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Pulled 5/5 Soto 2022 Bowman

Our first time opening Bowman packs and thought I would share. My son pulled the card and was going nuts. Trying to convince him to sell it to fund more unopened - He is resistant!

Anyway, we skipped Citifield with his baseball team due to weather and this blaster from Target was the consolation.

John

Conundrum - Loving my unopened baseball card collection....but really like ripping too

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  • Bosox1976Bosox1976 Posts: 8,523 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonderful! Congrats to you both.

    Mike
    Bosox1976
  • UlyssesExtravaganzaUlyssesExtravaganza Posts: 472 ✭✭✭✭

    Congrats. Awesome to see your kid get a nice pull. I understand the temptation to open more packs but I'd keep it. Its like having a great night at the tables in a casino. Walk out. You stay long enough the house gets its money back and you are no longer a winner. I love opening packs but usually a financial loss. Embrace the win. Keep the trophy. And both of you can always look at it and remember this great day and experience. Can have more value to you than anyone else.

  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NJ80sBBC said:
    Our first time opening Bowman packs and thought I would share. My son pulled the card and was going nuts. Trying to convince him to sell it to fund more unopened - He is resistant!

    This makes me sad. I know that a lot of people have turned this "hobby" as just another way to play scratch-off lottery tickets. You've seen those people, maybe even are those people, who take some money in to the convenience store and transfer it into tickets. Then, no matter how many times they win, they immediately turn the tickets back to get more tickets again and again until all the money is gone.

    Presumably there is a big enough hit that would cause the player to stop reducing his winnings to piles of losing lottery tickets, or empty wrappers and a pile of commons. I'm not sure if there is such a thing in Bowman baseball, but if it's not that Soto I don't know what would be a satisfactory win.

    There is no wrong way to collect, but this makes me very sad, like the guys who, allegedly, open pack after pack at the LCS doing this, and then leave the store and the cards behind. I'm just not sure this counts as collecting.

  • NJ80sBBCNJ80sBBC Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭

    @daltex said:

    @NJ80sBBC said:
    Our first time opening Bowman packs and thought I would share. My son pulled the card and was going nuts. Trying to convince him to sell it to fund more unopened - He is resistant!

    This makes me sad. I know that a lot of people have turned this "hobby" as just another way to play scratch-off lottery tickets. You've seen those people, maybe even are those people, who take some money in to the convenience store and transfer it into tickets. Then, no matter how many times they win, they immediately turn the tickets back to get more tickets again and again until all the money is gone.

    Presumably there is a big enough hit that would cause the player to stop reducing his winnings to piles of losing lottery tickets, or empty wrappers and a pile of commons. I'm not sure if there is such a thing in Bowman baseball, but if it's not that Soto I don't know what would be a satisfactory win.

    There is no wrong way to collect, but this makes me very sad, like the guys who, allegedly, open pack after pack at the LCS doing this, and then leave the store and the cards behind. I'm just not sure this counts as collecting.

    All responses welcome, always! So thank you for sharing your perspective.

    So this kid LOVES pulling Yankees. And loves ripping packs in general. Working from a finite budget, this pull will enable him to accrue both of these goals.

    I recall as a boy ripping 88 packs and selling the Jeffries cards back to dealer for unopened pack credit. Little difference here.

    Soto is just not his gig. But I totally get your point. One last point, him and his little brother are definitely not opening packs to profit $$ wise. They are building collections, somewhat randomly, that they dote over in different ways.

    John

    Conundrum - Loving my unopened baseball card collection....but really like ripping too
  • bobbybakerivbobbybakeriv Posts: 2,186 ✭✭✭✭

    @daltex said:

    @NJ80sBBC said:
    Our first time opening Bowman packs and thought I would share. My son pulled the card and was going nuts. Trying to convince him to sell it to fund more unopened - He is resistant!

    This makes me sad. I know that a lot of people have turned this "hobby" as just another way to play scratch-off lottery tickets. You've seen those people, maybe even are those people, who take some money in to the convenience store and transfer it into tickets. Then, no matter how many times they win, they immediately turn the tickets back to get more tickets again and again until all the money is gone.

    Presumably there is a big enough hit that would cause the player to stop reducing his winnings to piles of losing lottery tickets, or empty wrappers and a pile of commons. I'm not sure if there is such a thing in Bowman baseball, but if it's not that Soto I don't know what would be a satisfactory win.

    There is no wrong way to collect, but this makes me very sad, like the guys who, allegedly, open pack after pack at the LCS doing this, and then leave the store and the cards behind. I'm just not sure this counts as collecting.

    I do understand your perspective. It's a different world my friend, way different.

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,206 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @daltex said:

    @NJ80sBBC said:
    Our first time opening Bowman packs and thought I would share. My son pulled the card and was going nuts. Trying to convince him to sell it to fund more unopened - He is resistant!

    This makes me sad. I know that a lot of people have turned this "hobby" as just another way to play scratch-off lottery tickets. You've seen those people, maybe even are those people, who take some money in to the convenience store and transfer it into tickets. Then, no matter how many times they win, they immediately turn the tickets back to get more tickets again and again until all the money is gone.

    Presumably there is a big enough hit that would cause the player to stop reducing his winnings to piles of losing lottery tickets, or empty wrappers and a pile of commons. I'm not sure if there is such a thing in Bowman baseball, but if it's not that Soto I don't know what would be a satisfactory win.

    There is no wrong way to collect, but this makes me very sad, like the guys who, allegedly, open pack after pack at the LCS doing this, and then leave the store and the cards behind. I'm just not sure this counts as collecting.

    I am playing devil’s advocate here while also asking some questions since I don’t do much modern…

    How can a little kid today with no money ‘collect’ that card? Go for the other 4? Get all the different colors? Should your collecting habits be based on what you pull or what you want to pull and put into a collection?

    And @daltex I do see your point: that’s a great, all time type of pull - low odds, great player, /5 and likely produced a great memory. That’s a big part of the hobby for many.

    Now, if I channel my inner 10 year old?

    I’m a Yankees fan, too, and I probably want to turn that Soto card into more boxes and rip for the /5 Judge

    😁

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  • That's a nice card. I do understand where you're coming from, nothing like the thrill of opening packs. But the odds are stacked against us. I always tell my son if you're going to sell a new card that he pulls. Try to invest into an older vintage card instead of more packs or boxes.

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No wrong answer - just encourage your kid to sit on it and decide. Can be his favorite card - can be something he sells targeting a specific card or cards he would rather have - can be an avenue to unopened. Once it is gone it is gone forever. Only he can weigh the worth of picking up that card and remembering the pull of his life vs. the enjoyment of opening more or turning it into incredible Yankees card(s).

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,439 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Get your son into buying some 1970s unopened with the proceeds, John! :)



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  • UlyssesExtravaganzaUlyssesExtravaganza Posts: 472 ✭✭✭✭

    You know your son and he knows himself so kind of just reading into the comments. So you understand the situation more than me or us. You mentioned he was going nuts when he pulled it so I thought that meant he was excited about that particular card. Then him not wanting to sell it made me think he appreciated that exact card as opposed to what it would net him in a trade. I would just say let him decide if he wants to move it for something he likes more and if he decides yes, maybe just make sure he is getting good value. I made some bad decisions as a kid trading doubles of old cards passed down to me because I wanted Darryl Strawberry and Mike Greenwell cards. 😂 I was originally thinking maybe if he could get a /5 Judge as someone mentioned, its a nice swap. But doubt if you guys bought 300 more packs you pull it. Then was thinking maybe if you were considering Judge cards wait a year. Would not be surprised if Judge was not on the Yankees next year. Cant remember the details but thought he turned down something like a 30M a year 8 year deal. He is 30 now. If he signed an extension, it would begin at age 31. He could kill it this year, next year, maybe the year after that. Guys who strike out 150 to 200 times hit about .270 in their prime years, have an injury history, usually wont be a great value at 30 million at age 33 34 35 36. So would not be surprised if the Yankees say go do the best you can and a team like the Rangers sign him. Soto turned down a mid 300M deal I think. And should. He's 23. Can probably get a 13 year deal worth 500M. Who can pay that? Maybe 4 teams. At the top of that list is the Yankees. Maybe just wait and your card will be a Yankees player.

    Would think too if your son loves Yankees cards you can probably buy some lots of Yankees players on eBay reasonably cheap. Cole and Stanton aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Then you can probably get other guys much cheaper.

  • WFFLWFFL Posts: 494 ✭✭✭

    That Soto may be great Yankee trade bait!

  • GreenSneakersGreenSneakers Posts: 908 ✭✭✭✭

    Hang onto it. Soto will be a Yankee sooner or later.

  • PNWcollectorPNWcollector Posts: 295 ✭✭✭✭

    Is this what serial numbered inserts look like now? That looks like a $1 base card at first glance, nothing unique about it. Not trying to sh!t on your pull, just a observation about these ultra modern "inserts" and manufactured rarities.

  • nam812nam812 Posts: 10,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PNWcollector said:
    .......That looks like a $1 base card at first glance, nothing unique about it......

    Really?

  • PNWcollectorPNWcollector Posts: 295 ✭✭✭✭

    @nam812 said:

    @PNWcollector said:
    .......That looks like a $1 base card at first glance, nothing unique about it......

    Really?

    I said it looks like a base card, not THE base card from the set. My point is that it looks like a run-of-the-mill, cheap common card that they stamped a serial number on.

  • jeffcbayjeffcbay Posts: 8,948 ✭✭✭✭

    My point is that it looks like a run-of-the-mill, cheap common card that they stamped a serial number on.

    It's strange that you're not excited by this, yet you're probably excited about a completely manufactured non-auto non-game-used triple logoman 1/1 with LeBron James on it.

    Let the kid enjoy his awesome hit... because if we don't let the younger generation get excited about this hobby now, there will be no more hobby in the future.

  • CakesCakes Posts: 3,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great hit!

    Now this whole Yankees/Soto talk needs to stop. >:)

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  • FirstBeardFirstBeard Posts: 454 ✭✭✭

    Amazing hit and great story. Even got the right color to match the uniform. Not that it matters, but I agree with the others suggesting to keep it (or use for major trade bait to get personal collection items).

  • Had to bump this cause it was one of the few times I called it right. Even if I probably was wrong in the same passage that I was right.

    Hope the kid kept the card. The discussion being should the kid swap out the awesome Soto card for what he liked most, Yankees cards. :D

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