These days, I'm not much of a gambler... and I don't play the lottery... which means that I don't open wax on a regular basis.
The last packs I opened were over two months ago... and they were 80's rack packs of all things.
But last month, I had the opportunity to get in on a group break of 2007 & 2008 Bowman Chrome football, and a box of 2011 Topps Inception football for $13.
I typically don't jump at these offers, but I wanted a shot at some AP or Megatron rookie cards.
Well... I ended up with the 49ers and the Chiefs. Here are the three cards worth mentioning:
2007 Bowman Chrome #BC93 Patrick Willis RC
2008 Bowman Chrome "Refractor" #BC78 Jamaal Charles RC
2008 Bowman Chrome "Bronze" #BC78 Jamaal Charles RC (304/329)
It wasn't a complete wash... but I didn't make my money back either. But... how often do collectors truly make their money back?
I'll probably sell the Willis rookie card at the flea market along with the other 49er singles I received... and end up keeping the two Jamaal Charles parallels.
If anything... it's a nice reminder of why I typically don't bust packs... and why I should stay away from group breaks too. Instead... I'll stick to picking up singles I want off of COMC.
I'm interested in hearing your opinion on "group breaks"...
Do you join them?
Why or why not?
Happy Saturday everyone... and sayonara!
P.S. Thanks Schwang17 for putting this group break together and allowing me to join.
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