I realize that blowout and DA have sales and the prices are eventually going to go up, but box prices have been swinging wildly in the last month. 2008 masterpieces baseball is perhaps one of the worst breaks out there at retail price. You get 1 auto and 1 jersey per box. The product is littered with crappy autos and single color jerseys. There are 2 patches per case with the chance of an auto. The set is pretty easy to build and singles are cheap on the bay, yet I have seen prices as low as $35 and as high as $60 in the last couple of weeks. Was there a run on Masterpieces that I was not aware of? I commented on Finest Baseball prices previously.
For the group break I did, I paid $625 for the case, less than $80 a box. Now they are upward of $100 each shipped. 1 redemption that will be worthless in a year and two manu patch autos that will probably suffer the same fate. Refractors are nice but again cheap in lots. I am not aware of any stellar hits that are available. At least masterpieces has hard signed Jeter and Ripken patch autos /25. Finest does have some finest moments sticker autos, Yay!, not so much.
Prime cuts are hovering around the $260 area. I can tell you that there is no way these are worth that price. Many of the box toppers are selling for $30-$80 and it seems that the collecting world has grown tired of useless rookie sticker autos. There are some massive hits to be had, but even Gehrig brings half the price back.
Am I just that clueless?