Hot Box or Hot Air?
Buying hobby boxes is like walking into a casino. You're trying your luck and hoping to come out a winner. I'm no stranger to baseball cards or casinos. Yet, I still find myself going back for more.
I recently bought two boxes of 2009 Upper Deck Series 2 Baseball. I wanted a ‘hot box.' A hot box is loaded with autos and game-used jerseys. You get something in every pack.
Sure enough, one of the boxes of 2009 Upper Deck Series 2 Baseball that I purchased ended up being one of these highly sought after hot boxes. I ripped it and got the following prizes:
Kyle Gibson USA Baseball autographed jersey #/225
- Tyler Lyons USA Baseball GU jersey
- Chris Hernandez USA Baseball auto
- Joaquin Arias Inkcredible auto
- Jonathan Herrera auto
- Christian Colon USA Baseball auto
- Kevin Hart Inkcredible auto
- Mike Minor USA Baseball auto
- Steve Holm Inkcredible auto
- Matt Kemp autographed jersey#/25 (best card of the bunch)
- Blake Smith USA Baseball auto
- Matt Den Dekker USA Baseball
- Gregorio Petit Inkcredible Auto
- Ross Ohlendorf Inkcredible auto
- Mike Leake USA Baseball auto
Quantity-wise, that's an impressive amount of cards, but there isn't much quality in this bunch. The best card is the Matt Kemp autographed game-used jersey serial numbered #/25.
In fact, the other cards aren't really worth looking at. If you were playing a slot machine, every one of those pulls would have simply gotten me my money back. The Kemp would have been the only big hit.
After getting a box like this, would you feel like a winner?