You may have been just like me. Did not know that sports cards could be bought from sportsauthority.com. I went to the site to check out if they had any new cards that they are taking preorders on. I knew they are offering 2010 Topps T-206 retail blaster boxes ($20) and the retail boxes ($71.99). In July, they had pre-orders for the retail boxes at a price $55.99. I had a retail box ready to come my way only to have money deficiency problems coming into this month. So, I had to cancel my order. It's a big disappointment. I could have really left the order to go through and take the bank penalty. It would have been about same price because once they saw the product was in high demand and marked the retail boxes $15 to $20. Now to get into what has inspired me to write this blog. At sportsauthority.com, they are offer Topps 2010 T206 Value Pack (18 packs) for $107.99. After reading the what comes with the Value Pack, I don't really think this is a good buy. Here are the particulars about the Topps 2010 T206 Value Pack and it is word for word what t:he retail box is said to have in it. You only get 24 more cards with the Value Pack over the retail box yet the price difference is $36 for 24 cards. 24 cards are not worth the outrageous amount of $36, only if you pulled extra autograph or relic cards.
- 18 Packs per Box, 12 Cards per Pack.
- Each T206 24-Count Box contains a combination of any One of the following premium cards - AN Autographed Card, or a Relic Card.
- Showcasing Topps classic photography, Topps T-206 offers a unique perspective of 300 current, future, and legendary MLB players.
Here is the link to see what I am talking about. http://www.sportsauthority.com/
Don't be sway by the claim of "Value Pack" There is no real value there.
Until next time, keep gambling hard earned money away and paying more for anyone should for a piece of cardboard.