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To break or not to break?

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I looking at an interesting situation. I recently won a hobby box of 2013 Bowman Platinum baseball from Topps (some Facebook thing - take a survey, respond to the post, and you are entered to win).

Now, my situation, which I admit is a good one to have. I'm not a baseball collector, so do I:

A) Sell the box on eBay
B) Break the box to satisfy my urge to break a box and possibly pull something big that I could either sell or trade for hockey stuff
C) Sit on the box for a while and hope it will go up in value

Option A is the "safest" option and gets me some $$$ in a relatively short amount of time, which I could use to buy some hockey wax (UD1) or singles. Option B is more risky, but the upside is a lot bigger. Option C is the most risky, and the upside is questionable, at best.

Realistically, there's zero chance I'd be able to store the box for any significant period of time before I'd break it. My conservative side is swayed by Option A. The hopelessly-addicted-to-sports-cards side wants Option B. On the plus side, since I won the box my wife can't really complain about it.

What would you do?


  1. yazfan71's Avatar
    I guess if it were me & I won a box of Hockey cards, I'd sell it unopened to get something that fit in my collection. Congrats on winning the contest!
  2. Jeff1948's Avatar
    Break the box..too tempting. Could pull something that would fetch more on Ebay than what you would get for the box. Hey, any interest in a '94-'95 Be A Player Wayne
    Gretzky auto ? Looking to sell.
  3. 19kgreen64's Avatar won in, it's free!....sit down at your desk, grab some sleeves, relax, break the damn box and have some fun.......what fun is there in watching a bunch of e-bay low-ballers trying to snipe a cheap box.

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