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Nachos Grande Group Break II: The Sign Ups! (Updated - Lots of Teams Still Available)

As promised, it's time for my second Group Break - and this one promises to better than the last!

Here's the deal:

$20.00 for 1  team
$15.00 for a second team and every team after that.

PayPal, Post Office money orders, (or cash at your own risk in the mail) accepted.
PayPal can be sent to fanofreds (dot) auctions (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your payment includes shipping in padded mailers and/or boxes (as necessary).

This particular group break promises lots of interesting stuff - and plenty of cards for everyone!  Here's what I'll be busting - FIVE different boxes!  There will be approximately 1,272 cards busted and distributed to Group Break participants!  The boxes promise a bunch of hits, plus plenty of other inserts, short prints, and other goodies.  In other words, there will be something for everyone.

Box 1:
1997 Collector's Choice
Series 1

I had a lot of fun busting the 1998 and 1999 Collector's Choice boxes for the first group break so I thought I'd try the 1997 box for this one.  By busting a box of Collector's Choice, there's automatic insurance that all the teams will get plenty of cards, including inserts and other interesting cards!  The box has 36 packs with 12 cards per pack...and there's stickers in the box too!

Box 2:
Topps Stadium Club
Series 1

The Stadium Club box looked so interesting that I had to pick it up for the group break.  Check out that fist full of bling - and the box promises "Topps Super Color".  You can't beat Super Color, it's like regular color only Super-y-er.  There is also ring leader phone cards inserted - back when phone cards were actually popular things.  I'm doubting they'll work now but hey, you can try.  There are 24 packs in the box with 14 cards per pack.

Box 3:
2004 UD Vintage

Of course, no group break is complete without at least one box that promises "hits."  In fact, this is the first of three boxes with promised hits.  The 2004 UD Vintage set is a really nice set - and each box promises a jersey hit per box along with two 3-D Slugger cards per box.  I have no idea what the 3-D Slugger cards are but they sound intriguing.  I can't wait to see 'em!  The UD Vintage box has 24 packs with 8 cards per pack.

Box 4:
2003 Upper Deck Honor Roll

The '03 UD Honor Roll is a set that I had never heard of before purchasing boxes for my next break.  However, the box promises one hit per box, plus one sequentially-numbered rookie card per box.  The UD Honor Roll box has 24 packs with 5 cards per pack.

And finally:

Box 5:
2005 Upper Deck All-Star Classics

Another set that I've never heard of before now - this particular box promises two memorabilia cards per box on average.  There are also a slew of possible parallels and some other inserts that fall at least one per box.  This box contains 24 packs with 8 cards per pack.

So there it is, my second group break - all ready to go!  All that I need is to fill the thing up.  Here's the deal, you may claim any number of teams (remember $20.00 for the first team, $15.00 for each team after that).  If sending payment via PayPal, please pay in one payment to reduce the fees that PayPal steals takes from each payment.

The teams:

Note:  A few people have already "claimed" teams from previous posts and/or emails.  If you are one of those but no longer wish to participate, please let me know so I can re-open that team.

The Teams:

"The Expansionists"  (Arizona Diamondbacks, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays, and Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos)  - Carl Crawford Cards (Paid)
Atlanta Braves - Flywheels (Paid)
Baltimore Orioles - Ryan (Paid)
Boston Red Sox - Card Splitter (Paid)
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs
Cinncinnati Reds  - Nachos Grande (Paid)
Cleveland Indians  - Baseball Dad (Paid)
Detroit Tigers - RoofGod (Paid)
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers - Night Owl (Paid)
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
New York Mets - BA Benny (Paid)
New York Yankees - LongLiveTheWho (Paid)
Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies - Dan (Paid)
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners - RGBCards (Paid)
St. Louis Cardinals - Ike's Cards (Paid)
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays

Please leave a comment below claiming your team and then send payment via PayPal (fanofreds (dot) auctions (at) gmail (dot) com) or email me to get my mailing address if you are mailing payment through snail mail.


  1. I'll take the Mariners, thanks.

  2. I'm on board with the "Expansionists" if they are not already claimed.

  3. We'll take the Cardinals.

  4. Can I get the Phillies this time? Thanks.

  5. I'll take the Dodgers. I'll either do paypal or send payment with the package I'm shipping off to you on Monday.

  6. Red Sox!

    I emailed you a trade proposal the other day, and if we do it I can slip a 20 in there. Let me know.

  7. Everyone who has claimed a team so far is in - please send payment via PayPal OR let me know if you are sending it via snail mail so I can give you my address (and so I know it's on its way).

    There are LOTS of teams still available - check 'em out!

  8. I hate to do this to you, but I'm going to need to back out. With a grand total of 10 or so Tigers cards in the last two boxes, I just can't justify the $20. I wouldn't be surprised if RoofGod or sewingmachineguy decide to jump in, however.

    Good luck with the break!

  9. Payment sent, Thanks for holding Mets for me. These boxes look interesting and I am looking forward to them as I didn't bust a lot of them so I should see some cool new cards. Thanks for hosting the breaks.

  10. BABenny & LongLiveTheWho - you are both in - thanks!

  11. I'll Take the Orioles...

  12. Orioles are yours Ryan!

  13. I'll take the Braves again. Payment being sent in a few minutes!

  14. Can I still get in? I'll tkae the Tigers if I can. Let me know and I will send payment.

  15. RoofGod: Yeah, I'll let you in. Payment information is in the write-up.


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