Random Review: eBay Hot Pack NBA Hoops

This is the last eBay hot pack from this seller. This one was relatively cheap. I believe it was under $6.




It’s always fun to pull a patch.

While this is a patch, my conclusion is that you will never get anything good from these hot packs. I might buy more if the price is lower than a break and I want to sample a product but overall, I question if these are worth it. I would almost rather see the person resell the cards themselves instead of in packs; that way I have no idea they are searched. I feel that it is at the point that packs need to be put in locks, like alcohol, so they are not searched. The other day, I was in the WalMart card aisle and when I knelt down to see the boxes on the bottom shelf, an associate made it know that they were watching me. I took the time to thank them for doing that.








Random Review: 2018 Chrome Update eBay Hot Pack

Continuing the eBay hot pack series of 2019, I purchased a 2018 Chrome Update Baseball hot pack. Unlike the other hot packs that I covered this one cost me a healthy $15 as I was a fan of the autograph checklist. I wasn’t expecting anything big. Let’s see if I was disappointed.



As you can see, the autograph was from Austin Meadows. Not bad but not worth what I paid. Still I paid less about half of what a mega box costs; and those do not guarantee an autograph.

I have one more from hot pack from this seller and three more hot packs overall to post.

Random Review:

In honor of today’s NBA trade deadline, I present to you today’s hot pack from eBay. It guaranteed an autograph from Past and Present basketball.


The autograph was nothing special. Kyle Singler has had a quietly productive career so this is not that pathetic of an autograph. Still, I wish that I could do better. I know that there are some bad boxes so I am not going to blame the seller; especially because this was about $3; I am not even sure that covers the cost of the pack.

Random Review: Numbered eBay Hot Packs

eBay hot packs. The mystery. The misery. What do they offer? A lot of you don’t know. I bought a handful of them a few weeks ago and will be posting ‘Random Reviews’ of them. Today, you will get a glimpse into some hot packs that guarantee numbered cards.
Before diving in, the question is how people know what is in the pack if it is not resealed. In my research the only thing that is definitive is that the searchers can see through a pack. Usually this means seeing a card that is flipped or a different color than the other cards. Going by weight is too complicated. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t try this once. It was impossible for me to tell and I don’t even think about doing it anymore. Side tangent, my method now is that I touch the packs that I am thinking of and if any of them say ‘buy me’ while in my hand then I do that. Sounds a little out there but we are pretty much all sports fans and can understand crazy intuitions and stupidstitions.
Enough of me talking. Today you will see a 2017 Topps Heritage baseball that guarantees a numbered card and I will start with a 2017 Donruss Optic that guarantees a pink ‘Rated Rookie.’ These packs were in the $1.49 price range and were combined with future hot packs.





The packs were nothing special. For as cheap as the packs were, the guarantees did not pay for themselves. While I cannot speak for the seller, you would think that the numbered cards would have a chance at money makers. I suppose that I cannot complain as they were less than a normal pack would cost and they came with a guarantee.

Hot packs are nothing new on this site. Below are past posts of eBay hot packs:
Random Review: Two Ebay Hot Packs
Random Review: old SP Authentic Ebay Hot Pack
Random Review: eBay hot pack round 2