Friday, February 26, 2010

Why Its Always Important To Wait

When I first saw the preview for Ultimate a few months ago, I was extremely underwhelmed outside of the Ultimate Patch cards. It just looked boring and not very exciting after a baseball product that blew everyone away. Although the box busting side of Ultimate turned out to be tough for people who pulled jersey cards, the singles market is amazing on this product due to all sorts of new types of cards. This is why I am scared to spend money before Exquisite is released.

Exquisite comes out in a few weeks and is looking to be great outside of the needless addition of booklet cards to the mix. There will be lots of inscriptions all over the product, and I have a feeling that there is a lot we havent seen in the previews.

For most of us, there is a limited source of income that will provide funding for our purchases. For that reason, I dont know how much more money I can spend on my Ultimate Collection targets without seeing what Exquisite brings to the table. For all I know, the cards in this year's Exquisite could be that much better than anything else in any other set.

I think there is a threshold of excitement that we all try to maintain throughout the final part of the card year, and Im not sure how much higher it can get for me. SPA was awesome, better than the previews made it out to be, same with Ultimate. Will Exquisite live up to those standards at almost 5 times the price per box? Possibly, and thats why its always important to wait and survey your options rather than blowing your load too early.


  1. I'm relieved ... the title of this post had me thinking that you'd be preaching about abstinence for teenagers :)

  2. Yes, Tim Tebow would agree it is important to wait.