2012, 03:26 PM #15
I do not include ANY refractors in my base set, or X-fracs, or whatever. To me, that is a whole other set: The refractor set.
12-11-2012, 03:29 PM #16