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Forum: FOOTBALL 07-27-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By blevins26
Since when has Inception been a sticker dump? ...

Since when has Inception been a sticker dump? Sure, RPAs use stickers but a ton of the autos are on-card.
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-20-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,119
Posted By blevins26
I'd like to see the two of you as hilariously...

I'd like to see the two of you as hilariously mismatched partners thrown together to take down an online poker/prostitution syndicate.

Movie title: "Against all Odds"
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-17-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,233
Posted By blevins26
Wouldn't this fall under the card collecting...

Wouldn't this fall under the card collecting maxim "They're your cards, you can do what you want with them."?

Topps buys them back, who are we to say what they do with them?
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-17-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,233
Posted By blevins26
Poor 2006-2011

Poor 2006-2011
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-16-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,920
Posted By blevins26
Convenient that the box with a 1 color Pierre...

Convenient that the box with a 1 color Pierre Garcon jersey card worth $2 at best just happens to have a 1/1 in it.

Good marketing. Can't wait to see people bust the boxes with 1 color jersey's &...
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-15-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By blevins26
I'd say overpaid. It's a cool card but I just...

I'd say overpaid. It's a cool card but I just hate the idea of paying so much for 2 stickers.
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-15-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,920
Posted By blevins26
Agreed, but how are you going to build value in...

Agreed, but how are you going to build value in #'d inserts or short printed base cards with a brand new set? That's the problem I see here.

I'd rather see them take a brand like Certified...
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By blevins26
$20M signing bonus, the $45M is not true...

$20M signing bonus, the $45M is not true guaranteed money. More like guaranteed as long as you don't pull a major bonehead f-up money.
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-15-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,920
Posted By blevins26
Panini designers be like: "Let's make sure...

Panini designers be like:

"Let's make sure the design looks just as cheap as Prestige buuuuuuttt and, here's the kicker, let's make autograph take up 95% of the card."

"Brilliant!"
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-12-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,362
Posted By blevins26
How could they possibly uphold the Brady...

How could they possibly uphold the Brady suspension when Hardy just got knocked down to 4 games? It would be like saying the two things are equal and I'm pretty sure the NFL doesn't want to seem...
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-09-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,598
Posted By blevins26
The scary part about the NFL is that it only...

The scary part about the NFL is that it only takes 1 hit for the Luck bubble to burst big-time.
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By blevins26
I met Roger Staubach in the airport one time and...

I met Roger Staubach in the airport one time and it was an amazing memory. Keep in mind, this guy probably had a flight to catch, was on his own personal time and didn't get paid. Yet, he signed an...
Forum: FOOTBALL 07-08-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,019
Posted By blevins26
As a Giants fan, I'm sad to say that it seems...

As a Giants fan, I'm sad to say that it seems like we have swapped places with the Cowboys from a few years ago. Back then you could always count on the 'boys to screw things up somehow--on & off...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By blevins26
It's kind of a toss up due the the price...

It's kind of a toss up due the the price difference between Chrome & Chrome Mini.

Chrome Mini seems to have better odds than regular Chrome but that's kind of baked in to the price. I went with...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-25-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By blevins26
Put me down as someone who "just doesn't get"...

Put me down as someone who "just doesn't get" Strata. Even the clear cut cards just look cheap IMO.
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-23-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By blevins26
Also keep in mind that RBs change teams all the...

Also keep in mind that RBs change teams all the time.

I'm a firm believer that RC value drops significantly when the player moves to another team (unless it's very late in his career like with...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-22-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,373
Posted By blevins26
I'd like to hear some opinions from people who...

I'd like to hear some opinions from people who remember what it was like collecting in 1995, which was 20 years ago.
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-12-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,437
Posted By blevins26
Well, your OP asked what the hobby community...

Well, your OP asked what the hobby community thinks of re-packs. I think you have your answer.


I'm just confused at what people are calling hits. Some people are saying you only have 15 hits...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,437
Posted By blevins26
If you insist on doing redemptions, why doesn't...

If you insist on doing redemptions, why doesn't the shop just put the cards in their display cases and the redemptions can be filled instantly when pulled (assuming customer opens the pack in the...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-10-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By blevins26
On a similar note, anyone know or have an...

On a similar note, anyone know or have an educated guess on what the 2001 Upper Deck Rookie F/X cut autos sell for? I'm interested in getting one but the ones listed on eBay are listed really high...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
Posted By blevins26
There are so many mid-level junk products that...

There are so many mid-level junk products that they tend to clog up the marketplace. Sure, you might pull an ODB RPA from a box of Topps Prime but you're selling it against other ODB RPA's from more...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-02-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By blevins26
I like that they put things like "#'d to 50 or...

I like that they put things like "#'d to 50 or less" because at least it tells you there won't be 1000 Dan Hampton autos.

At the same time, I really wish all the autos had the same print run. ...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-02-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,119
Posted By blevins26
"Necessity is the mother of invention." ...

"Necessity is the mother of invention."

Droppin' a Plato truth bomb on ya!
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-01-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,119
Posted By blevins26
As much as I complain about every set being...

As much as I complain about every set being exactly the same, I like that Panini is trying to do something different. I at least have to applaud the attempt at thinking outside the box.
...
Forum: FOOTBALL 06-01-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,119
Posted By blevins26
Confucius say: "If your auto is an UDFA who...

Confucius say:

"If your auto is an UDFA who never plays a down in the NFL, did you really get an auto at all."


For $60/box I can live without the auto of the guy who is bagging groceries by...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-31-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,192
Posted By blevins26
Perhaps but, some guys just seem to attract this...

Perhaps but, some guys just seem to attract this type of attention. Surely Manziel isn't the first NFL player to get heckled by an obnoxious fan?
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-29-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,866
Posted By blevins26
I guess I was just pointing out that it could...

I guess I was just pointing out that it could happen. Harrison was an UDFA and is on a 1 year deal I believe. Maybe Williams offers him some scratch to get the number, who knows?
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-29-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,866
Posted By blevins26
Guys buy numbers all the time in the NFL. Or the...

Guys buy numbers all the time in the NFL. Or the Jets might make someone give up their # for him.
Forum: BASEBALL 05-29-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,953
Posted By blevins26
With base cards being so cheap nowadays, it would...

With base cards being so cheap nowadays, it would be really cool if the card companies took a nod from you and did something like the rookie card relic booklet.

It's always cool to see how...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-28-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By blevins26
This seems about right. It's a bad cocktail: ...

This seems about right. It's a bad cocktail: Age + Cap Hit + Off Field Issues

Think about how many teams cross him off the list just for 1 of those reasons and then you add them all up.

PS...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-28-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By blevins26
Anyone have any insight into why ACL's are...

Anyone have any insight into why ACL's are happening at such an alarming rate?

I assume it's just the size & strength of today's athletes are too much for the ligament but it seems like a problem...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By blevins26
Yeah, that's just another reason why QB's trump...

Yeah, that's just another reason why QB's trump all other positions in value. Good QB's rarely switch teams whereas it's almost unheard of for the other positions to stay with 1 team an entire...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 675
Posted By blevins26
Ben Tate is a frequent HOF visitor. He loves the...

Ben Tate is a frequent HOF visitor. He loves the rich history not just of the Hall, but of Canton, Ohio itself.
Forum: FOOTBALL BOX BREAKS 05-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By blevins26
I've never done any of the repack product breaks...

I've never done any of the repack product breaks but isn't the main draw that if you get 50% of your money back that you are beating the less than 20% ROI of the stuff Panini & Topps are pimping?
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-18-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,349
Posted By blevins26
I agree with this. I like Chrome at $40/box. ...

I agree with this. I like Chrome at $40/box.

I look at it this way--$40/box = $120 for 3 boxes. Compare that to Panini's typical box content--$100-$110 for 2 autos + 2 jerseys and you have a...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-18-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,349
Posted By blevins26
Curious to see how pre-orders go. It will be the...

Curious to see how pre-orders go. It will be the nostalgia of the "last year of Chrome" vs. the cynicism of "2014 was a train wreck".
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-11-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 8,698
Posted By blevins26
Forgive me if this has been covered.... Has...

Forgive me if this has been covered....

Has anyone wondered about the Giants' Super Bowl victories? Both were unlikely upsets of a Patriots team that was much better on paper.

Is it possible...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,509
Posted By blevins26
I think the problem COMC has is that their...

I think the problem COMC has is that their revenue stream align with the sellers' revenue steam. I pulled out from COMC a few months ago so forgive me if I don't remember all their fees & such but...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-07-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,867
Posted By blevins26
As a collector, I would love it if I could just...

As a collector, I would love it if I could just buy the cards I want right from the manufacturer.

Sadly, why would Panini ever do it? Currently, they can sell a $150 box with about $20 worth of...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-06-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,517
Views: 51,235
Posted By blevins26
They should have to play with only 10 on the...

They should have to play with only 10 on the field all season.
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