This was by far the most controversial product break we have done as several notable on-line case breakers were very disappointed with the results and multiple exchanges occurred between Leaf CEO Brian Gray and BreakerzAnonymous who did some excellent statistical analysis you can check out here based on 11 case breaks they documented including ours!
I applaud the efforts and passions of BeakerzAnonymous as debate and factual research are necessary to continue advancing our hobby back to the golden age of collecting (at this juncture many of us would welcome the silver age!)
For our Case +2 Boxes I included the sales results below of the cut autos (2 of them did not sell) and the lowest priced box I could find for sale on the unopened product between Blowout Cards, SteelCityCollecibles and DaCardWorld.
|2014 Best of Leaf Football Unopened Edition|
|Box||Avg Price||Sold||Profit/Loss||Key Hits|
|1||$155||$98||-$57||2011 Plates & Patches $83 ; Y.A. Tittle Auto $15|
|2||$155||$139||-$16||2011 Topps Chrome $129 ; John Mackey Auto $10|
|3||$155||$100||-$55||2007 UD Premier $100|
|4||$155||$129||-$26||2008 SP Rookie Threads $129|
|5||$155||$181||$26||2012 Panini Black $147 ; Jimmy Johnson Auto $34|
|6||$155||$120||-$35||2013 Playbook $99 ; Maxie Baughan Auto $21|
|7||$155||$135||-$20||2012 Topps Supreme $113 ; Herb Adderley Auto $22|
|8||$155||$165||$10||2011 Playoff Contenders $114 ; Joe Namath Auto $51|
Based on the numbers above we experienced a -13% Return on Investment or a loss of ($173) after opening 8 boxes.
What I personally found interesting is how many breakers were fired up by the losses incurred in this particular product when in comparison to my other breaks I have lost MUCH more from Topps & Panini in breaks. Perhaps the repackaging theme is running it’s course or maybe because companies like Heroes of Sports are driving the envelope for major hits inside repackaged products?
If the intent is to break 2014 Leaf Best of Football and then break the box inside consider that a double gamble….but if you collect sealed boxes then there is some added fun to be found in seeing your mystery box. For me personally I still had a lot of fun with this particular product and look forward to a basketball & baseball release in the future.
I did decide to break a couple of the boxes, but felt it was more fair to keep those single card sales separate since Leaf didn’t have anything to do with the internal contents and that could skew the numbers in either direction. Though the 2013 Playbook Football found me a card for the personal collection!
Until Next Time….Happy Collecting!