Saturday, September 20, 2008

2008 Topps Co-Signers Video Box Break

I'll be working on a review for this product soon. I'll try me best to be unbiased by the one box I've opened but it'll be tough. Watch through to the end and you'll see my frustration.


12 comments:

thenennthinning said...

wow, that is a pretty bad box. i just sold a daric barton /25 mini last night on ebay so that's the only reason i know who he is haha.

Wax Heaven said...

We need better lighting for the cards!

jv said...

Well, in that case, Nenth...do you wanna buy a barton/ontiveros auto in a few months when I get it back in the mail? haha

I completely agree Mario! I'm going to start doing some research on better video techniques.

I've never been interested in video until I started the blog and so far everything I've filmed has come out crap. Either with lighting or sound or positioning.

I may do some posts in the future with stuff I find...

Anonymous said...

You mentioned in a previous blog that the hobby is broken. I don't think this is a true statement. I think people's understanding of the risk reward relationship is just off. It seems as though people get their panties all up in a wad when they buy a high dollar product and don't get their pull of a life time. Now it's my understanding that high risk doesn't always equal high reward. In fact high risk could yield little to no reward.
If you’re not willing to take the risk that buying a box of Topps or Upper Deck’s high end product isn’t going to provide you with a card that will pay off the mortgage, or buy a new card, or pay for a year of college, then don’t buy the box, or just buy the card you want off of eBay.

PAB

jv said...

All great points, Anon. One of the things I liked about my results on the Jungian Typology test is that it said to some effect that an INTJ comes across as arrogant. That's not my attempt.

I welcome your disagreement. The pixie dust has now begun to wear off on my collecting habits and I'm starting to question things more vehemently. I neeeddd the feedback of people like you to balance out my crass attitude sometimes.

Rather than write 20 page responses to comments such as yours, I'm going to use that fervor to produce more posts about the topic. I'll have some responses to your comments in my next few posts.

Thanks for the comment!

thenennthinning said...

haha sorry jv, there was a reason I sold that Daric Barton card - I have no interested in him. I don't even know who this Ontiveros character is. Good luck with making some dough with that card (no sarcasm intended).

jv said...

Dude, none taken. I'm glad you don't collect him. Otherwise, you might have taken offense to the end of the video...lol...

dinged corners said...

jv, it's not unreasonable to expect some form of value in a box, whether hobby or blaster. as a businessman, you know you must provide value to customers so they come back. SOMETHING. it doesn't have to be of particular value to you, but something you can trade, or post about, or whatever. that was an existential-crisis inducing box if ever i've seen one.

jv said...

THANK YOU, DC!! That's what I've been trying to say but couldn't find the words to express it.

I could list 100 players that would have been more desirable autos. If I had pulled any one or even two of those autos in conjuction with one or two Minor Stars it would have been worth it.

I can understand these 4 players being featured as autos in Topps Series 1. But, in a product reaching $100 a box? NONE of these four players should have been included in the autos in this set.

And considering I pulled the three autos that I did from one box, I would assume that other boxes couldn't be much better.

I understand fully the luck of the draw. But, damn, this box was pathetic.

Mharwood said...

I think you would have had better luck breaking a 1989 Topps Box. Yea Gregg Jefferies Future Star. Don't give up. The only thing Topps is good for is Base Set no stupid gimmicks please, Heritage the high numbers little sketchy, and Ginter but that is starting to not be so nice.

jv said...

It's funny you say that about Ginter. I'm actually working on seeing what I have left to complete both the 2007 and the 2008 sets as we speak.

I just said to myself that I'm glad I never mixed the commons in together on these two sets because there's not much difference in this years and last. You can disagree with everything I say on this blog but..

I think everyone would have to agree that if card companies have done anyone thing wrong it's that they've become lazy.

stusigpi said...

When you pay this type a money for a box, what would you rather have a midlevel star or superstar auto or dual auto numbered to 4000 or a truly no-name dual auto numbered to 200? I don't even know who those guys are and I watch quite a bit of baseball.

Contrast that with the 2007 52 rookies box I just broke. Sure, two of the autos are no names but one is a Felix Pie, who I at least have heard of. Plus, its a box full of rookies, a few make it, many do not, so its a little more acceptable to get a no name rookie auto. Plus the box cost a whole lot less than that co-signers.