Monday, January 12, 2009

what's it worth to you?

I love the idea of being able to buy a "hot pack" on ebay. For some, there may be moral implications, but maybe I'm just being naive. I assuming that the people who put these packs up for sale are set builders trying to pay for their box of cards by selling the hottest pack.

Let's assume that's how all of these "hot pack" sellers operate. How much would you pay for a "hot pack" of legendary cuts guaranteed to contain a cut signature card? These cards are inserted about 1-2 per case. So spending $100 on a hot pack seems like a deal to me. The downside, however, is that you could end up dropping a c-note on this.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

from trash to treasure

So much can happen in a season. Just ask Matt Cassel. He went from lifetime backup to superstar with one low Bernard Pollard hit. Do you realize that Cassel hadn't started a meaningful game since high school? He was Carson Palmer's back up in college at USC. Somehow he managed to get drafted by the Pats and became Tom Brady's back up.

Needless to say (but I'll say it anyhow) you could have picked up some low number rookie cards with autos for little more than the cost of shipping just one short season ago. Now, check out this gold refractor. How much do you think it will go for?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

who does he play for?

Go on ebay and do a quick Mark Teixeira search. The $180 million dollar man just became instantly more popular in the hobby. ebay sellers are trying to capitalize on the immense New York fan base by including the word "Yankees" in Teixeira auctions.

Check out this beauty which doesn't have "Yankees" in the title. Maybe that is why the bid has only reached $2.25 with just 10 hours to go.