Monday, May 28, 2012

Going to the Museum

I don't buy high end stuff.  Heck, I don't even buy middle of the road stuff unless I can get it in blaster at Wal-mart or Target.  I don't need the disappointment a high end product can deliver when I can get the same disappointment in a blaster at a fraction of the price.  

I am a huge fan of other people taking the depreciation hit when they buy high end boxes.  As of right now, a "box" of 2012 Topps Museum Collection will set you back $229.95 on Blowout.  That gets you 4 packs, with 5 cards in each pack.  Sure, if you get really, really lucky, you can hit something amazing, but more than likely you're going to kick yourself in the ass after you've spent 30 seconds ripping open those 4 packs.  

Of course, if you pull a card like this and you're willing to sell it for a great big fat loss, I'm your guy.  I picked this up for a song off Blowout.  It's the only card I bought and as much as I like it, I'd still be ticked if I paid $230 for a pack and this came out.  Do you know how many actual Rangers games I can go to for $230?  Plenty, that's how many.  For the price I paid, I'm very happy to have added this card to my collection.

By the way, I'm in the middle of my second 8 hour shift of the holiday.  Don't be surprised if you see some rambling post later this evening.  That is if the keyboard doesn't short out when I start drooling on it...


  1. I love the four patch idea, but I wish they would go all the way with it. You know?
    Something like this:
    swatch #1 = home jersey
    swatch #2 = away jersey
    swatch #3 = alternate colored jersey
    swatch #4 = lettering or numeral
    That would make for a sweet jersey card!

  2. I do the same thing. I've been buying so much Museum for dirt cheap. And every time I buy a card for a couple bucks, I think to myself, someone paid a hell of a lot more than I did for this at one point. I'm not complaining though!

  3. I'm working today, too. (On break right now). Don't you love it when everyone assumes that everybody is off today?