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Old 03-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone collect sealed boxes? I've been considering starting a "collection."

I thought it might be fun, and definitely take discipline not to bust, ha.

Much like we do with cards, I think it would be neat to collect new and old boxes, and keep sealed for the "what if" factor of what could be inside.

The end result of collecting them could be to (a) bust
15 years later with my kids, (b) pass down to my kids once I'm gone, or (c) sell if a particular box if it shoots up in price.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does anyone collect sealed boxes? I've been considering starting a "collection."

I thought it might be fun, and definitely take discipline not to bust, ha.

Much like we do with cards, I think it would be neat to collect new and old boxes, and keep sealed for the "what if" factor of what could be inside.

The end result of collecting them could be to (a) bust
15 years later with my kids, (b) pass down to my kids once I'm gone, or (c) sell if a particular box if it shoots up in price.

Thoughts?
If you can afford higher end like National Treasures or Triple Threads... those boxes ALWAYS go up in prices down the road.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it's a great idea. Storing the boxes would take a lot of space though, and resisting the temptation to open them would take some discipline. Also, personally, it would defeat the purpose of collecting cards if you can't actually see them (i.e. they're sealed inside the boxes/packs).

But for a long-term investment idea, I say go for it.
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i have a buddy who has several sealled mid 90s boxes 93-94 94-95 Upper Deck and Skybox products.. Im working him now to try to accquire these.. id say about 20..... now if you want old opened boxes, I saved All mine from the 90s and i have a ton.. All in excellent shape
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would consider it, but the redemption issue always creeps up
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I could never do this haha

Good luck!
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I have a hard time saving 20 bucks yet alone stare at unopened boxes...lol

Good luck. Tuff to do, but worth the family time later on as well to.
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The only downside - Redemptions.....
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I could never do this haha

Good luck!
lol, yep...that box in the closet is calling your name!!!!


i thought about this, and inquired about a few mid range mid 00s upper deck boxes..

but alot of the nice jordans are expired redemptions
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So I should go after boxes that don't have redemptions?

I'm liking this idea more and more!
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It would be easier if it was product you weren't really excited about opening too.
I'd get boxes that are just coming out so as not to pay inflated prices.
Also store them out of arms reach, like moms house to kill temptation.
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Are you looking for new or old boxes. I have about 25 sealed bball boxes from the late 90s. Pm me for details on them.
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if your not gonna open then and keep them sealed who cares if they have redemptions?
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if your not gonna open then and keep them sealed who cares if they have redemptions?
I am leaning towards my collection being more to open with my son in 15 years. I would be lying if I didn't say ROI wasn't a part of it -- so I guess I would stay clear of products with redemptions. Especially ones that redemptions were the case hits.
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if your not gonna open then and keep them sealed who cares if they have redemptions?
Umm for value purposes. Lets say Kyrie hits Jordan prices (just for example purposes) and everyone else in this year combined draft class is a bust. It only takes one player to drive sealed box prices sky high, but when that person is a redemption and they are all expired, the value is not there.
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Never heard back from you. Pm me about those boxes
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I am leaning towards my collection being more to open with my son in 15 years. I would be lying if I didn't say ROI wasn't a part of it -- so I guess I would stay clear of products with redemptions. Especially ones that redemptions were the case hits.
i would recommend not doing this collection in that case.

if your worried about hitting a expired redemption of a big star. 95% of boxes have redemptions so having said that you will most likely Hit a expired redemption when you go to bust. Hell some of jordans best autos back in the day you would hit the Exchange unautographed card of the real deal and have to send it to UD.
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Umm for value purposes. Lets say Kyrie hits Jordan prices (just for example purposes) and everyone else in this year combined draft class is a bust. It only takes one player to drive sealed box prices sky high, but when that person is a redemption and they are all expired, the value is not there.
kyrie is a redemption in like 90% of all panini products he's been in though. So is D rose and Durant and for the most part Kobe...so wouldnt every box these days, to potentially sit on, have the best players as redemptions only?
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Unopened boxes can only get scarcer.

Take a chance with new product, or go after some quality older product.
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Anyone ever open an old box where the cards get stuck together and ruined? That would be my concern.
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Anyone ever open an old box where the cards get stuck together and ruined? That would be my concern.
That mostly happens with certain products. I have seen this with some Fleer and Skybox cards that have high gloss to them.
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kyrie is a redemption in like 90% of all panini products he's been in though. So is D rose and Durant and for the most part Kobe...so wouldnt every box these days, to potentially sit on, have the best players as redemptions only?
Yes. All you are doing is re-stating my point.
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