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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bustin' Oldies

I was presented with a good hypothetical question. A 'what if' if you will. I will also pose the question to all of you as well and see what kind of response I get, if any. If I were presented with a box of 'vintage' cards would I keep it sealed or would I open it? Hmmmmmm.....

Max and I have this dream, well we have a few of them when it comes to cards, but one of the biggest is that at some point in our lives we hope that one or both of us has enough money to be able to get a box of '52 Topps and bust it, haha.

I was always told 'itll be worth more if you open it.' This thing has always bothered me. I am a firm believer that the packs were meant to be opened, so, if I were given a box of 'vintage' cards, HELL YES I would open them, haha.

Knowing my luck (and ask Pete), I would open the box and get every conceiveable Yankee card there is (except for the Mantle, lol). Knowing Max's luck, he would bust a box of 1952 Topps and STILL pull a David Wright card.

So, now I present the question to you... if someone presented you with a box of vintage packs, would YOU open them? Also, which set would you prefer? yes my choice would be a box of '52s, but I would love to bust a box of 54's and see 'fresh from the pack' 54's with the vivid colors and such.


Play at the Plate said...

I'd open anything that was 1980 or older.

chris OK said...

definitely... definitely.... open the packs, yeah

got to go with 1952

thanks for the fun thought

AlbuqwirkE said...

Wouldn't hesitate to bust a box of 1965 Topps high number series baseball cards.

PAB said...

I'd be willing to take up smoking if it meant being able to bust open a carton of cigarettes from the American Tobacco Company and pull some T206s. While you boys are looking at 52's or something from the 60's I'll be developing lung cancer and emphysema and chasing after the Holy Grail of cards.

My second choice would be to get an old school box of garbage pail kids, comic book cards, or wrestling cards, put together the complete set and trade it to Wax Heaven for his soul.

William Regenthal said...

P.A. I think I can hook him up with: A Jose Canseco Lithograph, some Andrew Miller T-206s, a box of Marvel Series III and a good many wrestling cards, as well as maybe 500 pounds of old recorded Pay Per Views... think he will jump on that? I'd in turn put his soul up on ebay, cause really, what would I need with someone else's soul? I already own 2 or 3 of them, lol.