Ultimate Autographs Ultimate Mystery Box Review – June 2017


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Sometimes two of my worlds merge together into one beautiful little subscription or mystery box – this is one of those occasions. Ultimate Autographs is a sports autograph retail site – but, they also provide mystery boxes wit ha chance to get an expensive autograph at much less of the cost. I just had to try it!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The mystery boxes aren’t always available – my hockey mystery box is from series 7 and was limited to only 100 boxes.

The Box: Ultimate Autographs Ultimate Mystery Box

The Cost: $75+ (This review is of the $150 Hockey Jersey box)

The Products: One mystery autographed item per purchase. The have 5 boxes:

I must say, I haven’t been this anxious to see what I received in a box in a long time! This box is definitely limited to autograph hunters since there is a chance that you might not receive something that you like.

They operate within a Series set. For hockey jerseys, this was Series 7 and was limited to 100 total boxes in the series.

They highlight the big name autographs that are available in the current series, but do now – it is NOT a guarantee that you’ll receive an autograph from one of these players.

Series 7 included:

  • Mario Lemieux
  • Patric Marleau
  • Shea Weber
  • Teemu Selanne
  • Steve Yzerman
  • Jarome Iginla
  • Pavel Datsyuk
  • Paul Henderson
  • Patric Hornqvist
  • Milan Lucic
  • Gordie Howe
  • John Tavares
  • Martin St. Louis

That’s a fantastic list!

Your autographed item arrives double boxed, with the inner box being completely sealed with plastic wrap. Inside, you’ll find your jersey in plastic protection.

Kevin Lowe Autographed Edmonton Oilers Jersey – Value ?

The jersey I pulled was autographed by Oilers defenseman and past GM Kevin Lowe. I’ve seen values of his autographed jerseys go for as little as $73 to $300 – so I’m not sure where to value it in that spectrum – my guess is to the lower end since that jersey looks pretty similar.

It comes fully authenticated, which is super important for any collector.

While I’m a Penguins fan, I must admit that the classic Oilers jersey is one that I’ve always loved – so while I didn’t get a player that I’d prefer – I did get a jersey that I really love.

Kevin Lowe wouldn’t even break my top 100 of players to receive an autograph from – but, he was part of that great 80’s oilers dynasty, and for that reason, I was still happy to see this autograph in the box.

Verdict: Naturally, I was hoping for a Penguins player or an all-time great HOF player – so my first reaction was ‘eh’ but then slowly transformed to ‘this is pretty cool’ – but I would hope for more from the price of the box. My main concern is that a jersey that is nearly identical to this was sold at auction for only $73 – nearly half the cost of the box – so while it looks like you could score a major autograph, it also looks like you could lose big time. So, if you’re up for the gamble, it could be worth the try. For me – I probably wouldn’t buy a second time unless I was guaranteed a certain minimum value.

What did you think of The Ultimate Mystery Box? Have you ever tried this out yourself?


Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

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6 Comments

  1. Im guessing you guys do not buy sports hobbys boxes at all. Its just the way it is. Never will there be a minimum value as there is no set value of autographs. Ive only seen a few places that offer pick your team, and most of those are called group breaks were the site opens four boxes or so and if pens come out you get it but if not you loose your money.

  2. It’s not as bad when you realize you didn’t have to pay for the jersey by itself, because the cost of both is probably $150, but that argument feels better when you get it in person because you have the experience.

    For pure resale value, it’d suck.

    • Totally agree. I still really like the jersey, but seeing that it has sold for much cheaper in the recent past dims my happiness quite a bit. That being said, it’s not like there are a bunch of this specific player jersey reselling right now, so that’s a positive. But, yeah, had this been the same situation and I received a Penguin player, I’d still be very very happy no matter the resale value.

      • It’d be nice if you could at least ask for a specific team so that even isn’t high value you’ll get that extra value in ‘this is one of my guys’ instead!

        • That would be awesome but I’m not sure how deep their inventory would have to be to support it. But, it’d make me certainly buy again if this was the case.

  3. Aw, poor Eric. You were probably so hyped and the let down.

    Without some kind of guarantee of worth, this box definitely isn’t worth it. Thanks for your honest review!

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