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Old 12-08-2008, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 3 month old son and i'm thinking about starting a tradition where i buy my him a box of baseball cards every Christmas and I am wondering what to buy. I want something that has the players real rookie cards so I was thinking about Bowman Draft or Donruss Elite Extra Edition. What do you guys think? Thanks for you input.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anybody there to offer a little help?
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have purchased a box of both and my personal opinion is the Bowman cards are a good looking card and nice variations of the rookie cards..
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if you look under box breaks I do have some of the Donruss EEE cards break with pics and also have some picks on my photobucket
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Personally given his age, the box idea is great, but there is one issue with it...redemption's. If you buy and hold product given today market your bound to get a redemption or two if he ever chooses to open or sell them. I myself would think you'd be better of with a full base set (or even a set that includes the SP's)....this way you'd have the sets inhand. Lots of ways to do things though...maybe an auto from the #1 pick that year, or even AL, NL, All-star game, or WS MVP's.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't collect boxes for my two boys, just complete sets. They are almost 2 & 1, so they have a while to go to understand it. But, I have been putting together 2 master Sets (w/SP's not Autos) of each brand that I really like. Plus a set of an easier to get Parallel set (ie Topps/Bowman Base Refractor sets). I did it this way just not get stuck with redemptions or possibly damaged card from a box. (Thanks for stealing my thunder Fish But it has worked out really well for me. If you want any other ideas just PM me. Thanks and keep up the great work. He will love whatever you do!!!!! Rob
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I would have to go with the Bowman Chrome.

I remember I got a box of 05' and I got a ton of today's stars rookies.

(Russ Martin for example)
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I would go with sets...this is what my Dad did for me. Have every Topps set from 79 til now.
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I agree with the idea of a set of Bowman Chrome. Their "1st Bowman Chrome" cards are still respected as a player's first true rookie card. In addition, if you buy boxes, there's obviously no guarantee of sets, and the autographs are really hit or miss (in a bad way) in terms of having them as an investment.
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I would go Bowman Draft, but fishy is right. Buy a complete set vs. boxes, with as many redemptions as are running in all this falls products.
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Thanks for all the help.
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