We all know it is the season of giving, and I am having a million problems finding my wife the perfect gift. Yet for my wife she doesn't have the same problems I have because she knows what I want, a good hobby box or two under the tree. I told my wife I wanted a box of Five Star and she laughed. I guess she read my blog about the Topps Five Star Club because I didn't even tell her the price tag on one of those boxes. My limit this year is $100, and tonight I went on Blowoutcards.com and tried to come up with a list I could be happy with. Should I go for quantity or quality this year. What I mean, should I get a couple hobby boxes of lower end cards like Topps Pro Debut and Heritage, or should I get a box that has more hits but less cards? I even thought should I buy a bunch of packs from different years and products that equal $100 to get the widest variety of cards but less chances of getting a hit. After thinking about it, I think I'm going to go the route of getting a box of Heritage Minors and Pro Debut. They both don't yield the top hits but I think I can get a good mix of prospects and get a few autos too. Unlike the previous years, I have zero 2012 Heritage Minors or Pro Debut. Before you all say, buying these two items will cost more than $100, I know that. I am hoping she will a) order and not notice that the prices will total over $100 b) she still orders anyway c) buy me a box of Five Star. If I was a betting man I would bet she will choose choice b.
If the chance she shoots down a budget over $100, I guess I could go the route of a box of 2012 Topps Finest.
What do you all think? Would you play the safe route with the $100 or would you gamble for a bigger hit?
Thanks for reading!