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Busted a case of Upper Deck's Aliens.

Happy with what I got, decent set for the best sequel in the bunch.

Haven't sorted base sets, but less than 1 per box.

4 Sets + Extras of the Colonial Marines Insert Set
4 Sets + Extras of the Locked and Loaded Insert Set
4 Sets + Extras of the Look Into My Eye Insert Set
Complete Set of 11 Acrylic ID Card Inserts
26 Alien Skin Cards
48 Alien Blood Parallels
20 Synthetic Blood Parallels /99
5 Acid Blood Die Cut Parallels /25

And the hits:



1 Hit per box plus one box had 2.
I'm a Henrickson Fan, so getting an auto ID and an inscription auto was very good for me.

Ed

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Nice cards! I also enjoyed Henrickson's performance in ALIENS.
 
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Love the Colette Hiller sketch. Thumb Up

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Finished with the base cards...

8 complete base sets

Less than 100 extras, no more than 1 of any single card extra.

Amazing collation on the case level. I didn't keep track of it by box, but my gut tells me that a couple boxes still might not get you a complete base set. Some cards were in clumps.

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Amazing collation on the case level. I didn't keep track of it by box, but my gut tells me that a couple boxes still might not get you a complete base set. Some cards were in clumps.

Ed


The big problem I continue to see with this type of product construction is that, even though multiple boxes are required to complete the base set, the actual completed set is still worth nowhere near the cost of the boxes. It may not be the $10 base set we had before, but it isn't a $100 base set that will continue to appreciate with time either.

This to me seems to be the worst of both worlds. You are discouraging collectors who want the whole set from buying sealed boxes because the sum of the parts costs significantly more than the whole. At the same time dealers who are breaking sealed product and can make complete sets to sell just can't ask what the sets should be worth because there is little collector demand for base sets over a certain amount.

But then too further complicate it, you have the parallels to the base sets, which are still a step above the regular base set in most titles. So we are saying the base set is worth more, but still not as much as it should be and not as much as the parallel set, while most collectors when asked don't even want the parallel sets and don't pursue them and are now are foregoing getting the base set too (sigh Frown).
 
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If you don’t like it don’t buy it, pretty simple

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If you don’t like it don’t buy it, pretty simple


I wasn't speaking of the product as a title or even the card design or hit content. I'm a big Aliens fan, so I am partial to the title and have complete base sets of all previous Alien-Aliens related cards before UD took over the license after many years. I'm happy that they did because I got several nice actor autographs that I didn't have since prior sets did not have any signatures.


Never the less I find UD's formula of box construction that includes skipped hits, larger base sets and too many parallel and insert cards to be frustrating, just because I do like many of their titles and would like to buy more than I do. Perhaps I am not alone in that, maybe I am, but only by stating an actual opinion can any conversation get going. Smile
 
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If you don’t like it don’t buy it, pretty simple

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Another rehash Star Trek set that very few people care about when does this madness end?

SO, you can moan and whine but the rest of us should keep to ourselves when we have opinions and observations?

I thought this was Card Talk not Card Only Bob Can Talk.
 
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Get a life Barrett

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there is little collector demand for base sets over a certain amount.



I was just in the post office a few days ago for the first time in a while -- a small flat rate box now costs $7.20.

Perhaps there is a cheaper way to ship a set that is still secure, I'm not sure, but sheesh, I'm not sure how that is even economically feasible to sell a set on eBay, pay their fees, then pay postage . . .
 
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Get a life Barrett

I do have a life, quite a happy one unlike you Bob. You seem angry and bitter. Maybe you should leave cardtalk like you said you wanted to a while back. It might be good for your blood pressure.
 
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Grow up

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