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Old 03-13-2008, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Chris has this listed at $2,729.99. How does that compare to last year? Should we get in early?
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I say most products drop after release unless the hits per box are really good. Football went down really fast from $200 to $120, and basketball will do the same thing. I am not sure if baseball will, but I think it will also.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm just thinking along the lines of Heritage. I preordered that at $670 and now it's at $770. At the price of a case of ttt I'd hate to wait and have it go up even more. Wonder if 07 did that or not
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Not sure how much a 07 case was originally, but I can tell you that the box price went from a presale of 179 up to 200 after release. The price never dropped as low as presale. I think this years price again will have a lot to do with supply and demand. I have not heard if there is in increase in the total print run/cases produced. Hopefully Topps will keep it were it was last year, but knowing them they probably increased it and if so it could drop after release. I think it is always smart to get in on presale on Topps/Bowman baseball products.
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thanks for the advice pduce. May I ask if you are going to get some of this product?
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well on the same line 07 sterling had a higher supply than 06, yet it went up from its initial $2200 a case to $2300-2350.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I did a case of 07 TT and I got in early and the price did go up near and after release. TT is a fun break but unless you're hitting something huge, not a big money maker. But if you get in early and get a good price on the case, you can probably break even at worst. Of course, that was then and this is now and the resale market is a little different.

Still, it is a heck of a fun break and I would do it again if I weren't weening myself off this stuff.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I hear ya crash! I'm looking to break one high end product this year and I'm torn between tt and sterling.
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thanks for the advice pduce. May I ask if you are going to get some of this product?
Hard to say. Last year I didn't buy pre-sale hoping it would drop. Then it went up so I decided to just buy the singles of the cards that I wanted. I rarely sell, so I figured with singles prices so low that I would just spend my 400 on singles rather than risking the 400 I was prepared to put down on only 2 boxes. With most of the singles at 20-50 dollars I was able to get a lot more hits for my money, plus they were hits I wanted. I guess I am kinda waiting to see release dates on Allen and Ginter and Bowman Chrome before I allocate funds towards TTT.
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I hear ya crash! I'm looking to break one high end product this year and I'm torn between tt and sterling.
That's a real tough call. I've done Topps Sterling two years in a row and it was great for me. I did really well this year and would have done even better had I not gotten stupid and opened the mystery packs in my 2nd case. Should have sold them sealed!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I do think it's easier however to buy a case of sterling pull the player(s) that I collect and sell off the rest as well as the mistery packs. TT if you get a case you're gonna get a couple guaranteed good hits but you might get the players you collect like pduce said. How much of the base set do you complete in a case of tt? Would be nice to collect that base set.
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Base sets went for around $150-$200 last year. I am not sure how many cases it would take, but at only 3 base cards per pack a 120 card set would not be easy to make.
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That's a real tough call. I've done Topps Sterling two years in a row and it was great for me. I did really well this year and would have done even better had I not gotten stupid and opened the mystery packs in my 2nd case. Should have sold them sealed!!
Yea I am doing a killing on my mytery packs and Manlte boxes. Those 2 alone almost make up for half of the case, then you get 1 or 2 good hits on the case, sell of the garbage $100 players, and you will lose about $200 or make about $500. Good case, my first 2 cases were HUGE wins, the 3rd was a huge hit, 3-7 is out for jury right now, we will see how those go. But it is much better to buy a case then a box, 3 single boxes got my Morneau, Bonds and Gibson
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I agree jacob. When you buy a case you're guarenteed the boxes that are going to be hot and sell those to get back a lot of your cost right away. You can keep the one or two of players you like. Then you can either open the boxes and sell off or sell boxes whole. How much did you guys make back or profite on a case of Triple threads? Are the one and one's you pull always high value players? It will obviously help when you can see a checklist of whats invovled. The big negative on sterling this year was the amount of players that I didnt think warrented being in the product. But that's just my opinion
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The big negative on sterling this year was the amount of players that I didnt think warrented being in the product. But that's just my opinion
I thought the same thing about Sterling. And along that line, then this years Moments and Milestones came out I thought the same thing. Atleast 07 MandM had all semi-stars or better. This years had a more than a few poeple that I really could have cared less about.
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Here is my old post when the product came out of the percent of getting the player and the value of the re-sell box. A lot of those prices have gone down now, but those are all of the prices and the % of getting each box.

There are 29 players, 6 Yankees, 2 steriod users, 15 HOF, and Justin Morneau who should not be there!

Mickey Mantle - 10% $421 27 boxes
Barry Bonds - 10% $155 12

1 of the following $150

Justin Morneau - 4.72% $100 4
David Wright - 4.71% $200 7

6 of the following $1030

Bob Gibson - 3.21% $115 4
Alex Rodriguez - 3.19% $350 2
Albert Pujols - 3.18% $225 1
David Ortiz - 3.18% ????????
Ichiro - 3.17% $275 11
Ryan Howard - 3.17% $150 7
Chien-Ming Wang - 3.15% $250 3
Johan Santana - 3.15% $135 1
Nolan Ryan - 3.15% $285 3
Tom Seaver - 3.15% $110 6
Manny Ramirez - 3.12% $120 2
Carl Yastrzemski - 3.10% $130 6
Mike Schmidt - 3.10% $200 3
Reggie Jackson - 3.10% $125 2
Ryne Sandberg - 3.10% $210 3
Stan Musial - 3.10 % $150 1
Tony Gwynn - 3.10% $120 4
Yogi Berra - 3.10% $115 3
Roger Clemens - 3.09% $140 2

1 of the following $330

Ted Williams - 1.85% $265 6
Daisuke Matsuzaka - 1.84% $350 2
Hideki Matsui - 1.84% $180 2
Joe DiMaggio - 1.84% $500 1
Roberto Clemente - 1.84% $450 2
Roger Maris - 1.84% $250 6
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Very interesting jacob. So undecided. Not sure though if I can wait until sterling comes out lol. I might have to get a case of finest to hold me over till triple threads and sterling. Hopefully the players on sterling are better than in 07
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Another thing. What are the chances of a big hit on ttt if you get 9 box instead of 18?
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Last year there was a hit in each mini-case in the TT master case. In one mini-case you'd have the Triple Auto and the other you'd have the 1/1
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Very interesting jacob. So undecided. Not sure though if I can wait until sterling comes out lol. I might have to get a case of finest to hold me over till triple threads and sterling. Hopefully the players on sterling are better than in 07
Finest does look very good this year, there are 4 Mantle auto cuts for the product. Of course you will have no chance of pulling it, but if you somehow get one, that will be a nice grand atleast.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I agree. Just took some time to really look at the finest checklist and it's nothing great. Also the rookie redemptions didnt seem to hold there value in that product. Thanks for refreshing my memory on finest. Just going to have to wait a little and see what the ttt and sterling are going to have in them before I jump the gun and get ttt. I think Sterling has the potential to be excellent if they'd just keep out some of the crap players. From watching the youtube breaks it seems lik TTT is one of the best products to rip into.
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Without the crap players it would cost more.

If you buy a nine-box shipper your chance at a hit is half of what it is if you buy an 18-box case.
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Sell sheet is out, it took me about 30 seconds to make up my mind(and make my order).

http://www.magazine-exchange.com/inf...dsBaseball.pdf
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Wow. Are they purty or what. Just love the ones they display. Getting them is a different story but somebodies got to get them. Now I know how they are getting 24 pieces on one card.
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wow those examples are amazing looking. ive always liked TTT.
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