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Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by CheezeyBoy22, Jan 9, 2024.

  1. bloodwings19

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    Buying Fanatics boxes is better than buying at Walmart. It depends how honest if you local card shop because back then there was a shop in Houston (late 1990s) where when the pull a case hit, they would sell the remaining boxes. I never hit any good stuff out of many boxes that I opened. Instead of hair cut and cards, it was hair cuts only until they shutter in early 2000.

    Speaking of group breaks, avoid buying into 2024 Topps Jumbo, or Hobby- most breaks I've seen just show the colors, autographs, or inserts, very few breaks, or any breakers will show those Golden Mirrors SSPs, or the variations. And avoid 2023 Topps Five Stars, I've seen at least 50 case breaks luckily I only joined 1 and got skunked. I observed that the Astros don't hit much, I've not seen N.Ryan, or Altuve. Very rarely do Bagwell come out, most likely J.Pena, but you can get last year's Pena Rookie Year cheap.
     
  2. IdStrosfan

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    In my case I walked in to my local card shop. I don't know him but I've talked to the owner a few times and he appears to be a good guy and has great Google reviews.

    He told me he only had 1 hobby box left for $105.

    I decided to pay $90 on Fanatics and accept the free shipping. It ended up being $103 after tax and $4.99 "handling"

    I still ended up saving $10 because sales tax here in Washing t on is through the roof ( I think it's 8.5%?) But it wasn't worth the 1 week wait to get it or the "not helping the local business stay in business part"
     
  3. bloodwings19

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    Fanatics that I know, you can get points for purchases. You should try Fanatics 2024 Topps Series 1 Blaster box, you get the chance of hitting a autograph baseball and they have the blaster parallel, but I think they are sold-out on their website. The only card shop I go to is Houston Connections on Westheimer, but I live too far from work and even farther from home so I haven't been in ages. Don't overbuy, but don't stop, if you stop buying random boxes you may never hit cards you can flip. I once hit a Luka Doncic Prizm Green Pulsar Rookie #/25 buying 1 blaster box, for the rest of the year I didn't buy Prizm BKB and I still have the card that used to be my avatar on here. My best Houston pull was Hakeem, Drexler and Yao Triple Immaculate Autograph. One of biggest regret ever, selling it for a good amount and never finding it again unless for 3x what I sold it for. Learned lessons hard.

    Joey Loperfido- He doesn't have a MLB license card :) Around 2 years ago maybe more, I was selling Jake Meyers Sugar Land Skeeter cards for $15, paid a team set for $1 at their website. Meyers didn't have a MLB license card before he was called up.


    Speaking of game-used, last month, or 1 1/2 months ago, Fanatics was selling a Game-Worn 2nd Year Jalen Green Nike Shoes for $999. It was up there for at least 5 days before it was snatched. If it was a rookie shoes, I would of snatched it, or a rare colored shoes. And I'm not too fond of Green because I feel he plays too nice and doesn't have the fire to drive, too streaky and this separates him being a starter to All-Star.
     
  4. CheezeyBoy22

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    According to Stryker's spreadsheet, the fanatics and the mega boxes are the best buys right now. I haven't been able to get my hands on any mega boxes.

    I wasn't happy with the jumbos and hobby boxes this series. I've made almost of my money back on what I've spent so far selling the hits that I did get.

    I've been mainly getting my Altuve cards on eBay. I've notice everyone that I have purchased from live several states away. NY, California, Wisconsin and etc. I'm curious if these cases are designed to ship out like that for a reason.
     
  5. dholi_1

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    what are the chase/hits in the megas? saw some at target and passed since it was paper at $50 i think
     
  6. bloodwings19

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    1989 Topps Baseball Foil Mega Box Checklist
    100 cards.
    Exclusive to mega boxes.

    Parallels:

    • Gold – /50
    • Orange – /25
    • Red – /5
    • Black – 1/1
    89B-1 Jordan Lawlar, Arizona Diamondbacks
    89B-2 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres
    89B-3 Jose Canseco, Oakland Athletics
    89B-4 Juan Soto, San Diego Padres
    89B-5 Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins
    89B-6 Luis Robert Jr., Chicago White Sox
    89B-7 Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
    89B-8 Gavin Williams, Cleveland Guardians
    89B-9 Sal Frelick, Milwaukee Brewers
    89B-10 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
    89B-11 Marco Luciano, San Francisco Giants
    89B-12 Colton Cowser, Baltimore Orioles
    89B-13 Bo Jackson, Kansas City Royals
    89B-14 Masataka Yoshida, Boston Red Sox
    89B-15 Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay Rays
    89B-16 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
    89B-17 Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
    89B-18 Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals
    89B-19 Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles
    89B-20 Luis Arraez, Miami Marlins
    89B-21 Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays
    89B-22 Francisco Lindor, New York Mets
    89B-23 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies
    89B-24 Luis Matos, San Francisco Giants
    89B-25 Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners
    89B-26 Justin Verlander, Houston Astros
    89B-27 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

    89B-28 Henry Davis, Pittsburgh Pirates
    89B-29 Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers
    89B-30 Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants
    89B-31 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
    89B-32 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays
    89B-33 Josh Jung, Texas Rangers
    89B-34 Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
    89B-35 Corey Seager, Texas Rangers
    89B-36 Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros
    89B-37 Kris Bryant, Colorado Rockies
    89B-38 Jordan Westburg, Baltimore Orioles
    89B-39 Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
    89B-40 Bryan Woo, Seattle Mariners
    89B-41 Carlos Correa, Minnesota Twins
    89B-42 Ichiro, Seattle Mariners
    89B-43 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
    89B-44 José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians
    89B-45 Will Clark, San Francisco Giants
    89B-46 AJ Smith-Shawver, Atlanta Braves
    89B-47 George Brett, Kansas City Royals
    89B-48 Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
    89B-49 Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
    89B-50 Junior Caminero, Tampa Bay Rays

    89B-51 Barry Larkin, Cincinnati Reds
    89B-52 Jeff Bagwell, Houston Astros
    89B-53 Mark McGwire, Oakland Athletics
    89B-54 Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers
    89B-55 Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers
    89B-56 Trea Turner, Philadelphia Phillies
    89B-57 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
    89B-58 Masyn Winn, St. Louis Cardinals
    89B-59 Bobby Witt Jr., Kansas City Royals
    89B-60 Oneil Cruz, Pittsburgh Pirates
    89B-61 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox
    89B-62 Christopher Morel, Chicago Cubs
    89B-63 Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins
    89B-64 Anthony Rizzo, New York Yankees
    89B-65 Christian Encarnacion-Stra, Cincinnati Reds
    89B-66 Julio Rodríguez, Seattle Mariners
    89B-67 Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals
    89B-68 Vladimir Guerrero, Montréal Expos
    89B-69 Elly De La Cruz, Cincinnati Reds
    89B-70 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
    89B-71 Nolan Schanuel, Los Angeles Angels
    89B-72 Ceddanne Rafaela, Boston Red Sox
    89B-73 Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres
    89B-74 Matt Olson, Atlanta Braves
    89B-75 Sonny Gray, Minnesota Twins
    89B-76 Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves
    89B-77 Emmet Sheehan, Los Angeles Dodgers
    89B-78 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
    89B-79 Endy Rodríguez, Pittsburgh Pirates
    89B-80 Don Mattingly, New York Yankees
    89B-81 Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals
    89B-82 Riley Greene, Detroit Tigers
    89B-83 Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros
    89B-84 Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox
    89B-85 Curtis Mead, Tampa Bay Rays
    89B-86 Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves
    89B-87 Pete Alonso, New York Mets
    89B-88 Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles
    89B-89 Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox
    89B-90 Zack Gelof, Oakland Athletics
    89B-91 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
    89B-92 Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees
    89B-93 Ronny Mauricio, New York Mets
    89B-94 Adolis García, Texas Rangers
    89B-95 Kyle Harrison, San Francisco Giants
    89B-96 Andrew Abbott, Cincinnati Reds
    89B-97 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
    89B-98 Max Scherzer, Texas Rangers
    89B-99 Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks
    89B-100 Tyler Soderstrom, Oakland Athletics

    Final mail day for 2023 Diamond Icons, only missing Yordan autograph for all the Stros autograph in the product.
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  7. Buck Turgidson

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    What's my '84 Topps box worth? 85 Donruss?
     
  8. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Unopened 1980 Hockey Case ( 16 boxes ) just sold for 3.7M last week. It was 20 Cents a pack. That was in our lifetime.

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  9. Kemahkeith

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    Without doing any research I suspect that is "The Great One's" rookie year.
    I saw the total was Canadian dollars. Take 25 cents off of every dollar. Only 2,775,000 in real money. Its a bargain.
     
  10. bloodwings19

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    When money is involved, shady stuff happens. The sealed wrapping by Baseball Connection had many years experience even PSA supported the business until.....


     
  11. Hank McDowell

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    I collected cards until I was around 10 years old but stopped around that same age. But I was VERY serious about it at the time and I never got rid of any of them. I still have everything locked in a footlocker. There's some good stuff in there, like really good, but I haven't looked at any of it in decades. I don't even know if it's even still intact anymore, but there are some things in there that go back more than a hundred years. Most are from the 70s, but some are early 1900s. A kid down the street used to sell me stuff that I guess he must have gotten from his dad maybe. Mantle. Koufax. Things from the 50s. I'll have to look through it again one day. Most of it is probably junk, but I know for sure some of it is definitely not!
     
  12. GOATuve

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    You lucked out on not paying 1k for those Green shoes. They are really going to depreciate in value. They're also pretty available if you're looking. He gives them away a lot. You could probably find a pair for around $500. You could also go to a game and buy courtside tickets next to the Rockets bench and ask him. Be a cool experience and he'd most likely give them to you if he didn't need them (meaning they're a new pair).

    Hope that helps.
     
  13. Kemahkeith

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    upload_2024-3-4_6-56-53.jpeg upload_2024-3-4_6-58-17.jpeg upload_2024-3-4_6-58-59.jpeg upload_2024-3-4_6-56-53.jpeg astros 2.jpeg

    Was looking through some box's this weekend. Came across a small amount of my Astros stuff.
    some low numbers as wel.
     
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    Just got this..1/1 Alvarez Auto..


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  16. davidio840

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    This is one of my favs though

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  17. rhino17

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    I have 3 autographed baseballs

    1) Craig Biggio
    2) Jose Lima
    3) Framber Valdez
     
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  18. Kemahkeith

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    It's strange.
    I have 5 Altuve autographed cards, and every time I look at them, I swear it's Yuli Gurriel's signature.
     
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  19. GOATuve

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    I'm currently buying any game used jerseys or bats for Altuve. I have a pretty significant collection already but always on the look out for more. Rest assured they will be going into my private collection. I really want his debut jersey on the off chance someone out there has it.
     
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