Some people say they don't age... I personally think they do, but it's all in your preference. If you like that strong, earthy kick, they're probably past their prime. If you prefer something smoother, they might be in your wheelhouse.
NCs for the most part tend to lose that young sparkle, but some of them can come out the other side incredibly smooth and complex. Just depends.
I sure respect your opinion Derek, you know a hell of a lot more about cigars than I ever will.
My opinion was based on this;
For a working guy to part with that kind of cabbage on a 10 year old box of Padrons, which are about as smooth and flavorful as it gets ROTT, has a strong exposure to getting something potentially undesirable that he wasn't bargaining for, and even if they aged well, which I am admittedly dubious about, for those of us who lack the uber refined palate of a cigar aficionado like yourself, and I mean that sincerely, the result would likely be negligible.
But, on the other hand, I do have some AF's from that long ago...lol.
I could see spending that sort of dough on a box and smoking one or two, try another in 6 months, then a year, etc, and if it's getting good continuing that, but a 10 yr old box of unknown quality, not do much.