Apr 24, 2012

Crazy Group Break Idea: Updated and Refined

 I think the interest for an extremely expensive break like I proposed would be counterproductive....in the end, the cost would be prohibitive.  But I still want to do a high-end break, so this is what I'm proposing....

2 boxes 2010 Panini Century Collection (5 cards per box): general theme=multi-sport+celebrity autos and relics
2 boxes 2011 Leaf Valiant (10 cards per box): general theme=prospect and draft pick autos
2 boxes 2011 Leaf Ink (5 cards per box): general theme=graded autos of vintage players + cut auto

This would amount to 40 hits for the break without any filler.  I will also add a random box (not yet decided) of recent vintage that has mostly base/insert cards for your favorite team and more.   All box breaks will be videoed and it will be a draft style break.  What I'm proposing is have everyone be 4 slots....randomize the 40 slots

The break also guarantees two 1/1 cut signatures from the Leaf Ink product.

I'm looking for anywhere from 10-15 participants and that will really influence the price.   A guesstimate is with 10 participants, it will cost 60-65 for a slot.....that will get you 4 hits, including a 1:5 chance at a 1/1 cut auto+stuff from the bonus box.  I've attached the products' information at the bottom of the post for you to peruse.

Just trying to liven up the season...as the Phillies fail to average 3 runs/game.....

Please leave your interest in the comments....or if you have an idea for reconfiguring the number of boxes...or if you have a favorite of these products that you would like to see more of....all feedback is good feedback.

2010 Panini Century Collection
Configuration:  1 pack per box. 5 cards per pack.

Five cards per pack/box featuring:
- Two autograph cards
- Two material cards
- One other autograph or material card

Three or more of the following: Astronaut Signature, Souvenir Cuts, Souvenir Stamp Cuts, Joe Jackson material card, Jim Thorpe material card or signatures of Pete Rose, Cal Ripken, George Brett, Nolan Ryan, Stan Musial

- Look for Autographs featuring: George Brett, Alan Bean, Pete Rose, Stan Musial, Charles Duke, Cal Ripken, Nolan Ryan, Scott Carpenter, Ryne Sandberg, Edgar Mitchell, Mike Schmidt, Ron Turcotte, Reggie Jackson, Duke Snider & Walt Cunningham
- Look for Souvenir Stamp Cuts featuring: Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Dizzy Dean, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Lefty Grove and Johnny Mize
- Also look for Souvenir Cuts featuring:Alan Shepard, Ben Hogan, Dizzy Dean, Eddie Arcaro, Gerald Ford, Gus Grissom, HonusWagner, Jackie Robinson, Jimmy Stewart, Lou Gehrig, Satchel Paige, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson
- Sports Materials featuring: Paul "Bear" Bryant, Knute Rockne,Joe Jackson, Jim Thorpe & Sam Snead
- Hollywood Materials featuring: Marilyn Monroe,James Dean, John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin,

Also Look For...
Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Hope, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Judy Garland and Cary Grant And More... 

2011 Leaf Ink
Configuration:  5 slabbed cards per box.

This last minute surprise product from LEAF is our thank you for a year of great support!
We are excited to present 2011 LEAF INK BASEBALL. This release features an incredible combination of VINTAGE BUYBACK SIGNED CARDS and LEAF INK 1/1 CUTS.

Each and every pack will include:
- 4 hand signed previously released trading cards each individually slabbed authentic by PSA/DNA or JSA (James Spence Authentication)
1 EXCLUSIVE INK BASEBALL 1/1 CUT SIGNATURE CARD from one of the below sets:
- Pride of the Pinstripes (featuring baseball greats who played for the New York Yankees)
- Beantown Heroes (featuring baseball greats who played for the Boston Red Sox)
- Brooklyn Boys  (features baseball greats who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers or Brooklyn's earlier teams)
- Philly's Finest (featuring baseball greats who played for the Philadelphia A's or Phillies)

With a 1 of 1 cut signature card and 4 vintage signed cards in every single pack, we are certain INK Baseball will be the perfect end to 2011.

Only 110 Cases made!

2011 Leaf Valiant
Increasing from 8 On-Card Autographs to 10 On-Card Autographs per Box (25% More Autographs!!!)
- Reducing the Number of Cases Made from 400 Cases to 320 Cases (A 20% Cut in Production!!!!!)
- Across the Print Run, this Makes the Ratio of Ichiro Suzuki On-Card Autographs 1:3 Cases (Rather than 1 in 4).


Leaf is excited to bring the hobby one of its most beloved technologies long forgotten since the 1990's. Leaf Valiant features not only the 2011 draft's most exciting players, but numerous popular prospects who have been eagerly awaiting their opportunity to make their first trading card autograph appearance. Leaf is please to announce that ALL autographs for this exciting release are on-card.

As a fantastic value added for this product, Leaf has signed one of Baseball's biggest stars to sign autographs for this set, ICHIRO SUZUKI! It is well known in hobby circles that ICHIRO has not signed for any card company in over 6 years, and LEAF HAS LANDED THIS HIGHLY ELUSIVE MEGASTAR!!!!!



Arno said...

Still down to group break!

Arno said...

Want me to help advertise on my blog too?

Brad's Blog said...

since the writing of this post the phillies have scored 8 and 7 runs and i'd be in. high end wooo