THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL GROUP BREAK JUST YET. I'M COMPOSING THIS POST AS A FEELER TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE THINK AND IF I CAN GENERATE ENOUGH INTEREST. IF YOU THINK IT'S FLAWED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. YOUR FEEDBACK IS HIGHLY DESIRED AND NOTHING I WRITE BELOW IS SET IN STONE. Sorry for the ALL CAPS.
Alright, I've never performed a group break before in my life. I've busted plenty of cases with great results, but never in a group break format.
I've recently participated in houdini's CFB and he's inspired me to take a stab at doing a group break myself.
So here are some warnings if I do decide to do a group break:
1) I'm new to group breaks. I can't promise the break will go as smooth as other group breakers on the forum. I can tell you that I'm pretty careful with cards and will ship them packaged well so that they will not get damaged. My biggest concerns are listed in the following points.
2) I'm not the best public speaker. Since this will be done live, I can't promise I will be anywhere as entertaining as houdini.
3) I'm slow with sorting. Once again, houdini is the man. I can't touch him in his ability to organize a group break and sort the cards in such a short time period. So don't expect next day delivery. More like next week turnaround.
With that said, I'm thinking of either doing 2011 Bowman Chrome 5 case break and/or 2011 BDP 5 case break. The slots for the Bowman Chrome would breakdown something like this.
2011 Bowman Chrome:
60 slots - Autos (Hit Draft)[Extra autos will be randomed]
110 slot - Prospects (Player Draft)[Includes All Refractors and Printing Plates]
75 slot - Bowman Inserts (Player Draft)[Includes All Refractors and Printing plates]
30 slot - Vets and Rookies (Team Draft)[Includes All Refractors and Printing Plates]
Since Harper is the obvious draw to this product, he will get his own slots, broken down like this:
1 Slot - Harper Chrome (non-Auto)
1 Slot - Harper Ref (non-Auto)
1 Slot - Harper Blue (non-Auto)
1 Slot - Harper Orange and Gold (non-Auto)
1 Slot - Harper Red, Canary, Plates, Super.(non-Auto)
Last, there are the USA hits. Since I don't know how frequent these fall, the USA hits might have to be random. Unless someone has a better suggestions.
The random will be held a little different than most. To help out the guys at the bottom of the draft, depending on how many randoms we have, they will be randomed starting from the bottom up. So let's say we have 20 hits to random off, I will start with the last slot and count 20 up. This makes it so that last pick in the draft walks away with a little more than nothing.
I count a total of 280 slots.
@$739 per case (without discounts)
x 5 cases
$3695 (not including shipping and materials)
$13.20 per slot + Shipping and Handling.
My next post will outline 2011 Bowman Draft...stay tuned.