I had an AWESOME time with my baseball group break last month, and I want to do another, but this time, I want to do something a little different.
At my heart, I am a hockey fan above all else, and although I know there are plenty of hockey fans out there, I have never seen a hockey group break done by any of my fellow bloggers. I intend on breaking the ice, so to speak.
Here's what I'm thinking.
One of my favorite products over the past few years, since I have returned to the collecting world, has been 2010-2011 Panini Luxury Suite. The cards look good, the photographs are excellent, and it is LOADED with autographs and relics. Each box contains EIGHT hits, and I can get them for a really good price.
I have two options for the breakdown, depending on how many sign ups I can get, based on a $35 buy in.
Option 1: If I can get 7 participants, I would be able to purchase two boxes, which would total SIXTEEN hits. At seven participants, that would mean each breaker would get FOUR teams. Of course, that would leave two teams left over. In this case, I would leave out some of the teams with a lower presence (like Minnesota, Florida, etc.) and random off those hits, or combine them with another "lesser team" for a two team slot, if that makes sense.
Option 2: If I can get 10 participants, I would be able to purchase three boxes, which would total TWENTY-FOUR hits. Doing the math, that would give each breaker three teams. Granted, it would be less teams per person, but at ten participants, most of the high-dollar teams would be claimed at that point anyway.
For the remaining teams, in either option, I will list the remaining teams alphabetically by city. Then, I will use
random.org to randomize the names of the participants and use that
order to assign the teams down the list. For example, after
randomization, the person's name who comes up first would get Anaheim,
second gets Atlanta, etc. as long as those teams were not picked
OR, if $35 seems like too steep of a buy-in for you, let me know, and maybe I'll have to do a different product at a lower buy in, but I REALLY want to do Luxury Suite
Either way, I want to do another group break, and I want it to be HOCKEY!!!
Anyway, if you are unfamiliar with Luxury Suite, here's a look at the product:
Once you're all done drooling, let me know what you think!
Also, if anyone wants to pre-claim a team already, before the "officiall" group break announcement, go ahead! Just keep in mind, this will commit you to the break. Do NOT send any payments in until I make the official announcement.