In discussing a trade with Steve of White Sox Cards, I came up with the as-yet-to-be-determined-if-it-is-brilliant-or-stupid idea of having a group break of a case of a product that would help many of us finish sets, or at least get most of the way there without breaking the bank.
Well, here is my idea. We pool our money to buy a case of 2009 Topps Heritage. A 12-box case is $864at Blowoutcards.com. Each box has 24 packs of 8 cards, plus a box-topper, including one relic or auto per box. The totals would be 2304 cards, 12 box-toppers, and 12 auto-relics.
Let's say we get 24 people to do this. That is shipping for $24, and I'll conservatively estimate that at $2 per. So another $48 brings the total to $912, or just under $38 per person. This would give everyone 96 cards plus an auto, relic or box-topper. The premium cards (auto-relic-boxtopper) would be randomly assigned to each participant, and hopefully we could accommodate most of the card requests for each participant with regard to base cards. The SP's, well, we will have to figure something out for that, such as a random order in which the first pulled goes to the first in the random order, etc. As for any variations that may be pulled, we could random those off, too.
What do you think? Could this work? If you would be interested, leave a comment here. If we can get enough people to commit to it, then we'll go ahead with the finances. I'll host it here.
Hey, I'm excited about this. I hope y'all are, too.