If you read my blog yesterday, you may have noticed that I had the opportunity to have a conversation with the CEO Jacoby about future collections. While teetering back and forth between trying out basketball or football to shake up my collecting a bit, I initially leaned towards basketball.
I have done a bit of research and there seems to be a lot of anti-basketball sentiment going on in regards to product licensing. Some also feel that the collections are virtually worthless and it is a dying hobby.
I have not had the opportunity to delve too deep into the football option yet, but I notice a significant amount of bloggers in this community also seem to collect football cards or at least have a passing interest in them.
So I reach out to the community to help me make the right choice. Football or Basketball. The answer could also be a resounding NEITHER (which is probably what my wife will respond if she sees this blog. Here are my criteria:
Set: Looking to compile an entire base set
Price: this is considered an alternate while I put my pennies away for 2010 baseball
Value: Lets be honest here, while we all collect for favorite players etc, what not be thrilled to snag a card or auto that will appreciate over time?
"Hits". Auto's relics, insert sets...which is better.
Product: At this point I am either considering Topps Basketball or Topps Football.
Thanks for your thoughts. Discuss!