I know I say each month that this month's group break might be the best ever - but seriously, this one really could be the best one yet! For Break #5 in 2012, we are busting SEVEN (yes, you read that correctly, SEVEN) boxes of cards. The total cost for TWO teams (one of your choice, one random is $30.00 - price includes shipping to the US - international buyers may also join but might need to pay a bit more for shipping!). I need to sell all 15 slots (really only 14 slots as I'll take the Reds as usual).
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2002 Playoff Piece of the Game:
The Piece of the Game box contains only six packs - but each pack contains one memorabilia card plus 4 base cards. According to the box, all cards are 72-point premium quality so even the base cards should be nice! The base set is made up of 50 commons and 50 sequentially numbered rookie cards. There are also tons of memorabilia cards (and corresponding parallels). On average, we should get two numbered memorabilia cards per box - and some of the relics feature patches, names, numbers, and more (again reading that off the side of the box). I'm looking forward to this box because while it is a bit hit or miss, it makes group breaks fun when there's always that chance of something really cool!
1999 Fleer Brilliants
I thought I finally had a handle on most of Fleer's offerings from the mid-to-late 90s, but then I saw a box of Fleer Brilliants for sale. I have no idea what the cards look like - but I do know this is a hobby exclusive set. Each box contains 24 packs. The base set is 175 cards in size - 125 veterans and 50 rookies (seeded 1:2 packs so we ought to land 12 rookies in the box). There are also three serially numbered parallel sets plus 3 limited edition insert sets - including Pulsars which are seeded 1:400 packs! Maybe we'll get super lucky and land one of those, that'd be cool!
2003 Fleer Authentix:
Another box of Fleer - I've had pretty good luck with Fleer boxes in previous breaks, what can I say? This box features 24 packs - and with memorabilia cards seeded 1:8 packs, we ought to land 3 more hits in this box. There are relics and autographs seeded throughout the set (though the autos are much tougher to find in this set). There are also Ticket Stub box toppers - though I don't know for sure if every box has one. And, of course, because it is a Fleer set, there are plenty of parallels (all serially numbered) and insert sets!
2002 Donruss Elite:
The Donruss Elite box (also Hobby exclusive) features 20 packs with 5 cards per pack. There are Throwback Threads (single and double-swatch jerseys - some autographed), Back 2 Back Jacks (relics with single and double-swatch bat cards), and a Baseball's Elite Set with some autographs. There are also die-cut parallels and serially numbered parallels of the base set and a few assorted insert sets. Like the Fleer sets of the late 90s, the early 00s Donruss sets featured lots of cool stuff. I don't see any stated odds for how many relics/autos to expect but hopefully we get one or two!
1999 Fleer Molten Metal:
You know how I said I thought I knew all about late 90s Fleer? Well, this break proved me wrong not once, but twice! The '99 Molten Metal box features 24 packs of cards (6 cards per pack). Like most of the other boxes in the break, it too is a hobby exclusive. There are three different card types in the set - 24-pt 100% etched foil cards, real metal cards, and lazer (Fleer's spelling) die-cut cards! I think the box ought to be a lot of fun to bust - and even more so when you considered there are 5 "distinct collecting levels" - which basically means there are a bunch of serially numbered parallel sets!
2000 Pacific Aurora:
Another hobby box - this one features an unspecified number of cards/packs but based on the weight of the box I'm thinking 24 or 36 packs with 5-8 cards per pack. It's a pretty heavy box - though not quite as heavy as the Molten Metal box! The Aurora set features plenty of inserts and parallels along with cool inserts like Dugout View Net-Fusion cards (seeded 1:37 packs) and Pennant Fever Autographs - signed by Tony Gwynn! If there was ever a time to take a chance on the Padres, this is it!!
And finally, one more box to make seven total!
2002 Fleer Box Score:
The Fleer Box Score Box is another hobby exclusive and features 18 packs (7 cards per pack) plus a supplemental box. According to the outside of the hobby box, the supplemental boxes all appear to have 40 serially numbered cards in them (?!) plus a memorabilia card. The overall memorabilia odds are 1:6 packs which means we ought to get 2 or 3 hits in the box to go along with a huge amount of serially numbered goodness!
I hope that's enough to pique your interest! Seven boxes, plenty of hits, plenty of cards, plenty of inserts, and plenty of parallels - should be a LOT for everyone! Let's fill the break up quickly, $30.00 per slot - each slot gets you two teams (one of your choice, one random). Check out the top of the post for all payment details.
The available teams:
Slots remaining: 0 (as of 9:10 PM on 4/26/12)
Arizona Diamondbacks -
Atlanta Braves - Jaybarkerfan (payment this weekend)
Baltimore Orioles - Pop Startled (payment pending)
Boston Red Sox - Jon (payment pending)
Chicago White Sox - Brad (PAID)
Chicago Cubs - Tunguska (payment pending)
Cincinnati Reds - Nachos Grande (PAID)
Cleveland Indians - Baseball Dad (PAID)
Colorado Rockies -
Detroit Tigers -
Florida Marlins -
Houston Astros -
Kansas City Royals - Tim (PAID)
Los Angeles Angels -
Los Angeles Dodgers - Stealing Home (PAID)
Milwaukee Brewers -
Minnesota Twins -
New York Mets -
New York Yankees - roddster (PAID)
Oakland Athletics -
Philadelphia Phillies - Brad (PAID)
Pittsburgh Pirates -
San Diego Padres -
San Francisco Giants - arpsmith (payment pending)
Seattle Mariners - Nachos Grande (PAID)
St. Louis Cardinals - Ike's Cards (PAID)
Tampa Bay Rays -
Texas Rangers - apba66and0 (PAID)
Toronto Blue Jays -
Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos -