When was the last time you bought a hobby box of anything?
When was the last time you enjoyed a hobby box of anything?
It seems these days cards just aren’t there for collectors. We’ve had products like Topps Chrome and Bowman Chrome where Topps needed to pimp it out by using wrapper redemption programs to get collectors interested.
We’ve have Panini where the sets seem to look like each other. Certified is no different from Threads. These cards need a little something with their designs.
Then, with Upper Deck, they are only creating hockey products, but it seems as though have put little value in their products. Upper Deck did a great job with Ultimate Baseball, but as a collector I have to wonder if they knew they were on the way with the sport so they put everything they had into that product.
Not since Bowman base have I felt the need to buy a hobby box of a product, but I think that was more because of Stephen Strasburg. I was excited when I pulled a Strasburg base card – then sold it.
If collectors aren’t buying cards, I applaud you. That doesn't mean you shouldn't be buying. If you genuinely like something, there is no better way of showing your support.
Collectors shouldn’t buy product if there isn’t anything good out there. We shouldn’t support bad behavior with our money.
We went through many of things we didn’t like from this year. But we don’t want to make this a bashing session.
So, how about this? For everything you say you didn’t like from the card companies this year, you have to tell me one thing you also liked.