Are hobby boxes getting better?

Panzram

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Thinking about getting one as opposed to retail. Any suggestions? I want the most hits for a decent price.
 

theplasticman

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If you're gonna buy a box, go for hobby. Insert ratios are always better. As for what product you pick... it really depends upon what you collect.

I really enjoyed my case break of the Topps T206.
 

Tim Carroll

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I think you are going to find that a majority of people will tell you to go for the 2008 UD Heroes Hobby boxes. At a little more than $50 per, you get at least 3 hits. Every box that gets posted under the box breaks seems to yield an Auto/Patch #'d to 25 or less. Those aren't guaranteed, but the stuff is just loaded.


Tim
 

BiggioDiogu759

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I think you are going to find that a majority of people will tell you to go for the 2008 UD Heroes Hobby boxes. At a little more than $50 per, you get at least 3 hits. Every box that gets posted under the box breaks seems to yield an Auto/Patch #'d to 25 or less. Those aren't guaranteed, but the stuff is just loaded.


Tim

Plus a ton of #ed cards too!
 

indigo27

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I find collation in general as well as insert ratios are much better in hobby than retail. And of course, there's always the AUs and GUs.
 

quambomb

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Hobby boxes are much better than retail. I would strongly recommend getting 2008 Baseball heroes from blowout cards. The set is nice and loaded with good players past & present, 3 memorabilia, 1 auto per box, nice parallels in each pack, lotsa good case hits like patches.
 
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75zito

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I liked 09 Topps Finest!! I pulled 3 autos in 1 box, 1 rookie redemption, and a bunch of #'d refractors and 2 autos and 1 redemption and 1 printing plate plus refractors in another box! I was very happy with what I got. Plus the set is only 150 cards and 2 boxes I got about 75% or so! Plus a few RC in each!


Good Luck
Christopher
 

valediction

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What are you looking for? 'the most hits for a decent price' tells us nothing. What are you considering 'hits'? Any gu/auto, low #'ed parallel, HOF/future HOF auto, ANY insert? and decent price, is that $50 or $500? 2004 Elite extra edition has about 3 autos/box, the hot boxes have an auto per pack if you get lucky, Topps All Time Fan Favorites had 2 autos a box if I remember right, some years also had a GU, Sweet Spot is decent. Heck, I pulled 3 autos out of 2002 Topps Heritage before I pulled my first Chrome card that had 1:29 odds. Your best bang for the buck is still going to be buying singles. $50-100 spent on a set you probably won't want to complete and 2GU and an auto that MIGHT be decent, but will more likely be a felix Hernandez jersey, Richie Sexson auto and Curtis Granderson bat.
 

Rarthur

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My recommendation:
2008 Donruss Threads Baseball
It is about $50 and you get about 4 hits (Usually 5 or 6) and its prospects and HOF. I was even lucky enough to pull a Joe Jackson Dual Bat expected to sell $200-$300. One of very few products with Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe. Also tons of prospects and attractive set design
 

mindbinge

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I'm thinking about ordering 2 more boxes of 08 UD Heroes when i get some extra $$$....the first two were a lot of fun, hits were not "outstanding", but for $50 a box it was fun...the Donruss threads is fun as well...i like the cards in there and i think i got 4 autos and 2 gu's out of my box....also got a low # Hank Aaron insert # to 10 i think? ...just fun stuff to break...for $50 a box don't expect a $200 hit and be happy if you get lucky...but don't complain if you dont make 4x your purchase price on every box...or at least thats the way i look at it....either of those is a fun break though.
 
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