This is getting pretty ridiculous. I was going to order two boxes of Allen & Ginter from Blowout but couldn't make up my mind. I saw they had an Ebay listing for it and it was originally $84.99. They had a best offer option (?) which I used and was denied. So I decided to pre-order two boxes of Topps Chrome at the nice price of $66 each. In the last two days the prices keep escalating for no reason. Every time I think about going to order Ginter, the price is $5 more than the previous day let alone 6 hours prior. As it stands right now Ginter is $104.99 and Chrome is $87.99. I think it's bull s**t that a distributor can jack up prices like that for no reason. I totally understand it's all about supply and demand but not everyone wants to spend stupid money on these boxes but would still like to get some of these cards. What's also bull s**t is there's people on the Blowout forums saying "I don't normally open baseball cards but I figured I'd get in on the craziness that's Bowman this year. Are these cards any good?" Seriously? I'm starting to listen to the people who are saying the "bubble's about to burst" on the hobby again. Obviously the Strasburg price was ignorant but this effects pretty much everyone who collects.
I think i've decided to let all the idoits pay 2k or over for all the cases to bust and i'll buy my Ginter complete set for $30 on ebay and save a crap load of money. I also think that if I get a Strasburg auto superfractor in one of my "discounted" Chrome Hobby boxes, i'll post a video online of me ripping a fake one in half just to see what happens. Then I'll sell the real one on ebay the next week.