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Monday, June 2, 2014

Hockey Group Break Sign-Ups

Hey everybody. It's been a LONG time (over a year and a half) I did my last group break, and I'm really wanting to do another. While past breaks had included older products in order to keep the cost down, I found some amazing deals on CURRENT releases, which is pretty great.

Here are the three boxes I will be busting this time around:

2013-14 Rookie Anthology
This product contains a guaranteed four hits. Of those, one will be a Rookie Treasures card, which features an autograph and two pieces of memorabilia. There will also be at least one additional autograph, as well. The box contains 10 packs of 5 cards, so we'll be getting a few base cars from here as well. The big draw with Rookie Anthology is that while it is a stand-alone base set, the hits (with the exception of Rookie Treasures) are all continuations of previous releases. It comes into play especially with early-season releases that came out too early to include some of this year's top rookies, like Mathan MacKinnon, Seth Jones, and Tomas Hertl.


2013-14 ITG Enforcers II
This is a one-pack product from In the Game that features SEVEN hits. The product focuses on the game's toughest players from throughout its history. Each box/pack contains four autographed cards, three memorabilia cards, and five base cards. Some of the memorabilia cards could be Instigator cards, Combatants cards, or Tough Franchise quadruple memorabilia cards.


2013-14 Totally Certified
This is a four-pack box of hockey cards, with a guarantee of one autograph or memorabilia card and one rookie card in each pack. There are also plenty of parallels, with reds, blues, golds and greens serial-numbered to 25, 10, 5 and 1. While they don't officially guarantee this, every box I have seen opened has had at least one autographed jersey rookie card.


That makes it a grand total of THIRTEEN guaranteed hits to come from these three boxes.

I hope some of that interests you.

Here are some of the stipulations:

-There will be 10 slots for this break. Each slot will cost $20, and will include the team you pick, as well as a second and third randomized team. Judging by my past breaks, it has been much easier for me to fill 10 slots than 15, so I'm trimming down the number of participants, while increasing the amount of teams one slot will buy you.
-For the un-picked teams, I will disperse them this way. First, 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 the first ten. For the second ten, they will be assigned with the list of participants in reverse order of the randomization. For example, after randomization, the person's name who comes up first would get Anaheim, second gets Boston, etc. as long as those teams were not picked originally.
-Now, all three of these products focus primarily on the hits, so there will be a relatively few base cards to pad the envelopes. However, to make up for that, I will guarantee a hit for EVERY slot that is purchased. If a participant does not get an autographed or memorabilia card from any of these three boxes, I will throw one in from my own collection, so that everybody will be going away with something.
-Enforcers II is an unlicensed product, so with each card, it will go to the team whose jersey is being worn by the player in the photograph on the front of the card. I believe in the case of the memorabilia cards, ITG does identify on the back of the card which team the jersey was taken from, so of course, it would go to that team. If for whatever reason, the picture on the front doesn't match the team identified by the jersey swatch on the back, it will go to the team that the swatch itself comes from.
-Any card with a player from a team that has since moved, will go to wherever that team moved to. For example, Quebec Nordiques will go to the Colorado Avalanche, Atlanta Flames will go to the Calgary Flames, K.C. Scouts will go to the New Jersey Devils, etc. In the case of the Winnipeg Jets, any cards of the original Jets will go to the Phoenix Coyotes, since that is where the franchise moved to, and any cards of the Atlanta Thrashers and the current Jets will go to the Winnipeg Jets slot.
-Any cards featuring players from multiple teams will be randomed off using random.org. Any hits will be done on video immediately after the box is opened, by listing the applicable teams and randomizing the list 3 times.
-I hope that all made sense.

Payment
Make your payment of $20 to matt-pederson@hotmail.com. I need payments immediately, as the sale prices of these boxes are limited to a certain quantity, so I need to order them quick.

Claim your team by responding to this post, and let me know if you have any questions.

::ENTRIES::
1. Matt Pederson - Pittsburgh Penguins (PAID)
2. Buckstorecards - Boston Bruins (PAID)
3. Play at the Plate - Dallas Stars (PAID)
4. Dave H - Colorado Avalanche (PAID)
5. Commishbob - New York Rangers (PAID)
6. JediJeff - Chicago Blackhawks (PAID)
7. Joel Hatcher - Calgary Flames(PAID)
8. Justin G. - Tampa Bay Lightning(PAID)
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14 comments:

  1. Ottawa isn't too strong in terms of hits this year, so I'll grab Boston. Paypal should already have arrived.

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  2. Put me down for the Stars....I'll pay in a couple of hours when I get home.

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  3. Colorado Please! I will send payment tonight.

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  4. Let's Go Rangers!.... sorry... I'll pay today.

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  5. Lemme get my Blackhawks while it's available.

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    1. Through Paypal. My Paypal account address is matt-pederson@hotmail.com. Be sure also to include your address along with the payment so that I know where to send the cards to.

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    2. I would like the flames please

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    1. The payment hasn't shown up in my Paypal yet. Double check that it was sent to matt-pederson@hotmail.com.

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  8. Put me down for the Lightning. I'll send payment over this afternoon.

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