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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hobby vs Retail


The spastic squiggle above is purportedly a Marlon Byrd autograph from Gypsy Queen. I pulled it out of a blaster. When I bought it, I had by that time spent roughly half the money it would take to get a hobby box on retail packs and blasters. In those packs and blasters, I pulled three relic cards and two autographs. Granted, one of the relics was a duplicate, but I did get the promised two autographs that Topps failed to deliver in their Hobby product. Of course now that Bowman has been released, we'll soon see Hobby boxes of Gypsy Queen selling for half of what it did when it first came out. So it all evens up, eventually.

4 comments:

I'm Your Average Card Collector said...

I bought 8 packs of gypsy from Target th other night and got 2 relic cards. Nothing great but not bad for 24 dollars

Hackenbush said...

I like Marlon Byrd (enough to have purchased an auto card -- Goudey) but his signature is disappointing.

Anthony said...

Yeah I think some people are too harsh on retail. If you buy enough and you're ok with finding medium-level hits, retail can be fun.

gritz76 said...

Just so yous knows, I has a pile of Braves headed your way soon. wink...wink...nod...nod!