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catfishhedberg 12-10-2012 09:44 PM

Major League Baseball Group Break League: Season 1, Break 4
[B][SIZE="7"]Major League Baseball Group Break League[/SIZE][/B] - Approved by the department of redundancy department.

[B][SIZE="5"]The Rundown[/SIZE][/B]
• The Major League Baseball Group Break League! There will be 30 slots, 1 slot for each MLB team. There are 10 regular season breaks using the “GBFL” point system, which I’ll show a little bit later. Each break is a random team break and there’s a random done for each break, so you don’t keep the same team throughout the breaks. After the regular season, there’s one playoff round featuring the four highest scorers going head to head and then a Championship game with the 2 winners in the 11th month.

• $10.50 per slot to cover bulk supplies at the beginning of the season.
• $23 per month per slot for cards for a total of $650 per month (after paypal fees).
• An additional $2 per month per slot goes towards the Championship game.

[B][SIZE="5"]GBFL Point System[/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE="2"][I]What the cards are worth in points[/I][/SIZE]

[B]Hit Values[/B]
• Jersey hit – 1pt
• Patch hit – 2pts
• Auto hit (Includes manufactured patch autos) – 3pts
• Jersey/Auto – 4pts
• Patch/Auto – 5pts

[B]Serial # Values[/B]
• Anything over /100, inserts, rookies, parallels - .1 pts
• Anything between /100 to /51 – 1pt
• Anything between /50 to /26 – 2pts
• Anything between /25 to /11 – 3pts
• Anything between /10 to /6 – 4pts
• Anything between /5 to /2 – 5pts
• 1/1 – 10pts

Values are added too, so if you hit a patch numbered to /99, you would get the 2pts for the patch and the 1pt for the serial numbering.

[B][SIZE="5"]The Regular Season[/SIZE][/B]
• The regular season runs strictly on point accumulation. So, there are no head to head games, just points. You get all the cards from your randomized team in the break, Plus 1st place gets to pick the products for the next month’s break, so there’s incentive to winning. The regular season will last 10 months and feature 10 breaks. There will be a different randomization done for each break. Also, points from different slots won’t be combined, so if you buy 2 slots, they’ll be run as separate slots. The winner of the last regular season month will pick the products for the 1st playoff round. The MLBGBL will need at least a 12 month commitment from participants, so we don’t have people dropping out halfway through if they fall too far behind or something of that nature. At the end of the regular season, the top 8 points getters from the regular season will meet in head to head matchups in the playoffs. Which takes us to:

[B][SIZE="5"]MLBGBL Playoffs[/SIZE][/B]
• In the playoffs, the top 8 scorers from the regular season will meet in head to head matchups. The #1 in points vs. #4 and #2 vs. #3. The 4 playoff teams will get to draft their teams for this break with #1 drafting 1st, 2 drafting 2nd and so on. The remaining 22 teams after the draft will be randomized among the remaining 26 participants. So, the playoff round will be a group break for everyone but only the 4 playoff teams have a shot at the championship matchup. The 4 winners from the head to head matchups will go on the next playoff round which will play out pretty much the same with #1 vs. #4 and #2 vs. #3 and each of those slots drafting their teams. Again, everyone participates but only those 4 will be eligble for the championship.

[B][SIZE="5"]MLBGBL Championship[/SIZE][/B]
• By my calculations, there will be around $600 to spend on product for the championship. The Highest seed left in the championship will get to pick the products for the championship break and will get to choose between drafting the American or National Leagues . The championship break is only between the 2 winners from the playoff round. The winner will be whoever has the most points. Of course, to the victor goes the spoils, which include:

1. All cards he hit in the Championship.
2. His pick of one card from the loser’s hits
3. His slot costs will be factored into the next season’s finances, so his slot will be FREE for the next season.

A few additional things

1. If you commit to the group and drop out once it has started.

2. If someone drops out and no one takes their place, that slot will be "absorbed" by the rest of the league, meaning that slot cost will be divided amongst the remaining members and any hits from that slot will be randomized between participants. Any cards coming from an "absorbed" slot will not count towards your point total.

3. Shipping will be calculated after each break.

[B][U]Payment Due Date: 10PM Eastern, December 22nd

Payment info: Please mark payments as goods and include your Blowout user name. Send payments to [email][/email]. DO NOT include the term GROUP BREAK with payment.[/U][/B]

[B]Price is $25 per slot[/B]

Overall Standings

shabagel 32.6
theacox #2 28.6
711 Cards 27.9
Jfray 26.4
theacox 26.4
troybuilts 25.2
samoan3d 25
hearseguy 24.3
bbuckert24 23.1
jsrb14 22
catfishhedberg 21
TOMBB25 20.8
VTHokie22 20.4
blue_devil 20.2
Dacubs 20.2
KB81 18.8
The700Level #2 17.8
Grahamgdogg 16.3
Meat 15.9
Snowboy 15.2
BucksBandit 14.8
jdberia 14.4
dtrainman #2 13.6
boardermartin 13.6
VWBUS1978 13
dtrainman 12.6
SteelPen2 11.4
The700Level 10.3
Reid n Owen 9.7
mcholke 8.9

[B]*30/30 Paid*[/B]

KB81 15.6 30. Washington Nationals
dtrainman #2 13.3 28. Texas Rangers
theacox #2 16.5 16. Milwaukee Brewers
Jfray 12.1 7. Cincinnati Reds
Snowboy 15.1 9. Colorado Rockies
VTHokie22 17.2 3. Baltimore Orioles
VWBUS1978 9.9 24. San Francisco Giants
Meat 9.7 8. Cleveland Indians
blue_devil 8.8 19. New York Yankees
711 Cards 23.8 27. Tampa Bay Rays
Reid n Owen 6.5 10. Detroit Tigers
Dacubs 20 21. Philadelphia Phillies
The700Level #2 11.5 14. Los Angeles Angels
jdberia 11.3 25. Seattle Mariners
hearseguy 15.2 29. Toronto Blue Jays
theacox 23.4 20. Oakland Athletics
catfishhedberg 14.6 5. Chicago Cubs
SteelPen2 8.2 6. Chicago White Sox
troybuilts 15.1 26. St. Louis Cardinals
boardermartin 13.4 23. San Diego Padres
TOMBB25 14.6 15. Los Angeles Dodgers
The700Level 10 17. Minnesota Twins
Grahamgdogg 16.2 - Paid next month 18. New York Mets
mcholke 8.7 11. Miami Marlins
BucksBandit 11.5 12. Houston Astros
dtrainman 9.6 2. Atlanta Braves
shabagel 29.2 13. Kansas City Royals
bbuckert24 9.9 22. Pittsburgh Pirates
jsrb14 12.6 4. Boston Red Sox
samoan3d 21.7 1. Arizona Diamondbacks


- Cards featuring players in college uniforms (Press Pass, Sage, 2010 and onward Upper Deck) will go to the team the player spent the most seasons with. So for instance Albert Pujols would be a Cardinal and so on. In the case of tie, a random will be done between those teams.

- Cards will go to the team that is listed on the card.

- Cards featuring multiple players will be randomed off between the teams on the card.

- All randoms will be done by a mod using

- Break will be broadcast live on Ustream and also recorded for viewing on Ustream.

- All cards including base will be sent out to those who want them.

- It is up to you to let me know you want your cards shipped. If I don't hear from you, I will assume you want them held.







iluvfish2 12-14-2012 06:01 PM

This Group Break is now open. Format and slot pricing are posted for review; please do your own due diligence. The host has provided verification for the age requirement. If you are comfortable with the host, format and pricing, you may join the break and reserve your slot(s) by posting in this thread. Please note that once you reserve your slot(s), you commit to pay for your reserved slot(s).

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Snowboy 12-14-2012 06:41 PM

Hopefully a nice hit for me this time, after tigers back to back with nothing (well one auto.)

jdberia 12-14-2012 07:04 PM

[QUOTE=Snowboy;3817601]Hopefully a nice hit for me this time, after tigers back to back with nothing (well one auto.)[/QUOTE]

I feel ya. I feel like I have gotten next to nothing in all three breaks!

Blue_Devil 12-14-2012 07:06 PM

All paid up, thanks!

711 Cards 12-14-2012 08:37 PM

[QUOTE=jdberia;3817755]I feel ya. I feel like I have gotten next to nothing in all three breaks![/QUOTE]

I made sure to pick stuff with a lot of hits. Odds are in your favor on this one.

theacox 12-14-2012 08:40 PM

All paid up for my 2 spots! Christmas break?

JFray 12-14-2012 08:44 PM


VTHokie22 12-14-2012 08:56 PM

payment sent!

KB81 12-14-2012 08:56 PM

Please confirm

samoan3d 12-14-2012 10:12 PM

John, paid up! Got my cards too. Thanks for the fast shipping. (Are the playoffs for 8 or 4 teams? I was confused reading the playoff section of the OP.)

mcholke 12-15-2012 01:41 AM

Paid made, thanks

shabagel 12-15-2012 07:49 AM

Payment sent!

BucksBandit 12-15-2012 02:08 PM

Payment sent. Thanks!

samoan3d 12-17-2012 12:47 AM

A little free publicity for the group. Posted my hits from the first quarter....

Meat 12-17-2012 01:18 AM

All paid up!

711 Cards 12-17-2012 08:38 AM

Paid! lets get paid up so we can break before christmas

hearseguy 12-18-2012 12:07 AM

Payment sent, sorry Cat didn't even see this until now.


boardermartin 12-18-2012 02:15 PM

Payment send. Included enough for shipping of all previous and this months cards.


catfishhedberg 12-18-2012 03:13 PM

[QUOTE=hearseguy;3840833]Payment sent, sorry Cat didn't even see this until now.


[QUOTE=boardermartin;3843595]Payment send. Included enough for shipping of all previous and this months cards.


Payments received. Thanks.

The700Level 12-18-2012 06:27 PM

Paid for both slots. Thanks!

711 Cards 12-20-2012 12:56 PM

Looks like we stalled...I am bumping this up so hopefully we can move forward.

TOMBB25 12-20-2012 02:42 PM

Thomas, you have sent $25.00 USD to John Middleton.

catfishhedberg 12-20-2012 04:04 PM

Payment list updated 19 out of 30 paid.

dtrainman 12-20-2012 04:27 PM

Payment sent for my 2 slots plus shipping.

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