** UPDATED 5/22/10 **
It may be premature for me to try my hand at a group break, but I've had fun participating in 3 over the last few months (Nachos Grande & Thorzul) so I thought I'd give it a try. Since I'm rather new to the world of card blogging I'll need some help from everyone who visits. Please spread the word to other bloggers who may be interested.
I wasn't sure what to offer for starters. Do I go after something semi-expensive that offers guaranteed hits? Or do I go a little cheaper that offers lots of cards and inserts? After doing a little searching I've decided on the following 2 hobby boxes: 2008 Upper Deck SP and 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History.
For starters let's take a look at what each box may offer.
2008 Upper Deck SP
Hits: One autograph per box
Key Rookies: Evan Longoria, Clay Buchholz, Clayton Kershaw, Jay Bruce, Jeff Clement, Joey Votto, Kosuke Fukudome, Max Scherzer, Nick Adenhart & more
2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History
Hits: 2 memorabilia cards, 1 autograph
- 1 Piece of Hollywood per box on average
- 1 other (Stadium Scenes jersey, Box Score Memories jersey, Timeless Memories)
- 1 Autograph (Rookie, Stadium Scenes, Franchise History, Box Score Memories, Timeless Memories)
- 50 Rookies
- 8 (on average) 20th Anniversary cards
- Several levels of parallels (blue, green, gold)
- Several different insert sets
I'm asking $8.50 for each team claimed or 2 teams for $15.00. This amount covers First Class shipping once the group break is over. To claim your team please send your payment via PayPal to colbeykatie at comporium dot net. Please remember to mark your payment as a 'gift' and let me know which team(s) you are claiming as well as your mailing address. I'm awaiting the boxes to ship and I'll update this post once I know when they'll arrive.
I'll be using Random.org to determine who gets the cards that are necessarily tied to one particular team.
As far as the teams go, I claim the Braves! (^8
Atlanta Braves - flywheels
Boston Red Sox - sportscards1013 (paid)
Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds - Nachos Grande (paid)
Cleveland Indians - Baseball Dad (paid)
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers -Scott Clayton (paid)
Minnesota Twins - Wax in Canada (paid)
New York Mets - BA Benny (paid)
New York Yankees - BA Benny (paid)
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals - Wax in Canada (paid)
Tampa Bay Rays - Scott Clayton (paid)
Toronto Blue Jays