Best Baseball Card Boxes To Buy – Which Provide Best ROI? (2011 Topps Update?)

Best Baseball Card Boxes To Buy

We get emailed a few times per month asking us which are the best baseball card hobby boxes to buy.

So we figured we would do a little research and try to determine which baseball hobby boxes will give you the best bang for your buck!


2011 Topps Update Series Baseball Card Box

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This is our favorite baseball card box if we’re going to take a chance on buying one.

The 2011 Topps Update Series Baseball Card Box provides the breaker with a chance at the 2011 Mike Trout Update rookie card.

This card has exploded in value over the last few years and comes in some very high-end parallels.

The 2011 Topps Update Diamond Anniversary Mike Trout is at $4,500 with 5 days left on the auction.

This hobby box will set you back around $4,000.


1993 Upper Deck SP Baseball Hobby Box

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This one will cost you a couple of thousands of dollars but provides the chance at the most coveted Derek Jeter rookie cards.

We have actually bought 3 of these in the past couple of years.

The first box contained 0 Jeter rookie cards, the second contained 2, and the last one we bought contained 1.

It’s a risky bet but could pay off.

We sent all of the Jeter rookie cards into PSA and they came back PSA 8, 8, 8.5.

The 1993 UD SP Baseball Box sells for $2,000 to $3,000.


2001 SP Authentic Baseball Box

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This box provides you with the chance to get one of two stud rookie cards.

The cards in question are the Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki SP Rookie Cards.

Both of these rookie cards clock in at more than $1,000.

The Ichiro card should go for around $2,000 while the Pujols will go for $3,000 to $4,000 (or more depending on the grade).

We really like the 2001 Albert Pujols SP Rookie Card as a long-term play.


Bottom Line

Buying one of these baseball boxes is similar to playing the lotto and you must be prepared for a total letdown.

BUT if you get lucky you might just score a once-in-a-lifetime hit!

If we could have just one of the boxes named above we would go with the 2011 Topps Update for a chance at a high-end Trout RC.

What do you think about the list?

Did we miss one that should be on the list (better than the 3 mentioned)?

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