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Old 03-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1 Box of Prospect Rush. Not Good.

So, I usually don't buy boxes that are hundreds of dollars. I usually talk my wife into a box of Draft and feel lucky when she's cool with it. However, this time I told her how it was the best odds to pull something great and even if you don't, you generally get a graded auto that is still pretty nice. She went along with it and now I wish she hadn't. I'd put this up against any other, non error packed, box for lowest resale value. It was box 264 of 500. Two non auto base chrome slabs. Here's the damage:




The last 3 Meadows 9.5s have averaged about $13.
The last 2 Darvish 9s have averaged $5 with the most recent one selling for $3.
The Melky Mesa sells for around $10.
The Hultzen might sell for a buck if I shipped it free.
The Trout might sell for $2 on a great day.

All in all, it'd be tough to sell my wife on another $200 box of cards when my return was right around $30. Oh well, swing and a miss.

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lets see the Comment War begin...
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Thanks for getting one of the worst boxes (I hope) off the market.
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You know when there are 2 slabs in a box, you got a dud box. If anyone opens and sees only one slab...that's a "winning" box.
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You know when there are 2 slabs in a box, you got a dud box. If anyone opens and sees only one slab...that's a "winning" box.
agreed, that seems to be true!
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seriously, why the f---- are there BGS 9 base cards in this product?
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seriously, why the f---- are there BGS 9 base cards in this product?
This. I'd rather have a raw one.
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You know when there are 2 slabs in a box, you got a dud box. If anyone opens and sees only one slab...that's a "winning" box.
I agree and I think that's a problem. I watched Houdini's break and he could tell just from holding the box whether there was one slab or two. If he could do it, anyone who has handled any quantity of the product could as well. I bought my box from Blowout, and I'm assuming everything is on the up and up, but the guy who picked the box to ship to me probably knew it was a dud. That sucks.

Plus, when the two slab, dud boxes weigh more than the single slab, better boxes, what's to stop someone from buying a case, opening the lighter one slab boxes and selling the heavier dud boxes either on Ebay or back to Blowout?

All the boxes need to weigh the same or I wouldn't feel comfortable buying any more in the future.
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seriously, why the f---- are there BGS 9 base cards in this product?
Yeah. That was disappointing.
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seriously, why the f---- are there BGS 9 base cards in this product?
To make the creator a hefty profit...
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I agree and I think that's a problem. I watched Houdini's break and he could tell just from holding the box whether there was one slab or two. If he could do it, anyone who has handled any quantity of the product could as well. I bought my box from Blowout, and I'm assuming everything is on the up and up, but the guy who picked the box to ship to me probably knew it was a dud. That sucks.

Plus, when the two slab, dud boxes weigh more than the single slab, better boxes, what's to stop someone from buying a case, opening the lighter one slab boxes and selling the heavier dud boxes either on Ebay or back to Blowout?

All the boxes need to weigh the same or I wouldn't feel comfortable buying any more in the future.
probably not the greatest idea to hate on blowout on their own forum...
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To make the creator a hefty profit...
this is the truth... probably cost them 40 bucks to make this box
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probably not the greatest idea to hate on blowout on their own forum...
How exactly did I hate?
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How exactly did I hate?
by saying that an employee of blowout weighs boxes for the good boxes...
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by saying that an employee of blowout weighs boxes for the good boxes...
Never said that. Houdini wasn't weighing the boxes. He could tell by holding it whether it had one or two slabs. I'm not saying that Blowout fished out a crappy box specifically for me. I'm saying that if the guy handles a lot of this product, he can probably tell that one box weighs more than another and would thusly know whether it contains one slab or two.

I also said that my assumption is that Blowout is on the up and up.
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They might've made profit on this box, but what about the box with the Soler Super Auto? They didnt make a profit on that box! Same with the Bundy Purple Auto
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Never said that. Houdini wasn't weighing the boxes. He could tell by holding it whether it had one or two slabs. I'm not saying that Blowout fished out a crappy box specifically for me. I'm saying that if the guy handles a lot of this product, he can probably tell that one box weighs more than another and would thusly know whether it contains one slab or two.

I also said that my assumption is that Blowout is on the up and up.
They could also weigh every pack of 2010 Bowman redemption. The packs that weigh slightly more have a chrome card and thus an auto. Despite this
BO sent me a pack with a Harper auto. They are on the up and up. Not worth it to them to tarnish their reputation with the amount of wax that they move.
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They might've made profit on this box, but what about the box with the Soler Super Auto? They didnt make a profit on that box! Same with the Bundy Purple Auto
And what about the other 400 boxes of losers?
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And what about the other 400 boxes of losers?
Another incorrect statement. Guys criticize away, but please get facts straight.

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But, since the one slabbed card sucked, you got another one! It's a great deal to make great boxes!
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What's the deal with the gimmick cards?
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What's the deal with the gimmick cards?
Gotta be original cards included so it doesn't violate grab bag laws, if I remember correctly.
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Required to have the product not violate raffle/lottery laws.
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So, I usually don't buy boxes that are hundreds of dollars. I usually talk my wife into a box of Draft and feel lucky when she's cool with it. However, this time I told her how it was the best odds to pull something great and even if you don't, you generally get a graded auto that is still pretty nice. She went along with it and now I wish she hadn't. I'd put this up against any other, non error packed, box for lowest resale value. It was box 264 of 500. Two non auto base chrome slabs. Here's the damage:

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All in all, it'd be tough to sell my wife on another $200 box of cards when my return was right around $30. Oh well, swing and a miss.

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This is the part that bothers me a little. I remember reading in another thread that this product is good because (and i'm paraphrasing here) you could put a bad box of this against any other high end product, and see better results. From what I can tell, this has the resale value of a bad box of Triple Threads, and to boot, only one auto. Plus, no numbered cards as well.

I get that their are two huge winner boxes of this stuff around somewhere with the supers in it, and im sure a handful of other boxes around with great hits, but for boxes like this, it makes it still hard to justify the 200+ one of these boxes is. I was going to buy one, but I'm even more on the fence now, because it sounds so easy to tell which boxes have one slab, and which have 2. Not to mention, there is probably 15 dollars resale there after fees and shipping.
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I seen a two slab box that had a nice colored auto in it.
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