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Forum: FOOTBALL 06-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
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: 1,160
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: 485
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: 2,245
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: 2,407
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: 2,407
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: 13
Views: 375
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: 1,952
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: 680
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: 66
Views: 2,612
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: 66
Views: 2,612
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: 66
Views: 2,612
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: 1,135
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: 1,839
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: 1,839
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: 276
Views: 13,949
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: 888
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: 1,249
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: 653
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: 659
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: 1,653
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: 1,310
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: 1,310
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: 8,521
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: 2,473
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: 1,769
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: 50,179
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.
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-06-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,517
Views: 50,179
Posted By blevins26
I just wish people would stop using the following...

I just wish people would stop using the following excuses:

1. "EVERYBODY's doing it" (Will Ferrell from Old School)

2. The Patriots would have won anyway

Both of these excuses just bypass...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-01-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,004
Posted By blevins26
I'm guessing it came down to Tennessee wanting...

I'm guessing it came down to Tennessee wanting the 2nd & 3rd and the Giants not being willing to give up their 3rd. I don't think the Titans got killed but I would say the Giants didn't give up much...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-01-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,004
Posted By blevins26
Good pick for the Giants. We're pretty good...

Good pick for the Giants. We're pretty good signing UDFA's so I'm not too worried about giving up a 4th and 7th considering that Collins most likely wouldn't have been there at 40.

What makes...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-01-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 512
Posted By blevins26
Yeah dude but you referenced the teams that made...

Yeah dude but you referenced the teams that made the SB last year. Don't I get to use him as an example of one of the Patriots players from the team you referred to? :confused:
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-01-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 512
Posted By blevins26
That's true to some extent. But it's a little...

That's true to some extent. But it's a little out of context too. The Pats have Gronk, who is definitely in the top 10 receivers in the NFL plus Vereen and a pretty good supporting cast.
...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-01-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 512
Posted By blevins26
I think 2 things: 1. There were defensive &...

I think 2 things:

1. There were defensive & oline players they needed more

2. I think teams without a SUPERSTAR receiver tend to struggle. I worry that they don't have 1 big time guy. ...
Forum: FOOTBALL 05-01-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By blevins26
The Collecting World Thanks Randy Gregory & Shane Ray

These two guys single-handedly (double-handedly?) made the 2015 card calendar better.

Consider that they both would have been top 10 picks. That could have easily pushed Cooper, White, and Gurley...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-30-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,004
Posted By blevins26
Way to early for Anthony. SMH Saints...

Way to early for Anthony. SMH Saints...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-30-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,004
Posted By blevins26
Giants are looking wise for going to Flowers. ...

Giants are looking wise for going to Flowers.

Assuming Scherff is a guard (I know that's debatable), the Giants got their pick of the tackle's and 4 other OL's have been taken and we're not even...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-30-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By blevins26
I think your example is out of context because we...

I think your example is out of context because we don't know how much your order was (i.e. giving you $30 worth of product + a $10 gift card is nothing on a $500 order) or how much it would cost to...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-30-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By blevins26
$10 SV if that? Small mistake

$10 SV if that? Small mistake
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-30-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By blevins26
Why? How was he hurt in this? Replace the cards...

Why? How was he hurt in this? Replace the cards with correctly printed ones, don't charge him shipping, and call it good.

This is a simple and small mistake. It's not like they held back the...
Forum: FOOTBALL 04-29-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 16,004
Posted By blevins26
I would say that, overall, the draft is the most...

I would say that, overall, the draft is the most exciting day for the NFL. Fans of every team are excited. Every. Single. Team. You can't really say that for the season, playoffs or Super Bowl. ...
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