I was just checking out blowout cards and saw that their price on a hobby box of series 1 2011 has jumped up twenty dollars as has their jumbo. Other sites seem to be following suit.
This makes me glad I pre-ordered a week or so ago. However, for those that did not, not so much. It would have certainly put my card buying on hold, at least concerning 2011 series 1 cards.
The jump in price appears to be because of the wrapper redemption Topps has announced which I am sure most of you have heard about. If you send in 36 hobby wrappers or 10 jumbo ones you get a 5 card set featuring current MLB players on 1952 black diamond design. Read more about it HERE.
Is that really worth the extra jump in price? I'm asking you guys, the seasoned vetrens of card collecting, versus me, the rookie. I figure a lot of people will be redeming these cards which will decrease the price of said cards.(I would assume) I would rather save my twenty and put it to any black diamond card I wanted, which is sure to appear on E-bay.
I will likely send in the wrappers just because, but I care more about putting together the base set.