You know it’s pretty easy to sit here and write about how collectors in the UK (and the rest of Europe) have the the short end of the stick when it comes to getting hold of loose cards and boxes.
Whether it’s due to high postage charges; sellers who don’t offer overseas shipping; excessive import tax or courier admin charges (or a mixture these problems) – things are pretty much stacked against us and it’s far too easy to bemoan our position in the collecting world! But over time we’ve come to accept our lot, for better or for worse!
Add in the fact that we don’t have anywhere near the availability of product as there is in the US and things look pretty bleak indeed. It’s even worse when we sit and watch all those box break videos on YouTube where all those great cards seemed to be pulled on an all-too regular basis.
But every once in awhile – just occasionally – there’s a story which puts a big smile on my face, and which goes some way (albeit in a very minor capacity) to addressing the balance!
Let me introduce you to Adam Marsden who lives in Derby (only a few miles away from where I live in Nottingham, so we’re virtually neighbours)! Adam recently took part in a 2012 Panini Prizm Baseball box break through Rip Kings and ended up with a really special card #’d/25.
I’ll let the image below tell the story! I don’t think I need to say any more, other than nice one Adam!!! A truly GREAT result!!