My second box of Pop Century from eBay came in. This box cost $59.90 shipped. I didn’t do great on the other box — the contents yielded about half the purchase price. Fingers crossed that I do better the 2nd time around.
Still no parallels this time, but slightly better swatches. Drew Berrymore has an interesting stripe, Katherine Heigl has a cuff, and the infamous Russell Crow(e) card has a bit of a pattern. From a value stand point it’s about a buck for the guys and a couple to about five bucks for the gals. These would bring about $10 on eBay.
Sean Astin (Rudy/LOTR), Justin Guarini (American Idol) and Sarah Douglas (Superman/Stargate). This break was a bit of a special kick in the gut for me since I just bought autographs from these folks two days before the box arrived. Oops. Them’s the breaks, I guess. Most of these actors have all signed trading cards before Pop Century. Astin for several including a bunch of LOTR sets, as well as Fans of the Game. Sarah Douglas has signed a ton of trading cards for everything from Babylon 5 to Conan to Stargate. . . all of those autographs are available for under $10 — so I have no idea why Razor thought another one was needed, or would be sought after. Despite appearing in an American Idol set that featured autographs Guarini hasn’t had an autograph until Pop Century. What I never watch Idol, I do pay attention to entertainment news, and since Guarani’s theatrical bomb ‘From Justin to Kelly’ or whatever it was called left theaters I haven’t heard his name. Perhaps that’s why his autographs keep selling on eBay for $.99. Given the number of Idols who haven’t had autographs, but would be rather sought after today Guarani is an odd choice. . . I’d rather have Kelly Clarkson’s autograph any day.
Since the Douglas autograph is a parallel #’d to 25 I would probably have to spend about $10 to pick up all of these autographs on eBay. So my $59 box brought $20 in cards — ouch.
I still really enjoy this set, but my last two boxes cost nearly $120 and netted about $55 in cards — perhaps I should stick buying singles. . .