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> Vintage Baseball Pack Busters Group, Break is complete.

post Apr 26 2011, 02:24 PM
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Hey guys...I know TCC is not exactly a hot bed for BB card collectors and even less so for Vintage BB card collectors, but a guy's gotta start somewhere!

Fot the past 3 years I have been interested in starting a group break that would specialize in ripping vintage packs of Baseball cards. Remember there was a time when there were no "hits" to chase? I know I'm one to talk but I'd like to get back to those times where we can collect for the player as well as cater to the "graders" out there that are uber-concious as to the investment or collectible potential of high grade vintage cards which is what you would be after in busting vintage wax.

So what's the format? As soon as payments are received we randomize the slot order using random.org. Say we have 12 slots purchased... we randomize the list of participants, and once randomized if you end up with slot #4, you will receive the 4th card pulled. We then randomize the slot order again and we do this as many times as we need to cover the amount of cards we expect to pull. Once all that is established we then randomize the order in which we open the products (although if any one product is particularly cheaper than the others that product will be placed last). That way if we don't have the same number of slots as cards, if anyone is shorted a card it will be from the least expensive product. Also, if any inserts are included in the packs those will be the last "cards" given out so once the final pack is opened we then go back and the 1st insert pulled would go to the next slot in line, and so on.

I know this may sound confusing but once we get into it I'm sure you will see how this is the most fair way to do it as well as a way to ensure that everyone gets something (although it's possible you may get a card less than others based on the random order of the final round.

All this will be established prior to opening any packs so everyone will know exactly which card they get. All pack openings will be on video and I will say the name of the person who will be getting the next card pulled as we slowly slide the cards off the top so everyone knows who gets what.

Cards would be well protected with the understanding that condition would be of primary importance!

So, that's the long read...next question is who would be interested in joining us?

Cost: $80 per slot
Payment Deadline: May 31st

Proposed Product List;

1966 Topps Cello (Series 4) GAI 8.5
1968 Topps Wax (Series 1) PSA 7
1972 OPC Wax (2 packs) Series 1
1975 Topps Mini Wax

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Here are some of the possibilities from those series;

1975: George Brett RC, Robin Yount RC, etc..

1972: Carlton Fisk RC, Willie Mays, Killebrew, Yastrzemski, Joe Morgan, Bob Gibson, Frank Robinson, League Leader cards.

1968: Mays, Seaver, Carew, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Matthews, Gibson, G. Perry, L. Pinella RC, League Leader cards.

1966: Clemente, Sutton RC, F. Robinson, B. Gibson.

Interested people;

1. Crpalmi --------------------- PAID
2. Miconelegacy --------------- PAID
3. Miconelegacy --------------- PAID
4. tmgrnzx9r ------------------- PAID
5. TTyler516 ------------------ PAID
6. Captkirk42 ----------------- PAID
7. Axe725 --------------------- PAID
8. FrankieFBCards ------------ PAID
9. Crpalmi --------------------- PAID
10. NLR4434 ------------------ PAID
11. NLR4434 ------------------ PAID
12. Miconelegacy -------------- PAID

Here is the slot order randomized by rounds;

Final slot order;



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crpalmi   Vintage Baseball Pack Busters Group   Apr 26 2011, 02:24 PM
road_runner_1964   Good Luck   Apr 26 2011, 02:27 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Chris This sounds great. Id be interested in a spo...   Apr 26 2011, 02:46 PM
crpalmi   Thanks Eric, I'll add you in as well as Tim a...   Apr 26 2011, 02:51 PM
crpalmi   Here are a few links to vintage breaks to whet the...   Apr 26 2011, 02:49 PM
TTYLER516   Definitely in but I definitely would want the guar...   Apr 26 2011, 05:11 PM
finestkind   I wish I had an extra $80.00. :( I don...   Apr 26 2011, 08:37 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Chris I agree with Tim with have a guaranteed card...   Apr 27 2011, 11:28 AM
captkirk42   This sounds good. Count me in. Budget could be tig...   Apr 29 2011, 10:59 AM
Axe725   Count me in...Thanks   Apr 30 2011, 12:28 PM
crpalmi   Thanks guys...let's get just a couple more and...   Apr 30 2011, 12:56 PM
frankieFBcards   PUT ME IN !!! QUESTIONS ...   Apr 30 2011, 04:56 PM
crpalmi   Great, I'll count you in! I would send th...   May 1 2011, 11:22 AM
19th Century Indiana Jones   I'm in. When do we break cigarette packs from ...   May 1 2011, 12:45 PM
nlr4434   Chris, Ill take a slot and 19th brings up an inter...   May 1 2011, 02:11 PM
crpalmi   More than one slot is certainly welcome as we...   May 1 2011, 07:01 PM
nlr4434   Appreciate it and I would take two slot's Chri...   May 1 2011, 07:02 PM
crpalmi   Would folks be ok with cello packs? You usually ge...   May 3 2011, 10:01 AM
tmgrnzx9r   Chris The card order idea and setting any inserts ...   May 3 2011, 10:31 AM
captkirk42   Like the idea of not including the inserts as part...   May 3 2011, 12:53 PM
TTYLER516   I would prefer to stay away from opc if possible   May 4 2011, 04:53 AM
captkirk42   OH Cello packs would be OK with me. I guess it wil...   May 4 2011, 10:08 AM
crpalmi   Ok folks...did some checking around and this is wh...   May 8 2011, 07:24 PM
nlr4434   Works for me and Chris if we need to I can take a ...   May 8 2011, 07:56 PM
crpalmi   Sounds good...I'll wait for more opinions but...   May 8 2011, 08:21 PM
crpalmi   I sent out emails and PM's to those involved i...   May 22 2011, 10:39 AM
Axe725   Chris Need your address and will send out payment....   May 23 2011, 03:23 PM
crpalmi   PM sent.   May 24 2011, 11:31 AM
captkirk42   Chris, My payment is going in the mail Wednesday ...   May 25 2011, 02:46 AM
Axe725   Payment mailed Today   May 26 2011, 11:03 AM
frankieFBcards   heres my proof of payment sent :) 05/...   May 27 2011, 11:26 AM
TTYLER516   payment has been sent for my spot   May 31 2011, 07:35 PM
crpalmi   Products were all purchased today so I should have...   Jun 1 2011, 03:38 PM
captkirk42   Cool. Me likey that. :thumbsup:   Jun 1 2011, 04:19 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Chris Are we still looking at this break happening...   Jun 8 2011, 03:37 PM
crpalmi   Unfortunately it's not looking good. I just g...   Jun 9 2011, 09:29 AM
tmgrnzx9r   Thanks for the update!!   Jun 9 2011, 07:04 PM
crpalmi   Sorry...should have said 75T Mini pack!   Jun 9 2011, 10:47 PM
captkirk42   OH Cool.   Jun 9 2011, 11:04 PM
crpalmi   Quick update. I got the tracking info on the 66T p...   Jun 10 2011, 09:48 PM
crpalmi   Ok folks, I still haven't heard from Indy so I...   Jun 13 2011, 11:19 AM
tmgrnzx9r   Chris Is this break happening tonight or tomorrow?...   Jun 16 2011, 12:20 PM
nlr4434   I hope tonight   Jun 16 2011, 07:08 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Tonight????   Jun 17 2011, 02:17 PM
nlr4434   Tonight tonight :)   Jun 17 2011, 03:03 PM
crpalmi   Sorry about that...I meant to update but have been...   Jun 17 2011, 03:46 PM
nlr4434   Thats what she said   Jun 17 2011, 03:52 PM
crpalmi   Ok guys...ready to roll on this one. Different for...   Jun 17 2011, 08:03 PM
crpalmi   First up...1966 Topps Cello (GAI 8.5); http://ww...   Jun 17 2011, 08:05 PM
crpalmi   Next up is our 1968 Topps Wax Pack (PSA 7); http...   Jun 17 2011, 08:11 PM
crpalmi   Next up is our first of two raw 1972 OPC Baseball ...   Jun 17 2011, 08:15 PM
crpalmi   Next up is our other pack of 1972 OPC Wax; http:...   Jun 17 2011, 08:20 PM
crpalmi   Sorry...got booted out somehow. Up in just a minut...   Jun 17 2011, 08:32 PM
crpalmi   So next up was our 1975 Topps Mini pack but as you...   Jun 17 2011, 08:35 PM
crpalmi   Last pack of the break, our 1975 Topps Wax; http...   Jun 17 2011, 08:36 PM
crpalmi   That's it folks...we had to start somewhere. T...   Jun 17 2011, 08:39 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Chris Thanks for hosting the break. Pretty rough b...   Jun 17 2011, 08:46 PM
bajmurray   Chris: If you don't mind my asking, how were ...   Jun 17 2011, 09:08 PM
crpalmi   The cards were all roughly Ex condition with roug...   Jun 17 2011, 09:35 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Was that pack from ebay if you dont mind me ask...   Jun 18 2011, 08:02 AM
crpalmi   The mini was, the full size was from BBCExchange ...   Jun 18 2011, 09:08 AM
frankieFBcards   THIS BREAK WAS GOOD ,DIFFERENT !...   Jun 21 2011, 05:42 PM
crpalmi   I'd love to see it...good luck!   Jun 21 2011, 07:50 PM
captkirk42   cool. We got some pretty nice cards there. Congrat...   Jun 17 2011, 09:08 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Chris Any ideas of packs for the next break??????...   Jun 21 2011, 09:17 PM
crpalmi   Not yet but I'm keeping my eye out for stuff....   Jun 22 2011, 12:35 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Sounds good Chris!!! I will look an...   Jun 22 2011, 01:53 PM
crpalmi   For anyone interested, I am starting a new thread ...   Jun 26 2011, 09:01 PM
nlr4434   Chris Whens the next one :D   Jul 7 2011, 12:17 PM
crpalmi   Hoping to do this one again late August to keep i...   Jul 11 2011, 01:56 PM
nlr4434   SWEEET :)   Jul 11 2011, 01:59 PM
frankieFBcards   GRADES ARE IN FROM VINTAGE PACKBUSTERS ...   Jul 13 2011, 11:20 AM
tmgrnzx9r   Very nice grade on the 68 card!!! PM...   Jul 13 2011, 02:53 PM
tmgrnzx9r   Had to bump it up Chris. Any luck on any produc...   Aug 22 2011, 10:09 PM
crpalmi   New thread posted!   Aug 26 2011, 10:32 AM

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