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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Are 2008 Donruss Gridiron Gear Box prices collapsing?

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.


Name: Max said...

Just wondering. Why do you purchase all of your boxes from ebay, instead of an online retailer?

stusigpi said...

I have ordered cases from Dave and adams. How much do online retailers charge?:

Dave and Adams is at 75 for gear, threads are at 68 and 75 for BB threads.

Blowout is at: 76.99 for gear, dont seem to have FB Threads by the box, and 77 for Baseball threads.

Atlanta: 71.75 for FB Gear, 63.47 for Threads FB, and 75.99 for BB Threads and its $10 for shipping

So that's why, I think I did better on ebay, plus I have a shot to get super cheap boxes. It happens, and if I don't get one cheap one I will get the next.

Does that answer your questions. Plus on older stuff 01-07, there is usually no contest between Ebay and online retailers.


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