Thursday, March 25, 2010

Group Break Update: Want a Second Team? Or a first team?

Things have gone pretty strong, so in the interest of moving things along let's open it up a bit. If you'd like a second team it's it's not yet taken, leave a comment and claim it! 

Here's what we have so far:

Astros: Field Level View (paid)
Blue Jays: Dan (paid)
Braves: 1969 (paid)
Brewers: Roll Out the Barrell (paid)
Cardinals: Ike's Cards (paid)
Cubs: On Card Autos (paid)
Diamondbacks: On Card Autos (paid)
Dodgers: GCRL (paid)
Giants: Stéphane
Indians: Dan (paid)
Mariners: Stusigpi (paid)
Marlins: Hamrammobtown (paid)
Mets: BA Benny (paid)
Nationals/Expos: Stephane (paid)
Orioles: Ryan (paid)
Padres: Ace (paid)
Phillies: arfmax (paid)
Rangers: Play at the Plate
Rays: CCC (paid)
Reds: Daddy D (paid)
Rockies: Brooklyn Met (paid)
Royals: Sewing Machine Guy (paid)
Red Sox: AdamE
Tigers: Sewing Machine Guy (paid)
Twins: Dan
White Sox: Daddy D (paid)
Yankees: Sooz (paid)

To keep things simple we'll be using Joe Collector's pricing structure, found here (thanks JC!).

(6)Any team newer than 1980 including the Nationals are in Tier 3 $13.75

(8)Any team newer than 1961 shall be in Tier 2 $16.75

(16) Any team older than 1961 shall be in Tier 1 $20.50


Second team or break discount: 1.00
Third team or break: 1.50
Fourth Break and thereafter discount 2.00

As for costs, here's the deal as outlined in the comments. I'm estimating $150 for paypal fees, shipping, and supplies across 30 teams ($5 per). If the break fills we'll do an eighth box of Icons. Any money left over (I think I have it estimated at $30 with a full break and 8 boxes) will go towards the next break. I know that's a bit conservative with the estimates on the money, but the future of my marriage depends on pulling this off without laying out my own cash. The compa is keeping a CLOSE eye on this one. That said, enough of you have my address (as well as Sewing Machine Guy's) so rest assured no shenanigans will be going on with the funds or cards.

We'll start taking team requests in the comments below, first come first serve. After April 1 we'll open it up to multi-teams discounts and such. Payment by April 15, break around May 1. Payment details after we see where we're at April 1.

Cards with multiple players/swatches/autos will be randomed off to those teams in the order they are pulled. We gotta spread it around, so once you get one multi-card in a break you have to sit out other randomizations in that break.

We'll start off with a bang and do 7 boxes of UD Icons from Atlanta Sportcards. That's a product with a TON of autos, so hopefully we'll pull something good.

Drop a comment to say you're in a and which team you'd like!


  1. For the record: I'd be interested in the Reds in group breaks like this...but since they are an "old" team, they are awfully costly for modern sets that contain virtually no good Reds cards (especially now that Griffey is gone)!

  2. Gibbor me Astros. (Field Level View)

  3. I'll take the Brewers if still available.

  4. I was thinking Giants and Twins, what would my total be though? I am very interested...

  5. I'll take the twins if Peterson doesn't. Thanks.

  6. I'd really like to take the Giants but the checklist shows that there is virtually no hits available for them in this set. The only stuff available is a Gaylord perry auto, matt cain jersey or auto, and a pablo sandoval auto.

    This pricing system might not be the best for this set because the checklist tends to be extremely lopsided for certain teams.

    Here's a web address for the checklist:

  7. I'd like to take the Jays for this one. What's the Paypal address?

  8. I'll take the padres. So its 5 dollars whats your paypal

  9. Please let me know if the Orioles open up...