Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Super Dilemma

The Superb Owl.

You read that right.  And no, for once I'm not talking about the Night Owl.

I bought a couple of things from Blowout, including the box I broke for the Super Traders group. They were running a sale in conjunction with the BIG GAME and they call it the Superb Owl since they don't want to get sued.  For my purchase, I was awarded two spots in one of their 30+ boards. The lucky randomizer gave me the numbers 4 (AFC) and 0 (NFC).  Thanks to a two point conversion from ol' Peyton Manning, I won the last quarter.

My prize is pictured below.

That's a nice sealed box of 2014 Five Star Baseball.  One pack, 6 cards.  Super High End.  They have them on sale now for $275, but they were retailing for $450.  That's FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS!  FOR ONE PACK OF SIX CARDS!!!!!  That's ridiculous.  

My dilemma is that I've searched Ebay for sell prices on these cards and unless you get very, very, very lucky, you are not getting your money's worth.  However, it didn't cost me anything so I'm tempted to open it.  

I was tempted to open it I mean.  I listed it on Ebay.  I have a high buy it now price and I already have an idea of what the money will go for, even if I only get half of my price.  

I'll always wonder what was inside, but I'll never regret knowing what I got instead.

Thanks Blowout.


  1. You are doing the right thing. For what that box will sell for you could purchase several of your most desired cards from that set.

  2. will power is a beautiful thing. think of the glorious rangers you can purchase once the box is sold.

  3. I would probably have had that box ripped within twelve seconds of receipt, but I think you made the right choice. There's a pretty big chance that you'll get a better return on the unopened box than on the individual cards it contains.

  4. congrats on a great prize - and for the ability to list and sell! great decision! I look forward to seeing what you pick up with the $$$!

  5. Congratulations! I would have thrown it on eBay too... and used the money to build myself my own box of 2014 Five Star baseball. Hope you end up getting a decent dime.