5th Inning Bosses

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Is there any reason why the 5th inning bosses are now going for more than the 6th inning bosses? These cards have gone WAY up in price since the TA3 release/market crash, and are now ~135k, which is ~15k more than the current bosses... Been waiting for Walker and Rivera to go down in price but they just keep going up. While I'm at it, when should we expect them to go down? Not exactly a market-savvy player if that wasn't already obvious.

SDS

I would think mainly a supply problem. Now that we are in the 6th inning, it is harder to for any "new" players to attain enough 5th inning program stars to get more supply of bosses out into market. Whereas, until sixth inning ends, more players are completing that program and earning those bosses. Given that there are so many good cards, higher ranked players may be selling sixth inning bosses for stubs.
In my opinion, you may see slight price decreases in the short term on 5th inning bosses, but they may be expensive for a little while longer

SDS

Don't know WHEN but we know HOW...

  • when better options appear and people start trading in their bosses for the new guys (Griffey? Gehrig?)
  • massive market crash that takes down EVERYTHING
  • in last year's 11th inning, they re-released the 6th Inning Boss pack with Griffey/Piazza/Jackie. From what we've seen so far, the 5th is the one most likely to get re-released this year.
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@salooffc said in 5th Inning Bosses:

Is there any reason why the 5th inning bosses are now going for more than the 6th inning bosses? These cards have gone WAY up in price since the TA3 release/market crash, and are now ~135k, which is ~15k more than the current bosses... Been waiting for Walker and Rivera to go down in price but they just keep going up. While I'm at it, when should we expect them to go down? Not exactly a market-savvy player if that wasn't already obvious.

Supply & demand.

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@RICH_chocolate52 said in 5th Inning Bosses:

I would think mainly a supply problem. Now that we are in the 6th inning, it is harder to for any "new" players to attain enough 5th inning program stars to get more supply of bosses out into market. Whereas, until sixth inning ends, more players are completing that program and earning those bosses. Given that there are so many good cards, higher ranked players may be selling sixth inning bosses for stubs.
In my opinion, you may see slight price decreases in the short term on 5th inning bosses, but they may be expensive for a little while longer

Gotcha, sounds like it was just perfect timing for the 5th inning bosses to skyrocket in price by becoming unavailable right after TA3 dropped. Still hoping they go down sometime soon but I guess I shouldn't hold my breath.

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@SaveFarris said in 5th Inning Bosses:

Don't know WHEN but we know HOW...

  • when better options appear and people start trading in their bosses for the new guys (Griffey? Gehrig?)
  • massive market crash that takes down EVERYTHING
  • in last year's 11th inning, they re-released the 6th Inning Boss pack with Griffey/Piazza/Jackie. From what we've seen so far, the 5th is the one most likely to get re-released this year.

With how good all the 5th inning bosses were, I would not mind a re-drop later this year. If I'm remembering correctly, a lot of people liked that idea last year so I don't see why SDS wouldn't do it again. Love how accessible the great cards are every year.