Monday, January 4, 2010

What do you do? The $5 dilemma

Here's the situation: you're in the hobby shop. You have $5 to spend. There are no cards of the frontline guys you collect in sight (for me CC, etc.) You can buy a pack of t206 or something like this:

Or maybe something like this:

Do you go with a pack or one of these? Why?

Obviously these are what I picked up instead of packs, but I'm interested in hearing what everyone else does/would do. And cards like this at $5 a pop are pretty much why I've quit ripping wax. I mean Pedro and Maddux on the same card for $5!??!

Have a good one, looking forward to hearing what you have to say.


  1. Often times you have a better chance at pulls if you buy more than one pack or even a box - so typically I'd look for the best $5 card I can find and put it in my pocket [after paying for it of course].

  2. I think you made out pretty good for $5. I especially like the Brock card.

    Besides, most of the relics pulled out of the T206 packs can probably be picked up on ebay for $2.

  3. Righto with was Ed said. The Brock card is awesome, $5 well spent.

  4. i would have gone with the singles... T206 is great but you can't beat a G/U card anyday.... Plus that Lou looks sweet!