Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Rolling the dice on a player 5-case break
I found Ty Hensley, a guy I actively collect, for a fairly low price and put in a bid. If I won, I would receive all the Hensley non-base cards from the break, including Chrome, Refractors, colored parallels, Ice, Waves, printing plates, etc. Not a bad deal with over 1,400 packs being opened, right? Also, did you know people call parallels "colored paper" versions? I didn't, but that's what was listed.
I would NOT receive base cards, or other inserts/autos. Now, the guys who have autos in the sets were going for big bucks...like $50-$100 per slots...first round guys from 2013. Hensley doesn't have an auto in the set anyways, so it wasn't a very attractive slot to the major mojo-seeking guys. However, I figured out of over 1,400 packs, I would probably score a nice combo of refractors, variations, parallels, etc.
The seller offered combined shipping for just $.50 more per slot, so I nabbed Gary Sanchez too.
So how did I do? Just ok. I didn't score anything major, but did manage two blue parallels of Ty Hensley #'d to 500, plus about 12 Chrome cards. For Gary Sanchez, I scored three regular refractors, and 12 Chrome as well. A little disappointing that I didn't land something a little better, such as a colored refractor or low numbered parallel. I don't love to hoard cards of a guy. I never have been one to want a bunch of the same card, so I have to figure out how to move a few of the Chrome Hensley and Sanchez cards.