Friday, July 29, 2011

2010 Topps Magic Hobby Box Break

Topps Magic is a $80-90 product that promises 3 autos per box. However, the product is all about the Short Prints, Minis, and Beautiful Base cards. 

Here, take a look at the 8 Short Prints I pulled to get familiar with the base if you haven't seen it yet.
These cards are definitely beautiful and I can't think of anything negative to say about them. However, something just doesn't click with me and I don't want to collect the base at all. There are some serious set builders out there though, and this product has looots of short prints and various minis. The set also includes Stamp and Relic Cards that are pretty rare.

The top three cards are the three insert sets available in Magic. Why do I keep pulling Tebow?!?!
I pulled four black-bordered minis and an Aikman Pigskin mini numbered out of 50. I also pulled around 40 regular minis in 24 total packs. I also pulled a very thick stack of rookies. The checklist is extremely deep which is both a good and a bad thing. Most of the rookies I pulled are no-name players.

Here are the three hits I got. They're pretty bad but with the checklist, it's hard to pull a good auto. However, if you want to buy a single auto, they are really cheap. Even the Chrome Legend Autos numbered to 10 have been going for only $60. Most autos go for around $10 and these are sticker autos.

Magic is definitely a fun break, and the enjoyment comes from sorting through base looking for short prints and checking out which minis you pulled. However, the price point could definitely drop a little bit with the low quality player hits. Enjoying this box comes down to whether you like the base or not. As I said before, the base are beautiful, but for some reason they don't click with me at all and I have no urge to collect them.

On the side, my Target had boxes of packs, rack packs, and lots of blasters of Bowman Platinum two days ago. I enjoyed my rack pack so much I went back today and all of the Platinum was gone and replaced with Allen & Ginter. Someone really bought a lot of Platinum...

1 comment:

  1. Damn that's one of the better Joey Galloway autos I have ever seen.