Ok, I knew it wouldn't be 'internet crashing' interest in my proposed draft/break (maybe we should dub it a 'group draft break' and call it a day) and I know fifty bucks is a bunch of cash. I would like to stress however, that this one will be much bigger in scope and will include better overall cards, as opposed to just random relics. I'm culling most of the bulk of this break from my personal collection (see yesterday's picture; the 67 Kaline, Cal pants relic, Tulo relic, Santo relic, etc.) because I wanted to make it really worth the money. Plus well, drafting 100 year old cards is just plain crazy. I left the number of people at four to make it that much more special. I might, MIGHT be able to stretch it to five but I'll have to do some real pulling of strings here with my collection and what I've pulled and what I wouldn't mind parting with. If I can make it to accommodate another slot, I will lower the cost to $40. I know Ginter is dropping as we speak and that is always hugely popular, so I am directly competing with that, I suppose.
While writing this post, I checked to see if I would be able to pull off a fifth slot, and I can say that I definitely can. So here is how it works, just another small summary:
Same guidelines as last time, random picks from the posted cards.
1- relic - 2011 All-Star
2- relic - Hall of Famer
3- relic - An overall great that may soon be in the Hof, or could be (Santo, Thome, etc.)
4- vintage - 1953-1956 (the big card years)
5- vintage - 1957-1959
6- vintage - 1960-1963
7- vintage - Hall of Famer card
8- auto - Good players, or at least decent ones
9- T-206 - Your choice of one of five 100 year old cards
I will also include 3 relics and 2 autos of my choosing (like last time). This is pretty the absolute end to my relic/auto collection that isn't in my personal collection (and even some of those too), until I manage to pull some more or pick some up at a show. Also, with the extra fifth slot, I am lowering the entry to $40. I'll start sign-ups now but you can wait on payment. I want to see if I can get five people first before all that happens.
1- commishbob (paid)
2- Ryan (paid)
3- hiflew (paid)
4- BA Benny
5- The Diamond King (paid)
Again, it'll be well worth the cost of entry (the 206 alone is almost that) and it'll be super fun and will be much quicker with less people. If you are interested, simply leave a comment and I'll place your name up there. First five get in!
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