So I've mentioned a few times this year how turned off I am with modern wax. I just haven't seen the value in it and have gone more towards the singles route. If I do have an itch to bust wax...I've gone the old school route. Well...here's my most recent purchase and I believe I got one of the biggest steals I've ever gotten on EBay
So This was a 3 box lot that I won on EBay. I was super interested in this lot mainly for the 98-99 UD Series II box. I've always wanted to rip one of those open and know they tend to be pricey. I was willing to pay market price for the 3 boxes combine. So I put my max bid in with 5 seconds and ended up winning the lot for....$116 bucks. I could NOT believe it. My max was actually $320. The UD box alone goes for $150, while the other two boxes go from anywhere from $70 to $100. To get all 3 for basically 40 bucks a pop is a SUPER steal in my eyes! Yes, for the negative nancy's out there..maybe these boxes come from a case where the big hits have already been hit..but for the price, it's WAY worth the risk...a lot more worth the risk of winning this lot for nearly $200 less than what I was willing to pay! Part of me was a little nervous that because I won the lot so cheap, i might not ever see it and the seller would eat the negative. Just two weeks ago I had a seller with over 1600 100% feedback never send me a Zeke Optic Purple Rookie Card that I had won. I had to open a case and get my money back...a little part of me didn't want to get toooooo excited for fear that it might happen again. Today though, the boxes came in and I couldn't be happier! So the big question is...why did it end so low. Was it the title? Possibly..the title was "NBA FACTORY SEALED HOBBY WAX BOXES - CHROME, UPPER DECK, ULTRA". Kind of generic, no mention of Topps for Chrome and Fleer for Ultra, no years given (which is huge for a product like 98-99 UD Series II). Was it the time the auction ended? It ended at 11:30 Tuesday Morning. Was it because it was listed in lot form? I really believe if listed individually he would've made a lot more on these boxes. Regardless, I'll reap the benefits and open them at a later date! I'm currently opening a box of 98-99 Topps Series II Retail Basketball slowly (3 packs a day), then will also open a box of 97 UD3 Baseball, and 3 blasters of 2017 Topps Heritage (modern, but looks like fun and basically it's just $60 bucks so even if the breaks bust, it's not a huge loss). I also won a box 97-98 Bowman's Best Basketball so it'll be a busy month of busting that's for sure!