Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2010 Donruss EEE baseball group break update

Quick update:

BlowoutCards quoted me a price of $360 for 6 boxes of 2010 Donruss EEE baseball, which I'm pretty happy with and have now ordered so we can get this thing going.

UPDATE, 6 pm Wednesday:  the boxes have already shipped (follow along live!) and are scheduled to arrive on Friday.  How crazy is that?  In any event, the sooner we get the last slots filled up (currently 6) the sooner we can start.  People should also let me know if possible if this weekend would work for them for a live viewing for the break as well as the team draft.  I'd like to have that scheduled soon so those that can't be around can send in a short ordered list of teams they prefer.  So get picking, get paying and get scheduling and this thing will be on!

Here's my thoughts on this break right now:
  • 10 total slots (including myself), each of which gets three teams
  • Slots will be $38 delivered for all the base, inserts and hits from any teams in your slot
  • Each slot guarantees you one team of your choice, first come first served (keeping in mind I've got dibs on the Tigers).  I will then randomize everyone's name and there will be a snaking draft for the remaining teams.  If interest wanes in either round, the remaining teams would be randomized off
  • I will allow trading of teams prior to the break.  Afterwards I will allow trading of teams and/or cards provided people communicate those to me coherently
  • Hopefully everyone will get at least three hits, possibly even four, depending on team breakdown.  As stated, dual player cards will be randomized to one slot or the other unless one person owns both teams represented
  • I'll want payment (via Paypal) from everyone before we get started, with the payment deadline for a slot being one hour before the scheduled break, at which point that slot will reopen briefly.  I'll take any unclaimed teams
  • After the break I promise to get things shipped as quickly as possible.  It'll likely be nine packages to mail, but that shouldn't be a problem for me
  • As promised I do want to do my best to do this live with video.  I don't have a shipping estimate yet but I'm guessing I'll get these early next week, so start letting me know when you'd be available to watch if you want to be involved.  I'm looking at sometime in the evening (I'm EST) next week right now.  If it's the weekend, most of Saturday is out.  But if we can come to a consensus on a couple times, that would be great, especially since I'd like as many of you to be around (including for the potential team draft) as possible
  • Fair?
Since I'm giving this break the full go-ahead, feel free to claim your first team (only one per slot, please) now and I'll send Paypal payment info.  If you haven't dealt with me before (or have, but don't trust me money-wise yet), please let me know and I'll provide references (eBay, SCF, iTrader, etc.).

I'm trying to reach out to others but that gets us halfway there already.  If we can't completely fill up the break I'll just take whatever teams remain, though feel free to let people you think would be interested know about this break since it is, in fact, going down.  LET'S DO THIS!


Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves -- Derek (paid)
Baltimore Orioles -- Beardy (paid)
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs -- Darkship (unpaid)
Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies
Detroit Tigers -- Me (paid)
Florida Marlins
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
New York Mets -- BA Benny (unpaid)
New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals
Pamela Anderson -- Mojo (paid)


  1. Awesome! Thanks for setting this all up, looking forward to it. I am pretty flexible as far as times go to watch, so no worries from me on that piece.

  2. Yeah, def in for the O's. Please pull me a Machado auto!

  3. Payment sent. Don't really care what time. As of 6pm tomorrow, I am a free man till monday.