Word from DA Cardworld is that SP Authentic has been delayed a 2nd time. That is the bad news. The good news is that this time it was only delayed 2 days. So barring a trifecta of delays, SP Authentic should be shipping out on Friday. I will keep you all updated on when the boxes should be here once I get the info.
In the mean time, for those of you involved don't forget to check out the February Box Buster's List for the 1 box of 2008 National Treasures. To make sure you keep your reserved spot in the monthly breaks make sure your payments is in before February 1st.
For those of you who might be looking for some other box breakers, we have two loyal readers of SCU that run their own blogs and are doing two interesting breaks you might be interested in participating in.
1. I am Joe Collector (busting 4 boxes of Topps Mayo)
2. HoustonCardCollector (bustin 200 packs of mostly retail, but there may be a bonus....read below)
For $9 you can get a random team that would get you all the cards of that team from 200 packs of retail (with less than a handful of hobby packs), but the real deal with this is that the purchase is getting him an entry into a SuperBowl Board over at Blowout Cards. He will have one entry which randomly assigns him a numbers for the Steelers and Cardinals, and if he matches the last number of each of their scores at the end of the different quarters he could win some big prizes that would be busted for all those participating....for instance say he gets assigned Steelers 7 and Cardinals 0....if the score at the end of the 1st quarter is Steelers 7 Cardinals 0 (or 7-10 or 17-10, etc.) then he wins the prize for the 1st quarter...and so on and so forth. The killer is this, check out the prizes
1st quarter- 08 Leaf Limited Box, 08 Leaf R&S Box, 08 Gridiron Gear Box, 08 Sports Legends Box, 06 & 07 Playoffs NFL Set
Halftime- Case of 2006 National Treasures (4 boxes)
3rd quarter- Case of 2007 Upper Deck Hobby (12 boxes)
Final Score- $3000 shopping spree to Blowout
Obviously the break could end up being a ridiculous steal (and I am guessing that if he won the prizes there may be a courtesy payment to cover shipping required, but I didn't see that addressed) as there is always the possibility of running the board. (Also if the spots don't fill up on Blowout he could be randomly assigned extra slots increasing the chances for prizes)...
Just thought you all might be interested in checking out some of the other breaks going down around the blogosphere. I will keep you updated on the SP Authentic as I find out more information.