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Every collector hopes for a big hit whenever they open a hobby box of sports cards.
But more often than not, what you can sell financially usually doesn’t surpass what you bought the box for (at least for what the hits are valued at right now).
It’s still fun to open nonetheless and the Allen & Ginter set is always a fan favorite.
Here’s what we got from our box and the approximate market value based on eBay prices. The box cost approximately $100US.
HIT #1 and #2: Maikel Franco (FSRA-MF) and Chris Sale relic cards (FSRB-CS)
HIT #3: 2019 Allen & Ginter | Jay Larson | Mini Framed Auto #MA-JL (Black SP 19/25)
HIT #4: Clayton Kershaw Oversized Box Loader
NOTABLE CARDS: Lot of 12 SP base cards
Other notable cards found in this box include a no-numbered (/50) A&G back card of Brian Dozier ($7.99) and a 3-card lot of mini Black Bordered cards which include Post Malone, Hideki Matsui, and Dereck Rodriguez ($7.99).
If all the cards sold for what they’re currently listed at, we’d get back $133 minus 10% (eBay fees), which equals $120.
That’s a profit of about $20 but without Hit #3, this box could be considered a major bust as it holds more than 70% of the value.
That’s not surprising as it usually comes down to the one major hit of the box whether it was worth the quick investment.
Nevertheless, it was still a fun box to break.