Friday, May 13, 2011
Future Group Break Idea (2005 UD Trilogy) -- Anyone interested?
I know I pride myself on offering what I think are affordable group breaks. I often stick with 90's or early 2000 era boxes since a lot of others like me weren't collecting or collecting much during that time period. Plus I can find better deals which allow me to keep the prices down. I've toyed with the idea of doing something high end, but I've never got enough of a response to go ahead.
That said I got an e-mail this evening from Dave & Adam's and one of their specials was a box of 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy. This stuff ain't cheap, but from what I remember of this product the cards look very nice and the box is loaded with hits. 9 to be exact! For a full rundown click HERE for D&A's listing or HERE for Baseball Card Pedia.com's entry.
What I was thinking of was selling slots instead of teams. All hits would be randomized upon all the entries to make it fair for everyone. As for the base cards I'd be up to suggestions for how to distribute those. Perhaps randomly assign a team with each slot? I'm open to ideas of how to arrange this so for all of those bloggers out there that do the high end stuff please chime in. Or if you've participated in high end breaks give me some ideas!
The box would run $240 w/ free shipping. /30 teams the cost per slot comes out to $8.00. Factor in $3.00 for shipping (I'd use bubble mailers over standard kraft envelopes that I typically use) for a grand total of $11.00 per slot. I obviously would need to sell all 30 teams to make this work.
I know that I'm getting ready to start this month's group break, but if I get enough interest I would need to collect the money rather quickly as I'm not sure how long the special @ Dave & Adam's will last.