06-07-2013, 03:40 PM #11
My views don't show a money hungry gambler who is upset at some bad luck (I actually had some relatively decent luck in my box breaks). To the contrary, they show someone who has come to realize the difference between a calculated risk modified by some factor of enjoyment versus a complete and total rip off. I think the companies are beginning to shade towards the latter. Even idealists like you should be concerned about that. Next time you pull 4 rookies, 2 jerseys and a couple scrub autos in your $100 to $200 box, just tell yourself that it was fun. That will make everything right.
06-07-2013, 04:00 PM #12
You are so correct in that these boxes are totally searchable. Easy to pick out the patches and silhouettes. One of our locals opened the first box of the case for packs but he pulls the packs for you since it is so easy to spot the "big" hits. Said it would be the last box that he packs out. Other local, you buy boxes only, NO pack sales.
Very seldom do you ever get the price of box back, but then I open for the thrill of the hunt. Money loser for sure, since 99% of the time if I get a big hit I keep it for my collection even if it is a player / team that I do not collect.
06-07-2013, 04:27 PM #13
as far as the post before this one, all I will say is thank you sir, for proving my point.
As soon as you use the term "get your money back out of a break" even if you are saying that you don't expect to, it still shows your approach to the hobby.
I don't spend money on cards that I can't afford to lose. That way I never have to worry about getting my money back out of them. All I worry about is having a fun break once in a while, to occupy myself and add to my collection a bit.
06-07-2013, 06:09 PM #14
06-07-2013, 06:13 PM #15
not sure the name, flea market LCS in Brockville Ontario
06-07-2013, 07:33 PM #16
I agree that Anthology has greatly improved since last year fro what I've seen so far, and they kept it around the same pricepoint. If the rookie crop had been of better quality, this product would have been one of the best of the year for its price range. If Panini keeps this up 13/14 Anthology is going to be killer with the rookies that are coming in. Nice break, it's always nice to hit a Silhouette!
On a side note, I'd like to pick up the Staal GU if it is available (preferably trade).
06-07-2013, 09:33 PM #17
This thread is strange, maybe I'm alone, but I still get a thrill out of every jersey I get, regardless of the product/player/color. They should not have their status as a "hit" to be revoked. Some people like collecting as opposed to selling...anywho....
Nice break, that Gagner is pretty nice, hopefully the wait isn't too long
06-07-2013, 10:10 PM #18