If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of boxes with discounted prices right now over on the mothership as BlowoutCards.com is in the midst its Black November sales now.
Wave 8 is here — and it’s a huge “mega wave” of more than 170 products — and many of the discounts were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of the boxes and cases — and here are five boxes/cases that caught this collector’s eye.
2011 Wheels Element hobby boxes (and cases)
Chase Elliott is an established young star in NASCAR these days but back when this one arrived he was one of the “Undiscovered Elements” newcomers who got the nod for their first card appearances and first autographs. Elliott, the son of Hall of Famer and former Cup champ Bill, was just 15 at the time. He signed two cards in this release — a standard limited to 225 copies and a red-ink version limited to 25. Atop this, he didn’t have any other ink until 2014 when he arrived with a hot start that included a pair of NASCAR victories before he had even graduated from high school. At that time, his autos were easy $100 bills and people paid as much as $500 for the Red. They’ve settled down now — and he’s got plenty of ink since — but these are still the first and among the most-unique cards he’ll ever have. (There’s a Rookie Card in the standard set, too.) There are plenty of other highlights here but this one’s the closest thing to awesome … at least that’s what some guy named Bill from Dawsonville said.
Keep reading for more from this weekend’s big wave.
2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects baseball bobby boxes (and cases)
Want to pull your own Aaron Judge autograph (or even key parallel) from a pack? This one’s on sale, so it’s your chance to get one at a lower price than you would have had earlier this year when Judge was racking up his 52 homers en route to American League Rookie of the Year honors. There are other autos to be found here on a deep checklist. This one is a Doorbuster, meaning its lower price will only last for the volume of boxes that is allocated — then it will revert back to a different sale price.
2014-15 Panini Gala basketball hobby boxes
This high-end NBA brand is also one that’s a Doorbuster, so its sub-$100 price won’t last long. These five-card packs include three autos and a memorabilia card atop one base card. If you land the right name — or two — you’re definitely ahead. The high-end risk-reward scenario is a lot of more fun at this price. Signers here? Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Larry Bird, Andrew Wiggins, Steph Curry, Vince Carter, Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis and many others. It’s worth a shot.
2016 Panini Donruss football relic exclusive hanger packs (and lots)
Want a pick where you can dig in with some bulk for some surprises? This and the next pick are it. Last year’s NFL rookie class is one that helped sell plenty of cardboard then and it’s one that still sells pretty well today. These 50-card packs include a jersey card (red-foil … only found here) every time. You can also find red parallels of base cards and Rated Rookies, too. At less than $10 and under $100 for a lot of 12 packs … you could do pretty well. Even if you don’t pull something big you’ll still have plenty of cardboard when you’re done. To me, that makes for a safer rip that can be fun.
2016 Topps WWE Heritage wrestling blaster cases
There are no autographs in these boxes, but there are plenty of great photos on cards bearing the 1986 Topps design and the stars of the past and present for the WWE. The base set here is strong if you ask this collector and it’s one that I’ve busted before in volume. You get a Relic in every box here and this one also is a Doorbuster … so that price you see now — if you’re seeing this immediately — won’t last.
There’s plenty more among the Black November sale items in the new (and past) wave — check ’em out here — and we’ll have several more to come leading up to Black Friday. Buzz will be here each time to pick highlights and budget breaks from the bunch.
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