Sports Card and Memorabilia thread

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  1. Kevintensity

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    I'm the opposite. I get my itch scratched by watching openings on YouTube, and buy singles I want from eBay
     
  2. TrustyPatches

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    The only thing I can ever find is donruss cellos. I suppose I’ll just have to get my fix in there but that’s such a slow burn. If I start buying online I’ll go broke. I’m like a heroin addict when it comes to collecting
     
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  3. TrustyPatches

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    I watch openings on YouTube as well and it’s cool but if I’m gonna jump back in it’s gonna be opening packs. It’s just what I enjoy
     
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  4. Andy Reocho

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    haha I get it. I’ve been lucky to find a few boxes here and there that are not bad.
     
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  5. Andy Reocho

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    I also went to three Walmart’s today to only find regular donruss

    this is bad.
     
  6. rv12

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    you’ve got me wanting to go find some now. Going to walmart and dicks tomorrow
     
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  7. Rammer Jammer

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    Recently jumped back in I buy packs myself as well as getting in on some breaks.
     
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  8. burnttatertot

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    Not sure there's a card out there that can get me into a WalMart.
     
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  9. TheoB

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    That bottom white space on the ja is begging for an auto
     
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  10. Trofie

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    Sent about 32 cards to psa today hoping for some luck. Also popped my pristine cherry tonight and won this
     

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  11. Andy Reocho

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    I haven’t had any luck at all with retail basketball packs. Walmart been a ghost town
     
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  12. TheoB

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    Yeah seems like ever since Zion started actually playing and playing well, it's been sold out everywhere. Prizm was pretty much always hard to get but early in the season you could at least get hoops and donruss relatively easily while Zion was injured. Now the hype is at 1000%
     
  13. JRodMK1

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    The hobby market is absolutely insane right now. I've never seen anything like it. Prizm base rookies are going for absolutely insane prices. Doncic base Prizm PSA 10s are going for $250-300. Giannis base Prizm PSA 10s are going for over $1k. Zion base Prizm PSA 10s are going for $400+. That's why the local Wal Marts and Targets never have any product. If you can open a $20 box and pull a $100 Zion, that's quite the payoff. Open 10 blasters and pull 2 Zions and a Ja? That's huge.

    I've seen some speculate that the recent boom is partly due to Gary Vaynerchuk telling people that cards are a great investment and they should be buying up the stars (LeBron, Luka, Giannis, Zion, etc.)
     
  14. seanofthedead86

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    Did a quick search on this Gary dude and he isn't saying anything that wasn't already being done imo. I guess more people now see it as viable retirement option which is stupid.
     
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  15. JRodMK1

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    I think the issue is that he's bringing in a group of people who have no knowledge of cards. Then they go on ebay, buy overpriced buy it now items, and inflate the value of that card. I'm not mad about it because I have a lot of these cards, but it feels like a bubble of sorts that won't be able to sustain.
     
  16. Andy Reocho

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    I just want to be able to buy a damn blaster box of Optic or Prizm when I go by Walmart damnit.
     
  17. JRodMK1

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    Same here. But it isn't going to happen. People are hitting up vendors and finding out when deliveries are made and buying everything up. It's nuts but a $20 blaster can be sold for $60 on ebay right now so people are acting a fool.
     
  18. Andy Reocho

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    Do you have any idea who the vendors even are? I'm not even sure how to find out who they are for me locally.
     
  19. Crepeswithasmile

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    Walmart's are still out in north alabama too. there's a card shop one town over from me, but it's run by a drunken dip shit that barely ever opens it up and pretty much just uses it for a tax write off.
     
  20. JRodMK1

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    I have no clue. These are just things I read on Blowout.
     
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  21. Andy Reocho

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    ive been trying to find out who provides them to the Walmart’s just so I can try and find out the best days to check.

    r/basketballcards has topics come up about restocks but it never seems like a consistent day/time.
     
  22. Andy Reocho

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    There’s only one sports card shop locally that I’m aware of. Went by last week and the cost/pack and box was just wild.

    Any of you big time baseball? It so, is it worth buying any retail like basketball is?
     
  23. Crepeswithasmile

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    i used to be a huge baseball guy in the mid 80's early 90's, but now i'd probably struggle to name 10 guys that play right now. I know Acuna and Judge, but couldn't tell you what position either of them play.
     
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  24. Andy Reocho

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    Yea I don't follow the sport nearly as much as I did when I was younger. It just seems like most of the fun runs of cards have dwindled and now there's like 3 brands. Wouldn't mind trying to dip my toe back into the baseball world, just not sure if it's worth it or not(Love me some Topps Finest and Bowman Chrome)
     
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  25. JRodMK1

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    Topps, Topps Heritage and Bowman are all good retail options.
     
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  26. Andy Reocho

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    Do you find many auto's/relic cards with baseball retail like the basketball ones seem to have?
     
  27. JRodMK1

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    Not usually, because there is no guarantee of a 'hit' in most baseball stuff. Sure, you might get a box topper "relic medallion" but they aren't worth anything. The big draw in Topps is the parallels - gold, rainbow foil and rarer ones like black, light blue, pink, camo. People have had a lot of success pulling the rare parallels from retail stuff. In Heritage, the big draw is the action variations, team color swaps and nickname variations. Autos can also be pulled too but they're rare.
     
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  28. Fecta23

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    No. Topps retail is trash. I mean, ill still buy it because im an addict, but its bad. Exception being Bowman megaboxes and some Topps Chrome offerings.
     
  29. Andy Reocho

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    Topps Chrome hasn't released yet, right?
     
  30. strike

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    Looks like July. Got this from Blowout Cards
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    03/04/20 2020 Donruss Baseball
    03/06/20 2020 Onyx Preferred Players Collection Baseball
    03/11/20 2020 Topps Opening Day Baseball
    03/11/20 2020 Panini USA Stars & Stripes Baseball

    03/13/20 2019 Leaf Lumber Kings Baseball
    03/18/20 2020 Topps Inception baseball
    03/18/20 2020 TRISTAR Hidden Treasures Autographed Baseballs New York DYNASTY Edition
    03/20/20 2019 Leaf Flash Baseball
    03/25/20 2020 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball
    03/31/20 2020 Onyx Vintage Collection Basball
    04/01/20 2020 Topps Sterling Baseball
    04/01/20 2020 Topps Sticker Collection Baseball
    04/08/20 2020 Topps Tribute Baseball
    04/15/20 2020 Panini Select Baseball
    04/15/20 2020 Bowman Baseball
    04/17/20 2019 Leaf Valiant Baseball
    04/22/20 2020 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball
    04/29/20 2020 Topps Tier One Baseball
    04/29/20 2020 Panini Donruss Diamond Kings Baseball
    05/06/20 2020 Topps Transcendent Collection Hall of Fame Edition Baseball
    05/13/20 2020 Topps Big League Baseball
    05/13/20 2020 Panini Prizm Baseball
    05/20/20 2020 TOPPS PRO DEBUT BASEBALL Hobby & Jumbo
    06/03/20 2020 Topps Finest Baseball
    06/10/20 2020 Topps Series 2 Baseball Hobby & Jumbo
    06/17/20 2020 Topps Museum Collection Baseball
    06/24/20 2020 Topps Stadium Club Baseball
    07/15/20 2020 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball
    07/29/20 2020 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby & Jumbo
    08/14/20 2020 Bowman Sterling Baseball
    09/09/20 2020 Bowman Chrome Baseball
     
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  31. Fecta23

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    No, I think its July, but its one of the products that is decent for retail.
     
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  32. Andy Reocho

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    I have the afternoon free today so I may cruise around to some walmarts and the one actual card shop in town to see what's out there.
     
  33. TrustyPatches

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    Idk if you’re aware but shops are gonna mark them up on par with what you see online
     
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  34. Andy Reocho

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    I know, but at least at the card shop I can actually see packs/boxes and not empty shelves like at walmart lol
     
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  35. TrustyPatches

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    I think I could be satisfied by paying $30 for a hobby pack so I feel u
     
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  36. Andy Reocho

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    I want to say a few weeks ago I'd stopped in very quickly, and they had a couple basketball hobby pack options for like $11-25. I couldn't bring myself to do it then, but after hunting for a few weeks I may buy one just to see
     
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  37. TrustyPatches

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    I found some hoops in Wal mart last week and bought one pack. Got a Zion rookie, a coby white insert prizm and a color prizm Colin Sexton (which goes quickly into the pc). Went back inside and spent $60 bucks on packs and got nothing. If that happens similar when I rip a hobby pack I’m fucked
     
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  38. Andy Reocho

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    Never thought about the left handed signature smearing an autograph. That's amazing
     
  39. Trofie

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    Buy from Blowout cards, they have a great promo running right now, Certain Items qualify you for a "Spot" in a March Madness tourney. You'll need to be on the forum but its pretty cool. Every box/certain pack you buy gets you a spot, they group 64 people together and random.org the spots and thats your tourney team , if you win you get a Optic box and top 4 teams in each grouping gets put into a jackpot round worth of 8k of basketball cases/boxes and gift certificates. Last year they gave out over 30k of stuff, pretty neat. You can also join group breaks if that interests you (gambling/lower $)
    I bought 5 boxes of stuff last week and in my grouping I got the
    #2 East Seed
    #8 Midwest
    #10 West
    #13 West
    #15 West.
     
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  40. Andy Reocho

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    Don’t tell me this.

    I snagged two blasters of 2020 Topps heritage. Snagged a Javy Baez jersey card. :notbad:
     
  41. Andy Reocho

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    Topps Finest

    vs

    Topps Chrome

    Looking into buying a box of 2018-19 off blowout at some point, but not sure which one I should go with.
     
  42. JRodMK1

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    Chrome
     
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  43. Trofie

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    Chrome
     
  44. TheoB

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    Check your local Targets today, fellas. Thursday seems to be stocking day for mine. Had about 6 optic basketball blasters. Picked up 3. Should have probably got all of them, but a couple look like they were dropped
     
  45. cheddarisbetter

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    Dammit, I'm going looking tomorrow around town, y'all got me itching for some of these hoops cards
     
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  46. TrustyPatches

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    You can sometimes talk beat up boxes down. Also, it’s a VERY smart move to buy all you can. Rip a few and sell a few
     
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  47. TrustyPatches

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    Looks like optic blasters are going 50-60 resale
     
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  48. TheoB

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    Yeah i went during my lunch break, might go back after and get the rest
     
  49. TheoB

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    Aaaannd they're gone. Lol oh well. Will try next Thursday. At least I got 3, anyway
     
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  50. TrustyPatches

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    If you ever come across any I’d be glad to PP you monies to pick me up a box or two

    I also would not be the least bit offended if you bought every box for yourself and gloated itt over your pulls.

    that being said, maybe a group chat with whoever wants in would be a way for us to hunt together? Just a thought