NaBlo WriMo Day 7 - Got ideas? Get a blog.
Can I just say that I'm getting a bit antsy waiting for UD Series 1 to come out already? I've gone full-immersion hockey, and all I have left to do is start to build a card set. I've already bought a couple of packs of O Pee Chee hockey. And now I went and bought a few rack packs of UD Artifacts Hockey. I mean how could I not? Look who's on the packs?
Fleury is definitely a way to seal the deal. So I picked up some packs. So what? I know that I'm not going to build the set. I know that I'm not going to pull a relic or an auto. Sometimes you just need to open a sealed pack simply for the smell of it. Those of you who know what brand-new card smell is can relate. They only smell that way once. After they've been in the air for a while it's just not the same. And at best I can hope to pull a Penguins player. And look here, I did.
I got Fleury on the wrapper and Sidney in the pack. Only Evgeni eludes me. But I'll get him. The thing is, I really like the design, it's the product itself and its target audience that confuses me. First off, it's not really a set builders set. For hobby boxes you only get 4 cards per pack with ten packs per box. It says that for a hobby box you should get 4 hits and all this for around $80. There are only 100 cards in the base set, but even under perfect conditions you'd need at least 3 boxes - or $240 bucks to build the base yourself without shopping for singles. Obvisously, it isn't a product to build a base set.
But then again, the hits aren't really going to be on the level of something like "The Cup". So you're paying $20 per hit, three of those hits being mem cards.....I just don't get it. I'm trying to figure out who this is catering to as far as box breaking. I really like the simple design. I like the backs of the cards. But I can't figure out based on price points and box contents who this is appealing to.
The product would've been great as a set builders set. I like the design and it could've easily been turned into a $60 product with more base and three times the checklist. But then again, if you're going to make it a product for hit-chasers, you'd have to bump the price up, low number all base and throw a ton of patches in it. I want to like the product. I want to buy more. But I'll probably end up snagging a base set on ebay for around ten bucks and let somebody else chase the hits. Maybe I'm missing something? Anyone care to fill me in on what this product is exactly?
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