I finally got my box from Blowout Cards. I have to thank Danny who was able to give me a coupon at checkout that saved me a few bucks. The box itself was $56, the coupon saved me shipping. I figured for a shade under $14 a card, I couldn’t get beat down too bad.
I was going to do a video break, but I’m too shell-shocked from yesterday’s first video break experience. My hope is to at least land one Hall of Fame player and a Joba autograph would be nice since I am a Yankee fan. So here we go, four packs, one card per pack. Here are the four cards I got:
So here is my take, I’ll do the “Rising Stars” first. I have to put myself in the 2008 frame of mind. The worst card in the four has to be Brian Bocock. Even as of 2008 I couldn’t think of him as a rising star. He was with the Giants back then, but is now with the Phillies.
Next up is JR Towles, now this would have been a great in 2008 since he was definitely an up and comer. The problem is that he never quite lived up to expectations.
Finally we get to the meat of the box, Tim Raines, who was one of my favorite players in the 80s. I’m sure that this card runs about $2-$3 on the bay of E. Finally we have the Duke Snider autograph. I’ve seen a lot box breaks and this is definitely better than a lot of the breaks I have seen. I own a few Snider autographs and this will be another that gets added to the collection.
What can I say? It’s isn’t 2011 Legendary Cuts, but it doesn’t have to be it’s $56 a box while Legendary Cuts will run you $220 for one cut. I do think this is a real solid box for the money. I would buy another box, I just think $13 and change for an auto isn’t too bad.
What do you think of the box? What do you think of the product versus cost?