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So I joined one of those ‘Group Break’ things…

I don't want these...

I don't want these...

….and this was what I got. The group break, which was hosted by Youtube’s “thepackripper,” was for 10 tins of 2007 UD Sweet Spot Classic and a box of Topps Sterling. For those unaware of the group break concept, basically a person pays a fixed amount of money for a “spot” in the break (they can buy multiple spots if they choose). Each team in the league of the product’s sport is represented by these “spots.” When all spots have been filled to cover all of the teams, a random drawing is held to assign a team (or teams) to each person who bought in. The person would then receive any autographs, game-used, numbered cards (basically anything but base – except in higher end products) that were pulled of their team.

Anyway, I ended up with the Red Sox, which turned out to be a pretty good draw. I ended up receiving the following cards:
1. Luis Tiant base card (052/575)
2. Luis Aparicio Classic Memorabilia jersey
3. Jim Rice Signatures Red Stitch Black Ink (016/175)
4. Dwight Evans Signatures Barrel Blue Ink (48/75)

Unfortunately, I can’t stand the Sox so these cards have to go. If anyone wants to take the lot as a whole, let me know. Thanks for reading!

EDIT: THESE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!!

-John

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10/27 Mailday: Munson 2nd year and more

For the first time in ages, I made a trade with a good friend of mine from The Bench, a moderator, Pat, who goes by the handle “pltcards.” Pat has been my most frequent trading partner over the past 4 years or so. Every trade with him has been a pleasure and has also had some very nice cards being exchanged. This time, I traded a football lot which included a Matt Ryan autographed Rookie Premiere Materials from Absolute Memorabilia, an Eddie Royal RPM prime, and a whole bunch of other Steelers and Giants cards. In return, I picked up this:
A 1971 Topps Thurman Munson. Ok, so the condition’s a bit rough and the centering sucks, it’s still pretty cool to me! As a Yankee fan, this one’s going into the PC for sure! The second card, however, will not be headed there and will be available for trade:
For those interested, it is a 2006 UD Sweet Spot Update Bat Barrel Black Ink #123 (RC), numbered to 35 on the front. It’s a great card, but I think it’d be more appreciated elsewhere so if you’re interested, leave a comment here or shoot an email to jhollod@hotmail.com. Thanks for reading and thanks again to Pat for the trade. Boom…..outta here (will they clinch tonight?)

-John