This break will basically be a Best of 2012 Topps (So Far). I am planning on cracking open one hobby box each of 2012 Gypsy Queen, Archives, Heritage, and Jumbo boxes of Topps Series 1 and 2 (one of each).
I will be doing this one a little different than most, though. While the majority of the breaks nowadays have 15 slots with a randomed second team, I'll just be doing a single team for each slot. I'm doing this simply because otherwise, I'll have to charge a little to much for each spot to make it work. However, due to the price point, I won't have to sell every single team to make it work. As long as I get at least 24 teams claimed, I'll be good to go.
A few things to keep in mind about the breakdown:
-If enough teams are purchased for me to get all five boxes, the hit total will reach 13 hits, which will end up being half of the teams.
-However, if your team does not get a hit out of these boxes, I will throw in an auto or relic card of your team from my own collection. Each team is GUARANTEED a hit!
-In addition to the promised hit, each box of 2012 Topps jumbo contains a complete base set, which means that each team is guaranteed to get a complete team set from 2012 Topps.
-Of the 13 hits, almost half (2 from Gypsy Queen, 2 from Archives, and 1 each from Topps Series 1 and 2) are guaranteed to be autographs.
-Golden Giveaway cards will be randomed among all teams.
-Any card with players from multiple teams will be randomed among the teams depicted on the particular card.
-Any non-baseball cards will be randomed among all teams.
-Of course, any players depicted on a team no longer around (like the Expos) will go wherever that team ended up (like the Nationals)
Each team will cost $20, and that will include all hits, inserts and base cards. Any additional teams will be $18. Payment can be made via Paypal as a gift to matt-pederson(AT)hotmail(DOT)com. Include your name and address along with the payment.
EDIT: The price has now been dropped to $15 per team.
Atlanta - Captain Canuck
Arizona - Ben Schragger
Baltimore - Zach (PAID)
Boston - Matt Perry (PAID)
Chicago Cubs - Matt Pederson (PAID)
Chicago White Sox - Brad's Blog (PAID)
Cincinnati - Superduperman99 (PAID)
Cleveland -Baseball Dad (PAID)
Detroit - Shawn Welker (PAID)
Kansas City - Mr. Kelsey
Los Angeles Dodgers -dodgers88 (PAID)
Los Angeles Angels -
Miami - WickedOrtega (PAID)
New York Mets - BA Benny (PAID)
New York Yankees -BA Benny (PAID)
Philadelphia -Dan (PAID)
Pittsburgh - NY Hitman (PAID)
San Diego -
San Fransisco -
St. Louis - IkesCards (PAID)
Texas -FISHLEGBOOTS (PAID)
Toronto - Martin Seaboyer (PAID)
Washington -FISHLEGBOOTS (PAID)
As an added bonus to all participants, anyone who claims a team and advertises the break on their blog will be entered in a drawing for a Reggie Jackson bat card from 2011 Panini Century sn 114/250. Hopefully getting the word out will help me fill up spots and make this break happen. If you advertise the break, please leave me a message on this post so I can count it.
If all 30 teams are taken, I will purchase an ADDITIONAL hobby box of 2012 Gypsy Queen, upping the total hits to 17 (incl. 8 autos), so let's get this thing filled.
I am trying to get this filled by Sunday night, so that I can get the boxes ordered, busted and posted by the middle of next week, so claim your team, and good luck to everyone!