They often don't even put the sticker on straight, althought perhaps diehard fans might not mind.
We thought about T206, although $69-$80 seems a lot to spend on a hobby box when you will only get one mini per pack, if lucky. And we only like the minis.Then we thought about Goodwin Champions...the full, glorious, colorful, garish, Goodwin Champions! which we like a lot. Again, the mini cards are few and far between (although the moonlight cards look nice). But still...you know how it is. Sometimes a cardboard nutcase simply wants to open a lotta packs. Not brilliant, but true nevertheless. So, we watched a few box breaks on YouTube of each style of the abovementioned cards. This allowed us to experience the ridiculous hopefulness, the letdown, the vague notion that you are once again suckered by a cynical corporation, the realization that there are a bunch of cards you don't want in a hobby box, and we could even savor, if we wished, the sound of foil wrappers being torn open and flying through the air. Yes, all of it is there to ponder on the YouTubes.
The result of this brief watch-athon is that we decided to take the money we'd spend on a hobby box and instead spread it around to some 100 percent positive sellers and pick and choose a few things from each design that we would like to own. When we find time to do that, we'll let you know the results. In the meantime, here's a boxbreak video question: Is there a single boxbreaker who ever slows down to look at the base cards? It couldn't be more clear that the folks who do these videos only care, only only only, about the hits.
Is that secretly true of most people who buy a hobby box? The hits are what matters? If that is true (as the videos imply), then why buy the box? Why not just obtain the hits on eBay? Perhaps it's the thrill of the hunt or the chase that people are paying for when buying hobby boxes. But if these videos are true, buying a hobby box is usually comparable to a fishermen going out hoping for an award-winning swordfish and coming back with a can of tuna.
If you aren't trying to put together a base set, and when you know with every fiber of your being that you could make much better use of your money than to buy a hobby box, especially with access to the grazing, hunting, meanderingness of online auction sites...why buy hobby boxes? Does the thrill of the chase make collectors lose all reason? It don't make no sense. Do it?