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Old 07-02-2012, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2012 Topps Olympics Hobby boxes vs. blaster boxes

Just seeing where people are weighing in on whats the better value...

Blasters-average cost $19.99 + Tax (for me, thats a total about $21.50)
8 packs, 10 cards each
Hits-no guarantee, however it seems you have about a 1:2 boxes chance of getting a hit, some boxes with as many as 3 hits

Hobby-average cost $75 (no tax)
24 packs, 8 cards each
Hits-3 hits per box (at least 1 auto), 1:2 boxes has a 4th auto

So, you can essentially buy 1 hobby box or 3 blasters...3 hits guaranteed, with a possible 4th vs 0 hits guaranteed, with a possibility of anywhere from 1-5 hits....

I started out think Blaster were the better way to go (gambler in me), but I guess I'm still undecided...just seeing what every one else thinks
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you will get roughly the same number of hits overall, but you will get more autographs in the hobby boxes.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think overall hobby will always be the best way to go as far as hits/value.
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I see 16-box blaster case on ebay for $260. Thinking of getting it instead of 3 hobby boxes.

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i think blaster cases are 16 box???

if its the one I am thinking of, I actually bought that before I posted this thread...I think I offered $220 and it was auto declined, it auto accepted at $240 though, so the price ratio is now...

5 blasters or 1 hobby

so if you are going to offer on it, try something between 220 and 240, maybe you can get it even cheaper
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Just bought at $240. Tried $230 but got auto declined so went ahead with $240.

Good luck to us!
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Good luck guys and let us know what you get!
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Just bought at $240. Tried $230 but got auto declined so went ahead with $240.

Good luck to us!
SHoulda tried 235

Good luck, I think hits wise, it might be fine...at least I feel like I have a better shot than hobby boxes
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Also, the good thing about these blasters (vs. other sports) is that all the hits (including the 1/1 autos) can be found and are not "hobby only" hits!
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Just bought at $240. Tried $230 but got auto declined so went ahead with $240.

Good luck to us!
BIN is now at $300
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I got 4 blaster boxes in total and got 5 hits. All boxes have at least one hit.
The 5 hits include Lolo Jones Auto and Abby Wambach Auto Numbered to 50.
the other 3 are stamp, jersey, and flag patch.

I'd say go for blaster box.
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BIN is now at $300
I'd rather just buy the singles that I want!
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I got 4 blaster boxes in total and got 5 hits. All boxes have at least one hit.
The 5 hits include Lolo Jones Auto and Abby Wambach Auto Numbered to 50.
the other 3 are stamp, jersey, and flag patch.

I'd say go for blaster box.
Not all blasters have a hit, I'd say I've been getting a hit (or 2) every other box
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I'd rather just buy the singles that I want!
wheres the gamble in that???

smarter, yes, but its the gambler in me that makes me keep buying
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wheres the gamble in that???

smarter, yes, but its the gambler in me that makes me keep buying
Being a baseball prospector, I've learned to sometimes take the safe route even though the gambler in me would not want to do it that way.

I'll still buy random boxes/blasters here and there won't sink too much $$$ into them. I'll take those $$$ and just buy the card(s) I want to pull from those boxes!
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I hear ya
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Not all blasters have a hit, I'd say I've been getting a hit (or 2) every other box
Damn, I must be really lucky then!
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It's amazing but the blasters are pretty much on par with the hobby product. Almost unheard of. The upside in my area to blasters is they're easier to find and less upfront cost for a quick gamble.

So you spend 80-90 bucks on a hobby box and get 3-4 hits. Blaster about the same thing if you buy multiple boxes it usually averages out to 1 hit per blaster. Sometimes you will get stinkers, sometimes you will hit 2-3. The upside of the hobby is the guaranteed Auto or Two and it seems like Autos are harder to find in the blasters than the other hits.
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been looking like its about 2 autos per case of blasters
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Guess it all depends on what you can find, obviously would want more autos than GU/pins, but at the same time, since the autos can be worth a whole lot more, if you hit the right people, but sucks to buy a hobby box at $80 and your auto be mike morrison
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4 blaster, 2 hits. Byrd jersey and flag card someone never heard of. Trying hobby box tomorrow.
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I pulled these from three blasters and with hobby boxes now at $80+ I'll be sticking with blasters.


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I bought 3 blasters recently.
Box 1 had two hits, a patch & a jsy card
Box 2 had no hits!
Box 3 hit a Michael Phelps Auto
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everybody;s hitting phelps but me
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