Originally Posted by dthimesch
Mike I hope you don't feel like I'm fighting you along the way here. I just think that once people start opening product we are going to see the same yields per case that we normally see. That is just my opinion and I could be wrong. People keep reading all this stuff about higher print runs and horrible odds and they are freaking out thinking they are going to get a case worth of base stuff.
Brent does bring up very valid point of course about Topps messing with the odds and such. Brent have you read this whole thread? People are crying about it
I kind of agree with the freaking out though Dave. I think people have reason to be irritated, upset (if they are). I know you feel like many that I'm blowing this out of proportion to a certain extent, but I urge you to consider the numbers don't lie.
When a Buxton auto falls one out of every five hobby cases, and there are 2,100 of them available, don't you think that's a little out of whack? Imagine the amount of base, inserts, just normal value items that have to be printed to amass such a ratio.
I wish so very much you and others would not open their cases and just parse them out, which will greatly help the long-term and short-term value of this product / but I know that's not gonna happen. I really, really, really do feel that when everyone starts to see what their pulling, and what the completed auctions look like on eBay, there will be significant losses / and more importantly significant time lost.
My mind keeps telling me Topps is to blame but if the stance is "I'm gonna open them anyway", then it's Topps. We're to blame for seeing this, and still decided to accept it.
I've said and "preached" all I can on this board about it, and I'm still the loon ... so be it.