Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beckett Sucks: The Never Ending Story

Regardless of which side of the debate you find yourself on, concerning the questionable boxes provided to Beckett for their Box Busters video segments, I don't hold them solely responsible.

Having first hand experience with being provided so-called "Hot" boxes during my tenure with Card Corner Club, no single entity is to blame. The now defunct Fleer company, was notorious for providing us with "Hot" boxes and we made it a point during our reviews to explain to collectors that the results of said box were not typical for the product as a whole and to not judge the entire product based on this single box.

Yesterday, Beckett HQ shot a Box Busters segment showcasing the new 2010 Topps Tribute Baseball and the results were drastically different then any box break of the same product to date. Search YouTube, or the message boards at Blowout or Freedom Cardboard and you will find hundreds of box breaks that don't even come close to the results yielded by their (2) boxes.

Do I think that Beckett and the manufacturers have a wink and a handshake agreement to be provided loaded boxes? I doubt it but at the same time, I certainly wouldn't put it past them. What I do have a problem with is knowing the products' configuration, being aware of what the majority of other boxes have contained and NOT putting a simple disclaimer either written as a comment on the screen, or verbally during the box break dialogue. To make matters worse when you go on a Twitter and message board diatribe, post break, trumpeting the increased prevalence of 1-of-1 cards it screams of desperation.


Unknown said...

They know. THEY KNOW. Whether or not they request them, they accept them and pass them off as 'luck'.

I just changed the policy of my blog and will no longer accept free boxes. I just won't do it anymore.

The blogosphere out to be apart from Beckett - completely.

Yeah, a Stras auto relic, that was pretty lucky. Whatever. And then they use the logic that we're the ones who just aren't seeing things correctly...

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