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Old 10-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not a collector, but I really enjoy opening cards. So, I sell pretty much everything I open, so I can buy more stuff to open

I'm really finding the value part of the equation difficult to do this in the sports card arena with all the different products that are produced now. The best values are probably the core Bowman, Bowman Chrome, and Bowman Draft baseball products, but they are kind of boring to open once you do a few boxes IMO.

I've been looking more at the non-sports cards lately and it seems like there are a lot of interesting products out there. I know that there are big duds, just like with sports cards, but I was wondering if anyone who has switched over has found that in general the value is better for rip and flipping? I'm not looking to make a profit; I'm just looking not to get killed on every break.

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I just started ripping nonsports, I think the value tends to be better. For example, I have never lost much money ripping 5finity products, and I usually make some. I just ripped a bunch of Viceroy, we will see what the ROI is for this product.
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As with sports, of course, you need to pick your products carefully. Yes, it's easy to get burned on non-sports as well, but it's also easier in many ways to pick winners by considering the property, and then the contents of the release.
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what is ripping and flipping ???
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I only do non-sports and comics now
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My mermaid Viceroy card was sold for $34 so that is pretty cool.
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I'm not a collector, but I really enjoy opening cards. So, I sell pretty much everything I open, so I can buy more stuff to open

I'm really finding the value part of the equation difficult to do this in the sports card arena with all the different products that are produced now. The best values are probably the core Bowman, Bowman Chrome, and Bowman Draft baseball products, but they are kind of boring to open once you do a few boxes IMO.

I've been looking more at the non-sports cards lately and it seems like there are a lot of interesting products out there. I know that there are big duds, just like with sports cards, but I was wondering if anyone who has switched over has found that in general the value is better for rip and flipping? I'm not looking to make a profit; I'm just looking not to get killed on every break.

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Thanks for all the feedback

I ordered 3 cases of stuff I've had my eye on--this one is aimed more towards a pure fun break rather than one I hope to do very well on.

I've got 1 case of Mars Attacks and 2 cases of the retail American Heritage on the way. Should be here tomorrow! One of the perks of living in VA--I just consider the sales tax an overnight fee
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Thanks for all the feedback

I ordered 3 cases of stuff I've had my eye on--this one is aimed more towards a pure fun break rather than one I hope to do very well on.

I've got 1 case of Mars Attacks and 2 cases of the retail American Heritage on the way. Should be here tomorrow! One of the perks of living in VA--I just consider the sales tax an overnight fee
Which American Heritage?
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Which American Heritage?
This one (looks like that's 2008): Topps American Heritage Retail 8 Box Case - $409.95 : Blowout Cards - Sports Cards and Trading Cards Wholesale Online Store (was a bit cheaper yesterday)

I also picked up a hobby case of this today from another place: Topps American Heritage - American Heroes Ed Hobby 12 Box Case : Blowout Cards - Sports Cards and Trading Cards Wholesale Online Store
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I like Mars. Maybe do another case soon but I need to sell all the stuff I have been breaking. They are all unsorted and sitting in boxes all over the house. Wife not too happy. I should be sorting on Sundays while watching football but just could never get into it.
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so like The Walking Dead? I love TWD cards as well as my kids.
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so like The Walking Dead? I love TWD cards as well as my kids.
Yep--I've got 7 Season 2 boxes pre-ordered. I guess it's still questionable how many I actually end up with, but I bought from 3 different eBay sellers so I'm hoping at least one of them comes through.
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Please keep me in mind if you pull any war relics from the Heritage Heroes case.
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what is ripping and flipping ???
"Ripping" - Opening the packs
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"Flipping" - selling the cards individually (hopefully) for more than you paid for the pack (sorta like: Flipping a house)

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Topps Allen & Ginter is a great combination of sport and non-sport
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There's always kids buying those magic cards at my LCS... There might be $ in those.
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There's always kids buying those magic cards at my LCS... There might be $ in those.
Yeah, I've been thinking about those for sure since the cases aren't too pricey, but I just don't know enough about them to know what to get or when best to get them. Seems like there are a lot of sets out there and I'm not really sure if it's like other hobbies where people buy all of them or if they just buy the latest stuff. It's on my list to do next year
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the other good thing about going for some non-sports cards is it can be a lot more fun opening up a product like from a TV show that you are familiar with even more than a basic sportscard product.
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the other good thing about going for some non-sports cards is it can be a lot more fun opening up a product like from a TV show that you are familiar with even more than a basic sportscard product.
I've got to say, since I switched up I've enjoyed these breaks more than any sports cards break I did outside of A&G.

So far I've opened Mars Attack, American Heritage (08 & 09), 2011 Americana, and Garbage Pail Kids--all have been a ton of fun and while I haven't sold everything yet, the potential return looks really good.

I'm sold on non-sports going forward
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