If you read many of my posts, you might get the impression that all I do is buy vintage singles, and that I'm against purchasing modern product. The truth is, I love the anticipation of ripping open a pack as much as the next collector, I just feel that often times the value isn't there, and I then suffer from buyer's remorse. My solution to that is to keep a stash of unopened product (obtained on the cheap) in my card room so that I've got packs at the ready whenever I get the itch. The top shelf of my bookshelf is dedicated to this, in fact here's how it's looked for the past 2-3 years now:
I'm grateful that I have the space and will power to keep something like this, but I have to say I've been a little bored by the selection lately. At this point I'm really just sending the Pinnacle stuff out to others, don't plan on opening any more of it myself, so I decided to remove that and find a replacement. Well, it just so happened that last weekend Dave & Adam's Card World had some pretty unreal prices on a lot of their unopened wax as part of their Memorial Day sale. Here's my replacement for the Pinnacle box:
That was a very solid first pack, hopefully a sign of things to come. If I rip this box at my usual rate I'll be done sometime in 2020.
1997 Donruss Elite – They’re Mostly Just Foilboard. Mostly. - Donruss had already been making the Elite insert for six years when in 1997, amid a flood of other premium offerings from all the other big players in th...