Sometimes I wish I could talk myself into busting open one of these beauties. And then I search the prices at top retailers..
Instead of buying a box I began to run a tab documenting all my purchases of Panini Immaculate singles. The goal was to acquire as many of these cards as possible for less than the cost of an actual box of Immaculate -- which now sells for ...
Oh holy sh*t. My original plan was based on the 2018 prices for a six-card box, or even lower. I'd made an offer on an older box of Immaculate at $400 and it was declined. So... that's as close as I'll ever come to buying a box of this stuff.
Since I could theoretically buy hundreds of singles for less than $2,000 I think I'll leave them all here and discontinue the original project - though I will continue to collect these cards on occasion.
Scherzer and Barnes are the only two Immaculate singles I've received from bloggers (Dennis and Gavin respectively).
Here's the total breakdown for baseball:
I flipped this Paul Waner relic on COMC for $10.13 before I'd officially begun hoarding Immaculate cards.
If Panini had an MLB license I'd have a lot more of these. Probably 25 or so, going by my totals in two other sports.
Outside of COMC these singles get more expensive. I don't mind paying a premium at a card show though.
Four Immaculate basketball cards I purchased are no longer in my collection. I flipped three of them on COMC, earning a grand total of $1.44 in profit (I should have just kept the cards) and I sent one to Kerry.
My favorite subset/insert set under the Immaculate brand are the acetate relics from 2015 football. They're numbered to each player's uniform number, which makes certain players (such as Brett Favre) very tough to obtain.
Here's the total breakdown for football:
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