With eight Cubs on the checklist I figured I was bound to grab more than a handful from a box, which has twenty packs of five cards within its configuration.
I've learned my lesson from past box breaks and I now only bid on ones that have a live break. I watched eagerly and was quickly disappointed. Three cards. Bummer. Not a good return on my investment. I was okay with it, because we all know box breaks are a gamble.
Shortly afterwards an e-mail arrived with another link to a second video. The seller didn't feel that the two highest bidding participants (myself and the White Sox winner) received good value so a second box would be broken.
|Oooooooh! Die Cuts!|
I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the e-mail. The seller didn't owe me anything but the three cards of Albert Almora (X-fractor), Dan Vogelbach, and C.J. Edwards from the first box. Yet, I would receive every Cub from a second box because he wanted me to be happy.
|A die cut and an X-fractor!|
The second box was loaded with Cubs (8 cards) and two Jose Abreu cards for the White Sox winner. Man, all I can say is the seller is certainly building up a nice stash of good karma!
Die Cuts and X-fractors aside, my favorite two cards are of Kris Bryant and Dan Vogelbach. I believe this is only my second mainstream card of Bryant. And who doesn't love cardboard featuring the Vogelmonster?
This team set could only get sweeter if it had a ROCK SHOULDERS card.
In summary, I paid the price of about six packs of '14 Platinum for the eleven cards in the break, which includes the ten cards above and a duplicate of Edwards. I doubt six packs would have given me such Cubbie goodness, plus I don't have unwanted cardboard laying around of random prospects from the Marlins and Rays, which I would never be able to trade away.
I don't know how you guys feel about breaks on Ebay, but I'm feeling pretty fortunate and happy after this experience.