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2014 Leaf Best of Football Unopened Edition 8 Box Case break

2014 Leaf Best of Football Unopened Edition – Sales Results

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
Totals $1,240 $1,067 -$173  

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!

2013 Playbook Football E.J. Manuel Autographed RC Patch
2013 Playbook Football E.J. Manuel Autographed RC Patch

Until Next Time….Happy Collecting!


2013 Panini Playbook Football Box

2014 Leaf Best of Football Unopened Edition – Hobby FUN is Back Again!

When I saw the sale sheet on this product it was a bit of a leap of faith. Repackaging is all the rage today and repackaging a box with another box could have went in two directions. Fortunately for me and collectors I think Leaf got their formula right!

2011 Playoff Contenders Football Box & Joe Namath Cut Autograph BGS

Not every repackaged box is going to have an Exquisite box inside, but Leaf did an excellent job that each sealed wax box made you feel like you were getting something of value in return.

Some of my favorites from the break were the 2011 Playoff Contenders, 2013 Panini Playbook, 2007 UD Premier and the 2012 Topps Supreme.





2011 Plates & Patches Box with Y.A. Tittle Cut Autograph
2011 Plates & Patches Box with Y.A. Tittle Cut Autograph

When bundled with the Cut Autograph card sealed by Beckett Grading Services in each box, I feel they definitely punched this product into the end zone.

I was fortunate enough to hit a cool Y.A. Tittle with the piercing glare and finished off with a Joe Namath clean cut auto.


Being an avid collector of sealed wax perhaps this product just hits my sweet spot for collecting. The chance of the unknown followed by a choice of do you continue to keep breaking or do you keep the wax box sealed?

For me I only owned one of the boxes I received out of the 8 which was the 2012 Panini Black Football so I think that guy is going to get busted on a future post! But for now I will probably sell my 8 Cut Autographs to recoup some of my costs….and then enjoy the sweet additions to my sealed wax collection!

Until Next Time…..Keep Busting….& In this Case….Perhaps Bust Again!