A bunch of you in the 90's thread wanted to get in on a group break. I am willing to fall on this grenade and host it! I've hosted a few breaks in my time on Blowout. Most of them were 6 years ago, but they went well.
A few things:
I would like to participate in this break. Sometimes people have an issue with the host as a participant. I'll bet we can recruit [MENTION=1720]cgilmo[/MENTION] to do the random slot draft on random.org to avoid any conflicts.
I'd like to stick with the random slot draft format. If you're unfamiliar, there will be X amount of slots. Once the break is full and paid for, we'll (Gilmo) will randomize the slot order using random.org. There will be a period where break participants (no outsiders!) can buy/sell/trade slots amongst yourselves. After that period, we'll run the draft. That's when you'll choose your player for the break. To draft, you'll just make a post in this thread with the name of the player you're drafting.
I'm thinking (and this is open to discussion of course) that we'll identify one slot for each star player, and then a slot for all AL non-stars and a slot for NL non-stars.
Please propose some products to break. If you're going to post one, please post a link to where it can be purchased from a reputable source.
Random Slot Draft from the list of 33 below. For slots 1 - 31, you pick any player you like. Slot 32 covers every AL player not chosen in an individual slot, and slot 33 is the same, but for the NL.
Multi-player cards will be randomized between the parties that hold a claim to the card using the Randomize List function on random.org
Players in other uniforms
This is mostly a player break, so it shouldn't really be an issue. For the 2 AL/NL slots, if there is any dispute, the card will go to the team that the player's jersey shows.
AL/NL is designated by the 1999 MLB Divisions.
Time: Monday 9/17 @ 4PM PST
Time between slots: 5 minutes, or you will be autodrafted (see below)
We will have 4 days between random and draft to trade picks.
Trading ends Sunday night!
If you cannot be here for the draft, PM me your top 10 picks.
If all of your picks are gone and you are not present, you will receive the next available player with the most career HRs. If all fielders are gone, you will receive the pitcher with the next highest career K total.
1 - 31: You pick your player
32: AL non-stars (everyone in the AL not listed above) or NL non-stars (everyone in the NL not listed above)
33: AL non-stars (everyone in the AL not listed above) or NL non-stars (everyone in the NL not listed above) - whichever of the 2 is remaining
QTY 25 BCW 300 CT Boxes - $32
QTY 500 Ultra Pro Penny Sleeves - $5.35
QTY 100 Ultra Pro Toploaders - $14
Bought 1x 1997 Score Hobby Reserve ($51, BO, 1 available): Artist Proofs, Showcase Series, Heart of the Order
Bought 2x 1997 Pinnacle Certified ($94/box, BO, 6 available): Mirror Golds, Certified Team Mirror Golds, Mirror Blacks?
Bought 1x 1997 Topps Finest, Series 1: ($90/box, BIN, 1 available): Embossed Refractors
Bought 1x 1997 Topps Finest, Series 2: ($89/box, BIN, 2 available): Embossed Refractors
Bought 1x 1999 Upper Deck MVP ($38/box, BIN): Gold & Super Scripts, Pro-Signs
Bought 1x 1999 Upper Deck MVP ($33/box, BIN): Gold & Super Scripts, Pro-Signs
Bought 2x 1999 Upper Deck Series 2 ($78/box, BO, 2 available): Level 2 UD Exclusives, Textbook Excellence/View to Thrill/Forte 100s, Game Jerseys, Babe Ruth POH
Bought 1x 1998 E-X2001 ($330/box, BO, 2 available): Essential Credentials, Destination Cooperstowns
Bought 3x 1999 Fleer Tradition ($34/box, 3 available)
Bought 2x 1999 Skybox Thunder ($52/box, BO, 2 available): Super Raves
Bought 1x 1999 E-X Century ($160/box, BO, 1 available): Essential Credentials
Bought 1x 1999 Fleer Brilliants ($169/box, BO, 1 available): 24k Gold
1997 Pinnacle Certified
1997 Topps Finest
1999 Upper Deck MVP
1999 Upper Deck
1998 Skybox E-X 2001
1999 Fleer Tradition
1999 Skybox Thunder
1999 E-X Century
1999 Fleer Brilliants
Current Estimated Costs
$1510 / 33 slots = $45.76/slot
$51.35 / 33 slots = $1.55/slot
PayPal Fees (calculated using https://salecalc.com/paypal). The savings for multiple slots comes in due to the $.30/transaction PayPal fee.
$1.67 for 1 slot
$3.04 for 2 slots
$4.42 for 3 slots
Pre-shipping 1 slot price = $48.98 ($45.76 + $1.55 + $1.67)
Pre-shipping 2 slot price = $97.66 ($91.52 + $3.10 + $3.04)
Pre-shipping 3 slot price = $146.35 ($137.28 + $4.65 + $4.42)
TBD - can reconcile after the break with an extra payment, multiple slot holders will obviously fare better with shipping.
The 300 ct boxes fit nicely and are cheap to ship in USPS Padded Flat Rate Envelopes which are ~$7.
Break is FULL as of 8pm Pacific 9/12
Send your total payment via PayPal goods to: firstname.lastname@example.org - See above for the calculated slot prices
Please include your forum name and number of slots
I will purchase everything above once all funds have been received. I'll post a screenshot of the PayPal balance and provide a log of all transactions of break purchases.
If a box offers a Best Offer option, I'm going to drive a hard bargain and try and get the price down. Any extra $$ after purchasing boxes and supplies will go towards a general shipping fund to reduce everyone's shipping costs, which will be determined post-break.
Read and understand this: The order of slots here is NOT the order of picks. This will be randomized by Chris (cgilmo) and posted once the break is full and paid for.
Read and understand this: The order of slots here is NOT the order of picks. This will be randomized by Chris (cgilmo) and posted once the break is full and paid for. Yes, I posted it twice to avoid any confusion.
Payment status board
Name # of Slots Slots Paid Shipping Paid jeffv96masters 1 Yes - Therion 2 Yes - banjar 1 Yes - michaelstepper 1 Yes - Juanlasttime 2 Yes - tidel144 1 Yes - MansGame 1 Yes - Letch77 2 Yes - Bane50 1 Yes - caster513 1 Yes - linuxabuser 2 Yes - Joey_peapod 2 Yes - athletics07 1 Yes - bstanwood 1 Yes - Gwynn545 1 Yes - S10dragingass 1 Yes - Sonic311 1 Yes - Aumike1976 1 Yes - Brandt504 1 Yes - soxcolts 1 yes - maestracewslover 1 Yes - cubfan131 2 Yes - CardboardRectangles 1 Yes - mattglet 1 Yes - BenG76 2 Yes - Verdammt 1 Yes -
The Random is in. Randomizing list 1 time.
1. 1. soxcolts-- chose FRANK THOMAS
2. 22 Aumike1976-- chose KEN GRIFFEY JR
3. 7. Tidel144 -- chose DEREK JETER
4. 18. Gwynn545--chose TONY GWYNN
5. 25. JuanLastTime- chose JUAN GONZALEZ
6 .4. Banjar--chose ROBERTO ALOMAR
7. 14. Joey_Peapod--chose CAL RIPKEN JR
8. 28. cubfan131-- chose SAMMY SOSA
9. 21. Letch77--chose ALEX RODRIGUEZ
10. 11. Caster513--chose CHIPPER JONES
11. 3. Therion--chose MIKE PIAZZA
12. 29. CardboardRectangles--chose BARRY LARKIN
13. 26. maetracewslover—chose JEFF BAGWELL
14. 13. Linuxabuser—chose BARRY BONDS
15. 10. Bane50--chose MARK MCGWIRE
16. 33. verdammt--chose GREG MADDUX
17. 32. BenG76--chose IVAN RODRIGUEZ
18. 20. Sonic311--chose VLADIMIR GUERRERO
19. 30. mattglet--chose JOSE CANSECO
20. 8. Mansgame--chose ALBERT BELLE
21. 2. jeffv96masters--chose NOMAR GARCIAPARRA
22. 5. Michaelstepper--chose EDGAR MARTINEZ
23. 27. cubfan131--chose ROGER CLEMENS
24. 15. athletics07--chose HIDEO NOMO
25. 24. Joey_Peapod--chose CHAN HO PARK
26. 2.jeffv96masters--chose PEDRO MARTINEZ
27. 2. jeffv96masters--chose TODD HELTON
28. 9. Letch77--chose RANDY JOHNSON
29. 31. BenG76-- chose FRED MCGRIFF
30. 16. Therion-- chose MANNY RAMIREZ
31. 23. Brandt504--chose WILL CLARK
32. 12. linuxabuser--chose AL WILDCARD (undrafted AL players)
33. 17. bstanwood--chose NL WILDCARD (undrafted NL players)
This will be streamed on my YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/linuxabuser
We'll do this over 2 nights. 8 boxes one night, 9 the other.
5:30 PM Pacific on Thursday 9/20
4:30 PM Pacific on Friday 9/21