Saturday, January 15, 2011

Group Break Idea - Any Interest?

While I had lots of fun with the group break we just wrapped up, I can't help to think it was a little less than exciting for a lot of us.  Ever since I've tried my hand at hosting breaks I've aimed to stick with lower end stuff from the 90's or early 2000's.  I've also tried to keep the cost at no more than $10.00 per team. 

Well I wanted to poll you the reader, past and present group break participant.  Would you be interested in breaking higher end product that would yield multiple hits?  I've participated in a few on other blogs and while I've never ended up with a big hit there was much more excitement "in the air" at the possibility of what your slot would bring.

All that said I wanted to propose the following boxes for the next break.  Yeah I know the timing may not be the best seeing how I haven't even mailed out the cards for the break that just wrapped up...but I have a small window of opportunity to get the boxes of cards at a good price.  Here is what I'm thinking about:

- 1 hobby box of 2009 Topps Unique (sell sheet)
- 1 hobby box of 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom (sell sheet)

Each box contains 3 guaranteed hits.  Each product is different enough that we shouldn't end up with run of the mill jersey or bat cards or autographs of players you've never heard of!  I've attached a sell sheet (.pdf format) for each product above if you aren't familiar with either set.  Each team would be $18.00 shipped.  I may price a few teams even cheaper (like the Pirates, Dbacks or Royals).

I ask those of you who are reading this to comment and let me know if you'd be on board.  I would need to get about 10 participants/teams to make this work.  I would also have to place the order within the next couple of days as I'm not sure how long the stock will last.  If we can make this work I'd be game to try other newer releases later this year like Gypsy Queen for those of you on a budget.


  1. I'd be up for this. I'd take the Cubs.

  2. Personally I like the less expensive group break, but I would be up for one like this.

  3. We're in for the Cardinals if you do this.

  4. Look for a new post regarding the next group break soon.