If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices this weekend and for the next week or so over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.
So much so here are five boxes that caught this collector’s eye.
2008 Upper Deck Goudey baseball cards
This might look like a fun retro box based on its design, but it’s a really fun retro box if you get lucky. Among the autographs possible here? Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter, Gordie Howe, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Nolan Ryan, Sidney Crosby, Tiger Woods, Johnny Bench, Dan Marino, Julius Erving, Ken Griffey Jr., Chipper Jones, Tony Gwynn, Larry Bird, Willie McCovey, Bruce Jenner … and plenty more. Other standard cardboard possibilities include a Clayton Kershaw RC and quite a few low-numbered parallels and other rare inserts. Overall, there are two hits per box.
2013-14 Panini Crusade basketball cards
This firecracker special is all about one autograph and one one memorabilia card inside — but also 18 Crusade inserts. Check that price. (It’s limit one.)
2015 Panini National Treasures College (Multi-sport)
These boxes pack more than the eight cards promised — it’s closer to 12 per box — and can pack some big names out there from the college ranks of the past. This one’s not the easiest break to take a shot at with a lot of newer college guys, but there are all kinds of high-end possibilities that can potentially pay for the box with a single card.
Star Trek Movies trading cards
Buzz came very close to adding this one to his cart (but opted for a different sale box) because there are some big names to be found from the new wave of Star Trek movies here. Atop the list? Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Alice Eve (Carol Marcus) and Simon Pegg (Scotty). You get two autos per box, giving you a pair of shots at one of these admittedly rare sigs. Only 10,000 boxes were made, so eventually they will vanish.
2015 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft football cards
This one’s got two autographs per box but that’s not why it’s right here right now. It’s here because you need to keep an eye on it in the next few days. Beyond the two autographs, which could be of top college stars, there are plenty of Prizm cards that could be in demand, too. But, remember, keep an eye on this one …
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