Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Random 10-Box Baseball Mixer

Mixer. Not in the sense that we'll be mixing sports or other products. Mixer in the sense that I will be purchasing 10 completely random hobby and retail baseball boxes from Blowout Cards. In fact, they will be so random, the only thing I know about them is that they'll be 90s-00s era. I won't even know which boxes I get until the break! I'm pretty excited about this and I think this could end up being one of the more fun and interesting breaks I've done in a while. Here are the pertinent deets:

Since I have absolutely no idea which boxes I'm getting, I have no way of accurately setting individual team prices. With that in mind, each team will have equal pricing--$3.50 per team per box! That price covers all cards pulled, shipping, supplies and PayPal fees.

$5 per team slot will be donated to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This is included in your $35 slot price.

This will be run as a straight-up break, much like the Turkey Red Baseball break earlier this year. This is mainly due to the nature of this particular break. Since I will not know which products I will be receiving, I have no idea how many hits to expect. That means there will be no skunk rule in effect. HOWEVER--if you come away from the break with no cards whatsoever, you will be completely refunded--I'll even kick in for the $5 donation. The Case Break Loyalty Discount will also not be in effect, nor will participating in this break count towards a discount in the next case break.

In the event that a card is pulled in which multiple teams are represented, the participant with the majority team slot ownership will receive the card. For instance, if a card features the Yankees, Dodgers and Astros and one participant owned the Dodgers and Astros slots, the card would go to that participant. However, if there is a tie in team slot ownership, the card will be awarded at random. For instance, if a card features the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros and Rangers and each team slot was owned by an individual participant, one of the four participants would be randomly selected to win that card.

In the event any cards not assigned to any baseball team are pulled, they will be randomly distributed. Those with fewer total cards will be favored in the distribution of these cards.

In the event that a card is pulled in which the team represented is now playing in another city and/or has changed names, it will be assigned to its current counterpart's slot. For instance, all Montreal Expos cards will be assigned to the Washington Nationals.

Milwaukee Brewers (1901) ► St. Louis Browns (1902-1953) ► Baltimore Orioles (1954-Pres)
Boston Somersets (1901-1902) ► Boston Americans (1903-1907) ► Boston Red Sox (1908-Pres)
Chicago White Stockings (1901-1903) ► Chicago White Sox (1904-Pres)
Cleveland Blues (1901-1904) ► Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) ► Cleveland Indians (1915-Pres)
Houston Colt .45s (1962-1964) ► Houston Astros (1965-Pres)
Los Angeles Angels (1961-1964) ► California Angels (1965-1996) ► Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) ► Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-Pres)
Washington Senators (1901-1904) ► Washington Nationals (1905-1954) ► Washington Senators (1955-1960) ► Minnesota Twins (1961-Pres)
Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) ► New York Highlanders (1903-1912) ► New York Yankees (1913-Pres)
Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) ► Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) ► Oakland Athletics (1968-Pres)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) ► Tampa Bay Rays (2008-Pres)
Washington Senators (1961-1971) ► Texas Rangers (1972-Pres)
Boston Beaneaters (1883-1906) ► Boston Doves (1907-1910) ► Boston Rustlers (1911) ► Boston Bees (1936-1940) ► Boston Braves (1912-1952) ► Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) ► Atlanta Braves (1966-Pres)
Cincinnati Redlegs (1954-1959) ► Cincinnati Reds (1890-Pres)
Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910) ► Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) ► Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1957) ► Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-Pres)
Florida Marlins (1993-2011) ► Miami Marlins (2012-Pres)
Seattle Pilots (1969) ► Milwaukee Brewers (1970-Pres)
New York Giants (1876-1957) ► San Francisco Giants (1958-Pres)
Montreal Expos (1969-2004) ► Washington Nationals (2005-Pres)

The break will happen live on the Crackin' Wax UStream Channel on the first Wednesday after the boxes arrive or the first Wednesday after all slots have been secured--whichever comes last. The break will be scheduled more firmly once either the shipment has been delivered or all slots have been sold.

Just look for your team(s) below, click and pay! That's it! Then keep your eye here for the live break or just sit back and wait for your cards!