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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Timeless Treasures Basketball Live and.....ooooo

Not so good. From a collectors standpoint the cards look nice, not a bad price point, but singles only kids.  From a box breaker's perspective you could sink $500 into 5 boxes and get $150 in return or conversely you could have picked up the cards you wanted for half that.

Here is an 8 box break, 5 boxes and of course forum idiots are yammering about sick cards and nasty patches and the like. The problem being is that, as much as I would love to pull Kobe, he is a $100-$150 auto these days and all over the place thanks to Panini.  Kobe is there guy and I appreciate Panini making so many of them for us collectors, but it certainly devalues the auto.  As I posted some time ago in a "Where do we go from here", Prime cuts for baseball and Exquisite in Basketball and Football has killed the high end market in the sense that you can't get much bigger and better.  Its like a junkie, after a while the hits just don't get it done.  Same thing with Timeless Treasures, been there done that.  At least the boxes are cheaper than Exquisite.

Timeless Treasures sells for $92 a box so make your own decision on that. Other than that, this looks like a save your money product. As one person put it "its sweet shot" which is very true. Pick this product up when it hits $70 a box.  Don't get me wrong these are nice cards and I would like to pick a lot of them up, but not at the price they want.  There are some nice patches available and jerseys of retired guys that we haven't seen before or are not produced often like Mikan:


5 comments:

flywheels said...

That Dominique card is nice looking...may have to keep my eyes open for that one.

stusigpi said...

Tons of nice cards in the set for sure especially for player collectors. Problem is that no one collects half these guys.

Voluntarheel said...

Classics Redux

Alex said...

Those are real nice. From what you get and the price point this seems to be almost like Leaf Limited football. Hopefully Panini uses a similar design in a football product because they doo look real nice.

Alex said...

"From a box breaker's perspective you could sink $500 into 5 boxes and get $150 in return or conversely you could have picked up the cards you wanted for half that."

That is no doubt true. But doesn't that apply to most boxes of cards - particularly high end cards? For 09 Ultimate, when it first came out you could have spent $500 on 5 boxes, and you might have only got a $100 return. It's the nature of buying boxes. Thankfully some people still buy boxes or I wouldn't have any singles to buy!