September 29, 2009
A High End Collector's Worst Nightmare
What is a high-end collector's worst nightmare? A crappy box with junk autos? Nope. A box missing a hit? Not even close.
The worst nightmare is a $600 box of cards that is completely empty.
You can see this wake-up-in-a-cold-sweat nightmare by going to the 2:41 point in this video.
If you aren't familiar with YouTube user "allenmpc" they are a bunch of guys in the Philippines that open HUGE amounts of the highest priced products. Earlier this year they opened over 50 cases of Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball 2008-2009. Basically, if you wonder where the Lebron/Jordan dual-autographs are, they are probably in the Philippines.
I don't think that this is staged but from the video you can't actually see the box in question taken out of the original packaging. As you can see from the video, the room they are busting the boxes in is in disarray and so that particular empty box may have already been opened but I have a feeling they would have caught that.