A hot item right now is Fleer Retro. That’s actually Upper Deck’s 2011-12 Fleer Retro. This product was released in early September, and it has been gang-busters since then. Retail cost for a box, which contains two mini boxes, was $300. Now the mini boxes are running closer to $300.
I haven’t been into basketball cards for long, but I don’t understand the fuss. These aren’t even licensed cards, so the logos have all been airbrushed off. Maybe most collectors don’t care, but that is a killer in my book.
While Fleer Retro shoots through the roof, prices on the new Panini releases are falling like a rock. At least Panini has team logos on it. Sure, they’re sticker autos, but on-card autos alone would not prop up Panini’s prices.
I admit I haven’t been into basketball cards long enough to question the entire price structure of new releases. Regardless, it seems more than a little screwy. If anyone can enlighten me, I would appreciate it.