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Old 02-03-2017, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Enterplay The Legend of Zelda

I have been a "Football and ONLY Football" collector for about the past 10 years or so, but I found out a few months back that Enterplay was doing a Legend of Zelda set, so I was definitely intrigued and recently found myself trying to put the set together. What I thought would be a fairly easy and cheap task has turned into quite a bit of work though. The set contains 9 gold foil cards, 4 of which fall one per box (1:24 packs) and 4 of which are ONLY available as box toppers. I thought I would easily be able to pick these up on eBay, but that has not been the case. The pack golds are selling for $15-20 each, and the Box Toppers are going for $60-70 every single time, which is a bit crazy to me, as you can pick up a box for about $65 - $75 max.

Since I don't do a lot of non-sports collecting, I was wondering if this is a usual thing with these types of sets, as I am at the point now where it is most cost effective to grab a box, hope I get something I don't have, sell the golds if I already have them, and try another box. Definitely different than my days with Topps Chrome Football...
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there were a bunch of these at my local wal mart that I wanted to pick up, but didn't have the cash at the time. Finally got the cash & they were all gone.
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Odd sets like that can be difficult to put together. Still probably not cost effective to pick up a box hoping to pull of the handful of cards you need, but looks like it could be a fun break.
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My local comic store has some of these (very unusual for here in the UK) I've thought about grabbing a pack to see what they're like, as I love the Zelda series.
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Here is a link to EnterPlays online shop. https://www.enterplaystore.com/collections/zelda

They offer a 3 pack, the collector box and a 24pk box of the cards.
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Here is a link to EnterPlays online shop. https://www.enterplaystore.com/collections/zelda

They offer a 3 pack, the collector box and a 24pk box of the cards.
And I found this on the internet...

If you decide to put in an order, use the code “Harmony” for 20 percent off.

...but not sure if it still works. If so, that makes buying a box more tempting.

Best of luck completing your set. Looks fun to me as well.
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And I found this on the internet...

If you decide to put in an order, use the code “Harmony” for 20 percent off.

...but not sure if it still works. If so, that makes buying a box more tempting.

Best of luck completing your set. Looks fun to me as well.
I just picked up another 4 boxes with the 20% code on Friday, so should be pretty close to finishing up the set after that!
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UPDATE!!!

So, having had quite a bit of success with picking up a few boxes, selling the duplicates, and picking up a few more, I am now just a few cards away from finishing up the set. I picked up 4 more boxes at about $58 per on Friday (with the code from Enterplay), and I have had no problems selling off my duplicates at or above that price, especially those Box Toppers, so I think I might be profiting a little bit per box actually. This is the one time where it is more cost effective to sell the duplicate Golds and grab another box, as opposed to picking up the singles. I've never experienced that before, kind of an anomaly in the card world I would think. It let's me keep busting packs though, so I can't complain!!!

While I initially was planning on building the one set, I have now been conned into two of them, as there is a binder that is put out by Ultra Pro/Enterplay with Zelda art on the cover (and the pre inserted pages), but since the pages have a black back to them (not the clear), in order to show the backs of the cards you need two of them. The set looks awesome displayed that way though, so I will keep searching for those last few foils for my set in this next batch of boxes! I'll try and post pics when the project is complete.
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Congrats on getting so close and good luck completing the two sets!

It would be nice to know if Enterplay is only producing a certain amount of these boxes, or if they are making them to fill all orders. If there ends up being only a fixed amount, buying boxes now with the 20% off, should bode well for future ebay profits.
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I just picked up another 4 boxes with the 20% code on Friday, so should be pretty close to finishing up the set after that!
what code did you use?


Also on enterplays web site they have card sleeves and deck holders all decorated in TLOZ related things.

There is also a binder with sleeves for putting the cards into. Its also decorated with TLOZ art.
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what code did you use?


Also on enterplays web site they have card sleeves and deck holders all decorated in TLOZ related things.

There is also a binder with sleeves for putting the cards into. Its also decorated with TLOZ art.
I just checked and the code is still live:

WINTERSUN20 (right on the store main page)

I actually have the binder and have been using the card sleeves as well (as the cards fit better in the binder inside the sleeves). The set looks really good in the binder, definitely going to be a cool piece to add to my Zelda collection.
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I just checked and the code is still live:

WINTERSUN20 (right on the store main page)

I actually have the binder and have been using the card sleeves as well (as the cards fit better in the binder inside the sleeves). The set looks really good in the binder, definitely going to be a cool piece to add to my Zelda collection.
awesome ill be ordering 4-5 boxes and 3-4 of the collector packs to so I can get the pins etc...
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awesome ill be ordering 4-5 boxes and 3-4 of the collector packs to so I can get the pins etc...
Very cool! If you hit any doubles on the gold foils, let me know and maybe we can work out a swap if I'm still searching for anything. My four boxes should be here by the week's end, hopefully I can get this set finished up with those!
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Very cool! If you hit any doubles on the gold foils, let me know and maybe we can work out a swap if I'm still searching for anything. My four boxes should be here by the week's end, hopefully I can get this set finished up with those!

For sure ill let ya know.
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Very cool! If you hit any doubles on the gold foils, let me know and maybe we can work out a swap if I'm still searching for anything. My four boxes should be here by the week's end, hopefully I can get this set finished up with those!
Did ya ever complete your set? I ordered in 4-5 boxes plus 5-6 of the collector boxes that have the pins, I forgot all about them as I found them in the shipping box still sealed lol.
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