Many bloggers have been reviewing 2009 MLB Topps and UD. My first impression is that Topps hit a home run with the Turkey Red subset and that UD hit a home run with their card design. I think some of the things you will notice in 2009 have not yet been seen. The biggest difference this year will be packaging configurations. You will see at Retail many different packaging configurations. I expect those on shelves very soon (7-10 days). My question to you would be do you look at card count per packaging configuration? Meaning if the 1.99 pack has 8 cards and the 2.99 has 14 do you go with the 2.99? We have this debate internally all the time...I am of the philosophy that if you spend more you should get more value, but what happens when inserts are removed to add to card count?
On blasters, those boxes that are typically $19.99 and contain $22 - $24 in value, what makes you pick them outside of they are not searched. Are refractors drivers? Are GUE (game used) drivers in blasters? Are extra pack drivers?