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90's Break - we're full!

linuxabuser

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Jan 16, 2011
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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.



Break Format
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
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 Definitions
AL/NL is designated by the 1999 MLB Divisions.

Draft Rules
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!

For absentees:
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.

33 slots

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

Supplies needed

QTY 25 BCW 300 CT Boxes - $32
QTY 500 Ultra Pro Penny Sleeves - $5.35
QTY 100 Ultra Pro Toploaders - $14

Products

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

Product Checklists

1997 Score
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
17 boxes
$1510 / 33 slots = $45.76/slot

Supplies
$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)


Shipping
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.


Payment info

Break is FULL as of 8pm Pacific 9/12
Send your total payment via PayPal goods to: [email protected] - See above for the calculated slot prices
Please include your forum name and number of slots

Purchasing
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.

Slots
1. soxcolts
2. jeffv96masters
3. Therion
4. Banjar
5. MichaelStepper
6. JuanLastTime
7. Tidel144
8. MansGame
9. Letch77
10. Bane50
11. Caster513
12. Linuxabuser
13. Linuxabuser
14. Joey_Peapod
15. athletics07
16. Therion
17. Bstanwood
18. Gwynn545
19. S10dragingass
20. Sonic311
21. Letch77
22. Aumike1976
23. Brandt504
24. Joey_peapod
25. JuanLastTime
26. maestracewslover
27. cubfan131
28. cubfan131
29. CardboardRectangles
30. mattglet
31. BenG76
32. BenG76
33. verdammt

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 SlotsSlots PaidShipping Paid
jeffv96masters1Yes-
Therion2Yes-
banjar1Yes-
michaelstepper1Yes-
Juanlasttime2Yes-
tidel1441Yes-
MansGame1Yes-
Letch772Yes-
Bane501Yes-
caster5131Yes-
linuxabuser2Yes-
Joey_peapod2Yes-
athletics07 1Yes-
bstanwood1Yes-
Gwynn5451Yes-
S10dragingass1Yes-
Sonic3111Yes-
Aumike19761Yes-
Brandt5041Yes-
soxcolts 1yes-
maestracewslover1Yes-
cubfan131 2Yes-
CardboardRectangles1Yes-
mattglet1Yes-
BenG762Yes-
Verdammt1Yes-

The Random is in. Randomizing list 1 time.

random1.PNG

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FINAL LIST
===========

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)

Streaming

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
 
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linuxabuser

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Jan 16, 2011
2,452
[MENTION=3754]MansGame[/MENTION] [MENTION=2041]joey12508[/MENTION] [MENTION=1845]gracecollector[/MENTION] [MENTION=5592]jszczech[/MENTION] [MENTION=4682]RustyGreerFan[/MENTION] [MENTION=6951]Will Style 13[/MENTION] [MENTION=22997]Letch77[/MENTION] [MENTION=22813]WizardofOz1982[/MENTION] [MENTION=2759]Therion[/MENTION] [MENTION=10415]caster513[/MENTION] [MENTION=12279]banjar[/MENTION] [MENTION=13789]bstanwood[/MENTION] [MENTION=11290]Verdammt[/MENTION] [MENTION=11245]Joey_peapod[/MENTION]

Get in here and let's kick this off!
 

Therion

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Nov 19, 2008
5,454
Looooooosiana!
I'm in! I'll likely take multiple slots to chase some Astros goodies. Would the Astros be considered an NL or AL team? They were NL in the 90s, so I assume NL, right?
 

Brewer Andy

Active member
Aug 10, 2008
9,614
Proposed 90's Break

I really liked the format of the last large 90s break we did. Any Radom/Draft I’d pass on. Pull out the stars and price them by tier and sell teams individually (minus the star slots).


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Letch77

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Jan 28, 2018
1,153
Midwest
Coolio. I'm in for the Robbie Alomar slot.
Iam in for a Bernie williams slot.
I’m in for a Juan Gonzalez slot..
I'm in for the Griffey slot
I don't think you guys understand how this works. Everyone that signs up/pays receives a space. After all spaces are full, there is a draft in which the draft order is generated randomly by a randomizing program. After the draft order is set, THEN you begin selecting players. Think of it like a fantasy football draft: first you're in, then a draft order is set, and finally the players are drafted.
 

MansGame

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Sep 25, 2009
15,306
Dallas, TX
Definitely interested. Obviously I’m a Belle guy and will be interested in how we do this and what boxes, etc. Should be fun.

Indians are my favorite team being from Cleveland and I guess White Sox or Orioles if Belle was in those years lol!


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linuxabuser

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Jan 16, 2011
2,452
I don't think you guys understand how this works. Everyone that signs up/pays receives a space. After all spaces are full, there is a draft in which the draft order is generated randomly by a randomizing program. After the draft order is set, THEN you begin selecting players. Think of it like a fantasy football draft: first you're in, then a draft order is set, and finally the players are drafted.
Bingo.

This prevents everyone from "calling their spots" now. Like yeah, everyone wants Griffery/Jeter/their guy. Well, you can always trade picks later so you get a higher slot and a closer-to-first choice.
 

linuxabuser

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Jan 16, 2011
2,452
Also, holy cow. What a response! Let's see some product suggestions (with a link to buy!)
 

Letch77

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Jan 28, 2018
1,153
Midwest
I wish we could get our hands on some high-end product for reasonable prices (1993 Finest, 1996 Select Certified, 1993 SP). 1998 Donruss/Leaf could be fun, too...chasing Crusade cards. I haven't bought a box online in quite awhile, so I don't know that I can be of much help in that arena but I'll start looking.
 

tidel144

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Jan 30, 2014
416
Prices include shipping:

1997 Pinnacle Certified ($94/box, BO, 6 available): Mirror Golds, Certified Team Mirror Golds, Mirror Blacks?
1997 Topps Finest, Series 1: ($90/box, BIN, 1 available): Embossed Refractors
1997 Topps Finest, Series 2: ($89/box, BIN, 2 available): Embossed Refractors
1999 Upper Deck MVP ($38/box, BIN): Gold & Super Scripts, Pro-Signs
1999 Upper Deck MVP ($33/box, BIN): Gold & Super Scripts, Pro-Signs
1999 Upper Deck MVP ($43/box, BIN): Gold & Super Scripts, Pro-Signs
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
1998 Donruss Collections ($85/box, auction re-list,1 available): Prized Collections

EDIT: add in of a high-end, if enough interest: 1998 E-X2001 ($330/box, BO, 2 available): Essential Credentials, Destination Cooperstowns
 
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