I have never really had an issue with Beckett’s “loaded” boxes for their Box Busters episodes up until today. You see, I can barely afford to buy a few singles on eBay now and then so I cannot relate to buying wax the way other collectors do any longer. That being said, longtime reader “Submarine Shane” recently sent me an email about a Hobby shop disaster he encountered this past Friday.
You see, although I didn’t touch Razor Cut Signature Encore with a 10-foot pole because I knew how worthless it was I know many did watch Beckett’s Box Busters episode which in three lone packs yielded a Charlton Heston cut, a Pete Rose on-card autograph, and a “1 of 1” Lucille Ball cut signature. Who wouldn’t automatically assume that this product is loaded with amazing cards?
Well, Shane took the plunge and purchased three $85 packs of Razor Cut Signature Encore and let’s just say his results didn’t quite match Beckett’s loaded, hand-delivered boxes. This is exactly why companies like Beckett should not accept products from manufacturers but should in fact hit the streets (Chris could use the exercise) and bust a live box in a local Hobby shop.
Here are the results of Shane’s horrific Razor break:
Pack 1. Alex Haley
Haley, who passed away in 1992 was the author of Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. While that may sound impressive, Haley has been accused of plagiarism and is considered a “black sheep” despite being the best-selling African-American author of all-time.
Pack 2. Cornel Wilde
WHO?!? Cornel was an actor, director, and producer who passed away in 1989 of Leukemia. In his later years, Cornell appeared on shows like The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, and Fantasy Island. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried!
Pack 3. Nicole Eggert MOJO!!!!
Yes guys, Shane’s best hit in an almost $300 dollars wax shopping spree was 80’s sitcom star, 90’s poor man’s Pamela Anderson, Nicole Eggert. If you grew up in the 80’s odds are you worshiped Nicole on the cheesy ‘Charles in Charge’. As she got older she added an extra cup size or two to her breast and joined the cast of Baywatch. All I can say about Nicole is that according to Wikipedia, she once had a “serious relationship” with Corey Haim.
So there you have it. Watch Beckett’s Box Busters if you want to see cards you will likely never pull but don’t make the mistake of falling for a product simply from one airing. Search YouTube, Message Boards, and Blogs before you take a plunge like Shane did.
By the way, Shane wanted me to let you guys know that he is no longer collecting and is simply bustin’ wax for the gamble and flip of it so don’t shed a tear for his horrible Razor busts. He knows that the same boxes that Beckett busts are not what the Hobby shops are receiving and even went through with the purchase after seeing 4 other Razor Cut Signature Encore breaks which were even worse than his.
Next week Shane is going to be bustin’ a few boxes of 2008 Topps Sterling and I promised him that if he’s interested I could do a ‘Card of the Day’ feature on his best pull to help lure in some bidders to his sale. Stay tuned and as always, stay away from Razor Cut Signature Encore unless you work for Beckett Media or Brian Grey delivered the box to your front door.