Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Big Bang, in Theory...

A little non-baseball post today, with I'm hoping, a happy ending!

My LCS (that's Local Comic Shop) ordered a few boxes of the Big Bang Theory Season 1 & 2 trading cards from Cryptozoic. I was the first person to ask after these cards, so I got my choice of 1 of the 4 boxes he got in. Each box contains 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack, with autos and wardrobe cards falling 1:24 packs.

I was also the last person to pick up the box as they came in priced a bit higher than I originally expected.

Paying for my box over a few weeks, I learned that the other three boxes yielded nothing special in the way of "hits". The big seller would be the autographed Kaley Cuoco "Penny" card, followed closely by the Johnny Galecki and/or Jim Parsons autos. The pieceworks wardrobe cards are not selling for much and the lesser cast autos for even less.

The other three boxes held supporting cast member autos, so I was not holding out much hope for myself, other than possibly having the best of the bunch.

I also learned early last week that the boxes were now selling for over twice what I had paid for this one! What to do now?? Sell it, and double my money immediately? Open the box, hope to get the Penny auto, and more than quadruple my investment? Or open the box, and hope to break even, at least ending up with the set?

Well, I had a half day at work on Friday, and stopped by the shop on my ride home, picking the box up on my way.

I made the decision for option 3. After busting the box over the last two days, I did manage to get a very nice Sheldon Cooper Purple Undershirt Wardrobe card, which I will probably keep to go with the complete set I got out of the box.

I also got about half of a second set that my comic guy has placed "dibs" on.

But, definitely the highlight of the box, was the auto. I managed to pull a Simon Helberg auto! Not the best auto to pull from the set, but also one of the main cast members, and also worth more on the open market than in my collection!!

That puppy went on eBay earlier today, with what I'm hoping is going to be a nice pay-out this time next week! I just wish I had picked the box up last month when the autos were going for a bit higher, but I'm not complaining as this should more than pay for the box and leave me with a bit extra.

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat week!


Ryan H said...

I love that show! Cool relic card and nice autograph!

Cory said...


I would love to crack a box but after seeing the price I'll wait a bit or Ebay some signles.

Would definitely like to get an Amy Farrah Fowler auto card.