I just picked one up on ebay for 52 plus shipping. Here are the prices I have paid:
Gridiron Gear Retail $108
11-2 52.05 plus 9.95 shipping
10-26 54 plus 9.95
10-22 65 plus 9.95
Donruss Threads Football Retail $96
10-29 51 plus 8.95 shipping
10-24 57 plus 5.60
Donruss Threads Baseball - Retail $96
10-29 59 plus 9.95
With the Gear, that is a decidely downward pricing trend. Did people finally figure out that most of the promised hits are crap? As much as I enjoy free agent rookie autos, no thanks. I bid on many of these at the same time, not expecting to win them. So I am destined to open at least this many boxes. I might even get 5-6 more.
Don't get me wrong, there are some great patches and such in these boxes so I might end up buying cases, cheap, to get them. I know, its about the base cards too, which I like. I really do like the Donruss base cards. But, basecards arent worth the paper they are printed on, let alone $100 a box. Why they put base in some of the super high end, I don't know. "Say put down that quad patch Young, Manning, Favre, and Brady /5 and hand me that /250 Marc Bulger base card." I didn't think so. Maybe if they put more than 1 or 2 in a box/pack of super high end, it might be kind of interesting to put together a set.