Friday, November 8, 2013
And We Can't Stop (The Group Breaks), And We Won't Stop
This latest group break came from a group of team collectors I'm involved with. We used to have a collector for every team, but as time goes by it's been pretty tough to replace lost members with quality participants. The end result? We were only able to cover 15 slots in the break, meaning everybody got a second team.
The ever faithful random.org spit the Royals out my way. Not my preferred choice, but I'm glad I didn't try to swap them for another team.
The break consisted almost entirely of 2013 products - Update, Chrome, Gypsy Queen - with a box of 2012 Opening Day thrown in for kicks.
The Royals slot was actually the lesser of the two teams, so I'll be back with the Pirates half later today. Hint: there will be natural elements involved. It's safe to say I absolutely killed the break - sorry guys!
The Mayberry auto is a keeper. I think I sent a TTM request to him around 2004 or 2005 that was never heard from again, so I consider this some kind of karma. I know the Archives product has been pretty weak since it came back, but I do want to add some of the autos on the secondary market one of these days. The other auto out of the first box of Archives was Larry Bowa - a guy I have about a dozen TTM autos of. Dodged a bullet there.
So there ya have it. Some fun new cards for the Royals binder, and a couple of awesome new autos for the collection. Pretty nice start, so the Bucs slot will have a tough act to follow.