Originally Posted by wolffer12
You can bet your ass that every shop owner in America ordered the max on this product. Topps prints to order and last year not every owner took the max which is why prices jumped.
Last year every shop owner in America ordered the max for BC and TC and look what happened? There was a boat load of it and the value tanked. What do you think is going to happen with Bowman this year? For those of you who bought in good luck. I hope you sell soon because there is a ton of this stuff out there.
Allocations were cut this year so the max was less at every store. And I believe someone already pointed out that hobby and jumbo is sold out at most places now, or marked up very high.
I agree that there is a ton of this stuff out there, but it's in the form of retail. It's the perfect business strategy. Crank the presses on retail but make it desirable by adding a sweet retail exclusive auto checklist and purple refractors numbered to 700. Limit production on hobby/jumbo, thus making it more desirable and colorful for shops and those who want refractors.
And remember, TC and BC started to tank a couple of weeks before release. Everyone saw the writing on the wall and bailed. Bowman has gone up in price every day this week and the "Sold Out" signs on these websites tell me that it's gone already. Jumbo will be $2,000 in no time.