Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Feature: Monthly Football Box Busters Club

After doing breaks here for about 3 months I have noticed that we have a solid base of people who like to participate in group breaks. With this in mind and also knowing that many of you like to keep the "risk" or "investment" to a minimal cost I thought it would be fun to do a monthly football box busters club rather than random breaks throughout the month. Here are the details:

(1) By the first of each month you would send in your money for your slot (those who participated the month before can continue their spots as long as they pay, those who are unable to pay due to things like loss of job, emergencies, etc. would give up their spot and it would be opened up to another person---This would be filled by the 5th of each month). If payment hasn't been received by the 1st that spot will be opened and it is available on first come, first served basis.
(2) Slots would be $15
(3) Slots would get you (1) random NFL Team assigned on the 5th of each month (via
(4) Assigned teams could be traded between members up until the day before boxes are set to arrive (3 business days after the order are when they usually arrive)
(5) Box(es) would be ordered on the 5th and broken on video when they arrive (posted both on here and youtube)
(6) The break club would be focused on the Second World and so only "material cards" and "autographs" will be mailed out.
(7) Paypal Payments will be sent to:
(8) Make sure to include your "handle" and address in the comments section of the payment.

The boxes to break will usually be the same product, and the beginning "busting order" would be this:

January- (4) Boxes of 2008 SP Authentic
February- (1) Box of 2008 National Treasures

After that we may do a mix of different products from different years. (The amount spent on product will always fall close to $400 sometimes a little under sometimes a little over). You can buy as many spots as you would like and if you buy multiple spots you can do multiple team trades that month. (i.e. if I have 4 spots and I want the Vikings which I didn't get at random, I could trade all 4 teams for the Vikes if I choose. I would retain the right of reservation for the 4 slots for the next months break.)

I figure this is a good low cost/community type of activity that could be fun and allow us to see some sweet cards going to those we have gotten to know through these breaks. I will let Gellman do any editing or discussing of possible tweeks if needed.

1. Holy Hitter (paid)
2. vmonfredo (paid)
3. vmonfredo (paid)
4. Gellman
5. Gellman
6. Hawaiian Lion
7. Hawaiian Lion
8. I Am Joe Collector (paid)
9. I Am Joe Collector (paid)
10. Cardboard Addiction (paid)
11. Cardboard Addiction (paid)
12. Psad21 (paid)
13. Psad21 (paid)
14. Penguin101 (paid)
15. Penguin101 (paid)
16. Groat (paid)
17. Groat (paid)
18. Holy Hitter (paid)
19. arfmax (paid)
20. arfmax (paid)
21. fatcat4262 (paid)
22. fatcat4262 (paid)
23. darkship
24. darkship
25. whitesoxcat
26. whitesoxcat
27. sonic (paid)
28. sonic (paid)
29. voluntarheel (paid)
30. voluntarheel (paid)
31. mattlange (paid)
32. hupaskin (paid)


  1. Can we /request/ our base/parallels for those who collect them?

  2. This sounds like fun. Please add me for two slots.

    The teams will be re-randomized every month, right?

    Also, is there a way we can get reminder for payment, either via email or the blog?


  3. I am finally in for two. Paypal follows in a minute.

  4. HoustonCollector- Yes I am sure we could work something out on the base/insert/parallels with those who collect them. The main focus is on the 2nd world with the breaks and that was figured into the cost of the slot (figuring to break about even w/ box costs, shipping costs, paypal fees, perhaps something like after the breaks of those products with base could offer them up on a first come first serve basis for cost of shipping or something like that).

    Hawaaian Lion- Yes teams will be re-randomized every month.

  5. Sending payment for 2 spots. Thanks as always guys! Fingers crossed for High School Musical 3!

  6. I'm in for 2 spots...sending payment now. Thanks!

  7. I think the stars, rookie base and parallels should be shipped. For example if I had the falcons and a Ryan base or parallel was pulled, I would want that. If a mark bulger base was pulled and I had the rams, I could understand why no one would waste their money shipping that.

  8. I'm in for 2 spots as well, adding the regular $2 for the international shipping.

  9. Sounds like a good idea to me. Payment has been sent for two spots.

  10. stusigpi (aka I am Joe Collector)-

    If someone gets a "hit" and requests the base it could be done easily at no charge....but if "slot" were to have that done I would be at a losing end big time. Explained:

    Currently there is a possibility of 23 different participants (number could go down with multiple slot purchases) that would need cards to be shipped to them. The cost of all would follow:

    $480 received ($15 x 32 slots)
    -$31 (paypal fees $1 per slot roughly.....goes down slightly with multiple slot purchases)
    -$58.50 down to $37.50 (shipping supplies (envelopes, toploaders, ink & paper for labels) and postage---figures roughly $2.50 per shipment assuming 23 people)....obviously it could end up only being 15 people total to ship out.........)

    What I plan to do is if anyone gets a "hit" and wants their base they can request it be included. Depending on how the rest of the list shapes up I could do it for everyone no matter what (i.e. if everyone keeps getting 2 slots or more)....

    I am flexible but just want to make sure I am not losing money on it.

  11. I apologize if this comes through twice, I had a minor computer issue. I am in for 2 slots, handle: arfmax.

    I think an e-mail reminder once a month for payment would be very much appreciated.

    Payment in a few minutes.


  12. two spots for fatcat4262 please.

    paypal coming right to you